Chris Davis

I already showed you some impressive work from one of my favorite Imaging guys ever, Chris Davis… What can i say about this guy beside he is unbelievable talented, does 2 libraries for us (HotAC, Turbulence), 2day Breaky Production and much more custom stuff for clients around the world… Beside all that he has 3 (!!!) Kids and works from home. As a father of 2 I can’t tell you how impressed I am.
Chris was so nice to share some of his latest work and as always I am blown away! Great inspiration for you breaky producers… Learn how to organize your day, create awesome Imaging and be a cool dude – Enter Chris… Read the rest of this entry »

As most of you I grew up with Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time. There was so much about him on social media the last days, so I think the Promo we created and also the great pieces we received from Chris Davis and Jaron Ransley say more than I can write here. Mr. Williams, you will never been forgotten… Read the rest of this entry »

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Eric is the latest addition to our Imaging RosterJustin 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 screen caps, tricks and somre really powerful audio. Go Bills! Read the rest of this entry »

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How often did you search for the right whoosh? I think I’m doing this every day… Until now, it was hard to create your own whooshes in a fast and efficient way without several layers and complex processing. With Whoosh from meltedsounds, a branch of the german sound designers Tonsturm, a tool was released which could end up this problem. Whoosh has just been updated to v1.1 and it gives you even more control over your created sound. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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!

ps. Check Oli’s pics on FB from our last recording sessions in Moscow. Europa Plus “Brigada U 2014″ to come….

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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 “…“

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  • 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.


Thanks to Jan Brückner for sharing!
If you also have a audio hack or Pro-Tipp to show off on our Imaging Blog. Send us a mail: blog@benztown.com

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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