CHAPTER 9 Reverb



Easy to hear, hard to control, critical to success.




  • Fix tracks with too much of that close-microphone sound and replace noisy endings.
  • Fit tracks together using reverb to create spatial contrasts, distance, width, duration, and a united sense of ensemble.
  • Feature mix elements through added liveness, simulated space, fabricated space, altered timbre, and reshaped texture.
  • Invoke a scene change or decorate a track with a gated burst of energy, an eargrabbing reverse effect, or an ear-tingling regenerative or dynamic wash of energy.


  • Key parameters of reverb time, bass ratio, and predelay are starting points for designing and refining a reverberant sound.
  • Internalize the sound quality ...

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