Consists of a small rectangular room with a large window, which was a child’s bedroom from the previous owners of the house, hence the Blue Elephant pattern wall paper !
The view is important to me, I’ve arranged my desk to be able see out of the window whilst I’m at the desk, which lets in a lot of light. The view is north facing and I love watching the clouds (usually) coming from the west. I haven’t named it or anything like that, it’s simply the place where I spend the majority of my waking hours.
The studio is based around two computers and that’s pretty much it, there’s no outboard gear apart from my Zoom G2.1u guitar effects unit. I create all my music on headphones, so the acoustics aren’t a concern to me. I have a pair of Kef Q3.5s, which I use for checking / final listening, but they aren’t used otherwise.
This is the desk where it all goes on. It’s a very simple setup – two computers, one monitor, one keyboard and a mouse. I use a KVM switch to switch between them. I dislike clutter and overt complexity, so this suits me at present.
Plans and thoughts
If finances allowed, I’d get some sound-proofing done. My ears seem to be getting increasingly sensitive over the years – must be all this damned ambient music ! I’d like a ‘real’ studio very much, but I have to make do with what I have and I’m very thankful to have it, as it is.
For me, having time is more important than loads of gear. I try to keep things simple and familiarise and use the things that I have. I like to keep things maintained and I like things to work.