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Used on Rihanna's lead vocals for "SOS", as stated by mix engineer Phil Tan in this February 2007 Sound on Sound interview. An image of the settings can be found here.
Lead vocal: Waves Renaissance Reverb
"There's not a lot of reverb in the song, because it's up-tempo and quite packed, so there's not a lot of space. The reverb here is a room with a short length, 1.68S — a longer time would have gotten in the way. Sometimes you have to carve out a space for a reverb with EQ and by shaping the reverb characteristics — attack, release time, length, and so on — so that it does not interfere with the other frequencies in the song. I don't normally pay a lot of attention to exact reverb time, it's only with delays or reverb pre-delays that you want them exactly in time. Finding the right reverb is a bit of an unconscious process for me. It's an ongoing process of trying things out throughout the mix, until I find the right combination of ingredients."
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