Archive for November, 2010

知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆 – chinese are you kiddin? Sun Tzu the ancient chinese military general and philopoher once said : It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and […]

As a result to Merts request on the Cutting Through Experience I reached out to my Adobe based Canadian friend Andy from Astral Radio to help out. I expected a short answer – see what he has been up to! He shares his tricks, shows a ton of screenshots, has his latest demos and even […]

J01 082bpm full A Master by Benztown Branding Blog J01-2 082bpm full Master by Benztown Branding Blog Like the incredible and smooth vocals sound? Me too! The fascinating about RDUBs jinglepackage in 2 sentences: 1) The music style the jingles are produced – 80s / 90s Soul or R’n’B 2) The singers are real stars […]

In my 5 minute work out excercise a few weeks ago, I promised you to show you how to do the best Pitch and Time Compression Effects in the world using Serato Pitch’n’Time. I even promised to do a second Part using ProTools 8 and elastic Audio and guess what : I was lying. My […]

There are a lot of Imaging Directors out there imaging more than 1 station at the same time. How do they keep formats seperated, how do they make each of the stations sound unique and give them their own identity? I asked my friend Mike Santos to explain how he does it in Denver imaging […]

“You must not fight the cycle, you must transform it into a different cycle altogether. It’s a lot of work, but less work than failing.” (Multi Million Bestseller Author Seth Godin) This been said, todays experiment is to look on your work routines make you fail, mess up your schedule and deliver bad inspiration. Write […]

He guys, I am really happy to present my first video turorial. It is about building a session from Scratch. Not really – I have a basic template pre-defined (for time saving issues) and I am gonna explain the routings, colour coding and why I love to work with AUX tracks. In Part 2 (coming […]

Voice Over treatment is crucial to most of our subscribers and each of them loves their voices to stand out and be set apart from the pack. Here is 3 great combos I use a lot. Please note I assume the VO is already compressed and limited. The Filterbank could be replaced with any EQ […]

This headline is more like a personal standpoint and not a “everybody has to commit to my opinion” headline. Many subscribers asked me what do you guys listen to for inspiration when you create Imaging, Jingles or Music for your services. I was like, cool, thats an easy question and now I needed two days […]

These days hit music is mastered as never before. Louder, richer, more powerful and with (almost) no dynamic. Sure this depends on the format you are working for and if your station plays Stairway to heaven in an endless loop – no need to read this post.