Found on Reverb: Handmade Gear to Bring Some Flair to Your Home Studio

One of the most delightful things about browsing the pages of Reverb is finding something that you didn’t know you needed. Maybe it’s a handmade percussive instrument or a 3D-printed synth rack. Whatever the case may be, there are pages and pages of unique pieces of gear just waiting to be found.

Being that Reverb is home to a lot of smaller shops specializing in unique, handmade, or one-of-a-kind gear, we wanted to take a minute today to highlight and celebrate some particular pieces that would serve to spruce up any home studio.

Custom Vocal Booths by LA Vocal Booths
$2,595 - $3,995

LA Vocal Booths specializes in custom-made isolation booths to fit any studio’s needs. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, with different appointments. The booths are insulated with foam, and feature LED lighting, along with an exhaust fan for ventilation.

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LA Vocal Booths

Stands by Synths & Wood
$44 - $68

Synths & Wood is a shop based out of the U.K. that specializes in wooden stands and end cheeks for all kinds of synthesizers. All of the stands are high-quality, made from woods like walnut and oak. Some of them have even been stained to match the color of the synth, like this Roland AIRA TR-8 stand to the right.

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Synths & Wood

Subkick-01 Low Frequency Microphone by Dr. Alien Smith

Subkick mics are useful for catching especially low bass frequencies from bass amps and kick drums, which means you can get extra low-end punch in your final mix. When recording, it’s common to try and make your own DIY version of a subkick mic, and while that can be effective in some cases, it’s often not perfect. The Subkick-01 Low Frequency Microphone is a well-made, high-quality, and reliable alternative for musicians who want that extra low-end punch without having to figure it out themselves.

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Dr Alien Smith

Custom Recording Light by Out of the Blue Shed
$119 - $209

While gear is often the main priority when outfitting a practice space or studio, aesthetics should definitely be a consideration. Retired recording engineer and producer Walter Morgan crafts these budget-friendly signs in Texas, with long-lasting LED strips to let light shine through more effectively than the originals.

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Out of the Blue Shed

Shakers and Rattles by Upcycled Percussion
$20 - $25

No studio would be complete without some auxiliary percussion. From potato masher and bottle cap shakers to handheld rattles made from Upwords letter tiles, there are many unique choices available through Upcycled Percussion, a shop based in Portland, Oregon.

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Upcycled Percussion

Handmade Microphones by Ear Trumpet Labs
$550 - $600

Also hailing from Portland is Ear Trumpet Labs, a company that has been making unique, boutique microphones "for adventurous musicians and recordists" since 2011. All of the mic models Ear Trumpet currently sells are visually striking, handmade, and hand-wired, and promise a professional and high-quality sound. Their most popular model is a large-diaphragm condenser called Edwina.

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Ear Trumpet Labs

3D-Printed Stands by 3DSynth
$12.50 - $65

If wooden stands aren’t quite your style, look no further than these rad 3D-printed synth stands and racks from 3DSynth. They come in a variety of cool solid colors and color combinations, and the shop features a lot of custom builds for specific synth models.

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Handcrafted Studio Furniture by M Gear Design
$5 - $2,000

M Gear Design builds a variety of handcrafted technical and studio furniture designed to maximize the potential of your space. Whether you're looking for a brand-new workstation for your console or just a couple of monitor stands, M Gear Design has you covered with a high-quality and aesthetically pleasing piece.

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M Gear Design

Custom Treatment by Next Generation Acoustics
$19.95 - $350

Acoustically treating your studio or practice space can be an important step for engineers and a complicated one if you’re not sure where to start. Next Generation Acoustics works with each customer to determine their needs before custom-making each order by hand.

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Next Generation Acoustics, Inc.

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