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We’ve Got Your Back! Creating a More Ergonomic Studio

We’ve Got Your Back! – Creating an Ergonomic Studio Since the invention of the office, all desk jobs have involved sitting, lots and lots of sitting. However, plenty of research studies have demonstrated that sitting for long periods of time is linked to deadly health conditions (if you are looking for a shock, go look up “sitting health risks”). Sitting takes a toll on the body, as well as your workflow. On the other hand, studies have shown that standing while working has been found to increase productivity. As a producer, it can be easy to sit for hours during your sessions. If you work in the box, that further increases the likelihood of sitting, since everything you need is in one spot! In this article, we’ll give you the how and what. We’ll show you some tools you can utilize to make your perfectly ergonomic studio (as an Amazon …

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Beat Lab Health Series: Stretches for Producers, Musicians, and Everyone!

Beat Lab Health Series: Stretches for Producers, Musicians, and Everyone! Back pain. Wrist pain. Neck pain. Many of you feel one of these nuisances daily. Some of you feel them all, maybe it’s more of soreness for others. Regardless of your occupation, it’s quite a common feeling. Whether it involves producing in the box with a keyboard and mouse, setting faders on a mixing board, or recording sweet licks with a guitar in your hands, you are not immune to experiencing soreness, especially if you work for long periods of time. Fortunately for us all, soreness and pain can be greatly reduced with a little bit of effort. You’ll find relief largely through stretching and taking breaks. In this article, I will cover a series of stretches targeted at relieving areas of tension common to musicians, producers, and any desk-worker. Below you’ll find a number of short videos we compiled …

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Beat Lab Health Series: Introduction

Beat Lab Health Series: Introduction There come many benefits of all the isolation a lot of us are experiencing, like how easy it is to work on music! Some of us are working from home, some of us have been let go from our jobs, but everyone is feeling the pandemic. With all this time we’re spending as our desks, it’s important to take care of our health. That’s what inspired this series – the Beat Lab Health Series. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing articles covering everything related to office health. Stretching, ergonomics, mental health, good habits, you name it! As long as you’re stuck inside you may as well update your wellness. One thing I have found to be common among music producers is that they’re never bored. Why? Music is enveloping. Working in music requires an unwavering spirit and powerful will. While those with 9-to-5 jobs …

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