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Today I’m going to walk you through the basics of Reverb which, if you’re a beginner is a good place to get started.

Reverb on its own can be wonderful but in a dense mix, especially in the context of hard rock or metal, it’s kind of the enemy.

Generally, I don’t use a lot of reverb at all, I’ll put some on the drums and occasionally on vocals but not normally.

If you missed last week’s Templates video please watch it here: Metal Mix Templates Video.– It shows how I bus my groups together to control multiple faders.

The reason we add reverb is to give it a little depth and space, especially when we don’t have a big room to work with. Please make sure you’re very sparing with it and don’t overdo it. In a dense mix reverb is the enemy.

No reverb on the bass guitar. No reverb on a rhythm guitar. MAYBE on acoustic guitars here and there, depending on the song. If you start throwing in tons of reverb you lose definition and your stuff just gets lost in a sea of echoes.