Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

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Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by skey » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:28 am

I was just wondering if anyone has any good reverb settings that they use on vocals in a song. I've tried the ones in the Audacity Wiki. these are the settings I normally use:

roomsize: 300
reverb time: 8
damping: 0.75
input bandwidth: 0.75
dry signal level: -5
early reflection level: -18
tail level: -38

basically a variation on 'The Quick Fix'. I am looking for more reverb without too much echo or other distracting side effects. Thanks for any help
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:37 am

I suggest using Freeverb instead of the harsh metallic Gverb. Freeverb's controls are simpler too.
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:34 am

It's harder to do than you think. It's one of those "you can't really do this" tools. Each live room produces an infinite number of echoes and the software can only manage a few. The trick is to get the right ones.

The middle of our building is a long hallway and a really tall ceiling three stories up. Polished cement floors. I don't think anybody else noticed that it sounds remarkably like a cathedral.

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I so want one of our many guitar players to sit in a chair in the middle and play out there.

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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Irish » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:38 pm

A very good (and subtle) reverb plugin is "DX Reverb Light" from AnwidaSoft

http://www.anwida.com/download.asp?pt=12
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the VST plugin.

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Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:06 pm

Irish wrote:A very good (and subtle) reverb plugin is "DX Reverb Light" from AnwidaSoft
http://www.anwida.com/download.asp?pt=12
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the VST plugin.


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That's a keeper, thanks Irish.
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by cosmiclight22 » Tue May 17, 2011 3:07 am

HI there
thanks for all input on this page,is awesome

Where do I go to get the Freeverb plug in?

Thank you so much
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:55 pm

Anna:
I think you'd have more success with DX Reverb Lite: http://www.anwida.com/product.asp?pid=7

As shown in the screen shot above, it has lots of good presets. Both GVerg and FreeVerb are "geeky" and don't have presets.

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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue May 17, 2011 9:06 pm

For a fairly subtle vocal reverb using GVerb, try something like:

roomsize: 40
reverb time: 1.3
damping: 0.7
input bandwidth: 0.5
dry signal level: 0
early reflection level: -36
tail level: -30
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue May 17, 2011 9:31 pm

Reverb just adds "reflections" to the sound.
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Re: Good Gverb settings for song vocals?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Wed May 18, 2011 6:54 pm

"DX Reverb Light" from AnwidaSoft is a "stereo reverb" in the sense that it mixes a wee bit of left with right and vice versa, (crossover), whether you like it or not. Whereas Gverb does not crossover. In a real reverberating room there would be crossover, so Gverb reverb not having crossover is not natural sounding, (but you could add crossover if you wanted).

Freeverb also has crossover whether you like it or not.
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