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As you and every other Imaging Director on the planet I have always been a fan of fancy studio swag and the guys from EditorsKeys deliver on point. This keyboard will make your studio look awesome – I am in!

Click here to get to the “Backlit Shortcut” Kickstarter page.


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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 Over. Thats why he calls it „The Hot Crunch“!

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Equalization is one of the most used processing steps. This is the reason why an EQ should work fast, efficient and precisely regarding to your settings. FabFilter Pro-Q is the answer for me in daily work flow. The boys at FabFilter just released version 2 of their successful EQ PlugIN Pro-Q with tons of new features. I have been a big fan before and I am even more with version 2.

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Soon your city will be ruled by candy grabbing zombies, witches and gremlins – Halloween is coming! Here at benztown our Halloween production already runs at full speed since a few weeks.
Check out this year’s Halloween coverage, get some sfx recording experiences and learn how to increase panic by using some psychoacustic tricks.

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Ever since I showed you our RX3 Advanced post, I have discovered more and more features of iZotope’s latest plug-ins to boost my Imaging. With BreakTweaker, iZotope brought us a cool drum machine/FX/Glitch/Freakout-Tool which is very powerful for EDM and Urban production. While playing around with the BreakTweaker sound library I thought: Why not use it for brandings, sweepers and promos?

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Adam Hood is the latest addition to the benztown team and he truly is one of the UK’s finest Imaging producers, who has worked on legendary brands like Heart, XFM and many more over the last years. As well he is an awesome bloke + looks like a Rock’n’Roll Star (Side Note Andy: this is at least my opinion:O)

When Adam told me about his charity ride from London to Paris I asked him to write a guest post about it, as I think it is a great way to inspire people to do something remarkable and create an impact in our world.  If you want to support the Temwa charity click here.

Learn hot to manage cycling 100 miles a day and deliver awesome Imaging – Enter Adam:

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In one of our last posts I introduced Rick Allen who was involved in the development of Sample Logic’s Assault. I took the opportunity to have a look on this destructive Kontakt5 instrument and asked Rick a few questions about his work on this PlugIn.

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Imaging Days 2014 Teaser

Only a few days left for one of our nicest project this year #amsterdamed… I am so happy to see so many of my imaging friends in Amsterdam during the Imaging Days 2014:
Ryan Drean, David Konsky, Brendan Tacey, Mike Santos, Justin Case, Adam Hood, Dan Mumford, James Stodd, Sergey Zelentsov, Thomas Wollert, Dave Bethell and many many more!

For SURE I would love to SEE and MEET YOU!

Come and see the benz crew and I promise you the craziest and most fun booth of the convention… if you dont agree on that promise I will buy you a beer! We are HERE

OUR NEW exclusive UK Partner Beds and Beats will be there as well!


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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 other audio that might need help. Read the rest of this entry »

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I met Rick on facebook, crazy story, ha? I was super imrpessed by the quality of the sfx he recorded and shared via soundcloud and needed to learn more about him and how he developed his skill set. Ricks career is impressive, back in the days he was the Imaging Director for the legendary Hot97 in NYC and created Noize for over 750 radio stations by running an imaging service called Continous Climax, which was big in the 90s. he also, and this is the most fascinating to me, used to create stuff for our imaging libraries Goldmine, Ambush and Horsepower. So this guy imaged the biggest radio stations and the libraries we are maintaning today before a lot of us knew how to write DAW – crazy. And the story goes: Rick is also the creator of a Kontakt instrument I am a big fan of: ASSAULT. Learn about Rick’s journey creating NOIZE for almost 40 years, get free fx and check out ASSAULT (side note Andy: more detailled post to come.)..Enter Rick..

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