Soundtoys is making Little Plate free through December 1st.
Soundtoys has announced that Little Plate reverb is available for free (a $99 value) until December 1, 2023 at soundtoys.com.
The NAMM TEC Award-winning plug-in is inspired by the iconic EMT 140 plate reverb, and designed with a number of modern twists that Soundtoys is known for. Little Plate captures the gorgeous sound and vibe of the massive studio classic and pushes it beyond the limits of the original.
While the EMT 140 hardware can only muster a modest five seconds of reverberation time, Soundtoys pushes that number higher – with Decay Time set to infinity, Little Plate’s reverb tails never fade away. The built-in Low Cut control tames boomy bass frequencies to keep mixes clean, and the Mod switch introduces slight modulation into the reverb tail. These subtle and chaotic variations result in a thicker and smoother sound, especially at long decay times on pitched instruments like keys, guitar, and voice.
“After the release of SuperPlate earlier this year, we thought it the perfect time to give everyone a chance to experience the original (and still awesome) Little Plate plug-in. It’s an amazing-sounding reverb that’s become a staple of many pro users. We’re constantly hearing how much people love the EMT 140 sound, modeled on the plates in our collection,” said CEO and lead designer Ken Bogdanowicz.
“SuperPlate dives much deeper into the world of analog plates with five different plate reverb models and with much greater creative control over the reverb sounds.”
At the core of SuperPlate are meticulous models of the EMT 140, EMT 240, Audicon, EcoPlate III, and Stocktronics RX4000 plate reverb units. SuperPlate includes three different flavors of analog coloration – Tube, Solid-State, and Clean – which can be used in combination with any of SuperPlate’s styles. The Tube and Solid-State modes are modeled on the EMT V54 preamp for tube saturation and the EMT 162 preamp which has a built-in compressor to help tame transients.
SuperPlate also includes a range of modern digital features, including infinite decay time, built-in pre-delay, expanded modulation controls, full-featured EQ for detailed tonal shaping, and a unique decay ducking option that adjusts decay time to avoid overlap or masking.
Users who download the free Little Plate plug-in will get access to a discounted upgrade offer in their Soundtoys account to trade-up their Little Plate license for SuperPlate or the Soundtoys 5 bundle. And with Soundtoys’ Black Friday sale coming soon, the deals will get even sweeter.