The One Problem No Bass Trap Can Fix

bass traps and low frequency control

Have you tested your room’s low end, or visited another studio, and while walking around you thought:

"Damn, this room has some serious low end issues!“

The bass is all over the place. Total suck out over here, massive resonance over there.

"We need some PROPER bass absorption in here and even that out!“

As it turns out, that’s not exactly what happens.

If you expect your low end to sound the same everywhere, if you just put enough low end treatment in your room, then you’ll be thoroughly disappointed.

There are two very simple reasons why this will never be the case, even in the most high-end, top-notch, treated studios.

It also means that "testing“ your room for bass problems just by walking around, listening to music and checking how the bass changes, doesn’t actually reveal very much.

UNLESS you make sure to take those two effects out of the equation first.

That’s what I want to show you in today’s video.

The two reasons why the low end in your studio will never fully even out, even with a ton of bass absorption.

I’ll then show you a better, much more useful technique to judge if your room actually has a low end problem, and what to do about it.



"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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