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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. […]

GIK Acoustics Soffit Bass Trap© Product Video

This video provides product information for the GIK Acoustics Soffit Bass Trap©. Descriptions of size, color options, placement and construction are presented. The word soffit describes the corner where the ceiling meets the wall. The designers at GIK Acoustics created the Soffit Bass Trap© which mimics a soffit that would be built in the upper […]

The Basics of Room Acoustics: Bass Traps, Diffusors, Acoustic Panels

This video explores the basics of room acoustics and also how to treat the acoustics of a room.  Most of us are in smaller, residential listening spaces which are on average 12ft X 15ft X 8ft in size. We usually have problems with the lower end or bass frequencies in these types of rooms due […]

Understanding Different Bass Trapping

Bass trapping first reflections in front of room

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

GIK Acoustics Treated Room with PolyFusors and Bass Traps

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 […]

How Bass Traps Work

bass traps and cloud panels by GIK Acoustics in Lost Ark Studio Control panel

In this article we’ll examine what a Bass Trap (bass absorber) is, why we recommend putting bass traps in certain places in the room, and we’ll explore the options and benefits of bass traps. The basics are simpler than most people think. First, let’s start with the quintessential question: Why do I need room treatments? […]