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#1137176 - 02/14/18 02:14 PM Any tips on Eqing Reverb?  
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I seem to just stick with whatever is in default, but it can get cloudy

Or any tips on reverb in general? I always end up liking my vocals dry more than reverb, seems to lose something, especially in quiet passages

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#1137179 - 02/14/18 03:35 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Reverb in the olden days lost some of the higher frequencies so if you want to emulate that, roll off your highs above 3k gradually. I like reverb to be there but not be obvious in the mix (unless it's for a special effect or a certain song). So add it until it's too much then back off a bit. Hall reverb rings for a longer time while room reverb fades away quickly. Modern singer/songwriter music is generally drier than it used to be.

If you are mixing several instruments (as in a band), give each instrument a different amount of reverb to simulate the space they are in.....maybe an acoustic guitar dry and an electric with reverb and delay. Sometimes, a little bit of slapback echo/delay sounds better (less muddy) than reverb.


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#1137183 - 02/14/18 03:54 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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The general conciseness out there is to roll off the highs and lows before hitting the reverb. Because highs built up in a reverb tend to get spitty and lows like to rumble.

#1137184 - 02/14/18 05:55 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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I always roll of a lot of the lows.
When you think you have just enough reverb take it down another notch. Depends on what effect you're looking for though.

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#1137306 - 02/16/18 03:56 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Reverb is has been used to give a hall sounding effect and is used sparingly. If you want to adjust the volume levels for the basic recording you have to do it after you have done the track or tracks. It was done manually in past recordings before all the gimmicks that are available today.


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#1137310 - 02/16/18 04:41 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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I normally set mine on 2 or 3. Less is more. Carry on with your serious discussion.

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#1137334 - 02/17/18 10:13 AM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Reverb is ok but Mostly I stopped using.

#1137339 - 02/17/18 12:23 PM Re: Any tips on Eqing Reverb? [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Thanks all. I have played with reverb as far back as they were separate rack mountable units, and took up space and had to be wired to and fro.

I also use software reverb. Cakewalk used to come with lexicon reverb which I liked the best so far.

I just don't love a lot of reverb, but I know it's needed.

I go as low as 15% verb. The minute it sounds like I'm in some place, I don't like it

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