I’m just interested in discussing people’s workflow with Reverb when working in Renoise. I’ve been trying to refine my approach a bit with reverb lately, and am curious to contrast with the approach of other users.
I’m more interested in Reverb as a mix tool, rather than as a wild effect – that is, reverb used for a sense of space , not reverb for an obvious spaced-out wash, etc. (because the latter is quite easy to achieve, whereas the former is much more difficult to get right, in my experience).
1 - what reverb are you using in renoise to create a sense of space around your instruments? do you ever use the native Renoise reverbs, ‘reverb’ and ‘mpreverb’ ?
2 - when using reverb, are you always putting it on a send track and sending things to it, or are you just inserting it on each channel you want it on?
3 - if you’re using sends, are you also EQ’ing the reverb on the send?
Would love to hear the approach you guys are using and liking. I’d post my specific approach to it…but I don’t really have one currently, I’ve tried numerous different approaches and currently I’m not quite getting the depth / space imaging I’m wanting with it, which is why Id like to discuss it further here. I will say that I own too many reverb plugins, and have realized it’s less about which one and more about how any one of them is used. I’ve got all the Valhalla’s (I honestly find them a little over the top, tbh – I feel like they’re too obvious / loud, and even when dialed in very subtly, they kind of ‘warp’ the sound – it’s hard to describe but I can’t shake it, after tons of testing and trial & error). I also have Arts Acoustic, which I like a lot, and I’ve gotten a lot of good, subtle results from Uhbik-A.
let me know your approach, thanks!