Archive for March, 2013

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Only a few days left, until April 11. Soon we will know, who’s going to challenge defending champion Paul Duffy in the battle of the Iron Imager 2013. Now is your chance to show your skills, travel to LA and win $1,000 in cash in an epic imaging battle. For those, […]

I really love working with young and aspiring imaging talents. It’s a great thing to see how young people develop, get inspired and one day are better than the guy educated them. Benztown’s philosopy was always to educate, share knowledge and grow together. I often use Mr. Miyagi as the perfect role model and Australia […]

Have you ever been to the City of Angels ? have you ever knocked out a real Champion? ARE YOU READY to play with the big boys? The Ultimate Audio Battle of Skill and Will is BACK! Once again, imaging directors from all over the world will compete and find out who’s worth the title of […]

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for extremes and create some cool FX with that. Check out […]

All the peeps, who met me in Berlin, know what I am talking about. My voice is totally gone, which is super frustrating as I met so many old friends and colleagues and had a hard time to talk. What means talk… I try, but my voice keeps fading away. That’s why Gary has to […]

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Automation in Pro Tools is a pretty cool and useful feature and essential for most of us. One thing, I don’t like, is having my automation curve over my waveforms blocking my view or the constant switching between the various automations in one track, if I’m working with several parameters at the […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Plugins are essential for every DAW. All complex audio manipulation, processing and of course all software instruments are plugins. When I’m showing a certain plugin, I often getting asked: ‘What formats does it feature? Does it work on my DAW as well?’ A question which I have to answer for myself, […]

What’s important in N/T imaging? Right! BEING ON TIME and BEING RECOGNIZED! We make sure, you’re getting both with our custom imaging and format suited work parts. Check out the latest NT update with imaging ninja Harry Legg and young aspiring composing talent Oli Schneider on the work parts.

From World War to modern Pop music, this device has gone a long way. Above you can see one of the early vocoders, used for speech coding in telecommunications. It took time until the 70s, until Kraftwerk released with Autobahn one of the first successful Pop/Rock albums featuring vocoder sounds. Soon came ELO, Jean Michel Jarre and […]

Hey guys, it’s Andre. As might discovered in the last months, I’m pretty often using and sharing presets and tricks for Native Instrument’s Massive. I have to admit, that I really like this bad boy synth, because of its endless ways to customize it. I think with the right knowledge and experience in using Massive […]