Does anyone have any knowledge/opinion on this -
Is it better to apply reverb - whether convolution or hardware - to an individual instrument rather than that same instrument mixed dry with others? In other words, for example if you have 12 separate instruments, rather than doing a dry premix of three groups of 4 instruments each, and rendering those with 3 reverbs, can you obtain a more accurate or somehow better sound by having each instrument solo, and rendering it with reverb, then mixing those reverbed tracks? It seems to me that this might be a more accurate image, that corresponds to the individual instrument sounding and reverberating within a concert hall, than having a mass of dry sound composed of several instruments that has one reverb. Though maybe it makes absolutely no audible difference. I thought I heard a difference on an experiment but may have been hallucinating. I wonder though if there is more accurate resolution in the reverb if each instrument has its own, even if they are the same reverb.