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To add to the other ideas here, it's often the layered complexity of outdoor reflections that gives them a natural feel. Real spaces, indoor or outdoor, never sound exactly like a reverb preset. I find it fun to design a bunch of options and mix-and-match—my usual strategy is to take 3-4 sends from the dialog/FX tracks and create corresponding aux tracks, ...


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Usually a convo verb can give decent results, as Dave mentioned. I find that even with that, it all comes down to the predelay and late delay parameters which 'sell it' though primarily, in my opinion. Predalys and late delays, and how they're used, are what give the reverb that character "slap" off the walls (or, the trees) that we recognize in real life. ...


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Have you tried any convolution reverbs? Most of those would have an outdoor sample. I know the stock one in logic has a few. Convolution is really IMO the best approach for recreation of a real space like this. Good luck dude.


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I've used the "Outdoorverb" by xoxos on a few projects and have had good results. It's a freeware VST plugin for PC, so unfortunately PT (and MAC) cannot run it. It's a tap delay-type unit which incorporates a pitch variance. It's an interesting little plugin. Recommended if you can run it. http://rekkerd.org/xoxos-releases-outdoorverb/ Good luck with the ...


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Distant perspective is one of the most difficult things to "fake" for dialogue, or for sound effects, that's why often, you need a real recording. If you really need to use what you got, try eq, like you said, and experiment with short delay times and some short reverb, with lo-pass filters on them. If you could worldilize it, it would propably be in this ...


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If I might... I think perhaps you're barking up the wrong tree (no pun intended). It's been my experience that "outdoor" ADR doesn't sound right, not because of the space, but because of the PERFORMANCE. Think about it... when you're outside, you're projecting over whatever ambience is there... birds, traffic, people... When you get into an ADR booth, you ...


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Here is an option. http://www.boomlibrary.com/boomlibrary/products/outdoor-impulse-responses There are a few freeware/cheap IR reverb plugins out there that you could use to run these IRs. These impulses are really great for outdoors stuff.


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If you decide to use a convolution reverb, you could try sending some backgrounds into the reverb as well so it naturally glues itself.


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