Physical Audio has released version 2.0 of its PA1 Dynamic Plate Reverb, a physical modelling reverb effect that aims to recreate the classic sound of plate reverbs.

PA1 has individual T60 decay times over 8 different frequency bands. This allows you to adjust the decay of specific elements of a track, for example adding extra reverb just to the hi-hats of a drum beat. Combined with the high and low shelving EQ, you have complete control of the frequency content of your sound.

As this is a physical model we can adjust the size, tension and material of the plate itself. The area can be set between 1 and 6m2, and the variable aspect ratio changes the plate from a square to a thin rectangle. There are 5 different materials, including the standard steel plate, gold, and titanium. These controls allow you to create a plate that is specifically tuned to your source material.

Changes in PA1 Dynamic Plate Reverb v2.0

  • Rewritten audio engine with free boundary conditions.
  • High and low shelving EQs.
  • Revised control features.
  • I/O level meters.
  • New user interface.

PA1 for macOS 10.9 or above (AU) is now available at an introductory 30% off, priced at £55 GBP.

More information: Physical Audio