Audio equipment includes microphones, speakers, amplifiers, and anything else that has to do with the electronic production of sounds. You can see most of these items in audio visual rooms or in music studios. More often than not, you can’t put them all back in boxes because you wouldn’t know how soon you would need to use them again. Audio equipment can last a long life, granted that you take care of it properly. Here are a few things that you have to keep in mind when storing your audio equipment.
- Keep away from dust. Well, you can’t really constantly keep your equipment from dust, but regular cleaning should still be done to keep everything in tiptop shape and not to mention, neat to look at. You don’t usually use all audio equipment on a daily basis, like microphones and speakers. Covering them or storing them properly prevents dust from entering and at the same time maintains the good sound quality of your equipment.
- Keep items at room temperature. It may sound like what you would see in a medicine label, but it actually applies for almost anything that you would most likely store for a long time before the next use. You are dealing with plastic and metal, and exposing them too long to the elements would cause them to rust and become brittle. Of course you can expose them a bit, but not too long, because it would seriously affect the sound quality and performance.
- Stack them properly. This usually applies for your stereo equipment, which can vary in sizes, so make sure to stack the sturdier and bigger items underneath, and the more delicate ones on a separate shelf or cabinet. If you still have their boxes, you can place them there instead, to keep the dust away and potential pests that may make your stereo equipment their home. Clean their storage cabinets once in a while to make sure of this. Some pieces of audio equipment could also be used as furniture because of their size, but that doesn’t mean that you can treat them like it. Take care of them as you would with any electric equipment.
- Covers. Usually, in audio visual rooms, they have everything needed for audio production. You have microphones, music equipment and other things used for recording and making music. Since you would usually not want to be bothered setting everything up again the next time you make a recording, you could just cover your microphones and your mixers with a thick enough cloth to keep dust away. Some have racks for their guitars, and you could cover those instead of putting the guitars in their individual cases if you are out of time. At least they are still protected.
Whether it is for personal use or for your studio equipment, make sure to read reviews on how to take care of your audio equipment, especially if you are running an audio rental shop or selling different audio equipment. Taking care of them could also gain you customers because your equipment is of good quality.