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Chapter 1 : Working with a Single Space

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    Space, The Final Frontier

    Learn what the basic parameters found on most reverb plug-ins do, and how they relate to emulating the characteristics of a natural space.

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    Dry Run

    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.

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    A Common Space

    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.

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    AIR Reverb & Early Reflections

    Discover the AIR Reverb interface, and see ways of blending together the early reflections portion of the signal with the reverb tail.

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    Front to Back

    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.

Chapter 2 : Working with Drums

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    Creating a Drum Room

    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.

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    Bus Stop

    Explore ways of re-routing and creatively coloring the snare drum send before it reaches the reverb.

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    Snare Shifting

    See how creating a duplicate and processed snare drum file is used for some creative reverb routing.

Chapter 3 : Working with Vocals and Guitars

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    Convolution Reverb & Waves IR-1

    Learn about convolution reverbs and impulse responses, and how to control their shape and tonal characteristics in the Waves IR-1 plug-in.

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    Vocal Ambience

    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.

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    Lead Vocal Preverb Processing

    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.

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    Dual Reverb Strategies

    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.

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    Pre & Post Gate Effects

    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.

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    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.

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    Working with Mono Reverbs

    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.

Chapter 4 : Reverb FX

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    Creating Moving Reverse Reverb

    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.

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    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.

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    Reverb Combinations

    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.

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    Long Reverb FX

    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.

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    In Your Space

    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.

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    Fade Out & Fade Away

    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.

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    Review & Final Mix

    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.

Product Overview

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.

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Reverb Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very interesting There's a lot of really interesting little tips and techniques, a lot of attention to detail and options for making your reverb present but not overpowering.
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great for beginner to intermediate level engineers! This covers the basics of reverb routing as well as brushes over some reverb setting and why you would use different settings. These videos also dive into some useful creative techniques that I would not have thought about. If you are lightly knowledgeable in how to route and use reverb but want to move up to the next level these videos are perfect.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from beautifully explained everything So glad i found this series on REVERBS ...so in depth explanation .....i'll recommend this series to all young producers or mix eng. Again Thank you So Much for all
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Provides Good Understanding of Reverb and How to Use It in Pop Mix I think that the course material is well organized, comprehensive and well supported by the song used. I learned a lot.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Tutorial This tutorial is simply amazing. I learned so many new technics on how to use reverbs. it is really helpful even for the pro. Everything is explained in details and in a simple way.
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful This course has answered some of the questions about reverb that was looking for in other courses and never got! And the added bonus of the instructor using some of the plugins that I own and use on a regular basis!
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Reverb Explained Good, very, but i don't know how to route the whole mic to a dry mix channel in logic. Would like to know...
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpfull this have given me a lot better understanding of reverb and its different ways of use, thanks
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredibly well explained hands on master class Explain from the very beginning and to expert level. Drum, vocal and guitar how to to a great sound using standard plug ins Reverb and Delay.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from verry helpfull i learned some new trick the i can defanetly use!
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AAA AAA
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful. 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.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpfull love
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great. to the point. I finally got the concepts
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Reverb Explained 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.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained. One of the few Reverb videos that finally explain everything you need to know. Fantastic.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice intro and tips Is a good series but is a lot harder to follow if you not using in protools, even if he says it's adaptable to every daw there some things that isn't easy to find how to do in my daw.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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