• Fix tracks with too much of that close microphone sound, and replace noisy endings.
  • Fit tracks together using reverb to create spatial contrasts, distance, width, duration and a united sense of ensemble.
  • Feature mix elements through added liveness, simulated space, fabricated space, altered timbre, reshaped texture
  • Invoke a scene change, or decorate a track with a gated burst of energy, an ear-grabbing reverse effect, or an ear-tingling regenerative or dynamic wash of energy.


  • Key parameters of Reverb Time, Bass Ratio and Predelay are starting points for designing and refining a reverberant sound.
  • Internalize the sound quality signatures of all reverberant sources: rooms, chambers, springs, plates, and digital.

from MIX SMART QUICK START: Reverb {pp. 193}