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Efficient Data Compression for Vocal Recordings

More people and businesses are experimenting with audio recordings for communication instead of phone calls and email. Email and messaging services like WhatsApp and...

Think AAC instead of MP3

In blind tests, AAC demonstrates better sound quality than MP3, and has the advantage of being an international standard with playback on virtually every...

Waves Vocal Rider: Volume Automation Made Easy

One of our favorite tools for vocal postproduction is the Waves Vocal Rider plug-in. We typically don’t recommend third-party plug-ins, but this particular plug-in...

Easy Vocal Compression in Logic Pro X

This is a simple tutorial on how to add the perfect amount of compression for speech, dialogue and spoken vocals in Logic Pro X....

Outsourcing Audio Production

In 2019, the idea of outsourcing audio production seems like a ludicrous idea for all but giant companies with enormous budgets. At Finewav, we...

Creating Aux Sends

In our last post, we discussed the best practices for using reverb in audio production. This time, we’ll outline how to create auxiliary (“aux”)...

Optimizing Sound for Reverb

Optimizing Sound for Reverb The terms “wet” and “dry” are used in audio to denote a sound with a reverberant (“wet”) sound or a...

Advantages of Recording with Proximity

The Advantages of Recording with Proximity One of the most underutilized tools for clean recordings is the simple use of proximity, or bringing the...

High-Pass and Low-Pass Filters

High-pass and low-pass filters are common tools used to remove unwanted sounds from audio recordings. They have a long history in use for audio...

How Better Audio May Improve Audience Engagement

How Better Audio May Improve Audience Engagement A growing body of research suggests that hearing clearly improves learning, especially for students in a classroom...

Scaling Up Audio Production

Scaling Up Audio Production At Finewav, we believe that creating content isn’t about having the best content, but about putting out quality content on...

Gates & Expanders: The Good and the Bad

Gates & Expanders: The Good and the Bad Gates and Expanders are a type of dynamics processing used to reduce unwanted noise in audio...

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