The unmistakable plate reverb sound – warm, rich and spacious – is now at your fingertips. Inspired by the original EMT 140 plate reverb, Little Plate captures the gorgeous sound and vibe of this studio classic and turns it into a fun and musically inspiring plug-in. And Soundtoys's designers couldn’t resist pushing the limits of reality, so they added a couple of fun twists that let you take Little Plate to spaces the original hardware only dreamed of.
- Add the sound of vintage plate reverb to your tracks
- Push beyond the limits of the hardware with extended reverb decay time
- Create infinite reverb effects that never decay
- Optional modulation for natural-sounding variation in the reverb tail
- Low Cut filter to tame low frequency build-up
- 25 distinct presets to quickly dial in a sound
Simple Control, Infinite Possibilities
While the original reverb could only muster a modest five seconds of reverberation time, Soundtoys pushed that number higher. A lot higher. With Decay Time set to infinity, Little Plate’s reverb tails never fade away.
Cut the Clutter
Keep your reverb and your mixes clean with the built-in Low Cut filter. Sometimes the low frequency build-up in reverbs can get a little out of control. Use the Low Cut control to tame those boomy bass frequencies.
Flip the Mod switch to introduce slight modulation into the reverb tail. These subtle and chaotic variations can result in a thicker and smoother sound, especially at long decay times on pitched instruments like keys, guitar, and voice.
Soundtoys has got a reputation for obsessing over legendary hardware. But when they decided to build our first reverb plug-in, they went farther than ever before. They collected five EMT 140s from around the country and gathered them in their lab.
The design team tuned them up. They teched them out. Then they took our time listening and testing, zeroing in on a sound that they think captures the classic EMT 140 vibe. Warm, rich, spacious and slightly dark, Little Plate packs the essence of plate reverb into one little plug-in that won’t break your back.
A Little Plate History
The EMT 140 uses a magnetic transducer to vibrate a massive sheet of metal, sending the result back to the engineer via a pickup that captures the resulting reverberation.
The EMT 140 was introduced in 1957 and was capable of dense and smooth reverberation unlike anything the world had heard. While it doesn’t exactly sound like a real room, it has a beauty of its own, which is why plate reverb is still such a sought-after sound even many decades later. 140s are getting hard to find though, and replacement parts even harder. Not to mention their sheer size and weight keep them out of reach of the average studio.