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Category - Plates

ValhallaPlate, Diffusion, and Presets

Diffusion, DSP Philosophy, Plates, reverb, Reverb Beards, reverb design, Reverbskägg

One of the goals for ValhallaPlate was to have a minimal user interface. The goal was to have as many controls as necessary to sculpt beautiful plate reverberation, but no more. Any parameters that were deemed superfluous, or…

ValhallaPlate: The Reverb Modes

Plates, reverb, reverb design, ValhallaPlate

The primary goal when creating ValhallaPlate was to create an accurate model of a plate reverb. I wanted something that sounded and behaved like a cold rolled steel plate. This meant analyzing and listening to every plate example…

ValhallaPlate: The Controls

GUI, Plates, reverb design, ValhallaPlate

ValhallaPlate was designed from the outset to be easy to use, and to sound good with basically any parameter settings. This is a natural consequence of being inspired by plate reverbs. An EMT140 usually had between 1 and 2…

The Physics and Psychophysics of Plates

Plates, Reverb Beards, reverb design, Reverbskägg

Plate reverberators were introduced in 1957 with the EMT140. This was touted as a compact alternative to a reverberation chamber. This is true, as long as you consider a 400 pound twin mattress-sized box to be “compact.” By…

The characteristics of reverb chambers versus plates

Chambers, Plates, reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg

Plate reverbs have some distinctive characteristics: Instant onset of reverberation Instantly high echo density Bass RT60 (reverberation decay time) that is considerably longer than the midrange Fairly short RT60 for the treble frequencies, no matter what the reverb…