Today, we are going to be taking one stereo reverb and using it across every instrument in our track! We are going to be using a track that was recorded at Sunset Sound, and is completely live. Everything on this track was done in one take!
These multitracks are also available for you to download so you can mix them yourself! Click here to download the multitracks!
The reverb technique we are using today is one that was used quite a lot back in the days before all the plugins and digital tricks we have now. Back in the day, you would only have 2 or 3 reverbs on your console, and maybe 1 or 2 delays, and then you would mix a record with just that.
Today we are going to be recreating that reverb technique!
We are so used to have 20 instances of reverbs, or more, and all kinds of different delays and things going on. Sometimes it is nice to just find something you like the sound of, and restrict yourself, and then experiment a little bit.
On this track, we are only going to be using the Sunset Sound Studio Reverb plugin, and will be using that on all the instruments on this song. We will take this reverb, remove the pre-delay, so it is down to nothing, and then we are going to send from different instruments, and use different amounts of pre-delay each time. This will make feel like they are in the same room, but all in different positions in the room, giving them a bit of space, without making it feel like there is just a wall of reverb coming towards you.
This is going to be a lot of fun! Don’t forget to download the multitracks so you can try this technique too!
Watch the video below to see this reverb technique in action!