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Author Topic: mono reverb vs stereo reverb  (Read 3433 times)

rexrode

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mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:49:10 AM »

Forgive me if this is a stupid question/topic.  When did the first stereo reverbs/echo chambers start coming around?  Was it when stereo mixes were first accepted as the real version of a song?  

Until recently it never occured to me to use anything other than a stereo reverb, but now I am really enjoying using either a mono reverb pluggin or a single mic in an echo chamber (large stairwell) when the occasion calls for it.  Its especially cool on vocals.

Does anyone else use both, and for what specific purpose?  

I am working on mixing a song that is somewhat in the chuck berry or bo diddley style, so the topic is especially interesting to me right now...

Thanks,

Jeremy
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Blake

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Re: mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 01:46:28 PM »

I don't use "stereo" verbs at all.  Instead I use two mono verbs panned hard left and right (dual mono).  That way if I want verb on say an extremely left panned rack tom, I can send it to just the left verb.  Or maybe I have a guitar track panned hard right, I can even it out in the mix by sending it to only the left verb.   In Protools I use two inputs right next to each other, like 1 and 2, so that if I want to pan around in the verb I can choose a stereo send for whatever channel I'm on or just 1 or 2.  Hope that makes sense.
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maxdimario

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Re: mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005, 06:01:29 PM »

most stereo reverbs are mono reverbs summed in and out of phase with the input signal.

I never used to mind this years ago, but now I positively hate it, to the point that I can't stand it.

I'll second the dual mono thing, if you must have stereo.
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ssltech

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Re: mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005, 03:28:43 PM »

maxdimario wrote on Mon, 01 August 2005 23:01

most stereo reverbs are mono reverbs summed in and out of phase with the input signal.

???huh???

What does that mean?

Keith
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

I have the feeling that I have more experience in my little finger than you do in your whole body about audio electronics..

JPérez

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Re: mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2005, 03:57:39 PM »

Mono reverb makes me feel the instrument back other instruments. Sometimes is great for drums you want to put far .

Stereo wide reverb makes me feel a instrument (if you pan hard centered) in front, and give you the sense you are in the same room.
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John Ivan

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Re: mono reverb vs stereo reverb
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005, 04:19:13 PM »

I use a combo of the two. I will sometimes use a short "brick" like stereo verb to help the drums sound like they are really in a room, {if I didn't have a good room in tracking} and then I might use a mono verb on a solo to pan it around. I might use a stereo verb on a back up vocal buss..

It changes a lot for me depending on the tune..  Some folks dig Mono drums. While I don't dig panning the kit to the extremes, I do like stereo drums. Sometimes I'll put the whole Band in a very small room in stereo.
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