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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by t4mh » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:43 pm

mojobone wrote:The problem for me is having an easily adjustable keyboard height to accommodate the different positions I find myself in, and other performers who'll occasionally use my rig. They really don't make any such beast. Best to have an adjustable keyboard workstation that's separate from the computer desk, and jes' use a remote, when flyin' solo. Way cheaper, this way, too.
Sounds like you need a foot operated hydraulic lift kinda like a barber chair. Only for the keyboard...
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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by fusilierb » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:47 pm

Wow, that custom desk is gorgeous. I recently had to move out my house into an apartment in another city for a short term job. I had to pair down the gear I brought to accommodate my new lack of accommodations.

I bought the cheapest desk I could find from Guitar Center:


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Studio-RTA- ... 1152462.gc

My keyboard controller is a Roland Fantom 8, 88 keys and weighs 10 thousand pounds. It actually sits perfectly on the desk and my computer and other gear all sit and mount nicely around it. The keyboard could be considered to sit a bit high, but I'm tall and this works well for me.

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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by Lazyknife » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:02 am

http://www.thomann.de/nl/studiorta_producer_station.htm

I"ve got this one. There's room for a (piano) keyboard and a (computer) keyboard on there. But I've got my digidesign command 8 on the desk that takes up a lot of room.

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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by mazz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:02 am

I actually have the same desk currently and personally can't wait to sell it! If I put a keyboard up there, it's way too high, plus I need room for the control surfaces. When I put my keyboard in front, it blocks the racks, the racks are hard to access from the sides and when full, it's too heavy to roll, at least on carpet.

There's just very few viable and affordable solutions out there for the composer who needs a keyboard in front of them, who is also an engineer and has a small space!
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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by davedwards » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:56 pm

I've been watching the Omnirax stuff for a while now, and this looks pretty interesting. Not that much more than many of the make-do measures mentioned. I've seen this for around $900; not cheap, but after a bout with carpal-tunnel/overuse I take ergonomics very seriously. They do supply schematics if you're the handy type.
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Re: Center Desk for Home Studio

Post by herminga123 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:45 am

I am hoping this works. $100 on ebay (brand new). I am planning on buying a desk hutch and place it at the back of the desk for my imac and monitors. My 88-key digital piano will be on an X-stand and I will pull the desk partially over the piano.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 2S1830614P

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