Reverb is an audio effect that simulates the sound of a room, hall or other large space. It's commonly used to add depth and dimension to vocals, guitars and other instruments by making them sound like they're being played in a room with reflective surfaces.
Reverb works by adding multiple delays (or echoes) of an incoming signal at different times and volumes. This creates the impression that you're hearing multiple sounds coming from different directions, even though there's only one original source!
Types of Reverb Plug-ins
There are many different types of reverb plug-ins. The most common include:
* Plate reverb
* Spring reverb
* Convolution reverb
* Digital reverb
* Ambience reverb
Plate reverbs are a type of reverb that uses a large metal plate to create the effect. The plate is suspended on springs and has an audio signal sent through it, which creates reflections that can be heard when you listen back to your recording.
Plate reverbs are often used in live venues or recording studios because they have a natural sound that makes vocals sound rich and full. They're also great at adding depth to any instrument you want to add them too!
Spring Reverb is a type of reverb that uses an electromagnet to vibrate a metal spring, which in turn creates sound. This effect was first used in the 1950s and has been used on many different types of instruments.
The most common use for spring reverb is on guitar amplifiers, but it can also be found in organs and other keyboards as well. Spring reverbs have a distinct sound that makes them stand out from other types of reverbs (like room or hall). They're often used when you want your music to have an old-school vibe or feel more natural than artificial sounding digital effects would give off.
Convolution reverb is a type of plug-in that uses an impulse response (IR) file to simulate the sound of a particular acoustic space. An IR is essentially a recording of the way that sound bounces around in a room, and it can be generated from any number of sources: concert halls, churches, living rooms--you name it! Convolution reverbs are often used for more realistic simulations than other types of reverbs because they have such high fidelity to real spaces.
Digital reverbs are the most common type of reverb plug-in, and they're often used to add depth and space to a track. They can be used on any type of sound source--vocals, guitars, drums--and are often used in conjunction with other effects such as delays or choruses. Digital reverbs typically have controls for setting the size (decay time) of the room being simulated; this allows you to create everything from small rooms with quick decays to large spaces that take several seconds before dying out completely.
Digital reverbs also come with a number of presets so you can get started quickly without having to tweak every parameter yourself; however these presets may not always be ideal for your particular mix situation or instrumentation because they were designed by engineers who had different goals than yours when creating them! So while it's helpful if you know how each knob works before diving into making your own custom settings for each song...it's not necessary!
Ambience reverb is a type of reverb that simulates the natural sound of a room, hall or other space. It's often used in music production as an effect to create depth and dimension in your tracks.\
Ambient reverbs are also useful for adding atmosphere to vocals or instruments during mixing, because they don't overpower the sounds like other types of reverb can do.
Choosing the Right Reverb Plug-in
Choosing the right reverb plug-in is a crucial step in your music production process. There are many factors to consider when choosing a reverb plug-in, including:
* How you plan on using it (VO)
* What type of sound you want to achieve with it (e.g., ambient, modern)
* Whether or not you want to use multiple reverbs at once (e.g., different size rooms, 'theare of the mind')
Imaging Blueprint - Construction Reverb Plug-in
If you haven't checked out Imaging Blueprint's free Reverb plug-in, the 'Construction Reverb' please visit our contact page and fill out the form.
The Construction Reverb lets you quickly create spacious voice-overs that cut through your mix. Like the rest of this series, it’s designed with radio imaging and voice-overs in mind.