If you are setting up a home recording studio, then you need some furniture! In this post, we will discuss home recording studio desks and other furniture that you may need for your home studio.
A recording studio desk is an important piece of furniture for any home studio. It is important to find the right desk that fits your needs and space. We will go over all of the different options for home recording studio desks in this post!
Chairs are another important piece of furniture for your home recording studio. You will want to find a comfortable chair that you can sit in for long periods of time. We will go over some key things to think about when picking out your captains chair!
Other pieces of furniture that you may need for your home recording studio include:
- Studio Monitor Stands
- Microphone Stands
- Cables and Wire Accessories And Storage
- Instrument Stands
- Music Stools
Home Recording Studio Desks
When considering what desk to get for your studio start by thinking about your workflow. Will you need an 88 key keyboard on the desk because you will be working on classical composition? Or, do you only need a computer keyboard and a mouse on the desk? Do you need any rack mounted gear readily available at your desk?
Answering these questions can help you narrow down your choices for your desk.
Some common characteristics of recording studio desks are :
- Slanted top for better viewing of monitors
- Cable management to help with wire clutter
- Adjustable height
- Keyboard tray
- Built in racks for mounting gear
- Built in studio monitor stands
Also, consider the size of your studio desk. You will need to make sure that it fits in the space you have available. And, you will need to make sure that it is the right height for you. You don’t want a desk that is too high or too low.
There are many different choices for recording studio desks on the market. And, there are many different price points. You can find a simple desk that will meet your needs, or you can spend a lot of money on a high-end desk. It all depends on your budget and your needs.
Some popular recording studio desks are:
This studio desk by Gator (the makers of your favorite cases) features:
- Integrated Rack Mount Shelves
- Boom Arm Compatible + Cable Management
This studio desk features up to eight (8) units of rack space to keep audio interfaces, dynamic processors, preamps, or other outboard gear in close reach, along with a slide-out tray to accommodate either a computer keyboard or 49-note keyboard/MIDI controller. Choose between a 4U center rack or dual 4U rack configurations using the movable dividers.
This desk can expand as a studio grows with the addition of compatible accessories including the WSC7500 Corner Attachment, WSR7500 Rack Cabinet, or WSA7500 Rack Mount.
This workstation is crafted in black oak finish with wooden top and base with metal support. Features pull-out keyboard tray, 2 speakers stand, and bottom shelf. Caster wheels are included for you to move along with your exclusive creativity.
The wheels on this desk are perfect for if you want to store your desk against a wall when not mixing. Then, you can bring the desk away from the wall to the proper "Sweet Spot" when you are mixing and mastering. For more on this check out this article.
Chairs For Home Recording Studios
Now that you have your home recording studio desk, you need a chair! You will want to find a comfortable chair that you love because you will probably be sitting there for long periods of time.
Some things to consider when choosing a chair for your home recording studio are:
- Adjustable height
- Good back support
There are many different chairs on the market, and they range in price from very inexpensive to very expensive. You will need to decide how much you want to spend on your chair. And, you will need to decide what features are important to you.
If you will be recording guitar or bass while in your chair then armrests are important. You don't want to have to work around annoying armrests. You can get a chair with no armrests at all or find a chair that has armrests that are adjustable so you can move them out of the way.
Some popular chairs for home recording studios are:
This first one is a basic recording studio chair with arm rests that are adjustable for easy guitar or bass playing while sitting in the chair! This model is on the cheaper price range so it is budget friendly!
This next model is also a budget friendly recording studio chair. This model has no armrest so you can plug in your guitar and play while sitting! There are multiple color choices for your to choose from!
This last chair for your home recording studio is not the cheapest by any means. However, this is one of the most durable and comfortable recording studio chairs that is built for long sessions! If you are going to be sitting at your studio desk for over 8 hours a day you should seriously consider investing in something that will save your back, and last a long time!
Cable Storage And Organization
Keeping your cables readily available and organized is important for every studio. You don't want to waste time searching around for the XLR or TRS cable! Gator Frameworks markets a cable organizer and hanger for recording studios.
This handy wall mounted cable organizer is perfect for home recording studios.
You can also use a normal coat rack for hanging and organizing your cables! Here is a picture of DIY cable organization with a coat rack.
You can find one at your local home store or get one online.
Home Studio Rack Mounts For Gear
Rack mounted gear has been used in recording studios since the early days. And, it is still widely used today. If you have rack mounted gear then you need a way to mount it in your home recording studio!
You can buy a ready-made studio desk that has racks built in, or you can buy separate racks and mount them on the wall or on the floor. It all depends on how much gear you have and your budget.
Some popular rack mounts for home recording studios are:
This sleek rack mount is small enough to fit into any home recording studio! 10U rack spacing provides plenty of room for preamps, effects processors & similar pro audio gear
This basic rack mount cabinet features a 12-Space rack! Stand-alone or pair-able with the WS7500 workspace or WSC7500 corner accessory for additional tabletop space!
This rack comes in multiple sizes so you can be sure to have enough space for all of your rack mount gear! Made from 5/8“ MDF with furniture grade walnut laminate! These kind of have a retro look that would look cool in your home studio!
Seating For Visitors And Band Mates
You have to make sure to consider your visitors in your home studio! They need a place to sit too. You don't want them sitting on the floor or standing up the whole time they are there.
A popular seating options for home recording studios is the Gator Frameworks Guitar Seat!
This seat is perfect for home recording studios because it doubles as a guitar stand!
Another popular seating option for home studios are foldable chairs or stools. These are perfect for conserving space when you do not have guests. Drum thrones work great as do folding chairs like the ones you use with a card table.
Couches or big comfy chairs are also popular in home studios. Big pieces of furniture like this can add sound absorption to your room as well! Make sure the couch or chair has soft upholstery instead of something like leather. This leads us to our last section of this post, acoustic treatments!
Acoustic Treatments And Wall Decor
Acoustic panels and bass traps are not technically furniture, but you definitely need to consider acoustic treatments when furnishing your home studio. You want your home studio to sound good, and acoustic treatments will help with that!
Read more about acoustic treatment for home recording studios here:
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If you are going to hang up wall decor and artwork make sure you come up with an acoustical treatment plan first. You will want to make sure all your reflection points are taken care of so you do not have to take down and re-mount any fancy artwork!
One of the most popular pieces of wall decor for home recording studios are acoustic diffuser panels. These are made out of wood and look stunning in any studio!
Do you have any furniture in your home recording studio that you could not live without? If you have any recommendations please share in the comment section. Cheers!