Setting up reverbs

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by JD01 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:51 am

This is kind of academic for me at the moment 'cos I haven't worked out how to add predelay to a track.

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by Greg_L » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:51 am

rammer24 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:48 am


You can, but probably not. This is a classic case of "It depends". You have to decide how much reverb you want on each instrument. I never have as much reverb on guitars as I do on my drums, for example. That's if I even put reverb on guitar at all.
Right.

JD, in your example I'd just send less guitars and vocals to that reverb. That will also make them more "forward" in the mix.

When putting a single element in a space, pre-delay does the job.

When you're juggling multiple elements in the same space, you can bring them forwards and backwards just by by sending less or more of that signal to the reverb.
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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by rammer24 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:29 pm

How come there are now two identical threads. This thread is in "Recording and Tracking" and it's also in "Mixing and Mastering".

Pretty sure that's not what we mean when we say merge them.

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by rammer24 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:32 pm

OK, this is weird. Everything posted here is automatically being copied to the identical thread in the other forum.

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by rammer24 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm

OK, never mind my last two posts. Looks like TK took care of it and got rid of the duplicate thread.

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by Armistice » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:11 pm

Greg_L wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:19 am
To the best of my knowledge I have yet to use any modal theory.
You're probably using Gregorian mode but aren't aware of it... :drums:

As far as reverbs JD - what everyone else said. :lol:
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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by miroslav » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:47 pm

rammer24 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:42 pm
OK, never mind my last two posts. Looks like TK took care of it and got rid of the duplicate thread.
He's just fucking with you Rami...the rest of us only see the one thread. :P

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by rammer24 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:53 pm

I must have been drunk. I was seeing double.πŸ˜¬πŸ·πŸ·πŸ·πŸ‘Ή

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Re: Setting up reverbs

Post by 7String » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:58 pm

I use reverb in different ways on the same mix. I usually put a room reverb on the drums, usually Small Wooden Room because I love that sound! I usually send the drum mix to the reverb, although some people send the drums individually for more control. I may add a separate reverb for the snare and try to give it a bit of sustain but dying before the next snare hit.

I use another room reverb for all the other instruments to make them sound like they are all in the same room. I only do this because I am the only musician on my tracks so it helps to gel them a bit. I bring the instrument reverb up until I can hear it and then back it down a bit BUT NOT ALWAYS. I get a lot of comments like, "Too much reverb on that!" but sometimes I want that effect.

I usually go with a EMT 140 plate on lead vocals and BGV's, but sometimes I want those huge, lush, Eagles sounding BGV's and really push the reverb levels to the point of fighting with the lead vocal.

Reverb is always on a send for me and I almost always follow it with an EQ set up to the Abbey Road EQ Trick and adjust from there.

Question on the predelay before the reverb... Doesn't that make it so that the only reverb you hear are those early reflections? Seems to me for predelay to be effective, you'd want to hear the predelay reverb AND THEN the regular reverb. Or is my thinking messed up by too much coffee?

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but wanted to make a few comments leading up to my question. ;)

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