Broadband Bass Traps: What About Frequencies You Don't Want To Fix?

bass traps and low frequency control

After my last video, I got the following question:

“I have problems with some peaks in the bass and to me it looks like if I put in broadband absorbers it will absorb more in the frequencies that I don't have problems with. Won't that give more/other problems?"

That's a valid question!

But there are two major misconceptions hiding between the lines.

The first is about how peaks and dips in the low end fit into the bigger picture of all acoustic issues you'll encounter in a small room.

The second is how you generally think of approaching treatment if you're trying to save time and get the best bang for your buck.

In this video I want to give you a simple analogy to understand why broadband absorbers are still the best option for treating small home studios on a budget, even if you only want to fix the peaks and dips in the bass.



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