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The De-Verb MicroPlug employs the same processing technique like the original Transient Designer. SPL’s Differential Envelope Technology has revolutionized dynamic processing with a level-independent method. This radically different approach allows to forego the setting of a threshold. Other parameters are set automatically and in a musical manner as they follow the characteristics of the input signal. After all, only one control allows to reshape the sustain characteristics of a sound.
The following examples are given as suggestions and examples. The described procedures with specific instruments can of course be transferred to others which are not mentioned here.
Drums & Percussions
* Shorten the sustain period of a snare or a reverb-flag in a very musical way to obtain more transparency in the mix.
* Shorten toms or overheads without physically damping them.
* Adjust the apparent “distance” of the microphone by simply varying the REVERB-REDUCTION values.
* The De-Verb MicroPlug is a perfect alternative to noise gates. The sustain period is shortened more musically than with fixed release times – within seconds a drum set is reliably free from crosstalk.
* For a solid and driving rhythm track just fine-tune the REVERB REDUCTION control to make sure that the room mic envelope ends more or less exactly on the desired upbeat or downbeat.
* Heavy distortion also leads to very long sustain. The sound tends to become mushy – De-Verb changes that.
* If you want acoustic guitars to sound more intimate and with less ambience, simply adjust REVERB-REDUCTION.
Bass: Staccato vs. Legato
* Speaking of bass: Imagine a too sluggishly played bass track ... you may not have to re-record it: Apply REVERB REDUCTION until you can hear clear gaps between the downbeats – the legato will turn into a nice staccato, driving the rhythm-section forward.
* A common problem especially with tracks that are recorded and mixed in different studios: finding an appropriate reverb for backings takes time ... so simply adjust the original ambience with the REVERB REDUCTION control.