This is a bit more soft than Steel, and this is intended because the tone of the plate is slightly more neutral than Steel and much more colorless. The tonality is a bit brighter than Chrome, and this was also intended. Chrome has a very distinct metallic sound, while this more neutral tonality is more in the realm of a chamber sound.
The tonality of this mode is very bright.
The attack on Damp is much steeper than the first 4 modes. This makes it sound like the plate is cut off very early, so it has a very defined attack. The tonality of this mode is fairly bright. You can get a more neutral tonality by dialing in 0% output.
Peak is the compressor curve for the shadow tonality. Using Peak will increase the attack of the shadows, making them sharper. There is a slight pink coloration to the tonality at the attack point.
Modal (new in v2.3)A little bit of the plate's character. The main difference is that the tonality is more metallic. This is done by compressing the plate in the oscillator and by compressing the plate in the room's resonator.
Peak (for the plate) is a compressor curve. The attack point is the compressor curve for the tonality of the plate. A -2dB peak is about as strong as the first 4 reverb modes. Peak for the plate is a -10dB peak. That is to say, the attack is increased by a factor of 10.
Creeper (new in v2.3)The first thing you will notice about this reverb is its fun and quirky tonal quality. It's very interesting and has a very unique and believable tonal quality. If you listen to the live example 827ec27edc