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Working with VO: Equalization!

14th September 2016 - Tutorials

When it comes to process VO, one of the most important effects is the equalizer. In this post I want to show you some basic tips which might help to get the sound you want.

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A shift in creative Vocal Processing? iZotope’s VocalSynth!

15th June 2016 - Review

iZotope’s VocalSynth was well discussed on different forums, especially on Facebook. The iZotope developers dropped a multi tasking vocoder which could be an answer to the right vocoder and the sound of now. I had a look at it for you.

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“Stereoizing” Mono Files – Widen your Sound!

10th September 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today it will be very basic. The creation of a simple “wanna be stereo effect” on VO tracks. Sometimes I use this method which helps to enhance the sound of mono files. I will show you how to use this technique and explain something about the theory behind it.

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Waves Butch Vig Vocals – Crunch your VO!

24th August 2015 - Review

Since it was released I had an eye on Butch Vig Vocals by Waves. I thought it might be a fast and effective helper to tweak your voice. Today I want to give you an overview and answer this question.

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What’s your favorite VOCODER PlugIN? Check Our Favorites!

29th January 2015 - Tutorials

The original idea behind a vocoder was to code speech for telecommunication transmission in  in the 1930s. Nowadays we use this kind of synthesis as an electronic instrument for audio production, which is an interesting way to pimp your VO. I know a lot of you use…

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The advanced audio dirt killer or meet RX3’s big brother

1st September 2014 - Uncategorized

Our last RX3 post reviewed the core features of iZotope’s Audio Repair Suite. Now, I want to give a short overview about the advantages of the RX3 Advanced version. This time I would love to show you its usage to improve bad IDs, listener samples or…

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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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Imaging Finland – Meet Heikki Wichmann RAP Awards 2nd Runner Up

10th April 2014 - General, Interviews

Finland, the land of polar bears, wodka, ice and snow :)…and excellent radio imaging. This year’s 24th “Radio and Production Awards” were announced at the end of march and as always a lot of talented people took the challenge and participated. I am very happy…

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Rock IMAGING feat. Kiwi, Burgers and Sauerkraut or meet Chris Davis

10th March 2014 - General

Turbulence is the most powerful Imaging library for Rock and Alternative and it is created by a killer combo of the 3 most rocking countries in the world… The United States of Rock’n’Roll, the Republic of Rammstein and The HOME of the KIWI… yes, Chris…

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How to image Capital and Capital Xtra – Meet Ashley Bard

3rd March 2014 - General, Interviews

Lately I discovered Ashley’s work on Daryl’s blog and I knew right away this guys needs to be interviewed. Especially his work for Capital Xtra  blew me away – I love how he uses Filters, Stutters and rhythmic in general to create a new world…

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AVALANCHE rocks or THE BRIT Invasion by James Stodd

26th February 2014 - General

Enough said about James. He is one of the most talented and experienced Imagers I know and I am proud to host a panel with him at Radiodays Europe in Dublin. In his career he worked for iconic stations like Capital in London and now oversees…

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Justin CASE doing it right – CLIQUE Library BEST OF….

18th February 2014 - General

Everybody loves to do CHR Imaging. Why? Big FX, big processing, crazy VO treatment, bad ass beats…. I love Justin’s approach in our CLIQUE library, as it is kind of fresh and very fast paced. The VO is Mikey Muscatello. Check also some of Justin’s…

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Gear Porn or what an awesome mic sounds like :)… The legendary U47 vs Laetitia Dana!

4th November 2013 - General

There have been various discussions on facebook about mics, preamps etc. and I always told my opinion loud and clear. There is nothing as important as good gear and to know what to do with it… Recently we had the luck to use a Neumann/Telefunken…

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Meet David Tyler or the Man behind “Radio IMAGING and PRODUCTION” on facebook!

26th September 2013 - General, Interviews

Nothings better then getting connected and David Tyler made it happen for all of us: nearly 1.300 imaging directors, producers and VO talents joined the “radio imaging and production” facebook group since he started it a few months ago. He created an additional place where…

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Imaging from around world – Matt Innes’ VO layering and panning tricks will get you!

17th September 2013 - General

Remember Matt Innes? The Globe Trotter of Imaging. He is back in Oz since a few weeks and signed up at Nova. Check his recent work and how he uses  VO layering and panning, mostly done with speaker phone, his favourite plug-in at the moment… “I’m…

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The right dose of effects to make your VO stand out

16th December 2012 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Playing around with voices is one of the coolest things you can do in radio imaging and we’re always experimenting with various plugin chains and settings to create some unique and hot effects on our VO. Especially when it comes to…

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VO SUPERSTAR Joe Cipriano answers YOUR questions!

12th September 2012 - General

Our buddies @ benztownvoiceover.wordpress.com did it again! They managed to get the legendary Joe Cipriano for an interview and YOU are going to be part of it! Ask Joe Cipriano, one of the most successful Voice Over Artists of all times, about his secrets, his tricks and…

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Cali, Construction, Conclave and Voice Overs

16th July 2012 - General

Back in Cali since friday, just for a few days, but at least I am back. The weather is awesome, like always and the new studio for Shane is coming together really nice. The Benztown crew will be at Conclave in Minneapolis from Tuesday till…

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Voiceover & Imaging from coast to coast – Meet Mikey Muscatello

13th July 2012 - General, Interviews

A lot of you guys might already know him – or better – his voice. He’s the voice of Clique. Besides of that he’s head of production at WAAF in Boston and multi-format VO and Imaging artist. He’s always developing new ideas to make his imaging…

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Is the grass greener in stereo or why is your regular VO track stereo?

4th June 2012 - General

This is a ANDY personal : In the last months I recieved more and more session screen shots and session templates from readers and friends with stereo VO tracks as basic VO tracks to go from. I always did my basic VO tracks as mono…

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