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Andy’s Fiver Friday #118 – First Episode Of 2018

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:12
             

 

Even though producing never stops, we took some days off for Christmas and New Years to spend time with our families and are now back on track.

We hope to deliver even more this year building up from a great year 2017. So welcome back guys! 

 

1.Plugin 

Not too long ago, iZotope released its brand new Neutron 2, a plugin focusing on analysing, mixing and controlling your spectral balance.

It features the ability to unmask your mix, meaning that it compares two tracks, carving out sonic space by scooping overlapping frequencies.

As always, iZotope delivers with outstanding digital processing and innovation. Check out their website for further information! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Inspiration 

This week’s inspirational section features the VOX youtube channel with their take on N.E.R.D.’s hit song Lemon and where it got its bounce from.

I can only recommend their Earworm playlist for anyone interested in well researched, quality content regarding pop culture.

 

3. Music

For anyone who missed it, Justin Timberlake just released his new Single Filthy teasering his Man Of The Woods Tour which is just around the corner. 

Check out the corresponding trailer! Shoutout to Justin Case who’s gonna be a first row enthusiast for sure.

 

4. Web/Social/Whatever

Ever played a song on a pencil? Remember the cantina theme which is stuck in your head since you first watched star wars? 

Combine the two and a girl with too much time on her hands and you get this piece of art which will definitely put a smile on your face!

 

5. Imaging

The latest from our beloved Iron Imager Brad Leask. Go check it out!

 

Hope you had a great week and a good start into the new year. 

I’m already looking forward to bringing you the next Fiver Friday soon!

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My Imaging New Year Resolutions for 2018

Benztown Imaging Blog - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 07:12

1. Create more Imaging

2. Use less Vocoders :)..

3. Drive Innovation by creating New Sounds! Help, don’t know what to do yet

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Behind The Mic with Beth Cameron

Benztown Voice-Over Blog - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:14

Beth Cameron is a force to be reckoned with in the VO world. She has quite the impressive background in the industry and we’re pretttayyy lucky to have her on Team BZ! 

What radio VO work have you done in the past? I started doing imaging VO when I worked at KISS 108 in Boston voicing intros and an occasional promo. From there I voiced WYSP in Philly, KISS in Hartford, Triple X in Vermont, BOB and US 95.7 in San Diego, Star 93.7 and MIKE-FM in Boston, KC-101 in New Haven among of others. I was also on about 80+ stations as the female voice for Dial Global’s HotAC stations.

What are you up to presently? I currently work full time doing VO of all types, but radio imaging is still my favorite. I voice stuff for Beasley Broadcasting in Boston. I’m also the imaging voice for Westwood One’s HotAC stations all over the the country, as well as the voice of the nationally syndicated Zach Sang Show. Most exciting, I’m now working with Benztown! I’m thrilled to be part of this great group of people who haven’t forgotten that radio’s supposed to be fun!

What do you love about your job? I love that every day is different and you never know what any day is going to bring. It’s still exciting to me when I get email out of the blue from a new client who just found me online, because I never know who I might meet (even if it’s virtual) and what new opportunity might come from it.

How did you get started as a VO actor? What was your first gig? My first VO was as an intern at KISS 108. The infamous Jeff Berlin pulled me aside one day and asked me to say one word, “faces” (the name of a former nightclub) as many ways as I could. Once I heard the spot on air, I was hooked.

What is your dream gig? Anything with good writers behind it. I always like when people write the way I actually talk…and have a great sense of humor. There’s nothing better than writers who make you sound funnier than you really are!

Can you offer 3 helpful tips for newbies trying to make it in the voice-over industry?
1. Take a class in audio editing before you even start to work on VO
2. Take a class in web marketing
3. Don’t read too much about trying to “make it in the industry” because it can be discouraging. All of the people I know who are doing voice-over full time took a different path to get here, so you just have to find the one that works for you…but it takes a LONG time.

If you weren’t doing voiceover, what else do you think you’d be doing for a career? Something in educational media. I actually went back to grad school and got my masters in education when I was just starting to do VO full time…but now I’m having too much fun with VO to actually use it!

How do you market your services to potential clients? I think there’s no better resource than the web. Anyone, anywhere can hear and hire you…as long as you do your homework and figure out how to make sure they find you. Also, giving great customer service to existing clients. Fast turn-around…taking direction…giving them what they want with no drama is great marketing….because then they tell others. The majority of my clients are people I’ve worked with in the past who suggested me to their boss when they landed a new gig. It’s nice to have solid long-term working relationships like that.

What are your favorite plugins? I can’t live without Metric Halo’s Channel Strip.

How has new technology changed the way you work? In every way possible, but mostly I would say in terms of delivering files to people…which has opened up a whole new pool of clientele. I remember (not too long ago) driving out to FedEx at the airport every night at 10:00 to drop off a CD so it could be overnighted to a client in San Francisco. It’s amazing to think how far things have come…not to mention how many new people I now work with all over the world.

Do you have a different approach to reading radio imaging copy as opposed to TV/Radio commercial ads? It seems like these days everyone wants commercial reads to be super laid back and conversational. I like doing that kind of read, but I really like that with imaging you can still be over-the-top, or edgy if it calls for it. There are just more things to experiment with in imaging.

If you could go back to any decade and hang out which one would you go back to and why? The 70’s. Just seems like it was simpler times…plus, better music.

If you were on a deserted island and could only have one person with you who would it be and why? My 6 year old son…because we crack each other up like nobody’s business (not sure what that says about my maturity…let’s just go with he’s very mature for his age). Plus, that face!

What’s your guilty pleasure? OK, so it’s not exactly guilty…but my greatest pleasure is listening to re-runs of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 from the 70’s and 80’s on TuneIn on the weekends. I’m that much of a radio geek…plus, I suppose it’s a nostalgia thing. And Casey…you can’t beat Casey.

Where’s your favorite place in the world to go to and why? You mean travel? My clients don’t let me travel! Honestly, right now my favorite place in the world is my home. A few years ago I bought the house I grew up in, and I’m now in the process of fixing it up. It’s a true labor of love!

Links: 

Benztown: https://www.benztown.com/brigade/beth-cameron

Personal Website: http://bethcameronvo.com/

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! – Future Of The Blog, Improvements, and fun stuff!

Benztown Imaging Blog - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:17

Happy New Year 2018! 

Before we get started with the new year, we want to reach out to our viewers and readers – thats – YOU!
As you might know, we like to improve in every way. 2018 is no different, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to gather some feedback!

Today I want to know from you,

  • Which category do you like the most and want to see more from?
  • Would you like to know more about Benztown productions or get to know other people and their knowledge from all aspects considering imaging, music and sound.
  • Do you want more tutorials ?
  • Should this blog get more visuals such as videos / drawings / graphics ?
  • Do you have suggestions ? Leave them in the comments

Let me know!

Thanks,
Andy

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Top 10 Posts Of 2017 – New Years Eve Special!

Benztown Imaging Blog - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 07:00

2017 is almost gone! On the last day like we don’t want to leave you hanging, so to finish up the year, we put together our Top 10 Postings of 2017.

  #1 – Iron Imager VI: Readers Vote!

You voted for the Iron Imager of 2017. Brad Leask And Mike Anderson as the finalists with 2 amazing submissions. Listen to them again and who knows, maybe you’ll decide different this time

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #117 – Final Episode 2017, #cans4cans HUGE Success And The Megamix 2017

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:44

The final Fiver Friday of 2017 is here! 

All i have left to say is that i wish you all a wonderful time with your families, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the time off and come back well rested in 2018.

See you soon,

Andy

1. Plugin

Native Instrument got this great christmas gift where you can get the PHASIS PlugIn for free. 

With its many controls it allows you to get a huge amount of sounds, from colouring your tone over classic 80s vibes to extrem phase modulation. We got Stereo Width, Mix, Rate, Feedback, Center Frequency, Spread, the Amount, a Mod Mix and the Number of Notches. And on top you are also able to run the whole toy in ULTRA-Mode.#

-> Read more

 

2. Inspiration

If you’re in need of some inspiration for last-minute christmas gifts – this list has some great tech-deals! 

 

 

3. Music

If our Megamix isn’t enough, here’s the top of 2017!

 

4. Web/Social/Whatever

Today is the last day of the #cans4cans Social campaign. It has been a HUGE success thanks to so many great people participating. 

To all of you i say:

 

 

5. Imaging

Our Megamix 2017 by Jan&Alex. Definitely a highlight at the end of the year and worth listening. Get’s stuck in your head big time

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How To Fit 37 Songs In Under 4 Minutes – Benztown Megamix 2017

Benztown Imaging Blog - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:03

Like every year, we didn’t shy away from some extra work to finish off the 2017 Megamix before the holidays. Big thanks goes out to our producers Jan & Alex, who made the mix possible.

We want to give you some insight how to approach such a massive project. If you want to try something like this on your own, here’s a basic run down of the steps:

#1 – Choose The Songs

Well, it’s a Megamix. So you want the most successful and popular songs of the year in your session. A good list to refer to is the Billboard Year End Charts – Hot 100 Songs. 
There is no standard length for a Megamix, nor a specific amount of songs you have to use. We recommend using at least 10 songs. If you use more, no problem. But don’t worry about it to0 much and don’t settle for a specific amount on songs before you start, because you will have to adjust your production later on most likely. The only rule : The biggest hits needs to be in hit – period.

#2 – Find Acapella’s And Instrumental’s

Good quality is a is a key point here. If you don’t work with high quality elements (preferably originals), you will notice it later on. 
There will probably be a point, where you have to pitch or time stretch elements to make them fit in your production. PlugIns such as Pitch ‘n Time Pro, Little Alter Boy and Auto Melodyne are useful at it. However, this is where you lose quality! If you struggle finding good quality elements in the first place, Delay or Reverb can be used to cover it up.

#3 – Sort The Songs By Bpm And Key

Staying in rhythm on a long mix is essential. In order to do that, take 2-3 songs with similar Bpm (f.e. Bpm range from 90-100), similar keys and put them together. You can play these songs as a block before switching to a different bpm or tonality.

#4 – Find A Suitable Drumloop

This also helps keeping the rhythm. Depending on the length of your mix, we recommend using only about 2-3 different loops max. Also possible is an instrumental of a big song.

#5 – Start Mixing

This is the fun part. Let your creativity flow, don’t overuse PlugIns and stick to your presorted blocks of songs. Also, don’t be hesitant to try things out, maybe even switch out songs, just to see what different outcomes you cant get.
If you think you are finished, let someone else listen to it. You need another pair of ears to judge flow, transitions and rhythm.

#6 – Mastering

Every good production needs good mastering! We don’t want to get too much into detail here, but you should give it as much attention as the rest of your work. Mastering is the glue that brings everything together.

So there you go guys, we tried to break down the production of a Megamix in a few steps. If you follow these steps you should have a good foundation to just go at it and have fun.

 

 

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Free Plugin Monday – Greetings From Native Instruments!

Benztown Imaging Blog - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 09:49

Today I’d like to share a great pre xmas gifts from Native Instruments!!

The PHASIS Plugin is the Native way to wish you a Merry Christmas and like the name is teasing it already, you’ll get a FREE Phaser today! I think loosing some words about the company is not necessary here, so lets get straight to the plug in..

With its many controls it allows you to get a huge amount of sounds, from colouring your tone over classic 80s vibes to extrem phase modulation. We got Stereo Width, Mix, Rate, Feedback, Center Frequency, Spread, the Amount, a Mod Mix and the Number of Notches. And on top you are also able to run the whole toy in ULTRA-Mode.

In the following example I put the PHASIS over some Xmas Guitar shreds! First i fade in the Mix and then is start to play around with the Rate, the Stereo Width and the Feedback knobs. Here you’ll see already that you can get some crazy sounds without loosing any clarity or getting glitches!!

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Xmas-Phasing-Guitar.wav

 

Now I run the PHASIS in ULTRA-Mode on another Xmas Guitar shred! Its getting extreem..

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Xmas-Phasing-Guitar-Ultra.wav

I think you got an idea of the new creative space that is waiting for you! You even get a 25,- off when you enter NIHOLIDAYS2017 by checking out!

So no more questions, get your FREE gifts right HERE!!

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Fiver Friday #116 – FREE PlugIns, Cans4Cans Made The News And A Fresh Promo For Eminem’s New Album

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:26

That’s it guys, just one more week and one more Fiver Friday to go for this year,  before we officially take some time off. YEAHHHH!

For us, and probably many of you, it’s an important time to take things into consideration, set new goals, come up with new ideas and evaluate the year that just passed. Did we achieve our goals in 2017 ? What went right, what went wrong? Where are we heading in the next year ? 

But before we all do that and take this well deserved time off with friends and family, have a look at the second last Episode of the Fiver Friday of 2017!

 

1. Plugin

I want to remind you again of the Free PlugIn recommendations we gave you over the last two weeks, as you can still grab them for free!!

Have fun creating sounds from another world with the Native Instruments Reaktor 6 Library: The Space Drone! With this one, it’s all about wide and surrounding elements to create space-like beds. -> Go to original post

 

Klanghelm’s MJUCjr was featured in our blog earlier this week, along two other junior versions of Klanghelm’s best PlugIns, a saturation driver and another great compressor. The three-way switch of the MJUCjr makes it simple and easy to get great results. -> Go to original post

 

2. Inspiration

Want to achieve more ? Start ruthlessly prioritising. 

Sandberg says: “I think the most important thing we’ve learned as we’ve grown is that we have to prioritize. We talk about it as ruthless prioritization. And by that what we mean is only do the very best of the ideas”

-> Read the article

3. Music

Yup, it’s that time of the year where you can’t escape the christmas music…

4. Web/Social/Whatever

#Cans4Cans is such a great campaign, it made the NEWS again!!! Big shoutout to KTLA for spreading the word and participating. Also thanks again for everyone else that posted a picture

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Free Plugin Monday becomes Free PlugIn Wednesday – Warm Compression from Klanghelm

Benztown Imaging Blog - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 02:36
http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Drums-No-Compression.wav

 

First things first: I am sorry for the delay of this post. Under all the christmas pressure and some huge projects we have to finish before this year ends,  I had to turn  the #FreePluginMonday into a #FreePluginWednesday! But to make up with you guys I show you THREE great FREE Plugins today!! Wich are all easy to get HERE at Klanghelm!

Klanghelm is a small company based in Germany. Tony Frenzel is the guy behind Klanghelm, he is  a man with passion for everything what is related to music. He created some really affordable, warm sounding and highly flexible Plugins that you can get around 20 bucks. 

He also offers three junior versions of the three best Plugins in his portfolio for FREE! Today I want to show you the MJUCjr, the junior version of the Klanghelm MJUC. A really handy compressor with some nice 60s vintage character.

Tony Frenzel is not about to emulate existing analog gear, but creates what sounds good to his ears, something that “stands on its own feet sound-wise”

The Klanghelm MJUCjr is a tuby, very soft and gentle reacting compressor, which can also pump really hard when you crank up the Compression Knob a little bit. And next to the Make-Up Gain there is just a three way switch with FAST, for fast attack and release, SLOW, for slow attack and release and AUTO, for fast attack and automatic release. So it can easy lead you to good results. 

Following i put the compressor on some drum track. For that i used the FAST mode. In the first track you will hear eight bars of the dry drum sound. On the second track i put some gentle compression on it and on the third track i compressed the drums quite hard.

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Drums-No-Compression.wav http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Drums-Gentle-Compression.wav http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Drums-More-Compression.wav

Also go ahead and check out the other two Klanghelm Juniors, a saturation driver and another great compressor. All 3 for FREE!

 

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #115 – Izoptope’s Trash2, 400 Million Monthly Views And An Xmas Jingle Package

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:57

Merry Christmas guys! 

I just want to use this special time of the year to say thank you. Thanks for your support, for your love for our craft, for your dedication. Writing this blog with more than x posts was not always easy, but it feels so good after doing this for so many years now, because I still get messages from people saying thanks and that we are inspiration for them. This makes it totally worth doing!

Sure it can be stressful sometimes, between all the deadlines, business appointments, productions to finish, but I love it and I LOVE YOU.

Merry Christmas and have a great time with your friends and family!

Andy and all your friends at Benztown!

 

1. Plugin

Today’s PlugIn tip is coming from our Producer Alex. Among other formats he is producing for our Rock Library, where the Trash 2 Distortion PlugIn comes in place. Although, it’s not an every day tool to use and even if you do, be gentle with it. 

  2. Inspiration

Now that’s a clever idea! Followed through with the right decision and a sense for the audience.

Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights gets 400 million monthly views — and famous fans — on Instagram

  3. Music

Keep on rockin’!

  4. Web/Social/Whatever

It’s been only a couple days and the #Cans4Cans Social Campaign is already a success thanks to YOU guys. People are dilligently posting pictures to make sure we are helping a ton this year! Thanks a lot guys and keep on posting since the Campaign will go through Dec. 22nd.

  5. Imaging

Listen to our latest Xmas Jingle Package for HitWest.

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Catching Up With Gavan Bruderer – Reasons For Switching His DAW, How To Stay Creative And The Importance Of Work-Life Balance

Benztown Imaging Blog - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:50

 

Gavan, long time no talk, what happened since we spoke last? I bet a ton

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Free PlugIn Monday – How to create a monster Sound for Free?

Benztown Imaging Blog - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:03

Hey guys, this is the benztown way of saying thanks for a fantastic year, for great imaging and awesome support.

Every Monday we will feature a few nice freebies from the “Internets” and  of course, check them for you. I can tell you, there is some awesome free SH** out there. Enjoy the first ever edition of Free PlugIn Monday!

Some weird sound spheres can be created with the free Native Instruments Reaktor 6 Library: The Space Drone! 

A sound Designer tool, which is absolutely fun.

The controls of Attack, Resonance, Density, Pan, Decay and some other features are nothing that we wouldn’t be used to yet. But in this case, everything is made for creating width and surrounding elements, so the Attack might affect the sound slower and the decay harder than you would expect. But since the Space Drone is a 96 voices Synthesizer, which is not made for leads or rhythms, but for giving you huge sound beds to work on, the parameters absolutely makes sense.

The only thing that makes handling a bit complicated is, that you cant play it with a keyboard. It is producing Sounds on its own as long as it is engaged. So you should prepare a Print Track in your session to have more control over this little spaceship.

The Space Drone is a  Synth from another world and it is FREE, go check it out!

Check some recent works…

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Space-Drone-Dark-Project.wav

 

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Space-Drone-Drip-Drop.wav

 

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Space-Drone-Gischt.wav

 

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Space-Drone-Halo.wav

 

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Space-Drone-Sub-Wind.wav

 

Get it HERE for FREE!

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Andys Fiver Friday #114 – Winter Is Here, Benztown Social Campaign “Cans4Cans” And Aussie Power Imaging

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:56

Winter has come to town people!

As we get closer and closer to the end of the year, the christmas vibe is settling in. We already got gifted with snow and an early christmas tree this week!
So we’re just hoping for it to stay like this so we can have a wonderful white christmas!

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Catching Up With Sergey Zelentsov From Europa Plus – Building A New Team, Taking Opportunities, Work To Be Proud Of And More…

Benztown Imaging Blog - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:21

It has been ages since we have done our first interview and while we created the latest Europa Plus package I had some time to catch up with Sergey. We were chatting about the unbelievable ratings of Europa Plus, new challenges, new findings and of course the new package we created. Sergey still runs the imaging department at Europa Plus. He recently started working together with 3 new producers and creates “Larger Than Life” Imaging for Russia’s No1 Stations. Enjoy my conversation with Sergey!

Sergey, how is starting from scratch with a new team?

Hi Andy. Glad to talk to you again! Concerning my new team – it’s always hard at the start. Every person has his own character and you should find the best way to interact with one. You have to show and explain many things. Everyone has their own habits and workflows they are used to. So one of the main goals – is to involve them in “our production workflow”. To give them maximum comfort and make them feel free to be creative and at the same time not to lose my job if their creativity is “too high”.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #113 – Thanksgiving, Black Friday DEALZ and a fantastic cover!

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:48

Happy Thanksgiving folks!
I am really thankful for you! Enjoy your Turkey and the downtime with your families. Here are this weeks goods!

 

1. Plugin

Black Friday Deals are still running! Reason enough to refer to our Black Friday Sale Check we did earlier this week.

Go see for yourself if something is there for you:

Benztown Discount Check 2017 – Black Friday Deals!

  2. Inspiration FASTEST-GROWING FOOD AND BEVERAGE BUSINESSES OF 2017      

 

 

There are some innovative and healthy products out there getting bigger and bigger. I like it! 

  3. Music

Great Cover for easy going relaxed Sundays.

  4. Web/Social/Whatever

Take an in-depth look at the sound design of the newest Blade Runner Movie. I recommend watching it!

 

5. Imaging

Our mate Nick has done it again..Check his latest

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Benztown Discount Check 2017 – Black Friday Deals!

Benztown Imaging Blog - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:33

Black Friday is THE DAY for shopping of any kind. And thanks to online shopping, you can take advantage of theses great offers and discounts from all around the world, isn’t that awesome ?!

So as always we were checking out our favorite Audio Companies to see on which deals we might be missing out. In the process, we put together a list to also give YOU an overview of the the best deals we could find.

Check it out, go nuts!

 

  • iZotope

various savings and discounts on their best products

updated weekly through the year


 

• UAD

up to 60% on favorites from Neve,® SSL,® Manley,® Fender,® API,®and many more

through Dec. 1

 

Softube

various items on Sale

 

Ableton

20% off Live 9, Push and Packs, free upgrade to Live 10

until release of Live 10

  • Fame FX

20% off Fame FX Vol.3!

  • Big Fish Audio

up to 70%  on a selection of products every week

 

• Waves

25% OFF the 2nd PlugIn

30% OFF the 3rd-5th PlugIn

40% OFF the 6th PlugIn & Beyond

Limited time offer

 

PreSonus

50% off Studio One 3 and Notion 6, and more deals

through nov 27

 

Best Service

get the Galaxy X-FX for free with every order 99€ or more

through Dec. 4

  Loopmasters

up to 70% on various sample packs

through Dec. 3

 

Audio Deluxe

sale on various products

 

Plugin Boutique

huge sales up to 90% off

 

Heavyocity

up to 50% on their products

 

Soundtoys

will have Black Friday Sales from Nov. 23 – Nov. 29

 

Native Instruments

50% off a good amount of products

through Nov. 30

 

Exponential Audio

Save 30% on everything in the store

starts Nov. 24 – through Dec. 23

 

Avid Marketplace

save up to 75% on various items

 

East West 

up tp 60% on various products

through Nov. 30

 

Eventide

MangledVerb Reverb PlugIn for 49$

through nov 30

 

Steinberg

50% off Cubasis 2.3

 

Zero-G

up to 60% off on several bundles

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Andys Fiver Friday #112 – UVI’s Toy Museum, A 49 Year Old Skate Legend And Fire Imaging

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:53

 

Here we go with Nr. #112 Ladies and Gents…

It’s been a busy week!! But if you have a harp player in the studio and the Christmas bed production is running, you take the opportunity to calm yourself, listen to something relaxing and make a Fiver Friday

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #111 – FREE Soundtoys PlugIn, Radio’s 50 Biggest Imaging Voices And Dutch Imaging Power

Benztown Imaging Blog - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:03

 

I dont care if Mondays blue, Wednesdays grey…Yeah guys it is Friday. Get the new FREE PlugIN from Soundtoys and check the other weekly findings!

  1. Plugin

Since Soundtoys released a new Plug-In this week, i just have to feature it here. It’s awesome and free through Nov. 22nd !!!

Little Plate Reverb Plug-In

 

2. Inspiration

Great series to watch on Netflix. I love the Tinker Hatfiled one, he is the father of the AIR Jordan brand! Impressive!

Watch it on Netflix

 

3. Music

Some Old School Friday stuff ! Loved that crew as a kid and still do!

  4. Web/Social/Whatever

BZ50 is on, the 4th year in a row! Benztown is setting up a comprehensive list of the Biggest Radio Imaging Voices working in the US & Canada. Apply here and get a part of the most prestigious list in the Voice Over Business.

  5. Imaging

One of the best out there..The dutch Imaging guru Steph Jansen has a new demo out:

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A Quick Guide To A Christmas Bed – Benztown Tutorial

Benztown Imaging Blog - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:10

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas…

So today we are giving you a quick guide on how to create a simple Christmas bed. Turn a regular bed or loop into your soothing Christmas atmosphere very quickly and in a few steps.

All you need is some Christmas SFX like a Belltree, Sleighbells or Footsteps in the Snow to add in, aswell as 2 PlugIns for small adjustments. In this Tutorial we used:

 

This is a short and effective way to produce a christmas bed and is meant of course for beginners or people who are simply in a hurry.

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