Mark Goslett is a London-based music producer and member of the Music Producers Guild. His unrelenting pursuit of excellence in the studio, and decades of work as a musician has brought him to the forefront of the music industry, where his credits include: TV commercials, emerging artists, and a profusion of live sound engineering engagements.
He’s an expert in Apple’s Logic Pro X software, and in this segment he shows you how to get started with reverb!
Logic Pro X makes using reverb very simple, providing users with excellent stock reverb plugins as well as a number of awesome sounding presets. There are a number of different reasons why you’d want to use reverb, and one of Mark’s favorites is to give listeners the impression that all of the instruments have been recorded in the same room.
Set up your reverb using an Aux Return to which you’ll Send tracks.
Rather than putting a reverb plugin directly onto each track, you’ll want to use a Send. Most DAWs require users to manually create Aux Return tracks. In Logic Pro X, simply open the mixer window, select which tracks you want to Send, and choose an available Bus. Logic will automatically create a properly routed Aux Return for you!
You can then rename the Aux Return to which type of reverb you’ll be using, i.e., Room Reverb. Next you’ll want to turn up the Send level on each track, which is easily done by Option-clicking the volume knob next to the Bus in the Mixer. This volume knob determines how much signal is being sent to the Aux Return.
Now you can load up an instance of ChromaVerb, which has really great chamber sound right out of the box. Mark really loves the Drum Chamber preset which sounds great; don’t be concerned that it’s labeled “Drum,” because it works for everything!
With ChromaVerb open you want to make sure the Wet signal is at 100%. Have a listen and start blending in the desired amount of reverb using the Aux Return’s fader. You can further adjust the amount of reverb on individual tracks using the Send level.
For more on reverb in Logic Pro X, check out Mark’s tutorial below!