Posts Tagged ‘Xmas’

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It was a great year, thanks for making this blog rock big time! Again, we had more then 400 votes on the Presets 4 Presents Contest. I am proud and thankful you took the challenge and participated, I appreciate you voted for your favourite and hope you loved all the Presets.

Thanks to Alexis, Emmett, George, Juan, Max, Samuele and Timmy – YOU ARE ROCKSTARS!

The winners will be announced on December 30th.

Merry Christmas!
Andy

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….)

The Holidays are near and it is time for some super-cool free stuff, like our Fame FX ADVENT CALENDAR stuffed with INCREDIBLE BRAND NEW FAME FX WORKPARTS.

Get it right now and sweeten your time with one cutting edge FX, Drone or Loop each day, from December 1st till December 25th!

How it works?

Simply like Fame FX on Facebook and get access to our Fame FX Advent Calendar by sending us your e-mail address via pm.

Get yourself a very special Fame FX-Mas!

The gift giving is almost over, but a little present is left. My old friend Sidey from OZ sent something over to help us enjoy xmas even a little more and listen to this magic stuff, while getting fat.

We love you Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen. Great work as always. Guys, take this as an inspiration for great script writing and imaging.

Now back to the great chow-down!

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

After writing a couple of mails with our subscriber and Xmas Competition winner Andre, I decided to meet him face-to-face to get to know him better. But first, let me tell you his story in a few sentences:

Born in the small city of Nordhausen, he responded the call of duty and rendered his civilian service in Hamburg (instead of going to the army). From his first meager loan, he bought a pair of turntables and a couple of vinyls. He is into Dubstep music (Benztown: never heard of this :))
Soon, he discovered his passion for music and all the possibilites of playing with audio and wanted to immerse deeper in professional imaging and producing.
His first crappy tries of beatmatching with free audio edition programs and demo versions of DAWs didn’t deject him. He still worked on and tried to improve himself by playing around with sounds, reading books and watching tutorials on the internet.
On his search for tips and tricks, he discovered our blog and started to mail with us.

I like his passion and his constant will to improve. It’s very hard for young and dedicated people to get a chance in our industry, so we decided to give him a chance and offered him a placement at Benztown. Andre will work as a volunteer at the benztown studios for the next six month. It will be tough and hard, but Ill bet he will take something away and hopefully stays as motivated as he is right now:)…
To share his experience and the stuff he learns, Andre will write a production diary, which will be posted right here on a regular basis.

The entire benztown team is looking forward to work with him. Andre, welcome to the benz team!