A website for people who work with the digital audio workstation software program Reaper features an account about how to work with the process called reverb. Reverb is an echo sound effect that is produced by electronic means. The video covers how to compress this sound effect, a process called ducking. The instructor plays examples of a song sung with and without this compression. The account has screenshots of the program. There are various related links listed at the end.
- Adding ducking to the reverb helps in controlling the mud fill space and in adding depth.
- Valhalla Vintage verb and ReaComp are two great reverb creating devices.
- A nicely devised reverb fills in a song, around the words and phrases, without overcrowding the vocals.
“Applying sidechain compression (ducking) to the reverb track allows you to have a nice big deep reverb tail without getting in the way of the actual vocal.”