The original EMT ️ 140 was breakthrough technology: the world's first plate reverb. Brighter and more versatile than the spring reverbs and echo chambers that preceded it, this plate reverb unit became part of practically every top studio's arsenal. It was a serious investment, costing as much as a house, and weighing more than 3 people. Now, thanks to Arturia's exclusive physical modeling technology, you can use this studio legend in your DAW, without breaking the bank, or breaking your back.
Our Rev PLATE-140 is a circuit-accurate recreation of the iconic EMT ️ 140 reverb and its vacuum tube preamp. A classic, full bodied studio plate reverb with a lush tail, a dream come true for vocals, and adding that sought-after glue and space to your mix.
Not only did they travel the world to find an original 140 in perfect condition, but Arturia also modelled 2 other fantastic plate reverbs that we came across in our travels. They integrated all 3 of these modelled plates into this simple, but incredibly powerful plugin. Each one has a resonant character all of its own, and you'll easily find the perfect model to enhance your music.
Arturia's reimagined version lets you adjust the pre-delay to let your original sound have space, a high-pass filter on the input to hone its tone, integrated chorus, and even a post reverb EQ to make sure the effect perfectly complements your track. Rev PLATE-140 lets you filter and EQ your sound before it even hits the plate, so you can get rid of all those muddy or bright frequencies you don't want to enjoy a lush, vintage reverb whenever you like.
I love this reverb. You can add a fine retro feeling to your sound, use it in the "punch" mode to give your drums that special bite or even use it in the "modern" mode as daily reverb for all purposes. I never heard a plate reverb live but in comparison with sound examples of the real EMT 140 the Arturia Plate is very convincing in my opinion.Read Review