Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating contrasting sounds for your tracks, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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Mixes get crowded. It's really difficult to fit 50 or more tracks into a recording and…have them make sense coming out of only a couple of loudspeakers.…Well, Reverb is an essential tool for overcoming that challenge.…We use contrasting reverbs track by track to make it easier for the listener to enjoy…different elements of a multitrack mix.…Listen to this tune in which the lead vocal, the background vocals, the snare, and the…guitars are each treated to a different kind of reverb.…
(music playing)…Of particular interest are the vocals, and the potential conflict between the lead vocal…and the background vocals.…
This tune includes the typical challenge that there are several background singers, but…just the single lead vocalist, so the background vocals risk drowning out the lead vocal.…This problem is compounded by the fact that some of the background vocal tracks are overdubs…sung by lead singer himself.…With such similar tone, it can be hard to distinguish the lead vocal part from the multitrack background tracks.…
These techniques can be practiced with the free Get in the Mix sessions, currently available for Pro Tools and Logic Pro.
- What is reverb?
- Understanding how acoustic reverb works in rooms
- Working with the signal flow, effects loops, and available CPU resources
- Understanding core parameters, like reverb time and pre-delay
- Simulating space
- Creating nonlinear reverb
- Building pre-delay effects
- Using reverse reverb
- Using convolution correctly