There’s something comforting about looking at other people’s home studios. Music creation isn’t about pricey, luxury studio spaces after all: it’s random assortments of gear in bedrooms and living spaces. Sure, we know that — but it’s another matter to see the endless diversity of what that actually looks like.
EM411, easily the best digital music community online, has long had a feature on people’s studios: see the long list of photos and comments. Funky spaces aren’t exclusively amateur, either: I’ve been in the bedroom studios of some big-name Manhattanite pros, and they often look just like our studios. Well, unless the person is Moby, but I tend not to hang out in his bedroom. I don’t care what my studio looks like, as long as I can have the gear Nine Inch Nails does.