Reverb - it's one of those stock effect types that we all own and all use regularly. It's hugely rare to get through a project without turning to a reverb processor at some point, be it to smooth out the rough edges of a sound, gel elements together or simply to add a sense of space to a track.
Once you get to know your chosen reverb tool, it's easy to apply it on auto-pilot, but step out of your mixing comfort zone, and there's a whole world of unique spacial effects out there. That's what this issue's Creative Reverb cover feature is all about - exploring the sonic scope of applying and processing reverb in unusual ways.
Don't miss the accompanying audio examples too, which can be downloaded - along with the rest of this issue's video, audio and samples - from http://vault.futuremusic.co.uk.
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Jean Michel-Jarre - Famed for 1976's multi-million selling Oxygène, Jean-Michel Jarre is still innnovating. We visit the synth legend in his studio in Paris and discover the story behind new double album, Electronica
Fehrplay - We track Fehrplay down, both in Ibiza and his New York studio, to find out how he makes his massive tracks
Synkro - Synkro talks us through the lo-fi studio set-up that has proved inspirational in the making of his debut album Changes
The Track: Miguel Campbell - Campbell breaks down his latest release, Free Falling, created with vocalist Beccs Lott
Classic Album - Calibre on creating Second Sun
Creative Reverb - Liven up your tracks with unique spatial effects - our guide to getting creative with reverb will get you experimenting
Producer's Guide To... Logic Pro X 10.2 - Get to grips with the sonic power of Alchemy and the rest of the new features in Logic
Modular Monthly - We test Roland's new range of Aira modular effects units and show you how to get the most out of Make Noise MATHS
- Sequential Prophet-6
- Roland Aira Modular Effects
- FabFilter Pro-C
- Korg iM1 for iPad
- SubPac S2
- And more...
Ambien(t) Guitars - Effects drenched guitar sounds. Get the atmospheric sound of classic Shoegaze and Post-Rock.
Sticks, Rims & Knocks - Tight snares, rimshots, sidesticks and found sound thuds. A treasure trove of one shots to freshen up your beats!
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