Fuse Audio Labs has released VREV-140, an emulation of the classic EMT 140 plate reverb. Designed to bring “the holy grail of plates” to your DAW, the VREV-140 plug-in expands on the original’s functionality with an extended decay time and an additional EQ. How will it stack up against the competition from UA, Arturia and others?
Fuse Audio Labs VREV-140
The EMT 140 plate reverberator is one of the most sought-after analog reverb units. Consequently, it’s been modeled many times before, including software recreations by Universal Audio, Arturia, Black Rooster Audio and a few others. With the new VREV-140 plug-in by Fuse Audio Labs, you’ve now got yet another option if you’re after that classic sound for your DAW productions.
Fuse Audio says that VREV-140 provides a smooth timbre and plate-specific density and that it works as well on vocals as on guitars and drums. At extreme settings, it also lends itself to creative, inspiring effects.
But the developer hasn’t stopped there. In addition to a gain-compensated preamp section, VREV-140 offers a 3-band equalizer (low cut, low shelf, high shelf) for further shaping of the reverb tail. The developer has also extended the maximum decay time from five to 32 seconds – now that’s a huge plate indeed! You can also shape the effect using the predelay (up to 500 ms), width and balance knobs.
VREV-140 looks like a great addition to any plug-in folder, especially at the low intro price. While it doesn’t offer as many bells and whistles as some of the alternatives, it delivers the classic sound in a sleek, easy-to-use plug-in.
Price and compatibility
VREV-140 is now available for an introductory price of USD 29. This offer is good through April 29, 2022, after which the price will increase to USD 59.
The plug-in requires macOS 10.12 or higher (M1 supported) or Windows 7 or higher. It comes in VST, VST3, AU and AAX versions.