Sound occupies space. Actually, sound is a wave (or set of waves) that travels through a medium. So, it’s not so much that it occupies a space, but is trapped within it. Sound interacts with that space, fills it, bounces around inside it and, if it causes enough vibrations, can bleed out into adjacent spaces. The interaction between sound and the space it occupies can tell us a lot about both.
Reverberation is what we commonly call sound’s interaction with the space that houses it. Reverb tends to imply that we’re speaking about the reflections and decay time of indoor spaces, but reverb is the propagation of reflections that occurs in an enclosed space. That means it happens outdoors too; in the woods, in a canyon or city alley.
And that’s what we’re going to be focusing on this month, sound’s interaction with its host…reverb.
Next month we’ll be looking at unsung plug-in features and fun ways to abuse some of our favorite plug-ins for sound design. We are always open to guest submissions if you have an article you would like to share. Contact shaun.at.designingsound.org if you’re interested.
Ah well Reverb month sounds interesting but what I really need is a sound Morph month where you start with Symbolic Sound Paca-whatever and end with Prosoniq Morph. You see I need to know everything about morphing sound.
David check out Camel Audio’s Alchemy morphing feature!
Logan Hayes says
The david doth protest too much
@Tazio Thanks for the tip on Alchemy. I own it but didn’t realize what it had as far as morphing go’s. I will have a play with it tonight. I have been using Prosoniq Morph and it does the trick but I always hear these Symbolic Sound Kyma morphs that sound so clean and pronounced. I would like to find a cheaper solution then Kyma that sounds as good.
@Logan Hayes .. “The david doth protest too much” ….. Lol
Agree with you on the kyma, I was about to PAY the user manual with is fairly expensive just to understand more about it, then i thought I could not hear anything out of it so I abandoned the idea.. There’s very few around, no demo no read demonstrations… I’ll stick with MAX