Posts Tagged ‘video tutorial’

He recently won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs voting. He’s on tour all over the world in the biggest clubs. Every track he works on, becomes a worldwide chart hit. He’s the most popular and successful DJ/Producer in Pop and Electronic Music at the moment. You know who I am talking about ….who’s that b****….Yeah. David Guetta!

Today, me and Oli my partner and head of composing at Benztown, show you how to create pumping beats like David Guetta. All you need is a compressor that is able to sidechain. Enter The Sidechain Prince Pt.2!

David Guetta Beats for your production! Check David’s personalized Benztown Intro :).

Guys like James Smith or Nic Kelly have proven it: Adobe Audition is a hot topic in Radio Imaging. In the last time, we heard a lot of great imaging  produced with Adobe Audition. There is some very hot beatmatching – and all this without the help of a ProTools grid mode.

Morning Show producer for Fox FM in Mebourne, script writer and Pro Tools and Adobe Audition expert, Jerimiah a.k.a. Jez B, created a Beatmixing Tutorial for Adobe Audition.

Check his video, follow a few easy steps and you’ll never miss a beat.

YOU want more videos! You get it!

How can you improve your workflow in a few minutes? How can you learn from the industry leading imaging directors and production legends?

Just watch the videos below and learn stunning new features, awesome production tricks, get inspired and safe resources by checking out the 3 most inspiring ProTools tutorial videos, I watched on the web in the last weeks.. More new videos from Oli, Ryan and me coming shortly.

1.Matt Bauer about defining your own ProTools shortcuts :

2. Here’s a video from Graham, I found on the Avid Community site (by the way, a great place for connecting with other producers). Graham shows you how to use elastic pitch in Pro Tools to tweak vocals.

3. My Brendan Tacey’s all time favourite….massive New Years Countdown Sweeper! Check out theprodguy Classics:

Which video tutorial on our blog you liked most? Just let us know by clicking the like buttons in the Video Archive.

Today Oli is gonna show you how to create an unbelievable stereo width with almost no plugINs, means only by routing. The only gear you need is an EQ or other PlugIN, which is able to invert phases.

Today’s imaging is working completely working without classic outboard gear. The Plugins are getting better and better, nothing’s impossible anymore. There are Plugins for almost everything in radio imaging or music production. And here starts the problem. The more, your Plugin can do, the more CPU power it needs. Not everyone owns a 12-core Mac Pro, so you have to fight with latency. Latency can be a total pain, when you’re placing your audio and that freaking latency destroys your whole work. So what to do?

I’ve created a video with two easy solutions, when you’re having latency caused by Plugins. It might not be a big pro trick, but it’s still cheaper than buying a new computer 😉

Cheers and have a nice weekend.

Many stations are on the look for the most polished sound possible. BUT, some Imaging pieces need to sound dirty, rough and edgy. I created a Lollapalooza Promo for our CHR library and used a plugIN from the Sound Toy Family, I never used before and it made the VO unbelievable dirty and rough. Love that…You can emulate that kind of sound also with AMPs (like Sans Amp, AMP Farm or Guitar Rig), Hard Filters and EQs. Adding Flanging, LoFI or  SciFi to it makes it even more edgy.

As bonus, here’s the pic of my Decapitator Settings:

In older posts you’ve seen several of my templates, so you know I really dig Aux tracks for Delay and Reverb use. There is nothing faster and easier to me manipulating Audio and create incredible delays and reverb effects. Most of the time I use beat related delays in combination with Filters, Amps, EQs, Flangers and many other plugINs. In this short tutorial I want to show you how I create a nice distortion delay. Remember AUX is POWER!I recorded the video on the fly, so I add the treated VO as audio to the post as well.

Hi guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 19th week at the Benztown Studios, since I started as volunteer.

When you start with Pro Tools, you’ll be massively overwhelmed by all the different functions and possibilities. There are so many techniques, shortcuts, plugIns and functions that need to be learned to control them. You might not need  every function, but there are definitely a lot of functions, which have to be learned to increase your workflow and your production.

In the following video, I combined two essential functions: Routing tracks to a bus and using automation.

In an earlier tutorial, Ryan already showed you how to create a bus, which helps you to save system power – (not everyone’s got a twelve core Mac Pro 🙂 – and allows you to have the same settings for multiple tracks withould inserting loads of plugIns in the tracks.

Another great function is automation. It’s activated by holding command + option + controlfor mac and control + alt + start for pc and clicking on the parameter you want to automize.

To switch to the track with the automation data, hold control + command – click for mac and control + start – click

Almost everything in Pro Tools can be automized. If you can click it, try to automize it 😉 – okay, not every clickable object in Pro Tools can be automized, but a lot of them.

By combining routing to an Aux Track and using automation, I was able to create the following video in a few minutes, instead of wasting a lot of time, using the same plugIn in every track and automizing every little parameter.

So enjoy the video. (more…)

Typically you use a compressor right in the VO track or in a VO Sub or VO AUX to make your VO guy sound thick and powerful In an old post I showed you how my VO sub looks and compression, EQ-ing and limiting is an endless topic to me.  We @ benztown do adjustments in our settings almost ever second week and you can always find a better, tougher, punchier and more brilliant sound in comparing various compressors and presets. Today I want to show you how compressors with a sidechain function work as a volume adjuster. Save time, make your VO cut through! Enter the Sidechain Prince Pt 1:

Hey guys, it’s Andre.

It’s now my 13th week as volunteer at the Benztown Studios at Stuttgart and today, I’ve got a nice trick for everyone starting with beat creation.

Remember my post about Stylus RMX? An easy to use and effective tool for beat creation. After using the Multi Mode with predefined loops, it’s time to go one step further and create our own loops with the Kit Mode.

This time, I’m going to show you how to combine Stylus RMX with the MIDI editor and how to get it back into audio tracks. (more…)