One of the easiest ways to give your mixes some additional polish is to use reverb.
Reverb allows you to add depth to your tracks, make your drums sound bigger, and add fullness and sustain to your vocals.
The problem with reverb is that, although it can bring new life to your tracks, it is a tool that is very easy to overdo.
With the wrong settings, you can very easily end up with mixes that lack clarity or sound muddy and distracting.
If you’ve ever felt like your mixes sound like that, you might have been inclined to think that the solution was to fix it with EQ or compression – but the real issue could be your reverb settings.
In this video, I outline the top 3 mistakes I see people frequently making with reverb and how you can avoid them.
I’ll also walk you through how to dial in the right settings, so that instead, you can use reverb to make your tracks sound full, while maintaining clarity and polish.
Reverb is an essential part of every pro mix. By understanding how to use it properly, it will allow you to distinguish your tracks from countless amateur mixers. It’s time to start getting it right.
Hope you found that helpful.
Looking for more tips on how to get your mixes to sound big and polished?
Check out The Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: A free guide on how to use EQ and compression across a variety of instruments so that you can create great mixes quickly.