Are bass traps useful in a recording room?

bass traps and low frequency control

Let’s talk bass traps and bass trapping in a home studio.

In particular for treating a recording room, to record drums for example.

Are they useful here as well?

Is there any difference in how you use them compared to a mixing room?

The short answer is: no.

Physics stays physics. So if you need low end control in a recording room, then bass traps are the obvious way to go.

But HOW you determine if you actually NEED low end control in a recording room is another matter.

And that’s where treating a recording room is fundamentally different from a mixing room.

Let me explain in this week’s video.



"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."

  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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