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How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby Gone To Lunch » Sun May 20, 2012 5:42 pm

The track is a mostly orchestral ballad, but with mimimal orchestral percussion in the verses and typical drum kit+elec bass in the chorus, the lyric is about unrequited loss. The composer wants the reverb to sound 'icy'. I am working in Digital Performer, which includes the convo reverb Proverb, and I also have an UAD EMT 140 and a Lexicon LXP Native bundle.
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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sun May 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Will DP let you use the reverb as a Send Effect and eq the return? Maybe a reverb with all the bottom taken out is what he means by "icy"? You could even add some distortion as well.
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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby Neil C » Sun May 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Sounds tricky, even if you completely achieve your idea of icy then it might not be the composer's idea of what he/she means.
There is this:
http://www.hark.com/clips/pxdhtyrxrh-sfx-whoosh-icy-reverb
and that does sound icy.
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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby Mike Senior » Sun May 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Try DaSample's freeware Glaceverb. If you can still find it.
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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby onesecondglance » Mon May 21, 2012 8:17 am

Mike Senior wrote:Try DaSample's freeware Glaceverb. If you can still find it.

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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby Guest » Mon May 21, 2012 12:20 pm

+ & sweep MF - HF content?
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Re: How do I get a reverb to sound 'icy' ?

Postby SafeandSound Mastering » Mon May 21, 2012 2:17 pm

Adding some Arctic "air" eq might be useful on the returns too 13kHz +

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