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How To Listen: Reverb Edition

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Reverb is one of the oldest tools we have as engineers to enhance our recordings. But how do we use it? What type should we use? Can YOU hear the difference?

In this puremix.net Exclusive, Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont teaches you:

  • How to hear the difference between plate, spring, hall, and chamber reverbs
  • How to use short ambience to add size to your vocals
  • How to add a sense of height to your mixes with hall reverbs.

Plus, if you have ever been curious about how popular reverb plugins compare to their real-life counterparts, you will be able to listen to:

  • A real EMT 140 plate reverb next to the UAD EMT 140
  • A Spring Reverb plugin next to a real AKG BX10
  •  A classic Hardware PCM 70 Chamber next to a plug-in Chamber.

Learn how to hear the characteristics of these classic sounds, from Fab Dupont. Only on pureMix.net.

Reveal Quiz Answer
Chapters
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Transcript
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Equipment & Software

Software

  • Avid ReVibe II
  • Avid Space
  • PSP Nexcellence
  • Softube TSAR-1R
  • UAD AMS RMX16
  • UAD EMT 140
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb

Hardware

  • AKG BX10
  • AMS RMX16
  • EMT 140
  • Lexicon PCM 70
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Mentors
Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a Grammy winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.

Credits

David Crosby

Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

What do you have to say?
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ariomester.n
2018 Nov 16
The best reverb lesson I took so far! Thank you Fab!!Cheers from Brasil!
Nanfer
2018 Sep 23
This tutorial helped me so much that my numbers coincide with the numbers on the description. Thank you fab. Regards.
genais.simon@gmail.com
2018 Sep 13
french subtitle please
Alex94120
2018 Sep 04
I love the "How to listen" Series, that's what makes me progress the most, un grand merci a toi Fab !
moridja
2018 Aug 14
Merci!
jccampos
2018 Aug 08
Español por favor!!!
exe.cutor
2018 Aug 02
Video is brilliant and the quiz is a great approach
RemyAnnDavid
2018 Aug 01
I don't know Fab? I'm so spoiled by actual plates. There is a density, I hear, from a plate. That is unparalleled with that of anything digital. Most of these reverbs, you're demonstrating, sound like mud. Hi pass filtered mud. Is still, mud. And hey. We heard the AKG BX-10. What the hell happened to my, BX-20 E? What? Not good enough for you? Maybe too good? Maybe right or left channel still funky? I mean you rebuilt my Neve, console. You didn't fix the BX-20 E? Damn! Well... that's muddy, also. In comparison in any plate. Yeah that pre-delay on your fake EMT, most definitely works better.
stuart.ch
2018 Aug 01
Absolutely amazing, what I’ve been looking for, thank you Fab du pont, you are a legend, love sent your way from Scotland.
DRocksRecords
2018 Jul 30
Thanks thats great to stop and force ourselves to listen to the reverb types. I would have loved to see in more depth when you started to give your own taste on what could be nice in this track. Its great to see other people choose how they create space for vocals or other elements in the mix. Maybe a part II where you mainly focus on giving examples and point common mistakes etc. :)
thombleasdale
2018 Jul 30
Excellent tutorial as always Fab, great stuff! Thank you!
jordanne
2018 Jul 29
The jingle is very good ! At the end of the vide, with so much informations, i feel like Goku, like Saiyan, full of energy and knowledge. Thank you very much Fab. LOVE
Ming
2018 Jul 29
Thanks, Fab.The best video of audio teaching.
jazz3520
2018 Jul 29
Thanks, Fab to create a series of "How to listen" very useful!
rickdrumss
2018 Jul 28
great lesson, just straight to the point!!
muharishkumar
2018 Jul 28
Awesome ! Super helpful .
whitealbum
2018 Jul 28
Really helpful, great explanation. Chapter Quiz is great as well, because i guess right my reverb favorites chamber, plate and ambience ;) Please don't forget german subtitles, would be fine !
ArmedNDaverous
2018 Jul 27
This is a great video, very helpful. Thank you!
filipwil
2018 Jul 27
These videos are super helpful, thanks Fab!
maxuponla
2018 Jul 27
Thank you for this great video. What about FabFilter Pro R where they don't care about giving us the type of reverb (mostly) ? Why ? Also there is no reveal button on the page right now. Cheers.
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