I have audacity version 1.2, and I’m trying to figure out how to add a little reverb to both a Mozart and a Beethoven sonata I’ve recorded (solo piano). I want the effect of a small performance hall, but no matter how I set the effects, it only sounds like the piano is in a huge cavern or something, with echo bouncing around all over the place. I’ve read the tutorials, but they don’t seem to apply to GVerb. I’ve downloaded vst-bridge-1.1win.zip, and saved it to my audacity plug-ins folder, but nothing happens with it when I click on the Effect Settings toolbar; I still see only the GVerb effect settings. (I readily admit
I don’t fully understand how plug-ins are supposed to work in the first place.)
Without going into a complicated technical explanation - I’m an amateur recording musician, not a professional sound engineer! - would you please be so kind to tell me where to begin setting the:
Room size (m)
Reverb time (s)
Dry signal level (dB)
Early reflection level (dB)
and Tail level (dB)
in Gverb to achieve the effect of a small concert hall?
Thank you very much. - James Morgan
GVerb should already be included with 1.2.6. It isn’t a VST plug-in, so adding vst-bridge will not affect it. The bridge will allow you to put VST plug-ins in the Audacity Plug-Ins folder, then after you restart Audacity you will see them underneath the divider in the Effect menu.
See http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/GVerb . If you don’t like the suggested “instant settings”, duplicate your track, apply GVerb to one of the copies then turn down the -…+ gain sliders on each track by differing amounts to hear the result as you mix more or less of GVerb into the original track.