1. Crispy

    Crispy Fried for too long

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    I found that from when i started to use reverb my tunes have become a lot better. however, im still just randomly picking a nice sounding patch (i.e. hall or church) having a bit of a fiddle till it sounds nice and thatl be it. but id like to know what type of reverb suits a certain sound.
    for example when putting a reverb on some hihats, what is the best algorithm (is that the right word?) to start with...?

    Another thing... if ive got a reverb on a bus and im sending different instruments to it at varying amounts, what does the amount of the signal you send have in relation to the position of the sound in the reverb... :?

    i.e. I want to place a sound somewhere in the mix so ill put a reverb on it and pan to that direction, but if theres 2 or three sounds sharing one reverb does the sound get cluttered (presuming they all input the reverb at different levels and are panned in different directions)?

    also, is it possible to make a sound "fly over your head" using reverb? or is that only available in surround sound???


    cheers


    chris

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  2. soliptic

    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    honestly, having a bit of a fiddle until it sounds nice is as good a method as any to me! it would never occur to me to choose a certain kind of algorithm as being best for hi-hats, and always use that on hi-hats.
     
  3. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Just beware - Reverb plugins in general absolutely *munch* CPU... if i'm using it on (say) a snare, I'll tweak it till I'm happy, bounce it with the reverb and use the bounced version.

    J.
     
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    yeah, i agree, just do what sounds good.
     
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    Faction Proto-col

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    I tend to use a bit of early reflection/short room on most of the percussion parts and on anything I want to sound fairly 'dry'; I find it helps put elements of the track into a 'space' without sounding obviously reverbed, and helps locate the sounds between the speakers. For a true stereo reverb you need either to use it as an insert (in which case I reckon you'll get best results by panning the sound before it gets to the reverb) or a stereo send (in which case you'll probably need to pan the send as well as the channel).
     
  6. Speakafreaka

    Speakafreaka Champagne Rouletter

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    aaahhhhhh...

    is that how you get bongo things to sit in the mix properly?

    i always get them buggering around with the kick drum and making a foul mess.
     
  7. ChrisCabbage

    ChrisCabbage Forum Member

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    A controlled amount of *ambience* works well for me on percussion. It's like reverb but without the lumps if you know what I mean.

    :Smile3:

    It can be quite invisible - that is you don't notice it's there until you disable it.

    I'm currently using a TC Powercore (Firewire) for 'verbs. Really nice IMO!
     
  8. Faction

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    I reckon ambient reverb is second only to compression in terms of getting a professional-sounding mix. Well, ok, second only to compression and EQ. Er... yeah, ok, second only to compression, eq and the right choice of sounds. And effects. Ah sod it, you know what I mean...
     
  9. Crispy

    Crispy Fried for too long

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    is 'ambient' a preset algorithm on a reverb unit or a whole other plug in.
    do people ever put a tiny bit of reverb over the whole track to make it sound better?
     
  10. norty303

    norty303 Member (Todger)

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    I think this is generaly what they're saying, most/all sounds will have a small amount of small room reverb applied (ambience) to make it feel more real because every sound we hear in life has some sort of reverb on it.
     
  11. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Hehehe - Our three main weapons are...

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    Faction Proto-col

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    When mastering old tunes of mine recorded before I had access to reverb I have been known to add a little subliminal reverb to the whole mix to help it gel together but I don't tend to do that now as I try and get it right in the mix nowadays.
     
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    I first came across 'ambience' on a Lexicon unit I used to own.

    It's an algorithm if you like, not a preset setup of a standard room/hall reverb. Similar to reverb, but not as in your face. It just adds depth.
     
  15. Ott^

    Ott^ Guest


    Well I certainly didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition...
     
  16. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    NNGH! Must.... resist... Python..... quote.....

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  17. Ott^

    Ott^ Guest

    Rrghg..


    Suddenly... can't... use.... pronouns...
     
  18. martin_e

    martin_e Pantheistic Cyberneticist

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    I wonder if Colin OOD actually did post twice, or whether it was just a reverb effect ...

    [coat/hat/door]
     
  19. Ott^

    Ott^ Guest

    Getting back on topic:

    Digital Reverb - ugh! Never use it if i can help it.

    I've heard plenty of mixes ruined by thoughtless use of pretendy reverb. In this case - less is definitely more.
     
  20. your mum

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    The Lexicon and Eventide reverbs are quite nice even for digital reverbs :Wink3:
    Any good spring reverbs that don't have noisy tanks?
    The EMS spring reverb on the Putney Portabela is my favourite, great resonances in that box that give the sound a fantastic colour that for better or for worse, you can't get rid off.

    Peace.
     
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