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Soundtoys Little Plate
4.65 4.65 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

A little reverb with a big sound!

9th November 2017

Soundtoys Little Plate by Seizurespalace

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 4 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Soundtoys Little Plate

I'll keep this review simple, as the product itself isn't overly complicated.

First of all, get this plugin while it's free (until Nov 22 2017)! Soundtoys is known for making quality plugins, and they haven't let us down with this new little gem. As a quick aside, check out their student discounts, they're phenomenal. This product is ideal for vocals and drums, but can be used on anything really. Don't let the title "Little Plate" fool you, you can have up to infinity decay time for a HUGE sound. Here's a quick breakdown of the various parameters.

Decay - Set from 0.5 seconds to infinity. Sounds best when subtle in my opinion (especially on vocals), but can be used more extreme as a more artistic/creative effect. One big vintage looking knob is used for the decay time, and it's very smooth to help set the exact decay that you're aiming for.

Low Cut - Very useful as this reverb is quite warm. Don't forget that reverb isn't naturally very bass heavy, due to the loss of low frequencies once a sound has bounced off of a surface. That said, setting an appropriate amount of low cut to your verb will help it sit in a more natural sounding space. Set to taste.

Dry/Wet - you know the drill. Set this fully to wet and drop it into a return track, then dial in the amount of reverb you desire on specific channels.

Mod - When this switch is turned on the reverb tail will have more variances to provide a more natural sounding reverb. I would use this on more acoustic genres, and leave it off for a more digital/exact sound.

Presets - Categories are 'Basics, Drums, Vocals, Extreme, Default, and User'. I really like the 1 second warmup, and 2 second warmup vocal presets on lead vocals. Try dialing in just enough that you barely hear the effect. Don't forget to save your own user presets once you've tweaked the presets given to you!

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*PS - the only reason I rated features 4/5 is because there are very few features included within this plugin. Although, the ones they've provided are key components, it'd be nice to see a high cut filter as well, and possible also the ability to change between mono and stereo.

Last edited by Diogo C; 10th November 2017 at 02:00 AM.. Reason: Link removed due to fishing. You can have that link on your signature. Thanks.

8th July 2018

Soundtoys Little Plate by M Mastering

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 3 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.5
Soundtoys Little Plate

Spent some time A/Bing Little Plate with UA's EMT 140 emulation, and at first listen the LP sounds more life-like, the wet/dry mix really gels. I could get the UA plugin to approximate what Little Plate does EQ wise, but even then EMT 140 sounded grainy in comparison. I still like the UA EMT 140, it has some very useful features that make it great for individual instruments, but I may have to replace it with Little Plate as a go-to plate sound for full mixes.

Hopefully SoundToys releases a "Big" version that gives some control over the modulation.

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