Associate Professor University of Massachusetts Lowell, Sound Recording Technology Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Challenging times call for inspired solutions. Out-of-the-box thinking suggests out-of-the-plug-in reverb. If your studio has a bathroom, it should have a Chamber Reverb. Reverberation doesn’t have to come from a digital algorithm, a concert hall, or a cathedral. Any sound reflective space – a bathroom, a basement, a garage – is a good candidate for generating acoustic resonance. Alex Case reviews the history, sound, science, technology, and art of setting up your own chamber, with ease. Engineers at all levels will welcome this basic advice on selecting the space, setting up easily available gear, and fine-tuning your sound. The result: a reverb uniquely yours. Pandemic constraints can produce epic effects. Accept the challenge and create your own chamber reverb.