Should you put reverb on guitar?
Just like with vocals, you should almost always add reverb to your guitar tracks using an aux send, rather than inserting it directly on the guitar channel. It will allow you to insert additional effects, like EQ, compression and even modulation to modify the reverb, without them affecting the dry guitar sound.
What is the difference between plate and spring reverb?
Plate reverbs tend to sound very dense and bright, which makes them good for vocals and drums. Plates are quite large, and tend to be used in recording studios. Spring reverbs tend to produce twangy and percussive reverb effects, which can sound fantastic for guitar.
Do I need an amp with reverb?
You don’t NEED reverb. A small amount will just take the flatness (not sharp/flat, “lift”, if you like) out of your playing.
How do you get the reverb effect?
Apply a rich and bright reverb to a “dry” vocal recording
- Ensure that there is a few seconds of silence at the end of the audio so that the final note can fade away naturally.
- Select the audio track that contains the vocal recording.
- Click Effect > Reverb to launch the Reverb effect.
Can I use delay and reverb together?
Since reverb and delay often fill the same space in a mix, be sure your use of them is complementary. If you’re using a short delay to create a sense of space, it may conflict with your reverb (which is creating a different sense of space) and create a wash of mud.
What is Hall reverb?
Hall reverbs replicate the sound of a concert hall. These reverbs are perfect for thickening up and adding space to strings and pads. They’re also tailor-made for orchestral arrangements. That said, because of their thick, layered sound, halls can really muddy up a mix if you overuse them.
What is platesplate reverb?
Plate reverb is the sound of vibrations through metal, while rooms are the sound of vibrations through air. Sound moves through the metal of a plate anywhere from ten to twenty times faster than it does through the space of a room.
Should you use reverb plates on vocals?
Plate reverb’s bright tone boosts the presence of the vocal, helping it cut through more easily. Second, the slightly unnatural sound of a plate can help the vocal feel unique. If the rest of your track has a realistic-sounding reverb on it, a plate can help your vocal feel distinct. Of course, you shouldn’t always use a plate on vocals.
What reverb should I use?
If you’re going into unnatural territories, use synthetic reverbs. One thing to remember is you can use multiple reverbs in one mix. You can bring in a plate at a certain time or blend it in at a lower level into a more natural hall reverb, for instance.
Why does plate reverberation sound unnatural to listeners?
But this sounds unnatural to listeners because reverb always occurs in nature. By adding plate reverberation, the audio sounds more natural because it seems to be emanating out of a natural space, but since this type of reverb is unnatural we also sense that something synthetic is going on.