Reknown plug-in maker Soundtoys are giving you the opportunity to get their new ‘Little Plate’ vintage style reverb plug-in free of charge until November 22. Inspired by the original EMT 140 plate reverb, they’ve captured the gorgeous sound and vibe of the studio classic and turned it into a fun and musically inspiring plug-in. And of course, they’ve added a couple of fun twists that let you take Little Plate to spaces the original hardware only dreamed of.
While developing Little Plate, the team at Soundtoys gathered a collection of hardware plate reverb units from around the world, including five of the original EMT 140 plate reverbs. Believe it or not, the EMT 140 was once considered a “compact” reverb unit and is still regarded as one of the best sounding plate reverbs in existence. Soundtoys spent a considerable amount of time repairing, tuning, and analysing their EMT 140 units before eventually creating an in-depth emulation of their favorite one.
Apart from emulating the sound of the EMT 140 reverb in great detail, Little Plate also expands on the original unit’s feature set by shortening the minimum decay time to 0.5s (instead of the hardware’s 1s limit) and adding the infinite decay time option. The plugin also adds a modulation switch for adding randomised pitch variations to the wet signal. This works particularly well for emulating cavernous spaces with longer decay times. The reverb sound on the output can be shaped even further using Little Plate’s built-in low cut filter with a 20Hz – 1kHz frequency range. Finally, the plugin includes a dry/wet knob, undo/redo functionality, a preset manager, and a bypass switch.
Get in quick and grab your free download here. Note that you do need a free iLok account to use this plug-in.
Check out YouTube user Danny Taurus putting it through its paces with Maschine below