Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Get in the Mix: Changing the scene by changing reverb, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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…It would be a mistake to think of reverb…as an effect only to be applied track by track.…We've got a long list going of all the reasons we reach for reverb.…But we don't make those decisions based on the…snare, and then the vocal, and then the guitars.…We really have to serve the song.…We have to serve the artist. We have to serve the art.…So a critical motivation for reverb is tied…not to the tracks, but to the song itself,…to the songwriting, to the story and to the structure of the song.…Reverb is a very powerful way to create a change of scenery sonically.…
We create different but appropriate reverberant…signatures for different sections of the tune.…As the mix plays the sonic environment advances as the song progresses.…Obvious opportunities for a reverb driven scene change…are when the song moves from intro to verse,…or verse to chorus, or chorus to bridge and so on.…Let's see how that works and how it sounds in an…actual mix using a song by the artist Iyeoka called Millionaire.…Here's verse one into chorus one.…
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