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How many bass traps do I actually need?
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June 24, 2016 - 6:19 am


Hey guys!

So I’m in the process of building a studio in my basement.. The tracking room is 18x13x9(h). The control room will end up being significantly smaller some where in the ball park of 12 x9x8(h).

My question is, based on those dimensions how much bass trapping am I going to be needing to accurately hear the low end in my mixes? Is there such a thing as too much bass trapping? I was thinking of actually building the walls of the controlroom out of the DIY diaphragmatic absorbers and adding diffusion to bring a little life back to the room. Good idea?

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June 24, 2016 - 8:22 am

The amount, type, and position of low frequency absorption depends on speaker diameter and number, pressure levels, room size, and volume. There is no one size fits all. Lets do a blood test on your room and find out what are our modal frequencies are, how large, and where they are located. Once we qualify the frequency, magnitude, and physical location issues, we can then determine the square footage space requirements for proper treatment. Here is the link to the room form . Fill out all the required information and send photos of all room surfaces.…..-analysis/

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