A recording made using microphones placed close to the instruments, recorded at the mixer as one mono track, is missing the acoustical presence of the sound picked up elsewhere in the room.
What's a good way to post-process the track to make it sound more "present"? I have video and want the "presence" to match what you expect from the scene, and produce stereo synthesized from an acoustic model of a suitable space.
I'm using Adobe CC suite. The project is in Premiere, but I could use Audition for effects that I can't apply directly in Premiere. I'm hoping for something simple, like an acoustical modeling "effect" I can apply to the mono original.
The venue is nothing exotic: just a stage. The recording from the mixer doesn't have the same ambiance as the sound recorded from the audience, but (1) it doesn't have audience sounds either, (2) it's all I have for some of it, (3) some of the instruments have intentional amplification beyond the acoustic level picked up a far-away mic.
The Reverb Effect in Premiere sounds like what @ToddWilcox describes.
Any suggestions on how to set it to approximate this venue experience? Note: I also have two samples on Dropbox of the same recording made from stereo microphones in the front row and the "dry" mixing console recording. If someone has enough “golden ears” to tell how to make the latter sound like the former, that would be awesome.