Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tech Tues.: UAD Reverb tips from the Pros.

   No one will argue that reverb is one of the most important effects in a mix. The illusion of space is very important to our enjoyment of music. Whether you like huge lush reverb tails or small intimate spaces it's good to know what your favorite reverbs are capable of.

   Here are some 5 minute tips videos featuring 4 of the UAD reverbs. I've used the hardware versions of the first 3 reverbs and I think UA did a fantastic job on the plug-in emulations:

1. The EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In is one of my favorites:

2. I also like the AMS RMX-16 Digital Reverb Plug:

3. The AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb Plug-In is another favorite:

4. The Ocean Way Studios Plug-In is great for easily creating unique spaces for your tracks:

   Also take a look at this great article UA posted featuring 4 top engineers sharing some of their reverb secrets:

RAC, Eric “ET” Thorngren, Kevin Killen, and Tucker Martine Share Their Reverb Secrets

   Even though these tips are geared towards UAD reverbs I think you will find them helpful no matter which reverb you use.

UA is currently having a sale on many of their plugins till April 30th.