What's new

Show me your d...esk

Alex Fraser

Requires ☕️
I was struck by this video that popped into my feed last night:



Such a different concept to the usual composer setup. Gent has a table on wheels he rolls around the studio between different workstations and instruments depending on the job in hand. Clever.
 

Lo28

New Member
I was thinking and working on a keyboard solution for a lomg time. The problem is always: either the keyboard is too low if its in a drawer under the desk which causes me posture problems working long times or too high and in the way for other work if its on top of the desk.

So my solution is the attached. I modified an electronic desk stand which can be electronically put up and down. Then I attached aluminium profiles and rolls to it. Now if not in use I can roll it deep u der the desk completely out of the way and when I need the master keyboard I pull it and move it up using the remote.

I did exactly the same thing! Mounted a MDF board on a Linak desk stand (the brand that is used for the Konig&Meyer 18800 keyboard stand). Since my wooden desk is very thick, I had to use extra low lifting columns to be able to pass the keyboard underneath the desk, then attached MDF blocks with the right height and wheels.
Very happy with the result!
View attachment KeyboardStand.mp4 IMG_20201220_233202.jpeg
 

CeDur

Active Member
Been really busy with my work lately didn't have time to tidy up beforehand.
It reminds me the days of living in a dorm, where the room had marked out paths to the piano, door and my roommate's guitar amplifier. BTW our neighbours hated us :D
 

shponglefan

Collector of sample libraries
Built myself a new desk recently to replace my flimsy Ikea desk.

The frame is a V-Flex II motorized sit/stand desk frame. The tops I custom made from a dual layer of maple plywood and trimmed with solid maple. It's heavy, but rock solid.

Next up will be to build a proper monitor stand to match the tabletops. I'm looking at incorporating some rack mounting for audio interface/patchbay/etc.

Studio Desk 03.jpg Studio Desk 04.jpg
 
Last edited:

Baronvonheadless

Active Member
Earlier this year I invested quite a bit into my future as a composer and it’s been a dream ever since. I’m thinking of getting a bigger keyboard/weighted one at some point. Maybe the hammer 88 pro. But I’ll probably have to take my tray down a notch or two to fit it. This one is only 2 inches high. Anyways, here’s a before and after (I was previously using my wife’s old drafting table for artists and pulling out the drawers and putting random shit under the keyboard until it would stay still hahahaha)
 

Attachments

  • 33EE40D6-F903-4AEA-8037-C0FCFFAFD0BD.jpeg
    33EE40D6-F903-4AEA-8037-C0FCFFAFD0BD.jpeg
    166.5 KB · Views: 101
  • 9261A60D-D77C-4261-BE31-5CC6D23171D3.jpeg
    9261A60D-D77C-4261-BE31-5CC6D23171D3.jpeg
    283.3 KB · Views: 101
  • AAD5FA0C-D72A-422E-8BC7-40D0D3E479B3.jpeg
    AAD5FA0C-D72A-422E-8BC7-40D0D3E479B3.jpeg
    247.3 KB · Views: 103

Kony

Bad ape
Earlier this year I invested quite a bit into my future as a composer and it’s been a dream ever since. I’m thinking of getting a bigger keyboard/weighted one at some point. Maybe the hammer 88 pro. But I’ll probably have to take my tray down a notch or two to fit it. This one is only 2 inches high. Anyways, here’s a before and after (I was previously using my wife’s old drafting table for artists and pulling out the drawers and putting random shit under the keyboard until it would stay still hahahaha)
Looks really good - how do you stop the sustain pedal moving around on the carpet though? Velcro?
 

MusicStudent

Music Student
The desk is not motorized but can be manually adjusted from sitting to full standing height. You can find this desk at Home Depot under the name of Husky Work Benches. The bench comes with two trays but I had to remove one for the height of the keyboard to fit. The 61 width fits perfect in the sliding try and the 88 is on a Z-Piano frame on wheels. Not perfect but I have a very small space for this setup. IMG_1342.jpg
 

Baronvonheadless

Active Member
Looks really good - how do you stop the sustain pedal moving around on the carpet though? Velcro?
Thank you man, unfortunately there's not much to do. This one works better than the old flat style one I had, because its heavier but it still moves a bit. I'll just have to grab it with both feet and position it how I need to if it ever gets too far hahaha. So far so good tho.
 
Top Bottom