Is this the only sit stand studio desk for 88

Discussion in 'GEAR Talk Forum' started by Pixelee, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Pixelee

    Pixelee Active Member

    Apr 27, 2014
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  2. Silence-is-Golden

    Silence-is-Golden ^^

    Jun 8, 2015
    and what needs consideration with an elevated desktop is cable management as this will also move along with the height difference.

    don’t know of any other btw.
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  3. Jaap

    Jaap Yes, that's an alto flute

    Following with interest. At the moment I am looking into one of the sit/stand desks from Ikea and rebuild it to my own needs with a tray and some other things.
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  4. Michael Antrum

    Michael Antrum Only the good die young....

    You do realise that at the bottom of that page you linked is 'Custom Shop' where they say they can customise any desk design for you .....
  5. Massimo

    Massimo Active Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Very nice solution indeed. I have been using a motorized table, not by this company, for a few years and the flexibility to work sitting down and standing up is something I recommend to anybody spending considerable time in a studio... This particular product Pixelee comes with a fairly high price tag but it looks very well made and solid, make sure this stand comes with two motors (left and right) and not just one, otherwise you may encounter some issues.

    All the very best,

    Max T.
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  6. danbo

    danbo Active Member

    Jun 14, 2018
    Looks like the same or similar base as sold by Monoprice for a few hundred bucks. I made a top out of a bit of plywood (and a shelf/rack behind the keyboard) for another $50. Not as zippy looking but more functional than anything I've seen, for my gear. One problem they probably don't mention - those sit-stands have a weight limit which I easily exceeded. So I don't use the sit/stand capability.

    Anyhow I don't think it's needed. I've been in sit/stand desks for 30 years, being a big fan way back (computer work). With music work I just pick up my violin, clarinet or guitar or something and get my half hour practice in. Adding in the body/breathing work from a solo instrument does wonders to clear the kinks.

    Things I don't like about that desk

    1. Rounded sides - gear is all squared off, why do they make these desks weird shapes that don't fit anything?
    2. Only 2U or something for the riser racks, not a lot of space there. I've got about 40U spread around mine
    3. Master keyboard on a tray - I hate this. Ask any piano tech or look at a grand, mine has a couple inches of 20 grade maple ply.

    I took a different approach, put the keyboard on the desk and float the computer keyboard above it on a keyboard tray. Works beautifully.
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  7. will_m

    will_m Active Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    There are a number of places that sell just the motorised desk legs, you could then look at just adding a desk top. I'm considering getting the Jarvis from Fully, as it will lift 158kg.

    Would be pretty simple to add a sliding tray, most of them are literally a piece of wood attached to sliding rails.
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  8. Mystic

    Mystic Senior Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    I bought a motorized desk and am working on adding my own sliding tray. I got everything I need, just need to assemble it.
  9. bvaughn0402

    bvaughn0402 Active Member

    Feb 27, 2016
    Austin, TX
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  10. robgb

    robgb I was young once

    Apr 6, 2016
    You can buy a sit/stand desk for about $350. Build your own keyboard tray.
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  11. Mystic

    Mystic Senior Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    This guide helped me:
    I have a few changes I got for mine such as an aluminum channel for the back to reinforce the tray due to weight of an 88-key board.
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