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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 18 : BENZTOWN MEGA MIX 2018

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:46

Today is the day, my favorite day of the year – IT IS TIME for the Benztown Mega Mix. Jan and Alex outdid themselves – again! 40 Songs in 4 minutes!!!! I am so proud of these guys…Check out my favorite Imaging piece of the year!! NOW!

MEGAMIX 2018 – jan brückner x alex kusnezov

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Mega-Mix-2018_clean.wav

 

Jan was so kind to share a screencap and a screenshot of the whole session – Enjoy!

 

 

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 17 : Imaging KFI – Why writing is important and what does John Frost have to do with it? Meet John Considine!

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 09:03

I am so happy Staxx introduced me to John a few weeks back. John has been with iHeart since 2003, mostly spent working out of a small market in Northern California, and got connected to some good people who eventually led him to LA and KFI.  I totally understand those good people, as I was just blown away when I heard John’s Soundcloud and his creative, unique approach to image KFI. Why John does what he does and how he gives KFI a unique Voice in the NT world…Learn more here! Enter John!

1. Which production system do you use and why?

I learned on Adobe Audition, and it’s the DAW I used for fifteen years, but when I came to LA, absolutely everyone in the building was using ProTools. I spent a few days eating, sleeping, and breathing ProTools, and that was enough to get me to the point I could produce things with it, and it’s only gotten more and more comfortable in the ensuing two years. I know this is a common response, but: the best DAW for you is the one you’re comfortable using. I would add that “the one everyone around you is using” is also a particularly good DAW, as that opens the door for easier opportunities to pick up tips from your contemporaries and swap sessions around. As someone who was pretty isolated in a smaller market for a long time, let me tell you: the best imaging you’ll ever do is the stuff you do after talking with other people who do it.

2. What are your favorite plugIns?

I’m going to disappoint a lot of audiophile producers here, so let me say up front that I have 100% heard the difference a really great effects chain can make in your production. I am not that producer though, and my job calls for different talents, I think. KFI is an AM station, and more than that, it’s a talk station, and both call for an emphasis on the message. With an AM stick in particular, all you have is your message, so you’re working with a different set of tools. As a News/Talk station, we are, more than other formats, typically serving a purpose other than just entertainment, so getting the message right is crucial. 

3. How do you schedule your work?

Honestly, it always feels like I’m flying by the seat of my pants. I tend to schedule it on a priority system, so regularly updated things take a backseat when there’s something that needs to be addressed. Working in News/Talk is a little different, because you are also at the mercy of the news cycle. If something major happens, especially if it affects your listening area, you may need to respond to it. During the recent wildfires, the whole team at KFI went into serious do-work mode, and really prioritized getting information out to the people that needed it. I played a small part in that by creating imaging that assured listeners of the types of information they could find by listening, or visiting our website, etc. It also necessitated going into what I think of as “Stealth Mode,” in which any of my usually snarky and (hopefully) funny imaging gets pulled off the air, and we focus on information delivery. Stealth mode meaning the imaging and personality of the station takes a backseat to our ability to instantly deliver information when it’s needed.

4. What do you love about doing imaging for the News/Talk format? What do you love about imaging KFI?

Imaging News/Talk plays to my strengths. I think I’m a pretty solid writer, and as I said before, I think your message is the single most important thing you can get right with a talk format. KFI is different from any other talk station I’ve worked with or heard of. We try very hard not to take sides (as a station) in a political climate that is basically 100% focused on taking sides: everything this guy does is great because he plays for your team, but everything that guy does is terrible because he’s on the other team. We don’t find this productive. Our hosts have opinions, of course, but our news product is just as important as our talk product, if not sometimes moreso (see: wildfires). KFI also has a very specific attitude that was really interesting to try to crystallize into something I could integrate into my writing. It’s wry and snarky, without being alienating. Like a friend who gives you a hard time, but is just as likely to be self-deprecating, and completely reliable when the chips are down.

5. What is the best protools or production trick anybody should know?

I’m going to go with production trick: come up with a ritualized, organized system for keeping all your audio where you can find it. I’ll share a system a good friend and super positive influence suggested: save all your stuff in the following format: CALLS-YYMMDD-Name of Project. So if I was going to do a promo about not kicking anyone in the face on January 14th of next year, it’d be like KFI-180114-No Facekicking. Since I switched to this system, it’s made it so much easier to keep track of my sessions, and I go back to stuff all the time!

6. How do you get inspired and what do you use as source of creativity?

My inspiration and creative recharge is just talking to people that I like, about normal stuff. I can’t tell you how many times a joke from a conversation I had with a friend has made its way into a rejoin, or a sharp insight from a phone call with my dad has tied a promo together. I also don’t limit myself, and love to explore what seems like totally ridiculous ideas that almost certainly will never see the light of day. You never know when a goofy for-fun project will provide the answer to something else you’ve been working on, and the effect on your creativity that comes with working on something you are enjoying is invaluable.

7. Who were your radio production idols, who influenced your work as a  producer recently?

KFI’s imaging voice is actually this super talented young man whose work continues to blow me away and inspire me to be better and funnier and more morally bankrupt. You should look up John Frost, if you have the chance, he has a future in this stuff for sure. Smaller market guys taught me most of what I know about imaging, and I was very lucky to be able to work with incredibly talented people in the market where I got started. My mentors Dave Mazzy and Matt Hobley taught me so much, and I’ll be grateful forever. More recently, people like Jon Manuel at KBIG, Miles at KIIS, Staxx at Z100, and Roger Keeler at KTCL have all given me both excellent examples of wonderful work, and actionable advice and influence. That list is far from exhaustive, and it’s really a credit to the awesome community of imaging producers that it was so difficult to choose just a few.

8. What have been the key advices in your career till now?

The best piece of advice I maybe ever got was to keep my individual voice. I was assured early on that the best work I would do was the stuff that felt truest to myself, and it has made all the difference.  

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An excerpt of John’s work: 

KFI Local News

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-Local-News.mp3

 

KFI Unity Thanksgiving

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-Unity-Thanksgiving.mp3

 

KFI Independence Dad Cluster

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-Independence-Dad-Custer.mp3

 

KFI Ween Zombs

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-Ween-Zombs.mp3

 

KFI MST

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-MST.mp3

 

KFI Vets

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KFI-Vets.mp3

 

Also check out John’s soundcloud for more awesomeness!:

 

 

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 16 – The best TOOLS to manipulate Music

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 08:00

Music and movement in music is essential to our craft especially, if you build longer pieces and especially for young target demographic – CHR, Rhythmic, Urban and so on.

A question I often get is:
What can we use to make a boring beat move the needle and make the musical background more interesting?

Of course there is a ton more, but those are my favorites:

One Knob Filter. Automate the Filter and play with resonance.
(Side Note: You can also use any other Filter PlugIn or a EQ like Filter Bank and automate High and low pass filter, works just as well)

Glitch Bitch. A bit more tricky to use, I like using it with MIDI to gain total control or automate various things. Tom Ferguson  is a heavy user of this, too.

Effectrix. A good starting point, love it especially for all Urban and Rhythmic projects.

Pitch and Time. Great for all types of beatmatching and tempo manipulations

Filter Gate. This was overlooked for a long time by me, but it can do some tremendous things. You will often hear this on Imaging from Capital FM!

What are you using the most? Would love to hear your answers!

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 15: Foley Footsteps Plugin Showcase

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 08:00

Ever wondered how to recreate footstep or foley sounds without even recording anything? For an answer to that question check out day 15 of our 24 Days Of Xmas! Enter Edward Foleyart!

Today we showcase a great sound design plugin called “Edward Foleyart Instrument” by Tovusound.  It’s an NKS instrument which works inside the free Kontakt 5 Player. It comes along with 6 different types of shoes and loads of undergrounds, the footsteps can be triggered via MIDI. It also features a pitch control, a reverb, a simple EQ and attack and sustain control, so you can definitely dig deep and create exactly the sounds you need! Combine this with different types of footsteps (slow, fast, creep, walk etc) and you’re good to go! Simple to use and good results – what else do you want?

For a deep analyzation of the plugin check out the review from Pro Tools Expert: 

For a quick preview of what you can get out of the plugin check out the Tovusound soundcloud page:

If you want to learn more about sound design, recording and foley art check out our interview with SFX Master Rick Allen!

Enjoy!

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24 Days Of Xmas Day 14: Andy’s Fiver Friday#164 – Dave Aude and What Top Producers do in the studio!

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:01

Christmas is near, only one week to go. Boy, this year was crazy. Lets jump right into this weeks findings!

1.PlugIn

Waves Introduces the Dave Audé Producer Pack:

Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, introduces the Dave Audé Producer Pack, eight plugins hand-picked by GRAMMY®-winning music producer Dave Audé (Sting, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga), featuring a versatile selection of virtual instruments, effects and mixing tools for your music production needs.

With more number-one dance club hits than any other producer on the Billboard charts, Dave Audé is one of the music industry’s most in-demand producers. He’s put together a diverse collection of premium instruments, plus vocal and drum mixing essentials, to give your tracks that industry sheen and polish. 

 

2.Inspiration

Get insights and a new perspective on music production. This documentary includes clips of producers before they were famous and after success. Where they talk about their inspiration and what drives them in the studio.

 

3.Music

One of my favorite Road Trip Playlists..JUST Awesome Music!

4.Web/Social/Whatever

k3 posted that this week on Facebook. Really good read and good background info on Mics!

 

5.Imaging

Check out Ryan’s interview with the Capital Imaging Crew.

Ash, Iron Imager Sam ,Jonathan Young, Ed Rummins, Dan Hill, Luke Prior, Chris Longman!

Thanks Ryan for all you do for the Imaging community!!! YOU ROCK!

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 13: Early Christmas Gifts Or Happy Holidays from NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:52

For the last few years Native Instruments has been giving out free plugins, vouchers and more during the holiday season. The boys have done it again this year, so check it out!

Get your free version of the TRK-01 PLAY here! An extraction of their powerful TRK-01 kick and bass engine for great low end. All you need is the latest version of Reaktor 6 or the free Reaktor 6 Player. Available for MAC and windows. 

Scrolling down you will find your a free 25€ voucher with the code HOLIDAYS2018 – you can redeem it on the Native Instruments website. 

All the way down you can participate in the the Holiday Giveaway and win a Komplete 12 ULTIMATE Collector’s Edition, Komplete Control S49 a MASCHINE Mikro or the new Traktor KONTROL S4. Definitely worth a try!

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24 Days of Xmas – Day 12: The Three PlugIN YOU NEED TO BUY NOW!

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:52

Questions about mastering, plugIn settings, mixing techniques – I get them very often and yes those things are important.

There is no great craftsman in the world creating remarkable work without good tools, but those three PlugiN are my go-tos and I would recommend to everyone to check them out!

1. Work Ethic
Nothing beats a good 4:1 ratio and a -13 db Threshold on the work ethic front. Feel free to set the attack to 5ms to get a straight forward result.

2. Dedication
An important one I use in almost every mix to make it pop and stand out. Use it best in an Aux-Track. Put the mix to 100% and blend it nicely with the volume fader of the Aux-Track.

3. Respect
The key for long term success. You can always use this on all tracks as Insert or even as Audiosuite.
Works with every Audio File – promise.

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24 Days of Xmas – Day 11: Imaging UAE Part 2 or Meet Tom Ferguson

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:01

It has been more than 4 years that I had Tom on the blog for the last time. Now Tom and I had a reconnect a while ago and I feel it was time for a round 2. Tom’s personal situation has changed a bit and he is now serving mostly the UAE and the Middle East, but also other parts of the world with his world class imaging. He also joined the benztown custom Imaging crew and we are really proud to have him. Check out his latest work and why he uses 2 DAWs as his go-tos! Enter Tom!

1. Which production system do you use and why?

Pro Tools and Ableton Live are my DAW’s of choice, with Pro Tools doing 90% of the work and Ableton Live stepping in for Music Image Promos. I love the simplicity and flexibility of Ableton when working with multiple varied tempo elements such as instrumentals and acapellas.

However, I ‘ghost’ the voice over channels in ableton, and then bounce the music image promo minus station voices, I then import the bounce to Pro Tools and produce the finished piece including station voices out of Pro Tools.

2. What are your favourite plugIns?

My Vox Bus, Master Chain etc… are mainly Waves and FabFilter plugin’s, but for some creative, wild and unique layering and textual effects. I’m really enjoying using Vengeance Sound’s selection of production plugins. Glitch B*tch (despite it’s questionable name) is really hot, with some customization of the pre-sets and tailored automation you can get some incredibly unique and impressive effects out of these plugins.

 

 

3. How do you schedule your work?

I schedule my working week into a way that accommodates recurring / repeat clients (some are weekly / fortnightly and monthly deliverables) and I allocate a certain amount of time from each day to new / urgent turn arounds that arrive.

I ‘Monday’ to manage this across mobile, desktop devices, it’s a fantastic service and highly recommend it for planning your week / months.

4. What do you love about working for various and very different clients now? What is different than before? How has your regular day changed?

It’s extremely exciting. Imaging is where I started in the industry and whilst I had to cut back on the amount of imaging I could do during my program director years of late, it’s truly where my heart lives and was always the plan to come back to, doing my own thing. There are challenges working with different languages for sure, he UAE and MENA region as a whole are so vast and varied in terms of nationalities, makes everyday a school day. I now speak basic Hindi, Arabic and Russian! (laughs)

Working on the US market was always a dream and thanks to yourself Andreas and the awesome Benztown Crew – that’s now something I do weekly!

5. What is the best protools or production trick anybody should know?

I wanted to try avoid the usual ‘create templates, create channel pre-sets’ that are pretty common information provided. Instead I’ve decided to share something with your readers I recently discovered myself.

Pro Tools Memory locations have really improved my workflow

I have setup pretty basic ones within my Imaging Template that allow me to do things like quickly launch an aux bus and the plugins on that strip at the click of a button!

I now have all my busses and their plugins at the click of a command e.g by simply pressing 2.

This launches my delay bus and plugins, allowing me to adjust the plugin settings without scrolling / locating them manually through a busy session.

You can setup many and instantly launch a workspace configuration you want to access.

6. How do you get inspired and what do you use as source of creativity?

Shout out here to the guys at best radio imaging on Soundcloud, I check that page daily to hear the amazing work being shared by awesome imaging guys around the world!

I also spend a lot of time watching music production videos on youtube from places like beat academy, Z3n World, KSHMR etc… You can pickup some awesome insights into how some of the biggest hits dominating radio formats around the world are produced.

7. Who were your radio production idols, who influenced your work as a producer?

I was very fortunate enough to shadow and eventually work with some incredible people like Chris Thorpe, Dan Snaith, Paul Armstrong, Alex Jungius who were responsible for the sound of one of the greatest network of radio stations in the world, Galaxy FM, I spent 5 years there as an Imaging producer and they were all the original team of imaging guys who made it so iconic when it came to radio imaging in the world.

Now I’m part of the Benztown Custom Imaging crew I’ve got access to hear the amazing work producers like yourself, Scott and Matt are producing and talent like Ashley, Brad and Mike! The imaging world has come together and it’s inspiring to hear how talent do what they do in their respective markets.

8. What have been the key advices of your dad before you want in the radio business?

My family have been incredibly supportive, despite maybe not really understanding what I was doing all that time in my bedroom alone initially, they quickly understood and supported my decision once I got my first imaging job. My dad still shows a huge interest in what I do when he visits me in Dubai. I owe my love for music and radio production to my dad, he was part of a pretty successful uk band and grew up with a studio in our house and being around musicians all the time!

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An excerpt of Tom’s work

Promo – KRUF

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/KRUF-26-11-18-Music-Promo-3.wav

 

Sweeper – WQPO

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WQPO-11-19-18-Sweep-Y.wav

 

Also check out his soundcloud:

 

 

 

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 10: Free Benztown Santa Samples!

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:36

Another week, another freebie to get your hands on! Get some free benztown santa samples!

Straight to the point, get your free benztown santa samples here!

Also check out the benztown Christmas in a Box library to see what else we’re crafting for christmas every year!

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 9: Imaging the SPORTS LEADER or meet Michael Brownsher

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 08:00

I got introduced to Mike a few weeks ago and we have a common partner in crime, Dan Kelly ,former Iron Imager  WPLJ prod genius and awesome superhuman.

Mike was so kind to take the time and answer my questions and shares his experience in Sports Imaging and creating magic for market No1 NYC! Check this awesome interview and dig into the secrets of positioning the sports leader!  

1. Which production system do you use and why? 

I use Pro-Tools. (PT 10.3.5 to be specific). I’ve been on it since around 2001 when my small market station took the leap and bought PT.  I just love it. It’s easy and powerful. 

2. What are your favourite plugIns? 

Im pretty basic with my plug-in usage. We’re a sports station so there’s no need to get too crazy.  I have a template set up (Thanks Dan Kelly@WPLJ). Basically Compressing all my vocal tracks with the C1 Compressor.  I like a little slap-delay just for some color and the EQ3 1 band on a Hi Pass. I’ll throw the L1 +Ultramaximizer on the master.  That’s pretty much it. 

3. How do you schedule your work/priorities? 

Because we’re a sports station, the news of the day will always dictate priorities. On top of that, we do a lot of contesting here. So it’s basically the combo of the news of the day and then contest promos and just general big sports story news/game promos. We do a bit more with the New York Jets, New York Knicks and New York Rangers as we’re broadcast partners with those teams as well. That’s a broad look at how my day/priorities break down.

4. What do you love about doing imaging for the Sports format?

What do you love about imaging ESPN? The drama of sports is great. The stories are always changing. One season the Jets might be an abysmal football team(currently), but on the off chance they’re good. Everything changes, the mood, the music, what you’re writing. Essentially the ups and downs of sports franchises and how you tell those stories is really what’s interesting to me about doing Sports.

5. What is the best protools or production trick anybody should know?

I wish i could impart some wisdom here. Im sure everyone who is reading this has better tricks than i do. 

6. How do you get inspired and what do you use as source of creativity?  

A lot of times i feel like my best shit comes from listening to music. Sometimes i’ll just go through libraries and listen to music and many times i’ll get inspired if the right piece of music hits me. If the music makes me feel something….then hopefully the promo with that music might get the listener to stop and pay attention.  I also get inspired from stuff I see on ESPN TV. But I’m always on the lookout for things that move me. 

7. Who were your radio production idols, who influenced your work as a producer recently? 

I started my radio career in market #145 in Springfield Missouri.  There was a guy there named Steve-O. He was a strong writer and he understood beats and production and someone who was just really good for me to connect with early in my career. Along the way Dan Kelly@ WPLJ is an absolute stud and was so kind to me when i got to NYC. Our stations were in the same building. He taught me a ton about big time radio.  Tim Thomas@ESPN Radio in Bristol has been very influential for me. He was doing really great stuff in the early years of the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN and still continues to kill it there.

8. What have been the key advices in your career till now? 

A couple of mantras i follow are “just be like-able.” No one wants to work with an asshole. You’ll always get the benefit of the doubt if people like you.  and #2 Stand your ground. People will take advantage of you in this business if you’re talented. Know your worth and stand your ground.

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An excerpt of Mike’s work:

NBA Draft Lottery Promo

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NBA-DRAFT-LOTTERY-PROMO-2.mp3

Yankees Twins Wildcard Promo

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/YANKEES-TWINS-WILDCARD-PROMO.mp3

JETS 2018 OPEN

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JETS-2018-OPEN.mp3

Caller Ray Promo

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CALLER-RAY-PROMO-2.mp3
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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 8: KIIS 2018 Mash or Chris Davis is back!

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 08:00

Chris, our HotAc and Turbulence Prod God from New Zealand  was so nice to share his Megamixx for KIIS for 2018 with us. He added some nice images from the session.  check out this epic piece, which took him around 5 hours to make.

KIIS 2018 MASH by Chris Davis

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/MASHUP-2018-BENZTOWN-BLOG.mp3

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http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/20181206_213730.mp4

 

 

 

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Check out his soundcloud for more fresh stuff!

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 7: Andy’s Fiver Friday #163 – Track Spacer, Christmas Vibes and R.I.P George H.W. Bush

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:19

24 Days Of Xmas – Day 7 and another fiver friday! Time travels really fast towards christmas and everyone in the office is currently really busy. Check out this week’s Fiver Friday with an awesome plugin, Sweet Christmas music and an awesome piece of imaging! Let’s go!

1.PlugIn

Waves Track Spacer – award nominated plugin that creates space in a mix similar to a sidechain compressor plugin but in real time. Check it out and get your free trial now!

2.Inspiration

Awesome channel with great content – if you want to shape your mindset and move forward you gotta check their videos!

3.Music

In spite of the christmas spirit that’s already in the office, some John Legend Christmas music for this week!

4.Web/Social/Whatever 

Can you actually do this?

How to configure your iPhone to work for you. 

5.Imaging

Scott Phillips, Format captain for Ambush and Horsepower created that emotional piece for the passing of George H.W. Bush.

http://blog.benztown.com/imaging/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/P-George-H.W-Bush-Tribute.wav
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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 6 – Get the best BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! PlugIN Holiday Sales Summary!

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:55

Day 6 of our 24 Days Of Xmas and as the year comes to and end a lot of software manufacturers are putting up another holiday sale. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday this seems to be the big thing right now! Here are some of the best possibilities to save some money on amazing plugins and software. Check out our favorites!

1. iZotope: We use Ozone as our standard mastering tool in almost any session!

iZotope Holiday Sale 

2. Soundtoys: Legendary manufacturer of the best Delay PlugIns in the world. Can’t get enough of Echo Boy, Crystallizer and co. Love them! Don’t forget to get your hand on the Effect Rack, the most powerful tool in their arsenal.

Soundtoys Holiday Sale 

3. Universal Audio: UAD builds the best emulations of Vintage gear. The sound is awesome and it just looks beautiful. See various shootouts with the original stuff. I highly recommend the LA2A and the 1176.

UAD 12 Days Of Christmas 

4. Waves: Another great deal from Waves :)…I still use tons of it in every session.

Waves Plugin Giveaways

5. Exponential Audio: Our very own Chris is a huge fan of the PhoenixVerb!

Exponential Audio Holiday Sale

6. KORG: Synths anyone ? Oli still loves his Korg Triton Pro!

KORG Music Holiday Sale

7. Eventide: Another legendary Company – I love the H3000 Band Delays.

Eventide Holiday Sale

8. Loopmasters: Need new workparts? Check their Minimal Techno Revolution Pack which is 75% off!

Loopmasters Sale

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 5: The Top 10 Interviews of all time !

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:56

Day 5 of 24 days to XMAS and this is concentrated wisdom at its best. These interviews are your all time favorites (in no particular order). Enjoy diving in again and checking Imaging from all over the world, from the US to Oz, Russia to Malaysia, Canada to the UAE and of course from Germany and the UK.  BOOM!

KIIS – Imaging in OZ

Imaging OZ in 2018, Chris Davis, Mike Santos and the KIIS Imaging crew show you how to rock down under and the Imaging world!

Imaging Malaysia – Yuhashan

Imaging Malaysia, Creating Music, and… Who is Skinny D?

KiSS 92.5 – Albert To

Imaging KiSS 92.5 and why Research is Key – Meet Beatmixing Wizard Albert To

Iron Imager – Sam Wickens

Iron Imager VII: Meet the CONTENDER – Enter Sam Wickens!

89.0 RTL and REVOLUTION – Benni Wellmann

How to image RTL in Halle and REVOLUTION in MIAMI – Meet Imaging Producer and longtime friend Benni Wellmann!

Europa Plus – Sergey Zelentsov

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

Hot 97 – Dom Nero

Imaging NYC: Dom Nero from Hot 97

Brand Capital – Audio Production Team

Meet the Audio Production Team for Brand Capital: Capital FM, Capital XTRA and Capital TV

Imaging the United Arab Emirates – Vish B

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

Imaging Canada – John Masecar

The Noisemaker John Masecar or the Canadian Connection Reloaded!

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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 4: Free Xmas Sound Effects and SFX Effects

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:19
  What’s poppin? Since Christmas is just around the corner, we have something festive for our Blog-Comunity! After Max is gone, Jan and Chris took over our sound-effect zone. Together their manufactured some fresh christmas special effects. And guess what? They are now available as a free download! Get your hands on them!

Here is the behind the scenes of our christmas magic and how we did it:     We recorded all the stuff with 3 microphones: a stereo pair of Rode NT5 and a Rode NTG3B. We used a AB Stereo setup with the NT5’s and the NTG3B to get a more spacious sound.              During the post production, we brought into action the stereo signal of the NT5’s and mixed it to the mono signal of the NTG3B. Lastly we applied a EQ and a bit of compression, such as an limiter at the tip.                         We recorded a sleigh bell in different tempo and variations, simulated unwrapping a present with paper, mimic footsteps in the snow with cornstarch, recorded some cymbal rolls and captured a real fire!!     Have fun with them guys! Here is the link to all 10 of them:   FREE XMAS SFX   Don’t we all love early christmas gifts? Stay save and see you next time.    
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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 3: Fab Filter Pro-Q 3 my favorite EQ!

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:43

Wow, seems to be like Christmas begins earlier this year. A new version of Fab Filter’s Pro Q means a new version of my favorite EQ is OUT, loaded with awesome new features and to be honest the sound and new possibilities exceeded my expectations by far. The automatic resonance visualization might be my favorite, but there is a so many more great new features. The Brickwall LP and HO is also worth checking out and maybe we can even do a shootout with other EQs such as Filter Bank in the upcoming week. Check all the facts for Pro Q3 as summery below!

 

Most important new features: 

  • Detect Resonances automatically and visually in ProQ3 –> great for Voice Over EQing f.e.
  • Optional dynamic EQ for all bands 
  • Brickwall LP and HP Filters
  • Single Band M/S EQ or L/R
  • Improved Filter Shapes
  • Display the spectrum of other instances of ProQ3  all in one instance
  • Improved match EQ with another ProQ 3 or external signal

Nice to have: 

  • Full surround support (up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2) with intelligent speaker selection
  • Flat Tilt filter shape covering the whole audible frequency spectrum

System Requirements:

  • Windows
    • 64-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista
    • 32-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP
    • VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

    Mac OS X

    • OS X 10.8 or higher
    • AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
    • Intel processor
  • Price: 149,00€

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Additionally here is the official introduction video by FabFilter, covering all new and improved features: 

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