Some Maybe Not-So-Obvious Items Every Studio Needs
In the past we've run a few columns about items every studio should have, like Sharpie pens and masking tape, but here I decided to look around me and think about all the items that aren't that obvious and don't usually relate directly to sound and recording. And most are things I've gone without while at other studios...
1/8" Stereo Audio Cables
Weird Computer Cables: Firewire 800-400, mini USB, eSata,
Tape Deck Calibration Logs
Cell Phone/iPhone Chargers
Extra Patch Cables: And I mean extra. Enough that you could patch in every point on your patchbay and then add 3 more patchbays worth of goodies. Really. I've run out at places before.
A Stack Of Hard Drives For Sale
USB Flash Memory Sticks for sale
YouSendIt Express program
Folding TV Tray Tables
Tape Op Magazines: C'mon, don't take them home! Set them on the back of the toilet and let everyone get a good read in.