Rich Breen Talks Reverb On A Million Ways To Die In The West

Photo by Jimmy Haslip

Photo by Jimmy Haslip

Just arrived on cinema screens is Seth MacFarlane's brand new comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West".  It's the story of a not-so-brave rancher trying to find his courage.

The score was recorded at Sony Scoring in Culver City with a 95-piece orchestra.  It's a big orchestra with a big sound, mixed by Rich Breen.  

Here's what Rich has to say:

"Can't say enough good things about the Exponential Audio reverb plugs; first time I didn't use any outboard reverb on a mix, and your plugs are the only reverbs used - turned off my System 6000 and all my Altiverbs.  Had about 10 or 15 of 'em in the mix at any given time (96k/32b, roughly 120-ish tracks), about half were the surround versions, and never even a hiccup - CPU management is great, and these things sound lovely and are wonderfully flexible!  Also really liking the added complexity in the ER engine on the surround versions (so much so that I'm pretty much using them on all my stereo stuff too)."

Rich tells us that Seth MacFarlane has an ear for detail and loves the sound of a real orchestra in a real room.

We've heard some clips, and all we can say is that you're going to want to hear this one!