The Enhancement Room Size parameter uniquely influences the time distribution and characteristics of reflections in the Enhance effect mode. With seven decade-step options, identical to those in the Reverb Room Size setting, ranging from 1 m³ to 1,000,000 m³ and parameter values from 1 to 10.6, this feature allows users to control the timing and spatial perception of the reflection cluster.
In contrast to traditional reverb programs, the Enhance effect presents a different reflection pattern. It comprises a series of reflections of equal strength, layered with a sequence of denser, yet distinctly perceptible, discrete reflections. This arrangement ensures a consistent sequence of reflections without introducing colorations or tonal alterations.
The Enhancement Room Size parameter specifically determines the time interval during which this cluster of reflections occurs. The numerical values of this parameter serve as reference points, indicating the stage of the effect that is activated. This control has a profound impact on how the reflections are perceived, especially when listening through headphones:
- 1 m³ to 10 m³: The sound event appears to occur within the head, creating an intimate and direct auditory experience.
- 10.2 m³ to 10.3 m³: The sound event feels as if it's happening right at the ears, offering a close yet slightly externalized sensation.
- 10.4 m³ to 10.6 m³: The sound event seems to take place outside the head, providing a more expansive and open auditory space.
It's important to note that with smaller room sizes, there might be a slight left-hand weighting due to software characteristics, which can be adjusted in the mix for balance.
Steps to Use: Enhancement Room Size
Step 1: Comprehending the Enhancement Room Size Parameter
- The Enhancement Room Size parameter affects the time distribution and characteristics of reflections in the Enhance effect mode.
- It offers seven decade-step options, from 1 m³ to 1,000,000 m³, with parameter values from 1 to 10.6.
Step 2: Understanding the Enhance Effect
- The Enhance effect mode presents a unique pattern of reflections, different from traditional reverb.
- It comprises a series of reflections of equal strength, followed by denser, discrete reflections.
Step 3: Setting the Reflection Cluster Timing
- This parameter determines the time interval during which the reflection cluster occurs.
- The numerical values act as reference points, indicating the stage of the effect activated.
Step 4: Tailoring Spatial Perception Through Size Selection
- Adjust the room size to control how the reflections are perceived, especially when listening through headphones.
- 1 m³ to 10 m³ creates an intimate, in-head auditory experience.
- 10.2 m³ to 10.3 m³ feels as if the sound event is happening right at the ears.
- 10.4 m³ to 10.6 m³ makes the sound event seem to occur outside the head, offering an expansive auditory space.
Step 5: Experimenting with Different Sizes
- Experiment with different room sizes to find the perfect balance for your mix.
- Each size setting will impact the density, timing, and spatial perception of the reflections.