Say a recording space, such as a simple isolation booth, has a very dead, overly damped sound, so there is little to no reverb trail on recordings made in that space. Is it possible to use a reverb processor such as a plugin or rackmount unit to precisely add the undamped 'life' back into that recording?
I have heard that a recording space with a small amount of reverb (approximately a 300ms to decay 60 dB) is ideal, but why is this? Is it generally accepted as true?
I would think (off the top of my head) that it would be easier to record with minimal reverb, and then control the amount of reverb in the final mix by sending that track to a reverb unit. I can't authoritively say this is the case though, I don't have access to such a recording space to test this out for myself.