Artificial Reverberation

Why use it?

There are three basic reasons: (1) to simulate a particular acoustic environment e.g. in a drama scene set in a church a relatively long reverberation time must be added to the recordings made in a studio; (2) in music, to enhance or ‘sweeten’ the sound, e.g. to simulate the acoustics of a concert hall; (3) for special musical or dramatic effects where there is no attempt at realism.

Artificial reverberation devices

In the past there have been several devices designed to simulate artificial reverberation. These have included ‘echo’ rooms, reverberation plates and special springs. Within the last decade digital reverberation units have become available at costs ranging from the equivalent of a pair of medium-priced ...

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