Bass Couch

(watch the video in full HD)

A project inspired by Subpac and rave parties ;)

This is a couch that does FFT analysis of the incoming signal and vibrates with the low frequencies, making the person sitting or lying on it feel like hes right front row at a rave party as the bass vibration passes through his body.

The project was first presented at the Φάρμα Projekt festival Alternadiva. stage, where people could experience Plasmatik and his deep tunes in a totally unique way.

The project was quit easy to build, I followed this tutorial for driving high powered components combined with this FFT library. I got the motors from here. Also I would like to thank Stavri Ioannou for her great help with this project!

Here is my code and the schematics for this. Please note that this is only for reference and by any means I cannot be held responsible for any internal bleeding, burnt down houses, electrocutions or any other fuck-ups that might happen to you if you have no idea what you are doing.


6 comments for “Bass Couch

  1. July 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Man this is awesome!

    Get even just 1 person talking about the sound system at an even and it sparks positive vibes in eveyone they converse with :)

    Very cool idea. Hopefully this ends up in every fricken seat in every fricken club one day, haha

  2. jake
    November 22, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Which fft library did you use? That page is down. I’d really like to build one of these.

    • Ben
      March 27, 2016 at 4:13 am

      Did you have any luck finding anything? The website is down for me too

  3. November 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Hey,I’ve been wanting to make this spcterum analyser for a long time. But the problem is I’m a newbie and dont know jackshit about any of this..ive been reading stuff on the internet which tels me ill need multiplexers, arduino and leds to get this going. The problem is that with this little knowledge , i have to complete this in 1 and a half i am doing this for a microcontroller credit course .if its not too much can help me make it? give me the guidelines as to what is required to make this and what codes ill need to do etc etc. I would really appreciate if you can help. I’m running short on if i can help ite be awesome! Cheers

  4. mohsin
    April 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm


    Can I detect low frequencies with the FFT library? How accurate is it in detection ranges between 20 – 30 Hz?


  5. James
    April 27, 2016 at 12:13 am

    What vibrating motors did you use in your couch? There a lot of options from the website you posted and i wasn’t sure which one was the correct motor to use.

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