Collecting Dub Reggae

We’re trying to capture what living in London sounds like. Let’s hear from Cedar Lewisohn, our new curator of dub reggae, and how he’s trying to capture a sound, a culture, and an experience.

Cedar Lewisohn: “I’m an artist, writer and curator. My work is part of Curating London, a new collecting project. Over four years, the Museum of London is heading out into the city, trying to capture what it means to live in London. We’re recording everyday life, from clothes and chat to music and food. My project covers the whole of London, researching the past and present of dub reggae music.”

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Mixing with Reverb: How to Use Reverb for Depth Without Creating a Mess

Mixing with reverb has two outcomes. There’s hardly any in between. Either you know how to use reverb and create depth in your mix while maintaining separation or you don’t know the tricks and end up with an absolute mess. Reverb is meant to enhance your mixes and songs, not destroy them. These explanations, tips, and tricks will push your reverb game to the next level.

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How to use real spring reverb in your DAW

“This video shows you how I made a real spring reverb effect unit for use with Logic Pro X. You will need the following equipment:

• Spring reverb tank
• Tube Mic Pre
• Stereo RCA cable
• RCA to XLR (male) adapter
• Cable to connect soundcard to Tube Mic Pre

I used an 4EB2C1B two spring Accutronics reverb tank, ART Tube MP mic pre and my MOTU 828 MkII audio interface. Website:

Inserts vs. Auxiliary effects

In this episode we’re looking at the differences in the use of insert-effects and auxiliary-effects. First we will look at the signalflow and what both the insert and the aux actually do, in order to conclude why we chose to use either one of them depending on the situation. We will look at some typical insert effects, typical aux-effects and we’ll answer the question why you generally would want to use an aux-send for a reverb rather than an insert. Also we will take a look at what patchbays are, as with using much outboard gear we have a lot of cabling and a lot of climbing behind desks.