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SP140 Overview
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Old soul, new twists...

The SP140 by Iconic Instruments is a faithful AU/VST recreation of five famous examples of the revered German steel plate reverb units, first introduced in 1957 and used ubiquitously on your favorite recordings throughout the 1960's and 70's, and even up until today.

Powered by Gorilla Engine, and made in collaboration with Numerical Sound, the SP140 includes classic functionality, like a pre-delay control, send width, a filter section with high- and low-pass filters, as well as a shapable node, tail length control from a full 6 seconds down to a mere 20ms (much shorter than an analog unit) and a mix control with a convenient solo switch to preview only the reverberation.  


But the SP140 also sports some new twists to the original, like a 5-position density control that ranges from full-bodied plate sounds to a light, transparent wash without reducing the fullness of the reverb.  Additionally, the drive feature gives you a classic tube-style distortion that you can apply pre- or post-reverb, and the high- and low-pass drive set screws allow you to place the distortion exactly where you want in the frequency spectrum.  And finally, choose from a list of twenty carefully crafted  presets that range from classic references to modern, or even abstract examples.  



SP140 Features


The SP140 is an AU/VST platform plugin, and will work as a plugin in any DAW that uses the AU or VST platforms.


OSX 10.15 or later


Windows 10 (64-bit) or later



The SP140 is not just another plate reverb... it's five different plates in one plugin, based on famous examples.

The never-before-seen Density control allows you actually change the density of the reverb to range from a full, lush plate sounds to a light, transparent wash without reducing the fullness of the reverb.

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The Drive knob allows you to not only add tube-style distortion either pre- or post-reverb, but the high- and low-pass set screws give you the ability to place the distortion exactly where you want in the frequency spectrum.

As in a classic studio workflow, the SP140 has a Send Unit that features a filter section with high- and low-pass filters and a shapeable node to control the color of the reverb.

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The slidable meter gives you control over the tail length, from a full six seconds down to 20 milliseconds (much shorter than available in an analog plate unit), or you can use the plus and minus buttons to conveniently jump in length by half-second intervals.

The Send Unit features a classic Pre-Delay control to delay (and slightly separate) the reverb from the original signal.  The Send Width control allows you to narrow the input signal on the way into the reverb to help focus your track.  And the Reverb Unit gives you a Reverb Width control that ranges from a full stereo reverb to a fully collapsed mono reverb.  These impulses were specifically designed to sum to mono in a way that actually matches a true classic mono plate, rather than just summing left and right channels, which can give you an overly thick, muddy result.  And the Reverb Pan control allows you to place the reverb in the center, or pan the entire plate signal off to one side or the other (think Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound on the first 5 records).

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The Mix knob allows you set the wet/dry level, but there's also a convenient Solo switch that allows you to preview just the reverberation.

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The SP140 includes 20 carefully crafted presets that range from classic to abstract.

SP140 System Requirements
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