EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverb
Iconic lever-driven digital reverb and modulation effects unit.
The EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverb plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces is a faithful emulation of the first digital reverb/modulation effects unit introduced in 1976.
Still regarded as one of the best-sounding reverb units ever made, the EMT 250 continues to leave an immeasurable mark on record-making history in the hands of studio legends like George Massenburg, Bruce Swedien, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Allen Sides.
Track and mix with the only emulation of the EMT 250 reverb unit, fully endorsed by EMT International GmbH
Dial in lush delay, phasing, chorus, and echo effects
Add distinctive space and depth to drums, guitars, and vocals with the same algorithm found in the original hardware
Harness plug-in-only features including Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and Hard bypass
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Featuring the EMT 250 Classic Electronic Reverberator plug-in
Used on Countless Classics
The EMT 250’s distinctive clear and open reverb sound has appeared on countless records, including Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain, Elvis Costello’s Spike, and modern classics like The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium.
Exclusively endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik
Fully endorsed by EMT, the UAD EMT 250 plug-in uses the same algorithm found in the original, extremely rare hardware — designed by Dr. Barry Blesser and EMT industrial engineer Peter Bermes* — modeling a sourced “golden unit” from Allen Sides’ collection that resides at the famed Ocean Way Recording.
Added Versatility with New Features
The EMT 250 plug-in goes far beyond the original hardware, adding modern, workflow enhancing features like Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and Hard bypass. With these useful additions, the EMT 250 plug-in is even more powerful than the iconic hardware.
“The EMT 250 works great on snares. Keep it short and tight to add some dimension, or use the four-second range with full pre-delay for ballad-type songs.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“Now I have UAD on everything, and I'm using the EMT 140 and the EMT 250 as effects – It's so much easier.”
– Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers)
“Forget any other plate emulation, the UAD EMT 250 could actually be the real thing. Deep, wide, and full of personality.”
– Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Portishead, Jay Z)
“The EMT 250 plug-in is amazing. It’s all over Norah Jones' record. I used it on every song, it's that good.”
– Jacquire King (James Bay, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits)
“I’m a really big fan of the UAD EMT 250. It’s so faithful to the original unit.”
– Just Blaze (Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West)
“I use the EMT 250 because it has such a specific sound, and the UAD plug-in really does capture it.”
– Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Duke Spirit)
“I’m particularly happy with the EMT 250 Reverb emulation. It’s spot on.”
– Glenn Rosenstein (Ziggy Marley, U2)*All images and depictions herein referencing the exterior of the original EMT 250 are the copyright of Bermes Design.
June 23, 2022
Can't explain it
Does what it's meant to do and more, can be used for a simple vocal reverb or for a whirlwind of weird stuff. It's fun that's all...Read More
June 11, 2022
It’s just lovely
Sound so smooth and great- it’s just a joy to useRead More
May 12, 2022
My favorite reverb.Read More
April 27, 2022
This reverb is one of my all time favorites. I love it. When used on a vocal track it places the singers voice clearly and elegantly in the mix. The reflections are very smooth, warm and...Read More
February 26, 2022
Nice reverbRead More
February 17, 2022
A very interesting plugin! Wide functionality and ease of management!!! You can get very unique results!Read More
Faithful recreation of the EMT 250, widely considered one of the best-sounding reverbs ever built
Very same algorithm found in the original, repurposed for plug-in use in conjunction with original EMT 250 designer Dr. Barry Blesser
Modeled from Allen Sides’ EMT 250 “golden unit” at United/Ocean Way Recording
EMT 250’s delay and modulation effects also included : Delay, Phasing, Chorus, Echo, and Space
Fully endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH as the world’s only authentic emulation
Exclusive “UAD Powered Plug-In” features include Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo and Hard bypass via the lighted EMT power icon
EMT® 250 Classic Electronic Reverb
Can't explain it
Does what it's meant to do and more, can be used for a simple vocal reverb or for a whirlwind of weird stuff. It's fun that's all I can say!
It’s just lovely
Sound so smooth and great- it’s just a joy to use
My favorite reverb.
This reverb is one of my all time favorites. I love it. When used on a vocal track it places the singers voice clearly and elegantly in the mix. The reflections are very smooth, warm and clean without unusual artifacts. In my opinion it the best EMT verb available—the depth and dimension of this reverb is simply phenomenal. Did I say I love it.
A very interesting plugin! Wide functionality and ease of management!!! You can get very unique results!
Very nice reverb.
The EMT 250 is one of my favorite hardware reverbs! Your plugin is so good!
Well this is a classic of a reverb, but it is also modern. I love this reverb, i use i alot on female vocals.
Great for a low dsp tracking reverb and I often use it in my final as well!
easy to control and great pre sets !!
thank you Universal audio!!
Just Sounds Great.
A while back I got the EMT 140, and wasn't sure if I should get the 250. The 140 was my go-to for just general verb for all my projects. But I decided to try the 250, and it's really a whole different critter. Historically I haven't been too happy with any of the reverbs I've owned prior to the 140, and now with the 250, I actually have TWO great verbs. The 250 is one that I can pour on really thick, and I can't make it sound bad.
Very clear and transparent sound
It works well on everything especially on my snare drum and vocals also, this is a good one yes!!
I was really delighted with this plug-in! The extra depth it gives to piano is amazing!
Un vrai bonheur
Utilisée sur une cl5 en live, c’est tout simplement envoûtant, c’est rond, c’est beau, ça a de l’âme… on est à des années lumières des reverbs classiques de console live. Les poils en l’air garantis !
Great, versatile, low Dsp load
Amazing versatile plugin. Love the reverb and chorus with pre-delay added. Absolutely love it. Now wondering why I’ve not purchased this before.
Love This Thing!
Sounds great. Easy to get the effect you want - fast! Very low dsp load. And you get presets. Great! Love this thing!
A reverb I enjoy.
Great emulation reverb.