A bass trap is a type of acoustic treatment panel that helps reduce problems in the low-end of the frequency response of a room. Low frequencies have very long waves that are very strong. This means that more foam is necessary to absorb these frequencies. This is why bass traps are absolutely needed in any room that is going to be used for recording, mixing or practicing. In addition the frequencies tend to build up in the corners of a room. Noise can be up to 6 dB louder in a corner than in any other part of the room, so bass traps should be installed in the corners.The wider the bass traps the lower they can absorb to. Bass traps do not just absorb the low-end frequencies in your room. They also help to better define the low frequencies making them easier to control and recognize. This in turn helps you to achieve better results in your recordings. With correct installation in the right places low-end frequencies are tighten and excessive colouration is removed. Bass traps must be installed symmetrically to each other, both on the right and left walls, that will ensure they work at their best capacity.
Types of bass traps
Bass traps aren’t all the same, they can be made out of different materials and different facing designs which affect the acoustic performance of the bass traps differently. There are two main types of bass traps:
- Resonant absorbers
- Porous absorbers
Resonant absorbers must be mechanically tuned to resonate with the frequencies they absorb. Porous absorbers do not resonate, do not need to be tuned, tend to be smaller in size and are less expensive. Porous absorbers tend to be made out of foam, mineral wool and fiberglass and use friction to slow down the air particles that come along with the sound waves converting the sound energy into heat. Bass traps may reduce the liveliness or ambience in the space as they also absorb some of the medium and high frequencies in the space. To solve this problem bass traps are available surfaced with a reflective material with slots. The reflective material reflects back the higher frequencies while the slots allow for the absorption of low frequencies, achieving higher quality sound reproduction.
Buy bass traps in our stores
You can buy bass traps in our stores. It is also possible to place an order in the online shop. Delivery is carried out all over Ukraine. Thanks to the wide assortment, everyone will find a suitable product for themselves. You can always count on professional advice and assistance. We care about the quality of service and do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.