Archive for August, 2013

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Time flies. It’s almost three years since entering Benztown and starting to write for this blog. In this time, I could watch Benztown and this blog growing as well as me. Three years ago, I had no clue about radio or production and now I can hear my work being played […]

Hey Guys, happy thursday! This is gonna be a quick on, more fb like: What do you want? This is my gear porn for today! I WANT THAT – BAD! Please post links, gear porn suggestions and things you want badly  – in the comment section! Andy

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Blogging is sexy and almost 3 years after starting this blog it’s still a great thing. The most popular platform for blogging remains WordPress. WordPress advanced from a simple blogging software into a fine tool to create various blogs and websites without big programming skills (although they could be useful ;)). Free and non-free themes and […]

WE ARE PUMPED! WE ARE HONORED! WE ARE JUST HAPPY! Thanks to all our affiliates, clients, friends, partners and YOU. It has been a fantastic ride the last years! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! (More info on / facebook and on the inc 500 page!) Andy

This interview is a special one, which I was really looking forward to, because I know less about the spanish speaking imaging community, it’s stars and I also never worked  in a spanish speaking market myself. So a brand new experience for me and the blog team. Thanks to Raul Segura for making it happen […]

Comments Off on Doing it like the pros – EQ analyzing and making room for your VO.

Hi guys it’s Andre. We’re always looking to get our sound as close as possible to the big artists played in the radio. How do they get that full sound with such a clear singing voice and how come it doesn’t go down in the instrumental? So we took some popular songs through all genres […]

After checking Wikipedia for Radio Imaging, I was pretty shocked to find that there was nothing listed. Well, the time had come for us to do something about that, so we took it upon ourselves to define Radio Imaging once and for all, and make it OFFICIAL by getting it on Wikipedia. Not only is […]

Imagine having that view everyday at work, while you’re imaging one of radio’s biggest networks in the world. Mikey Muscatello, Imaging Director and Voice Over Artist, made his way from #1 Rock station in Cali KRXQ 98 Rock over WAAF in Boston and finally settled down in NYC. Now  he’s doing imaging for the SiriusXM radio network. […]

Hybrid FX – Do you guys even use it?

Posted: 11th August 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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Hi guys, it’s Andre. The last days, we’ve been experimenting with Hybrid FX – Sound Effect combos including short FX and also spheres like Drones and Pads. Our goal was to create FX combos, which can be used on their own to create a full element to talk over without using any additional FX. Here’s […]

Not every voice file comes in perfectly leveled. In many cases you have to do some additional work to make it sound equal. We’ve been asked a lot recently on how to keep levels equal and we figured out two common techniques. Using compression is a simple way to get your VO on a constant […]