Plate reverb is not a type of reverb commonly associated with electric guitar, but its lush, long and smooth reflections make it ideal for musicians with ambient leanings, and the UAFX Heavenly Plate Reverb is probably the most authentic digital recreation of the ginormous vintage units, with the added bonus of a post-reverb modulation effect.
Part of the UAFX Compacts Line, the Heavenly’s algorithm is based on the company’s popular audio plugin and offers three modes delivering slightly different tones (Vintage Bright, Vintage Dark, and Modern) and adds useful features that weren’t available in the original plate reverbs, such as Decay, Predelay and the aforementioned Modulation circuit, an effect increasingly popular among ambient guitarists to add a liquid character to the reverb’s trails.
Mix and EQ knobs, as expected, let you balance the dry and wet signal and tweak the effect’s tone.
Two switches on the back panel allow you to change the Modulation Speed (there are only two settings: slow and fast) and to turn Trail mode on, which will let the reverb’s reflections end once you turn off the pedal.
UAFX Heavenly Plate Reverb, Builder’s Notes
Born out of the award-winning Golden Reverberator, Heavenly Plate Reverb gives you the haunting ambience of the classic 1950’s studio plates heard on countless hit records, in a compact stompbox.
- Get the most authentic studio plate reverb effects ever placed into a pedal
- Create subtle warmth to bold ambient effects and more with three distinct vintage plates
- Craft perfect reverbs quickly with simple Mod, Pre-delay, EQ, and Rate controls
- Rely on timeless UA design and robust craftsmanship for years of inspiration on your pedalboard
Grace your Pedalboard with Legendary Plate Reverbs
Built upon the award-winning algorithms found in our flagship Golden Reverberator, Heavenly gives you the rich, immersive textures of 1950’s German-made studio plate reverbs, with a dense and moody sound that outclasses other “plate effect” pedals.
Add Three Uniquely Voiced Plate Effects
Use Vintage Bright, Vintage Dark, and Modern Full settings for a rainbow of classic plate reverb sounds. Quickly get perfect ambience, tonality, and dimension with simple Pre-delay, EQ, Mod, and Rate controls.
Get a Compact Stompbox Built for the Ages
Heavenly is ruggedly constructed for years of solid use onstage and in the studio, with switchable true/trails bypass for divine-sounding plate effects to last a lifetime.