How to Add Reverb in Logic Pro X

You can add reverb in Logic Pro X by using one of the stock reverb plugins that come with the app. There are a few different options, but the “Space Designer” gives you customized options that can add a lot to your recording projects. 

My name is Donovan, and I’ve been making music for most of my life. I have years of experience working with Logic Pro X and am very familiar with all of the tools and features of this fantastic audio recording app. 

This post will show you how to add reverb in Logic Pro X. I’ll walk you through the steps to get a reverb plugin installed on your tracks and give you some other information to keep in mind when using this effect to enhance your recordings. 

Let’s get started.

Key Takeaways

  • Logic Pro X has several stock reverb plugins you can use to add the effect to your project tracks. The Space Designer is a good option to explore. 
  • Reverb is used on many different types of recorded audio in a lot of situations, so knowing how to add this to your projects is essential. 
  • You can add reverb to vocals, guitars, and other instruments to give them a richer sound. Reverb is sometimes also called slap-back or echo. 

How to Add Reverb in Logic Pro X

Reverb is one of the most commonly used effects by producers and audio engineers. It’s applied to almost every type of track you can think of and adds a lot of depth and presence to your recorded audio. 

Follow these steps to add reverb in Logic Pro X. 

1. Open a new or existing Logic Pro X project to which you want to add reverb. 

2. With the main project window open, press X to display the mixer view. 

3. Select the track you want to add reverb to. 

4. Click on the Audio FX channel strip. This is where plugins are inserted onto Logic tracks and where you can reverb or any other type of plugin you want. 

(Screenshot taken in Logic Pro X on my Mac)

5. Select Reverb from the list of available options. 

6. Select one of the reverb plugins available. The stock reverbs in Logic Pro X are ChromaVerb, EnVerb, SilverVerb, and Space Designer. You can choose any option you want, and it’s good to explore how they all sound to meet any preferences or needs you have. 

(Screenshot taken in Logic Pro X on my Mac)

You will now have reverb added to the track in Logic. You can adjust the reverb settings by accessing the plugin window and making adjustments for each type of reverb you choose. Double-click on the plugin strip to access this window. 

I’ll provide some more information on the stock reverbs in the sections below, but the process for adding any type of reverb to any track can be done by following the steps above. 

How to Add Reverb to Vocals in Logic Pro X

Reverb is probably the most commonly used effect on vocals. It helps enhance the sound and feel of a vocal performance. Reverb is on just about every recorded vocal track you have ever listened to. 

Adding reverb to vocals in Logic Pro X is simple, and you can do it by following the steps in the section above. Just make sure to choose the vocal track when you access the mixer view. Then select whatever reverb plugin you want onto the channel strip. 

You can add multiple reverbs on a vocal track if you want to explore different sounds and techniques. You can also adjust the amount of reverb on a given vocal track or any other type of instrument or track. 

Best Reverb in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X comes with several stock reverb options. If you followed the steps in the section above on how to add reverb in Logic Pro X, you should have seen all of the options that come with the app when you download it. 

Let’s take a quick look at each stock option to give you a better idea of what they can do and which one you like best. I have a personal favorite reverb, Space Designer, but I know other producers like the different ones. 

Space Designer

The Space Designer reverb plugin is the one I use the most, and it is my favorite that comes stock with Logic Pro X. It’s a great sounding reverb that allows you to design your own space, which allows for customizable sounds. 

Space Designer will add depth and character to your projects, and you can tweak the settings to get a sound you like the best. You can also use the presets in the plugin to replicate a reverb of a particular room sound you want. 

ChromaVerb

ChromaVerb is another reverb built into Logic Pro X. This is another solid option to use on vocals, and it’s a great-sounding plugin. This one has a few more controls that allow you to easily adjust the saturation or other parameters you want to mess around with. 

There are also several different presets you can choose from to find a reverb that hits the mark for whatever project you are working on. And the synth reverbs are fun to play around with and can provide a really unique sound. 

EnVerb

EnVerb is a unique-sounding reverb plugin that gives you the ability to adjust the envelope of the waveform you are working with. This allows you to get a really interesting sound by shaping the reverb curve in an original way. 

EnVerb doesn’t work as well for all recordings as the other two main reverbs, but it still has a place. I’ve used it a few times on drums when I needed a particular sound and was very satisfied with the results. 

SilverVerb

SilverVerb is the other stock option with Logic. This reverb plugin gives you a low-frequency oscillator that can help reduce high-end issues you might experience with other types of reverb or with particular vocals or instruments. 

It allows you to modulate the reverb signal to meet your project, which is a solid editing tool when the verb you have in place isn’t quite lining up how you want it. I haven’t used this one that often, but I know some other producers who utilize it a lot. 

Third-Party Reverbs

You can also download and install many third-party reverbs into Logic Pro X. Doing this will give you more options than what comes stock with the app and might be worth looking into if you run a recording studio or are a serious producer. 

Third-party reverbs are available from the developer’s website, with free and paid options. Paid plugins are typically more capable and in-depth, but there are good free options out there as well. 

Which Reverb is Best in Logic Pro X? 

The best reverb really just depends on your personal preferences and the scope of your project. I like working with Space Designer in Logic because I think it’s the best-sounding reverb, and I like all the adjustments you can make. 

Try to explore each reverb in Logic to see which one you like the best. By changing up the reverb on the same track, you can make a side-by-side comparison to see which one is your favorite.

Final Thoughts

Adding reverb to your projects in Logic Pro X is a must, no matter your skill level as a producer or what type of recording you are doing. Reverb is an effect that adds a lot of texture and dynamics to vocals and other instruments. 

The stock reverbs in Logic Pro X will get you pretty far, and you don’t need to purchase third-party options if you don’t want them. Remember to take some time and explore all of the options in the app before looking elsewhere. 

How do you use reverb on your projects in Logic Pro X? Let me know in the comments below.

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