Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Reference values from the best orchestra halls, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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All Reverbs come with presets, sometimes hundreds of them.…It can be fairly daunting to know which reverb to use, and in turn, the desired values for each…of the parameters. With so many possibilities, where do we start?…I find it helpful to compare parameters to a good icon of acoustics, an orchestra hall.…Acquisitionists have researched were it considered to be the best-sounding halls for romantic…orchestral music, and these three rise to the top.…Work done by Leo Branic's found a statistically significant number of conductors, orchestras,…audience members, and music critics prefer the sound of these three halls over most other…halls for romantic orchestral music.…
Over time, more and more great halls are built, but the best ones were all highly influenced…by the acoustic qualities of these three.…So it's useful to look at the Reverb Time, pre-delay, and spectral multipliers for these…halls as a touchstone even if our music isn't symphonic music.…Looking first at the middle frequency here, we see that these three concert halls have…
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