When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
Reverberation. The most ubiquitous processing used to create a sense of acoustic SPACE in audio productions. In fact, most of us overuse it! In this listen-and-learn course by the experts at Singing Canary and Modern World Recording you'll get a better understanding of how to deal with the Spatial part of the recording process.
First off, you'll get the inside story on the different kinds of reverbs, what they sound like and how they are best applied. You'll see and hear the control parameters common to most reverbs, whether they are hardware based or advanced software plugins. This is followed by a section that defines pre-delay, reverb time, early reflections, density, diffusion and other important sonic qualities that help recreate the physics of acoustic space.
Once the physics of spacial simulation are embedded in your brain, the guys at Modern World dive deep into the practical uses of reverberation. There's a deep listening section on creating spacial FX for drums and strings. These two, vastly different uses of reverb help solidify the concepts enabling you to apply them to you own productions. This course concludes with a couple of tutorials on how delay and modulation FX are also deployed to enhance the spaciousness of a mix.
What we like best about this course is the amount of deep listening time the instructors have set aside throughout the tutorials so that we can actually hear the reverberation concepts discussed!
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Good, comprehensive review of Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and other spatial distortion uses and the differences between them.
Hindie wrote on March 23, 2015
A good explanation of reverb, types and different parameters. In the end a bit of delay and modulation effects. If you know nothing about reverb, this is a good way to start.
Ren wrote on November 7, 2014
Singing Canary Productions, lets see someone get training from a legendary production company in the convenience of their home other than on MPV? Cant be beat!
BRHamester wrote on July 11, 2014
There are some interesting and helpful explanations. I wouldn't say is an amazing course, just like the other ones of this series from Canary Studios, there's a lot of times that a mixing engineer just played around with knobs and plugins without actually explaining. If you just jump those long videos you can learn something without getting bored.
Leon P wrote on October 23, 2013
Perfect, i just loved
Clear and concise
Well put together and great examples
MM wrote on August 19, 2013
Good course for the reverb part, but very brief when it comes to the delay. That being said, all the tutorials from Singing Canary holds high quality.
bracey wrote on August 8, 2013
Basic course but to the point with some useful info for settings and when to apply them. Bad choice of vocal example to use over and over. Would have been much better using vocals with no lyrics.
Wibbers wrote on July 9, 2013
Clear presentation but little information given beyond a brief description of the various controls and lengthy audio examples of different settings.
Anthony wrote on June 25, 2013
I just finished the Spatial Effects course. It's absolutely fantastic and although it's very well explained I'd sure be watching it again. It is surely a 5 star course and I'll recommend to everyone.
Anthony wrote on June 25, 2013
The Spatial Effects course is extremely insightful. I have used reverb before but never quite understood it like I do now. I'm just past the Reverb Parameters chapters and it now seems a lot easier.