Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing signal flow, effects loops, and CPU resources, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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When using any type of effect like reverb, there are two ways to add the effect on to the track.…You can insert a plug-in or outboard unit on each and every track that needs it, or…you can setup an Effects Loop that makes that reverb accessible by any and all tracks in your project.…When using reverb, the preferred choice is almost always the Effects Loop, for three reasons.…One, similar reverb effects are often used on multiple tracks, that is you'll often want…to put several tracks in a mix into the same sounding space.…
This can help glue your mix together making it more cohesive.…Second, reverb effects can eat up a lot of computer processing resources, so utilizing…one reverb effect for multiple tracks instead of dedicating one to each track is much less…taxing on your computer.…Third, effects loops help with workflow efficiency when mixing, you can be more creative and…more productive when you have several reverb choices ready at your fingertips.…Now let's setup a reverb effects loop on a vocal track, so you can see how this works.…
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