Vocal Editing and Repair

31 Reviews (19 Verified)
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 got 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 or mixing 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 (even from the master). We can also deconstruct/reconstruct a muddy vocal to get a cleaner, tighter sound 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: combining different vocal takes into one “supertake” that has the best parts of each one.

• Vocal Time-Alignment / Quantizing: correcting timing issues according to tempo by shortening or lengthening syllables and/or words.

• Vocal Tuning: manual tuning you’re vocal using the best tools in the market.

• Podcast Mixing and Mastering: getting your podcast ready for uploading.

­- 2 Revisions included for each service unless accorded differently.
­- Typical turn-around time: 24-48 hrs.

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


Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


31 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Avrom G.

    Simply the best for any audio restoration you need!

  2. Review by Julien L.

    Javi restored the overall audio track of an old movie with hiss and humm. He did 1 revision and the result sounds really great! I'm happy! The communication was great! Don't hesitate to hire Javi !

  3. Review by Anita Luki

    My go to everytime for sorting out my vocals. Thank you so much Javi!!

  4. Review by Manny Park
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    Absolute pleasure working with Javi! Class guy, detail oriented and a true professional. Thank you for trusting my ears brother.

  5. Review by Anita Luki

    Javi always comes through! Thank you for cleaning up my vocals so quickly!!

  6. Review by Avrom G.

    Javi is the best!! Very highly recommended.

  7. Review by Avrom G.

    Javi is the best. I use him on almost all my projects!

  8. Review by Robert H.

    All services received from Javi were top notch! He is very knowledgeable and willing to work with the artist to arrive at the best end product. Great person to work with!!!

  9. Review by Avrom G.

    Javi's the best! I'll be back!

  10. Review by Avrom G.

    Another great job By Ravi. I'll be back again.

  11. Review by Avrom G.

    Great work! Highly recommended!!

  12. Review by Alexxsjohnson

    Amazing and detailed vocal editor with great skill!

  13. Review by Robert H.

    Javi, Is great to work with. I am a return customer. He always listens to the artist, willing to fine tune track and is very detail oriented. Also willing make improvement suggestions. I would definitely use his services again. Bob

  14. Review by Gengiz k.

    i asked Javi for some unwanted noise to clear up on rap line audio and he has been very professional doing great job and not to forget he is very polite human being easy to work with...

  15. Review by Alexxsjohnson

    Awesome refinement of my vocal track. Very adaptable and awesome vocal repair

  16. Review by Mary Sweet
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    Another great project with Javi! We have a lot of fun working together and Javi always brings great ideas to the table. Amazing talent and an eye for quality! My door is always open for projects with Javi. :)

  17. Review by Robert H.

    Javi, was great to work with and did a great job editing my track to my satisfaction and always willing to make changes when requested. I would definitely work with him again and recommend his service to others..

  18. Review by Zoe G.
    by Zoe G.

    Best audio editor 🔥🙏🏾✅✅💯 I really appreciate you Javi. I got more music coming !!!

  19. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Javi was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!

  20. Review by Anita Luki

    My go to person to sort out any unwanted clicks and sounds on a track- always cleans it up and so quickly, thanks again Javi!

Interview with Javi

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

  2. A: Music is one of those things that can rarely become dull or monotonous, since there are so many things to be doing all the time. From singing and playing a singer/songwriter song, to composing a piano instrumental, to working with a rock band or a hip-hop artist. Recording, editing, producing, arranging. Rinse and repeat.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. 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 carry analog gear around.

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

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

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

  8. 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 your track.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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: 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.

Audio and Vocal Repair reel.

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 X8
  • Beyerdynamic 1990
  • Beyerdynamic 880
  • Neumann KH120
  • Little Labs Monotor. Vocalign Pro
  • Melodyne 5
  • Adobe Audition
  • Spectralayers
  • Izotope RX
  • UAD Plugins.
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  • New Headphone Amp!May 22, 2023

    🎉 We just added a Little Labs Monotor headphone amp to our monitoring chain, which gives us a higher level of detail and audio reproduction for all your corrections and restoration requirements.