Chapter 3Spatial Attributes and Reverberation

Reverberation can create distance, depth, and spaciousness in recordings, whether we capture it with microphones during the recording process or add it later during mixing. Reverberation use has evolved into distinct conventions for various music genres and eras of recording. Specific reverberation techniques do not always translate across musical genres, although the general principles of reverberation are the same. Film and game sound also make extensive use of reverberation to reinforce visual scenes or give the viewer information about off-camera actions or scenes.

In classical music recording, we position microphones to blend direct sound (from instruments and voices) and indirect sound (reflected ...

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