The Benztown Tutorial Series continues! This week Alex shows some magic tricks again: Using a vocoder like Vocal Synth, to match IDs to music and add tonal accents!

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This week was huge! We released Fame FX Vol.3 today and are pretty proud to do the hattrick!

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Radio Days Africa recently took place from July 05 – 07 in South Africa ! Jan, overseeing our Classic Hits, Urban, Urban AC libraries, and Nadine went to Johannesburg for the conference. I feel like South Africa is an interesting place, beside Safari’s especially imaging wise, so I asked Jan for some impressions.  How’s the food, how’s the imaging and how do people live there? Enter Jan!

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The 100 is close, isn’t that crazy.  I am so excited to reach that mark and for sure will have a surprise for you in the next weeks. This week Oli and I attended the Lokalrundfunktage in Nürnberg, which is a local radio conference in Germany, mainly focused on Bavaria. Great speakers, sausages and of course so awesome to see old friends and partners.  On the other side of the world Jan and Nadine are visiting Radiodays South Africa, where Jan is holding a masterclass about Imaging.

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Reverbs are a great tool to create transitions or “false endings”. It’s also a common used mix tool in music production. But used on VO tracks I recommend to add it in moderation, as this helps to sit your VO better in the mix and ensures audibility.

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Let’s get directly into this week’s five!

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You need a ramploop, but there’s no instrumental part at the beginning of the track? In this super short post, Alex shows you a great trick how to remix and create the intro of a branding with a full vocal part.

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What a week. Finally, Summer in the city!

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In the last Fiver Friday I gave a heads up to some techniques for using Shaperbox. These can be used to manipulate instrumentals or musicbeds to increase audibility. These 1min videos are easy and fast to understand. I tested three of them for radio imaging benefits.

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Another Summer Imaging week insanity. So much awesome new discoveries.

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