Plate Reverb

The History of Plate Reverb   Back in 1957 EMT, a pioneering German company invented and build the first plate reverb called EMT 140. This model had very large proportions (8ft * 4ft) and weighed more than a quarter of a ton. These original units were quite large...

Hall Reverb

Discrete Echoes   Reverb actually represents a large number of discrete echoes. They are caused by sound bouncing off of every conceivable solid surface and then mushing together as the thousands of echo’s return to the listener. A reverb processor is a...

Chamber Reverb

Echo Chamber   The first reverb effects created for recordings used real physical space as a natural echo chamber. A loudspeaker would play the sound, and then a microphone would pick it up again, including the effects of reverb. Echo Chambers have been an...
Making Hip Step

Making Hip Step

INTRODUCTION   Here we are, walking through another hip-hop production process. This time, we are diving into a more synthetic, darker type of hip hop, hip step. This is an increasingly popular style that features many cliche techniques such as fast hi-hats and...
Ambient House FX

Ambient House FX

  House is an increasingly popular style of electronic music, especially Minimalist House. It is usually built upon a “4 on the floor” kick pattern and features a lot of effect-heavy ambient sounds. I like to call these “Ambient FX”. You have probably heard many...