A recording studio is a great place to work, and it can be a lot of fun, too. But there are a lot of different pieces of equipment that are used in the recording process, and knowing how to use them all can take years of practice. So for now, we’ve put together a list of some essential recording studio accessories.
1. A Guitar Stand
There is nothing more important than having a good guitar stand in your studio. A good guitar stand will hold your guitar while you’re playing and make sure that it stays in tune while you’re not playing it. If you have an electric guitar, then you’ll probably need to buy an amplifier as well as an acoustic guitar stand. If you don’t play the guitar very often, then you can probably get by with just an acoustic guitar stand or two.
2. A Microphone Stand
Microphones are essential for recording instruments and vocals in the studio. They are also used to capture ambient noise from outside the studio environment, such as traffic or birdsong. A microphone stand can help you keep your microphones at the correct height for capturing these sounds without having to hold them up yourself.
During your studio’s initial setup, there are a number of accessories you can add to your space to make recording more comfortable for you and your clients.
Here’s a look at some recommended recording studio accessories:
1. Instrument and microphone stands
Having enough stands for all of your instruments and microphones is essential for making recording sessions go smoothly. If you have too many instruments or microphones at once with no one to hold them, someone will end up holding something in their hands the entire session.
This is not only uncomfortable, but it limits mobility as well as creativity during recording. Guests will also feel more at home if they don’t have to worry about holding equipment while they record.
There are a lot of recording studio accessories out there. Some of them are actually pretty useful, while others are just a waste of money. In this article we will take a look at some essential accessories that you can use to make your recordings sound better.
1. Pop Filter
Using a pop filter when you are recording vocals is absolutely essential. It is one of the first accessories you should get, after getting your microphone. If you don’t have one, you need to get one as soon as possible. You can find cheap ones on eBay for under $10, but if you want something a little more professional, check out the sE Electronics RF-X Reflection Filter Studio Microphone Isolation Shield.
A pop filter helps prevent plosives from ruining your tracks. Plosives occur when air is released from the mouth and cause the mic to vibrate in an unpleasant way, which results in pops on your recordings. A pop filter will help prevent this from happening by blocking most of the air from hitting the microphone directly and diffusing it by spreading it over a larger area instead. It also helps to reduce sibilance by acting as a shield for any excess high frequencies that might be produced during vocal recordings (sibilance occurs
A guitar stand is an essential piece of equipment in any studio that records guitar. A studio should have more than one on hand so that multiple guitars can be set up at once. And while a floor stand is useful, it may not always be the best solution. That’s why a wall mounted guitar stand can be a great addition to your studio.
There are many different kinds of wall mounted guitar stands on the market, but the one I recommend is the String Swing Hardwood Home and Studio Guitar Keeper (pictured above). This guitar keeper will hold acoustic, electric, or bass guitars and features a yoke that adjusts to cradle the headstock of your instrument. The padded arms of this guitar keeper will keep your instrument from getting scratched and also from slipping out of place. This device installs easily on drywall or wood with screws (included) and it is capable of holding guitars with headstocks up to 2 5/8 inches wide by 19 inches long. The wood construction makes for a durable holder that will last for years and it looks great in any studio setting.
If you’re a recording studio owner, chances are you have a bit of gear that might need some extra care. Guitars, microphones, cables and other recording equipment can be easily damaged if not stored properly.
If you’d like to protect your investment from damage and keep your studio looking great, consider investing in a guitar stand. Guitar stands are a great way to store guitars when they aren’t being used or to keep them close-by for the next session.
A guitar stand is a great way to keep your instruments off the floor and out of their cases. Even if you do not plan on playing the instrument, it is a great idea to have your guitar (or whatever the instrument may be) out in the open where you can see it. This will remind you of those instruments that you have been neglecting.
A floor stand is also useful if you are recording live with multiple people. It is easy to move your guitar around and place it wherever you want. If you are making a quick adjustment to your guitar, this is also much easier than moving an entire guitar case around. For example, let’s say that you are recording an electric guitar solo and want to quickly change from a clean tone to an overdriven distortion tone. Without having the guitar in a stand, you would have to stop playing, unplug the guitar from the amp, take it out of its case, plug it into another amp/pedal rig that has distortion on it, play your solo, unplug everything, put the guitar back in its case, plug your clean tone back in, and start playing again where you left off. This can easily waste 30 seconds or more for something as simple as switching tones for one short passage!
Every so often I see a guitar stand that makes me wonder how no one’s thought of it before. This is one of those times.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed to set my guitar down and not have it lean against anything. It’s happened more than once that I’ve had a guitar fall over (once, it was onto my Rhodes suitcase piano).
The problem with most stands is that they either don’t hold the guitar securely or they’re too bulky to carry around easily. Or both.
This new stand from Gator solves both of these problems. It’s lightweight, folds up flat, and has a soft foam neck cradle and body support. The hinged design means that you can use it on any type of guitar, including acoustics and electrics with sharp horns.
You could probably even use it for basses if you wanted to, since the foam will conform to the body contours of whatever instrument you place in it.
As far as I’m concerned, this is a must-have for any guitarist who does a lot of recording or gigging outside their rehearsal space or studio.