Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Reversing reverb to highlight musical moments, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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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.…
(music playing)…This track has a bit of shaker and a hard unusual cracking sound that sounds like it's…
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