“Ross, why do you hate our child?”

I’m in the process of rearranging my home studio.  I’m in the planning stage and debating about getting some floor speaker stands.  The funny thing is I’m not ready to buy studio-grade speakers, but I don’t want to buy cheap stands when I know they’ll be replaced when I do decide on a pair of studio monitors.  I’m leaning toward purchasing the black Ultimate Support MS-90’s in 36″.

Ultimate Support MS-90 black

I’ve spent some time looking at small music studio photos on Pinterest and it’s given me lots of ideas.  I have three desks.  Two are 72″ wide, and the other is 36″ wide.  I also have a TV, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in here.  It’s more like a studio/gaming room.  It’s 14′ by 12′, so it’s decently sized for an apartment.  I want to do all the moving shit in a single day to maintain access to everything.

It’s a big project so planning is crucial.  I haven’t even gotten the tape measure out yet.  I have a good idea of what will fit where based on this being an annual task.  Heh.  It’s part of my spring cleaning and purge of excess stuff.  I still have too much stuff I don’t want.  It low-level stresses me out.  It’s a huge part of why I’m not renewing Amazon Prime.  (No more impulse shopping.)

I moved my drum kit to another room recently.  I like it so much better now.  I haven’t gotten a single complaint from my neighbors, so I’m glad I didn’t invest in further soundproofing.  I’m fortunate to live in a building that had soundproofing in its construction.  I can only hear my neighbors when I’m outside my apartment.

Colin Kaepernick vinyl figure
The Messenger- Colin Kaepernick – (click for more information)

It was a major factor in my decision to live here, but at the time it was due to my PTSD.  (I startle like there’s a prize.)  Now that I’m pursuing creative endeavors foremost, it’s a wicked fab bonus.  I’m going to visit my sister up north next week (probably.)  Since I’m driving there I’ll be bringing a few TVs and video game consoles for my teenage nieces and nephews.  And a few laptops because I presently have 5.  I typically use my Mac and Windows desktop computers these days.  (More power!)

I blame having so many on free shipping and a near instant gratification addiction.  I’m so over it, though.  I haven’t turned on my MacBook Pro in weeks.  Or my Alienware gaming laptop.  My Chromebook turned out to be a use-once device.  Heh.  It’s not that I don’t love them.  I just have too many and there are only 24 hours in a day.  I think I’m going to ditch all of them except my Surface Pro and iPad Pro.

I paranoia-wiped two of them so far, and they’re back in their original packaging, ready to go.  I guess I’ll do the others over the next few days.  I’ll be able to breathe more freely when all this stuff is gone, and I can get back to learning music production.  The word gig was mentioned at band practice earlier.  Nothing is scheduled yet to my knowledge, but I’m panicked and excited (in that order.)  I’m off to plan (and pace.)  💜

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