Music studio made from straw bales?

bass traps and low frequency control

Have you ever thought about what a studio made from straw bales would sound like?

Like literally just walls made from straw. Maybe not even a roof on top.

At first glance, it sounds like an intriguing idea right?

My first intuition is that it would feel very controlled and warm somehow.

The color of the straw and the fact that it’s a natural material definitely helps.

I can practically already hear what my speakers sound like in a space like that.

But is there any truth to this..?

So I went on a quick hunt to figure out what straw actually has to offer acoustically.

And although there was definitely some disillusionment, it turns out that it actually has a property that isn’t so dissimilar to standard drywall.

Let me walk you through this fun little thought experiment and show you what we can learn about the low end in our home studios.



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