RO-140

Vintage Plate Reverb

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RO-140 Manual

Supported formats

AAX plugin support VST plugin supprt Audio Unit plugin support

Supported platforms (32/64 bit)

Requirements

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (MAC)

  • SSE2 compatible processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer - (11.x BigSur+ not yet supported)
  • VST, AU or AAX compatible host (64bit)
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

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 more

Overview

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.

Achieving the perfect amount and type of reverb for your tracks can make - or break - your mix. Producers now have the ability to mimic any space in their mixes by using this effect, tricking the ear and simulating everything from grandiose width to cosy intimacy. Today's music production uses reverb processors extensively and with ease, but it hasn't always been this way.

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 as well as a few unexpected twists.

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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Features

Inspired by the classics

This plug-in was inspired by the EMT 140 and other classic plate reverbs, giving you the best out of each classic piece of hardware in one small yet powerful package.

6 Physically accurate plate materials

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.

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 ouput 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 its very complex computations.

Zero Latency

The RO-140 is a zero-latency reverberation plug-in that does not require sample delay compensation, making it ideal for real-time monitoring or live environments.

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. Please refer to your DAW manual to learn whether it is HighDPI compatible if you're working on Windows.