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Andy’s Fiver Friday Episode 64 – Quick and dirty VO treatment, Ma.tt and this is G-Funk baby

4th November 2016 - Fiver Friday

So, here we go for the weekend. It is close and we are ready to roll!!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #61 – LA, Burgers and Burgers!

15th October 2016 - Fiver Friday

Hey guys, first week in LA is almost over…was crazy, met so many friends again, hung out, ate burgers, ate some more burgers and of course ate burgers. I still love that city, the bible and of course the burgers!

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Waves MixCentric – A all in ONE KNOB tool for balancing your mix?

27th April 2016 - Review

I already had a look on Voice Centric, which Waves produced in collaboration with Greg Wells. I liked the concept and the sound behind this little plugin. MixCentric continues this series, so let’s see whether it can keep up with the sound.

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Sonalksis: Creativity Simplified? Creative Filtering!

16th December 2015 - Review

I have the feeling British plugin factory Sonalksis is a company acting more in the background, developing constantly plugins in Liverpool. They’re based there since 2002, supplying the market with characteristic plugins. As a part of their catalogue, I came across the Creative Bundle – it consists…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday – Episode 19

4th December 2015 - General

Fiver Friday time!

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Waves VoiceCentric: The little bit of extra for your VO?

19th November 2015 - Review

When you watch the product video of Greg Well’s VoiceCentric plugin, you will hear the sentence “I just can open it and within 5 seconds, I get the sound I’m looking for.” Sounds interesting, so let’s see whether this is right!

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Waves emo D5 – Dynamic Combination

23rd September 2015 - Review

Compression is an important processing step in Radio Imaging. I got different compressors in use, but I always keep my eyes open for new stuff. It seems that Waves is on a release marathon and part of that is a dynamic and compression plugin. The plugin…

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Reverbmania! Find your Favourite Reverb – NOW!

15th September 2015 - Review

The best reverb ever? You ask that questions and get so many different answers. There is iconic outboard gear as the Lexicon, emulations of  legendary boxes like the EMT and plugINs with a ton of different algorithms and convolution types. Depending on the result the…

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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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Sound through Details, or not: Waves H-Reverb

23rd July 2015 - Review

I’m sure you know the Hybrid Series from Waves and maybe you’ve heard of its latest addition: H-Reverb! I’m a big fan of H-Delay, so I was thrilled when I heard that Waves added this new reverb to their catalogue. Today I want to give…

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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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Freddy Cruz – Houston’s No1 Hit Music Imager

30th March 2015 - Interviews

I met Freddy last month, while checking the entrys for Iron Imager 2015. Especially for me it is super interesting, because I use KRBE as flagship for our CHR library. I liked his stuff and reached out. Learn about Enigma’s possibilities and why Houston is…

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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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Black Friday Deals! Benztown’s Discount Check 2014

28th November 2014 - General

It’s Black Friday and some of the audio companies offer a special discount on their stuff. Time to think about buying your favorite plugin! Here is a selection of the companies. Click on the names to get to the websites:

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Who listens to SUBLIME? Meet earblowing Eric Romanowski!

12th August 2014 - Interviews

Eric is the latest addition to our Imaging Roster. Justin send me his audio for consideration and I loved the mixture of great writing and nice production techniques. I think you all can learn a lot from Buffalo’s finest Eric, who also was so kind to share…

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Imaging Spain – MEET Kike Vilaplana Jimenez!

30th July 2014 - Interviews

I met Kike through my old friend Raul a lot of you guys might remember him. Kike is based in Madrid (but is  a big fan of Barca) and images a Rock station called Rock FM. Check Kike’s Audio example, production tricks, screen caps and learn…

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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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Black Friday Deals! Benztown’s CHECK on the hottest discounts…

29th November 2013 - General

Hey guys, here’s a selection of plug-in and audio manufactors, where you can get nice Black Friday Deals. If we forgot some sites, let the world know in the comments…

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YOU VOTE – WE TEST !!! Gear Porn, what is next?

21st November 2013 - General

Here at Benztown we always check the web and magazines for new plug-ins and amazing gear which maybe help to take our imaging and music production to the next level… or we check out classics like the U47 and hit you up with a mic…

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