Javi

Vocal Editing and Repair

starstarstarstarstar
9 Reviews
Javi on SoundBetter

Have you ever had a vocal take or recording you really want to use, but you don’t because it’s got pops, crackles, or noises you can’t get rid of? Or maybe you recorded in less-than-ideal conditions and have a muddy or harsh-sounding vocal that just can’t sit well in the mix? I can help you out!

I’m a producer/composer/musician with over 15 years of experience in the music field. Over time I've learned that sometimes we just can't go back to the recording stage. That's where we come in: we will dive deep into a high level of detail in order to improve your sound. We can work on:

• Vocal Repair: we can clean up and remove unwanted noises or frequencies off of your vocals, as well as deconstruct/reconstruct the audio file to get rid of unwanted information and bring the vocal back to life. You will get a cleaner/tighter sound even before the mixing stage.

• Vocal Editing: we can make chops, reduce or remove breaths, change the formant, remove the background noise, or alter the pitch of the vocals.

• Vocal Comping: we can combine different vocal takes into one “supertake” that has the best parts of each one.

• Vocal Time-Alignment / Quantizing: we will correct the timing of the vocals according to tempo by shortening or lengthening syllables and/or words.

• Vocal Tuning: we will manually tune you’re vocal using the best tools in the market.

Terms:
­- 2 Revisions included for each service; i.e., if you need tuning and editing on the same audio file, there are 2 revisions for the tuning correction and 2 revisions for the edits.
­- Turn-around time: 24-48 hrs.

Shoot me a message if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to help you out!

Cheers!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

9 Reviews

Endorse Javi
  1. Review by Sam Wills
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Javi was a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend him.

  2. Review by Sam Wheat
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Love this tune, big sound, perfectly shaped and produced for maximum impact. A pleasure to work with Javi, so much passion and attention to detail!!!

  3. Review by Sam Wheat
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    We really went deep to get the results on this song, Javi has so much attention to detail with his music. He is great with communication, always up for trying something, like for this one recording some more vocals and sending me alternate versions of stems so I can try new things. The tune is great and was a pleasure to work on.

    The door is always open!

  4. Review by undy
    starstarstarstarstar
    by undy
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Great communication; very polite, organized, and professional. Sent edits with specific time markers and clarifiers which was super helpful!

  5. Review by Tom Frampton
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Loved working with Javi! He's a great producer and a pleasure to collaborate with.

  6. Review by Dennis Sheperd
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Javi is a great producer and knows exactly what he is looking for. He is also a very nice guy and is very honest and clear. :-) I liked working with him and would do it anytime again!

  7. Review by Bram Fidder
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Really exciting to get an awesome song over the finish line. Javi has a great energy!

  8. Review by Mary Sweet
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Javi is a joy to work with and an incredible producer. He hired me to write lyrics and vocal melody for a stunning track of his. I sent him a couple of initial ideas that we built off of together. He has great ideas and collaborated incredibly well with me to write, adjust, and perfect the lyrics. He put in the time over the phone to really brainstorm with me and tweak ideas we both posited. I had a lot of fun working with him and I look forward to doing it again!

  9. Review by Austin Leeds
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    It was great working with Javi. We made an awesome track together. Thank you!

Interview with Javi

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm currently working on an EDM-production project for which I've recorded, edited and produced the vocals.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Sam Wheat. He's an amazing engineer, and one of the few people out there that really earns every penny.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I believe a combination of both worlds is the best way to go. However, it depends a lot if you're producing, mixing or mastering, as well as if you're constantly moving / touring / traveling. That makes it almost impossible to always carry analog gear with you.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: As a perfectionist (both a blessing and a curse), I will go deep into OCD-level of detail in order to get results.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Remember the old cliché that goes "if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life"? Well, I must definitely agree with it. Music being my passion, I can do it all day, every day, with or without or pay.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That you need really expensive equipment to get high quality results.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What are you looking to improve on your music or your audio file?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Whenever possible, re-record. But if you're not able to, or you're not willing to re-hire a singer or pay for more studio time, we're here to help. I can guarantee we will improve it your track.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Apollo Interface, a desktop PC, Beyerdynamic 880 Headphones, a Neumann U87 and a couple of Barefoot MM27 monitors.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I started playing the guitar a little over 20 years ago, and started composing singer/songwriter songs a little after. I've been in a rock band, been into classical music, circled back into singing/composing acoustic songs, and lately I've been producing Pop and EDM for some years now.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Boy, I can think of so many people, but off the top of my head I'd say Ryan Tedder would be one of my first options. The guy is a genius.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Parallel compression is your friend.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Mostly Acoustic, Pop and EDM, but I'm always open to new challenges and needs.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Denniz Pop, Ryan Tedder, Ray Charles, Freddie Mercury.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Here's an Edit/Repair Example: First half is the raw recording (grainy mic, less-than-ideal conditions, a lot of hiss embedded into the performance). Last half is the correction, without any mixing yet.

Terms Of Service

­- 2 Revisions for each service; i.e., if you need tuning and editing on the same audio file, there are 2 revisions for the tuning correction and 2 revisions for the edits.
­- Turn-around: 24-48 hrs.

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo
  • Beyerdynamic 1990
  • Beyerdynamic 880
  • Neumann KH120. Vocalign Pro
  • Melodyne 5
  • Adobe Audition
  • Spectralayers
  • Izotope RX
  • UAD Plugins.
More Photos