Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

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Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by Midiman1962 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:46 am

Just completed all the tracks for a song including multi layered vocals.
At some point I want to apply fx mainly reverb.
There are 4 part harmonies on the chorus so I am thinking of creating a seperate mix of this (pan and level) then exporting this to its own audio snapshot .
Stage two is to import it and apply reverb using the copy track method and apply reverb to the copy.
Does anyone have a more efficient way of doing this?
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Re: Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:21 pm

I would probably use a similar approach, but if there's not a huge number of tracks I'd keep it all in one project:

1) Make a "sub-mix" of the harmony tracks by selecting those tracks (after setting pan and gain) and apply "Tracks menu > Mix and render to new track".
This retains the original tracks, which I would then mute and minimize (mute button, then click on the ^ at the bottom of the track info panel to collapse the track to minimum height). The new, mixed, "harmony" track is at the bottom of the project, which I would then name appropriately.

2) Make a duplicate of the mixed "harmony" track.

3) Apply reverb (wet only) to the duplicate track and name it something like "h-reverb".

4) Check how it sounds and save a new backup with a unique name ("my-project-018")
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Re: Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by Midiman1962 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:51 pm

steve wrote:I would probably use a similar approach, but if there's not a huge number of tracks I'd keep it all in one project:

1) Make a "sub-mix" of the harmony tracks by selecting those tracks (after setting pan and gain) and apply "Tracks menu > Mix and render to new track".
This retains the original tracks, which I would then mute and minimize (mute button, then click on the ^ at the bottom of the track info panel to collapse the track to minimum height). The new, mixed, "harmony" track is at the bottom of the project, which I would then name appropriately.

2) Make a duplicate of the mixed "harmony" track.

3) Apply reverb (wet only) to the duplicate track and name it something like "h-reverb".

4) Check how it sounds and save a new backup with a unique name ("my-project-018")

Thanks Steve , glad to know I'm on the right track ( no pun intended!)
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Re: Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by Midiman1962 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:13 pm

Here's the finished article - all recorded/sung/played/mixed by me using Audacity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZsyeMLI3Rw&sns=fb
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Re: Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:32 pm

That turned out aright didn't it :)
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Re: Best way to apply reverb to 4 part harmony

Permanent link to this post Posted by Black Dog Bluez » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:36 pm

Agreed --- cool song -- enjoyed. Is a DL available? - As opposed to Peggo.co/Youtube's low quality. ---A video is usually lossy and low bitrate audio - then Youtube recodes/converts/degrades it further, or what ever they do in their undisclosed manner, or undisclosed last time I checked.
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