[linux-audio-user] Re: Decent reverb

Frank smith hg at web-links.net
Fri Feb 4 04:32:06 EST 2005

Can't say I've had a lot to do with Synth reverbs, I come from a ' live'
sound engineering background so tended to use reverbs very sparingly.
As a recording engineer and moving to digital this is a different ball
game. I think it really depends on the type of music you are aiming for.

In the UK if your making a commercial single then anything goes and it
must be as loud as possible!! As in ' Frankie goes to Hollywood ' I
think these songs drip Synth reverb.

I must admit to struggling with reverb settings as they sound ok one
minute and then not the next as the track moves on.



On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 00:31 +0000, tim hall wrote:
> Last Thursday 03 February 2005 22:11, davidrclark at earthlink.net was like:
> > Bob,
> >
> > You recently posted:
> > > I use the ' less is more ' when it comes to reverb!
> > > Also using just one reverb  as an Aux send and sending all tracks to it
> > > with varying amounts really helps.
> >
> > This is what many hardware synths do for a "performance" or "program."  All
> > of the instruments go through the same reverb (and chorus).  The amount of
> > reverb can be varied for each channel.
> >

> I agree that we could do with better reverbs.
> None of this is to be taken as a diss on Freeverb or Gverb. They still sound 
> better than my old quadraverb!

> Here I'm just going to pay attention and take notes. There is a certain school 
> of engineering which goes for naturalistic reproduction and I'm not worthy to 
> even patch your outboard effects. So, as a humble student I would say that it 
> doesn't have to be 'realistic'. Over-the-top reverbs have their uses, 
> however, they do have to be pleasing to ear. I guess I'm not going to be 
> surprised if you tell me that's best achieved by following naturalistic 
> principles too, but surely we don't _have_ to try to reproduce the room?
> I want a virtual forest please ;-)
> cheers,
> tim hall
> http://glastonburymusic.org.uk

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