This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover Reverb in music production - The Reverb Mixing Handbook. These tutorials are arranged in order of difficulty.
- Learn fundamental reverb lessons in mixing and music production.
- Gain a better understanding of Reverb and learn new creative reverb production methods that will greatly improve your mixes.
The eight video tutorials in this Reverb Mixing Handbook total to a viewing time of 1 hour 30 minutes and can all be viewed by either signing up to our $3.99 monthly subscription or 7-day free trial - which you can cancel anytime within those 7 days. (For more information about tutorial subscriptions please read the information at the bottom of this article)
Reverb Plug-in Basics
In this beginner's tutorial you will learn what reverb is, how to use reverb in a mix and what all the settings commonly found in a reverb do. Several different reverb are used in this tutorial as examples.
Mixing The Basics - Reverb
Learn the bread and butter of effects routing in Pro Tools in this beginner's reverb tutorial - How to setup a send via a bus to a reverb plug-in on an auxiliary track. This style of routing is considered the rule of thumb for all effects routing - master these steps by watching this video.
General Purpose Reverb Mixing
Using Reverb To Create Context For A Band
In this intermediate reverb tutorial you will learn how to glue a band together in a subtle way when mixing individual parts together that were originally recorded in different environments. Room reverbs are the trick here - watch to learn how to create "mix context" with reverb.
Creative Vocal Reverb
In this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to use reverb on a vocal. Learn how pre-delay in a reverb can focus a vocal and how the "less is more approach" can result in better mixes.
5 Ways To Create New Reverb Effects
In this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to use different effects routed before reverb plug-ins. Learn new creative and imaginative ways of using reverb in Pro Tools.
Creative Reverb Production
How To Create Space In Your Mixes With Reverb & Delay Ducking In Pro Tools
In this advanced tutorial you will learn how to set up reverb ducking. This is a very powerful production and mix technique that helps to focus instruments in a song while retaining reverb tails between notes and passages.
Many modern third-party reverb and delay plug-ins include this process - learn how to achieve reverb & delay ducking in Pro Tools without any extra software.
Reverbs and delays have a tendency to muddy up a mix. Ducking attenuates ambiences through instrument passages but preserves ambient impact when most needed between notes.
The benefits of understanding this technique will enable you to:
- Build powerful ambient lifts between notes.
- Carve out ambient space in your mixes.
- Use any reverb or delay plug-ins - not just third party plug-ins that include the ducking feature.
How To Set Up Pre Reverse Reverb & Delay Swell Effects Before Audio
In this advanced tutorial you will learn how to set up and create reverse reverb effects that swell before audio. This is a very cool production technique that also works well with delays.
How To Recreate In Pro Tools Tony Visconti's Famous Three Microphone Production Technique Used In Heroes By David Bowie
In this advanced tutorial you will learn how to recreate the famous Tony Visconti three microphone production technique used in the recording of David Bowie's Heroes. This is a reverb production technique like no other that makes great uses of dynamic tracks.
Traditionally this production technique requires three physical microphones, some hardware noise gates and a large recording space – You will learn how to recreate this in Pro Tools using plug-ins bundled with Pro Tools and one source track recorded with a single microphone.
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