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Customer Reviews 633 Reviews

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by J. Coleto (3/24/2015):

Owned the EMT 250 before purchasing the 140...compliments it so wel. My go to on vocals… Read more

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EMT® Classic Reverb Plug-Ins Bundle

A Dynamic Duo of Classic EMT® Reverbs Combine Forces for the UAD-2.

The EMT® Reverb Bundle is a considerable compliment to any Mac- or PC-based recording system, and a powerful, “go to” combo in any UAD Powered Plug-Ins collection. This remarkable bundle combines stellar emulations of two of the most sought-after and difficult to attain EMT® reverb units ever created into one conveniently packaged and price-reduced bundle; you’ll save 20% compared with buying the plug-ins solo. Whether you’re enveloping a vocal track, or adding elegant ambience, these EMT® reverbs will always help your tracks fit perfectly in the mix.

EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverb Plug-In

Universal Audio “steps up to the plate,” rendering another classic tool for your 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.

EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverberator Plug-In

Introduced in 1976, the EMT 250 is still regarded as one of the best-sounding hardware reverb units ever made. Its fan-base includes studio legends like George Massenburg, Bruce Swedien, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Allen Sides. Its distinctive clear and open reverb sound has appeared on countless records, including Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain, Elvis Costello’s Spike, and The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium. Re-engineered by UA alongside original creator Dr. Barry Blesser, the EMT 250 plug-in goes far beyond emulation by using the very same algorithm found in these extremely rare hardware units.

Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide and the latest version of the UAD Powered Plug-In Software (available here).

“UA successfully modeled our three EMTs so well that in a blindfold test we could not tell the difference! Our 500-pound classic plate reverbs are now available to anyone in a…dare I say, plug-in.”
      -John Cuniberti, Engineer (The Plant Recording Studios)

“The EMT 250 is amazing. That’s one of my favorite digital reverbs. It’s all over Norah’s [Jones] record, on all the songs.”
      -Jacquire King, Producer/Engineer (Norah Jones, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits) 

"The EMT 140 [plug-in] is pure Motown, better than my real one. Stunning!”
      -Gavin Monaghan, Producer/Engineer (Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, Fugees)

“The EMT 250 reverb [plug-in] instantly took me back 20 years. I’m so glad to have such musical-sounding tools.”
      -Charlie Clouser, Engineer (NIN, Saw Soundtracks)

"The EMT 140 [plug-in] blew the plate presets of my standard reverb plug-in out of the water." 
      -Eli Crews, EMT 140 plug-in Review (Electronic Musician)




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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."

    Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "EMT 250 is amazing. It’s all over Norah's [Jones] record, on all of the songs, I used the EMT 250 reverb plug."

    Just Blaze

    (Jay-Z, Saigon, Kanye West)

    "The modeling [was] done so faithfully to the original unit ... I’m a really big fan of that [EMT 250] plug-in."

    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."

    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."

  • Andrew Scheps

    (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Duke Spirit)

    "I use the UAD EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverb Plug-In reverb because it's such a specific sound, and that plug-in really does capture it."

    Joe Chiccarelli

    (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, The Killers

    "The [UAD] EMT 250 works great for snare drum. I sometimes use it very short and tight to give some dimension, or for more ballad-type songs in the four-second range with full pre-roll."

    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."

    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'."

    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.”

  • Rik Simpson


    "Forget any other plate emulation, the [UAD EMT 250] could actually be the real thing. Deep, wide, and full of personality."

    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."

    Jeff Russo


    "The EMT 250 [plug-in] is the perfect reverb for vocals. Warm and perfect tails."

    Glenn Rosenstein

    (Ziggy Marley, U2)

    "One plug-in I’m particularly happy with is the EMT 250 reverb ... And UA got it right. I mean spot on."

  • Frank Filipetti

    (James Taylor, Rod Stewart)

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

    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."



    "You can't go wrong with UA's plugs, and these three [EMT 250, FATSO and Trident A-Range EQ] are no exception."



    "When I first called this [EMT 250 plug-in] up, waves of nostalgia kicked in ... the EMT 250 does an outstanding job."



    "To take your reverb to the next level, [the EMT 250's] full, spacious sound adds an overlay of reality that many digital reverbs lack."

  • Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "[The EMT 250] just puts this beautiful halo of space and sound around the voice"

    Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

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

    David Issac

    (Marcus Miller)

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

    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!"

    Dweezil Zappa

    (Zappa Plays Zappa)

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

  • 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."

    Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "To my ears it [EMT 250] has a plate-like character but with noticeably less density ... very flattering to vocals ..."

    Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "[Cooper Time Cube, EMT 250, or FATSO] ... for the real vintage character, I don't think UA have any rivals at the moment."

    (Computer Music)

    "[The EMT 250] only really has one sound. But what a fabulous sound it is! It has a 'magic' to it that few others can touch"

  • (Computer Music)

    "[The EMT 250 is] easy to mix with & sounds 'right' on a variety of material — we tried drums, percussion, vocals, synths & guitars."

    (Computer Music)

    "The [EMT 250's] sound is very lush, with some pleasant modulation going on and a dark tonality."

    (Computer Music)

    "When you factor in the EMT 250's five funky extra effects, it all adds up to one outstanding plug-in. Great Work, UA!"

    Charlie Clouser

    (NIN, "Saw" Soundtracks)

    "The EMT reverb [plug-in] instantly took me back 20 years. I'm so glad to have such musical-sounding tools."

    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."

    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."

    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."

  • 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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    by J. Coleto(Tuesday 24 March, 2015)

    Owned the EMT 250 before purchasing the 140...compliments it so wel. My go to on vocals and soft synth leads. It put a couple of my other reverbs to rest. Read More

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    by A. Gusihin(Monday 23 March, 2015)

    Very nice reverb! Very satisfied! Studio not fungible thing! The only thing that can be said about the ins company - a little expensive in the price! A first-class processing quality! Read More

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    by S. Hillert(Thursday 19 March, 2015)

    Brilliant space creator! Read More

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    by C. Shepherd(Friday 13 March, 2015)

    This has totally brought a new kind of ambiance to my acoustic guitar track! The filter option is a generous idea! Love it! Read More

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    My #1 all-time favorite artificial reverb.
    by I. Finlayson(Monday 9 March, 2015)

    I've been a UAD user for 11 years now and haven't written a review yet. I'm going to remedy this, starting with my favorite plugin: The EMT 140 (or, as it was originally called, "UAD Plate 140"). This is the best reverb I've ever used. It's over a decade old and nothing that's… Read More


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