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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:52 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:My studio is quite cramped which leads to difficulty reaching behind and under certain things so I vacuum the fluff (mainly dog hair in our case) and dust off the floor
Wouldn't it be quicker just to hoover the dog directly?
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Logarhythm » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:46 pm

Um, sorry folks :blush:
Do any of you find that you need to maintain a kind of equilibrium of silliness?
I came out of a long and serious meeting, sat down to have a sandwich, saw Dr Longjohns' post and started typing without realising quite how much nonsense I'd actually written - it was just sort of spewing forth, balancing out all of the morning's sensibleness. So I found it kind of therapeutic, but it may have been a bit much for the rest of you :beamup:

blinddrew wrote: Wouldn't it be quicker just to hoover the dog directly?
Perhaps you can give a demonstration at the SoSage meet? :mrgreen:
My previous dog really liked being vacuumed, the current one less so...
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Folderol » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:13 pm

Logarhythm wrote:Um, sorry folks :blush:
Do any of you find that you need to maintain a kind of equilibrium of silliness?
I came out of a long and serious meeting, sat down to have a sandwich, saw Dr Longjohns' post and started typing without realising quite how much nonsense I'd actually written - it was just sort of spewing forth, balancing out all of the morning's sensibleness. So I found it kind of therapeutic, but it may have been a bit much for the rest of you :beamup:

'sOK.
Ummm, have you ever thought of hiring yourself out as a filibuster expert? :wave:
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby ronmac » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 pm

In my studio if RX won’t do the cleanup job it doesn’t get done.

I find Speck-tral repair does the best job, although you do have to accept that it sometimes leaves artifacts.

After a heavy, smelly lunch it is often necessary to do a pass of De-Hum.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:47 pm

Logarhythm wrote:... started typing without realising quite how much nonsense I'd actually written - it was just sort of spewing forth, balancing out all of the morning's sensibleness. So I found it kind of therapeutic, but it may have been a bit much for the rest of you :beamup:

No worries, I do it all the time. I enjoyed the read :D
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dynamic Mike » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:14 am

I clean my studio weekly, at least once a month, twice every year, when I can be bothered. I think it's essential to have a cleaning schedule and to stick to it.

Them most useful cleaning tool I have is a pure bristle shaving brush. It's great for flicking bits out of keyboards, faders & those pesky indents around knobs & buttons etc. However, it really earns it's keep on guitar headstocks & bridges. You can even get at that crap-trap between the bridge & the bridge pickup without detuning. I know a lot of people just use a paintbrush but the head profile of a shaving brush just seems better suited to the job.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby awjoe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:09 am

I take a composite approach - clean the computer desk, turn the lights down, give any visitor a beer before going into the studio. Works every time, it seems. Seems that way to me, anyway. Probably the beer.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:09 am

Them most useful cleaning tool I have is a pure bristle shaving brush.
Genius! Will get one forthwith.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 am

Oooh, hadn't thought of one of those.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:23 am

This seems an ideal solution, so we put the engine on a platform in geostationary orbit above your studio, and a pipeline connects it to the ventilation in your new CleanStudio™- equipped room, via a technology we call Aerial Relocation Space Extraction. Some may say that putting an internal combustion engine in space is a bad idea, and others may say that trying to feed air down a pipe from space is also a bad idea, but they are simply lacking vision.

Very, very cool. Obviously there's a lot to take in here but a few initial questions spring to mind. Firstly, does the A.R.S.E system have a manual pressure over-ride? A nice chap I met online says he manages Paul Simon and that for a small introduction fee of around £20m he will get Paul to come and record his next album at Longjohns Sound.

But naturally I don't want to jeopardise what could potentially be a very fruitful relationship by allowing Paul's toupee to be sucked into the cold wastes of Earth orbit during his first visit. It would, I think, put a bit of a damper on the session. Not to mention the distress it might cause to passing astronauts in years to come!

So can I assume I can moderate the suction strength to taste?
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Logarhythm » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:52 pm

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote: Very, very cool. Obviously there's a lot to take in here but a few initial questions spring to mind. Firstly, does the A.R.S.E system have a manual pressure over-ride?
Why yes, it does - we have devised a complex system that we call Fourier Analysed Relief Transfer, and this avoids excess over-pressure situations in the A.R.S.E system.
Otherwise there are manual controls mounted to the motor, so you've just got to pop up the ladder and adjust to taste :thumbup:

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:But naturally I don't want to jeopardise what could potentially be a very fruitful relationship by allowing Paul's toupee to be sucked into the cold wastes of Earth orbit during his first visit.
It's a positive pressure system, i.e. pushing dusty air out of the studio, rather than sucking it in. Nonetheless I'd suggest ensuring toupees are appropriately secure, as even the hood of your audiophile-grade coverall suits (mandatory for all artists, of course) may not be sufficient given the power of the system. We recommend using a high-powered industrial vacuum cleaner on your clients' heads before granting them entry just to ensure that their hair is suitably secure, and thus preserving their dignity.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:43 pm

We recommend using a high-powered industrial vacuum cleaner on your clients' heads before granting them entry just to ensure that their hair is suitably secure, and thus preserving their dignity.

That makes sense. I might take a belt and braces approach actually, and ask Mr Simon if it would be OK to coat his head in PVA and, whilst that dries, strap some gaffa around his whole head, ie under his chin etc, just to make sure. I suppose this might restrict his mouth movements a little, but a slightly tight-lipped vocal sound is clearly better than losing your hairdo altogether during the middle 8. Your hoover test would then be a useful final safety check before zipping him into his suit. Log Industries really does think of everything!

How long does the installation take, as Mr Simon's manager is keen that I transfer the introduction fee asap?
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Real bristle shaving brush duly purchased as recommended above. Probably not worth a full in-depth SOS review but have to say it's a brilliant solution to dusty rack stuff, speaker cones and those difficult-to-get-at keyboard bits.

Of course the dust just settles somewhere else after you've swept the kit, but short term it's a marvellous solution for dusty nooks and, indeed, crannies.
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:40 pm

That's brilliant -

SOS Product #2

SOS real bristle NASA standard small crevice and orifice dust removal device

(Product #1 was the SOS duvet, of course!)
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Re: How and how often do you clean your studio?

Postby Dynamic Mike » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:48 am

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:Real bristle shaving brush duly purchased as recommended above. Probably not worth a full in-depth SOS review but have to say it's a brilliant solution to dusty rack stuff, speaker cones and those difficult-to-get-at keyboard bits.

I feel like after all these years I've finally been able to give something back to the forum. :thumbup:
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