Ideal reverb ?!!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by funkbomb, May 9, 2004.

  1. funkbomb

    funkbomb Guest

    I've been using Cool Edit Pro for some time now, but I can't seem to find any reasonable reverb effect. I'm new to this, and maybe I'm picky or I don't totally understand reverb, but all the presets set in there seem too...extreme for any of my purposes. I wanted a lite reverb similar to that of the drums in aerosmith's "walk this way" in the beginning, which gives the drums presence but doesnt draw attention unless you listen for it. All I see in CEP is "Church", "Last Row Seats", "Shower", etc. Is there anyone who uses CEP/Audition and has any good suggestions for reverb settings? Thanks.
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    You will need to go to a third party plugin for the effect you want. Check out these great free ones:





    If you need help learning how to use any of these, ask in the Digital Recording Forum.

    Have Fun!
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Your not likely anytime soon going to get the same type or quality of reverb that runs on a DAW as you you will with a very high quality outboard reverb like those that have used on hundreds of recordings and best selling #1 hits from the past.
  4. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Central Copenhagen
    Check out the free reverbs dmfrench posted. It's good stuff, probably much better than the Cool Edit reverb.

    For best results with reverb, it's my experience that one should start out with a reverb time somewhere between 0.2 and 1 second. If longer than one second, it easily becomes unnatural. Also, I like keeping the dry/wet mix quite low; depending on the reverb time, maybe somewhere between 10 and 30 percent wet mix. That may be a good start, and from that you could start experimenting.

    Most of the presets, like you mention, "Church", "Last Row Seats", "Shower", etc, aren't really useful for anything. Reverb should be used very carefully.


    use other software

    i think you should just work with a different software,
    like protools. for example the D-verb in protools is much better than your cool-edid effects! get the protools free version with d-verb included from try to get "altiverb", also a very nice hall plug in.
    or simply buy a pcm70
  6. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003

    check out the tc electronics powercore stuff, sounds nice.

  7. huub

    huub Guest

    the waves trueverb and Rverb are supersweet...
    theyre free cracked on kazaa...
    oh boy, i'll propably be totally attacked for suggesting this.....
  8. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Central Copenhagen
    Yes, stay away from giving out those suggestions. We're paying thousands of dollars worth softare; promonting piracy is like shitting on every each one of us legally buying the official soft- and hardware. Buy the real stuff, get rid of all the bugs and be sure your version is legally authenticated. Once you've gotten that far you're goin' the right way.
  9. Arrigotti

    Arrigotti Guest

    I have no problem using "Cracked" software as a demo for a little while. If you find you like it, then BUY IT. If you don't erase it from your hard drive.

    I have bought many CRAPPY plug-ins thinking that they'd sound like the companies said they would. Another $50, $100, etc. down the toilet. One example is the Cakewalk FX1 and FX2 bundle. Total crap for everyday use. Pissed me off.

    I think that CRACKED software has its purpose, and in some cases may benefit the companies because people like me will buy it if it is a great piece of software: Case in point, I had a "Pirated" version of cakewalk 8. Loved it.....I bought Cakewalk 9, Sonar 1, and Sonar 3. That worked out well in their favor I'd say.
  10. Arrigotti

    Arrigotti Guest

    BTW, the new version of Sonar 3 comes with the Lexicon Pantheon reverb. It is great.
  11. missilanious

    missilanious Guest

    off topic but cracks don't really help companies, like how the ver 4.5 waves diamond bundle is cracked and is distrubuted on the net. I know about 30 people who use the crack and they aren't going to buy the real version, and they just saved or "ripped off waves" $3000 and are never going to buy it cuase they been using waves bundle cracks since Ver3 Gold bundle, and also all the mcdsp, anteres, duy, and random plugs no one would ever buy but its cracked. On topic I love Lexicon 480S, but I don't think most hear could afford that, for softwae IR1 is the best plug I've heard.
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