Timbre and texture


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Timbre and texture

As we know from our earlier discussion about the frequency-dependent parameters in most reverb processors, reverb doesn't treat all frequencies the same. reverb devices have a frequency response that's not typically flat, and the frequency response varies by design from plug-in to plug-in and preset to preset. Shown here is a reverb where the low frequencies get a bit of a boost, they last a little bit longer while the high frequencies roll-off. This is typical of reverbs that are influenced by actual spaces.

The extra low-frequency resonance is known to be flattering for romantic orchestral music in large concert halls. The high-frequency reverberation decays more quickly, influenced by the real world property of air absorption in concert halls, and so many digital reverbs wanting to emulate the sound of the great halls do a good job of reproducing these spectral features and reverb. But a Spring reverb, a reverb built on the mechanical system using metal springs, not surprisingly has a ve...

Timbre and texture
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Timbre and texture 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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