Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting the most out of room tracks, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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Room Tracks, where you record the room that you are recording in to its own separate track, deserve special mention.…We've talked about so many signal processing strategies that are really built on reverb…processors, patching in a reverb and manipulating it.…Let's make sure we get the most out of every room tracking opportunity we can.…We'll talk about some specific mix ideas, but allow me to offer some suggestions for…the Tracking Phase. First, plan to experiment.…Miking a room is difficult, it's a big space, and it can be hard to find the best sounding spots for microphones.…
Second, while a one-track mono room has some usefulness, plan to set up stereo pairs instead.…And if you're working in surround sound use four-, five-, and seven-mike techniques suitable…to your surround sound format. You can always use a subset of what you track if desired.…Third, all of the stereo and surround techniques you've learned about for recording an orchestra,…a horn section or a drum kit, and I'm thinking MS, X-Y, spaced Omnis, ORTF, Decca trees and…
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