Join Alex U. Case for an in-depth discussion in this video Why do we use reverb?, part of Foundations of Audio: Reverb.
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When we record we can choose to place our microphones, musicians, and their instruments…in environments that have a unique sounding reverberation or in an environment with very little reverb at all.…When you're working in a live room, which is how we describe rooms that have naturally…occurring ambience and reverberation, you're going to want to capture the sound of the…room using a separate microphone.…Have a listen to the sound of a close-miked acoustic guitar in a live room with the sound…of this room mike added to the mix. (music playing)…The ambient room contributes to the sound by adding a bit of shimmer and glow, particularly…to the more articulated notes in David's performance.…
While recording the unique reverberant quality of our space can lead to amazing tracks, most…of the time we record with little to no natural reverb, and add artificial reverb later as a separate effect.…Here is the sound of the same guitar in a sound booth, acoustically designed to have…very little reverb.…(music playing)…
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