What Digital Reverb Actually Does
When we get started in music production, we often have the tendency to become seduced by the sound of reverb. I, for one, certainly went through a period of slapping reverb plug-ins on every channel when I started producing music.
However, the beautiful spaces that reverb can create are often misleading, as over-reverb’d mixes can end up sounding degraded and unfocused.
In this article, we’ll discuss what digital reverb, both algorithmic and convolution, technically does to an audio signal to achieve the effect of reverb. With this information in mind, we’ll also cover some considerations for handling reverb in your own projects.