Eliminating Dust ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by anfernee, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. anfernee

    anfernee Guest

    Anybody have any tips/advice on eliminating dust from a home studio ?

  2. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    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
  3. OJG

    OJG Guest

    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.

  4. axel

    axel Guest

    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...
  5. Joshtruction

    Joshtruction Guest

    dust once a day and use an ir purifier. that should eliminate a majority of the dust.
  6. anfernee

    anfernee Guest

    Thanks for the tips !
  7. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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.).

  8. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    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).
  9. jcnoernberg

    jcnoernberg Guest

    isn't dust primarily made of dead skin cells? how ya gonna eliminate that!?
  10. jarrydn

    jarrydn Guest

    Put up a sign that says 'this studio has a no shedding policy'
  11. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    I use air can for my computer, so a studio could use the same thing ???
    well works great with my PC tower :D
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