Hello everyone! I recently started on producing and recording music. I've been reading a lot on this (and other) forums, but a lot of the information I've gathered on things like reverb, delays and recording settings have been a bit vague. I was hoping that someone here would take the time to answer a few of the questions I have: 1. Reverb settings: a lot of people on forums mention adding both a short reverb (ambience) and a longer reverb. My question is, what settings (reverb length, pre-delay etc) are associated with "short" and "long" reverb? I've seen a lot of subjective terms but very little detailed recommendations of settings. And what is the function of the short and long reverb? 2. I've heard people mentioning that it helps to put slight bit of similar reverb on a lot different tracks to make the entire mix sit together better. Is this true? And if so, what kind of reverb are we talking about here? 3. Where lies the distinction between delay and echo? And what function does the delay serve on, say, vocals? 4. I've been reading a lot of posts about enhancing ("thicken") recordings of vocals. Some posters mention adding "harmonies" and "doubling". Would anyone like to provide me with some initial recommendations with some more detail on the exact settings required to reach these effects (e.g. harmonies detuned by +/- 10 cents and panned strong left and right to thicken the vocals)? I haven't been able to find a lot of hard data on this. I know a lot of these questions are subjective. But I think it's nice to have a bit of a solid reference point to start from. Thanks in advance!