Effect Series: How to use Reverb
In this post, we'll guide you through different ways of using Reverb. Do you have any questions on this? Comment below and our Audio Producer will explain further!
When you add reverb, you build an artificial room for a particular track. Reverbs are crucial for adding depth and life to your mix. Want a club stage feeling for the keyboards? No problem! A huge, church-like environment for your vocals? How funny you should ask! Just adjust the ‘Reverb’ knob on the Basic Amp to 12 o’clock and get that dreamy flare to your vocals.
It’s time to delve into the rich world of reverbs! Different instruments may want different reverbs, and choosing wisely is key. There’s a variety of reverbs to choose from in the Studio - select the ‘Room’ effect and go for the ‘Medium Spring’ setting for your electric guitar track. Spring reverbs and guitars go together like sushi and ginger. Adjust the amount of reverb after taste, but as a rule of thumb, use it to a modest degree - your mix will thank you!
Reverb can be used as a very obvious and blunt effect, but it can also be used subtle to recreate certain types of rooms. A reverb can recreate a big or a small room, with long or short tails. Your drum track may sound static and dry without any reverb, but a big room with long tail will just mess the mix up. We want to find something between the dry and the huge - put the ‘Room’ effect on your drum track and choose ‘Close Room’. Again, we want the effect to be subtle, so start setting the knob to just below 9 o’clock. Now the drums should blend into your mix smoothly!
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Do you have any questions on this? Reply with a comment and our Audio Producer will explain further!
I cannot hear any reverb effect no matter which setting I use or how much I turn it up. I hear the other effects fine, but no reverb. I am using Chrome0S.
Update: I exported the file, and there's the reverb. Very frustrating to not be able to hear how it's going to sound before I export it, though.
Hello, thanks for getting in touch!
We've responded via email as soon as we can, and we hope everything's sorted now. If you're unable to hear any reverb despite having the reverb effect on your tracks, please check your Sound Quality setting and make sure it's on High.
Let us know if there's anything else :)
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