Types of Reverb
Types of Reverb
Acoustic (natural) Reverb
Reflections of a sound from environmental surfaces (rooms, halls, canyons, etc.).
Artificial reverb created by sending a sound into an acoustically "live" room via a loudspeaker and returned to the mixing board by microphones placed in the same room.
Artificial reverb created by setting a large, thin metal plate into a motion by a contact speaker and picked up by contact microphones also attached to the plate.
Artificial reverb created by setting a metal spring into motion. Commonly found in guitar amps and electronic organs.
This is basically a digital delay machine on steroids. An incoming signal is delayed and fed back into itself for additional delays, which in turn get fed back for more delays which in turn...you get the idea. What makes this process sound like reverb and not multiple delays is the short and multiple time delays that are used. All these short delays end up sounding like a reverberant field. Some of the sounds can be quite realistic. The cool thing about these processors is that they can also be adjusted to sound very "creative".
Sampling Digital Reverb
Aftificial reverb created by sampling acoustic or artificial reverb, converting it into an "algorithm" (a mathematical formula) and loading the resulting digital reverb into a multi-effects processor. This type of reverb allows you to recreate virtually any space you want to have your soundbe in without having to actually be in the space.
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