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Reverberation Research Questions Responses (Gabriele) 1.

. Describe the first type of reverb to be "invented", and the best types of microphone / polar pattern to use to capture this type of reverb. boundary microphones and omni directional microphones are good at picking up natural reverb. Natural spaces were some of the first types of reverb effects to be used and were/are captured in an enclosed space. 6. What is the name of the famous Spring Reverb produced later by Hammond; when was it produced; what famous amp was it used in? A type 4 was created in the 1960's and was used in many other products such as the famous guitar amp Fender Twin Reverb, made in1952. 7. Name a famous Plate Reverb and when it was produced.

2. What is an Echo Chamber? Hard walled rooms such as a basement or any room that is underground are known as echo chambers.

3. Where did Spring Reverb originate from? A Hammond organ. Soft furnishings of the American public absorbed any sounds reflections that were given off by this instrument. So, in order to like a church organ reverb had to be added artificially.

4. How does a Spring Reverb work? A long spring is used which passes the signal through. A mid range boost with long reverb time is produced...

5. State a potential problem when using Spring Reverb. springs can bang against metal frames or against each other resulting in an offensive crashing sound.

EMT-140 was produced in 1957

8. How does a Plate Reverb work? A wooden case with a centrally mounted transducer which generates vibrations, has a metal sheet suspended in each corner of the box. A microphone style puck up transducer placed on the edge of the plate then picks up these vibrations.

9. Plate reverbs are particularly suited to...

10. Who produced the first commercially available Digital Reverb, and when? What was a problem with it?

11. The most popular Digital Reverb in history is the? When was it released? What type of reverbs does it simulate? Lexicon 224 released in 1978 produced chamber plate and room reverb effects

12. Digital Reverbs nowadays commonly come in what format?

13. Describe the following Reverb Parameters: Pre-Delay; Reverb Time; Size; Early Reflections; Density; High and Low frequency controls; High frequency damping; Presets

14. What is a Convolution Reverb? a hardware unit which uses acoustic samples from real spaces which are stored on a CD rom

...? don't know

EMT produced excellent sound but was expensive

as a software plugin as part of a sequencing i will try learn these of by heart but not at 30 package minutes to 12