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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”) sends and returns in Apple Logic Pro X. This tool not only works for reverb, but other effects like chorusing, flanging, pitch shifting, and parallel compression. Even though we’ll be using Logic Pro X, the same concept applies to other DAWs and can be done quite...
Optimizing Sound for Reverb The terms “wet” and “dry” are used in audio to denote a sound with a reverberant (“wet”) sound or a sound relatively free of reverberation (“dry”). The use of effects like reverb are powerful tools for storytelling and conveying a sense of time and place through audio. In literal terms, reverb creates a sense of space by mimicking acoustic reflections, or sound waves bouncing off surfaces....
The Advantages of Recording with Proximity One of the most underutilized tools for clean recordings is the simple use of proximity, or bringing the microphone closer to the desired sound source. It’s common to see content online and on broadcast television microphones several feet away from the person speaking. Try recording sound from greater than 12″ (.3 m) away in an apartment, office space, outdoors, or performance venue and the...
High-pass and low-pass filters are used to remove unwanted sounds from audio recordings. In this post, we’ll discuss what high-pass and low-pass filters are, as well as how and when to use them.  High and Low-Pass Filters Technically speaking, a high-pass filter (sometimes abbreviated “HPF”) passes signals with a frequency higher than the designated cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency. This means that low...
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 a consistent basis. Doing so depends on creating a scalable workflow that doesn’t take a lot of time to manage, yet and provides excellent repeatable results. Even better if the equipment is inexpensive and can be easily replaced should any technical issues ever arise.  It might...
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