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Recording Audio into iPhone/iPad without An Interface

Apple’s 3.5mm Lightning Audio Adapter costs only $8, and combined with a headphone/microphone splitter, creates an inexpensive way to record audio from an external...

FLAC vs. Apple Lossless

In a recent post about saving disk space with lossless compressed audio, we discussed how Apple Lossless (ALAC) and Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)...

Lossless Recording in Voice Memos for iOS

Here’s a short post on how to create lossless audio recordings in iOS using the Voice Memos app. Changing one option in the settings...

Save Disk Space with Lossless Compression

Waveform Audio File Format (WAV) and Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) are the two most common codecs for storing linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM) data. They...

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...

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Save this space with lossless compression by using audio codecs like FLAC and ALAC