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The studio spring clean

The studio spring clean

Does your studio look like it has just been raided by a horde of over-caffeinated detectives looking for evidence for their latest enquiry? If so, perhaps a studio spring clean could be in order.

Not only can messy studios be bad for your gear (dust bunnies as big as your head developing in bits of kit, tangles of cables being used as nests by breeding mice), but it can hamper your productivity and, when inspiration does strike, do you really want to spend 10 minutes looking for your microphone and the correct cable to get something recorded?

While we hate to do their advertising for them, the fact is IKEA make some good videos, such as this one, which shows how much difference a bit of organisation can make in the music room:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMIYX_bNnF0

Obviously, this studio makeover is not the cheapest of projects, but you might be surprised with what bits of charity shop furniture you might be able to find and repurpose with a bit of imagination. Of course, some of us can only be creative when inspired by the entropic maelstrom of studio chaos…

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Red Dog Music

Dawsons Music is delighted to announce that the Red Dog Music brand is now part of the Dawsons family. This is an exciting opportunity to bring both communities together and create a stronger, wider network of people passionate about music gear. We both share a common heritage to support musicians throughout the UK and Dawsons want to support Red Dog Music customers in their continued musical journey.

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