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Studio Essentials...

I'm bored so for fun I thought I'd start a list of tools and things that every studio must have. (Aside from the obvious gear and room treatments.) Feel free to add if you have any other suggestions:

Sharpies (lots!)
Masking Tape
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Paper and Pen
Recall Sheets
Playing cards (for dampening that pesky snare)
9V Batteries
Extra Guitar Picks and Strings
Precision Screwdriver Set
Wire Cutters
Soldering Gun
Loads of CD-R's
Loads of CD Cases
Flashlight
Cable Tester
Tuner
SPL Meter
BPM Counter
Power Strips
1/8 to 1/4 adaptors
Paintbrush
Good Beer

8-)

Comments

MadMax Mon, 03/26/2007 - 19:37
These kinds of lists are fun!

Drafting Tape - (Board Tape)
Dry Erase Board/Markers
Easle for above
Tape Measurer
NON Precision Screwdriver Set
Hammer
Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Tweezers
Super Glue
Asst Fuses in 12V, 120V and 220V
Bottle Opener
Corkscrew
wine Glasses
Small Blankets/Afgans
Pillows
Matches
Lighters
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Huggies/Koozies
Paper Plates
Plastic KFS sets
Coffee Maker
FILTERS!!
Green Tea
Blue Sapphire
Johnny Walker Blue
Grill
Ear Plugs
Drum Keys
Extra Snares/String
Poker Chips
Extra Instrument Cables
Plastic Bags
Sandwich Bags
Disposable Razors
Coffee Mugs
Styrofoam Coffee cups with lids
Straws - Long
WD 40
3 in 1 Oil
Talcum Powder
Aluminum Foil

Davedog Tue, 03/27/2007 - 15:35
."Shoot, with all that stuff, a feller could have himself a purty good weekend...." (who said it? Extra credit for the setting)

Heres some stuff not yet mentioned.....

Single Malt Scotch (I know that Blue was mentioned but its not a singlemalt)

Talent....yours and theirs

The Check...Up front

For overdub sessions I used to put up a TV and some video games

BobRogers Wed, 03/28/2007 - 15:50
Davedog wrote: ."Shoot, with all that stuff, a feller could have himself a purty good weekend...." (who said it? Extra credit for the setting)
Slim Pickens. Dr. Strangelove. As he was examining the contents of the package of stuff that was in the B52 bomber in case of an emergency landing.

And ditch the duct tape and get some real gaffer tape for heaven sake.

MadMax Thu, 03/29/2007 - 05:29
Davedog wrote: Heres some stuff not yet mentioned.....

Single Malt Scotch (I know that Blue was mentioned but its not a singlemalt)

Talent....yours and theirs

The Check...Up front

For overdub sessions I used to put up a TV and some video games

OK... you're thinking ALL the essentials...

Of course there should be a few bottles of;
A decent cabernet.
A decent chablis
Maybe a zinfendel... or two
An exceptional Bourbon - Woodford Reserve is an excellent choice
Blue Sapphire
Stoly's for the fake Martini crowd
Any decent Vermouth
Olives
Grolsch
Pilsner Urquell
1.25's... unless you're a weenie who needs a 1.5
T1 access
You're own mail server
Gbit Network Backplane
Cable w/ON Demand billing and DVR
Connectors for all of the popular gaming systems
A Wii system

Yeah... there we go... the list is getting better...

drumist69 Sat, 03/31/2007 - 17:29
Only essentials I've seen so far are enough mic cables and stands and a decent headphone amp...all the food I bought for the boys didn't get eaten..all they did was drink the beer. So, in addition to the appropriate amount of cables and stands, I would add some good beer. No Lager for us...we like it hoppy an full-flavored. ANDY

Davedog Tue, 04/10/2007 - 15:52
I NEVER worry about the beer. I live in the lap of BEER LUXURY here in the Great Northwest where the microbrews outnumber and outsell the regular stuff by a wide margin.

A close examination of the 'Beer Refrigerator' (yes kids, dadogg has a fridge JUST for the beer) reveals a half-rack of a sweet and great tasting Porter, a large Kerr jar full of a red ale, a few assorted bottles left over-re: an IPA, some fruit ales, an incredible roasted hops ale, and the regular Henry's.

Rice beer and standard lagers have to have some serious panache to make this ice box.

And dont get me started on the single malt scotch. :wink:

No 'peat' for me please.......highland or Jura only....thanx.

Fruition2k Tue, 04/24/2007 - 07:56
Strange to not see..

Splicing Block
Leader and splicing tape
Razor blades
Grease pencils/
White artist tape
Alcohol
Degausser
Fuses
Ground lifts
Notebook - (for writing down recall info)
Spare tweaker
Multimeter

Wait! its 2007! man....nevermind..

I would say extra guitar strings and fuses still,
maybe a can of Caig Deoxit.

Pro Audio Guest Wed, 04/25/2007 - 17:20
Fruition2k wrote: Strange to not see..

Splicing Block
Leader and splicing tape
Razor blades
Grease pencils/
White artist tape
Alcohol
Degausser
Fuses
Ground lifts
Notebook - (for writing down recall info)
Spare tweaker
Multimeter

Wait! its 2007! man....nevermind..

I would say extra guitar strings and fuses still,
maybe a can of Caig Deoxit.

ah those were the days. 8)

All I can think to add is
reference CDs
throat spray for singers
bottled water
pizzas
iPod and boom box for mix testing
"energy" drinks
van to pick up drummer & to get to the 24hr diner
air freshener
lava lamp
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