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Frequency-specific gated reverb techniques

Sometimes we have a stereo drum loop and we wish to apply processing to individual elements of the loop without affecting the entire thing. In other words, we might want to apply reverb or distortion to JUST the snare hits of the loop while leaving everything else untouched. This can be done either by manually chopping off the loop and putting the individual parts (snare, hats, kick, etc) into separate tracks. Or, we can side-chain a frequency selective gate and do some magic. On this tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to do this in Ableton Live. Side-chaining gates and reverbs can do wonders. Check it out! [Read more]

Give Realism and Life to Synthesizers

I've been talking a lot about reverb lately. Reverb is one of the most important effects used in modern music production. Most recording software comes with it, but sometimes we seek a different color from a different reverb; and don't have the money to get a new plugin. I have a solution for you, and one that'll blow your mind. [Read more]

Reverb To Glue Your Mix Together

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Blend is one of the most important features of using reverb in your mix. Nowadays with all the computer-based home recordings we tend to rely on samples and close mic-ing techniques and lose some of the magic that comes with recording a band in a room. [Read more]