Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Emphasizing the reverb using predelay, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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If you stretch the pre-delay parameter of any reverb longer and longer in time, it makes…it easier to hear the reverb itself.…Let's return to that snare shaker track, and instead of adding nonlinear reverb as we did…in the prior movie, I'll add a short plate sound and gradually increase the pre-delay…from 0 up to 100 milliseconds and beyond.…(music playing)…Pushing the reverb 'til later in time away from the dry track itself makes sure that…the track isn't obscured by the reverb.…
It makes the reverb itself easier to hear.…Before we tailor this into a more musical effect, it's worth noting…if you want to increase the sense of reverberation on any track, you have a few choices to make.…You can turn up the reverb, make it louder by raising the send to the reverb, or raising…the faders associated with the returns from the reverb.…Another approach is to increase the reverb time. By letting the duration of the resonance…last longer, you add more reverb to the mix.…But a third more subtle and often more productive way to give your listeners the sense of more…
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