A History of Reverb in Music Production
These days, we’re a bit spoiled with the sophistication of reverb plug-ins. Modern algorithms are able to create lush and realistic reverb spaces, while some convolution reverb plug-ins are able to recreate specific real-world spaces. However, we obviously haven’t always had access to these reverb tools, as music producers have been effectively using the properties of space in their work for decades.
In this article, we’ll follow the development of artificial reverb from echo rooms to the modern convolution reverb plug-ins of today. While each advancement in reverb technology generally improved upon existing techniques, each technique has its own sound and can be viable in music production today.