Cables. Cables for microphones, speakers, monitors, amplifiers, USB codecs – WHATEVER you have in your studio……
I can’t stress this enough:
Invest in good, high quality cables!
Plus, don’t pinch or bend them, and know which ones go where.
All too often someone will ask me to look into finding a hiss or buzz or why their mic or studio monitors aren’t working at all. Almost 90% of the time – it has something to do with a bad cable. Cheap cables are the number 1 culprit, followed by pinched or cut cables from sloppy studios. Make sure everything is tied up neatly with wire ties, run nicely and uniformly – and if you can, spring for the good stuff.