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 »
Tags: audio repair, benztown, decrackler, DeNoiser, dereverb, izotope, iZotope RX3, iZotope RX3 advanced, listener, plugIN, PlugINs, production, RX3 advanced, Samples, VO, voice over
How a radio guy became the Sound Designer for Disney & Co or learn from a NOIZE Veteran: Enter Rick Allen!Posted: 27th August 2014 by benztownbranding in General, Interviews
Tags: Assault, Hot97, imaging, pro tools tips, pro tools tricks, radio imaging tricks, radio production tipps, Rick Allen, Sound Design
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..
New Zealand, 3 Kids, Work from HOME… A lesson in Self Organization and Imaging Awesomeness: Enter Chris DavisPosted: 22nd August 2014 by benztownbranding in General, Interviews
Tags: 2day FM, benztown, benztown branding, Breakfeast, hotac, JMSM, morning show, new zealand, Radio, radio imaging, rock
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 »
Tags: benztown, benztown branding, chris davis, jaron ransley, radio imaging, robin williams, tribute
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 »
Tags: audition tricks, benztown brigade, benztown imaging, radio imaging, radio imaging tipps, radiom imaging tricks, Waves
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 screen caps, tricks and somre really powerful audio. Go Bills! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: benztown, benztown branding, FX, melted sounds, plugIN, PlugINs, production, Sound Design, Sound Effects, sound fx, whoosh
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 »
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!