Fighting dust in the home studio!

If you are like me, running your studio mostly out of your bedroom / apartment, how to prevent dust and moist is probably on your mind just about every day.

I’ve spent a lot of time researching different ways of preventing both from damaging my equipment, while at the same time being able to keep indoor temperature and humidity at a pleasant level. Dust and humidity are bad enough on their own, but when you combine too much dust in a humid room, the dust particles stick together and start to build up inside rotaries, faders, buttons and keys.

For this post I wanted to give a tip on how to deal with the dust part of the equation, since I just recently found some really nice covers that fit many different types of equipment without breaking the bank.

The Gator Mixer Cover is made of a black, stretchy (almost silky) kind of material. It expands from 14×14 inches to a stretched size of 22×22 inches. This size is just about perfect for most MPC style devices, and for MIDI controllers such as the Akai APC40 or Native Instrument’s Maschine. (I alos use one on my Arturia Spark). The cover has a pull-string with a clasp so that you can fit it tightly over most devices.

Check out the photos below for my APC40 with and without the cover.

Akai APC40 without cover

Akai APC40 with cover

You can get them at Amzon for around $16, well worth the price considering the quality of the material and how well they will protect your devices / instruments:

Gator 14 x 14 Inches up to 22 x 22 Inches Mixer Cover (GMC-2222)
Or get the big brother: Gator 42 x 21 Inches Mixer Cover (GMC-4221)

I’m using this cover on following devices:

  • Akai APC40
  • Native Instrument Maschine
  • Arturia Spark

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1 thought on “Fighting dust in the home studio!

  1. Pingback: Fighting humidity and moist in the Home Studio | Glitzerstrahl

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