In today’s contemporary world of laptops and tablets, smartphone’s and the Cloud, the idea of charging devices or routing electrical power through cables seems almost archaic. However, on the contrary, cables are still integral to receiving and distributing power.

Inductive charging (wireless charging that uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy) may well be one of the more talked-about innovations of recent times, however large-scale adoption of the technology across varying sectors is still some way off. Until wireless technology is 100% ubiquitous, allowing us to power just about any device, appliance, or piece of equipment, making sure that our workspaces or home environments are safe and free of tangled wiring is something of importance that needs addressing.  

This problem is no more apparent than in a recording studio. Here you’ll find a wealth of wires powering everything from mics and speakers to computers, headphones and a digital audio workstation. No matter the size of your recording studio, you’re likely to have a countless amount of wires that must be safely arranged or stored away.

Interesting in learning how to prevent cables and equipment from becoming, tangled, damaged or faulty ensuring that your equipment remains in optimal working order? We’ve got the answers that you need.

Install a 1U Cable Management Rack

The simple, generic and yet supremely efficient design of 1U cable management racks make them the ideal choice for recording studios. Why? It’s not uncommon for recording studios to have a several mics, headphones, electric instruments, or other equipment setup at once, all running to a single junction box. A 1U cable management rack assembles long cables together, creating a tidy and, more importantly, safe working environment.

Not only that, cable management racks have an ergonomic design, are easy to install and known for being sturdy. Depending on cable width, several cables can slide through a single slot and be tied to the rack using cable ties.

Buy Cable Management Sleeves

For anyone who isn’t familiar with cable management sleeves, they are a cheap but effective means of bunching cables together. The sleeves keep the environment tidy and safe, hiding tangled cables and freeing up space in an environment.

Coding System

If you’re feeling swamped by cables spread out across your recording studio, you can easily organise them by employing a colour or coding system. This can be especially useful for recording studios – or any environment – with a wealth of cables all running to the same junction box.

You probably realise that it’s remarkably easy to plug a mic or set of headphones into the wrong channel without even thinking. Implementing a coding system instantly negates this problem and the bothersome issue of having to identify which cable is incorrectly wired, something that only become apparent when you start patching your preamps.

If you have a large setup then figuring out where each cable originates from and leads to can be frustrating and time-consuming. Adding a unique, colour-coded mark to each end of cable makes them quick and easy to identify. Simple coloured tape is highly effective. All you need to do is wrap coloured tape around the ends of each cable and they’ll be easy to identify, even at distance.

If you’re looking for a robust cable identification product, why not choose Hilltop Products’ clip-on cable markers? We also offer stainless-steel cable markers that are acid resistant and zero halogen tie-on tags that are cost-effective.  

The Takeaway

If you’re intent on protecting your recording studio cables, or cables within any environment for that matter and safeguarding your equipment then integrating a cable management solution is paramount. Any one of these solutions offers a robust and comprehensive solution, perfect for any recording studio.

Interested in learning more about the range of cable ties and cable management products we offer? Get in touch with Hilltop Products today.