Archive for July, 2011

Hi guys it’s Andre. It’s now my 27th week as volunteer at Bentztown Studios in Stuttgart. Do you know what really sucks being an Old School DJ still using vinyl? It’s not the exorbitant prices for vinyl, the heavy cases you have to move to every gig, buying new needles from time to time, it’s […]

Many stations are on the look for the most polished sound possible. BUT, some Imaging pieces need to sound dirty, rough and edgy. I created a Lollapalooza Promo for our CHR library and used a plugIN from the Sound Toy Family, I never used before and it made the VO unbelievable dirty and rough. Love […]

Mike Santos: Imaging Assasin , Blog Writer, Creative Director for Entercom Denver, Guest Author, Voice Over talent and one of my best friends in the Imaging business hung out in Oz for a few weeks. Like me, Mike is a big fan of ozzi radio and while he was there he was meeting the Imaging […]

Hi guys it’s Andre. It’s now my 26th week at the Benztown Studios. Those of you who ever place recorded audio in many takes,  need playlists. Playlists are a great way to store unlimited variations of the same raw audio file, without using tons of audio tracks. When it comes to chosing the right VO […]

Limiters, we all love them! We use them on the master, on voice overs, on solo tracks, on everything. WE WANT it to be LOUD! I always was a fan of the L series. The L1, L2, L3 i use and used them in every session I did in the last 10 years. They are […]

Since ever Benztown is working on Mac and is truly Mac Fans. Oli and I believe the performance with ProTools is much better and Mac is not just the more stylish and in general better looking product, it is much more efficent, the overall performance is incredible and for us it is also a massive […]

A few weeks ago I met the legendary Val Garay in Los Angeles and had an awesome dinner on the strip. What I didn’t know is that Val is not just famous for all the great records he produced in the 70s and 80s, he is also the engineer who used the Aural Exciter back […]

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 25th week at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart, since I started as a volunteer. You might create some really amazing imaging, but it still does sound bad on air? How could that happen? – The answer is really simple: Your stuff doesn’t fit the station. It might be […]

FREAKIN out!!!! YEAH, Oli and I do! We finally got all the new gear, we ordered. After 5 years on ProTools 7 and an old Mac in the main studio (ca. 70 square meters), we finally decided to update and go to version 9. Especially when creating music, we came close to our resources and badly […]

While I was in LA, I had the honor to meet Jake Kaplan in the CBS studios in Culver City, home of AMP, the legendary KROQ , and Jack FM. Jake is the head of Imaging for AMP and an incredible talented imaging guy with an exact vision for his station. Before he was creating […]