Waves Ren Reverb...

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by amg731, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. amg731

    amg731 Guest

    I have the Waves Gold Bundle and was wondering about settings for Ren Reverb as a Master bus reverb at mixdown. I do mostly Hip-Hop and R&B and looking for something to just fill in the gaps and help everything mesh. I get a good mix before it but have noticed when plugging in the Ren reverb how it adds the that sparkle of ambience and brings a little more cohesiveness to the track.
    It dosen't take much and I was just wondering about any settings/techniques my peers have found to work in this set up.

  2. yeah fun... you relise that this is what a lot of mastering engineers do....
    good idea to make the reverb tails very short.
    also watch the bass freq. you could be losing a bit of punch. i would use a room, on the little eq thingy, i would cut the bass, and highs to your taste, i would be careful with the pre delay, turn it right down.... other than that have fun, make sure you A/B it lots, your ears can start to get used to a sound, and then they lie to you...

    hope this helps
  3. amg1

    amg1 Guest

    Good lookin out Mr. Phil, good ensight. On the mix slider I've been told to set that at 50% between wet/dry then adjust the reverb slider too taste. Is that right? Thanks for the tips I will try them.

  4. Well I think you should start with the wet/dry fader at 0 (dry) and then slowly move it up till it sounds how you want it. With things like this I think subtle is the way to go, but that would depend also on the end result you are looking for.
    ps I really like the renverb, I use it on every project. I am saving up for the new sampling reverb now... it looks great....
  5. amg1

    amg1 Guest

    I feel ya on the sampling reverb, soon as I get the $$$$ I'm going to spring for it myself. Thanx again I'm going to give all these tips a run.

  6. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Oct 5, 2000

    I've never done that, nor wanted to (well, i've automated the dry to wet signal to give it a feel like you were walking into a hall). I love Ren Reverb, but on the 2 mix? Seems insane to me on any style of music, but ESPECIALLY urban music, unless you are going for that underground muddy sound you hear from cats like the Def Jux and Anticon crowd.
  7. amg1

    amg1 Guest

    Your right, it's not something I do all the time, I've just been mixing a couple of ballads and wanted to just kind of meld the tracks together and give a bit of ambience to the tracks. For the majority of my Hip-Hop/Rap tracks, I tend to keep them as dry as possible without sounding to steril.
    I guess bassically just wanting to give that little extra breathe on the slow jams, ya Know. :cool:
  8. Why spend so much on the Waves R-1 when you could get Voxengo pristine spaces for a fraction of the money?

    Check it out, it sounds great :

  9. Because Waves is Pro, and Voxengo is Semi-Pro.... :lol:
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