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How to De-Verb with Smack Attack

Jun 02, 2021 | 31,180 Views

Learn how to reduce or totally remove reverb from drum samples and loops, using the Smack Attack transient shaper, on its own or inside the free StudioRack plugin chainer.

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To use the preset you will also need to download the free StudioRack.

Let's say you are in the early stages of producing a song. You drop an audio drum loop into your DAW and it works! The groove feels great, the elements suit your production style – but the sample has way too much reverb baked into the waveform. What do you do?

Don’t worry – we’ve got just the trick for you.
Most producers tend to dive back into their loop libraries searching for similar-sounding beats that are dryer, or waste precious time and energy in recreating the entire beat.
But there’s an easier way to get rid of the reverb.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:46 Hear 4 examples of beat de-verbing in action
  • 1:39 How to remove reverb from beats the EASY WAY
  • 2:29 How to remove reverb from beats with precision
  • 2:53 Comparing both de-verb methods
  • 3:36 Getting the most from the StudioRack de-verb preset