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Lustrous Plates recreates the beautiful tone of seven classic plate reverbs using the groundbreaking new Temporal Acoustic Spectral Mapping technology.

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Lustrous Plates

Introducing TASM

Powered by Fusion-IR | Synthesis

Lustrous Plates is a rich and luxurious contemporary plate design with seven distinctive models. Temporal Acoustic Spectral Mapping (TASM) uses a proprietary multi band dynamic capture and analysis method which allows an unprecedented frequency specific profiling of each plate’s natural decay, which is then mapped into an advanced reverb synthesis algorithm.

This not only reproduces the even diffusion and beautiful spectral decay of real hardware plates, but it also gains the benefit of having classic algorithmic reverb parameters which allow fine tuning in ways that you’ve never been able to with any other plate emulation including precise control of frequency dispersion, width and modulation.

“Recently I’ve been using Lustrous Plates a lot on my productions; there’s a glorious 3D quality that has been captured, it really takes me back to using real plates in the studios of yesteryear.”

Rik SimpsonColdplay, Jay Z

Seven Rich and Beautiful Plates

Each of seven models was designed following extensive measurements taken from real plates, so all have a distinctive and very realistic reverberant tone to them.

  • Chrome: A rich, full bodied plate with a classic plate multi-band decay profile
  • Silver: A light, airy plate with de-emphasised low-mids for enhanced clarity
  • Steel: Similar in nature to the chrome plate with a reduced low band decay time
  • Rhodium: Bright and rich, with a very neutral decay profile
  • Beryllium: A very reflective, lustrous metal inspiring a plate with a bright tone
  • Corbomite: A very dense and heavy plate
  • Iridium: Very dense, with a highly emphasised low decay profile
Lustrous Plates Plate Models Light
Lustrous Plates (Time and Dispersion)

Precisely Modelled

The dispersion of frequencies within a plate reverb plays a critical role in its sound. It is a major reason why a plate reverb sounds so distinctive, in particular with respect to the way it affects transients. A plate’s whip like onset is especially audible with percussive material, and is very well suited to guitars and vocals bestowing a unique and very desirable acoustic signature to the reverb.

This happens because sound travels through a metal plate at different speeds depending on its frequency. Similar in effect to a prism spatially splitting light into different colours, a plate temporally disperses sound by delaying different frequencies by different amounts. Low frequencies travel relatively slowly through the metal so are delayed more than the high frequencies.

Simulating the delay’s rate of change with frequency is crucial to achieving a convincing plate dispersion tone. In a real plate dispersion is largely determined by its dimensions and pick-up positions, but other factors including the construction material, tension, mounting factors and so on all make a difference. The amount of simulated dispersion for each plate in Lustrous Plates is all controllable via a single ‘frequency dispersion’ parameter for quick and powerful results.

With Precision Control

Modulated Reverb

Lustrous Plate’s Fusion-IR Synthesis engine is capable of fully modulating its reverb in a very natural, organic manner. It does not induce any unrealistic chorusing or other colourations of the reverb, and does not compromise the decay profiling in any way. The amount of modulation can be controlled from low to high with the depth control, and the speed of modulation is set using the rate control. Modulation can be bypassed entirely by setting the rate to its minimum value resulting in a traditional static reverb.

Rhythmic Reverberation 

The pre-delay of the reverb can be set in milliseconds, or click the metronome button to set it relative to the current project tempo to sync the reverb to the beat of the song.

A Unique Width Control

The sense of space generated by Lustrous Plates is controlled as much by its width as by its length, and can be set from mono right up to a fully decorrelated true stereo spaces (without phase or mono-compatibility concerns) giving a high degree of control over how the reverb sits within the mix.

Lustrous Plates (Reverberation)

Available Free For 14 Days

The Lustrous Plates trial is available for free on macOS and Windows. Just enter the iLok code below in iLok License Manager:
1211-9044-5162-3365-6251-5462-6104-24

After 14 days a full license is required to continue using the plug-in. 

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Audio Examples

Each sample starts off untreated, the reverb is faded in and then back out of the audio example to help the listener get a sense of the reverb at different mix settings.

Purchasing and License Information

Available to buy from the LiquidSonics Store or click below to add to your basket. An iLok 2/3 dongle, iLok computer authorisation or iLok Cloud is required.

Lustrous Plates is also included as a part of the Slate Digital Everything Bundle subscription service.

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Documents and Installers

User guide: Download
Plug-in: Download
Plug-in: Download

The Lustrous Plates installer has been updated to support macOS Catalina notarisation.

Version 1.0.0 (Released 19 March 2019)

Initial release

Alternative Download Links

Alternative Downloads: Windows| macOS

Additional Information

Lustrous Plates supports all major DAWs on Windows and macOS subject to the following:

    • iLok 2, iLok 3, iLok Cloud or iLok computer based authorisation
    • Windows 7 and above
    • OS X / macOS 10.9 and above
    • VST 2.4, VST3, Audio Unit and AAX Native plug-in formats
    • 64-bit DAWs are recommended (32-bit is supported)
    • 500 MB hard disk space is required
    • At least 8 GB of main memory is recommended
    • A dual core i5 processor or above is recommended

Lustrous Plates is an easy to use and flexible reverb featuring:

    • Seven unique plate models created with TASM
    • Faithfully reproduced frequency dispersion and damping
    • Modulated and fully decorrelated true stereo reverb design
    • Roll-off (6-24 dB), high cut, low and high shelf/bell filters
    • Width control (mono through to fully decorrelated true-stereo)
    • Pre-delay (0 to 500 ms or sync to tempo)
    • Light and dark colour themes
    • Tool-tip help system
    • Mono, mono-to-stereo and stereo-to-stereo channel support