As a moderate newbie to mixing, I'm coming to realize that one of my biggest problems is that I can't get my reverbs to do what I want them to. The problem emerges in the full mix, not on the individual track/instrument (I can shape the individual reverb just fine, but it never sits right in the song). The issue seems to boil down to not being able to balance between different extremes. For example, in EQing the verbs, I always find myself struggling with the high-cut. Either the reverb is clear but with too much high sizzle, or it is muddy and washed out due to trying to get that high end less offensive. Another issue of extremes is in reverb volume (or effect return level). Its either audible and muddying up the mix, or not mucking things up at the expense of being inaudible. I like songs and sounds with audible reverb, like most stuff by My Morning Jacket, or OK Computer era radiohead. Basically anything that Nigel Godrich touches. But going after this type of sound has been a one-way ticket to mudsville for me in terms of the overall clarity of the mix. Ironically, I think the aforementioned recordings are among the crispest-sounding as well as the most reverb-intensive of the stuff I listen to. I feel like I need to unlearn everything I know about reverb and start over. Any advice on where I should look to re-begin? I also am open to the idea that other factors outside of my main Reverb Plugin (Everb on DP5) could be effecting this outcome, such as stereo panning. -- Bonus question: I have considered doing something like lowering the volume of reverb on the tracks as the song progresses and more instruments get layered into the mix (most of my songs work like that). Has anyone ever tried something like that? Would it be a good idea, or is there a more intelligent way to manage competing tracks with reverb?