The Ultimate Mobile Music Studio | My Portable Studio Touring Composer Rig – Composer Secrets EP3


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In this month’s Composers Secrets show, I share the details of my current mobile music studio with a detailed Studio Tour. I had seen a few videos by Christian Hensen over the years sharing his mobile rigs and thought it was about time I share my current setup.

As a composer working on tight deadlines, I often need to write, mix, master, and deliver projects in as little as 4 hours for my advertising clients. That means even when I am on the go, out on holiday, or traveling, I still needed to have a portable music studio solution that could handle all of my needs.

Fast forward to almost 20 years later and I have evolved my mobile music studio into something that has no compromise from my “home” writing and recording studio.

Complete with a rack-mounted Intel-based Mac Mini, loads of USB ports, and 3 Black Magic docs with 12 SSDs for samples and projects, my current mobile rig is exactly the same as my home studio. I simply add the front and back covers to my shock-mounted rack case and wheel it away with me.

This mobile music rig is constantly evolving as I find new tech and gear that better serves my needs, meets my budget and most importantly integrates into my workflow.

In today’s video, I share the details of my mobile music studio as well as the plans I have to make it into the Ultimate Mobile Music Studio.


My Old Laptop Mobile Studio

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) –
AKAI Professional LPK25 – USB MIDI Keyboard controller –
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Studio Headphones –


Current Mobile Music Studio

Custom Built 5 Space Rollaway Shockmount Case like this one ( ) and this one ( )
Apple Mac mini “Core i7” 3.2 (Late 2018)  –
MiniLab mkII by Arturia ( review ) –
Rackmac Mini 1U Rackmount enclosure –
Blackmagic Design MultiDock 10G SRack Mount 4-Slot USB-C Disk Dock –
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Studio Headphones –
Sedna 13 Port USB 3.1 Hub-
Apogee Quartet Audio Interace –
SonarWorks Reference 4 –
Backblaze Cloud Back-Up –

All music used in this video from provided by Endocrinemusic/Don Bodin Music
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