Reversing reverb to highlight musical moments


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Reversing reverb to highlight musical moments

We know that reverberation is the sound that comes after the sound our musicians make. It's the sound of their musical performances as it decays in the space. But while reverberation is what happens in a real room after a sound, in the recording studio we can persuade it to happen before the sound. We can reverse the reverberation. Have a listen to this groove changeup as we go from a 4-bar half time A section to an 8-bar B section at twice the tempo. (music playing) Reverse reverb might be a nice way to emphasize the tempo change here at the beginning of the B section, I'll start just before it.

(music playing) For the reverse reverb, any early strong sound at the top of the B section will do, a snare hit, a tom fill, or a kick drum would all be good candidates. But there's a unique overall texture to this groove so I'm looking for a less obvious choice. I listen to all the multi-track elements that make up this groove, and I'm drawn to this track labeled Snr/Clp/Shk.

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Reversing reverb to highlight musical moments
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Reversing reverb to highlight musical moments provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Alex U. Case as part of the Foundations of Audio: Reverb

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