I found this Wes Lachot / Ethan Winer design and it is meant as a good option for someone who would like to turn their garage or basement into a studio. The design incorporates splayed inner leaf walls but wouldn't it be better to use splayed traps instead of actually building splayed walls? In a rectangle room, you would waste a lot of space to build those splayed walls and this space could be useful for trapping
Splayed walls are a luxury, and not really needed. I never heard of splayed bass traps, and that doesn't make sense for anything that's meant to absorb anyway.
I haven't read the article yet but wouldn't splayed bass traps function similarly to an angled corner panel? In my current room, my panels are hung lengthwise from the ceiling and my measurements were better when I 'pushed in' the middle so they're leaning against the wall. I feel like the reason is because I'm distributing the panel over a wider range of frequencies but I can't be sure.