Are We Being Conned By Mixing Tricks? We Look At The Most Popular Ones | Production Expert

Are We Being Conned By Mixing Tricks? We Look At The Most Popular Ones | Production Expert

Some people refer to “mixing tricks” but are they really tricks? When is a technique just a technique? Julian looks at some common examples and decides.

I put an EQ as the first insert on my reverb AUX channels. When I insert reverbs I try to make sure that I adjust the filters that are built in to most of my reverbs. I think it’s better to be able to “see” the filter on the AUX channels.

Get Great Reverb Tips From Top Producers And Engineers | Production Expert

Get Great Reverb Tips From Top Producers And Engineers | Production Expert

Dom Morley – Vocal Reverb Tip
My number one reverb tip on vocals is if you want to keep the vocal sort of present and close to you, but you want a big reverb on it. Your biggest problem is when you put a big reverb on it, the vocal disappears back into the room.

If you still want the vocal close, put a pre- delay on that reverb.

The pre- delay makes the room still sound big, but makes the artist, the singer or the guitarist, whatever you want upfront, it makes that stay up front. And it just sounds like the room behind them has got bigger rather than they’ve been lost into it.

How To Create A Reverb That Narrows To Mono As It Decays – Tutorial | Production Expert

How To Create A Reverb That Narrows To Mono As It Decays – Tutorial | Production Expert

In this article, Ufuk Onen shows how to create an effects trick that begins as a wide reverb, then gradually narrows and eventually turns into mono as it fades away.

This sounds pretty neat – like he says, not for everything, but certainly makes for some nice effect.

Confused By Reverb? This Might be The Plug-in You Need | Production Expert

Confused By Reverb? This Might be The Plug-in You Need | Production Expert

If you haven’t checked out FabFilter’s Pro-R reverb you absolutely should because reverb presents some specific challenges to the UI designer. Reverb is complicated. it’s a fact, and broadly speaking there have been two common ways to address this in a UI. Either present just a few controls and let the user dial in a room, hall or whatever, adjust decay time and an HF damping and get on with it (i.e. present simplicity at the expense of control), or present a comprehensive set of parameters and scare off some of the users.

The FabFilter “Beginner’s Guide to Reverb” should be required homework before using any reverb. Most of the controls are available in lots of ‘verbs’ – but the Pro-R interface is sooooo pretty.

The presentation really presses home the points of how the pieces really work…

6 Tips for Taking the Bedroom Out of Bedroom Recordings — Pro Audio Files

6 Tips for Taking the Bedroom Out of Bedroom Recordings — Pro Audio Files

Among other things, the biggest advantages commercial studios tend to have over bedroom setups include: exciting and well-tuned live rooms (free of problematic resonances), preamps, mics, and overall signal chains that add flattering color to the performances recorded through them, a selection of amps and instruments that bring variety to the sounds used in a session and maybe most importantly, reliable monitoring.