The Dry parameter within the Levels section controls the level of the dry, or unprocessed, signal, as well as the level of the 1st Reflection delay. This parameter offers a nuanced range of control, starting from OFF when the fader is fully down, and extending from -30dB to 0dB as the fader is raised.
When set to OFF, the dry signal and the 1st Reflection delay are completely muted, allowing only the processed reverb effects to be heard. This setting can be particularly useful for creating soundscapes where the focus is entirely on the spatial and ambient qualities imparted by the Reverb and Enhancement effects, without the influence of the original signal.
As the fader is raised from the OFF position, the Dry parameter gradually reintroduces the dry signal and the 1st Reflection delay into the mix. At lower settings, closer to -30dB, the dry signal and initial reflection are subtly present, adding just a touch of the original sound's presence and spatial cues. This can be effective for gently blending the direct sound with the reverb, maintaining a sense of space and realism without overshadowing the reverb's impact.
Increasing the Dry level towards 0dB brings the dry signal and the 1st Reflection delay more to the forefront. This setting is ideal for mixes where the natural sound and initial spatial characteristics are crucial, ensuring that the direct sound retains its prominence and clarity alongside the reverb effect.
The Dry parameter provides essential flexibility in managing the balance between the unprocessed and processed signals. Whether aiming for a subtle enhancement or a more pronounced effect, this control allows for precise adjustment of the dry signal's presence in the mix, catering to a wide range of creative needs and production styles.