One thing you have plenty of options with is reverb. There are Halls, Plates, Springs, Chambers, Rooms, Ambiance and everything in between. It’s hard to know where to begin. I like to start with a few different kinds of reverb and then narrow it down to the one’s I like best. Once I find the sound I like,  I’ll configure the pre-delay and reverb time to the tempo of the beat.  This makes the reverb sound really tight and in sync. In order to do this you will need to know the bpm of your song, and have a app like music math to figure out the milliseconds of different notes.

I usually like to use a 32nd or 64th note for the pre-delay and a quarter note to a whole note for the reverb time. Play around with this and find the timing that works best for you. I have found some really cool effects using a long pre-delay. One trick I use on vocals from time to time is to set the pre delay to a 1/8th note. This helps to give the vocal a dry up front sound, but still have the tail of a big sounding reverb.  The video below has step by step directions on how to do this. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.

 

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