Mixing Synths: Early Reflections for Added Dimension

Adding some subtle dimension to your synthesized instruments with early reflections.

Synthesized instruments, unlike recorded sounds, have never existed in the acoustic world. This means that these synthesized sounds are 100% direct signal. To add some subtle dimension to these synthesized sounds, then, we can craft some “early reflections” on these tracks.

Here, I demonstrate this concept using ChromaVerb in Logic Pro X.

0:00 Introduction
0:55 Understanding Reverb and Early Reflections
2:18 Creating Early Reflections
3:18 Project Setup
4:26 Early Reflections Aux Track
5:15 ABing on the Synth Track
6:19 Why Separate these from the Main Reverb?
6:40 ABing on the Whole Arrangement

More Logic Pro X videos here.