My standard Ableton Live sequencing template always contains three standard reverbs as Return (bus) tracks.
When composing a new song these standard reverbs can be easily accessed by increasing the Send Volume of the track. This is a great way to quickly check how instruments can sound in the mix. No more time wasted and creativity loss i
n finding the right plug-in, loading it, setting the right level. For a first demo these three reverbs just do for me. If it sounds on these, it will definitely sound in the final mixing stage where time can be taking to fine-tuning the effects and choose the right reverb plug-in.
The 3 Reverbs
- Short Reverb: decay 550 ms and pre-delay 20 ms
- Medium Reverb: decay 1.8 sec and pre-delay 20 ms
- Long Reverb: decay 2.5 sec and pre-delay 20 ms
Also, always good to put an EQ upfront to cut the frequencies below 150 Hz and higher than 10K. Reverb just sounds better in this frequency range.