More DJ Studio Organization Ideas – Tool Boxes And Cable Hooks

August 27, 2018 by Brian S. Redd

Good morning everybody. I wanted to show you some of the things I’m doing for organization. I’ve been working on this for a long time, trying to get all my DJ stuff in places where I can actually find it. Here are one of several toolboxes I’ve picked up. I got this one at a rummage sale. It’s a snap on. It’s missing some parts, but it’s a cool little box. Drawers slide real nice and easy. Paid $15 for it. And I’ve incorporated it into one of my baker’s racks here in the dungeon. Got all of my hard drives in here. Remember that pace maker? That was a long time again. SD cards, flash drives. Those kind of things are going to go in this top drawer.

Down here I got one remote in here. But this is going to be all of my little remote controls. They’re all over the house. They’re even in the living room side table drawers. They’re all going to be in one place right here. I’ll know where they are. Anytime I find one, it’s like, what do I do with that? Well, put it in the drawer. I’ll always know it’s there.

Now, whenever I do demo videos for your guys, it’s so hard for me to figure out where my IEC cables are or my DMX cables or audio cables or whatever I’m looking for. I was going to create some bins so I always know where cables were. Just throw them in the bins when I’m done. I did a little prototype of it, and found that things get tangled very easily, especially with me being a one-handed guy, I can’t really wind things very well. So I had these hooks laying around and I came up with this idea of hooks. So these are some IEC cables. I’ll add to it as I find them when I clean. Here are Powercon XLR and over there I have some DMX. Now, some of them are wound, some of them aren’t. But most of them are just kind of hanging down, because, you know, they’re under, I don’t know, 10, 12 feet long, they can do that.

I’m going to expand on this wall and try to do everything this way. Try to do my specialty cables, my extension cables, all that stuff, in this fashion. I think it’s a pretty good idea, and it’s working out, I think, pretty well. It’s going to be so nice to just reach over here and grab a cable when I need it, opposed to digging through boxes or untangling things in bins. So anyway, just a couple things I’m working on, wanting to share them with you. Some DJ studio rehearsal space organization for you.

Thanks for watching. Practice and enjoy.


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