Normal reverb out of Space?

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    • #108814

      Hi all!

      I LOVE my Space pedal for really outrageous stuff – the ModEchoVerb, Blackhole, and Shimmer algorithms get used regularly.


      I'm having a hard time getting a nice room/hall sound out of the unit.  It's either completely inaudible or completely dominant – I can't seem to find a nice shimmery hall reverb that really compliments the sound of my guitar in the mix.  It's strange – my little $60 EHX Holy Grail Nano seems to work great for this.

      I KNOW that the sounds are in there – I just can't seem to find them.  The hall and the spring settings just seem to either completely dominate or get lost completely.

      Can someone shoot me some nice reverb patch settings that aren't extreme or buried?

      Thanks all!

    • #123502

      i know exactly what you mean. The Hall Algorithm is really accurate if you ever get a chance to play in one. Try preset 31 (boxy room) with the hotswitch on and try the exp. pedal to fine tune the amount to your taste.

    • #123514

      I've always had the most success working up "normal" reverb sounds (which I admittedly don't often have much need for Wink ) by specifically focusing on tweaking wet/dry mix, decay time and sometimes most importantly – pre-delay times, to get things to where your clean tone sits nicely in the mix  with everything else you're doing. 

      Presets based on the Hall, Room and Spring algos are probably where you'd want to start for this; the first 12 are usually good bare-bones starting points. If you're finding the reverb is dominating your clean signal but adjusting wet/dry mix isn't quite putting you where you want, try increasing the pre-delay to "push back" the main reverb body and tail from your original source tone…often this one setting alone can make a night/day difference in increasing clarity of the clean signal.

      Conversely, if the reverb is sounding too subtle for what you need – try increasing the wet signal in your wet/dry mix while while also adjusting the pre-delay – this can "thicken" the overall reverb body/tail to make it more apparent, while using the pre-delay to keep it from getting so swamped that you start to lose all clarity.

      Another thing to try with algos that have it: add a subtle (or not-so-subtle, depending on what you're aiming for) amount of modulation to the reverb. Often this can add a degree of motion, "sparkle" and perceived richness and density to your overall final tone. A little can really go a long way, so don't be afraid to experiment with the modulation rate, depth and shapes to get it right where it works best for you. And of course, setting the rate to lock onto subdivisions of your tempo (either though tap-tempo or BPM) can really add an interesting dimension to it as well to help it stand out more.

      Hope this helps! Smile


    • #123752

      I agree with Har, although I haven't even touched the pre-delay.

      Try preset 51 – guitar room, and bring mix knob down to about 8-12 depending on taste. See what you think. (And if you like it don't forget to save)


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