I have a mixing routing question that’s been bogging me for some time now, so I think it’s time to ask it here.
I recorded some drums for an album recently and now I am at the mixing stage. I’m using Cubase 11 Pro.
I have a snare top and a snare bottom mic as well as a snare sample. Three tracks in total all grouped together into a snare group. On the group I’ve done some EQ, compression, saturation, etc. Now I want to add some reverb but ONLY to the snare sample so it can be nice and clean, no bleed from the other mics going to the reverb.
But if I just send the snare sample to the reverb several problems occur:
- The snare sample gets send to the reverb before it goes to the group, meaning before the sample gets EQ-ed, compressed, etc.
- If I turn down the snare group volume, the snare reverb volume doesn’t get affected and it stays the same because it gets send before the group which is not something that I want.
How should I fix this?
I could send the reverb track to the group as well. That will fix the volume problem and also the reverb would get EQ-ed as well. But then the reverb would also get compressed from the group compressor?
What am I missing? What’s the correct wait to do here?
Thank you all