How to Add Reverb to Drums in Audio Mixes


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Adding reverb to the drums

The drum kit is interesting and different from the other instruments in the mix in that it may use several different reverbs in order to layer it correctly in the track. In this video, I'll show you how reverb can make your drum sound come alive. One of the things to keep in mind is that the reverb on the drums usually comes from the snare more than anything else. Matter of fact, the kick drum is usually left completely dry. Sometimes the cymbals and the hi-hat and the toms even have a different reverb from that of the snare. On the other hand, a single reverb may be just enough to make the kit sound great.

So let's start with our snare drum. Let's have a listen. (Music playing) This is the send going to Reverb number 1 and we'll solo it. (Music playing) Now we have our D-Verb and first thing we want to do is time it to the track. So what we're going to do is put a room sound on it. And I'd like to start somewhere around 1.5 because it usually sounds good in there, but...

Adding reverb to the drums
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Adding reverb to the drums provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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