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The 1957 production of the EMT plate marked a significant change in recording history, simplifying the process of affecting recorded sound while providing the engineer with a more versatile and customizable interface. Much like today’s convolution reverbs simultaneously provide convenience and complex control to reverb manipulation, the original EMT 140 plate established a consequential alternative to both spring reverbs and chambers. Despite its roughly 600 pound weight, the EMT 140 plate provided a smaller solution to large echo rooms. Additionally, a remote controlled damping pad system allowed the engineer to adjust the reverb time, offering substantially more control than possible with a traditional chamber. The sheet metal plate is suspended from its frame by springs, a transducer mounted at the center of the plate drives movement, and returns consist of pickups mounted on the plate. While the 140 was originally available only in mono, EMT released a stereo model in 1961.


Soundtoys Releases "Little Plate" Reverb Plug-In

...time. To create their first dedicated reverb plug-in, Soundtoys collected plate reverbs from around the world, including five immense original EMT 140s, which are still considered the finest example of the plate reverb sound. After months of repair, tuning, and careful listening they meticulously modeled the rich and spacious sound of their favorite plate...

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Arturia would like to offer everyone a new reverb plug-in, Rev PLATE-140

...restricted features, no limited trial period. Simply a free gift. It’s a fantastic software effect that accurately recreates the legendary EMT 140 plate reverb, a pioneering bit of studio kit that changed the sound of popular music almost overnight. As you’d expect, we’ve given it a modern twist, with essential features that modern producers expect,...

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IK Multimedia T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb recreates iconic studio's spaces

...Sunset Sound Studio Reverb is variety that's instantly available. And for the Plate 2 which is an emulation of an EMT 140 you get 9 different dampening/decay options. It's handy to be able to switch between two different brand plates as opposed to between several of the same brand which is cool but not...

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