My studio is currently in a nice corner of our rather large bedroom. It somewhat bucks the wisdom of "have everything plugged in and ready to go. Instead, I have everything right and hand, ready to be set up in what ever configuration I need.
album of full size versions here: mzero’s corner studio
There are several small details that turned out to be very important to make this work for me:
- The shelves hold the devices used in the active projects.
- The pull out drawer has the cables for the active equipment and adapters and power supplies. This makes getting the right cable easy, and puts the mess out of sight once set up.
- The squid power strip is right at hand.
- The two bins have devices and extra cables less often used. The “not likely to be played in the next two months” stuff is in the garage.
The key is that I can set up for a project without even leaving my chair: It is all within reach. I typically work on three or more musical projects at once: My live act, a Junto, software for synths, and perhaps mix downs. I switch between these easily, without having to have a larger space with them all set up at once.
I used to have a larger studio in the garage - but with family around, I get more music done if I can be in the house and just sit here when I have some time.