Ever wondered what effects to dial in so things sound good during tracking without getting into your head turned around by the infinite possibilities available? Here's a quick and easy setup that will sound great on just about any kind of music without having to pull you hair out over parameter settings. It requires only two reverbs and a delay.
- For drums - Use a reverb with a "Room" adjusted to about 1.5 seconds of decay with a predelay of 20 milliseconds. You can also set a high-pass filter at about 100Hz and a low-pass filter set to about 8kHz to make sure that it blends well in the track.
- For all other instruments - Use a reverb with a "Plate" setting with about 1.8 seconds of decay and a predelay of 20 milliseconds.
- For vocals - Dial in a delay of about 220 milliseconds with a couple of repeats.
Remember, these settings are to be used as a quick way to get your mix sounding really good during tracking. For mixing, they may be a starting point, but you'll probably want to get a lot more sophisticated.
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