Show me your d...esk

Discussion in 'GEAR Talk Forum' started by Lupez, May 30, 2018.

  1. steveo42

    steveo42 Active Member

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    I did something similar for my RD-2000. I finally gave up trying to have the keyboard under the desk because I could never get things right. Either my knees were hitting or if I raised the desk up on blocks, it was kind of precarious and one step from falling onto my $2500 keyboard.. It's a 125lb, at least, table. What I did was create a shelf at the far end of the table that the RD-2000 can slide under when not in use. I also put the RD-2000 on 4 of those "magic slider" things they sell on the TV infomercials. This makes it easy to slide in and out from it's garage.. I'm tidying up the studio but will post a pic when things are done...
     
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  2. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

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    Man. Youse alls need to make yourselves a sliding desktop over your keyboard.

    I tried everything else first. :)
     
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  3. Wolf68

    Wolf68 I should compose something.

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    My current playground...:)
     
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  4. Jeremy Gillam

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    I finally picked up an 88-key controller (M-Audio Hammer 88) which I had to remove from the enclosure so that it would fit on a stand under my $45 LINNMON / ADILS desk from IKEA. I also had to jack the table up on some weird bricks that I found around the property (this being the one and only time I was happy my landlord never cleans up after himself) so that the desk would clear the keyboard.

    It's pretty janky, but it was cheap and has charm and I'm hoping it will do until I set up more of a proper studio somewhere else. The Neutron is a new addition too — I love having something analog right there at my fingertips. I'm not much of a pianist but I'm pleased with the M-Audio keyboard, it's a huge improvement over the tiny 24 key controller I was using before. Now that I have 88 weighted keys I've started relearning some of the Josh Groban songs I used to play in high school, so that's fun!



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  5. Jeremy Gillam

    Jeremy Gillam Active Member

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    When is someone going to start a thread called "Show me your V...STs"?
     
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  6. starise

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    Tastefully done. I think at least half of the equation is how the space makes you feel.
     
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  7. steveo42

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    Be careful with jacking the table up on bricks etc. I tried that and at one point I noticed one of the legs on the pieces of 4x4 holding up the 150 lb table was falling off the edge which would have resulted in 150lb of desk coming down on my $2000 Roland RD-2000. Just saying.
     
  8. Jeremy Gillam

    Jeremy Gillam Active Member

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    Thanks. I intend to monitor the situation closely :)
     
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