Now we’ve seen a primary glimpse of what’s subsequent from Soundtoys: massively increasing their reverb modeling to cowl some 9 huge electromechanical plate reverb models. SuperPlate is the long-hinted-at follow-up to the corporate’s terrific Little Plate.
Little Plate, Soundtoys’ first plate reverb, was already a type of evergreen software program reverb fashions. It’s an (unofficial) EMT 140 mannequin – that’s the 1957 machine that established the style – plus tail modulation, lowcut filter, and the power to show up decay to greater durations and even infinity. Like the opposite stuff, the modeling is de facto, actually good. However by 2023, it’s completely calling out for an expanded concept.
It’s normally value seeing what Ken Bogdanowicz and group prepare dinner up at Soundtoys, and this does look promising. (I’m ready to check it myself.) Due to the concentrate on this full vary of various classic fashions, you get one thing that would complement different reverbs – whilst we’re spoiled for alternative. The fundamental system right here:
Switchable modeled preamp kinds. EMT V54 tube saturation, EMT 162 preamp (for solid-state), or clear. The EMT 162 additionally consists of its personal compressor, so there’s a dynamic influence there, as properly – it’s extra than simply coloration.
A number of fashions. EMT 140, EMT 240, Audicon, EcoPlate III, and Stocktronics RX4000 plate
And the same old Soundtoys twists. Infinite decay, built-in pre-delay, expanded modulation, EQ, and decay ducking are included throughout the entire vary.
And it runs in Impact Rack. Soundtoys are fast to remind us that this implies you’ll be able to drag and drop numerous routings with reverb, distortion, pitch, modulation, and dynamic results all in a single plug-in.
Take a look at that design up shut:
I simply praised the identical decay-ducking concept and a few related design approaches elsewhere on the Arturia REV LX-24. However the truth that you’ll be able to cowl the Lexicon territory with that and successfully each main electromechanical plate with this implies you actually can do extraordinary issues within the field. And I’m actually curious to see how the group attacked all these electromechanical plates.
The pricing additionally seems good for current customers. If you happen to’ve received Little Plate already, you’ll be able to commerce up for US$59. If you happen to’ve received Impact Rack, you’ll be able to add it for US$59. And for Soundtoys 5.3 house owners, you’ll be able to improve to five.4 for US$59.
For brand spanking new prospects, SuperPlate is individually out there for US$149 or as a part of the complete Soundtoys bundle for $499. (all MSRP)
Video from our associates at SOS:
And hey, if you need yet another plate, you’ll be able to all the time (additionally technically a Swedish plate reverb)…