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Radio One in Lebanon is using our CHR Library Clique, which is a full blown, super energized CHR imaging pack. Dan Harper reached out and send us some of the Imaging he came up with.
We were hyped up, by the energy and overall sound and reached out to Dan to check on his background, his story and what radio is up to in the Middle East. Enter Dan

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In Episode 6, the bonus round of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Tim Zunckel, Rob Cressman and Gillette give us their 5 tips and ideas how to improve as radio imagers – from today on! This is the last Episode from Matt’s video series for now and we want to thank him for putting so much effort and energy into this great project!

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Today I am more than proud to announce benztown teamed up with one of my all time favorites Jeff Schmidt. (btw..You got a benztown like german name, bro:))Alien_Benztown

What does this mean for you as a blog reader:

More info, more tricks, maybe some nice little video tutorials by Jeff himself and this very soon!

For your station:

a)If you are a benztown library client already you will have access to Jeff’s amazing back catalogue on benztownbranding.com. All the great stuff from Fuse Reloader to Warp….

b)The brand new quarterly updated Killer Service AI available for solid hard cash and also for the first time Alien Imaging FX craziness for barter!

 

The Alien has landed!!!

— Andy

 

 

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Why do Imaging people do not become Program Directors? Are creative people in general not suited for such a job? And are they more a kind of background players?
In Episode 5 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Tim Zunckel, Rob Cressman and Gillette answer these questions from their point of view.

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Hi, it’s Max. One of my jobs during my three year apprenticeship at the benztown studios, is to record and edit the SFX for our Imaging libraries.
Doing this for some years now, I realized that performance is one of the most important factors for creating nice and authentic sound effects. And when it comes to performance, a type of film post production guys are masters in this craft: Foley Artists. Foley is often underestimated and kept behind the scenes, but a small crew of filmmakers now want to change this fact. Lalo Molina and his fellows are shooting a documentary about the people whose job it is to bring films sonically to life.

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Creatives in Bars with CoffeeEpisode 4 of the series ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ is here! Authentic content, local connection, reading beside the lines and spontaneity are examples that can add more value to station voices. Watch and listen this Episode to learn more about choosing the right voice and how a voice over talent’s output can be improved.

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In Part 3 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ our experts talk about the importance of a Creative Director in radio companies. Check out how a Creative Director can improve content and how you can implement the idea of this position.

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Writing? What? I love this fx….copy? hmm…this bed has a Killer bass drum…Storytelling….Actualities….Fun….Arghh..don’t….I just want to play around with my new toys in the studio. If your answers are those in bold! YOU have to read this. Stretch, Mike, whatever..god damn copy….is one of the best copy writers in our industry, he worked with legends like Scott Shannon and is ridiculously funny and still on top when the message should be delivered.

To me copy writing is a skill set, which is often overlooked and more important than ever. WHY ? This would be an extra post, but in SHORT: WE ARE LIVING IN A CONTENT OVERFLOW TIME, WHICH GETS MORE AN INSANE EVERY DAY, WE GET WHAT WE WANT, WHEN WE WANT + EVERYBODY TRIES TO SELL US SH** WHEREVER WE ARE!

So connecting with your audience is KEY and this is where you need to create great copy for. Be funny, entertaining, write great COPY AND CONNECT!!!! Learn how to avoid the writers block and much more. Enter MIKE! Read the rest of this entry »

Creatives in Bars with Coffee

Here is episode No 2 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ from Matt Damrow! If you haven’t seen Part 1, click here. In Part 2 Mike McVay, Gillette, Tim Zunckel and Rob Cressman tell their opinion about the developing skill set of imaging directors in the close future. And in my opinion: These guys know what they’re talking about!

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I always get emails from people asking how to create FX for Radio Imaging or Sound Design and what do we use beside the all know Rise & Hit, Damage, Whoosh, theRiser, SFX Recordings and and and…

Here are some tools I never told you about before. Try and play around with this 4 secret weapons!

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