Working with a Single Space
Space, The Final Frontier6:30
Learn what the basic parameters found on most reverb plug-ins do, and how they relate to emulating the characteristics of a natural space.
Listen to a completely 'dry' (no reverb) rough mix, and see how to set up sends across all the tracks at once. This send will arrive at a common effects return track that will host a reverb plug-in, accessible in discreet amounts from every track in the session.
A Common Space14:12
Explore the D-Verb interface and see how a single reverb instance can be used to unify an entire mix by situating all the elements in a common space.
AIR Reverb & Early Reflections10:30
Discover the AIR Reverb interface, and see ways of blending together the early reflections portion of the signal with the reverb tail.
Front to Back8:47
Learn how to use pre fader sends as a means of controlling the dry/wet mix on instruments within a single space, and how unique pre delay and early reflections can also be used to enhance the positioning within the virtual space.
Working with Drums
Creating a Drum Room12:03
Learn how to set up an additional drum bus with a very short reverb that can be used to emulate the characteristics of a drum booth or small drum room.
Explore ways of re-routing and creatively coloring the snare drum send before it reaches the reverb.
See how creating a duplicate and processed snare drum file is used for some creative reverb routing.
Working with Vocals and Guitars
Convolution Reverb & Waves IR-113:45
Learn about convolution reverbs and impulse responses, and how to control their shape and tonal characteristics in the Waves IR-1 plug-in.
Watch as we replace our reference vocal sends on the vocal tracks with a new bus assignment, and set up a short vocal ambience with a third party impulse response file.
Lead Vocal Preverb Processing8:24
Explore ways of processing the lead vocal before it arrives at the reverb. Using a delay between the dry and wet signal effectively establishes a unique pre-delay, separate from the other signals reaching the shared reverb.
Dual Reverb Strategies9:31
See how to run two independent reverbs in series, as well as parallel, to establish a complex space. A post reverb compressor is great to create a swelling effect where the reverb is ducked as the dry signal is playing, and swells back up in the empty spaces.
Pre & Post Gate Effects10:06
Stretch your mind with some ideas on how to gate signal either before or after arriving at a reverb return. And see how to combine a delay and gate together to create a reverb only “echo gate” effect.
The real world doesn’t always demand in your face reverbs. See an example of how to combine some of the techniques discussed in the previous videos to create subtle tight vocal reverbs that help the parts sit well in the mix.
Working with Mono Reverbs4:57
We often associate stereo reverbs with a big stereo field. Mono sends on mono tracks going to mono reverbs are another tool in your reverb arsenal. Panning dry and wet signals to opposite sides of the stereo field can create a different and interesting type of stereo image.
Creating Moving Reverse Reverb6:16
Watch as a reverse reverb file is created by applying a 100% wet reverb to a reversed dry file and then reversed back. Then add movement by panning to one side and sending to a reverb panned to the opposite side.
See how an amp cabinet simulator plug-in called the Torpedo PI-101 is used to color the send of a guitar picking part as it is routed to the drum room reverb.
The remaining guitars are treated with different combinations of the existing reverbs; and the remainder of the sounds are sent to the main vocal reverb for ambience and continuity.
Long Reverb FX9:38
Reverb is also useful for spot effects at specific locations rather than throughout. See how to create some interesting long reverb hits to accent the drum groove.
In Your Space5:58
Automation is another method of bringing spot reverb effects in and out of the mix. Watch as we draw some rhythmic tempo synced send automation to create a pumping and swelling effect with the beat.
Fade Out & Fade Away5:56
Learn how to set up and automate a reverb send while fading out the main volume, to create the impression of the sound fading into the distance as it is fading out.
Review & Final Mix18:09
Recap and summary of the key points discussed throughout this series. After some final tweaking, listen to a complete run through of the final mix.
Reverb is perhaps the most misunderstood /misused effect in the mixer's toolbox today. In this timeless series, DAW superman Eli Krantzberg reveals everything you need to know about this mysterious effect and how to apply it to the most popular instruments in your productions.
Eli starts with a great overview of reverb in general, then breaks down the different sections found in the most common reverb plug-ins. He then shows you practical applications such as reverb on drums, vocals, guitars and even as special effects. He wraps up the series with some great tips on using automation to enhance your reverb effects.
Furthermore, the series is designed so that the information can be applied to any reverb plug-in, so you can start using what you learned immediately.
Let's face it, reverb is probably the most used effect in your DAW. Watch Eli and master this highly complex and important effect. Get "Reverb Explained" today.
Submitted 8 months ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 9 months ago
Lots of tips
Although we have software now that accomplishes some of the techniques in a more concise fashion, the tips and demonstrations are very valuable in understanding the concepts presented.
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 10 months ago
Even though I need to see the videos again to be able to use all of this, I like the Reverb Explained very much. I will for sure use some of this tips.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 year ago
I am a: Musician, Producer, FL Studio, Cubase, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 year ago
Great. to the point.
I finally got the concepts
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
I learned a LOT - thank you
I really reccomend this video. Might be a steep learning curve for the absolute beginner. Eli is a great teacher, he reveals a lot (a lot more than most big name producers) and his examples are allways relevant and musical.
I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 1 year ago
Another great tutorial by the legen, Mr Krantzberg
Great tutorial on reverb because you learn both the basic principles of reverb as well as practical application on real tracks and real mix.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist
Submitted 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this series. It taught me how to use reverb to shape the space of a mix. Highly recommended for those seeking to learn the same. Audio and visual quality are superb.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
Very well explained.
One of the few Reverb videos that finally explain everything you need to know. Fantastic.
I am a: Audio Engineer, Hobbyist
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