Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Reverse Reverb Effect

Here’s a quick trick on how to produce reverse reverb on a track.

  1. Take a recorded track, whether it be guitar/piano/vocals/drums, now duplicate that track so it is  identical to the first one. 
  2. On the newly created track, add a reverb plugin and make the settings 100% wet with as much reverb as possible (as long as it sounds decent).
  3. Now you’ll need to reverse the track. In Cockos Reaper, you can right click on the track and select “Reverse track to new take”. 
  4. Right click on the track and select "Apply Effects to new Track"
  5. Reverse the track again so the peaks line up with the original track. And keep the same reverb effect active on the track so the hits between the 1st and 2nd track blend in together.
  6. Now you can cut sections of the track so the reversed reverb builds up when the original track hits. Meaning, for vocals, cut the 2nd track at the point where the first tracks vocals start. You can do this at several sections in the track as you see fit.

This effect sounds awesome on big hits, pianos, vocals. Try it out and let me know how it works for you. 

Questions/comments, don’t hesitate to ask.

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