reverb reduction

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by chriscali, May 21, 2004.

  1. chriscali

    chriscali Guest

    i recently did a live recording of an a cappella group in a large hall. There is a lot of natural reverb on the recording. In order to bring the soloist out in the image a little more, i was wondering if there is a way to reduce the reverb on his one track ? Anybody know of anything out there that can do this?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Nope. You may have some luck with a high quality downward expander, but don't get your hopes up.
  3. Pango2000

    Pango2000 Guest

    You could try with an SPL Transient Designer, it allows you to reduce the tail of a sound.
    It can't do magic but sometimes it's useful.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I think you may achive some success by applying a gate to the solo track to reduce the reverb tail.

    A downward expander as AudioGaff recomended, is basically the same thing as a gate but allows you to controll how many dB you want to attenuate the offending reverb tail.

    When you have the soloist's track on by itself, it may sound a bit chopped off but once you mix this in with the other tracks, it might be acceptable. It will take a bit of poke and hope but I have a good feeling that you may be able to achive what you are after ..

    Good Luck, Kurt Foster
  5. Samplecraze

    Samplecraze Guest

    Yep, a great tool. In fact, I often use it for removing, albeit tentaively, reverb tails off processed drums.
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