Our favourite reader studios
20th Apr 2015 | 14:15
It's not just the professionals who have impressive studios these days: we know that many of you put a great deal of time, effort and money into creating your home facilities, so it's only natural that - like proud parents - you'd like to show them off to the world.
We're happy to allow you to do exactly that - click through the gallery to see photos of the most impressive, quirky, unorthodox and downright jaw-dropping setups that MusicRadar's users have sent in.
Click here to jump to the latest additions, or pull up a chair and browse the whole gallery. If you want us to consider your studio for inclusion, email a photo and description to firstname.lastname@example.org
An incredible studio here from Teeel. We obviously love all the synths, old and new. But we're equally impressed by the amazing classic synth ads that adorn the walls.
If you're suffering from musical dysfunction then this room will act as synthesizer Viagra.
Tero Civill's new studio
After sending us his 90s studio complete with angry raver pose [see slide 49]. Now Tero has sent his modern studio, which is a smaller space with less machines, but embracing the enormous Roland JD-800, NI's maschine and Genelec monitors.
Ben De Graaf's studio
A huge desk full of toys! We love the mix of old and new, and the hands-on approach to all the gear. A studio that many people will be envious of - including everyone here at Future Music...
AKZ has really put the work in with the acoustic treatment in this room. It's impossible to tell how it sounds, but a rugunderneaththat glass coffee table might take some reflections away from the floor too.
Amazing studio furniture and a proper studio chair. A great space that would benefit from some large LCD displays to stop you being so hunched over the small laptop screen.
Avery Wonacott's studio
A compact studio that revolves around the Akai APC20, Ableton and the Novation Mininova. Could be worth trying to get some isolators for the monitors. But with the awesome V-Moda headphones you have a good second reference.
Danny Dellamorte's studio
A neat little studio here albeit missing a decent set of studio monitors. We're loving the DSI synth and Maschine stand. Looks great!
Andris Rinkis' studio
A compact studio using Roland's Gaia synth at the heart and with a huge subwoofer sat under the desk, we sure hope you have nice neighbours! Time for a new studio desk maybe?
Mauro Meddi's studio
Another studio jam-packed with acoustic treatment that should hopefully make this room sound super clean. Yamaha HS-80 monitors and a few choice bits of kit in the racks make for the bones of a really nice studio. Make sure you send us another pic when it's jammed to the gills with kit!
Shea Stedford's studio
Some serious monitoring options here and some tip-top acoustic treatment. This is a room where you should be able to get the mix right. Racks of hardware and a central desk makes us think this would be quite a nice room to master or stem-mix in also...
Eric Flat's studio
Remember Flat Eric? Mr Oizo's yellow friend from the Levi's ads? Yeah? Well, this isn't his studio. But it seems Eric Flat's studio is a hybrid DJ and performance studio in need of some studio furniture. All the gear is there, it just needsorganizingand setting up!
Douglas Kean's studio
This is one seriously tech-packed studio. There's plenty of controllers including the new Ableton Push and even an iPad and Xbox crammed in. Those tiny Genelec's look slightly over-shadowed. We hope there's a subwoofer for them under the desk. at least. Top studio Douglas!
Yes, Thumpty has a already got his DSI Prophet 12 and a whole host of other amazing bits of kit. There's so much fun to be had in this studio!
Adam Gahan's studio
Some cool gear in a compact space here including an MPC and a modded Roland TR-505 drum machine! We love it.
Harshana Udayanga's studio
This photo was taken on Harshana's ghost cam, that he has set up to monitorparanormalactivity in his studio. We can't tell if this is the control room and there's a glass window going through to a live room, but we're enjoying the PreSonus mixer running at the core. Stay spooky!
Will Strickhouser's studio
Nice idea to have a drum/bar stool instead of your usual studio-chair. This should keep you on your toes! Seems to be a hybrid DJ set up going on too on the right. Nice work.
Mike Venneri's studio
Mike makes such heavy, intense and bass-filled music that he has to keep at least 6 spare pairs of trousers in his studio for each session. We're loving the synths and it seems like you got room for another one on top of that stand too. Hurrah!
Mack Pairan's studio
A simple, well organised software studio here, with NI's Maschine and a nice big controller keyboard. We notice Mack has managed to squeeze in a second set of multimedia speakers next to his monitors, always useful for comparisons while mixing.
Ben Kroeger's studio
Aside from the classic NS10 monitors, this is a relatively modern studio with Behringer's much loved X-32 digital console taking care of business. We're loving the giant treble-clef clock too. A gift from an elderly relative who heard you like making music, perhaps?
Pierre Deutschmann's studio
John DeWitt's studio
This is a room seriously in need of some cable management, but we're loving the integration of electronic drums and Arturia's new Minibrute synth. What's that white kit in the rack? Looks interesting!
Mattias Schmias' studio
Another more stripped back studio but with some great Focal monitors mounted on proper stands. Just needs a few more pictures on the wall, maybe...
Paul Lawler's studio
Looking like a wing in an eccentric Englishman's mansion, this studio has bags of charm and loads of kit! Some seriously rare synths here with the ARP and EMS VCS3 to name a few. We love it.
Daniel Patterson's studio
We're seeing more and more of these 'instant' studios with so many devices capable of making music at such great value. Your studio can be your inspiration and your live show and so the circle continues. A cracking example here with two Pads and Alesis I/O docks, a Tenori-on and more. So much fun!
Leon Alvier's studio
Looks like there's an audio and visual aspect to Leon's studio with a video station set up to the right and a composition side to the left. A very nice space.
Mac Desi's studio
Hope fully Mac Desi is better at operating this lovely studio than the focus on the camera! Hard to tell what the gear is hear, but we like that the purple lighting gives the studio a princely glow.
Richie Summer's studio
If you're wondering why there aren't many vintage drum machines for sale, it's because Richie has them all. Well a few, anyway. That mixer looks interesting too, is that a little Trident live mixer? Answers in the comments please!
Vincent Mariacci's studio
Locally, Vincent is well-known for having and extremely long body and short legs and as you can see, suffers from extreme colour-blindess. We joke, of course.
This is an extremely cool looking studio and a great use of space, combining the ability to perform live-shows, DJing and music production in one room. Those custom colour fader caps and rotaries really make this a slick studio. Bravo!
Alex Becher's studio
Has Alex taken inspiration from Imogen Heap with his exercise ball keyboard chair? Great keyboard frame holding up the Roland Gaia synth and more. We'd suggest maybe raising those monitors up a touch to get the tweeters firing level with your ears.
An interesting name and an even more interesting studio. The iMac has been put in the naughty corner while the Behringer and Blofeld steal the limelight. No a monitor speaker in sight either. Interesting....
Jim Pedersen's studio
Great use of a small space here. This room is jam packed full of goodies. Spot the classic drum machines and synths pinned up on the back wall. One suggestion we'd make is getting some foam monitor stands to tilt your monitors slightly downwards. Great studio!
Decodemydna is showing off the Arturia minibrute, Blofeld keys and NI's Maschine as the heart of his studio kit. Simple, high quality kit here. Good work.
Gihan Senevirathne's studio
We only get a small glimpse of this studio with no clues on the software used. Yamaha HS (50s? 80s?) monitors are the main speakers but maybe the most important tool in this studio is the bottle of Bacardi?
Lee Hawkins' studio
Eve monitors, Cubase as the main DAW and we're guessing from the propellerhead sticker and new Nektar Panorama P4, that Reason is involved in the music-making process too. Thanks for sending this in Lee.
Alex Palamar's studio
Possibly a commercial facility here, which is sort of against the rules. But, we'll give Alex the benefit of the doubt and gawp at his studio anyway. A very nice space here and we're suprised to see it contains Roland's rarely-spotted new Jupiter 80 synth. Very nice.
Nick Graham's studio
Another studio featuring Ableton's new Push controller and another studio that needs some investment in studio monitors. Plenty of room to fill up with lovely gear in this room. We look forward to seeing it again in a few years when it's all filled up!
Robert Jaros' studio
Holy cow, there's some serious kit in here, with an MPC an old Roland MC groovebox and a heap of synths and workstations. Squeeze in to Robert's studio space and you definitely shouldn't be struggling to find the right sound.
Andrew Chibale's studio
Andrew proves that even if you're in a semi-converted office space, or spare room, adding some acoustic tiles can instantly improve a space. We think those rack spaces on the desk need filling up though!
Charles-Alain Roy's studio
With that metropolis view, this studio looks like it's set in the future. There's analogue goodies from Moog, DSI and Elektron over on the desk. There's synth-power lurking here, that's for sure!
Christopher McNeill's studio
From the look of this studio, Christopher must make ultra-minimal Techno, where even the thought of adding a hi-hat, fills Christopher with dread!
Seriously though, get those monitors aligned properly and make sure they're not firing over your head. Oh, and please buy a picture or two!
Elie Akl's studio
A serious setup here, starting with that fantastic desk which enables Elie to be surround by all the studio kit. Very tasty bits here including synths, controllers, Genelec monitors, an Akai APC40 and NI's Maschine. Plus, there's rack of kit under the desk too! Very nice.
Ian Stewart's studio
Here's a slice of a panorama from Ian Stewart's home studio. With guitars, trumpets, trombones, DJ gear and the latest synths and controllers, this is one hell of an eclectic studio!
One thing for Ian to consider is that those JBL monitors might be firing a bit high when he's sat down and would probably work better being on stands lowered beside the desk.
Paul Nunn's studio
When Paul's eco-friendly partner told him that he was allowed a studio in the house as long as it was 'green', Paul really took it seriously... We love the monitor stands! Great use of what you have there, just make sure those monitors are not too far apart.
Is that the Arturia Minibrute too alongside the Roland Gaia and Yamaha DX9? (DX100 maybe?) Regardless, plenty to play with here... Keep it green, Paul!
Max Evergreen's studio
At first glance you might thing the most important piece of kit in Max's studio is the Mac Pro or possibly the Macbook, but look closer and you'll see it. No, not the OP-1 synth, but the copy of Future Music Magazine.
Our real advice here is invest in some proper monitors or at least some more neutral, balanced studio headphones - you can always use the Beats cans and the multimedia speakers as a reference.
Bix Beiderbecks' studio
Bix combines a nice rack with Ableton and a proper mixing desk (any idea what desk this is?). Monitoring is taken care of by Adam and Samson and there seems to be a vocal booth set up in the background. Class.
Came Tojeon's studio
The classy black and white photo shows off Came's eclectic selection of kit including an MPC and the mini Akai controllers. Make sure you get your KRK's aligned correctly and at the same height.
Christian Dorwarth's studio
It's all about the synths in this studio. Jammed into this compacted space are some fine machines. From the Analogue Solutions Leipzig on the right, to the Vermona and DSI synths on the left. Excellent.
François Larini's studio
This looks like a fun studio, with plenty of sequencing and sound options. A classic Roland drum machine sits with a DSI, Launchpad, Electribe, Monotribe and even an iphone. (iOS music making apps maybe?) Maximum fun if you can get everything to sync together.
Henry Coleman's studio
A simple, compact studio based around an apogee interface and NI's ever-popular Maschine. If you need some musical inspiration, there are two French robots on hand to help.
Jaime Päivä's studio
Here's a slice of a panorama that Jamie sent us. It seems to be a software based studio with some classy old-school speakers. As we've said to others, just make sure you don't place those speakers too far apart and that the sound doesn't end up firing behind you!
James Greenwood's studio
We're loving the 50's style vinyl flooring and the fact that you'recombining DJing with guitars, basses and synths! Sweet Daft Punk poster too. Bravo!
Juan Carlos Portillo's studio
A panoramic slice of a studio here, with a DJ rig at one end of the room and a nice looking software studio at the other. Not much kit, but it's all quality stuff, including the Euphonix controller, Maschine and those lovely Adam monitors.
Tero Civill's studio
Tero decided to send us a picture of his 90's studio rather than his modern studio which he claims; "doesn't have as many machines in it anymore." Ok, now RAVE!
Jimmy Baeyens' studio
A quality selection of synths here and the omnipresent Native Instruments Maschine. Careful those monitors aren't too far apart from where you're sitting and firing behind your head.
Bram Borrias' studio
A serious controller keyboard here and some red curtains that make Bram's studio seem like it's on a theatre stage. We hope it is!
Johan van Bukken's studio
This studio happily combines the futuristic multi-touch control of Apple's iPad with the soft, reassuring touch of a cuddly pink toy. Awww, how sweet...
Ronny Rambow's studio
Another nice hybrid DJ studio for the gallery featuring the ever-popular KRK's and the KP3 from Korg taking centre stage.
That's right folks, no computer here. We're not sure how Trond records his music or if this is a complex live rig, but it's very nice! Hit them with the Techno train? We agree!
Andreas Hatzas' studio
Andreas demonstrates how to really pack gear in to a small space. Possibly not the best environment to mix in, but it proves if you're short of space, you dont have to be short of gear!
Sent in via Twitter, Solidsoundatl is never short of a sound, with Arturia'smonstrousOrigin synth, prophet 08, Spark, MicroKorg XL and more! Squeeze in to this studio and strap in for some fun.
A software based studio that manages to cram in a second set of multimedia speakers and have a crisp white controller keyboard from CME too.
Fits of genius' studio
A happy mix of old and new here. A tape machine, Teletronix LA-2A sit with Maschine, Launchpad and the Mac. But the real genius is including the cowbell. More please!
Studio Bourne's studio
A nice, organised space with a permanent bongo jam area that's always ready to record. Mix in Maschine, the APC-40 and you've got more than enough things to bash.
Arthur Keen's studio
Well, Arthur's studio is a classy affair: Tidy, acoustically treated and with racks of outboard and the latest DAW control. Very nice.
Andrew Wilx Wilkinson's studio
Andrew mixes up hardware, software, lager and chocolate bars to great effect. KRK's and launchpad are spotted here like in many other studios. Might be worth investing in some monitor pads or stands to get those speakers raised from the desk...
Robert Forsith's studio
There's so much kit in Robert's studio we had to ask him for a new picture to fit it all in. Who wouldn't be jealous of Robert having a loft like this! Classic analog kit and a real desk to mix on. Drool!
Seven O Seven's studio
A very classy rig here with what looks like a Roland TR-707 and a XoXBox of sorts. There's proper acoustic treatment and two sets of monitors too. Seven O Seven clearly means business.
Simone Gaio Manni's studio
A nice wide angle look at Simone's tidy studio. It's another simple studio based around software, Akai APC and KRK monitors - Possibly the most popular pieces of kit in our gallery along with NI's Maschine.
Some nice highlight shots of KiBo's studio here, where there seems to be a healthy crossover between DJing and producing.
Nick Loud's studio
A very swish space. Featuring nice acoustic treatment and two different spaces for production and DJing.
Gabriel Ocsko's studio
Some nice triple-screen action happening here! Just be careful that your monitors aren't too far apart and firing behind you.
MJ Fitz's studio
A classic studio setup that we're seeing more and more, featuring Maschine or the Akai APC40. MJ Fitz's studio has both! Nice.
Patrick Booyah Tarantino's studio
It's a nice idea having a huge screen mounted on the wall and it's a great use of a very compact space. Booyah indeed!
Deejay Pedro G's studio
With Flat Eric guarding the NS-10s and a copy of the world's greatest music production magazine, there's little not to like about this studio. Some serious acoustic treatment happening here too. Nice one Deejay!
Jack London's studio
Featuring the ever-popular KRK monitors and the compact DSI Mopho Jack's studio is a fairly simple affair but does feature many interesting mugs. Slurp.
This picture was taken with Maximillan's famous 'belt-buckle camera'. Shame we can't see a bit more than an octave of keys and a few unknown racks. Still, we like the pretty lights...
Marco Battagliero's studio
This was actually quite a long, panoramic shot of Marco's studio, but we had to crop out the two keyboards and DJ kit. We wonder if those speakers might be a little too high? Unless Marco is 7ft tall, then we will not argue with him.
The Frogstar's studio
Right, where do we begin! This is possibly the most extreme studio customisation we've ever seen... The Frogstar has decided to go full-on Psy-Trance, dayglo with all of his gear by scribbling all of it in neon paints. A brave move, especially if he ever plans to sell any of it...
Brian Siskind's studio
You'd also be sat looking smug if you had this lovely wooden-walled studio. Some very tasty gear lurking in here including thegorgeous blue Emu SP-12. Nice work!
The mysterious Julian has decided to send in a photo that is of such low quality it almost looks like it was chalk-drawn on to slate. We're hoping the resolution of your studio is better than your camera. And more colourful...
Christian Williams' studio
A very glowy set up here, overlooking the city streets. The Akai APC is the star of the show. We think you need some nice new monitors next...
Morten Lindgren's studio
Having both Arturia's Spark and NI's Maschine means Morten is fully covered for drums. Once again, we recommend a nice large second set of monitors for A/B comparison of your mixes.
Magnus Frid's studio
With a live room pictured to the right and a stack of lush rack gear, Magnus has quite an impressive setup. The lovely Quested S7R monitors round things off nicely too.
Palombo Nicholas' studio
Lots of power in a few small boxes here. Palombo shows how size isn't everything with a Maschine Mikro, DSI Mopho and mini Akai USB keyboard providing the fun.
Ronald de Weerd's studio
He's only gone and sunk the mixer into the desk! Well done! Where has that left monitor gone though!?
There are times when only the full 88 keys will do. Plainview shows off some monster Krk's and a sneaky arcade style MIDI controller next to the customised Akai APC-40.
Sam Wale's studio
Back to a simple controller and software studio here. Sam's using the Studiospares SN10's - a homage to the classic Yamaha NS10 speaker. We can't tell if these are the active of passive versions, so we have no idea if there's an amp under the desk somewhere powering them.
Darrin Elektronikal Carlisle's studio
Darrin's parents knew he was destined for music when they gave him such a fantastic middle name. He sports a studio jameed with thinks to poke and twist - Korg Kaoss Pads, Kaossilators, an APC40 and a NI Maschine, the list goes on... We stand and salute you!
Gjermund Haug's studio
Gjermund sent us this snap via our Facebook page. Monster KRK monitors and the most popular Ableton controller we've seen throughout this gallery, the Akai APC40. Simple but effective. That wall needs a picture though, doesn't it?
Arthur Janowsky's studio
The soft focus HD photography we find bizarrely creepy.. But anyway, here's a great example of an effective budget setup. Pack that machine full of great software and off you go...
Robert Snajder's studio
Plenty of Apple love in the studio, plus dual, MIDI-keyboard controllers! Looks like a great place to get creative. Bravo Robert!
Terry Marsden's studio
Terry's desk is overflowing with tech! Plus there's a rack load of kit by his feet. There's a cubase controller at the front and a precariously placed Arturia Spark. Stay safe Terry!
How much does Julian's studio weigh? About an Instagram! Seriously though... Great acoustic treatment, proper monitor isolation, some futuristic Steinberg control and a rack of tasty DBX outboard... Lovely.
Alex Jofer's studio
A nice, neat and tidy studio featuring the often forgotten Novation Remote Zero and a Rubik's cube for when making music alone becomes far too easy.
Jaroslaw Olewniczak's studio
This studio goes up to 11! Woah, now that's how you piss off the neighbours! A great rig with the club system ready check how those mixes are going to sound when played out.
Sent in via twitter this is less a studio pic and more of a general gear-porn pic, but seeing as it involves such delicious synths we've stuck it up anyway. What's the keyboard on the floor?
Sent in via twitter, Liehuber mostly works in the dark and will only buy gear that glows. This helps navigate between the studio, kitchen and toilet without ever needing to change a light bulb.
This pic was Tweeted over by CorinLive and features the amazing Event Opal monitors, twolaptops and a huge screen. No wonder that wallet looks empty!
Ben Ashley's studio
Hey, don't judge after a few cans of Stella and couple of bottles of Leffe, you'd buy buy speakers with square woofers too. Seriously though, at least those B&W monitors look like they mean business. A sneak Korg Electribe lurks behind the booze too...
Another studio featuring pads instead of keys with the Novation Lauchpad and Akai APC40 at the helm.
Scrubber Fox's studio
There aren't many studios that feature the JazzMutant Lemur, so it's great to see that groundbreaking controller still finding a home here. Hard to tell what those synths are lurking at the sides of the studio...
Claudio Greenwiz Chenis-Corbo's studio
Despite the small space, Claudio has had a bash at acoustic treatment and got his monitors on some proper stands. We're loving the old Mac! It brings back memories...
Larry Sherwood's studio
Hot diggity Larry! When can we come around and play? This studio is jam packed full of goodies including multiple Elektron machines, Moog, DSI and more! Those cables need a tidy though...
Justin Hicks' studios
Some classic kit here including our old favourite the Roland JP8080. Plenty to twiddle on here Justin - good work.
You tilted your head! Well it's not often we see a mixing desk and a comfy leather chair like that. Reminds us of the good ol' days. Still, Kris keeps it fresh with a DVS DJ rig and Ableton live on the studio machine.
Jeremy Strzoda's studio
Don't worry, Jeremy is much better at music than he is at painting. But, with two laptops facing off like that, it's no wonder. We heard the left laptop is for twitter, the right for Facebook. This could just be a vicious rumour though...
Wave Art's studio
Send over via twitter, this neat and tidy studio benefits from the powerful JBL 2.1 system and the smaller Yamaha HS50's. So tidy, we think this could be a commercial facility... Which is against the rules!
DJ Breeze's studio
A very well-organised rig here,mixingup the Ableton Live DJ with the power of Logic and plenty of screens too! Ideal.
When Martin isn't staring at his glorious views of Ireland, he's making tunes on his slender set up using one of the fantastic Korg nanoKontrol controllers.
Edgar Orn's studio
The ever popular KRKs make another appearance in a studio setup that probably resonates with many people who work in the box. Hop out of bed, right in to the studio. Perfect!
Emmet Price's studio
Now, did Emmet Price copy Edgar Orn's studio or vice versa? We'll never know... But, Emmet throws in some extra octaves and a DJ mixer for good measure.
Tribe Of One's studio
It's all about the angles with this studio. Tribe Of One is getting everything positioned just right. There's tons of DAW control and performance options here. Well done on packing so much kit in to a compact space.
Jesus Vinas Larguero's studio
That's right, God is a DJ and Jesus is an upcoming producer whofavoursthe ribbon tweeters of Adam monitoring and works mostly in Ableton Live. Fantastic.
Rogier Zeebregts' studio
Another APC-40 and Ableton rig, but with a lovely Moog Minitaur making an appearance too. Those KRK monitors must be pretty far apart. Be careful you don't lose too much detail in the imaging, especially without acoustic treatment.
Techno Tim's studio
When he's not welding, he's making Techno and it looks like he's doing it without the aid of a computer. Maybe those two top-flight workstation keyboards take care of sounds and sequencing? Hey, we don't judge...
Anthony Boisdevesys' studio
Loads of nice kit here! Bridging the gap between analogue classics Roland's Jupiter 6, Juno 106, Space Echo and like and modern masterpieces like the XoX and NI's Maschine. Now, do the right thing and stack all those keyboards up in to a single synth-tower!
Amraa Enhee's studio
Sent in via Facebook, Amraa needs to get those monitors propped up immediately! Hiding tweeters behind the computer screen isn't going to give you an accurate listening environment. Can anyone tell us what DAW that is?
Audio Bastardz's studio
Rock solid studio here. Great monitoring, APC for performance and Ableton control and a nice roll-out controller keyboard ready to rock. This is simple but effective.
Barry Holland's studio
Barry sent over his studio using Facebook and it's a great example of a hybrid DJ/producer rig. Production and performance easily captured together. Ace.
Calen James' studio
KRK's, a DJ rig and a fantastic piece of studio furniture! Acoustic treatment finishes off a very nice, simple studio.
A nice slice of Nord and the super-saw-tastic Roland JP8000 provide the hardware synth sounds while the Arturia controller takes care of the soft-synths and Logic. Now, what does that record sound like?
Jay Meyer's studio
A bit of a voyeristic shot, don't you think? Make's us feel even more like gear-perverts! Great kit here, with a DSI synth, Maschine Mikro and more.
Bastiaan Winde's studio
A rack of classic gear, synths and some old school CRT screen. But where are the monitors? Are we staring at a headphone-only studio here? Shame!
Matti Frondelius's studio
Not many modern Roland synths found in our studio gallery but matti here has the relatively new Juno-G at the helm, and two sets of monitors ready-to-rock.
Mindaugas Will'nonis' studio
Despite having a rather tasty Moog and some whopping KRK's, Mindaugas has printed his studio picture on a single sheet of toilet paper. This must be a new level of hipster photography that has passed us by!
Niels Van Delft
Pads galore! Interesting to see the battle between Akai MPC and NI's Maschine finally resolved. Buy Both! New monitors have to be on the shopping list and maybe some treatment for that wall. Or even just a picture...
Nick Galea's studio
Now this isacoustictreatment, with no wall left behind! Genelc and the Mackie Big Knob take care of monitoring duties while what looks like an Apogee Duet is the chosen interface. Nice.
Shawn Lothamer's studio
Shawn's studio is an amazing space, with electronic drums, keyboards and multiple sets of KRK monitors skattered around, it looks like a fun place to be. Except for the giant cat overlord on the right. Admit it, you didn't even see him! Meow...
Phrek Brian Miller
Another cracking corner cabinate, packing a lot of gear into a compact space. Akai is the controller brand of choice here, while the Moog app struts its stuff on the iPad at the front.
Sent in via Twitter, Noisestorm looks like the owner of a predominately software based studio and a stack of acoustic treatment. Treat your rooms people! It can make such a huge difference.
A small but high quality rig, with a UAD Satellite, Adam monitors and the RME interface taking car of business. Simple on the outside, flashy on the inside.
Tony Franco's studio
Tony's studio features the Roland MC909 groovebox. We've not seen one of those in a studio for a while. But, we remember them being quite a fun box of tricks.
Essio Fuzulu's studio
Bumped over using Facebook, this small studio packs a punch. With a Moog Slim Phatty, Kaossiilator, DSI Tetra and the often underrated Roland SH-201 synth there's some great sound sources. Nice monitoring and acoustic treatment too! Fun!
Jacob Ulliana's studio
What an awesome piece of studio furniture that is! Anything that makes your studio feel like the cockpit of a spaceship is fine by us. Plus, it's easy to stay motivated with robot-rockers, Daft Punk staring you down. Ace!
Siyah Sound's studio
When your lead singer is a small step ladder, it's never going to be easy to make it in the business, but Siyah Sound are determined and built up quite a nice live rig and studio. Favorite tracks to perform here are Step by Step by New Kids On The Block, any track by 90's brit band Steps and of course Led Zepplin's Whole Ladder Love.
Adriano Fuerte's Red Light District studio
Adriano sent us his studio in via Facebook and despite the name, there's little sleaziness going on here. It's a simple rig, that's for sure. We'd suggest putting the speakers in front of you though, especially as you've made a head start on getting some acoustic treatment up.
Mark Santangelo's studio
Here's Mark's Logic-powered DJ rig and studio. Mackie takes care of monitoring and Korg take care of MIDI keyboard control. Once again we're seeing the gap closing between the DJ and the producer. In fact, is there even a gap any more?
Antonio Enrique Ortega Diaz's studio
Although this studio porn is slightly ruined by Antonio's epic photoshop work, we spot some very nice gear indeed. TLA, Moog, NI's Maschine and even a few 90s grooveboxes make an appearance. Now, send us a proper picture!
Casey Chapman's mastering studio
Casey seems to be showing off a commercial mastering facility here, which is against the rules. But, we'll forgive him. Anybody know the brand of monitors?
Jamie Rowland's studio
There's fun to be had in this studio with those lovely synths, but mixing could be tough with those monitors all being stuffed together.
Musical History's studio
Sent over via Twitter, Musical History's studio lives up to its name with two classic MPCs, some decks and classic Pioneer CDJs! This is a sampling, mash-up DJ studio, innit? What is that right speaker resting on?
Fried Sunshine's studio
Look closely and you'll see this is quite an eclectic studio. Guitars, drums, DJ kit, cutting edge controllers and a giant TV in the corner to check the stock market and see if you can buy any more gear. YES!
Alexander Gill's studio
Is that lower screen a touch screen? Because, that would be cool. Right? If not, it's still a mighty fine studio, Alexander.
Douglas Kean's studio
Sent in via Twitter, Douglas Kean's Pro Tools studio is jammed with so much control, that Doug probably never has to reach for the mouse. Ever.
Java House Import's studio
It's no wonder all the books are stacked up to support the gear. What's the point of reading books when you have such quality editorial lurking under your right monitor speaker. Bravo!
Kreep Jamez's studio
It's rare you see the Open Labs Neko in action, but here it is. With an MPC lurking in the corner, this seems like the perfect, ready-to-go ideas station.
Luc Lagasquie's studio
Sent in via facebook, this is a very neat and tidy studio, with a few simple high quality pieces including some rock solid speaker stands. Some treatment needed on the walls, maybe?
Stefan Rosenlund Hansen's studio
Ok, it's not the most exciting thing to look at, but the heavy investment in acoustic panelling will pay off.The difference it will make to a studio can never be underestimated. Now it's done Stefan, go treat yourself to something covered in knobs and switches!
John Panasik's studio
Sent in via Facebook, John's studio is a gear filled dream. With custom furniture getting the racks up to eye level, a stack of synths and instruments, we're very jealous of the creative recording den.
Andrew Ahrendt's studio
Sent in via our Facebook page, Andrew's studio makes use of a projector to blow up Ableton on to the big screen. The popular Akai APC-40 takes charge at the front of the studio.
Anders Molin's studio
Despite being addicted to diet coke, Anders has built a nice little studio here. With both KRKs and Yamaha monitors and a decent head-start on getting some acoustic treatment on the walls.
Paul Croan aka Alex Tronic's studio
Paul's studio is packed full of classic studio racks of the 90s and early 00s. A great reminder that you shouldn't dismiss some of these rack classics, often they can be picked up for a decent price second hand. We think Paul needs some big monitors though!
Gorken Adir's Substitue studio
When Gorken isn't watching watching the ships coming in, then watching them roll away again. He's banging out the tunes in another studio with a view. Nice.
Pete Zandia's studio
Steve Hero's studio
The HDR style image is a nice touch to a studio the boasts a balcony, multiple monitoring options and so much space. The acoustic treatment must have been crucial to tame those flat reflective surfaces. Beautiful.
Two Quiet Sun's studio
This composite picture was sent in via Facebook and sports Synths from Moog, DSI, Roland and a whopping great console too. Monitoring is a bit wide, but we've been assured this is being rectified. Good, we can sleep easy now.
The Origin Soundtrack's studio
It's custom wooden-ended heaven in The Origin Soundtrack's studio. Getting everything mounted at the right angle has turned this studio into a pad-pokers treat.
Doug Ramsey's studio
Doug Ramsey sent this in via Facebook and it's a great example of a solid piece of studio furniture. Getting things positioned correctly can make a huge difference to your workflow.
Jack Brightman's studio
Scarface fan, Jack Brightman sent us his studio pic on Facebook. He utilises a large HD TV display for his monitor.
Adding a passive volume controller might let you use those TV speakers as a second set of monitors. Always worth checking your mix on a cheaper quality speaker.
Matthias Fuch's studio
Matthias Fuch's studio seems to be a software based affair, with the ever-popular APC and micro controllers taking charge.
Rogério Alves de Oliveira's studio
Serious stuff here in Rogério Alves de Oliveira's studio. A real vocal booth, some acoustic treatment and a few bits and pieces of high-end gear. Very nice.
This is the studio of Deafman and it's possibly this update's highlight. We're still suckers for walls of synthesizers and drum machines here at FM, and a real hardware desk to mix them on makes it even more jealousyinducing! Damn you and your beautiful studio!
Brett Adams' studio
Brett tweeted us this studio pic. His studio comes complete with clever Maschine on wheels and a few precious synths from Dave Smith. We love a good patch bay too. C'mon though Brett, lose the lava lamp...
Arun Betson's studio
Arun sent in this pic via twitter and it shows off his simple Logic setup. Arun clearly focuses on quality and not quantity of gear. Fair enough.
FT13's studio was sent in via twitter. It's a classy affair with a giant subwoofer lurking on the right. The Nord, JD-800 synth and filing cabinet furniture combo make us think of business trance. A new genre!
Jim Smith's studio
Sent to our Facebook page, Jim Smith is clearly very proud of his studio. Well he should be! There are stacks of synths and even the classic Casio DG guitar propped up ready for some synthesized strums.
Textöen tweeted us this picture which shows off his multi-instrumental arsenal. We think a new set of monitors are in order, so you can really crank it up.
Mark House's studio
When he's not reading his beloved Beano, Mark spends most of his studio time jamming along to the beat from Hall & Oate's classic hit I Can't Go For That (No Can Do). Fantastic kit hoard Mark, we like!
Paul Bugby's studio
Move over Madeon, there's an even younger producer in town and he already has much more gear than you. We joke, of course this is Ben playing Xbox. Ben is the son of Paul Bugby who sent in his Bugzbeatz Studio via Facebook.
It's an impressive rig with the proper treatment and the real studio furniture. Now send the little Ben Bugby to his room so you can crack on with that track, or you know, play Xbox...
Maks Konings' studio
What a space, certainly one we're a bit jealous of. Synths galore! Plus a Roland Space Echo too. Nice Siel hiding in the corner too. Wait... is this your living room? Good work!
Kanashiro Walter's Tokyo based studio was sent to us via Facebook and is a compact set-up which Kanashiro claims is his space for coming up with musical ideas. Never ask him how he crossfades without using his hands...
Arche Project's studio
Sent in via twitter this moody studio glows from the omnipresent Akai MPC and cleverly has a TV set up right above Ableton, so this producer never misses his favorite shows.
Concur Music's studio
Another glowing delight of LED goodness. Maschine features again as do the brand new three-way studio monitors from Event. Very nice!
Avgoustis Politis' studio
We only get a keyhole peek at Avgoustis' studio here, but the pic he flung over via Facebook hints at a 90s synth. We can't quite make out what it is... Any ideas?
Chris Klaren's studio
Sent via Facebook Chris Klaren's studio is DJ focused with again the Akai APC40 and a DJ controller sitting at the front. We wont ask what's in that drawer, but we suggest less money on *that* and more investing in some studio monitors ;-)
Eric Henriques' studio
Some serious stuff going on here; giant screen, a proper studio layout and some decent acoustic treatment. Stick a Roland Gaia at the helm and your having fun! Nice.
Ramsey Hercules' studio
HDR to the max in this pic flown over via Facebook. We'd personally find that fish tank a little distracting with a severe lack of knobs to twiddle in the studio. Stylish though.
Ethan Callender's Arsenal studio's
Ethan's studio certainly is an arsenal full of synths. We are insanely jealous of that super collection and the sheer amount of lovely Oberheim gear you have makes us weep. Fantastic studio!
Dan Burton's studio
Sent to us via Twitter, Dan Burton is not only known for having some top notch gear, but also the world's longest backs. Hence his requirement for the epic spinal support of that orange chair. A great studio with a fab synth wall.
Dark On Tuesday's studio
Dark On Tuesday's sent us this studio in a bag, proving there's no excuse not to be jotting down musical ideas on today's cutting edge gear, even when you're on the go.
DJ Eyup's studio
A classy lighting scheme sets up DJ Eyup's studio nicely, as does some tidyacoustictreatment. We can't quite make out what that keyboard is... Suggestions on a postcard please....
Donovan Da Don's DCL studios
Donovan Da Don has got in close for his studio pic, showing off his retro racks and never-ending MIDI keyboard!
Mark Young's studio
Where's the computer? Mark Young's studio sent via Twitter, surprises with no computer in sight! Just modular goodness, sequencers, what looks like some sort of hard disk recorder in the bottom right and some very badly placed speakers. Still, look at that synth! Great stuff!
Victor Gunta's studios
A rack of nice gear, a few retro drum machines and the obgligatory holiday bought bongo drum. Great work Victor. Via Facebook
Nathaniel Reeves' studio
Nathaniel sent over his studio on Facebook, and what a studio. The small space is packed full of gear and there's barely any room left.
We're loving the 'portrait' orientation of the computer monitors and the propped up iPad. Let us know if you find space for anything else!
Luke Elektrik's studio
Wen Luke isn't browsing the exceptional Future Music Facebook page, he's making music with NI's Maschine, possibly the most ubiquitous piece of gear in our entire studio gallery.
Cathal Goodwin's studio
Sci-Fi fan Cathal Goodwin has some of the best studio wallpaper in the entire gallery. His neat and tidy studio displays his Roland JX3P and recently purchased Xox Box 303 emulator. Lovely.
Jason Ochoa's studio
Sent in via FM's Twitter, this studio is another featuring NI's Maschine and the Akai APC. Some Adam ribbon tweeter speakers take care of monitoring while Bumblebee guards the studio when Jason is away.
Markus Neub's studio
Markus Neub's pointed us to a pic of his studio via Facebook and we couldn't help noticing his affection towards buying gear with faders. When Markus isn't pushing his faders, he's debating whether to buy a fifth set of monitors or convert his studio back into a sauna.
Vincent Vannetelbosch's studio
Um, not much to talk about here. Vincent's studio is a small one while he's living in Thailand. He tells us he's making music for four hours a day. No information how he passes the time for the rest of his day. We can only imagine...
Tank Edward's studio
So much lust-worthy gear in this small space, much of it bang up to date too. Spot the UAD Apollo, the DSI Tempest, Moog Minitaur and Slim Phatty. Loving the 80s style glass head too. Classy.
Jon Culter's studio
Sent in via Facebook Jon has invested all his cash in to the amazing Event Opal monitors and little else. Encase this studio in glass box and you've also got a Damien Hirst style art installation. Bravo!
Jason Alvarado's studio
Sent in via Facebook, Jason's studio is a simple rig, but unlike many has gone to the trouble of adding some basic acoustic treatment to make those Yamaha monitors and the rest, sound as good as possible.
Stevie Deez studio
Stevie tweeted us this pic showing a corner studio, with a decent amount of gear packed in cleverly inside a unit. Custom unit or some clever DIY? Nice job either way.
Victor Mihailescu's Infinity studio
Facebooking us all the way from Bucharest, we wonder how many times Victor has fallen asleep on that vast 'day-bed'. An Acess Virus and upturned APC40 are a couple of gear-spots. It's a very nice studio indeed!
Terrany Johnson's studio
Sent via Twitter this is quite a treasure trove of hardware synths. We like the look of those classy wooden speakers. We spotted the Roland Space Echo too. Nice.
Shawn Shirey's studio
Shawn told us this was 'Studio A' on Facebook, so we're unsure how many studios he has. Inside there's a brand new UAD-filled Apollo interface, the almost omnipresent NI Maschine, a desk full of boutique analogue toys and even a bit of circuit bending!
Judging by that guitar, Shawn must have swapped shredding for square-waves. Hurrah!
Nelson Moreira's studio
Another Twitter submission. If you squint inside Nelson's dark studio setting you'll spot his studio electronics SE-1X in the rack. Lovely stuff.
Jim Pedersen's Jim Systems studio
Jim's studio was sent in via Facebook and has a healthy mix of new an old. He's a fan of old Roland gear (who isn't!) with 808, 909, 707 drum machines plus Juno 106 and JD-800 synth to add to the party. Nice.
Duncan Deaville's studio
Duncan Deaville sent over this snap via Facebook blatantly to show of his custom white and blue skin for his NI Maschine! Judging by that guitar, Duncan loves a bit of custom skinning so expect those Alesis monitors and Mac to be modified very soon.
Adam Chisman's studio
Adam Chisman sent in his pic via Facebook. His left conversion has some fine pro furniture in it and a plethora of Mackie Control. The fact that Adam is running an old G4 and some 4:3 screens doesn't bother him. Why? Because he has a Big Knob.
DJ Flex's studio
DJ Flex tweeted us this pic, which we had to show off for it's sheer simplicity. NI's now defunked Kore and an Axiom keyboard are the only tools required for this DJ to 'flex' his musical muscles. It's a great use of a monitor stand for the laptop.
Joe Pizzicato's Stringplucker studio
Joe sent us his studio via Facebook and has a Access Virus as his centrepiece. Two Macs are in the studio but one seems to be soley for DJing and Facebook. Oh, and Joe is left-handed.
David Walsh's studio
David Walsh clearly spends all his money on modern studio equipment because it looks like he's still taking photos using a Victorian era Box camera. We love the Ableton ready studio and the raised laptop and sneaky Roland Gaia. We'll just have to imagine the beautiful rainbow of flashing LEDs it must create...
Amir Music's studio
Sent via Facebook, Amir Music's studio is a dark and moody affair, with some whopping three-way main monitors (what are these?). A DJ rig lurks to the right and a synth stack to the left, which we'd love to see more of!
Oskar Menzal studio
Here's an impressive stack of synths, check out his superb collection of synths sent in by Oskar Menzal via Facebook.
Montee Official studio
There might not be much in the way of gear, but that view could be inspirational. Sent in via Twitter by @monteeofficial
An amazingly packed studio via Broombeck on Facebook. It comes complete with Event Opal monitors, stacks of analogue synths and much more. Jealous!
DJ Ant Bowman's studio
@Djantbowman sent us this gem via Twitter. A great stand and huge CME controller keyboard, but let down by some old computer screens and a giant TV sat underneath the desk!
@KCBlitz sent us their studio via Twitter. Here they show off some heavy acoustic panelling and an expensive studio chair. What's that synth on the top right?
Flower Floreoo's studio
This is Flower Floreoo's studio sent in via Facebook. Mushrooms on the wall and a wizard hat, plus those synth boxes make us think this is some sort of psychedelic electronic project...
Rasmus Nyåker's studio
Rasmus Nyåker sent us his studio via Facebook. Featuring NI's ever popular Maschine and a lovely slice of Elektron, but we were mainly impressed by theSnyderphonics Manta controller on the desk.
@Sonny5ideUp sent us this pic on twitter. This studio shows an Ableton user with a penchant for pads. An Akai APC40 and MPD 16 sit on the desk and no MIDI keyboard in sight.
Kris O'Neil's studio
Sent via Facebook, Kris O'Neil's studio is racked full of tasty outboard, a Euphonix MC Control and the Arturia Analog Factory.
Alias Maurice's studio
The obligatory studio cat lurks on Maurice's synth and almost blocks our view of the Novation Launchpad. The two sets of hi-fi monitors might be worth replacing, but whatever works for you. Meow!
Scott White's studio
“With space at such a premium here in Japan, I've had to get a bit creative with the 'bedroom studio' concept,” says Scott.
Perhaps it's not the comfiest place to make music, but there's a serious amount of gear per square foot here. Next step: get rid of the bed.
Martin Gustafsson's studio
“EMX-1 + Mininova + Bass Station 2 = instant live fun,” says Martin, and it's hard to argue with that.
We're not sure about having to lean over one keyboard in order to play another, but if it works for you, why not?
Miral Intelligentsia's studio
Miral describes his London place as an “electronic jumble sale of a studio,” but we think he's being a bit hard on himself.
There are certainly plenty of rhythmic options here, though we can't spot a computer of any description.
Fabio Macor's studio
Everything looks in very good order here: a nice blend of acoustic and analogue gear, and acoustic treatment on the walls.
Hell, even the curtains have a musical theme.
David Gotteri's studio
There's a lesson to be learned here: if you're not prepared to sacrifice your studio to create a playroom, your kids will end up in your studio.
But then again, some people do say that making music on a computer these days is child's play anyway...
Theunis modestly describes this as a “hobby station rather than a studio,” but there's plenty of pro equipment here, too.
Based on the nods to Vince Clarke and Benny Andersson on the walls, we'd expect the gear to be used to create classic pop hooks with an electronic twist.
“Just rewired after 'the cat pee incident'”, apparently (which we dare saw wasn't pleasant), Jay's studio is a fine multi-instrumentalist's facility.
We're not sure which we're impressed by more: the girth of the display or the mixing console.
We got serious chair envy after looking at this one: you can't beat a red leather swivel.
Discussing his hardware synths, Thomas says: “The most versatile is the Virus Ti , the most fun to patch design is the Bass Station II (quick and easy) and the best sounding analogue is the Studio Electronics SE1x because of its character.
There's plenty of good stuff on show here - the DSI Prophet 08 and Elektron machines mark Brazilian Walter out as a man of exquisite taste.
He makes music under the Lost Monk moniker, and you can check out his choons on Soundcloud.
There's a bit of a corridor vibe here, but there's plenty in it to stop you from just passing through. Clearly a fan of white keyboards (and ring binders), Daniel hails from Switzerland.