Archive for July, 2017

Comments Off on Andy’s Fiver Friday #98 – Free Plugins, A Trip to Greece and 2 week Summer Break

Ready to hit the road to Greece – 2 weeks off ! Yeah! First vacation this year. Stoked to spend time with the wife and kids ! So note that this also means a 2 week summer break for the Fiver Friday! Be ready when it’s back, as we are heading off straight to #100!

Comments Off on Imaging in the UAE and PlugIN Insanity – Meet Vish B!

Vish is the head of imaging for Radio 1 and Radio 2 of Abu Dhabi Media Group and while Nadine was staying in the UAE she connected me to him. His demo on soundcloud blew me away and I had to chat with him about Imaging and radio in the UAE. Learn about his favorite […]

Comments Off on How To Improve In 5 Minutes: ID Vocoder customisation!

The Benztown Tutorial Series continues! This week Alex shows some magic tricks again: Using a vocoder like Vocal Synth, to match IDs to music and add tonal accents!

Comments Off on Andy’s Fiver Friday #97 – Daily Stoic and How To Get 35% on FAME FX Vol.3!

This week was huge! We released Fame FX Vol.3 today and are pretty proud to do the hattrick!

Comments Off on A Trip to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Radio Days South Africa – Enter benztown’s Jan!

Radio Days Africa recently took place from July 05 – 07 in South Africa ! Jan, overseeing our Classic Hits, Urban, Urban AC libraries, and Nadine went to Johannesburg for the conference. I feel like South Africa is an interesting place, beside Safari’s especially imaging wise, so I asked Jan for some impressions.  How’s the food, how’s […]

Comments Off on Andy’s Fiver Friday #96 – Nürnberger Rostbratwürste, Radiodays South Africa and an Imaging Masterclass

The 100 is close, isn’t that crazy.  I am so excited to reach that mark and for sure will have a surprise for you in the next weeks. This week Oli and I attended the Lokalrundfunktage in Nürnberg, which is a local radio conference in Germany, mainly focused on Bavaria. Great speakers, sausages and of course […]

Comments Off on Heads Up: Adding reverb to get your VO mixed in!

Reverbs are a great tool to create transitions or “false endings”. It’s also a common used mix tool in music production. But used on VO tracks I recommend to add it in moderation, as this helps to sit your VO better in the mix and ensures audibility.