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Best reverb for multichannel audio?

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In a 4-channel timeline, I'd like various sample files to be placed at different points in the quad field. Would it be best to send all of them as a submix to a Euverb Mono to Multichannel Reverb?

In other words, if I specify each sound's position in the timeline, with Track Controls (level, angle, radius), will a submixed reverb "know" where the sound is supposed to be?

Another option is just to put a reverb Sound on each sample, which is more computationally expensive, but then it might offer more control. (Maybe?) If I did that, would it make more sense to use something less expensive like Euverb Lite?

Thanks for any suggestions!
asked Jul 8, 2019 in Using Kyma by stephen-taylor (Adept) (1,500 points)

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Have you set it up so you are also hearing each track's direct output (in addition to sending it to a submit)? If each track has a different position in the quad field, the precedence effect may be enough to maintain its location, especially if your submix destination reverb has a preDelay. In that case, it would be enough to send all the tracks to the same submix and one copy of the reverb — because often, in a physical space, we can identify sound source locations from their initial transients, and the reverberation is more dispersed. If you use EuVerb, there is also a control on the pan position and delay time of the reverberated output.

When you use Track controls for positioning (angle, radius), and then send that track to a submix, it is the pre-positioned signal that gets routed to the submix (not the positioned signal).
answered Jul 9, 2019 by ssc (Savant) (107,040 points)
selected Jul 10, 2019 by stephen-taylor