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This reverb is my favorite reverb to use. I love it, it sounds great on anything! Got… Read more

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Overview
EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In.
Three Legendary Plate Reverbs Captured in a
Single, Powerful Plug-In.

In 1957, German company EMT made a breakthrough in audio technology with the release of the EMT 140 plate reverb, 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, the EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces expertly replicates the sonic signature of three uniquely different EMT 140s installed at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, CA.


Now You Can:

  • Choose from three uniquely different EMT plate reverbs
  • Add natural depth and shimmer to vocals and instruments
  • Sculpt your sound with original controls such as mechanical damping and system input filters
  • Enhance plate ambience further with plug-in only Balance, Width and Modulation controls
Expertly Emulated Features

The EMT 140 plug-in offers three distinct plates for varying reverb textures. Plates A and B use the original EMT electronics system, for which the plates themselves had intentionally not been tuned in some time. Plate C — the most full frequency plate — uses the more modern Martech electronics which had just been fully serviced. Emulations of both the original EMT 80 Hz shelf filter electronics and the popular aftermarket Martech electronics with their 12 dB cut 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.


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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."

    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."

    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."

    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."

    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."

  • Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

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

    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."

    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."

    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)

    "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."

    Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

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

    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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    This is my favorite
    by . (Saturday 28 February, 2015)

    This reverb is my favorite reverb to use. I love it, it sounds great on anything! Got it during one of the promotions, and I'm so glad I was able to get it. I will be using this thing whenever I can Read More

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    Blown Away!
    by D. Holt(Friday 27 February, 2015)

    The EMT 140 is one of only a few pieces of vintage gear that I have never used. That being said, I don't feel like I could be missing out on much now that I have this plugin version. There doesn't seem to be any bad settings, and the EQ is really useable unlike most plugin reverbs. It's been… Read More

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    Just great.
    by K. DURET(Sunday 22 February, 2015)

    This is my new favorite reverb, very versatile, I'm still experimenting with it, but I manage to make it sound great everytime! A great deep warm sound. I need to try the 250 too now! ;) Read More

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    Spaces!
    by J. Ortega(Monday 16 February, 2015)

    This is my first UA reverb plugin and its so good!! The spaces from this unit are very 3D and really give separation from other elements in the mix. By far the best Plate reverb I have, highly recommended! Read More

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    Mmmm BEAUTIFUL!
    by R. Enoch(Wednesday 11 February, 2015)

    Smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth! And blooming useful! Read More

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Artists
  • Charlie Andrew

    As the artful studio helmsman behind British folk-hop sensations Alt- J — and their 2012 Mercury Prize-winning album, An Awesome Wave — producer Charlie Andrew found himself the recipient of Britain’s Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award for 2013. Read More

    Dave Tozer

    Here, Dave Tozer details how you can synthesize a powerful UAD/Logic Pro X production workflow. Read More

    Buddy Miller

    Grammy-award winning producer, player, and artist Buddy Miller details his workflow with Apollo and UAD-2 plug-ins. Read More

  • Mixing Bronze Radio Return’s “Melting in My Icebo

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    Rich Chycki on mixing Rush and Dream Theater with

    Rock veteran Rich Chycki has crafted mixes for Rush, Dream Theater, and Aerosmith. Read More

  • Neal Cappellino on mixing Brad Paisley

    Grammy-winning engineer Neal Cappellino has recorded and mixed hits for Nashville's biggest stars. Read More

    Mick Guzauski On Mixing Daft Punk

    The Grammy-winner is one of the most skilled and accomplished mixing engineers the industry has ever seen. Read More

    Vampire Weekend Production Goes Mobile with Apollo

    Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij produced Vampire Weekend's latest album with Apollo and UAD-2. Read More

  • Paul Blakemore, Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer

    Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys. Read More

    Ken Lewis Crafts Hits for Fun, Kanye West

    Top acts call on Ken Lewis to turn their musical ideas into platinum hits. Read More

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    Producer, engineer, and musician Jay Joyce has developed a thriving career in both the rock and country recording scenes. Read More

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Features & Specs
EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In.
Features.
Key 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
  • Models orginal hardware’s mechanical decay controls
  • High pass filters, both stock EMT 80 Hz and Martech electronics
  • Digitial only features include Two-band Shelving EQ, Predelay, Width, Balance and Modulation
  • Realtime UAD Processing with Apollo audio interfaces
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameters
  • Input Filter: 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
  • Plate Select: Chooses among three distinctly different plates, A, B and C
  • Reverb Time: Independently adjust reverb decay from .5 to 5.5 seconds for all three plates
  • Width: Controls stereo effect image from 0% (mono) to 100% (full width)
  • Balance: Positions stereo effect field from hard left to hard right or anywhere in between
  • Shelf EQ: Out/In
  • Low Shelf EQ filters: 20Hz to 2 kHz
  • Low Shelf Gain +/- 12 dB
  • High Shelf EQ filters: 200Hz to 20 kHz
  • Modulation Rate: .01 Hz to 1 Hz
  • Modulation Depth: 0 to 10 cents
  • Pre Delay: 0-250 ms
  • Dry/Wet Mix: Continuously blends between dry signal and effected signal
  • Wet Solo: Overrides Dry/Wet mix control and solos effected signal
  • Power: Off/On, all DSP processing is bypassed
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Docs

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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