@audiokid @pcrecord @Boswell @dvdhawk @Davedog @kmetal @Kurt Foster ...and anyone and everyone else who is interested in the topic of Reverb and its tonal character. I 'm just curious as to how my colleagues here approach the tonal side of the reverbs we use, hoping it might spark a discussion, and perhaps we can all learn a little from each other on this subject. So, say for example, if you are using an average-sized room reverb on drums, maybe something around 13m (or so) in size, with a reverb time of around 300ms or so, where do you generally start in terms of setting the EQ for the reverb - either on the reverb plug itself - if that plug allows it - or on an aux/FX return? Are you rolling off the top end around 6k with a gentle shelf? Or are you using something more dramatic, like an LPF? Same with the low end as well... are you allowing lower frequencies to blend in equally, or are you using an HPF starting around 350hz ( or so) - or maybe even higher than that, and taking away most of the lower frequencies? How about for vocals? Or for guitars? What types of reverb do you like for certain tracks ( or mixes), both in terms of Natural Space Emulation and as a Special Effect? Feel free to add your own scenario. ( LOL - I think we already know Chris's answer ( cough - Bricasti - cough cough) - and to an extent, perhaps Marco's as well, as he has mentioned several times in past threads his preference for using reverb as more of a natural space emulation ) Or, are you someone who usually just calls up a factory preset on your favorite reverb plug, and uses that without much tweaking, (if any) ? Plates, Halls, Rooms, Chambers... Digital Reverb or Convolution? I understand that these things I've asked vary widely, and are mostly "hypothetical what-if's", and that there are so many variables at play, in that each reverb is going to be chosen and adjusted within the context of the song/mix at hand, and, I also understand that there's a difference between using reverb as a way of emulating a natural environment - and that of using it "unnaturally", which would be considered to be more as a special effect. Most modern mixes seem to lean towards room emulation than they do for effect, but certainly not all. I've heard plenty of modern mixes where reverb has been incorporated as a special effect, as well as for room emulation. I'm not putting any confines on this subject; the types of reverb, the use(s) of the reverb, nor am putting any limits regarding the parameters of the reverb, either, in terms of size and time, pre-delay, decay, mono, stereo, modulation, etc., And as mentioned above, there is nothing that says that this thread must be about reverb used only for space emulation, or only as an Effect. Either is fine. Anything is fine. Anything and everything is all good. All comments are welcome. d.