Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ThirdBird, Jun 16, 2009.
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What do you guys add or cut to the reverb bus regarding eq?
I like to use a High Pass Filter to roll off those lows.
I also like to give about a +2db boost to freqs over 16k
Anything else is kinda dependent upon what the verb is on.
What freq do you have the rolloff at? (generally speaking)
There is no best answer to this question. It all depends on the mix. I know that is not helpful, but that is sort of like asking, "What guitar is the best guitar?" Although, I hear a lot of people adding in annoying high frequencies in "mastering" using reverb like doofuses. So, just be careful to not accentuate any frequencies that are already hot. Then let your ears guide you. How is that for a non-answer? 8)
I get that there is no specific answer, I was just wondering if there is any starting guidelines.
Hey now, there's occassionally a use for filtered reverb in mastering...
I've done a job for a client that did entirely sample drums. Using a well filtered reverb, I was able to add life to his otherwise dead and boring cymbals. The trick was to keep it simple and moderate.
I'm with the other posters though -
That's a very general question. I try to sculpt my reverb in the box itself so that the reverb I'm getting is the sound that I want. I just don't like adding more and more effects if I don't have to.
IMO, the lower the freq, the cleaner it should be unless there is some specific effect your going for (say a short bass guit solo or something), so I roll off pretty high up, 'bout 350 or so, but experiment as always.
I almost always high pass the reverb channels around 80-100hz and usually a little cut in the low mids 300-400hz to remove a little mud. All track dependant of course
Thanks guys for the starter ideas!
Ronan, get link and websites....truly helpful!
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