Benztown Alienates its Image


BenztownThe audio assets offered by Benztown are about to be enhanced via its acquisition of sound effects specialist Alien Imaging. Program services provider Benztown is acquiring a 50% stake in AI.

Terms of the deal were not released.

Benztown provides radion imaging and a production library, as well as programming, jingle and voiceover services.

Alien offers AI FX, an audio production package with effects, music elements, drones and other sounds.

Benztown President Dave “Chachi” Denes said: “We are fired up to be partnering with Jeff. He’s an icon amongst Imaging Directors and his sound design truly is out of this world! (No pun intended). Offering Jeff’s brilliant new AI FX will be welcome news to current Benztown and Alien Imaging customers. The quality, and creativity of these 300+ new sounds, paired with Alien Imaging’s outstanding back catalogues, will enhance our existing Benztown production libraries and make stations sound incredible, regardless of format or market size.”

Alien Imaging President Jeff Schmidt said: “The Alien doesn’t speak human. He communicates only in strange and wonderful sounds we happen to find useful for Radio Imaging. On this epic partnership he said “Zzzip Visssivvv Epipipipi wap ap ap ap!” Which loosely translates to “Benztown Rules – others drool. Now hold still while I download your brain”. I am thrilled to partner with the inspiring and insanely talented people at Benztown.”