i mostly find myself using only bright sounding reverbs because everything else sounds muddy to me. but maybe thats a personal preference
How do you decide whether you use a bright sounding one, warm sounding one etc tho?I only have one third-party reverb plug-in so that’s all I use (FF Pro-R). I like having only one reverb though. Cuts decision fatigue and I know one it really well.
I think it all just sort of matters on what your mixing. General principles like using reverb on higher and longer notes, not using a lot of reverb on short bassier notes. Timing the decay so the notes don't fall over each other. Adjusting the pre-delay so the track doesn't get lost in the mix. With Pro-R I focus on the decay time and pre-delay and once I have those right then I'll EQ. Then after that, I'll adjust the brightness and character knobs. I also like what Jake Jackson does with his reverbs, having two reverbs and a delay as stems for each stem. I'll also add that so many sample libraries have a good amount of room in them that short reverbs are really all you need to glue samples recorded in different spaces together. I'm not a pro mixer at all but this is what I do.How do you decide whether you use a bright sounding one, warm sounding one etc tho?
I mean, also with pro-r (which i btw also use) you have thousands of possibilities how you set it up.
Theres no right or wrong, so i simply try to collect some different approaches here on applying reverb
I like that approach. But do you set the reverb-EQ individually on each instrument? Most producers and composers seem to have 1-3 verbs in a track, used on a send, so that would be kinda impossible to do with that workflowReverbs, to me, are like instruments themselves... you often have to use EQ to shape and seat them into a mix. A reverb that's too muddy or too bright can clutter up an otherwise good mix. On every instance of reverb, I tweak just about every parameter to taste, which includes high cut-off, low cut-off, high frequency attenuation, etc.
Yes, but not all the time. Depending on the song itself, some tracks will get their own reverbs, but there will always be tracks that share reverbs. For example, I'll often have a main hall reverb shared by some of the lead instruments. What I do first is tweak the parameters of the reverbs themselves, getting them just right for the instruments being run through them. (So as this relates to the original post, depending on the mood and style of the music, I dial muddiness or brightness in or out as desired.) When I find the right sound for my reverbs, I'll then concentrate on each individual instrument on a shared reverb, and EQ the reverb only if it's necessary. If I need more control for one instrument's reverb, I remove it from the shared reverb and give it its own instance.But do you set the reverb-EQ individually on each instrument?