Reverb or Delay First In The Signal Chain When Mixing? (Differences Explained)

What should come first in the signal chain when mixing? Reverb or delay? And does it even make a difference? You’ll find out in this video.

When adding delays and reverbs to your tracks in your mix, you actually have three options – delay into reverb, reverb into delay or the signal being routed to the delay and reverb at the same time. There is a difference in how the effects react to your audio depending on which of these you pick.

I’m going to go over what the difference is (which you will hear AND see) and my recommendations in different situations.

Jump Ahead

  • Intro – 0:00
  • How To Decide – 1:02
  • Hear The Difference – 2:57
  • Conclusion – 8:33

Further Learning

Beginners Guide to Reverb

Beginners Guide to Delay

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