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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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JB’s “Hot Crunch” or How To Pimp Your IDs

10th October 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today I will show you a short trick by benztown’s Classic Hits and UrbanAC imaging director, Jan Brückner. This hot Pro Tools tip adds a nice effect to vocals. The processing works in a fast, but efficient way and crunches up your IDs or Voice…

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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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3 PlugINs that always work for awesome layering effects on VO or how to make your VO pop out!

23rd March 2014 - General

I love to layer voices, when doing Imaging to create surprises, cool effects on the Voice Over or just to work out a specific part of an Imaging piece a bit more. The plugIns i use the most for layering are : 1. SansAMP (i…

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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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Mike Santos IMAGING ASSASIN – A Snapshot of 2012

20th September 2012 - General

Most of you guys still know my buddy Mike Santos, Imaging Assasin at AMP in LA, Benztown’s HotAC Imaging Director and VO Artist for Benztown and various stations nationwide. Mike sent me a little snapshot of 2012, including all the great stuff he has done so far!!!!!!…

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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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Am I need to become a DOG TRAINER to create stunning CHR Imaging? From AC to CHR!

1st June 2011 - General

No, you dont, but maybe you should. My friend Andy McBeth made his hobby a second profession. He is a certified dog trainer, nature lover and my canadian connection from Edmonton! I love Andy’s Imaging Philosophy you can discover below and his spirit! Check his…

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1st ever Benztown Webinar on Friday – PREVIEW Audio!

30th May 2011 - General

Hi all, first I wanna thank you for your massive interest in this. I am really excited in start doing this –  maybe even on a regular basis wit a special guest each time. For Friday: All places are taken, so sorry, but we had…

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The Imaging Guy got naked, an unbelievable inspiring VO/Imaging Demo or meet Cousin Deke!

27th May 2011 - General, Interviews

A few days ago we received an email from Kyle. He wanted Cousin :)…HE gets Cousin! Hey, I would like to see just some tutorials on maybe how your Rock/Alt imaging directors set up their sessions and some of the main plug ins they are…

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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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