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.


Brian S. Redd Brian S. Redd (56 Posts)

Although he can be seen Djing in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or even the UK & Europe, DJ Brian Redd is proud to call Milwaukee home. Brian specializes in mobile events such as wedding receptions, corporate events, quinceañeras, parties and special occasions. He has also been a resident DJ at several major Milwaukee night clubs and also performs at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. From the beginning Brian has had a passion for music. His talent emerged at the young age of 13 when he was asked to DJ at a local skating rink. After realizing his calling he progressed on to weddings and mobile gigs and by age 18 he was DJing regularly at nightclubs. He understands people & what motivates them music wise, which helps keep them on the dance floor. Brian has been recognized for his work in various DJ publications both domestic and abroad. He has made a name for himself in the DJ community where he is known and respected as an industry consultant. This recognition has led to his contributions as a writer for Disc Jockey News. A true international DJ, Brian travels worldwide to not only perform but to educate and share industry ideas and concepts with DJs everywhere. His career has gone to the next level working with industry leading manufactures bringing new products and services to his peers helping them become better DJs.

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