ValhallaPlate’s foundation was a piece of physical, mechanical hardware, the EMT 140 plate reverb. This 8’x4’ slab of steel is a piece of recording history. ValhallaPlate is my go-to reverb on most mixes for snare drum and lead vocals.
In the 1960s EMI Abbey Road worked with the Beatles to create innovative sounds using plate and chamber reverbs. These are well-worn, time-honored techniques that are still relevant today, even as we work with plug-ins on computers.