How could a week go by so fast? It was a crazy one, but good things on the way, stay tuned for more…

1. Plugin

Stage from PlugIN Alliance. Great Stereo Toolkit. New opportunities. Just check the video here:

https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/fiedler_audio_stage.html

2. Inspiration

This girl has no excuses. Love Rachel!

“What do you do when your clients need you, but you have no internet or cell signal at your house, so your Roomio is worthless? You get your ass in the whip , drive around to find a signal, and work. #noexcuses#nomakeup #work #workinthewhip”

3. Music – 60s / 70s Soul is my SH***t!!!

4. Web/Social/Whatever
This is a great article about streaming, music platforms etc. My partner Chachi shared this one with me.

What music startup founders often get wrong

5. Imaging

Great work from Chris Davis and Alex on the Hot AC library!

So, this has been a busy week for us here at benztown with RAIN,  NAB and Deutscher Radiopreis.

1. Plugin

This week I messed around with LoFi from Avid again. Still love the digital destruction presets as well as the toy bear. Play around by automating a few parameters, it will give you interesting results!

2. Inspiration

You all, I love listening to your work on Soundcloud, reading your socials, chatting with you – you inspire me. Thank you!

3. Music
Great album…relaxed, funky, soul, electronic, sounds a bit like Maxwell meets Bruno Mars and D’Angelo in a more electronic way.

4. Web/Social/Whatever

How to turn negative into positive, I am always impressed by Sir Richard Branson and this is one of the reasons why. He turns negative in positive all the time.

https://www.virgin.com/night-hurricane-irma-arrives

5. Imaging

So much great stuff new on Soundcloud. This one is from Dan Hill. Great work brother, keep it UP!

https://soundcloud.com/danhilluk/july-august-capital-and-capital-xtra-demo

Here we go, another Fiver, that means another week is gone. I hope you you love the findings of this week and of course my latest Music Promo!
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Jan met Linda while his trip to Radio Days South Africa. Linda is the guy behind the imaging for Power 98.7. in Johannesburg. He’s also representing his station at the Liberty Radio Awards and is the current Commercial Imaging Producer of the year in South Africa and got a nod for the RAP magazine Editor’s Choice Promo of the month in 2015. I wanted to know more about the imaging scene in South Africa, the market and his work.
Enter Linda Manganye!

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I am not ready for 100 yet! It is crazy, that this has been on for almost 2 years now!
Therefore I will have the 5 most read Fiver Fridays ever as a Special edition for you – below the actual FIVER FRIDAY No….100!!!! Yes baby! Thanks for all the support!!

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This is a bit of an uncommon post and I have not done this for a while, but I feel it is time to do something beside the pure “Here Is A Pro Tools Trick”.
As I have been fortunate traveling a lot over the last years and meeting a lot of radio people, imaging guys etc. there is always the discussion going on and numerous people have asked me personally this question :
Who is the best Imaging Director on the planet?

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Guys,

This week I am in all celebration mode. We made the inc5000 list for the 5th!!!! time in a row! This is a massive achievement and I want to thank all of you for helping us to make that dream a reality. Thanks also to our team, friends, partners clients – you are the best, the true ROCKSTARS!

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Manipulator by Polyverse Music is a pretty useful tool when it comes to do creative voice and vocoder effects. In this quick benztown tutorial, Jan shows you how to manipulate an ID.

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I met Andrew a few years ago while he was shadowing one of the biggest imaging talents in US radio, Dom Nero from HOT97 in NY. I was impressed with the skill set he developed in a short amount of time, but sadly he took another job and I lost track a bit. When he was announced the new head of Imaging for Power in LA, we reconnected and recently hung out at WWRS in LA.
I took the chance to get my question in front go him and think his take on thing is a real inspiration for all the young guys, who want to enter the business and of course his technical tipps and audio are far beyond!
Enter Andrew

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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!
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