Attic Room Studio Build

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Very nice work. Like those faders :thumbup:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

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Martin Walker wrote:Bravo Luke!

I spent some time updating/cleaning/ my power cable contacts & mains distribution boards on the floor behind my desk some weeks back, and also took the opportunity to carefully lift all the audio cables away from them and clip them together a couple of feet off the floor, just below the surface of my desk.

I couldn't hear any background hum before these tweaks, but just for laughs I also did a couple of quick spectrum analyser checks on before/after hum levels, and you could see an improvement. 8-)

Martin


Cheers. :thumbup: I always think it's worth it for the looks and ease of fault finding/replacing anything, but a measurable difference as well is reassuring!

It's really easy to overlook I think, especially in a rack when it's hidden away behind kit. I set it up thinking I'd be replacing the machine before too long, so it didn't seem worth fiddling around and bolting everything down to pull it all back out again. Also by the time the build was at the point where I was able to get the computer in I was so keen on just getting everything fired up and actually using the place that it seemed to matter a little less.

Folderol wrote:Very nice work. Like those faders :thumbup:


Thank you. They were an interesting project, and a frustrating way to learn how many Micro USB cables have no data pins connected...
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

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Another little update... I recently fitted some LED strips along the back wall for a bit of ambient lighting, I took some pictures intending to put them up here and then forgot. Reading through Eddy's build yesterday jogged my memory so here they are...

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The ceiling spots are great for working in the centre of the room, but one of them shines straight at my screens so I usually have them off while doing any work at the desk. I've got some spots in the panels above the mix position which light up the desk area nicely, but I was finding that with the rest of the room completely dark it just felt rather strange.

It's worked really well and I think it creates a nice atmosphere to work in, I'm certainly finding it much more comfortable than before. I've also managed to keep the place tidy after working around piles of cable/kit for far too long.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

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Ooh that does look lovely :clap: I'm very much looking forward to getting mine set up though my short term future looks very plasterboardy!
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