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What Are Bass Traps?

A bass trap is an acoustic treatment device that is designed to reduce the build-up of bass energy in any workspace, particularly workspaces where audio content is being produced. Bass traps come in different sizes and shapes however the underlying function and operation principles are largely the same. Bass traps may be mounted across corners sometimes referred to as Corner bass traps or along walls also referred to as wall bass traps. This article will give you all the information you need to understand how bass traps can transform your audio content and how you can get the best cheap bass traps for your studio!

How Do Bass Traps Work?

Bass traps are an important part of any music setup and are often overlooked. They're a vital tool in a musician's arsenal, as they help balance and ensure accurate reproduction of low-end frequencies which usually get coloured by the physical characteristics of any music studio., 

Bass traps work by introducing mass into studios and are most effective when placed at points where bass energy builds up. Bass panels could be made from foam, fibre glass or rock wool with the quantity and thickness of absorbed created varying depending on the density of the material used to build the bass trap.

Because foam is less denser than fibre glass foam bass traps tend to be larger and thicker to try and achieve low-end absorption rates observed with fibre glass alternatives. While foam bass traps e.g PRo-coustix BassBlox may have a maximum thickness of 300mm fibre glass panels will have a smaller profile with many manufacturers producing bass traps that are 100mm,

Where space is an issue fibre glass bass traps present an attractive option with the low profile not taking up to much space. Fibreglass bass traps also come with various fabric coverings allowing users match bass traps to their internal decor. 

Foam bass traps on the other hand mainly come in dark grey and whilst they may appear bulky they can be cut to add attractive aesthetics to one’s studio setup resulting in a bass trap that looks great and performs just as well. Performance of foam bass traps can be significantly improved by using them together with corner cubes to create a corner kit.

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Bass traps are one of the most important elements of a recording and performance set-up. Here's how you can benefit when you buy bass traps after researching thoroughly:

  1. Room Resonances: Bass traps are often used to help with low-end room resonance. Resonance is the phenomenon where sound waves bounce between hard surfaces and interact with other sound waves to create resonant frequencies at various frequencies. These resonant frequencies create bass boom which if not treated will affect the depth and clarity of low-end aspects of the content being produced ultimately affecting the portability of your music or audio content.
  2. Standing Waves & Bass Modes: Sometimes the dimensions of the room results in lower frequencies creating standing waves or Bass Modes as the wave bounce from end to end in the room. These standing waves are continuously energised creating an unpleasant listening experience in studios and even home cinemas. Introducing bass traps into the corners of rooms experiencing such low-end issues will reduce the observed boom making it a more pleasant space and more accurate content.

3. Bass Traps Reducing Bass Transmitted from your room: Although Bass traps don’t stop sound transmission through walls, the use of bass traps usually has a secondary, incidental effect. Listeners in rooms (studios or home cinemas) that are properly treated find that they don’t have to turn up their volume as high to “feel” the low end. This results in the overall bass energy in the room being reduced in turn reducing the energy and thus the volume of energy that is transmitted through the walls of the audio workspace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, The acoustic treatment properties of bass traps vary widely depending on what materials they are made from and how they are installed. In general, bass traps help improve the accuracy of low-end in the studio improving the quality and portability of any audio content produced.

A bass trap works by trapping sound waves in the foam or absorbent material that the bass trap is made from and converting this sound energy into heat. This is the same effect that normal absorbers use only that the greater mass of absorbent material used in bass traps means lower frequencies are absorbed.

Bass waves terminate in corners and edges so it is important to start installing bass traps in your top most corners made from walls or sections of wall that are over 1m long. Once the corners have been treated you can proceed to treat all the top edges and finally the vertical edges.

Bass traps are usually made of wood, foam, or plastic. Wood is typically used when a bass trap needs to be an acoustic absorption device. Foam is used when the bass trap needs to be a resonant absorber, and plastic is used when a bass trap needs to be both an acoustic absorption and resonant absorber.

Most musicians use a bass trap. Bass traps are an inexpensive way to reduce the amount of low-frequency noise in your room. Bass traps by their very nature will also help in absorbing the higher frequencies often caused by percussion instruments like drums and cymbals.