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6 Creative Ways to Supercharge Your Reverb Effects

Aug 12, 2021 | 23,006 Views

Are your reverbs sounding too ‘vanilla’ inside your mixes? Learn how to take your FX sounds up a few notches by SUPERCHARGING them with these 6 creative production techniques, using instances of Waves Renaissance Reverb.

Reverb is an essential component in every mix. It creates the impression of depth and distance and is key for getting separation between mix elements. But, if your natural sounding spaces feel too vanilla in a production, explore these 6 creative ways of supercharging your reverb effects.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:39 Duck your tails with reverb into sidechain compression
  • 1:54 Give your drums an ‘80s feel with reverb into noise gates
  • 3:14 Give motion to your reverbs with 4 styles of modulation
  • 4:50 Mangle your reverbs with distortion
  • 5:50 Create reverb swells with reverse verb
  • 7:04 Augment your reverbs with Vocal Bender’s formant control

If you're new to mixing and haven't yet learnt how to get the most out of reverb, watch our free tutorial 9 Reverb Parameters Every Producer MUST KNOW!

To learn how to get more from delay by combining it with other plugins, watch 7 Creative Ways To Supercharge Delay Effects.