Orchestra reverb

filipjonathan

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Hey guys!

A quick question. When you're using an aux reverb with your sampled orchestra, how do you eq the verb? Do you cut everything below 100Hz? 80? 50? I would normally cut everything below 300Hz when mixing pop music but since I'm new to the orchestral stuff, I wasn't sure if you actually want the reverb to affect the low frequencies of the instruments.

Thank you!
 
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filipjonathan

filipjonathan

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Experiment and trust your ears! ;)
Haha a classic advice :grin: I do do that but I need a general tip of what people do. Just like I've mentioned, in pop music you don't need all that low stuff in the verb, but maybe in orchestral, you do? Cause in a concert hall you hear the whole orchestra with a tail. That's where my logic comes from.
 

dzilizzi

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It may depend also on whether you are using wet or dry samples. And I'm not an expert on this. At least not yet.....
 

Scoremixer

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One of the biggest differences between various scoring stages and concert halls is the amount of low freq buildup in the room. So assess what your samples are giving you, and adjust accordingly - if you want a starting point then I'd suggest no rolloff. If you're doing huge layered smashy trailer music then start with your pop settings and adjust from there.
 
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filipjonathan

filipjonathan

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One of the biggest differences between various scoring stages and concert halls is the amount of low freq buildup in the room. So assess what your samples are giving you, and adjust accordingly - if you want a starting point then I'd suggest no rolloff. If you're doing huge layered smashy trailer music then start with your pop settings and adjust from there.
That's what I was looking for. Thank you!
 

Bluemount Score

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Generally I use the abbey road trick and cut below 600 or 500Hz (and above 10k). I mostly use the EQ on section busses so it's the same for e.g. all strings. Exceptions are being made when the bass lacks room and the sound I was going for before cutting is clearly ruined. Then, I cut much less or not at all for that specific bass instrument.
 
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filipjonathan

filipjonathan

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Generally I use the abbey road trick and cut below 600 or 500Hz (and above 10k). I mostly use the EQ on section busses so it's the same for e.g. all strings. Exceptions are being made when the bass lacks room and the sound I was going for before cutting is clearly ruined. Then, I cut much less or not at all for that specific bass instrument.
Thanks!
 
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filipjonathan

filipjonathan

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I cut around 130, I wouldn't go too high because I think the low mids need reverb too to feel like they're part of the room too. The sub definitely doesn't need much if any though. I don't use the steepest filter to keep it natural.
Thanks!!