Year/Date of Issue: 09.2021
Developer: Physical Audio
Developer site: physicalaudio
Format: VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: Windows 10 (VST3, AAX)
Description : Dynamic Plate Reverb is an effects plugin that uses the physical vibration model of a thin plate to recreate the classic plate reverb sound.
Our innovative algorithm gives you creative control over plate tuning, allowing you to tailor the resonance to your material. Five different plate materials, a preamp and a powerful 8-band EQ give you a huge range of tonal variations that can be applied to vocals, drums or instruments.
Dynamic Plate Reverb does not use impulse responses or delay networks. Instead, we will start with a mathematical description, the Kirchhoff plate equation. This gives an offset in terms of size, thickness and tension, as well as the properties of the selected material. Using this description, we calculate the vibration modes for the system using our unique optimization engine. More information about our original and innovative algorithm design can be found in this white paper that we published at the International Congress of Acoustics in 2016.
The physical model allows you to control the dimensions of the plate from 3 x 2 m to 1.5 x 1 m in real time. This, along with five different plate materials, allows you to tailor the resonance to your input material. The 8-strip equalizer regulates the weight of the modes in the frequency range for complete control over the reverb sound. The modeled section of the preamplifier can be used to add heat or overdrive to the signal that is supplied to the plate.