Posts Tagged ‘James Stodd’

James Stodd - Avalanche

Enough said about James. He is one of the most talented and experienced Imagers I know and I am proud to host a panel with him at Radiodays Europe in Dublin. In his career he worked for iconic stations like Capital in London and now oversees the legendary Jack brand in Southampton. I am proud to have him on board as part of the benztown brigade and as Format Director for Avalanche he creates world class Classic Rock IMAGING on a weekly basis. Check the screen caps from James’ session and listen to his incredible work. (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…)

Every one of us remembers exactly, where he was in that particular moment, when he first saw this unreal pictures on TV. The attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon shocked the entire world.
Last year we had an incredible dedication piece of audio done by Paul Armstrong remembering that day in September.  This year we remember the heroes, the victims and honor their legacy with a dedication mashup from various benztown formats including work from Justin Case, Chris Davis, James Stodd, Jan Brückner, Dan Kelly, Adam Venton, Dan Gustaffson and myself.

A few years ago, James and I met hanging at Radio Days Europe in Copenhagen. James has an impressive career in UK radio, he worked for major brands like Capital, the BBC and many more + he is one of my go to bloggers. With his experience considering Imaging libraries, imaging and the radio scene itself, it was a no brainer to hire him for our  Classic Rock format Avalanche.

One of the best decisions we ever made, but judge for yourself. Find great screen caps, imaging wisdom and bad boy Rock imaging you will love !

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It has been 10 years now, exactly, when the world was hit by the most brutal act of terrorism ever. An entire nation was shocked, thousands of innocent victims found dead and the entire world was looking to NYC – this song was the soundtrack to it.

Here is the best Imaging pieces I could find covering the tragedy of that day, which changed the world. Thanks to all the contributers! I am honored to be able t0 post material, created by the best of the best in the imaging world including David Konsky, Dave Foxx, Sidey, Ryan Drean, John Masecar, Matthieu Blaise – just to name a few!

Audio Pieces examples:

Australia’s finest, David Konsky, sent us this piece, he created for 2DayFM

Z100’s legend himself, Dave Fox, created this series of elements

Triple MMM’s multi award wining Australian Imaging and VO artist Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen with his 10 years tribute

Ryan’s KSCS Country tribute to 9/11, amazing VO by John Willyard.

Canadian Imaging Legend John Masecar sent this piece, which was done right after the attacks.

Adam created this masterpiece including Ray Charles’s great song ‘America the beautiful’

Matthieu Blaise’s Europe 1 tribute to 9/11

Benztown’s 10 years tribute.

James Stodd sent us a link to this interview with Lee Harris of 1010WINS in New York City, who was on air when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Also check James’ blog for more great radio content.

YOU ARE Rockstars……And I say this from the bottom of my heart. Without you and your suppport, the blog would not be possible! August was our biggest blog month ever and Andre and I want to thank all of you guys for creating something remarkable together and developing a place, imaging guys can go to learn, chat,  share and get inspired! When I started that almost a year ago, I never had a clue that this baby would grow so fast and get so massive! I am proud of every single post, the unbelievable personal stories and the great new connections and relations around the globe for all of us.  I am proud of you!

Thanks for sharing all your tricks, infos, ideas and wisdom. Thanks for your incredible talent, your time, effort, pics, screen caps, videos, audio, posts, comments and and and….We can make the imaging world better, increase the overall quality and develop new talents in our world.

Let’s keep on rocking!

Andy & Andre

Please post your personal blog experience below as a comment or send me an email to blog@benztown.com. Can’t wait to hear your connects and stories!

Remember our Fame FX Contest? Hundreds of people voted for their favourite interviews – now it’s time for a first review.

Almost three weeks after the big release, we asked the winners and the first purchasers about their thoughts. We’re proud to present the amazing elements, created with Fame FX.

Check out the audio of the Imaging Superstars Mike Santos, All Access Award Nominee Ryan Drean and the young Gun of Imaging from Down Under and Fame-FX contest Winner Nic Kelly + the reviews of Imaging Legends like David Konsky, Dan Kelly and much much more in 3…2…1…

The first elements are from my buddy Mike Santos. He’s a member of the Benztown VO & Imaging Group and an engaged guest author (check out his multi format imaging and his post about PPM). Listen to the brand new stuff he made for Alice 1059:

Check out the other outstanding elements including James Stodd, our contest participant Eban, Ryan Drean & Nic Kelly (more…)

Gents, I want to present: a new category : Useful Links

We will feature web- / blog sites about radio imaging, great pop culture websites, shops for studio gear and much more in the following weeks. Today I want to feature the best radio imaging blogs / radio websites. The guys running these, do a fantastic job influencing, updating almost daily and inspiring the imaging community and the radio world. These links are must go to’s – go check it out. (more…)

After getting so much love for Oli’s Beatmixing Tutorial , Andy asked our users to send in some beatmixes and beatmatched stuff and your response was MASSIVE!

We received tons of beatmatching demos, which we don’t want to deprive you of.

So check out the beatmixes we received and let us know what you think and which one is your favourite!

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As a response to my latest blog post about emotional Imaging my buddy James Stodd sent us a great exanmple of emotional Imaging he did in the past for one of THE MAJOR MARKET RADIO STATIONS in the world, 95.8 Capital in London.It is a tough topic to adress, but done very well in my opinion. James recently works for the BBC, doing radio promos for TV shows.

James Stodd wrote: Here’s an example of something we did in 2008 for Capital FM’s Help a London Child Appeal. That year’s campaign was targetting knife crime in London – not an easy thing to promote on air in daytime. Luckily, with the use of the voices of real kids from London youth groups helped by the charity and a sprinkling of Capital’s artists – we managed to produce something that worked on air too.
Speak soon – and looking forward to sharing more throughout the year.

regards, James

James – PROMO1 by Benztown Branding Blog