How to Use Reverb on a Dedicated AUX Channel in Your DAW

Pro Tip for the Bricasti M7

The Bricasti M7 is a popular reverb processor known for its high-quality sound and versatile capabilities. This pro tip will show you how to use the Bricasti M7 on a dedicated aux channel in your DAW. 

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Typically, reverb is applied fully “wet” on a separate auxiliary channel that can be blended with the original audio. So, in this case, you insert the analog matrix plugin in the aux track instead of directly on the source audio track, and then you can blend the processed and unprocessed signal together using the source and aux faders. A dedicated aux channel allows for more control and flexibility in the mix.

To use reverb on a dedicated aux channel in your DAW, follow these steps:

1. Create an auxiliary track in your DAW and insert the Analog Matrix plugin on the aux track.

2. Choose the audio you want to send to the aux track using the aux sends in your DAW.

3. Connect to the Bricasti inside the Analog Matrix and choose your desired Bricasti reverb with the blend set to 100% wet.

4. Adjust the aux channel output fader to balance the reverb blend in your mix.

5. Adjust the send levels of the audio being sent to the aux track to ensure that the Bricasti receives a desirable amount of signal via the aux sends.

6. To capture the reverb from the Bricasti, you have two options:

  • Option 1:  Route the output of the auxiliary track to the input of a new audio track in your DAW. Record the audio stream in real-time as it returns from the Bricasti through the Analog Matrix plugin.
  • Option 2: Use the “arm” button in the offline processor and playback the audio of interest. This will capture the audio received by the Analog Matrix during playback. You can then process the audio through the Bricasti in the offline processor. Finally, you can save the resulting audio to a .wav file, which will be the full wet reverb capture.

7. Once you insert the wav file in a separate track in the DAW, you can use the output fader on the rendered reverb track to blend the reverb into your mix.  Thus, you can adjust the reverb amount without needing to re-use the Bricasti hardware.

Voila! You have successfully used reverb on a dedicated aux channel in your DAW.

Remember to experiment with different settings to find the perfect reverb sound for your mix. With the Bricasti M7, the possibilities are endless.

More on the Bricasti M7

The Bricasti M7 stereo reverb is a high-end digital stereo reverb processor that is used in recording studios and live sound settings.  It is known for its excellent sound quality and versatile set of controls, which allow users to create a wide range of reverb effects. The M7 can simulate a wide range of acoustic spaces, including halls, chambers, plates, and ambiences.

The Bricasti M7 can be adjusted to fine-tune the sound of the reverb, such as decay time, diffusion, and damping.  It also has a number of advanced features such as a modulated reverb mode, a freeze function, and the ability to load custom impulse responses.

Overall, the Bricastic M7 is known for its versatility and exceptional sound quality and is highly regarded by industry professionals.

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