Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

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It was a great year, thanks for making this blog rock big time! Again, we had more then 400 votes on the Presets 4 Presents Contest. I am proud and thankful you took the challenge and participated, I appreciate you voted for your favourite and hope you loved all the Presets.

Thanks to Alexis, Emmett, George, Juan, Max, Samuele and Timmy – YOU ARE ROCKSTARS!

The winners will be announced on December 30th.

Merry Christmas!
Andy

Winner

YOUR choice has been made. The blog readers have decided! We are happy to announce this years’ benztown blog Xmas Contest Winners… Congratulation guys and have fun with  your prize!!! (Remember : First picks FIRST and so on… )

George (41%)

Samuele (39%)

Emmet (15%)

I really appreciate your efforts. YOU are true IMAGING rockstars!

Presets4Presents Vote

Here we are, the Benztown Xmas Contest  entry period  has come to an end and now it is YOUR TURN to decide WHO will be the winner. We got awesome presets and are thankful for all the efforts you put in this year’s contest – WE LOVE YOU. The winners will get their hands on the following prizes:

  • Personally autographed copy of Joe Cipriano’s book, Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting [NEW]
  • A featured tile (bottom-left graphic) on the Benztown.com home page for 1 month [NEW]
  • FameFX sound FX package : Andy’s & Oli’s outstanding Imaging FX library, heard on stations like 2DayFM, Sydney, WPLJ, New York, Funradio, Paris, and many more. Get  over 450 production FX for free!
  • Your own spot in our ad on the AllAccess.com VO/Imaging page for 1 month
  • A 30minute Q & A with the Imaging Icon and 2013 Iron Imager Dan Kelly/WPLJ.
  • A Station Promo read by benztown CHR Voice Over Talent Harry Legg
  • Former BBC 1 & 1xtra head of Sound Design Dan Mumford will show you in a face-to-face Skype session how to build your own Killer FX [NEW]

We’re proud to present this year’s entries. (We picked the 7 best for you to vote on… @ all the others; a Gary bottle opener is on the way, just email me your address – blog@benztown.com) (more…)

Presets4Presents - Dan & James

Today is the third day of our contest and I got some nice presets from Dan and James. Dan is the mastermind behind benztown Rock and James oversees the Classic Rock format Avalanche. Both have the black belt in Imaging and are ProTools Veterans.

Check out their screen caps and save them to emulate their massive sound! Sadly as they are team members, they can’t win one of our awesome prizes: (more…)

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All our Christmas contests have been a great success and after 2011 and last years “create the Best Gary Promo”,  the 2013 contest will be:

Presets 4 Presents!

This year we have some new awesome prizes that you definitely don’t want to miss.

  • Personally autographed copy of Joe Cipriano’s book, Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting [NEW]
  • A featured tile (bottom-left graphic) on the Benztown.com home page for 1 month [NEW]
  • FameFX sound FX package : Andy’s & Oli’s outstanding Imaging FX library, heard on stations like 2DayFM, Sydney, WPLJ, New York, Funradio, Paris, and many more. Get  over 450 production FX for free!
  • Your own spot in our ad on the AllAccess.com VO/Imaging page for 1 month
  • A 30minute Q & A with the Imaging Icon and 2013 Iron Imager Dan Kelly /WPLJ.
  • A Station Promo read by benztown CHR Voice Over Talent Harry Legg  (Sidenote from Andy: Go check Harry’s massive Portfolio here)
  • Former BBC 1 & 1xtra head of Sound Design Dan Mumford will show you in a face-to-face Skype session how to build your own Killer FX [NEW]

All you have to do is send us a screen cap of your favorite plugin preset, no matter what DAW you are using and what voice effect, instrument or other purpose it is made for (send to blog@benztown.com). No matter it is a preset for a compressor, EQ, limiter, modulation effect or else…only rule is: The preset must be entirely YOUR OWN!  Whatever you like and whatever sounds awesome. Best case you add an audio file to showcase the sound to the blog community. (Sidenote from Andy: This will increase your chances of winning.)

Please send your entry to blog@benztown.com by December 19th at 12 noon PST. On the 20th we will upload a poll to have all the blog readers vote for their favorite preset. On Tuesday the 24th, we will close the poll and announce the winner on the Monday the 30th. (The winner picks the the first prize and so on….)

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

While our Christmas contest voting is getting into the crucial phase, it’s time for most us get calm down a bit and get ready for Christmas. It’s a bit hard to get in a festive mood, when the only weather, I’ve seen for days is rain, but being with the friends and family will help.

I want to use this post to say thank you to all the guys who supported and accompanied us during this year. I hope you had a great time and I’m really looking forward for the next year.

Thank you all, have a merry Christmas and great holidays!

P.S.: Santa, I’ve been a pretty good boy and I really wouldn’t mind to find the whole Native Instruments product catalogue under my Christmas tree this year 😉

Cheers and have a great one.

Gary Xmas

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

Christmas is coming closer every day. Like  retail sale, many stations made that massive switch to Christmas right after Thanksgiving was over. Especially in AC radio, you’re getting overwhelmed by Christmas imaging these days.

Also the music changes. It’s getting softer, more lovely, many classics from the years before step back into the charts and Michael Bublé drops another Christmas album… A lot of stuff to work with.

But there are other formats which aren’t overwhelmed by typical Christmas songs, especially hotter or genre related formats.

Your job as imaging director is to make the station sound like Christmas, although most of the music stays the same.

Sounds like a pretty hard task, well? – But don’t worry. Use my three little tips and your station will sound like it’s broadcasting from North Pole. (more…)

The Holidays are near and it is time for some super-cool free stuff, like our Fame FX ADVENT CALENDAR stuffed with INCREDIBLE BRAND NEW FAME FX WORKPARTS.

Get it right now and sweeten your time with one cutting edge FX, Drone or Loop each day, from December 1st till December 25th!

How it works?

Simply like Fame FX on Facebook and get access to our Fame FX Advent Calendar by sending us your e-mail address via pm.

Get yourself a very special Fame FX-Mas!

Discover how this awesome piece of imaging was made, learn from one of the best CHR Imaging directors on the planet in a spceial and private Q & A. Boost your skillset to a whole new leve!

Guys, only a few hours left to win one of the amzing prizes for this year’s Benztown XMAS Contest. It just needs you 3 minutes and you’ll get an unbelievable Imaging FX package for free or a Q & A with David Konsky, Mike Santos or Oli from Benztown + other great prizes like a blog post, where I promote your work to thousends etc…That been said….here you go blog@benztown.com

Send your best piece of 2011 and make a great start for yourself in 2012

The mass decides!

best,

Andy