Posts Tagged ‘production diary’

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 […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Today I’m going to share a certain kind of compression technique which some is also called ‘Motown Trick’ or ‘New York Compression’, which enables you to get dynamic signals under control without getting loose of the original punch and natural dynamic — also called Parallel Compression. Parallel Compression is the combination […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Here’s a quick trick on how to recreate the crazy plugin combo from your latest session, how to get your coworker’s VO tracks with the complete processing chain or how to transfer some previous synth settings with its MIDI files, just in a few seconds. Today, I’m going you to show, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre.   So this is it! This new DAW, I heard of taking all the cool features of other DAWs and putting them together in one piece of software – Presonus Studio One 2. Oli told me about this software and a few of its features and it all sounded too good […]

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Modern Pop music industry is owned by a few labels, artists and producers out there, which create one hit after another. One of these few producers is Lukasz Gottwald a.k.a. Dr. Luke. He’s the man behind artists like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Britney Spears, B.O.B., Rihanna, Taio Cruz and many […]

Use your full room or stereo imaging

Posted: 3rd February 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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Hi guys, it’s Andre. Often in production, you’re fighting with sounds clashing together at the same frequency. Simple changing of volumes won’t help in every case, so often you’re facing a fader creep. A Fader creep means raising the volume of a single channel to make it more hearable, but as result of that, you have […]

Turn up the bass or how to screw your mix

Posted: 1st February 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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Hi guys, it’s Andre. Radio Imaging is all about the creative use of music, sounds and voices in a maybe 30 seconds long piece of art. Coming with an idea and export this into a 30 seconds Promo is one thing. Finishing this off with the perfect mix is like the cherry on the cake. […]