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 how to rock Spain! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: benztown, benztown branding, fabfilter, imaging, madrid, plugIN, PlugINs, pro tools, pro tools tips, pro tools tricks, protools, radio imaging, radio imaging tipps, radio imaging tricks, radio production, RockFM, spain, Waves
Tags: bass, benztown, benztown branding, CHR Imaging, dubstep, edm, Filter, imaging, plugIN, PlugINs, pro tools, pro tools tips, pro tools tricks, production tricks, protools, radio imaging, radio imaging tricks, Sugar Bytes, wobble, WOW2
The WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is one oft he most powerful filter plugins I ever worked with! I saw this PlugIn on a lot of EDM music production sites and thought, maybe this could be a useful tool for radio imaging too – and baaam! IT REALLY IS. Check out how you can treat drums, synths and FX with that small, red bundle of energy! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: benztown, benztown branding, CBS, classic hits, Classic Hits Imaging, country, Country Imaging, izotope, plugIN, PlugINs, pro tools, pro tools tricks, production tricks, radio imaging, radio imaging tricks, Terry Phillips, UAD, WOMC, WYCD
Last week I met Terry on twitter, we started chatting, he sent me some pieces of his work and now I am gonna interview him here… Terry works for CBS and handles imaging for 99.5WYCD / 104.3 WOMC. If you work in the Country or Classic Hits Format you have to read this, if not: you have to read it, too as Terry gives us some great insight how he handles Country and Classic Hits imaging in Detroit, shares awesome PlugIn Presets, Screen Caps, Studio Pics and much more….
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Tags: benztown, imaging, jingles, Olli, production, question, Radio, radio imaging, radio imaging tricks, radio jingles, Radio Station, soundquadrat, stations
You know at Benztown we do a lot of Jingles and Oli and I come from the jingle creation and music side of things, so my question today is hard for me to answer in an objective way as I want to scream JINGLES – YES, you need it…
I love them, but….I am sure not all of you have the same opinion, so what do you think:
- Which stations do need JINGLES?
- Which stations don’t and why?
Cant wait to read your comments!
Tags: audio, automation, PlugINs, pro, production, protools, shortcuts, tricks
Today JAN will share one of his hottest Pro Tools shortcut tricks for faster Automation with you:
Automation `Till You Die – Or The Easiest Way To Write Fast Automations
Pro Tools got a lot of shortcuts. You can set a shortcut for everything you want to
and there are a lot of standards pro tools delivered.
There are two cool short cuts to automate your plug ins:
- First open the plug in and then hold ctrl + cmd + alt and click on the parameter you want to write a automation.
- Then a little drop down menu is dropping. Select Enable Automation for “…“
- Now you can write a automation for this parameter.
- If you now hold ctrl + cmd and click again on the parameter pro tools will opening the automation curve.
With this two cool shortcuts it is very easy and very fast to write some automations.
Tags: adobe audition, benztown, benztown branding, canada, canadian imaging, canadian radio, Gary McClenaghan, radio imaging, radio imaging tricks
Today I am proud to introduce you to our latest addition to the the benztown Imaging Roster – Gary McClenaghan. Gary is from cold Canada and works for Bell Media in Edmonton overseeing 3 stations. His demo blew me away, big rock sound, creative and… but judge yourself.
Check my interview with Gary below, learn his tricks and check more audio and screen shots.
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Tags: airport, benztown, benztown branding, DeClipper, DeNoiser, izotope, iZotope RX3, microphone, plane, plugIN, PlugINs, production tricks, radio imaging tricks, recording, RX3, SFX, Sound Effects, Spectral Repair
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 iZotope to improve our recordings. Check out this amazing noise reduction and restoration tool and how it takes your SFX to another level… Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: benztown, jingles, radio imaging, radio imaging tipps
This is a very personal post and a manifesto for Jingles as I hear more and more often we dont need Jingles, Jingles are old school, jingles are….
I see it totally different! I worked with so many stations in different countries and I can say great Jingles help big times to brand your station and in some markets they are key and a crucial part of the massive success.
Going away from RADIO, think Coke without CANT BEAT THE FEELING, Mentos without Fresh Goes Better and…
As I am sure you just dont want my opinion…plsease do em a favor: Remember 3 songs / tracks / melodies / pieces of music from the times you were young…..NOW!
If not at least 1 is a brand melody / jingle – I LOOSE!!!! Period!
Have a nice weekend!
Tags: benztown, benztown branding, clariphonic, dave pensado, imaging, kush audio, plugIN, production, production tricks, radio imaging, review
We discovered this plugIN on Dave Pensado’s blog a while ago, and Kush Audio was so nice to send us a PlugIN version to play around with. We used it mainly on Synths to showcase how bright, open, tight and present the sound gets with it. For all the Radio Imaging guys out there, my recommendation is put it on your final mix or test it on your VO….
Listen to the differences with these synth lines:
Learn more about the PlugIN specs and how it works here….
Tags: ac, Australian Radio, BBC1, benztown, benztown branding, Chris Hartgers, hot ac, imaging days, imaging library, imaging tipps, imaging tricks, interview, jack FM, James Stodd, Kiss FM, Library, Radio, Radio 538, radio imaging, simon mumford, Simon Palframan
I bet some of you have already seen the announcement of this event in Amsterdam on the 8th and 9th of September. The lineup sounds promising and Anthony Timmers and his crew host some great speakers including Benztown imaging brigade member and format director for Avalanche James Stodd, my old friend Sion Mumford and not to forget one of the best guys in the business – former BBC1 head of Station Sound Dan Mumford. A few days ago I spoke to Anthony about the event. Read the full interview below… Read the rest of this entry »