Ok, I know I was aiming for a mid/end August release, but I’ve been busy (this whole month is booked out) and one of the top ten took a while to provide the unmastered mix.
So anyway, it’s all going ahead. I’ve mastered the whole lot. I should get the artwork sorted and have the whole lot on Bandcamp within a few days. So, it’s near.
In other news, I’m mostly through drafting the next Guide. This one’s going to focus on REVERB. It covers a bunch of stuff I’ve touched on in past blog posts, but I’ve also added a bunch of stuff and updated to my current practices. I’ve also structured it so the whole thing flows like a singular piece of work. It’s currently over 5000 words (and counting), and at the moment is set out with the following sections:
- The role of reverb
- Setting up reverb in the mix
- Choosing reverb for the mix (this is about listening to the mix and choosing what it needs)
- Adjusting reverb settings
- Types of reverb (different algorithms, also convolution vs algorithmic)
- Available controls (what the controls are, what they’re useful for)
- Approaches to settings (how to use the settings to deliberately create a specific reverb sound for the mix)
- Shaping the tone (damping vs eq vs filtering – when to use each)
- Mixing with multiple reverbs
- Combining with other effects
- Chorus / detuning
- Alternatives to reverb
Is there anything else you’d like to see added? Obviously, I’m writing this for you so I want to make it as useful and relevant as I can. Is there anything in particular you’d like to know about reverb? Anything you’ve been unclear about that you’d like explained? Let me know.