Now that’s the kind of news we like to hear! Arturia has just released the Rev PLATE-140 plug-in, an emulation of the legendary EMT 140 plate reverb. And just because it’s the holiday season and Arturia will soon celebrate its 20th birthday, they’re giving it away completely free! If you act quickly, you can add the Arturia Rev PLATE-140 to your plug-in collection for free!
Arturia Rev PLATE-140
We don’t know if it’s a precursor to a possible upcoming collection of “3 reverbs you’ll actually use”, which would be a nice addition to Arturia’s 3 preamps, 3 filters, 3 compressors and 3 delays. But we do know that Arturia has just dropped a new reverb plug-in, and a beautiful one to boot.
The EMT 140 plate reverb is one of the most revered analogue reverb units ever made. Arturia says that Rev PLATE-140 “is a circuit-accurate recreation of the iconic EMT 140 reverb and its vacuum tube preamp”. It comes with a drive control, three selectable modes (classic EMT, “12/2/1973 punchy”, and “modern feel”), an adjustable decay time and blend and width knobs. Of course, Arturia has also incorporated some modern features. There’s an adjustable pre delay, a high pass filter, modulation (pre/post reverb) and a post-reverb EQ. All of this results in a “classic, full-bodied studio plate reverb with a lush tail”, the company says, adding that it works well on vocals and as a “glue reverb” for a mix.
And here’s a special kind of treat: Just because they’re in a festive mood, Arturia is giving you the Rev PLATE-140 plug-in as an early Christmas present! Until December 25, you can download it for free from the company’s website. All you need to do is create a user account (if you don’t already have one), and the plug-in is yours. After Christmas, Arturia plans to sell it for USD 99, so grab it while it lasts!
By the way: you’ll find many more free plug-ins in our archives.
Arturia Rev PLATE-140 runs on Windows and Mac computers as a VST, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in (64 bit). It is NKS compatible. As with all of the company’s software, you’ll need the free Arturia Software Center application for downloading and authorizing the plug-in.