R4 Tutorial

Exponential Audio R4 Explained®

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10 Videos | Length: 59min 58sec
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  • Introduction 5:28


    Discover where the various reverb related controls are situated in the GUI, and learn about some important interface conventions.

  • Working with Keywords & Presets 6:10

    Working with Keywords & Presets

    Learn to navigate the keyword/preset system, use the search function, choose favourites for quick recall, and save modified presets.

  • Working with Early Reflections 7:01

    Working with Early Reflections

    Learn how establish a sense of distance from the source audio by controlling the pattern, timing, level, slope, filtering, and modulation of the early reflections portion of the reverb signal.

  • Reverb Tail 7:19

    Reverb Tail

    See how to control not only the size of the simulated space, but also the reflectivity, density, and damping of specific areas of the frequency range. And learn how the tail suppression controls act to duck the tail level when the input audio is present.

  • Reverb Tail Modulation 2:43

    Reverb Tail Modulation

    Explore ways of shaping the frequency response of the reverb tail using tail modulation.

  • Attack 5:56


    Learn how to control the distribution of the input signal into the reverb tail by adjusting the attack envelope characteristics.

  • Chorus 5:32


    Explore how the controls on this page are used to add movement and modulation to the reverb tail.

  • The Warp Engine 7:39

    The Warp Engine

    Hear how the Warp controls are used to emulate analog gear, by adding elements of compression, overdrive, filtering, and bit depth reduction.

  • Gate 7:13


    Discover how these controls are used to either dip or cut off the end of the reverb, as abruptly or smoothy as suits the situation.

  • Freeze 4:57


    Explore the unique sustained pad like reverb effects available with the R4 Freeze function, and see how automating it throughout a part creates interesting and colourful reverb textures.

Product Overview

In this FREE Groove 3 series, Eli Krantzberg brings you in-depth videos about Exponential Audio's latest reverb royalty, R4. Get step by step instruction on all its features, as well as how to creatively apply it to your instruments and tracks.

Eli begins by welcoming you and then covers the user interface in detail, including the important interface conventions. Working with keywords and presets is next, allowing you to quickly find the right starting point for your reverb needs.

Reverb types and tails are then all explored, followed by the Attack, Chorus and Warp engine functions. Last but not least, you'll discover how the Gate and Freeze sections work, and just how special they are when crafting the perfect reverb for your instruments and vocals.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you're ready to soar to new reverb heights, get the lowdown on R4 now… Watch

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