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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb

UVI has launched a reverb effect plugin.  Plate electro-mechanical reverb with a real-time physically simulation. The tool allows you to control each aspect of the used reverb plates including metal type, plate size, and character. You can also manage the input and output position, multi-component decay, modulation, octave-band and low-cut filters, preamp saturation, render quality and more.

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Gold

UVI released earlier Sparkverb also a reverb plugin before and now added Plate to the available reverb effects. They did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

You register your product with UVI and download the Plate electro-mechanical reverb effect from your user UVI account. Check the manual for the latest technical requirements. UVI products do require the use of the iLok License Manager (ILok account needed).

The license agreement in that same manual works better for the other product of UVI, for an effect plugin the wording about forbidding reselling sounds included in the Product is confusing to me.

Sound

UVI has the goal with this effect plugin is: to not clone a specific hardware reverb, but wanted to replicate the sound of many of them and allow users to experiment with their physical characteristics, even designing their own

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Titanium

Plate is simple to use at first glance, and you can dive deeper to model the audio when needed. UVI aimed to replicate the sounds of classic hardware reverbs like the EMT 140 and EMT 240. You can use those EMT reverb units or model your own. The approach is that you start to shape a unit and alter the attributes: metal plate used and all parameter around that.

Modeling the hardware

Interesting to know the “recorded” IR of real EMT was used to see if the physical modeling matched the hardware. In the effect plugin itself, there is no IR. This is as the effect is a modeled effect different to other plugins that are using recorded IR as part of the algorithms. UVI formed the ENT  models core by using extended mathematical analysis and then calibrated the results against measurements made of an EMT140 and EMT240.

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With those changes you can adjust the decay, plate size, manually position, transient,  alter the frequency response, dampener, friction,  and more.

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Featured

You can already read that UVI aimed to include as many physical features as possible. After shaping the reverb you can apply saturation, pre-delay, manage frequencies and use a filter.

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Aluminum

The reverb plugin generates some serious sound. Overall, the resulting sound quality is top notch and sound beautiful in most cases. UVI’s Plate effect plugin will be on mixes more often as the results are pristine, realistic, and have smooth characteristics when needed.

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User interface & Usability

UVI is known for fancy, fresh and usable Interfaces.  The tool interface is ease-of-use starts with a compact which you can change to a more enhanced UI to have access to the deeper control element.

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Steel

In a typical UVI way and because UVI has the talent on board Plate’s UI is very usable and provides an excellent user experience thanks to the user interface.

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You use the ‘Compact’ style for quick results or try many of the included presets. You go to the expanded view to take full control of all possible parameter to shape the reverb. The presets have been designed by the well known preset designer Simon Stockhausen and others.I look forward to commercially available expansions, fingers crossed from Simon.

Expert view

In the expert view, you can manage the included EQ, Low Cut, Decay Editor, Damper, Friction, and have access to a Real-Time Analyzer.

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Plate – Custom-Shop Electro-Mechanical Reverb by UVI Review Expanded and Expert View

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Plate reverb plugin by UVI promises a lot and meets that high expectation for their reverb plugin.  In a market where you can reach out to so many reverb plugin UVI has found a fresh way for us to use reverb on a track or the mix bus.

Plate is a beautiful reverb plugin, produces excellent sound, and has a numerous presets included. I modeled a pleasant sound with this effect plugin.

Adding reverb at a minimal level to instruments is so powerful for your musical productions. Adding reverb almost becomes a must-have when you score to picture, I can highly recommend this reverb plugin.

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Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need?

Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Let’s find out, and talk about when it makes sense comparing sample libraries … and when it doesn’t! 🙂

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UVI update Drum Replacer to v1.1 – Adding MIDI features & Ducking

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Drum Replacer v1.1

UVI update Drum Replacer to v1.1, adding MIDI Recording, MIDI Output, Ducking, and numerous feature and UI enhancements, a free update for existing users.​

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Drum Replacer is a realtime, program-adaptive, drum replacement utility giving users feature-rich component separation and triggering with exceptional ease-of-use. Utilizing machine learning-based analysis with realtime separation, Drum Replacer helps you easily remove bleed from drum recordings, replace drums in a mix with your favorite samples or VSTi, add precisely timed sub-bass, layer existing drum sounds, and much more.

Integrating community feedback and feature requests, Drum Replacer now has MIDI recording functionality handily available in the toolbar, simply click to record and when you’re done you can drag-and-drop the MIDI file to your DAW or desktop, as well, MIDI output has been added, allowing to record the trigger output of Drum Replacer directly.

Ducking has been added, positioned adjacent to the dry output fader, allowing you to duck the dry signal on triggers. Attack, release and gain controls are available, along with real-time visual metering of the gain attenuation, allowing you to quickly customize the ducking response to taste. In addition, a number of enhancements have been made throughout, including selective plugin scanning and a more forgiving timeout, tighter trigger timing in some DAWs, dry signal freeze in wave view, and a number of UI improvements.

Pricing and Availability

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Drum Replacer 1.1 is a free update, available now on uvi.net or through UVI Portal.

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UVI Release LoFi Dreams, A New Falcon Expansion

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Lo-Fi Dreams delivers a soulful and introspective collection of lo-fi drums, smooth acoustic pianos, vibey keys, guitars, bass, pads, textures, loops and more. Making use of Falcon’s sophisticated oscillators, powerful effects engine, and a professionally crafted sample library, the sounds of Lo-Fi Dreams provide a wide range of expressive instruments and textures with character, perfect for lo-fi, hip-hop, chillhop, and downtempo music production.

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All sounds in Lo-Fi Dreams are completely editable, making them equally useful as starting points or destinations. Pre-mapped macros provide clear modulation options and easy automation control tailored specifically to each patch. Sounds can be quickly layered, tweaked and animated providing endless creative potential.

Lo-Fi Dreams leverages the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of Falcon, with 16 oscillators, over 90 effects and a fast and intuitive interface that easily handles both basic tasks and deep instrument design. All presets have been programmed with macros which provide the user with easy access to the key parameters of each patch. These may be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting, allowing for easy customization and expressive performance capabilities. Lo-Fi Dreams requires UVI Falcon.

Inspired by the sounds of early ’00s lo-fi chill and hip-hop, LoFi Dreams offers a wide range of expressive instruments delivering both classic and modern aesthetics. Paired with the extensive sound-shaping capabilities of Falcon, musical inspiration awaits for producers and musicians of any background.Each of the instruments in LoFi Dreams is designed to be expressive and playable, providing helpful controls and macros allowing you to sculpt your sound and create dynamic, expressive performances. As with all Falcon expansions, you have the ability to dig beneath the surface into each sounds patch structure, to manipulate and reshape it in any way you see fit.

MADE FOR FALCON

The Lo-Fi Dreams expansion leverages the advanced synthesis capabilities and software architecture of Falcon, which sports 16 oscillators, over 90 effects and a fast and intuitive interface that adeptly handles both basic tasks and deep instrument design. All presets have been programmed with macros which provide the user with easy access to the key parameters of each patch. These may be controlled via MIDI, OSC, host automation and Lua scripting, allowing for easy customization and expressive performance capabilities.

Pricing and Availability

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Lo-Fi Dreams is available now.

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