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The Alien has landed and what does this mean for you!!!

16th June 2015 - General

  Today I am more than proud to announce benztown teamed up with one of my all time favorites Jeff Schmidt. (btw..You got a benztown like german name, bro:)) What does this mean for you as a blog reader: More info, more tricks, maybe some…

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The Coconut Effect or Behind the Scenes of your favorite TV Series

9th June 2015 - Useful Links

Hi, it’s Max. One of my jobs during my three year apprenticeship at the benztown studios, is to record and edit the SFX for our Imaging libraries. Doing this for some years now, I realized that performance is one of the most important factors for…

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Secret Weapons to create Killer FX or get Fame FX for free – NOW!

20th May 2015 - Fame FX

I always get emails from people asking how to create FX for Radio Imaging or Sound Design and what do we use beside the all know Rise & Hit, Damage, Whoosh, theRiser, SFX Recordings and and and… Here are some tools I never told you about…

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An Ultimate Tool or Rise & Hit them with Epic Imaging!

5th March 2015 - Review

We recently upgraded to Komplete Ultimate 10. With it’s 440GB of content, it’s worth checking out what comes with this bundle. While doing this, I stumbled on a tool again, which really looked interesting to me: Rise&Hit I heard about its release back in 2014…

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AIR “The Riser” Review

30th October 2014 - General

Most of the Pro Tools Users have already used plugins by AIR Music Technology. The brand is known for plugins like AIR Chorus, Lo-Fi, Multi-Delay, which all ship with ProTools since version 9. Now they released a brand new instrument to add suspense, hype, drama…

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Beef up your production and break the boarders with ASSAULT

11th September 2014 - General

In one of our last posts I introduced Rick Allen who was involved in the development of Sample Logic’s Assault. I took the opportunity to have a look on this destructive Kontakt5 instrument and asked Rick a few questions about his work on this PlugIn.

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How a radio guy became the Sound Designer for Disney & Co or learn from a NOIZE Veteran: Enter Rick Allen!

27th August 2014 - General, Interviews

I met Rick on facebook, crazy story, ha? I was super imrpessed by the quality of the sfx he recorded and shared via soundcloud and needed to learn more about him and how he developed his skill set. Ricks career is impressive, back in the days…

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YOUR LAST WHOOSH or check a killer sounddesign tool made in Germany!

5th August 2014 - General

How often did you search for the right whoosh? I think I’m doing this every day… Until now, it was hard to create your own whooshes in a fast and efficient way without several layers and complex processing. With Whoosh from meltedsounds, a branch of…

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SFX Experiences Pt.2 or Unromantic Guys vs. Valentine’s Day Sounds!

14th February 2014 - General

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhM3T_6eWS4&w=853&h=480] Happy Valentine’s Day to all our lovely blog readers!!! WE LOVE YOU! We know not many of us can be as romantic as Gary, who found his great love today as you can see above. But our SFX-Diggers Konrad and Max gave their…

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SFX Experiences Pt.1 or how you can create your own sound effects from scratch!!!

5th February 2014 - General

We have a new trainee here at benztown, he’s called Max and one of the many great things about him is that he loves recording sounds! He studied at the SAE institute in Stuttgart and worked as a boom operator and location sound mixer for several…

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Imaging, Sound Design, Composing….the UK – Meet Dan Mumford, former BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Head of Sound Design

8th January 2014 - General, Interviews

I finally found the time to interview my friend Dan Mumford. He’s an extraordinary talented composer, imaging director and sound designer, who will share his incredible knowledge with you. For 10 years Dan has been working for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. He started as a…

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Learn how to build your own Killer FX from UK’s finest Dan Mumford or the Xmas Contest loaded with a FANTASTIC NEW PRIZE…

13th December 2013 - General

It’s that time of year where we hook you up with a new KILLER prize for our Presets4Presents Xmas Contest.

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Hybrid FX – Do you guys even use it?

11th August 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. The last days, we’ve been experimenting with Hybrid FX – Sound Effect combos including short FX and also spheres like Drones and Pads. Our goal was to create FX combos, which can be used on their own to create a full…

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Dramatic scores and epic sound design – Inside Komplete 9 Ultimate Part 1: DAMAGE

28th June 2013 - General

Finally we added it to our studio! Native Instruments’ all-in-one solution for producers – KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE! This package with 65 instruments and effects will give you all you need to get started in production and sound design or to extend your repertoire to the…

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Overdo it… on purpose! – Breaking the rules and limits for Sound Design

25th March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for…

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Modulation Drone for FREE – Grab my Massive Preset, now!

3rd March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. As might discovered in the last months, I’m pretty often using and sharing presets and tricks for Native Instrument’s Massive. I have to admit, that I really like this bad boy synth, because of its endless ways to customize it. I…

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Sound Designers, here’s your new toy! Hands on NI Skanner

25th November 2012 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. While I was sampling some of my software instruments on the lookout for new sounds for possible FX and Drones, I stumbled over this little fun tool, I almost forgot about – Native Instruments’ Skanner. Skanner was released for free a…

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Sweeten your time before Christmas with FREE FX each day – The Fame FX Advent Calendar!

21st November 2012 - Fame FX, General

The Holidays are near and it is time for some super-cool free stuff, like our Fame FX ADVENT CALENDAR stuffed with INCREDIBLE BRAND NEW FAME FX WORKPARTS. Get it right now and sweeten your time with one cutting edge FX, Drone or Loop each day, from December 1st till…

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How to create the BEST Imaging FX in the world or meet Jeff Schmidt

8th February 2012 - General, Interviews

Most of you guys heard his name already: Jeff Schmidt – he is the guy behind all the Alien Imaging stuff. His libraries like Fuse Reloader or Warp are legendary and sold all over the place. As a FX creator on my own, who loves…

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Mike Santos got Fame or YOU KNOW THE SONG…

9th June 2011 - Fame FX, General

In our webinar yesterday, Mike played some brand new pieces he did for his HotAC station in Denver, Alice 105.9. After I received a ton of emails, I asked Mike to send the stuff over and here it is: Great Beatmix beginning. Loops and Sound…

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