Huge Crazy Reverb For Guitar [What, Why & Understanding It So You Can Actually Use It]
Published 04 Nov 2022
Got a huge reverb? Want one? We unpack a massive space with a Frankenstein build
Welcome to the show! In some circles, huge modulated and pitch-shifted reverbs are the norm. But for the rest of us, reverb has typically been that knob on your amp that you rotate until you can just about hear it.
It’s time to reconsider: what exactly is going on in all that expansive ambience? Thusly, we tiptoe through the aural flora of three such space generators before embarking on a Heath-Robinson-meets-Frankenstein approach to recreating it using five delays, EQ, pitch shifting, chorus and, well, some other stuff.
A quick note to say everything today is dual mono: no stereo and no wet-dry. Both amps are running all the time and receiving both wet and dry signals from the mixer when the relevant controls are turned up.
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Pedals and stuff in today’s video
• Custom pedalboard by Alder & Ash
• TheGigRig Three2One
• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner
• Chase Bliss Audio Automatone Preamp MkII
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• EarthQuaker Decides Astral Destiny
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• Death By Audio Rooms
• Meris Mercury7
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• Boss DD-3T Digital Delay
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• TC Electronic Flashback II Mini
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• Meris Hedra
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• Analogman Bi-Chorus
• Boss GE-7 Equalizer
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• Land Devices Mixer
• JHS Pedals Buffered Splitter
• JHS Pedals Summing Amp
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• The Gigrig G3
Interesting Bits & Go-To Sections
0:00 Intro playing
1:37 What are we doing today?
2:38 Where do we use this stuff?
5:12 Getting started with bigger reverbs
6:02 Mercury7 Cathedral
7:30 Adding modulation to reverb
9:28 Adding pitch shifting
12:41 Death By Audio Rooms
14:32 EarthQuaker Astral Destiny
16:13 Overdrive before or after reverb?
17:08 Before and after OD sounds
21:09 Frankenstein’s Giant Reverb!
22:30 Signal path diagram
23:40 The mixer, wet & dry
27:10 Creating the reflections with delay
32:45 Creating regeneration of reflections
42:43 EQ-ing the reflections
45:23 Adding pitch shifting
52:34 Adding modulation
56:00 Bringing it all together
57:40 And finally Dan plays!
1:01:30 The point of all this?
Guitars in this video
• 1965 Fender Telecaster – Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/EwBXaq72jQI
• PRS DGT Model - Mick’s (very old) video here: https://youtu.be/Smhjnr40Y78
• PRS HDRX 20 & Zilla Custom 210 with Celestion Alnico Gold speakers
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• Supro Black Magick 1x12 combo
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