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reverse reverb for the snare...

Discussion in 'Drums' started by StereoBoxJosh, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. k... i was always wondering how to get that "whip crack" reverse buildup technique for the snare drum, like they used in 80's rock songs. Well, after experimenting for a bit i have it pretty much down. This is has probably been discussed previously, and im not sure how most people have accomplished it, so i apologize in advance, but this is the most logical method I could think of:

    1. insert reverb via bus for the snare using plugin of choice.
    2. solo channel, making reverb 100% wet in the mix.
    3. export channel audio file.
    4. import it back
    5. use DAW's reverse audio function.
    6. if not already lined up, line up to snare drum.

    It came out fairly well, but I am having trouble on what type of reverb to use to get the best sound for this. Anybody have any ideas on this topic, or perhaps know of a plugin that would do the process for you...

    thanks :)
  2. i answered my own last question by watching videos on youtube that sonar's perfect space can do it :)
  3. drstudio

    drstudio Active Member

    Nov 16, 2007
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    I used to this the old school way. Flipping the 2" Tape upside down and recording the snare reverb to a couple of channels while playing the tape backwards. Then flip the tape back over and Tadaa.... backwards snare Reverb.
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
    Ahhh, the good old days.

    I still do it that way, in theory anyway.
    Take the track, reverse it in the DAW, apply verb in similar fashion...

    I still do ADT in the DAW similar to the old way, as well.

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