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This physically modelled plate reverb emulation plug-in offers six material options, as well as classic dampening and pre-delay controls, adding just the right amount of vintage flair to your productions. Perfect for drums, vocals, guitar and even sound design!

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Plate Reverb RO-140

A brief history

The RO-140 was faithfully modelled after its legendary hardware counterparts, while still remaining a Black Rooster Audio original plug-in at its core. Its plate simulation approach allows users to authentically capture an analogue unit's sound and feel as closely as possible while still including some unexpected twists - just as you'd expect from any kick-ass Black Rooster Audio plug-in.

Engineers have experimented with foil and metal plates to reproduce costly reverb rooms since the 50s, and while the result sounded good, this technique proved to be time-consuming, expensive and unpredictable. Nevertheless, plate reverberation was extensively used across many 50s and 60s hit songs.

A plate reverb’s original purpose was to emulate reverberant rooms, but the hardware versions that followed have become legends themselves.

The difference between a classic vintage piece of hardware such as the EMT 140 and most modern, purely impulse response based plug-ins is very apparent to any good ear. This is why Black Rooster Audio has physically modelled not one, but six plate reverbs to create the RO-140 - offering maximum authenticity along with modern day features.

RO-140 Plate Reverb

"The best reverb plug-in I’ve ever used. The customisation options are endless!”

Cris J. - Producer

Artificial Room

Reverberation with infinite options

This plug-in was inspired by and physically modelled after the EMT 140, among other classic plate reverbs, giving you the best out of each classic piece of hardware in one compact yet powerful package.
The six material options allow for the most genuine plate reverb emulation, while the plate size options provide you with a virtually infinite amount of possibilities.
Optimize your sound with the vintage 3-band EQ and work out the very characteristics of your plate to your choice.
The RO-140 includes six physically modelled plate materials - gold, silver, steel, aluminum, bronze and titanium - each of which has an adjustable size through its dynamic plate size controller, allowing for maximum customizability.
Check out these fascinating material options and experience the many facettes of each metal in regards of the individual frequency response, reverb duration and responsiveness.
Choose between three output modes - mono, mono to stereo and stereo. The mono option sends the signal from the output of the bass cut into a plate with only one electrical transducer and one pickup, while mono to stereo sends it to a plate with one electrical transducer and two pickups placed on separate parts of the plate, yielding a stereo image even when using a mono source. The stereo option sends each channel into two identical mono plates with one electrical transducer and one pickup each.

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Plug-In Features

All Black Rooster Audio plug-ins are designed for high-performance and authenticity.

Inspired by the classics

This plug-in was inspired by the EMT 140 and other classic plate reverbs.

6 Plate Materials

Choose between six plate materials: gold, silver, steel, aluminum, bronze and titanium. Customise your sound further by adjusting the plate’s size.

Classic Dampening Control

Get complete control over the reverb decay time with the physically modelled version of a classic dampening control, and choose between 10 damper positions by clicking the + and - buttons.

Classic Pre-Delay Control

The classic pre-delay control determines the amount of delay between the dry and wet signals. It was purposefully placed after the plate reverb emulation to enable users to modulate the reverb tail with the DAW automation.

Adjustable Gain-Staging at the In- and Output Stage

This gives you the ability to control the pre-processing input gain level, as well as the post-processing output gain level.

SSE2 optimized code

DSP operations are pipelined using the SSE2 instruction set. This ensures a high-performance operation despite our plug-ins’ very complex computations.

HighDPI/Retina Support

The user interfaces support high pixel density on both Windows and Mac OS systems, giving you the most enjoyable user experience on high DPI displays.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements (MAC)
  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer (Big Sur 11.x not yet supported)
  • VST, AU or AAX compatible host (64bit)
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or higher
Minimum System Requirements (WINDOWS)
  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • VST or AAX compatible host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or higher

Extensive DAW Compatibility

Black Rooster Audio Plug-Ins (AAX/VST/AU) are compatible with all major digital audio workstations (DAW) and many more.

Avid ProTools ProTools
Presonus Studio One Studio One
Steinberg Cubase Cubase
Reaper Reaper
Bitwig Bitwig
Audition Audition
Live Live
Logic Logic
Digital Performer Digital Performer
FL Studio FL Studio

This versatile plate reverb plug-in allows you to take your productions to the next level by uncovering a new level of detailed audio customization. Not only does it capture the sound of sought-after hardware classics, but it also allows you to create your own sound, with a virtually infinite amount of combinations between plate materials and plate sizes, dampening and pre-delay controls.

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