After collecting all the gear that is the heart of your studio, you’ll want to make sure you find the right studio furniture to house it all, and capture the right vibe you want for your clients. Even though the gear is the most important part of making a great sounding record, you want to make sure your clients are comfortable in your space and blown away by the presentation when they first walk in the room.
If working with an analog desk or control surface, look into one of our Argosy desks. With many options available, you can house just the console, or add racks on both sides to house all the patchbays and outboard gear you have collected. The workstations can be expanded upon to fit the largest commercial needs, housing everything including your computer and display modules. Even add on flat surfaces that clients can sit at and have their production notes or sheet music spread out. A lot of clients like to be up close and personal rather than sitting at a producer's desk behind the engineer, making a custom space for them right next to the engineer can make them feel very welcome in your space.
Having well-designed studio racks can greatly increase the vibe and professional look of your studio. If you are using a collection of outboard dynamics and preamps, you’ll want high-quality rack space. Coming in all shapes and sizes, you can have them stationary, or on wheels for more flexibility to transfer between rooms or position in the sweet spot for mixing. They can be straight up and down, or slanted to prevent interference with your studio monitors.
Speaker mounts and computer screen mounts are also key to studio aesthetics. If your console or main workstation is facing the window to your live room, sometimes a computer display can get in the way of communication with the client in the tracking room. Having the ability to move it from the center and off to the side can improve workflow and connection with the client, Vintage King even offers computer stations that are portable and completely separate from the main workstation, which is often preferred by engineers using analog consoles for mixing and their DAW for their “tape-machine”