DON’T use ALTERNATIVE (eco-friendly) INSULATION materials!

bass traps and low frequency control

You might be surprised to hear that I don’t recommend using alternative or eco-friendly insulation materials in your DIY bass traps and absorbers.

Despite the fact that there are plenty of examples out there of non-mineral wool products that are great at absorbing sound!

And especially, if you’re health conscious, surely they’re the better choice?


Well, my recommendation on this matter has little to do with the better health aspect or the sound absorbing properties of individual hemp or sheep wool products.

Then why do I STILL think you should stick to stone wool or fiberglass when you’re building your acoustic panels?

In a nutshell it’s because of:

  • Accessibility
  • Reliability
  • Price

So if you’re thinking about using recycled jeans in your next acoustic build out, please watch this week’s video first.



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