How to use the Reverb ??

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by yxf933, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. yxf933

    yxf933 Guest

    What do you think use two reverb when mixing? Is it a wrong way?
    When i had recorded something include the room reverb,can i use reverb continue?
    I 'm sorry for my stupid english.
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Hi yxf933!

    No need to apologize. I'm assuming you're not a native english speaker. Kindly let us know your location (in the profile settings) and there will never be a need to apologize.

    There can be some very interesting effects from cascading reverbs (using two types of reverbs on the same signal.)

    To get a very natural sounding reverb, you could use the same reverb twice using a shorter decay time the first time and a longer decay time the second time (perhaps with a little later early reflections too).

    To get a wacky sound, you could use something like a bright plate first and then a long warm reverb next.

    In my experience, I've found that using a shorter reverb first and a longer second is usually the best way to go. But....there's only one way to find out for sure - give it a try. If you like how it sounds, you've done something right.


  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    Hey this is interesting stuff.

    I usually combine reverbs but so far I have only done it in parallel (each reverb on its own auxiliary channel) and planning to experiment with it in series, which should make a difference.

    In a DAW it would mean that you put 2 reverbs as an insert on the aux channel. In hardware it would mean that L+R out of reverb 1 go into the L+R inputs of reverb 2 and then back into the board.

    What's your take on that?

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