With the release of the Logic 10.4 update at the beginning of the year, Apple added a host of new features, one of which was a brand new reverb called ChromaVerb. The Logic among us were raving about it pretty early on, so we asked PB expert instructor Ben Medcalf to run through some of the reasons why its such a nifty new device. Ben teaches music production and mixing at Point Blank London, both integral parts of our BA (Hons) degree programmes, validated by Middlesex University. Watch the video below.
As Ben points out early here, ChromaVerb stands up well against far more expensive plugins, and its strength is in doing something simply and well. There are two main interfaces, ‘main’ and ‘details’. The ‘main’ window contains the standard models you might expect, with halls and different rooms, as well as a few curveballs. From there you have a nicely visualised damping EQ, with a particularly impressive distance response control. Another great feature is the ‘freeze’ button, which can be used to snapshot the sound to make a pad-like sound. The ‘details’ pane gets a little more intricate, as you would expect, with a 6-band output EQ, modulation controls like an LFO, and some great extra features like a width control and a ‘Mono Maker’ for lower frequencies.
Of the aforementioned degree programmes, the BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice is brand new for next semester and adds a greater focus on performance to our famed production classes. you can learn the skills Ben teaches on a couple of shorter courses too, in particular Intro to Music Production and Mixing and Mastering. As always, please get in touch with any questions.
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