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by T. Spielmacher (1/15/2014):

Classy, smooth, versatile, elegant and truly professional sounding. So easy to be used in a tas ... Read more

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Overview

EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In

Three Unique Plate Reverbs Captured in a Single, Powerful Plug-In

Universal Audio “steps up to the plate,” rendering another classic tool for the DAW: Introducing the EMT 140 Plug-In. German company EMT made a breakthrough in 1957 with the release of the EMT 140, which utilized a resonating metal plate to create ambience. Nothing is quite like the wonderfully lush and distinctive tone of plate reverb, which still endures as part of the fabric of modern music. Endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH, and painstakingly modeled by Universal Audio, this plug-in replicates the sonic signature of three uniquely different EMT 140s installed at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA. Impractical or impossible in the past, UA again brings classic analog tools within the reach of everyone.

The EMT 140 plug-in is an amalgam of real plate system amplifiers and remote control components, and also offers useful feature enhancements that recreate common applications when using plate reverbs. Emulations of both the original EMT 80 Hz shelf filter electronics and the popular aftermarket Martech electronics with their 12dB filters cut filters are represented first in the signal path. The user is then presented with three switchable plate controllers (A, B and C) that recreate the mechanical dampers that decrease plate decay time, each with its own measured characteristic sound. Plates A and B use the original EMT electronics system, for which the plates themselves had not been tuned in some time. Plate C uses the more modern Martech electronics which had just been fully serviced.

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  • Frederick Norén

    Sound On Sound

    "The EMT 140 [plug-in] is held by many — including me — to be the best-sounding digital plate reverb on the market."

    Christopher "Stone" Garrett

    (Thievery Corporation)

    “The EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In is incredible. I don't even know what to say about it, it sounds so good it makes you almost want to cry."

    Joe Chiccarelli

    (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, The Killers

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 is classic. It can be perfect to add some warmth and size to a lead vocal. I will set up a subgroup as if I were using it on an analog console with an echo send."

    Darrell Thorp

    (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg)

    "Having the EMT 140 plug-in, it’s beautiful, I don’t have to commit to printing the plate."

    Fab Dupont

    (Shakira, Santigold)

    “The [UAD] Pultec Pro, along with the Plate 140, are the two main reasons why I can't work without a UAD-2 card in my system.”

  • Vaughan Merrick

    (Amy Winehouse, Jason Mraz)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 has that classic smooth character of the real thing but with added conveniences like predelay and mod to give the plate a little 'shimmy, shimmy'."

    Ryan Hewitt

    (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    "The EMT 250 and EMT140 emulations [for UAD] are stunning. They're just absolutely phenomenal."

    Hank Shocklee

    (Public Enemy)

    "I need the EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator for creating bigger-than-life snare and clap sounds."

    Hans Zimmer

    (Dark Knight, Gladiator)

    "The EMT 140 Plate Reverb plugs are on everything ... It's great, that feeling of not having to run out of plates."

    Frank Filipetti

    (James Taylor, Rod Stewart)

    "The EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator plug-in — not a mix goes by without it."

  • Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

    "[The EMT 140 plug-in is] Unbelievable. Love it. Use it all the time."

    Dweezil Zappa

    (Zappa Plays Zappa)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 reverb I use on everything. It's my favorite reverb of anything I have."

    John Cuniberti

    (Joe Satriani, The Meters)

    "UA successfully modeled our three EMTs so well that in a blindfold test we could not tell the difference!"

    David Issac

    (Marcus Miller)

    "When I heard the [UAD] EMT 140 ... I instantly remembered standing in a chamber in Detroit. It was that close."

    Ryan Hewitt

    (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    "So now I have my UAD on everything, and I'm using the EMT 140 and the EMT 250 as effects. It's so much easier."

  • Ed MacFarlane

    (Friendly Fires)

    "We record toms separately, and to get that big washy Serge Gainsbourg sound we've used the UAD EMT 140 reverb on them."

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 blew the plate presets of my standard reverb plug-in out of the water."

    Jonathan Wilson

    (Future Music UK)

    "[The EMT 140 is] possibly the world’s finest software plate reverb emulation."

    John Baccigaluppi

    (TapeOp Magazine)

    "Well, consider me won over… The EMT 140 [plug-in] was used extensively on a record I recently mixed."

    Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "You owe it to yourself to check this [EMT 140 plug-in] out, even if you're not a vintage gear freak."

  • Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 added unmistakable character to everything I threw at it ... it consistently tickled the ear."

    Paul White

    (Sound on Sound)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 is the nearest thing I've heard yet to a real plate reverb."

    Gavin Monaghan

    (The Twang)

    "The [UAD] EMT 140 is pure Motown, better than my real one! Stunning!"

    Jeff Balding

    (Amy Grant, Faith Hill)

    "[The EMT 140 plug-in] is great on snare to put a little space around it, I use it as a general plate."

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    Wanted this amazing plugin for awhile now...
    by T. Spielmacher (Wednesday 15 January, 2014)

    Classy, smooth, versatile, elegant and truly professional sounding. So easy to be used in a tasteful way. Brings things to life without the fuss. A terrific and affordable weapon and tribute to the past. … Read More

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    EMT 140 Plug-In always "at hand"
    by V. Romanov (Monday 13 January, 2014)

    I often use EMT 140 Plug-In vs Vocal BUS, great space emulation always "at hand". Rival Music pays respect to UAD … Read More

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    EMT 140
    by C. Freitas (Friday 8 March, 2013)

    On 80's I mixed a lot of classic albums here in Brasil at Transamérica Studios in São Paulo using the original EMT 240 and EMT 251 reberbs and when i tried the 140 UA Plug ins i came back 25 years and the new experience was amazing! … Read More

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    The Best Reverb Plugin I have ever used
    by B. Trimpe (Thursday 13 September, 2012)

    Jaw dropping. This is the kind of plugin that makes mixing more fun. It adds depth, width, and ambiance. It sounds great on all source material. Reverb plugins usually have really brittle, tinny, a/o false decay tails. I have tried a bunch of other plugins from IK Multimedia, Waves, and a few others … Read More

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    by G. Bordarampe (Wednesday 15 August, 2012)

    Sounds just like the original, lush, clear, and great tweaking capabilities. It's my go to plate reverb. … Read More

$199.00

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$199.00

Features & Specs

EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In

Features:

  • Based on three EMT 140 plates from The Plant Studios – each with a unique sound
  • Fully endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH
  • Highly prized smooth and natural plate sound
  • Decay, two-band EQ, Predelay, Width & Wet/Dry
  • Control modeled analog high pass filters: stock EMT 80 Hz and Martech
  • Reverb modulation with Depth and Rate control
  • Stereo Balance control
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameters:

  • Plate Select chooses from three distinct plates, A, B and C
  • A, B and C Damper Controls independently adjust reverb time from .5 to 5.5 seconds for all three plates
  • Input Filtering: Martech fixed 12 dB Low Cut Filter at 90, 125, 180, 250, 270, 360 Hz or EMT 80 Hz fixed Shelving EQ at -4,-10,-16 dB
  • Continuous Stereo Width controls effect image from 0% (mono) to 100% (full width)
  • Continuous Stereo Balance positions effect field from hard left to hard right or anywhere in between
  • Output Filtering: Continuous Low and High Shelving EQ filters from 20 Hz to 2 kHz and 200Hz to 20 kHz with +/- 12 dB Gain, plus In/Out global EQ bypass
  • Continuous Pre Delay from 0-250 ms
  • Continuous Mix Blend from 100% Dry to 100% Wet plus Wet Solo
  • Continuous Modulation Rate from .01 Hz to 1 Hz
  • Continuous Modulation Depth from 0 to 10 cents
  • VU meter represents EMT 140 Output Level
  • Power bypasses entire EMT 140 circuit
$199.00

Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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