Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering reverb time, predelay, and wet/dry mix parameters, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
There's a long list of essential parameters that you'll find on most reverbs.…Reverb Time, Pre-Delay, Wet/Dry Mix, these are universal.…Most reverbs then offer some form of frequency-based adjustability to the reverb, and there are…a handful of other parameters found only on certain mix and models of reverb, such as…density, diffusion, and room size.…These parameters must be understood before we can take on the high-level musical and…technical challenge of making reverbs an asset in our mix.…
Top of the list is reverb Time.…Reverb Time describes the duration of the wash of reverberant energy.…The industry standard is to use something called RT60.…RT60 measures the amount of time it takes for the reverb to decay by 60 dB.…Let's compare a couple of Reverb Time settings using this snare drum sound.…(music playing)…First, let's hear a long Reverb Time like 2.5 seconds.…
(music playing)…With the Reverb Time of 2.5 seconds, it takes about 2.5 seconds for the snare sound to decay to silence.…Now we will shorten the Reverb Time from 2.5 to one second.…
AuthorAlex U. Case
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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 4/16/2013. What changed
A: We added a bonus chapter, "Advanced Reverb Techniques," with new movies on setting up your own reverb chamber, using convolution to simulate a space, and getting great impulse responses.
Q: This course was updated on 01/24/2014. What changed?
A: The Get in the Mix videos have been updated to the most recent version of Pro Tools. Also, the course now includes free Get in the Mix sessions for two more DAWs: Logic Pro X and Pro Tools 11.
1. Understanding Reverberation
2. Technologies for Creating Reverb
3. Key Parameters and Reference Values
4. Reverb Techniques
5. Advanced Reverb Topics
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