It is easier to concentrate on listening when you aren't looking at a computer screen. What the eyes see can have a significant effect on what we hear. This interplay between the senses is called cross-modality.
The Soundways Core Production Bundle now features keyboard shortcuts to make it easy to focus on listening alone. This small feature makes a big impact in the listening evaluation process.
Reverb can add depth to a flat mix. It can bring life to dead instruments. It can even make a home recording sound as if it was tracked in a large space.
Reverb can also cause clutter in a mix. A poorly placed reverb can result in bad mix translation on consumer listening systems. Engineers need a way to ensure that they are accurately adjusting reverb levels in a mix.
Here are some tips to help you get the perfect reverb.
Limiters are used to control transients and increase the overall level of a recording. The average level of mastered recordings has been increasing since the 1980's. This trend is often referred to as the loudness wars. In order for modern pop recordings to meet acceptable commerical standards digital peak limiting must be used in mastering.