Reverb and drone

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Re: Reverb and drone

Post by Unborn Gore » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:53 pm

If you are practicing and/or exploring, and you discover something, it’s worth remembering and revisiting.

How many times will you go back? It doesn’t matter. What does your heart say?

Some things may only be “right” a time or two. Some might be worth recording.

Within this set of principles, reverb is no different from delay, fuzz, or chorus.


Re: Reverb and drone

Post by minimal_modular » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:54 pm

Reverb is a funny thing.

When my system comprised of No Coast and Strega, I would drench No Coast in verb/delay.

Now that I've added a small modular (Marbles/Plaits/Ochd/Beads), No Coast sounds best dry.

There's enough wash in Strega/Beads to fill the space(s).

Sometimes, less is more.

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Re: Reverb and drone

Post by RTG » Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:22 pm


My recent small discovery was that multiple sines spread over a wide stereo field can create a similar spatial feel to reverb…

or at least that’s what it felt like. I opened an old patch that had this arrangement in MiRack & was pleasantly surprised to find it sounded good without any reverb. Simple stuff no doubt but new to me.

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Re: Reverb and drone

Post by BenA718 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:55 pm

A lot of great insights here! I’ve just started dipping my toe into drone and so far I’m enjoying a heavily effected sound: delay into chorus, echo, reverb. But reading these comments has inspired me to try some drier layers, too. I am excited to see how it goes!
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