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Paulogic

Active Member
@rnieto and @Paulogic while your desks couldn't look more different, I like them both very much. Congratulations and I wish you many happy, creative years behind your beautiful desks.
Thanks !

And in answer to the obsolete rack-space : I use it to place my USB hub, Mac Mini, UR-22C, SSD's and
2 led-lamps.
Ledlamps are Plastic ball/cube, converted from battery to external power with a Walmart.
This power supply also is connected to the led strip at the back of the monitor and this
results in a calm light pinky atmosphere, although the wall's are painted light orange. LOL
 

easyrider

Senior Member
I always wonder, do you guys actually use rack-stuff? It seems like most of it is no longer "needed", and could be placed elsewere? I mention this because I plan on doing a custom build for my controller desk. I want nice wood and such. You know, not that pressed stuff, but a nice, big, old slab of wood. I always see these desks which have the screens lifted on a ledge, because you need room for those unused racks. But that seems insane, who would do that? You would have to constantly look up. Neckstrain and such. :)

Edit: I am 1.74. So maybe I am just to short to use a proper desk.
I have 16 channels of mic pre in my racks….and some outboard FX and guitar FX….and then I have my computer in a rack….then my Patchbays…..so yes I need racks…I’ve been in the process of moving my desk and upgrading the workspace…I’ll post a pic once finished….
 

mikeh-375

old school
This old school bugger has got rid of his paper manuscript at long last. It cost me mind you because I've forked out for a Surface Studio. Oh boy what a transformation, Sibelius with a stylus is amazing and the Surface Studio can go from vertical to a drafting position.

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mikeh-375

old school
What’s in your racks ?
....the floor rack is redundant, old stuff like a TC electronic M3000 reverb, a TC Fireworx and a DAT recorder. The rack top right under the speaker has a Motu 1248 some midi sport, 2 Blackmagic SSD racks plus some unitor 8's. It's all in the DAW these days right?
 

easyrider

Senior Member
....the floor rack is redundant, old stuff like a TC electronic M3000 reverb, a TC Fireworx and a DAT recorder. The rack top right under the speaker has a Motu 1248 some midi sport, 2 Blackmagic SSD racks plus some unitor 8's.
Can I see a pic closeup…I’m doing mine and want to see yours 🤓
 

BVMusic

Member
While green with envy at some of the beautiful setups displayed in this thread, I am very grateful for the third monitor that I somehow managed to squeeze in.

In portrait mode, it really makes it easier to work with the Editor (pianoroll) and the many articulations.

Just a little nook under a slanted roof.. but it’s my little nook :)
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When I see images like these, I say to myself, these studio images are just as inspiring as making music!
 

gsilbers

Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com
Well, after wiating 3 months+ for Buso Audio desk i gave up and asked for a refund.
The producer XL does look amazing but can't be waiting forever.

Ill have to continue using my ikea with a DIY keyboard slider and a couple of rack shelves.


For racks i have Warm audio 1073x2 clone. SSL Fusion w TC finalizer (its bascially a plug inreally), SLA2 amp fro ns10s and the arp 2600 (behringer). For those asking which and why rack gear.

I tried several outboard gear (eq/comp/limiter/verb/etc) and compared to the plugin versions and the difference wasnt as much compared to all the extra work and space the hwardware needs. Iveknown this since 2005 when i saw the video promo from waves SSL comp and CLA mixing the same song on both a real ssl vs waves w same/similar settings. I cannot find that video anymore. but still, as for heardware... i keep buying, comparing and selling :)
I mean, it does help getting a good sound faster but by now all the cables on the floor are giving me nightmares :)
At the end Having a streamlined setup i think trumps all that gear and the extra steps. Not to mention recall of course. Some poeple get inspired by the gear. OR it help sell professionalism to client (a very real thing)

I wanted to get the Overstayer Modular chanel which i think woud the the ideal desert island rack gear as its a mic pre, a mixing and mastering channel strip and distortion sfx unit all in one. But that company also took more than 4 months to deliver and asked for a refund :/
 

tebling

Active Member
Do you use the wacom for painting too and how does that work ergonomically for you? Which is the Monitor you have the image on if you do?
I do create digital art, but it's usually of the procedural kind. I'm terrible at traditional art. But when I do use the Wacom for those rare occasions, I'll use the right hand monitor since it's closest to the tablet.
 
I just got my custom-made sit-stand desk from a local carpenter. It's my design, so I knew what to expect, but he went so far beyond that! I'm in awe of people who are *so* good at this kind of thing. Can't wait for Monday now! (excuse the pink curtains and messy studio - I only moved house a couple of weeks back!)
 

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Alex Fraser

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This old school bugger has got rid of his paper manuscript at long last. It cost me mind you because I've forked out for a Surface Studio. Oh boy what a transformation, Sibelius with a stylus is amazing and the Surface Studio can go from vertical to a drafting position.

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Nice. This is the sort of duel workstation idea I'm building towards. I've given up on having the '88 in the "traditional" spot, be it on top or underneath the desk. The ergonomics simply don't work for me.
 

Alex Fraser

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Update: And here's the idea in progress. Very much a prototype, but the goal is to have a "mouse and keyboard" free area to the left of the main work space. This area is designed for performing, loading patches and light sound editing via Logic's smart controls.

Logic is mainly driven by the iPad here with smart controls doing the heavy lifting for plugin settings, mics etc. Patches and libraries can be loaded in via the iPad. Early days and I'm finding Logic is...ahem...quirky with a couple of arrange windows open. But I'm loving the ergonomics of this. Will upgrade the Keystation to Hammer Pro soon.

Main desk (not pictured) has an M-Audio Oxygen Pro 32 as controller.

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