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  • Sends or inserts?

    Wich way is preferred to add instrument placement within the orch?

    Using sends to different reverbs ( withh 100% wet) or sending the complete signal to different reverbs, adjusting just the wet level?


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    @johram said:

    Wich way is preferred to add instrument placement within the orch?

    Using sends to different reverbs ( withh 100% wet) or sending the complete signal to different reverbs, adjusting just the wet level?

    Hello and welcome in this Forum, dear Johram!

    Your question is probably discussed in a lot of forums more than one time. But you asked "which way is prefered?"

    I prefer to create several depths with all the additions for a perfect simulation (the farther the darker for example).

    Then I route the certain instruments though their corresponding depth.

    The use of some depths can help to get a good transparence of large ensembles.

    Best

    Beat


    - Tips & Tricks while using Samples of VSL.. see at: https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/vitutorials/ - Tutorial "Mixing an Orchestra": https://www.beat-kaufmann.com/mixing-an-orchestra/
  • Thanks Beat.

    Yes this is the way I prefer too. 

    I realize the question must be covered lots of times, just couldnt find it.

    I am trying to figure out the most flexible setup ... It all depends on the type of project, like if you suddenly want to change the depth of one instrument in a group.

    All the best / J


  • If you're talking reverb, I use almost exclusively 'sends'. With an insert, you're only getting the benefit of one instrument per that 'inserted' reverb. So CPU wise this could be a lot of power wasted. Also, I make any channel sending the signal to this reverb a pre-fader channel so that I can control the perceived distance of the instruments by dropping out the direct signal via the channel's fader.

    About sending pre-fader/post fader, I don't know that it makes a huge difference. In both instances you're merely adjusting the wet/dry ratio right? Just using different controls to adjust it.

    I've been experimenting with an insert reverb, though, on the Master Out channel (Hybrid Reverb!! Fantastic 'verb) -- an overall reverb tail to blend. Not sure if it's working to my advantage yet though.

    Mahlon