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Name/Version: Piastrone 2.0
Author: WalrusFlower  
Description: Piastrone is a max4live designed and built by Aval.

It's a plate reverb dedicated to the italian composer Gino Marinuzzi Jr., who in 1963 defined with this term the reverb technique. It's based on the famous Dattorro (1997) digital plate reverb design, which returns a dry and, at the same time, deep and spacious sound, with the possibility, through modulations, to obtain more metallic and spicy sound. The algorithm has been simplified in its controls, allowing you to act on the different parametrics through the central panel, which provides the filtering and diffusion options, as well as a simple animation that responds to the rms value of the reverberated signal.

XY control panel: controls internal diffusing and filtering, centered it creates warm and diffused signal, while to the sides it generates a sharp and bright sound. At the bottom there are X and Y position values, mappable in order to make them move with external LFOs or sequencers.

Material: controls the decay of the reverberation.

Size: changes the 'plate size' by expanding the delay lines.

DryWet: amount of dry or wet signal.

PreDelay: amount of delay before early reflection.

Input Diffuse: enable/disable input diffusing, allowing to get softer transients when enabled.

Highpass Filter: the white curve, a HPF that filters the input signal before the reverberation.

Lowpass Filter: the green curve, a LPF that filters the input signal before the reverberation.

Down left arrow: opens a pup up menu where you can set the LFO mask of the diffusers, from here you can change:

Rate: speeds up or stop the LFOs freq.

Depth: change the amount of modulation.

Shape: dragging it you can change the lfo shape, from a reverse saw to a ramp, a triangle wave by default.


Video demo:

Device Details

Tags effect, other
Live Version Used: 11.0.12
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: May 31 2022 10:57:21
Date Last Updated: May 31 2022 11:13:49
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


Another great device from you, unfortunately I have a similar problem as the one you fixed with Harmfarm. I cannot see the Material, Size and DW controls at the bottom. They are there and they function, just I have no visual feedback (Live 11.1, Mac). Sounds wonderful, a very inspiring reverb.

I forgot to mention, Rate and Depth knobs for the LFO are also invisible, thanks!

HI, thank you for your support and the bug detecting, we have to figure out why it is working like this on certain versions. Btw I just updated it, let me know if it works fine now :)

Thanks once again for your quick reply and fix.
The Rate and Depth (LFO) dials are still not visible but I see the % value so that's not a problem. Everything else is visible and working as it should, :)
Let me know if there's any more info I can provide to help, wilhelmromart at gmail dot com

Thank you so much for notifying us these issues, we fixed it rn. We really appreciate your support, let us know if it's showing the right way :)

Absolutely perfect now, thank you for the fix. I encourage anybody looking for a beautiful plate reverb with highly useful extra features to try this one, it really sounds (and looks) lovely!

Hi! I bought piastrone today, and I was super excited to try it but unfortunately I got an issue like ianwmccarthy .
When i use it piastrone remains visible but everything else becomes white, functional but all white. I have Ableton 9, with Mac .

Hi Bertuccia, could you contact us at our email with some screenshot so we can better focus on your issue?

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