Posts Tagged ‘Mike Santos’

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It’s that scary time of year again and this time we’ll bring you the full benztown Halloween Madness in three blood-curdling parts!

First up is Mr. Jan “JB” Brückner with a shure shot pro tools trick if you want to bring a spooky halloween VO to a funky Classic Hits Promo (or any other production). By the way, since being “our newcomer” last winter, Jan became a great imaging talent who produces for a lot of the benztown formats like Classic Hits and SpeakertToyz AC!

Jan uses Serato Pitch-N-Time and Waves Doubler to create a freaky, creeps giving voice effect. Check how it sounds:

And that’s how to do it: (more…)

Today I received some new Imaging pieces from my buddy Mike Santos. Mike works at Amp Radio in LA and is responsible to make one of Americas biggest Morning Show sounds awesome! He is the guy for Carson Daly’s Imaging. Mike added his thoughts and insight about imaging one of the most popular morning shows in the world. The greatest thing for me personally is how great the Fame FX package works for Mike and Carson. Check the Imaging Assasin Mike Santos ! (more…)

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Hey guys, it’s Andre.

It’s contest time here in our studios in Stuttgart. While our readers are writing a stunning Promo about Gary to win in our Xmas Contest, we’re here to do the same to show who’s the best imager in the office.

‘No big thing.’, I thought. ‘I’m working in radio since a while and I do that all the time. How hard can this be?’

Well, my results pretty much suck. Then I realized, I never have written a whole Promo on my own and I have no idea on scriptwriting.

In my desperation, I wrote a mail to Mike Santos, Multi-Format Imaging Director and expert on PPM. Maybe he had some tips for me on scriptwriting.

I expected a short mail with a few basic tips, but what I got in return was a crash course on scriptwriting, which taught me more than years in production.

See Mike’s wisdom on scriptwriting and use it for yourself (more…)

Most of you guys still know my buddy Mike Santos, Imaging Assasin at AMP in LA, Benztown’s HotAC Imaging Director and VO Artist for Benztown and various stations nationwide.

Mike sent me a little snapshot of 2012, including all the great stuff he has done so far!!!!!!

‘Here’s a quick composite of some stuff from this year (Amp, Carson Daly, Live955, KRXP, Benz) and the last promo I did when I was covering for Jake Kaplan at Amp.’

‘Also, here’s a screenshot for the “What’s That Sound” promo that’s in the middle of the composite.’

Thanks to Mike for sharing his audio and screenshot

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

Christmas is coming up and Benztown says thanks for an unbelievable year with the 2011 Version of our  Xmas Contest. We are hooking you up with awesome prizes and it will need you not even 3 minutes getting your hands on it. Ever wanted FAME FX on your station and budget is tight? Have imaging icons answers answer your questions in a personal Q&A and much more…ENTER the Benztown XMAS CONTEST 2011: (more…)

Unbelievable! The blog turns one today and I feel realy pumped about this fact. It started as a vision (“maybe it’ll become a real blog for imaging and production”) with this article and is today one of the most read, maybe the most read radio imaging blog in the world. More than 80 000 people have read the articles on this blog in one single year. Today we have more than 3000 people a week sharing ideas, reading the articles, watching the tutorials, checking the screen caps and listening to the stunning audio of the greatest production guys in the world. Thank you for making this blog  the hot spot for radio imaging. Thanks for all the inspiration and efforts.

AND there is tons of great content to come in the near future…. A massive Imaging contest with a jury of hand picked programing legends and radio pros, great interviews, new demos, tutorials and a fantastic X-mas present. For today I want to honor the guys who wrote the most successful posts ever (on this blog) and show the posts to you once again + revitalize our survey, making the blog even more specific and better for you by asking about your preferences considering our posts.

THE 12 most successful posts ever. (more…)

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!

Mike Santos: Imaging Assasin , Blog Writer, Creative Director for Entercom Denver, Guest Author, Voice Over talent and one of my best friends in the Imaging business hung out in Oz for a few weeks. Like me, Mike is a big fan of ozzi radio and while he was there he was meeting the Imaging Legends from Down Under – Matt Nikolic. Boz and Michael Sideshow and chilled in their studios, talked about Imaging and Radio, drank beer and….Here is his report! Read Mike’s fascinating Ozzi Experience and check the pics. (more…)

For all who missed it….Here is the screencap video of the first ever benztown webinar – My promise: A screen shot festival!

Learn about Session Setup & Routing, VO Treatment, EQing, Compression, Aux PlugINs and and and. Check Multiple Format Imaging Superstar Mike Santos explain his ProTools and Adobe settings + all the screencaps and written instruction (Benztown_webinar_RyanDrean) from benztown country imaging director Ryan Drean and some stuff from me as well.

Mike and I wanna say thank you for your time and if you have ideas for the next webinar, please send to blog@benztown.com.

Here’s the download link to the video (you have to wait a few seconds):

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GV8AGBWD