Reverb is used on absolutely every production. There is no way you can make a track, especially in the realm of dance music, without using reverb. Every sound we hear has some form of reverb on it, therefore, adding it to your productions makes them sound more natural. Think about any sound you hear in real life, you hear the sound waves that go into your ear and also sound waves which are reflecting off other surfaces before going into your ears. So with that in mind, if you produced a track with no reverb, then it will sound very unnatural and dry.
Lets have a look at some quick tips for reverb.
2. Make a copy of it and drop it onto a spare channel.
3. Set up a reverb plugin on the insert of that channel and ensure the reverb has a long decay, I also like to set my pre delay to zero. You can experiment with the other parameters.
4. Bounce it down to audio.
5. Insert the audio back in and reverse it.
6. Tweak the position of the audio so that it rises up into the original audio file. In this case you will have the reverb tail build up into the ‘HEY!’ vocal.
7. You can also experiment with reversing signals before exporting, honestly try a few variations and settings, some stuff you come up with sounds amazing! Pianos sound really nice!
This post got a bit long but there are many ways to use reverb within your productions and i'm sure i will have left a lot of stuff out.
Have a play about! Got any other tips that are useful? Let us know in the comments.