Tips on Reverb Programming

The Music Telegraph | Text 2019/04/26 [12:13]

Tips on Reverb Programming

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2019/04/26 [12:13]

 

▲ Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb



 

Tips on Reverb Programming

 

 

Reverberation programs are source related and context dependent. Your final decisions about the type of reverb that works best are made based on the context. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

 

1. Load a program and stay with it

That way you get to hear/learn about modifying it to suit your needs. If you discover a preset that sounds great, investigate all the parameters and their values so you can duplicate or simulate it later on another unit.

 

2. Avoid "preset surfing"

If you switch from one preset to another without programming or editing, you'll never explore the unit's full potential. Also if you use only presets, your work will sound exactly like anyone else's who uses the same preset. Individuality comes from "tweaking" the parameters.

 

Creativity = Understanding + Editing the parameters

 

3. Alter each parameter s-l-o-w-l-y

That way you can detect the subtle changes that take place in real time. Some parameters are very subtle and require patience and concentration to detect. They are still significant and are worth understanding.

 

4. Reverb is like a "chameleon"

A reverb program takes on the characteristics of the signal sent to it. Therefore, it's useless to make value judgments about the program's qualities. If the unit is high quality, all the programs will be very flexible, adaptable, useful, and challenging. It's up to you and your programming skills (and discipline) to get the most out of the unit.

 

5. Don't be fooled or misled by a preset's titile

The title is only an identifier for the program. If a preset is called "#7 VOCAL", it's only a title. It might sound great on any number of other non-vocal sources, again depending on your familiarity with the parameters and your skill in manipulating them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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