The are many talented sound designers among us. Using software, creativity, and inspiration, they warp door slams into space cannons. They twist pig squeals into alien queens.
I’ve always admired these designers. Part of the reason is because sound design and samplers are foreign to me. I record natural sound effects: atmospheres, engines, nature, that sort of thing. I don’t dabble too much in sound design. Because of that, I don’t have much call to use creative software plug-ins.
Recently though, I was mastering field recordings that demanded a particular stylized effect: reverb.
So, today I’ll share my experience choosing a reverb plug-in for field recordings. Buckle up (this is another long one), and join me for a first look one of the most popular reverb plug-ins on the market: Audio Ease’s Altiverb 7.