Abbey Road Reverb Plates

Four legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios


  • Plug-in
Now only $ 45.00
(Reg. $ 249.00 )

 
 

Description




State-of-the-art modeling of the four legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios and used on recordings by the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Introduced in the 1950s, plate reverbs have been a fixture of recorded music ever since. Used most prominently in the ‘60s and ‘70s by pioneering bands, including the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Abbey Road Studios’ original reverb plates – four EMT 140 units – were first installed in 1957 to complement the fixed reverberation times of the studios’ echo chambers. These beautiful-sounding plates, with a variable reverb time of up to six seconds, were then tweaked to perfection by Abbey Road's technical engineers. To keep noise to a minimum, EMI’s Central Research Laboratories designed unique hybrid solid-state drive amps for Plates A, B and C. Plate D was fully valve-powered on both drive and output stages, allowing a versatile array of sonic characteristics, from warm and dark to lush and smooth.

In each of these original plates, the stereo reverb effect is created by suspending a large sheet of metal with tensioned springs attached to each corner. A transducer injects the metal sheet with audio energy, which is picked up by two contact mics fixed to the surface of the plate. The reverb time can then be adjusted by using an internal damper, and all of this is contained within a large wooden unit.

These historic Abbey Road plates have been used on countless seminal pop, rock, classical and film recordings over the years, and continue to be used in all kinds of audio production to this day. Waves has now created meticulous models of these stunning and unique-sounding units, individually modeling the harmonic distortion of both the drive and output amps as well as the individual plate/damper behaviors.



Details



Product Details:

- Precise modeling of four legendary Abbey Road reverb plates (EMT 140), each with its unique character
- A drive control to set the THD characteristics of the in/out amplifiers and the plate sheet itself
- Ability to control the amount of analog noise and hum
- Four original bass cut positions
- Crosstalk between the stereo inputs to get a stereo leak effect

Abbey Road Reverb Plates (V9) - Supported Platforms

Supported Platforms
*Most Audio Hosts
MultiRack Native
MultiRack SoundGrid
StudioRack Native
StudioRack SoundGrid
eMotion ST Mixer
eMotion LV1 Mixer
Avid VENUE
Plug-in


Abbey Road Reverb Plates (V9) - Sample Rate

All Waves plugins support 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz; most support higher sample rates.
Avid VENUE supports up to 48 kHz.

Sample Rate
NATIVE/SOUNDGRID
Plug-in
96 kHz


Abbey Road Reverb Plates (V9) - Channel Components

Channel Components
Mono
Stereo
Mono-to-Stereo
Surround / Comments
Plug-in


Abbey Road Reverb Plates (V9) - Latency

The table below indicates how much latency is produced by each plugin, in samples.

Not all plugins support all platforms (MultiRack, StudioRack, eMotion, Venue). Check the Supported Platforms table for more info.

Latency
NATIVE / SOUNDGRID
VENUE
kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
44.1kHz-48kHz
88.2kHz-96kHz
176.4kHz-192kHz
Plug-in
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A


System Requirements:

Mac:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- 10.9.5 - 10.11
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
- USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows:

CPU
- Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
RAM
- 4 GB
Operating System
- Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
- Windows 8.1 64 bit
- Windows 10 64 bit
Screen Resolution
- Minimum: 1024x768
- Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

*Most Audio Hosts:

Windows:

Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.4 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.8 - 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Ableton Live 9.1.6 - 9.6 (VST)
Nuendo 6.5.35 - 7.0.30 (VST3)
Cubase 7.5.30 - 8.5 (VST3)
WaveLab 8.5 (VST3)
Sonar X3e (VST3), Platinum (VST3)
Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
Vegas 12 - 13 (VST)
Acid 7.0e (VST)
Audition CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2014, CC2015 (VST3)
Samplitude Pro X (VST), Pro X2 (VST3)
Sequoia 12 - 13 (VST)
Pyramix 9.0.7 - 9.1.6 (VST)
Studio One 3.1 (VST3)
Media Composer 7.0.4 (RTAS), 8.1, 8.4 (AAX Native)
FL Studio 12.1.3 - 12.2 (VST3)

Mac:

Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.4 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
Pro Tools 10.3.10 (RTAS, Audiosuite)
Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.2.1 (Audio Units)
Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.0.2 (Audio Units)
Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.6 (VST)
Nuendo 7.0.20 - 7.0.30 (VST3)
Cubase 8.0.30 - 8.5 (VST3)
Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
Garage Band 10.1.0 (Audio Units)
Audition CC2015 (VST3)
Adobe Premiere CC2015 (VST3)
Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.2.3 (Audio Units)
Studio One 3.1 (VST3)
Media Composer 8.4.1 (AAX Native)
Sound Forge Pro 2.5 (Audio Units)





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