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Using Reverb Effect - Pro Tools 9

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS The reverb effect gives your track an echoey quality and makes it sound like it was recorded inside a room by adding ambience and reflection of sound waves. Reverb can be used on almost everything, including drums, vocals and guitar.? Many people overuse reverb. Use it lightly, because it gets lost in the mix very easily.?Reverb creates depth, so the more reverb you have, the further away you sound. If you're trying to add more and more reverb to make your vocals sound bigger, they'll only get drowned out. Directions If you'd like to give multiple tracks reverb, don't just add it as an insert in every one of those tracks. Too many plug-ins will eat up a lot of your CPU power.?Instead,?use reverb globally by using a send on all of the tracks and having those sends output to a single aux track with one reverb plug-in. This method is already covered in the?Auxiliary Inputs for Mixing lesson in the Set Up Your Mix chapter, but here's a short review: 1. In the mix window, choose the track you'd like to add reverb to. Click on an empty send section in that track's channel strip, then click bus--Bus 1-2. 2. Create a new Stereo Aux Input track and name it after your effect, Rvb (for reverb). Click the I/O menu, then click bus-- Bus 1-2 (Stereo). To add the reverb effect, click on one of its empty insert boxes, then click multichannel plug-in--Reverb--D-Verb (stereo). Now that we've gotten that review out of the way, let's get a little deeper into the reverb window itself. The Reverb Window The reverb window contains controls used to change the sound of the reverb effect. Mix:?This slider controls how much you're sending the reverb through the aux track.?When sending reverb globally, keep the Mix slider at 100%. When reverb is only on a single individual track, you should set it much lower, so that it doesn't stand out too much from the rest of the tracks. Algorithm: This section contains presets that affect various qualities of the reverb. You can choose Hall, Church, Plate, Room 1, Room 2, Ambient and NonLin (Non-Linear).?Plate refers to a surface held very close to the sound source. This creates a fast reflection of the sound. Size: The size of the room that this reverb effect is simulating.?You can choose Small, Medium or Large. Settings sliders: Each algorithm is a collection of settings for these sliders. You can change the Diffusion, Decay, Pre-Delay, HF Cut and LP (Low Pass) Filter.?Instead of using an algorithm, you can set each slider yourself for a greater degree of control. The decay and the pre-delay are the ones you'll want to focus on. The decay is how long each note will continue to ring out for.?The room size affects the decay; the larger the room, the longer the decay.?Pre-delay is the measure of how far away the reflective surface is from the sound source. Read more by visiting our page at:
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