reverse reverb plugin

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Member Since: Jul 23, 2002

is there a reverse reverb plugin?

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Since: Dec 30, 2002

Jan 06, 2003 07:46 pm

Not that I've heard of (I can imagine it would cause lots of timing issues) - however, it is VERY easy to create your own reverse-reverb effects.

Start with the piece of audio that you wish to reverse into - for example, a snare drum hit.

Isolate that one hit in your audio program (eg: Soundforge) and then copy it to a new file, so that you just have the one snare hit all by itself.

Create about 3 seconds (or more if you want a longer reverse reverb tail) of silence after the hit.

Apply a reverb to the hit - make sure that the Dry Out is set to 0% so that you only get the reverberated signal (the Wet Out)

Reverse the entire file.

Now when you play the sample back you will hear a reverse reverb tail leading into your snare hit - you may wish to edit this slightly to remove the actual hit leaving only the tail (this will make sense when actually do it)

Save the file

Now create a new track in your multitrack program (eg: Sonar, Vegas, Cubase, etc) and place the file you just created on it.

Line up the file (the reverse reverb) with the original snare hit (so that the reverse reverb is to the left of the hit (before it) - otherwise the effect won't work)

Bingo - you're done!

Of course, you can use this for anything, not just snare hits - it also works very well on vocals - remember that you only need a small segment of the original sound that you wish to reverse into - eg: the first word in a vocal line, or the first chord of a guitar line.

Hope this helps.


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Since: May 11, 2002

Jan 06, 2003 08:15 pm


You could copy the sound sample to a new track, reverse it, apply reverb, then (apply/bounce/ whatever) the reverb, reverse the sample again :)

Since: Jul 23, 2002

Jan 06, 2003 09:17 pm


Since: Nov 21, 2002

Jan 06, 2003 09:26 pm

Could that be how Roger Waters' awesome reverse echo on "the best days of our lives"(the song that leads in to another brick part 2)? or was that multiple recordings of his voice, done manually?

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Since: Jul 01, 2002

Jan 07, 2003 01:23 am

theres a free one out there that does exactly that...its called yaledelay..use a good search engine and ya ought to be able to find it

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