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“We have been receiving many compliments on our recording.    We are absolutely pleased with your excellent product.”
Dr. Michael Anders, University of Findlay Choir



At Soundwaves we utilize some of the best recording technology and equipment available today. We also use some of the best new and vintage microphones as well as proven recording techniques to obtain clear and natural sound. We’re fortunate that in the beginning, as Soundwaves was “gearing up”, founder Dan Canalos had the opportunity to have an in-depth phone conversation with one of the music industry’s recording pioneers, Jack Renner - founder of Telarc Records and winner of 36+ Grammy Awards! Mr. Renner’s gracious advice became the template for quality and excellence that we continually try to emulate. We’ll always be grateful to Mr. Renner for his humbleness, vast knowledge, and encouragement.

Soundwaves’ “True Live™” Recordings
Using top notch equipment, premium quality microphones, various microphone techniques, a lot of experience and tutelage from our mentors, we have developed what we call our Soundwaves “True Live™” recordings. These are natural stereo recordings with no overdubs. Using the natural acoustics of your performance environment when desirable, we determine which microphones and recording technique should be employed to capture the “truest”, most natural sounding representation of your group. But since room acoustics (reflections, standing waves, reverberation etc.) are so critical to the overall color and sound of a recording, and since all rooms or auditoriums aren’t created equal we also use, with discretion, new digital technology which allows us to place your group in a true virtual three dimensional acoustic space. What does this mean? Simply, that we do our best to bring you the absolute highest quality and natural sounding recording no matter where your recording is made.

Microphones & Techniques
Soundwaves utilizes high quality condensor and dynamic microphones, custom built microphone cables, and industry proven techniques to capture your music. The end result is a clarity of image, sonic texture and phase coherency many other recording companies' recordings just won’t have.

Some of the manufacturers we use:

  • Neumann
  • AKG
  • Audio Technica
  • Earthworks
  • Presonus
  • Apogee
  • Lexicon
  • TC Electronics
  • DBX
  • Alesis
  • Mackie
  • Panasonic
  • Tascam
  • Ashley