[LAD] Some new things to play with
compose59 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 11:43:25 UTC 2010
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM, <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 03:31:58AM +0400, alex stone wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 3:13 AM, <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:
>> > Mmm. Using 8 reverbs for a single orchestral mix doesn't make
>> > any sense - unless you are doing something psychedelic (*) they
>> > all play in the same space. It's easy to share a reverb for any
>> > number of channels even if the dry/wet ratio is different for
>> > each.
>> Using sample libs, which can vary in the amount of "presence" that is
>> recorded with instrument/sections, means multiple verb instances can
>> bring a little more consistency across the entire orchestra. My
>> example is of the 3 complete Strings libs i have, where 1 has more
>> presence in the base samples than the other 2. So i have to be careful
>> not to add too much to 1, and a little more to the other 2.
>> (And this is also true when blending "bright" string sections with
>> those that are duller. the duller samples tend to need a bit more
>> presence, and the bright samples survive with less, but conversely,
>> also need EQ'ing a little, to not stand out so much.)
> None of this means you need to use more than one reverb, and if
> the target is to have more consistency you definitely should use
> just one.
> Reverb is a linear operation.
> If F1, F2, F3 are linear operations (EQ, delay, gain), then
> F1 (reverb (x1)) + F2 (reverb (x2)) + F3 (reverb (x3))
> is the same as
> reverb (F1 (x1) + F2 (x2) + F3 (x3))
> which uses just one reverb.
> * Set the reverb to 100% 'wet' and connect the outputs to your
> main mixing bus.
> * Send controlled amounts of each channel/group/section (after
> fader) to the reverb input. You can even equalise or delay
> these separately.
> There are three of them, and Alleline.
I'll try this again, Fons, thanks.
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