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Old 03-08-2017, 01:38 AM
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Be sure to have a point in why you add that little extra. Otherwise it might ruin your sound
Yes, true indeed.

To be honest, I'm more a fan of drier sounds myself, depending on the genre and the nature of the production. But I'm fan of a more intimate or in your face sound when it's appropriate.

Even for that concert hall experience I prefer to put the listener up front and close to the stage, where you can feel the stage energy, as opposed to setting the listener back in the hall with a slightly more passive experience.

So reverbs and room mics I prefer quite low.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:00 AM
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You don't necessarily need to mix as dry as you think. As a rule of thumb, "in your face" sounds are done with shorter decay and "further back" sounds with longer decay. Point being whether you want to hear the reverb right now (in your face) or focus on the tail sound (further back).
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:54 AM
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You don't necessarily need to mix as dry as you think. As a rule of thumb, "in your face" sounds are done with shorter decay and "further back" sounds with longer decay. Point being whether you want to hear the reverb right now (in your face) or focus on the tail sound (further back).
Yep and that's pretty much how I go about it. But the ratio of direct to reverb puts the reverb as lower and further back in time because the listener is much closer to the direct source. "Lower" is a relative term here, not an absolute.

Nontheless, a drier source (not necessarily dry) gives me more flexibility in terms of placement on the "soundstage". When accessing more reverb to place the sound I first go to the room mics. If the room mics don't fit ambience and size I'm shooting for then I turn to other reverb and associated tricks.
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Then if you are like me(and a bit stuck in the eighties)....I get nagged at for too much reverb. My solution; bring it up to where I like it. Turn it down to where I think the client will like. Then turn it down another 2db
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I monitor using Genelec 8000 series (sometimes 8050, sometimes 8040) and those reveal every nyance there is to reverb. Once you go over the line and have little too much, it is just perfect for your audience (listening to iPhone headphones or car speakers)
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