Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the interfaces for six reverb plugins, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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We've talked about the anatomy of reverb drawing a distinction between the early reflections…and the reverb tail that follows.…And we've worked through the essential parameters of Reverb Time, pre-delay, wet/dry mix, any…frequency adjustments, plus the other less precise parameters like diffusion, density, and so on.…Let's review some plug-ins and see if we can stay oriented.…Have patience, the fantastic capability of plug-ins today means that some of them open…to a screen with many confusing at first parameters.…
We look for the essentials, then we look for the bells and whistles.…Let's start with D-Verb, a stock ProTools plug-in.…This is an easy-to-use plug-in that lets you tweak the essential parameters and move on.…As we look around, we see nothing that addresses early reflections separate from the reverb.…For this plug-in, as with many others, the early reflections are still part of the sound we…just can't get at them directly.…It's a little bit like using a semi-parametric EQ where the algorithm takes care of the queue parameter for us.…
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