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Mixing Secrets by Mike Senior

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CHAPTER 16

Mixing with Reverb

The most widely used sweetening effect in record production has got to be artificial reverberation (or reverb for short), an effect that can generate complex patterns of echoes in response to an input signal. Artificial reverberators were originally designed to simulate the sonic reflections you get from boundaries in a real acoustic space, allowing you to add realism to unnatural-sounding close-miked recordings. However, reverb has a much broader brief in record production these days, and artificial reverberators are now used as much for creative purposes. Indeed, many classic reverberation devices don't produce anything like the sound of a real room, but that hasn't diminished their enduring popularity!

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