Loc: San Diego, CA, USA
I'm doing some simple recording with an 840...mostly accoustic guitar, light bass, and vocals but I can't find a reverb setting that I really like. The factory patches I've been trying are either too "light" (i.e. "ambience") or too much reverb. Does anyone have any ideas or favorites and/or do I need to change the settings on one of the factory patches to get a good sound? BZ
BZ, first thing to try is to change the send to the reverb. First make it really obvious, than back it off a little until you find that your instrument really plays in that room. This is hard to explain, but a good reverb shouldn't be heard when it's on. Only when you switch it off, there should be 'something' missing in your sound. So, try to do a lot of A/B-ing between EFFECT ON/OFF.
If you really don't like the Roland reverb, look for one of those nice boxes from Lexicon or TC Electronic (M-One) and send your signal via the AUX OUTS to this one.
Loc: Melbourne. Australia
We've discussed the roland reverbs before, about how its all or nothing with it. Since buying an ART FXR I never use the reverb on the roland anymore. I prefer to use a delay or pitchshift on the roland along with the ART reverb. I think it makes a big difference. I'm just curious, what kind of effects unit do you use and do you ever use the roland reverb.