Dynamic Plate Reverb is an effect plugin that uses a physical model of thin plate vibration to recreate the classic sound of plate reverbs. Product licence:
Dynamic Plate Reverb uses a physical model of a thin metal plate to recreate the classic sound of plate reverberation. Our innovative algorithm gives creative control of the plate setup, allowing you to tailor the resonance to your material. Five different plate materials, a pre-amp drive, and a powerful 8-band mode equalizer give a huge range of tonal variation that can be applied to vocals, drums or instruments.
Dynamic Plate Reverb does not use impulse responses or delay networks. Instead we start from a mathematical description, the Kirchhoff plate equation. This gives the displacement in terms of size, thickness, and tension, as well as the properties of the chosen material. Using this description we calculate the modes of vibration for the system, applying our unique optimisation engine. Further details of our original and innovative algorithm design can be found in this technical paper which we published at the International Congress on Acoustics in 2016.
The physical model allows real-time control of the dimensions of the plate, from 3m x 2m down to 1.5m x 1m. This, along with five different plate materials, allows you to tailor the resonance to your input material. The 8-band equaliser adjusts the weights of the modes across the frequency range for total control over the reverberant sound. The modelled pre-amp drive section can be used to add warm or overdrive to the signal that is fed into the plate.
Dynamic Plate Reverb uses less than 10% of a CPU core on a modern processor, using our Physical Audio Optimisation Engine. This gives maximum sound quality with minimum CPU usage by applying an optimisation process to the modes of vibration. Memory and disk space are also tiny, with the plugins being less than 20MB in size. Dynamic Plate Reverb operates at samples rates from 44.1kHz to 96kHz.
Physical Audio® Optimisation Engine
– macOS High Sierra 10.13 to Sonoma 14.
– Intel or Apple Silicon processor.
– Windows 10 / 11.
– Intel or AMD processor.