Posts Tagged ‘radio imaging tricks’

Vari-Fi Studio One

 

 

 

 

 

 

In some of the last posts we showed our favourite additional composing DAW Studio One and some of its useful functions. This week we have two amazing visitors from the Benztown offices in L.A. – Justin “Imaging Ninja” Case and Shane “Guitar Hero” Drasin. While Justin and I are discussing Imaging, FX and VO chains – Shane is working with Oli and Konrad.

 

Shane works mostly with Pro Tools and Reason, but the guys over here show him our latest fav Studio One. No question he can create music, sound design and the next number 1 hit with a 4Track recorder, as long he has a guitar in his hands. He liked some of the features of Studio One and wants to give them a try in the future.  Konrad, who really became a fan of the presonus DAW, found a solution to outweigh one of the last deficits of Studio One –  It has Vari-Fi on board now. His method might be a bit unusual and does not create a real vinyl stop, but you can slow down audio in a minute, without 3rd party plug-ins…

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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 Outdated or still awesome…Please leave a comment below or on Facebook.

Tom Ferguson

Today I am really thrilled to do an Interview with Tom Ferguson. He is a Brit, but works in the UAE and images Channel 4 as well as he is the PD for that station. Tom was a great talent a few years ago and developed to one of the best Imaging Guys out there. He sent me his soundlcoud and I was blown away and needed to reach out to him to get to know more of how he does it, what is his favorite PlugIns, what techniques does he use etc.. Learn more about Tom, check his audio and screen caps….ENTER IMAGING UAE. (more…)

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…)

Reverse Reverb

You all know how to create the legendary reverse reverb effect used in thousands of productions and imaging pieces around the globe. It is a cool effect and not hard to create, but there is several steps included – until ProTools 10. Jan discovered last week how easy it became to create the REVERSE REVERB with just one click! Insane, that we all have overlooked the small button on the right in True Verb f.e. …Maybe you have as well. :)… (more…)

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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!

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….)

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…

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Today I am really humbled to present you a friend of mine, which I met back in 2011 on german radiodays: Steve Reynolds. Steve is THE morning show consultant and I was very impressed by the presentation he gave back in cologne, talking about how to coach an on air personality, where he finds talent and how he creates major market success stories in morning radio. His track record speaks for itself and I am more than happy to got some spare time with him to ask some questions about imaging and how he uses imaging to brand his major market morning shows.

Learn from one of the best how SOUND Design can influence a great Morning Show brand. Enter Steve:
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