Discussion in 'Recording' started by anfernee, Jan 2, 2006.
Anybody have any tips/advice on eliminating dust from a home studio ?
Get a "new" unused paint brush. And swipe it back and forth across your area to be cleaned. The brush does a great job of getting behind the little knobs, lights, and buttons.
I just cleaned all my gear, with a lite cleaner and a cotton cloth. The brush does a fantastic job.
Air can sprays work nice as well
It's true that this gets the dust off the equipment, but it doesn't -eliminate- the dust. It reminds me of a cartoon I saw a million years ago, where Goofy cleans the house; He takes a dust rag and swiftly cleans the dust of a class table, turning it from opaque grey into shiny and transparent, while the cloud of dusk hovers over the table. The minute Goofy leaves the dust rests back on the glass table.
But you are right in that it reaches hard to get to places. I use it too, and also a synthetic feather duster, which actually does a better job, being plastic that is charged with static and attracts the dust particles, but one needs to shake the thing outside often.
I know about professional studios using ionizers, saying those attract dust which circulates in the air, catching it on the unit itself. I never tried it personally.
Pre Amp wrote:
this is doing a great job, not only in a home studio, a brand new very soft paintbrush (with natural hair!! so that it is antistatic... ) or a brush you use for applying shavingcream, or... that's what i use often, an oldskool carbon record cleaner brush is fantastic to clean gear.
otherwise, cover your stuff everytime you don't use it, specially overnight with a dustfree / antistatic material, you can get in ordinary material shops for homesewing... for cheap-ish.
a homestudio will always be more affected from dust, due to clothing, furniture, maybee smoking? and the like, so i guess that's about as much as you can do...
dust once a day and use an ir purifier. that should eliminate a majority of the dust.
Thanks for the tips !
If you have, or are willing to buy(Pretty cheap) a small ShopVac(1-1/4" hose), they offer a kit of small tools for just such things. Includes a brush or two, tiny cleaning nozzle, extensions, etc. Works well(Also cheap). Leaves no "Goofy" dust(Though can be "turned around" and used as fairly good "blaster" as well... if you must.).
I have one of those Sharper Image Ionic breeze's in my room, it's amazing. I've gone from vacuuming out my computer once a week to once every two months, and I still check it every week (side windows make it easy).
isn't dust primarily made of dead skin cells? how ya gonna eliminate that!?
Put up a sign that says 'this studio has a no shedding policy'
I use air can for my computer, so a studio could use the same thing ???
well works great with my PC tower
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