Pre-production: Anything before mixing of the track, so normally Recording. Post-production: Anything after recording, mixing and mastering. ( MIDI track) Plug-in Instruments. ( Audio track) ‘ Bus ’ input receiving from elsewhere. Both Audio MIDI allow use of studio FX, e.g. Compression , Delay or EQ .
The human brain is excellent at estimating exactly what environment it is located in purely from the sound of the reverb in that environment. Sound travels at 760mph ( 340 meters per-second ), roughly a foot each millisecond . Predelay = defines the distance of the first reflective surface. Defines the material within the room. Amount of FX within the Mix ( Wet/Dry ) EQ Setting, different frequencies behave differently in different acoustic spaces.
Time Parameters Sound Parameters Mix Envelope - Reverb is added to create a sense of space and distance.
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