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The GIK Acoustics Difference

There’s a difference between a GIK Acoustics product and all others on the market. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued utility patent US 9,091,060 for GIK’s unique, proprietary design of its acoustic absorbers. The patent covers the design and construction of GIK Acoustics’ 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and Monster Bass […]

Mounting Bass Traps in Corners

Placing Bass Traps in Upper and Lower Corners (There Are More Corners Than You Think) A rectangular room has 12 corners: where walls meet the ceiling (4), where walls meet the floor (4) and the corners where wall-to-wall meet (4). It’s recommended to start treating the wall-to-wall corners first, but when you consider all available […]

Acoustic Panel or Bass Trap Ceiling Mounting

It’s recommended to place acoustic panels on the ceiling to reduce floor-to-ceiling slap echo, height modes, SBIR and reflections.  For more on taming early reflection points, view our video HERE. Methods for acoustic panel or bass trap ceiling mounting Recommended Method: To obtain a perfect 4″ air gap, use the GIK Acoustics Cloud Mounting Brackets©.  These […]

DIY Acoustic Panel and Bass Trap Frames

Do-It-Yourself Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps… To Frame or Not to Frame Often people decide to build their own acoustic panels and bass traps for reasons ranging from budget constraints to needing entire customized setups. GIK Acoustics offers a wide variety of DIY materials ranging from DIY Frames, Owens Corning – sometimes referred to as […]

Audio Examples of Treated vs Untreated Room

We are often asked what are the real effects of a treating a room with acoustic products.  For some customers, reading charts and test graphs don’t always illustrate the benefits of proper room acoustics.  With that in mind, we  put together some recordings that demonstrate the audible difference in a room treated with GIK Acoustics […]

Understanding Decay Times and Waterfall Graphs

Decay time waterfall graphs and frequency response charts are tools to measure the acoustics of a room. This article looks to demystify and explain what these graphs and charts really mean. Most of us have seen frequency response charts before – maybe when looking to purchase a new microphone or a new set of speakers. […]

Understanding Different Bass Trapping

Bass Trapping: The Low-Down on Low Frequency Absorbers by Alexander Reynolds There are many types of different bass trapping and low frequency treatments available for recording studios, control rooms, home theaters, and listening rooms alike. Whether you’re looking at tuned traps, resonators, membrane absorbers, or porous absorption – most can be broken down into two […]

Comparing Acoustic Foam to GIK 244 Bass Traps – Test Analysis

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Acoustic Foam Bass Trap  VS. GIK Acoustic’s 244 Bass Trap Panel A question we’re often asked is the difference between FOAM and RIGID FIBERGLASS. Acoustic foam is cheap and readily available just about everywhere, especially online which is why so many flock to it as the go-to solution for addressing room acoustics. The truth of […]

Monitor Positioning

So you’ve got your room setup and treated, you’ve spent a ton on gear and a fantastic monitoring chain, but things still don’t sound right.  Maybe the stereo image is weird, or the low end is tubby on one side and thin on the other.  Is in the monitors?  Is it the converters?  Is in […]