This entry provides more of the same great reverbs as the last one, and with each example of this plate sounding different (for reasons addressed in the manual) it’s always good to have at least a handful of different flavors of this sound at your disposal. You may find that you prefer one plate for guitars and another for vocals and yet another for snares, etc.
This time around we have another stereo plate with solid state amp, but this one had a popular aftermarket electronics mod installed (plate Codename: #2 Apollo). There’s also another of the older mono plates with the original tube amp (Codename: #4 Minotaur). Again, they were sampled for use in Nebula to include a fully functional, sampled dampening control. It sounds and works great. You won’t find too many other Nebula reverbs with sampled adjustable controls in them, besides some of the other ones I’ve done. This does however mean that to use the 96khz version of the set you will need to be using the 64bit Nebula plugin (44.1khz version runs fine on 32bit). If you’re worried about CPU usage, I’ve made lite versions of the programs that you can use while mixing to fine tune the settings as you like, before switching to the full versions to render.
Last time, in Plates of Legend I, a special custom made EQ program was provided as a bonus. This time there are three additional reverbs which are contained in one extra program (Codename: #5 Bionic) that allows you to select between them. These were made from the same plate as #4 Apollo, and are also in stereo, but were sampled using a trick I came up with several years ago and which I’ve called ‘Bionic’ ever since. It involves playing/recording the tones used in the sampling process at faster or slower speeds. This shifts the ‘pitch’ of the frequency response of the sampled hardware up or down, as well as increasing or decreasing decay time for things like reverbs, among other effects. Three alternate versions were captured from the plate this way, with two being brighter and the third being darker than the original. They sound just as great and provide you 3 more flavors to use, even if they are kind of “what if”, alternate reality plates! I’m sure you’ll be able to find some uses for them.