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Old 04-20-2017, 01:13 PM   #4
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The right use of reverb is when the part sounds like it is occupying the space you envisaged for it.

Sorry, but that's about it. Rather than trying all kinds of reverb on something, try to think beforehand what you want the space around the sound to be.

Getting to know the general types is a good start - spring, plate, room, chamber, hall.

It's also good, once you've got the basics of getting a space and feel you want, to play with compressing and/or EQ'ing the signal before it hits the reverb (when using a send), as well as hearing the difference it makes to do those things after the reverb.

Pre-delay is very important for opening up a sense of space and not muddying things up.

This video gives quite a good introduction to basic reverb concepts:

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