Reverb has been a powerful tool for musicians ever since rock-n-rollers started incorporating it decades ago. But, like anything these days, nothing about the topic is simple – there are countless ways to create and configure reverb for your sound and production needs. Here, we dive into the different acoustic parameters of the various types of reverb that are available to musicians and producers, plus make a distinction between the capabilities of analog and digital reverb.
- Reverb is one of the most important tools that a producer can have – but we need to know how to effectively employ it.
- There are many disparate components to the audio profile that reverb provides, and we can control each individually.
- The biggest differentiation is between traditional, analog reverb and digital, algorithmic reverb.
“As musicians and audio engineers, we regularly add reverb, sometimes not knowing much about it. What follows is a primer on what’s really going on with reverb.”