Black Rooster Audio’s RO-140 reverb plugin goes beyond the classic EMT hardware and puts even more on your plate

GEAR 2021: We’ve seen plenty of emulations of the classic EMT 140 plate reverb, but Black Rooster Audio’s RO-140 reverb plugin throws a few other bits of unnamed classic hardware into the mix, too. The idea is that you get the best of each of them in one package.

Using physical modelling, RO-140 lets you choose between six plate materials, and you can adjust the size of the plate, too. There’s a damping control that can be set to one of 10 positions, while the pre-delay - placed after the plate reverb emulation - enables you to set the amount of delay between the wet and dry signals.

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There’s also a 3-band EQ and adjustable gain-staging at the input and output stages, and you can choose between three output modes (mono, mono to stereo and stereo).

RO-140 is available now from the Black Rooster Audio website priced at £63. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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