Archive for June, 2013

Hi guys, it’s Andre. One of our trainees showed me a plugin, which really made me jealous of Apple’s Logic Pro. It’s the built-in Match EQ. This one is a little gem. It analyzes the average frequency spectrum of an audio file, enables you to save it apply it to another EQ with another signal. […]

Finally we added it to our studio! Native Instruments’ all-in-one solution for producers – KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE! This package with 65 instruments and effects will give you all you need to get started in production and sound design or to extend your repertoire to the max! We want to take a look inside this package […]

Don’t take it personal YOU….

Posted: 25th June 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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I often stumble over people, who really can’t live with criticism and changes in their micro cosmos. It is definitely hard, especially as a creative person and believe me: I know this very well. But due to my experience, I really can tell you, it is important to get negative feedback from people with more experience, […]

Getting into depth – set some accents with simple reverb mixing

Posted: 24th June 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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Talented mixing engineers use various dimensions to place their sounds. They find the right place for each and every element in the frequency range and stereo spectrum to avoid clashing sounds and to create a nice full mix. Instead of just focusing on left and right, it’s time to go deeper… literally. To soften sharp […]

While I was looking through mixing legend Dave Pensado’s Production Channel, I stumbled over a very interesting comment. Read it below: ‘THERE ISN’T A SINGLE PIECE OF ANALOG GEAR THAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT. PERIOD. Taste and talent will always be more important than gear. If you suck, it’s not because you don’t have analog gear, […]

A few years ago, James and I met hanging at Radio Days Europe in Copenhagen. James has an impressive career in UK radio, he worked for major brands like Capital, the BBC and many more + he is one of my go to bloggers. With his experience considering Imaging libraries, imaging and the radio scene itself, […]

Ears vs. Technology – Are we overanalyzing?

Posted: 16th June 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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Analyzer Tools and a lot of other software and plugins have made a producer’s life much easier. Complex analyzing and metering solutions enabled even a realtime 3D view of your work. All these parameters can turn your production into some kind of science with rules of exact levels, frequencies and positions of sounds. Are these […]

Hi guys, it’s Andy. Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more — they all rely on the experienced ear of mixing engineer Dave Pensado. He mixed an unbelievable amount of top hits through his career and now, he’s sharing his long time experience and knowledge on his own Youtube […]

This is the story of one of Australia’s young talented imaging directors, who decided to leave radio (he used to work with David Konsky and Matt Nikolic at Austereo/Southern Cross) and make his dream come true: Matt wanted to travel around the world with his girlfriend. After 9 month of life changing experiences, Matt used […]

This plugin comes FREE with Pro Tools and is a real secret weapon to widen up your sound. AIR Stereo Width comes with a pretty decent preset called ‘Wider Highs’. Tweak it to Phase Mode and play around with the three frequency knobs. A little bit increasing the level can sound nice, but don’t overdo […]