Posts Tagged ‘logic’

Voting PT & Logic Winner

Last week we wanted to know, what should be next on our blog and YOU voted for a special radio imaging test of Avid Pro Tools 11! On second place (pretty close) is Apples Logic Pro X
Thanks for voting guys – we decided to check them both!!! So stay tuned and we’ll hook you up with the reviews as soon as possible! If you already have some specific questions depending the new versions of PT and Logic, feel free to post them in the comments…

Review Vote

Here at Benztown we always check the web and magazines for new plug-ins and amazing gear which maybe help to take our imaging and music production to the next level… or we check out classics like the U47 and hit you up with a mic comparison (Side Note Andy: great feedback on that, thanks guys!). And because there’s so much new and old stuff that’s worth to review or to test, we are having a hard time to decide on our own, what should be NEXT?! (more…)

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A few weeks ago the benztown studios Stuttgart have been visited by a good friend and great production guy, Sergey Zelentsov from Moscow. He heads up the production department of one of the biggest european radio networks Europa Plus and he was here for a special occasion: to check out his brand new  “Brigada U”-Jingles  before they hit the airwaves. I took the chance to interview this very talented radio imager. I wanted to know all about his work, technique and whats rocking Russia at the moment.

So let’s check out Mr. Europa Plus, Sergey Zelentsov…

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Hi guys, it’s Andre.

One of our trainees showed me a plugin, which really made me jealous of Apple’s Logic Pro. It’s the built-in Match EQ.

This one is a little gem. It analyzes the average frequency spectrum of an audio file, enables you to save it apply it to another EQ with another signal. This feature makes it pretty useful helper for cleaning up your mix. If you’re having problems with two or several elements clashing together in the same range, the Match EQ will help you fix it with ease.

For example, if you’re having problems with bass drum and bass clashing together, use the Match EQ to analyze your bass drum, apply it to your bass and then just invert the peaks and troughs on your bass EQ. This will filter the spectrum of the bass drum out of your bass and they won’t clash anymore. Combined with side chaining, this is a pretty easy way to avoid clashing. The same technique  works for VO, FX and anything else in the mix. Especially if you’re not into spending a lot of time with analyzing audio and tweaking your EQ’s settings to the max, the Match EQ will give you pretty good help to start with professional EQ-ing.

A pretty cool thing for ‘just’ a built-in plugin in Logic and after seeing this one in action, I wanted to have my own kind of Match EQ and guess what… I could not find anything like this one. Izotope’s Ozone features a similar feature, but it wasn’t as comfortable as with Logic’s Match EQ. Asking the big G,  lead me forum threads from like six years ago and not much more.

So here’s my question to the imaging and production community:

Does any one of you guys know something similar to Logic’s Match EQ? 

Maybe some of you know the right plugin or gear to use, because getting Logic because of this one EQ might be a bit too much. I’d love to hear from you guys. Any ideas or recommendations are welcome.

Cheers and have a great weekend.

In today’s world, music production, radio imaging, recording and mastering has become more and more a software solution.

Today we are blessed with tons of DAWs and audio editing software. Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Reaper, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Sony Vegas and lots of other software solutions available to everybody from the youngster to the pro and in any price range.

How do you choose the perfect DAW for yourself? What is important to you and what would make your work even better ?

I had a very active discussion with the finalists of the Benztown Iron Imager contest about the pros and cons of the DAWs they use. Now, I want to hear your opinion. What DAW do you use and why? Do you have different DAWs for specific tasks? What are your favorite features and how would you improve your DAW or others? I’m curious about your opinion in the comments below. Let’s get it on guys: I WISH MY DAW COULD…..

I want to try a first survey here over the weekend. Please tell the other guys, which production systems / software do you use and what is your favourite outboard gear and plugIN(s)a nd maybe a short why that is. I am happy to make all comments and answers public over the weekend and discuss the results on Monday. Looking forward to hear from you all.

Cheers and nice weekend.

Andy