File Detective is a useful tool whether you’re faced with a mystery media file, or any other kind of file.Continue reading “Introducing the File Detective”
What’s all this fuss about headphones for remote interviews? For true studio quality, Cleanfeed tells you to stop using loudspeakers and use headphones. Other software might tell you to do the same as well. Here’s an explanation of what’s going on and why a pair of wired headphones is a must for quality remote interviews.Continue reading “A word in your ear… re: Headphones”
Well, this is nice. We’ve been awarded an Emmy® for our work in film and television.Continue reading “Emmy Award”
We caught up with Trevor New. A composer, music teacher and violist. He sent in this fantastic exert of himself playing at the Lincoln Center for the Kaufman Music Center, with other performers in their homes. This was all achieved live, using Cleanfeed.Continue reading “Remote orchestra at the Lincoln Center”
Doing a live broadcast or report from a remote location is fun. Your audience will enjoy a change and it’s a chance to meet them in person
Whether you’re a producer, presenter or engineer, you probably have a bunch of questions if you’ve never done something like this before. Going live, from anywhere remote, can sometimes seem daunting. But with a bit of planning, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.Continue reading “Get your show on the road”
It’s almost exactly one year ago that Marc (co-founder of Cleanfeed) and I were invited for a thoroughly enjoyable discussion as guests to the Blind Podcasters’ Roundtable. We’ve made a steady stream of updates since then, so let’s follow up where we were then, and now.Continue reading “A year in Cleanfeed accessibility”
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Marcus dePaula. Marcus, from Me Only Louder, has an astonishing career which has contributed extensively to his podcast production company that he runs today. We caught up about his live audio engineering days, his thoughts about the podcasting industry, an insight into his workflow and how he is helping producers all around the world with his new venture; Podcast Audio Lab.Continue reading “Q&A: Meet Marcus dePaula”
Capital UK voice artist, Howard Ritchie, recently shared his story with me on how Cleanfeed saved him from a catastrophic career disaster, saying: “There are many digital tools I could do without, but not Cleanfeed”.Continue reading “Averting a catastrophic career disaster”
Learn how a small community theatre group used Cleanfeed to record a play with their remote actors. We caught up with Jim Park, front-of-house sound engineer for Thorold Community Theatre, who explains how “And Then the Lights Went Out” came together.Continue reading “Q&A: And Then the Lights Went Out”
More and more in a tiny package! Today we’re launching our new Player, and new enhancements to Cleanfeed Pro. Let’s talk about studio tools.Continue reading “Enhancing the studio tools”
Not so long ago we announced compatibility for Firefox. Today we’re going one further! Guests will now be able to join a Cleanfeed session using Safari, on macOS. This update concludes our effort to expand support to all mainstream web browsers; achievement unlocked!Continue reading “Safari: Achievement unlocked”
Dealing with echo in the room? Or your co-host getting picked up on your mic. Whether it’s beginner or intermediate podcasters, you’re not alone in asking these questions. Instead of writing responses on forums, I though I’d write here.Continue reading “Get on the mic: The most effective way to improve podcast audio quality”
For a long time now our Clips player has enabled broadcasters & podcasters to play audio in a way that’s heard, in full quality, by you and all your guests. Now we’re introducing its cousin: the versatile Player.Continue reading “‘Clips’ cousin: the Player”
Over the last couple of months we’ve quietly introduced a new feature to Cleanfeed that opens up new non-linear workflow possibilities for recording, live performances and more. I’m excited to tell you more about it!Continue reading “Non-linear workflow: Introducing Aux Outputs”
I’ve written on the topic of browser compatibilty before. If you use an incompatible browser with Cleanfeed you’ll be directed to use a compatible one on your system. This has led many folks to assume Cleanfeed is “Chrome only” as it was when we launched over 5 years ago, but that hasn’t been the case for a long time now!Continue reading “A birds-eye view of browser compatibility”
I haven’t appeared as guest on a podcast in a while, so it was interesting to appear on Chris Smith’s Podtastic Audio recently. Within a few hours, Chris went from recording session to a published podcast that sounds great — a nice reminder that a technical workflow for a podcast needn’t be over-complex to get professional results.Continue reading “A podcast approach that’s straightforward and agile”
When we started Cleanfeed, web-based audio was very much in its infancy. As early adopters we had to focus on very limited browsers to provide a reliable Cleanfeed experience while they matured. A lot has changed in those years, so it’s time to spread our wings a little: starting right now, a guest can join with Firefox!Continue reading “Introducing Firefox”
The clean in Cleanfeed is all about getting your audio from one side of the world to the other, un-altered. But what happens when you need something beyond that? Find out about our audio repair tools.Continue reading “Improving audio repair”
If your New Year’s resolution is to start a podcast and you’re looking to interview guests or have a co-host remotely, here’s how to do it with Cleanfeed.Continue reading “Starting a podcast: 101”
In these strange times it’s great to hear that people are finding new ways to do the things they love.
Cleanfeed is being used to help actors, writers and theatre groups stage and produce radio dramas and plays with the rapport they feel when face to face.Continue reading “The (Audio) show must go on”
The global pandemic bought some unexpected growth, directing much of our development effort behind the scenes on scaling and stability, or specialist features for particular sectors we deal with. So it’s nice to be able to talk about a new feature at the front-end for a change; and one that aids in the work people are doing with Cleanfeed Pro right now.Continue reading “Selecting tracks for recording”
Today we are announcing 48kHz will be the default sample rate in Cleanfeed, activated in the upcoming release of Chrome 84. If you know the importance of sample rate when it comes to digital audio, then this will be good news for broadcasters, producers and journalists using Cleanfeed.Continue reading “The new default. 48kHz”
We’re changing “connect” links to be 24 hours by default. If you’re a user of “unlimited” invites (perhaps a broadcaster or studio engineer) read on.
This question comes up a lot in forums. and we love it that podcasters are realising the creative potential of having guests from anywhere in the world. Though there’s some useful information to answer the question, there’s also some mis-information, and even downright complicated solutions.
Here at Cleanfeed we’ve got access to a range of broadcast and recording engineers, so let’s use some experience to discuss these options, and perhaps even set the record straight in some cases!
We’ve identified a bug in Chrome 77 that means the browser struggles with some professional audio interfaces on the Mac. If you can’t hear the other person or see the meter moving, then this post has a fix for that specific issue.
After a beta period, it’s time for our multitrack recording feature to go mainstream, and this is a ‘heads up’. If you’ve been using the beta, read on for how you’ll be affected from the week of 12th August.
It was going to be just a regular software update, but there’s so many smaller things here it seems worth of a blog post. So festival season is in full swing, and we’ve got a festival of updates for you!Continue reading “A festival of software updates”
We started Cleanfeed to enable people to create great content; by connecting the world in live, high definition audio.
Today we’re announcing a small change to our definition of ‘individual’ (previously ‘personal’) use. It means more podcasters and individuals can benefit from Cleanfeed Pro at over 35% off the full price. And our standard Cleanfeed is still available for all, for free, too.
“The blog posts are better when you write about a challenge” is what one of our Cleanfeed users told me recently. So, with that in my mind, here’s the story behind a few modifications that never made it into the wild, and some that did.
We’re continuing to develop our multitrack recording feature, which gives podcasters and producers new powers in post-production whilst keeping your audio totally in-sync. Today we unleash new code which includes something simple, and effective — the ability to save a bundle of all tracks together.Continue reading “Zip code”
It’s one of our most asked-for features, and it’s here. This is the first beta, which means we need your feedback to really make it the best! Say goodbye to sync and drift issues — and check out our multitrack recording in Cleanfeed.
We’re between the UK and the US this summer. And with weather in London that’s been almost like Los Angeles, it’s time for a newsletter. Whether you’re broadcaster, podcaster or producer, here’s a roundup of some of the things we’ve been doing recently.
In any field, unncessary workflow changes can be frustrating. And, unlike your audio editing software, Cleanfeed isn’t a tool you sit inside of all day every day; instead returning to it just when you need it. So we take extra care in development and design to make sure the workflow is familiar when you do log in; it’s a professional tool, so you need to hit the ground running.
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re now beta testing limited support for Cleanfeed (guests only) on Apple portable iOS devices. This means it’s possible to record or do a live interview with a guest on an iPhone or iPad. The ‘too long, didn’t read’ version of this is… try it! But many people have expressed an interest in the details, so here’s a little more.
Pondering about joining Cleanfeed? Perhaps you’re thinking.. ‘hrm, I wonder how I should set things up?’. Well, let me put to rest some myths and help give you a better understanding of how Cleanfeed works and how you can get started.
Cleanfeed makes it super easy to send and receive high quality audio over the Internet, so the possibilities of what you can do are endless!
I recently did an interview with Live Sound International magazine and it’s sister publication online. Journalist Nicholas Radina and I chatted for over an hour on a Friday night a few weeks back and in full studio quality — using Cleanfeed of course!
For Cleanfeed to remain relevant, competitive and useful, we regularly attend outside events. The event I cover below is one undertaken for a hospital station, Radio Wey (http://www.radiowey.org).
The Walton on Thames Festival of Light is a well attended Christmas event which celebrates Christmas; includes a festive Christmas market, the turning on of lights and most importantly, the light parade itself.
So you’ve used Cleanfeed, fallen in love with it (don’t lie, I know you have), and you may have potentially asked yourself, “What’s the deal – shouldn’t Cleanfeed make any dedicated hardware?”
Layla has been my trusty companion for 10 years of audio projects, but recently she developed an unpleasant and annoying habit that took us both on an interesting adventure.
Getting a two-way remote studio link can be a hard work, with the inevitable tangle of ‘mix minus’ setups. Thankfully, help is often at hand in the form of a USB mixer; as well as being simple it keeps your setup getting most done with least equipment.
Recently we introduced Cleanfeed’s recording to the wider world as beta, and we’ve been making some updates based on your feedback (the written type, not the audio-artefact type!)
It’s a simple request: to record an interview with a co-host or guest in another location.
Today I’m excited to share something we’ve wanted to do for a while now; pre-configured recording directly in Cleanfeed itself.
You get the quality of Cleanfeed and no need for extra recording hardware. Just join your guests to a Cleanfeed session and press ‘record’. It’s available today in beta.
Today we’re widening the net to allow any Cleanfeed user access to some of the features that are happening as part of our Research and Development (R&D) process.
When we started the blog we wanted to get straight to the really important issues (cough) going on at Cleanfeed headquarters and address the community’s most frequently asked questions. This is one…
I just came out of a radio interview with Andy Davis from Tenkai Solutions. Andy is both an experienced developer and an expert on recruitment methods for technical jobs.
One of the things he’s a great advocate of is “pair programming“, and he was explaining how he’s been using Cleanfeed instead of Skype, to send and receive the audio when working with other coders remotely.
Ever since launch, it’s been one of the features our users have talked about the most; the simplicity of opening a full-band audio link just by sending an email.
And email is great, but sometimes it’s not the most reliable. Now you can make a Cleanfeed connection by other means, too.
As part of handling some of our growth, we’ve spent the weekend moving some of our critical services to a new ISP. Actually we started this process several weeks ago, one-by-one forwarding parts of the Cleanfeed service via their new home. Quite a major upheaval, but you didn’t notice anything, right? Good.
As a bonus we’ve started the process of opening up a globally-diverse set of relay servers, so all users can begin to get some of the benefits that our ‘enterprise’ customers have been enjoying for a while now.
So, it turns out we’re better at building streaming audio systems than we are at social media!
This blog is an attempt to change that, as well as a place to let our hair down a little.
We hope to share useful and interesting information relating to Cleanfeed. Or it could just be an elaborate April Fools joke, only time will tell…