While I prefer to have as little gear in the studio as possible, I’d most like to get rid of the room itself. With the spaces most of us deal with, it’s almost impossible to get them acoustically perfect.
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Anything with moving parts, especially motors and fans — solid-state storage and passive cooling all the way! The result would be a quieter, more reliable, more environmentally friendly studio.
Cables. Even in modest recording setups, there are too many cables — TOSlink, coax S/PDIF, USB KVM switching, USB hubs, Ethernet, MIDI, XLR and 1/4" analog — it never stops. Besides creating clutter, cables can quickly turn your setup into an unwieldy beast.