Different Types of Reverberation Effects

- Oct 17, 2018-

Chambers, sometimes called echo or reverb chambers, originated in the early morning studios of the 1950s. The sound engineer at the time placed the speaker in a small room or Chamber, sent the recorded sound to the speaker, and then recorded the sound with a microphone for subsequent mixing.

Rooms are another kind of natural reverb, a sound that gets from a smaller acoustic space. Think about the sounds you make in a wooden room or tile room or in a room with lots of carpets and homes or a room with a higher/lower roof. The reflected sound from the wall/ceiling will be long and short.

Halls is the sound of a typical concert hall. Some of them sound louder, and they are better for strings or Pads. Just like the Room mentioned above, you can think of the sound you are standing in the concert hall. The reverberation time can range from 1 second to 4 seconds or even longer.

The Plate is one of the earliest artificial reverbs, distinguishing it from the three natural reverberations of chambers, rooms and halls. It first appeared in the 1950s, simply using vibration to excite a large piece of metal, and then picking up the sound.

Spring reverb works like Plates, working with sensors and pickups that pick up springs (rather than a large piece of metal) and are very common on guitar speakers. Imagine you lift a guitar speaker and gently lower it, you can hear the vibration from the spring, and the vibration will be amplified into the ear through the speaker. With the reverb plug-in, you get a very bright and clean spring reverb.

 

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