What is gated reverb used for?

What is gated reverb used for?

What is gated reverb used for?

The effect is typically applied to recordings of drums (or live sound reinforcement of drums in a PA system) to make the hits sound powerful and “punchy” while keeping the overall mix clean and transparent sounding.

How does gated reverb work?

Gated reverb is an audio signal processing technique that involves using a loud reverb effect that is cut short by a noise gate instead of allowing it to naturally decay in amplitude over time.

Should you put reverb on drums?

If the acoustics of your studio are not creating satisfying drum ambiance and your tracks are lifeless and dry, you can use reverb to make your kit sound like it was recorded in a bigger, more reverberant space, while keeping it sounding natural and organic.

Why do 80s drums sound like that?

“The whole essence of the sound is the compression of it which makes it sound really fat and then the second that there is a lull in the sound the gate just shuts it off. The drums were in a very live room; when you compress a sound in a live room it brings up all the background noise and the echo in a room.

How do you get gated reverb?

How to Create a Gated Reverb in Pro Tools

  1. Create a stereo or mono Aux channel (depending on if you want stereo or mono reverb).
  2. Set the input for that Aux channel to an unused bus.
  3. Create a send on the track you want to route through the reverb.
  4. Instantiate your reverb plug-in of choice onto the Aux channel.

How much reverb should I use on drums?

I typically use a send level of -10 to -20 dB when I’m using reverb to create a sense of depth. Go closer to -10 dB (or maybe even higher) for drums you want to push further back in the mix, and use a lower send level for drums you want to be closer.

What is a good reverb setting for drums?

Start with a stereo ambience or nonlinear preset and set the reverb time between 200 and 500 milliseconds. Send a lot of snare to this reverb and listen to what it sounds like. Then turn down the reverb until you barely notice it. Too much of this and your drums will sound like the ’90s!