Plate Reverb

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Plate Reverb

  • In 1950’s, the EMT 140 Reverberation Unit was released. Though a plate reverb unit is large, it is smaller than a dedicated echo chamber.
  • It was very expensive
  • The unit consists of a large metal sheet. The sound is input by a speaker-like transducer attached to the sheet, causing the sheet to vibrate. The reflections from the edge of the sheet are picked-up by microphone-like transducers.
  • Two microphone-like transducers are used for stereo.
  • The reverb time is controlled by a damping pad which is used to absorb the reflections more quickly.
  • Plate reverbs give a very dense reverb
  • Even today, plate reverbs are often used on vocals