I've just finished building a plate reverb. Thickness of the plate is 0.5mm, plate is made out of aluminium. I like the sound a lot, but I'm kind of missing some HF response I think, and the decay could be a bit longer in my opinion.
I'm using metal strokes on the top and bottom of the plate to reinforce it, so I can increase the tension. Maybe the metal strokes are killing some of the vibrations going on though.
Does anyone have an idea as to what I could do to increase the HF response and decay? Thanks in advance.
Here are some examples of the sound: http://soundcloud.com/totalvolume/plate-3 http://soundcloud.com/totalvolume/plate-messin
(this one is echo+plate reverb)