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SFX Experiences Pt. 5 – How to be a Sound-Designer and Field-Recordist: Meet Saro Sahihi!

4th May 2016 - Interviews

As you know, we are recording the SFX for the benztown libraries ourselves. But we are not the only ones who are recording in Stuttgart! Saro Sahihi is a full time sound designer and field recordist, who’s based in Ludwigsburg, close to Stuttgart. He’s the founder of SoundBits and…

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SFX Experiences Pt. 4 or why men like cars?

17th August 2015 - General

Last week Max and our trainee Boris went out to face a task only real men can handle: Recording engines, machines and dirt. If you want to get some tipps for recording a car and how not to lose your mic in the engine bay, read this…

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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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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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From STR to RX3 or this plug-in needs to be in your SFX recording luggage

16th June 2014 - General

Two weeks ago, we went out to record some SFX at the airport Stuttgart – thanks to the Stuttgart airport team for making that possible! It was not that easy to capture clean and constant sound on location, so we used the award-winning RX3 by…

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Jan goes WILD :) – the pitch delay!

12th May 2014 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

  You might have already read about Jan Brückner before on this blog, since our radio imaging talent always delivers great work. Today we want to share a new trick that he has for all of you out there – he calls it the “pitch…

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SFX Experiences Pt. 3 or the only day you HAVE TO DRINK at work!!!

17th March 2014 - General

Today it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we all know that the only mission is to eliminate as much beer as possible! And as you know that we are always in search of authentic sound effects Jan, Max and Konrad had the VERY UNPLEASANT job to record…

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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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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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Survey: Hollywood meets Radio or What SFX do you need most?

7th June 2012 - General

Our little helpers, when it comes to atmosphere, when words or music aren’t enough. No matter if you’re creating a sports promo, if you’re telling a story or if you want to show your listener, what he’s about to win within the next hour. Add…

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SFX Recording Session Part 2 – Andre’s Production Diary Part 48

7th January 2012 - General

Hi guys, it’s André. It’s been now a year ago when I started as volunteer at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart and I’m still learning everything about radio imaging and production and sharing it with you guys. A while ago, I recorded some sound effects….

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