Cleaning Up Reverbs & Delays
I thought I would brighten your day today by sharing another really simple mixing tip with you. This tip has to do with spatial effects like Reverb & Delay.
Lots of people just throw reverb and delay on a track and call it finished but adding lots of space to a bunch of different instruments can create a lot of mud very quickly. One way to eliminate that problem but still get the spatial effect is to follow your reverb and delay plugins with what I call a “Clean-Up EQ”.
It’s very simple just:
- Add your reverb/delay plugin like you normally would.
- Then, add an EQ in your plugin chain.
- Lastly, cut off the lows below 200 Hz and cut the highs to taste