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Non music and audio home studio essentials?

METAL

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Other than audio and musical gear in a home studio, what are some essentials to keep the atmosphere looking nice and to spark some more creativity?
 

pipelineaudio

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For me its velocity, or maybe said as ergonomics. The quicker, and least effort possible to get what I hear in my head out of the speakers the better. Even in studio situations at high dollars, it can have a real effect. The more difficult or inconvenient it is to set up a vocal mic and headphone mix, for instance, the less likely you are to give some new vocal line a try. I like to have all the basics always micd up and ready to go
 

bt2513

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For me...
  • A decent power conditioner/surge protector for lightening storms (never thought it could happen to me until it did)
  • Strand lights of some sort (clear C7 globe bulbs for me)
  • A lava lamp (my wife's contribution - it was hers growing up)
  • Concert posters on the wall
  • A clean esthetic for the desk (I have a very simple but very functional, modular, modern DIY desk solution)
  • A few succulents
  • Cable management (get a pack of Velcro cable ties from Amazon and go to town - makes such a difference)
  • Along those lines... get the right cables/stands/etc. for what you need - stop fighting that mic stand that won't hold its position, get a longer cable instead of compromising your layout or stretching your cables, replace that squeaky chair that keeps ruining your takes - you deserve better
 

Antmax

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I like windows and lots of light so I can look outside and not feel like a mushroom.
 

bt2513

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I like windows and lots of light so I can look outside and not feel like a mushroom.

Yea - in my case the window is in the wrong place but I'd rather take it and deal with it than leave it. Along those lines, I would like to add small green plant buddies to keep you company. Succulents make good critical listeners.
 
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What kind of lamps or lighting do y'all like for ambient lighting? I would like to have a low light setup for when I work at night. During the day I mainly work by daylight.
 

bt2513

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I've got some of these hanging up where my guitars are hung...

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Papanate

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Other than audio and musical gear in a home studio, what are some essentials to keep the atmosphere looking nice and to spark some more creativity?

As @pipelineaudio said the more seamless the expierience
the easier it becomes to create. I also think having a nice
visual environment and comfortable furniture helps one feel relaxed and indirectly enables ideas to flow.

I personally do not like studio environments - machines, acoustic material, a large of windows and sunlight etc...anything I can do to keep the room bright and comfortable is a big win in my book.
 




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