Timing is what often makes the difference between professional and amateurish sounding material. Timing the reverbs is part of this but easily overlooked.
Time the pre-delay, early reflections and reverb tail to support the rhythm of your track. What I like to do is first make the reverb really loud and solo that together with the rhythm tracks. Then start adjusting. Utilize envelope controls (if any) to take things further.
Remember – good timing doesn’t mean everything has to be 100% tight and spot on. You should rather just go with what feels right.
With the right timing your reverbs will contribute to the overall groove of the track instead of taking away from it.
Next week we’ll be getting a lot more creative with reverb, stay tuned.