Ok, so I think a bit of lush room might work best for most. Subtlety is key though. Not enough to be distracting, but enough to support the guitar in the mix. I think spring reverbs are a bit too much like fast delays and you always end up putting too much in a mix to make it noticeable.
Man that is such a hard question to answer. Completely depends on the genre, the guitar tone, lead/rhythm, etc.
Well pick one or three and give your thoughts on each scenario, please.
I'm a lot like our fearless leader Johnkenn . . . I find what works and then get plagued by doubt, and ask questions!
I kinda think that's a healthy mind at work!
Yeah. Like Svart said. Just depends. On country tracks, I usually throw on the t-racks space echo or the audio thing space echo. Then I can add a little slap and some spring. Or do big spring on one side guitar and delay on the other.
if i want it i will always record it on the way in. mostly using the spring reverb on my fender amp. or alternatively i use the boss fender spring reverb pedal. a guitar player plays different with reverb so it gets recorded with. i don‘t use a amp room mic. that gets added later in the mix so i can make it fit with the other reverbs.
I just blindly assumed we were talking electric guitar and with that in mind, I assumed spring! Usually it's pretty clear to me once a track is laid down if it needs reverb or not, or at least if it needs less than a lot! I've got a Vox AC15 and a Fender Princeton Reverb II... the reverbs between those two amps are impressively different from each other and so again, they kinda call the shots pretty immediately once guitar recording has begun.
Otherwise, no set preference about other types of reverb. It's a song by song decision...
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It's worth a demo, to be sure. My computer is generally happy running one instance per mix, and I work at 96k.
Good to know! Thanks, as always, Benny! It's great having you here.
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Amp spring on cleans is hard to beat. Pedal delay/verb in FX loop for leads (or in post if no loop) sometimes with some plate after to really put it in the cosmos. A sprinkle of short room (or room mics) to give a bit of realness to really upfront rhythms sometimes, if called for by the songs/mix/tones.