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The Studio Progress Board Review

Hey guys,

Just wanted to share a new recording studio tool I came upon through an ad: The Studio Progress Board.

As you can see it's a whiteboard with a huge table printed on it, which allows one to keep track of the songs/instruments to be recorded, as well as the progress on each one of those elements.

I'm thinking of ordering one myself, as I generally draw a table similar to this one on paper for every album I record. For 59€ I wouldn't have to draw another table again, and the larger surface allows everyone involved in the recording to easily figure out what the next steps are at a glance.

Anyway, if you want to know more check out their website:

Hope this is useful.


audiokid Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:38

okay, I'll bite the spam...

Must be nice to have that much "progress" / valuable real estate in your studio to have the need for a wall to hold that lovely looking "reflective" board up. I personally can't imagine ever buying something like that and having it shipped to me for 5 times what its worth when I could just use paper, computer or logically just go to Staples (my local business supply store) for a board like that but I am curious to hear what other members think.

I'd much rather hear all about your Custom Neve Double 8078 Recording Console and your world now.

DonnyThompson Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:57

Uhm... I think you can get pretty much any decent whiteboard for a LOT less than that price.
I also find it difficult to believe that you couldn't score A WB that size on eBay for pennies on the dollar. Drawing a data table wouldn't be all that hard, I mean, a ruler and a permanent marker and about 5-10 minutes of work. I dunno, Maybe I'm wrong...
I know one thing for sure - I don't have enough wall space for it.
I'm using your average run of the mill PC word program for session notes.
Although, I usually keep a dedicated log book for the projects I produce where I want to notate more detail about the session or mix. Just a regular $2 Spiral notebook. Pens cost me extra, of course.


DonnyThompson Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:55

Kurt Foster, post: 450318, member: 7836 wrote: or track sheets...

I used track sheets for years, still do from time to time, but it wasn't what I normally used for detailed notes on the tracks; for that I had a simple spiral notebook. The notebook was cool because I could notate things like mic types and positioning, could even draw diagrams with measurements and such.
I was also using track strips, it was a medical tape that didn't leave residue when you removed it. I used to hang the strips with all the tracks labeled for that session in a closet, and when it was time to work on that project I'd just pull the tape down and then attach it to the section of the console below the faders. Interesting, the tape strip rarely lost its adhesivness, but also came off so easy without it leaving any stickiness behind. I bought large amounts of those rolls from the drug store across the street front my studio, yet for the life of me I can't recall the brand...
Between the console tape, the track sheets and the notebook, somehow I was able to make it all work, without attaching a large, ugly, overpriced and corporate-looking white board to my wall.
But, to each their own. ;)

audiokid Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:07

DonnyThompson, post: 450363, member: 46114 wrote: Between the console tape, the track sheets and the notebook, somehow I was able to make it all work, without attaching a large, ugly, overpriced and corporate-looking white board to my wall.

A whiteboard like that reminds me of the days I was selling vacuum cleaners and we did this big RAW RAW each morning before we attacked the streets. There were always the top selling guys on the board with how close they were to getting the gold watch > swamp land in Florida.

You see WB in car sales as well.

No thank you to a whiteboard as well. I'm with Donny.