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Andy’s Fiver Friday #54 – The Video tutorials are back, Foley work and of course benztown does it again #inc500!

26th August 2016 - Fiver Friday, Tutorials

What a week! We have been named for the 4th time in a row to one of America’s fastest growing companies . I m so happy about this as only one out of ten companies on the inc 500 list achieve this. I am so…

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Benztown50 – Radio’s biggest Station Voices or how to pick the RIGHT VO!

16th May 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Uncategorized

Recently we launched the Benzown50, a list where we want to highlight the most successful Radio Voice Overs. A few days ago, I asked on Facebook : “Who is your favorite Voice Over Act?” – and for sure people had different favorites like me. What…

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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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The Sidechain Prince Pt.2 or how Oli “The Captain” becomes David Guetta!

31st October 2011 - General, Videos

He recently won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs voting. He’s on tour all over the world in the biggest clubs. Every track he works on, becomes a worldwide chart hit. He’s the most popular and successful DJ/Producer in Pop and Electronic Music at the…

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Jez B in the Mix! Enter Adobe Audition Beatmixing made in Australia

19th October 2011 - General, Videos

Guys like James Smith or Nic Kelly have proven it: Adobe Audition is a hot topic in Radio Imaging. In the last time, we heard a lot of great imaging  produced with Adobe Audition. There is some very hot beatmatching – and all this without…

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Useful Links: The best ProTools tutorial videos ever……

27th September 2011 - Useful Links, Videos

YOU want more videos! You get it! How can you improve your workflow in a few minutes? How can you learn from the industry leading imaging directors and production legends? Just watch the videos below and learn stunning new features, awesome production tricks, get inspired…

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The HOLY GRAIL of mixing desk routing – add Massive Stereo Width to your production

25th August 2011 - General, Videos

Today Oli is gonna show you how to create an unbelievable stereo width with almost no plugINs, means only by routing. The only gear you need is an EQ or other PlugIN, which is able to invert phases. [vimeo 28153260]

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Get rid of that latency! Andre’s Production Diary Part 28

6th August 2011 - General, Videos

Today’s imaging is working completely working without classic outboard gear. The Plugins are getting better and better, nothing’s impossible anymore. There are Plugins for almost everything in radio imaging or music production. And here starts the problem. The more, your Plugin can do, the more…

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Video tutorial… It is getting mean and dirty!

28th July 2011 - General, Videos

Many stations are on the look for the most polished sound possible. BUT, some Imaging pieces need to sound dirty, rough and edgy. I created a Lollapalooza Promo for our CHR library and used a plugIN from the Sound Toy Family, I never used before…

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AUX POWER or create incredible delays, reverbs and other PlugINs as AUX effects

6th June 2011 - General, Videos

In older posts you’ve seen several of my templates, so you know I really dig Aux tracks for Delay and Reverb use. There is nothing faster and easier to me manipulating Audio and create incredible delays and reverb effects. Most of the time I use…

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Two easy Features with essential power – Bus Routing and Automation – Andre’s Production Diary Part 19

4th June 2011 - General, Videos

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 19th week at the Benztown Studios, since I started as volunteer. When you start with Pro Tools, you’ll be massively overwhelmed by all the different functions and possibilities. There are so many techniques, shortcuts, plugIns and functions that…

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THE Sidechain Prince Pt1 or how to use a compressor as enormous time saver to create a cutting VO Sound!

3rd May 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

Typically you use a compressor right in the VO track or in a VO Sub or VO AUX to make your VO guy sound thick and powerful In an old post I showed you how my VO sub looks and compression, EQ-ing and limiting is…

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Stylus RMX Reloaded or getting started with MIDI – Andre’s Production Diary Part 13

22nd April 2011 - General, Videos

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 13th week as volunteer at the Benztown Studios at Stuttgart and today, I’ve got a nice trick for everyone starting with beat creation. Remember my post about Stylus RMX? An easy to use and effective tool for beat…

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Video:The Sweeping Society – Create an unbelievable FILTER FX on Music.

6th April 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

For all you electronic music lovers –  here comes one of the (what I call) back to the roots FX every DJ and House Producer was after in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. It is still a very popular Filter FX in music production…

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A MASSIVE PAIN KILLER or Import PlugIn Settings from other DAWs to ProTools – Ryan’s Video Tutorial

23rd March 2011 - General, Videos

I know many of our readers are experienced in working with Pro Tools, but some guys like Mike Santos (Our Multi-Imaging Rockstar) always preferred audition and just made the switch to Pro Tools and are really new to it. When you’re working for years with…

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Beatjuggling… in Pro Tools – Andre’s Production Diary Part 7

12th March 2011 - General, Videos

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hDsgKEXbI] What the hell is this guy doing and why is this posted on a radio imaging blog? This is beatjuggling and is one of the king disciplines of turntablism. It’s the manipulation of two or more samples, loops, songs, etc… to create a new…

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A first excursion into Video – Andre’s Production Diary Part 3

12th February 2011 - General, Videos

Hey Guys. Today, I’ve got something special for you. My first selfmade Video Tutorial. It’s nothing really big, but I’m still proud of sharing the things I’ve leaned here at Benztown with you. For all the Beginners out there. If you wish to hear and/or…

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The “Transfuser” Imaging Magic and the French Connection – Meet Matthieu Blaise

12th January 2011 - General, Videos

Mattieu is a great producer from France. We emailed back and forth and after I heard he is using the Transfuser a lot I asked him to do a video tutorial for you – and here it is! Thanks to you Mattieu for sharing! [vimeo…

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1st Video Tutorial – Setting Up an AUX Track by Ryan

28th October 2010 - Videos

He guys, it is finally there! Our first video turtorial is on. Thanks to Ryan, who is the imaging director for our Country Library and  the guy who does the imaging on KSCS in Dallas. More video tutorials to come. If you have specific questions…

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