Schroeder reverb is a type of digital audio effect that is used to simulate the natural reverberation that occurs in a physical space. It was invented by Manfred Schroeder, a German acoustician, in the 1960s.
Unlike other types of reverbs, which use a single feedback loop to create a series of echos that decay over time, the Schroeder reverb uses a combination of both early reflections and a diffuse reverberation tail.
The early reflections are created by feeding the original audio signal through a series of short delays and then filtering it to simulate the way that sound bounces off different surfaces in a room. The diffuse reverberation tail is then created by feeding the early reflections through a longer series of delays and filters, which causes the sound to gradually decay over time.
Overall, the Schroeder reverb is a versatile and effective tool for adding depth and dimension to recorded music, and it remains a popular choice among musicians and audio engineers today.
Updated on Mar 20 2023