Archive for November, 2011

At Benztown we love to work with short cuts. They make you fast as hell and we could never imagine working without them. Last time, Andre focused on Keyboard Command Focus Mode and now it’s time to count down our own personal favorites. A lot of them are basics, but you might find some stuff […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 44th week at the Benztown Studios and I’m still learning everything about radio imaging and production. In today’s world, it’s almost impossible to find someone without a smartphone, especially in the media business. The iphone and its bigger brother the iPad both working on taking over the world. […]

A gated reverb is a technique to create thick snares, without cluttering your sound negatively with a long reverb tail. This sound was made very popular in the 80’s. I guess, we all remember this classic track from Phil Collins, a perfect example for gated reverb in music production. Over the years, this sound has […]

Today, I want to share some Screen Caps of my favourite Delays and for what purpose and how I use it! In general, I am a delay freak, I use it all the time and in almost any session: No matter, if I create a powerful jingle, musibed, promo, sweeper or else. The most important […]

I love outboard gear. It is like an addiction, every time, I turn on our MANLEY VOXBOX and the yellow light in the meter sections comes up. This is true old school, the sound is analog and warm especially with recoding vocals. This is not comparable to any plugIn, in my opinion ! I don’t […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 43rd week at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart and I’m still learning everything about radio imaging and production. Headphones are an essential tool of every production studio. They help you for fine editing tasks, which can be overheard on speakers. I personally prefer using headphones when it comes […]

Our reader Kyle wrote us an email with the following question: “Hello Benztown Boys and Girls, Was wondering if you could ask on your blog for the Adobe Audition Users (Version 1.5 to 3.0), what the best compression and EQ settings are in Adobe’s own effects panel. Thanks, Kyle” Now it’s up you, Adobe Audition […]

In our studios in Stuttgart we’re not only creating imaging for our international clients, we’re also creating jingles, music, acoustic IDs and and and.. often we need various singers for those sessions. Of course, you cannot just slam down your instrumental mix and let the artist sing over it. There are still elements in your […]

I often promised you guys to get this guy on the blog one day and today is one of my luckiest blogging days ever, because I finally got him….I am talking about one of the biggest influencers of the CHR Imaging world – Matt Nikolic. A guy, who got named by Konsky, BT, Sidey, Jez […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 42nd week at the Benztown studios, so it’s the 42nd issue of my production diary, where I share all the things I learned every week. Finding the right drums can be a freaking pain. Sometimes there are days, I skip through my whole drum sample library and I […]