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  • Convolution Reverb Mind Bender :O

    So I just learned this last nite, via MusicRadar of all places.
    I always knew that convolution reverb uses Impulse Response files to get an accurate and realistic "room" sound. I never cared, because I'm not looking for natural or realistic or accurate.
    HOWEVER!! I did NOT realize that these IR files are just normal audio files, and that therefore you can use ANY sound file from your sample library (or anywhere else) as the IR file.
    Having played with this now for an hour or so ... HOLY SHIZNITS BATMAN!!! :O .... drum loops, rain samples, dialog ... ANYTHING!!!:cantlook:
    You can really get some crazy interesting "reverb" sounds this way. Just .... WOW!!
    Perhaps this isn't news to some or most of you, but this really blew my mind last night when I learned it.
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    It's great, isn't it?

    I remember discovering this in Sound Forges Acoustic Mirror many moons ago, quite a revelation at the time as you say.
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    • #3
      New to me but now I'm playing with it too. Pretty neat.
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      • #4
        Nothing better than a moment of discovery.



        I only use naturally occurring reverberation and have built a series of 106570 rooms of different sizes to cater to my reverb needs.

        Here is a recent photo of my newest reverbs being installed.



        and one of my many plates

        Last edited by aoVI; 05-24-2016, 01:21 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by aoVI View Post
          Here is a recent photo of my newest reverbs being installed.


          Hope you subcontracted synkrotron to do the pipework...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by aoVI View Post
            Nothing better than a moment of discovery.



            I only use naturally occurring reverberation and have built a series of 106570 rooms of different sizes to cater to my reverb needs.

            Here is a recent photo of my newest reverbs being installed.



            and one of my many plates

            That's quite the reverb setup there. But how does it sound?
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            • #7
              For convolution reverb I would hope to find an Escher InsideĀ® sticker somewhere on there.

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              • #8
                Finding (in Adobe Audition) that IR for convolution reverb can be ANYTHING was my first step in computer-based music creating Beautiful moment of revelation :omg:
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                • #9
                  Not sure if they're meant for public consumption but AudioThing have made a free bank of public domain impulses available for their Fog convolver but the wav files could be used in any convolver I guess. Sounds include old wax cylinders, 20s dance music, Nasa samples etc. Maybe a good bunch to play with until you raid archive.org and make your own.

                  https://www.audiothing.net/impulses/old-times/

                  Edit: Just noticed they have some vintage mic IRs too which are under a CC attribution sharealike license so they should be free to use. https://www.audiothing.net/impulses/vintage-mics/
                  Last edited by GaryG; 05-28-2016, 05:20 PM.
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                  • #10
                    I discovered http://www.openairlib.net thanks to this thread too, includes photos of many of the locations. I found the Falklands dungeon shot kind of fascinating, though it's just a balloon waiting to be popped.
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