Question About Reverb

khujo1023

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Hey Folks, I am wondering what reverb tips and tricks you use to give your track space and ambience. I will throw reverb on a sound, pad or drum and manipulate the wet/dry and other parameters but it sounds thin. I am hearing a lot of tracks that have fat, well defined reverb that I don't know how to

I'm thinking I should use Aux channels and layer but wanted to know if the community had tips/tricks that may help.
 

khujo1023

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So do you isolate the reverb and compress afterward? For instance, aux a snare to a channel with reverb added and compress?
 

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What reverbs are you using? what plugins? I use lexicon verbs and space designer in logic, sometimes just platinum verb for a quick sketch. Dont really know what makes a reverb fat, having a good sound to begin with surely makes or breaks it. On some sounds ill have few different verbs on the same sound, great for fx and filling out the spectrum
 

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Could try bouncing a separate layer thats just the wet of the original sound and boost the side channels and boost the eq like 10-12k if you want more width/presence
 

khujo1023

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I am using NI RC 24 and RC 48 along with the built in reverb in Maschine and sometimes the built in Cubase effect.
 

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I am using NI RC 24 and RC 48 along with the built in reverb in Maschine and sometimes the built in Cubase effect.

if those have a outside style reverb, like woods or cave etc, have a try with those types, i use outside verbs combined with just general 'air' style ones, the combination creates some nice tones and the length is as important aswell. if ive got busy layers i might not even use one but sometimes ill just a very short verb just to help things flow from sound to sound

try a very short verb on your bass, just enough to add some character without making it washy
 
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