Mono signal, processing with two spring reverbs for stereo

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Mono signal, processing with two spring reverbs for stereo

Post by kevin0 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:20 am

Hello all,

If I had a mono sound source that I wanted to make stereo by putting it through two very different spring reverbs, what processing should I do to the the three resultant tracks in my DAW to create a rich and convincing stereo image?

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Post by unrecordings » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:46 pm

I'd just make sure that everything was okay in terms of phase, and maybe try experimenting with mid/side instead of just trying to mix the dry/output a/output b

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Re: Mono signal, processing with two spring reverbs for ster

Post by BendingBus » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:42 pm

I do this all the time using a Demeter dual spring verb which has two different verb lengths. Mismatched length adds stereo interest.
kevin0 wrote:...what processing should I do to the three resultant tracks in my DAW to create a rich and convincing stereo image?
After you capture the tracks in the DAW just EQ the stereo reverb different from the mono dry signal—almost always a HPF, sometimes a LPF, and then some midrange EQ to make it sit in its own space. Usually I EQ the L/R the same, but in your case you might need to EQ the sides differently to make your totally different verbs feel more cohesive. As mentioned you could also M/S EQ, although I rarely mess with that. You can also stereo compress it to keep the level high in the mix, and/or ride the fader to duck it out of the way of the direct sound, and then ride the tails up. Or duck it using sidechain compression.

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Post by BenA718 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:42 am

Another nice toy for taking a mono source to stereo is the TC Electronic MIMIQ.

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Re: Mono signal, processing with two spring reverbs for stereo

Post by slumberjack » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:46 pm

i'd put the dry signal to center with about less than two thirds loundness to the wet, pan the (100% wet) other two at around 75-80% l/r and send all the in one small plate/room at max 10% wet level and/or add a resonator (and compress or overdrive/saturate if you need to reduce dynamics and add more glue).

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