The latest LeoMakes video takes a look at building a DIY hardware plate reverb from an IKEA BROR storage unit.
Here’s what Leo has to say about the project:
“I literally hack (as in hacksaw) an IKEA shelf into a great-sounding plate reverb.
It’s true. And the whole thing costs less than $100 in parts. Then I run drums and synth through it and I show you how I built it. It’s a fun and easy project….”
He notes a few limitations of the design and some areas where there’s room for additional testing and improvements – so if you’ve got ideas for this, leave them in the comments!
Update: Part 2 of the IKEA Plate Reverb hack takes a look at some tweaks that improve the sound quality:
Part 3 takes a look at creating impulse response files for the IKEA spring reverb:
The IR files are available as a free download (Dropbox file).