Posts Tagged ‘imaging’

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Most of you guys might remember Gavan Bruderer from some older posts we did over the years about his experiences with Fame FX and radio imaging in general. He is a talented bloke and currently works for Clear Channel imaging Z100 Portland, as well as he is taking care of the commercial workload directly in Salt Lake City, where he is based + he does some startup packages for new stations that Clear Channel launches.

We often talk about Pro Tools on this blog too, but a lot of guys use Adobe Audition out there and Gavan decided to give those people a chance for asking questions and sharing ideas about the DAW. Therefore Gavan launched A Facebook page where all the producers using Adobe Audition can ask questions, share feedback and connect with official Adobe Members to discuss Audition. Gavan told us that there are a ton of Pro Tools groups out there, but he never found any about Adobe Audition that specifically targets radio producers.

 

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So if any of you guys out there are logged into Facebook and you are interested in Adobe Audition give Gavan a thumbs up RIGHT HERE!

 

 

My old friend Matt is back at the Gold Coast – he is now Imaging SEA FM and he sent us this awesome, massive promo!!!

My question is : WHAT do you think about “EPIC IMAGING”? Outdated or still awesome…Please leave a comment below or on Facebook.

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OUR NEW YEARS PRESENT for the best blog readers in the world!
Download 8 Killer fx for free!!!


Have an awesome NEW YEAR and keep imaging my friends!

Andy & all your friends at benztown!

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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…)

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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….)

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There have been various discussions on facebook about mics, preamps etc. and I always told my opinion loud and clear. There is nothing as important as good gear and to know what to do with it…
Recently we had the luck to use a Neumann/Telefunken from the 50s. Check the difference with a Rode K2 450 US$ vs. 10.000US$. We used the Manley Voxbox as PreAMP for both recordings. Vocals by the amazing Laetitia Dana performing a snippet of “Lay Down” from here album Iboga!

The difference is massive, but check it out yourself – the Rode sounds like “a mic” and the U47 sounds like Laetitia would stand next to you! INCREDIBLE!!!

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This post about Leandro Adrogue got so much love, so I decided to interview the second spanish speaking Imaging guy this month – Luciano Voglino. Raul was so kind to introduce me. Luciano is a great talent, working for a nationwide argentinian network called Vorterix Rock. I am happy to showcase screen caps, some audio examples of his work. Most important : He is born in the country of my all time hero : DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA. Please note this is a bilingual interview in english and spanish!

Enter Luciano: (more…)