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Studio Workstation Desk #2990320 05/20/19 05:28 AM
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I am looking for a studio desk with a slide out 88 key keyboard. The biggest factor for me is cost. I've seen some but they are too expensive.

https://www.keyboardmag.com/gear/output-introduces-the-platform-studio-desk This one is about $800 plus $100 for shipping. The design looks simple enough that perhaps I could have someone here local build one for me.

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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: MPN21] #2990324 05/20/19 07:15 AM
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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Motif88] #2990353 05/20/19 10:58 AM
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I needed one as well...as it turned out, I just used my current one with a couple "ghetto" enhancements smile

1. - I had an old desktop from another office desk that I used in my garage to top some cabinets. It's much deeper than my current one so I simply laid it over top and boom a bigger desk. I was considering just getting a 4x8 nice plywood sheet before I remembered I had that thing.

2. I was trying to figure out how to either make or by a slide-out for either my 88 or 61...turns out, after we moved my studio has a tile floor. I have an old z stand that I no longer use live...I put some felt pads on the z stand and it slides super easy from under the desk. I needed to raise the desk up just a bit, not a problem, more felt pads under each leg smile Obviously on carpet this wouldn't work well, but you might be able to use plastic-bottom furniture-moving sliders...and the z stand legs do take up a bit of space. I widen them out as far as I can though and I have plenty of room.

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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Stokely] #2990382 05/20/19 02:00 PM
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For a couple different times and rooms I've just gone the DIY route. First setup was cinder blocks and long wide pine for shelving. Using cinder blocks can setup lots of ways, and final setup I had the holes in the cinder block pointing out so them create little cubby holes for storing stuff.

My most recent setup for recording and keyboard I got a dining room table since they are much deeper than normal desks. That gave me room to have computer and studio monitors in back and positioned wide apart. Plenty of room up front for keyboard and other things. Then discover sets of adjustable table legs and replaced the original leg with adjustable one for better working height. Then at office supply got a small cabinet on wheels that gave me a file drawer and to small drawers for supplies and etc. As needs great I bought a small studio rack for outboard gear. I put an rack accessory drawer on the bottom, and a power conditioner on top that had pull out lights and front and back AC sockets. Add in my good high back office chair and I had a space I could live in.

Both setups being a patchwork of thing made them very flexible for different setups over time.

Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: MPN21] #2990420 05/20/19 06:15 PM
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Can't tell if the one you posted is big enough for an 88 key controller, but this one is.
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/...yboard-desk-oak


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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Steve Nathan] #2990425 05/20/19 07:27 PM
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Saw this company at the winter NAMM...

https://www.studiodesk.net/home/

Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Stokely] #2990448 05/20/19 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stokely
I needed one as well...as it turned out, I just used my current one with a couple "ghetto" enhancements smile ....

You beat me to it! This person has done what you were describing; it looks cool, and I wouldn't call a "ghetto" enhancement, but just a brilliant idea laugh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu7DRDx7Xdk

In fact, this kind of setup will work better for me. Besides, I am going to take a step further,and now I am deciding on an electric standing desk. I sit for too many hours everyday. Either I can use a keyboard stand with wheels, or I will look into having a slide-out keyboard shelf installed onto a standing desk. I've seen a height adjustable studio desk; it goes from $4,000. So the relatively high prices of electric standing desks are nothing in comparison, and it will do a lot more for me. Great things have humble beginnings - like a ghetto, right? Thanks for your post.

I thought I would add the following links also.
installing a keyboard shelf
https://imgur.com/gallery/Yf7YB/new

https://microship.com/building-piano-drawer/

keyboard shelf
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-co...-your-desk.html

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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: MPN21] #2990465 05/20/19 11:54 PM
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Here is another one from Studio Desk. There are a few models at different price points that hold 88-note Keyboards. They are much cheaper if you happen to be in Europe.



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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Sam CA] #2990539 05/21/19 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Sam CA
Saw this company at the winter NAMM...

https://www.studiodesk.net/home/


I've got the Studiodesk Enterprise in white and black. It's a great desk, and comfortably houses my RD700nx stage piano no probs at all.

Not cheap but good.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/studio_desk_enterprise_desk.htm

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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Dave Keys] #2990543 05/21/19 03:13 PM
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The Zaor Miza M works well for me. It just fits my Roland RD-2000.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MizaMBC--zaor-miza-m-black-cherry

Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Dave Keys] #2990545 05/21/19 03:17 PM
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I highly recommend these - I have one of his earlier desks, the build quality is amazing.

https://www.soundconstructionsupply.com/product/scs-slimline-keyboard-desks/#color

Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Dave Keys] #2990550 05/21/19 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dave Keys
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Saw this company at the winter NAMM...

https://www.studiodesk.net/home/


I've got the Studiodesk Enterprise in white and black. It's a great desk, and comfortably houses my RD700nx stage piano no probs at all.

Not cheap but good.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/studio_desk_enterprise_desk.htm


Dave, did you happen to have a pic of your studio? Be nice to see the desk and your setup.

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This is what I have. Normally about $400 but Guitar Center has it on sale right now for $249.99. If you can get by without a slide-out for the 88-note Keyboard this has plenty of rack space and is on wheels.



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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Stokely] #2990723 05/22/19 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stokely

I had an old desktop from another office desk that I used...


This is the approach I used. Old office desk. Old racks. A couple slabs of wood nailed together to make the far left cabinet the same height as the racks and a few more slabs of wood nailed together (along with a can of black spray paint) to make the monitor / kbd / mouse shelf that my A-88 fits under. Highly functional for a fraction of the cost of all them lovely pro offerings.



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A very nice and impressive setup! For my purpose, I need the desktop space a bunch of small gadgets.

Look at this built-in desk with a sliding shelf. Interesting that earlier a musician friend told me that he could build a sliding shelf right onto the wall for me. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/51228514490189343

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Originally Posted By: mcgoo
Originally Posted By: Stokely

I had an old desktop from another office desk that I used...


This is the approach I used. Old office desk. Old racks. A couple slabs of wood nailed together to make the far left cabinet the same height as the racks and a few more slabs of wood nailed together (along with a can of black spray paint) to make the monitor / kbd / mouse shelf that my A-88 fits under. Highly functional for a fraction of the cost of all them lovely pro offerings.



Very cool. May your rack case follow the way of the warrior.


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My friend suggests that I just buy the frame, and he will design the desktop and install a slide out shelf. He thinks we can do it under $600.

Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Steve Nathan] #2990815 05/23/19 07:34 AM
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SCS makes a slim line version of their composer/keyboard desk -

https://www.soundconstructionsupply.com/product/scs-slimline-keyboard-desks/#color


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There are a lot of home studio desks in the market and if you are in a budget you can check this out. https://homestudiomaven.com/studio-furniture/best-studio-desks

They listed 3 affordable studio desks.

But if you have a few extra bucks and a wider space in your home, go for a bigger one.

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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Sam CA] #2993761 06/11/19 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: Sam CA
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Saw this company at the winter NAMM...

https://www.studiodesk.net/home/


I've got the Studiodesk Enterprise in white and black. It's a great desk, and comfortably houses my RD700nx stage piano no probs at all.


Not cheap but good.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/studio_desk_enterprise_desk.htm


Dave, did you happen to have a pic of your studio? Be nice to see the desk and your setup.


Here you go: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEbPMFU

These were taken a few months back. I now have the keyboard and the trackpad on the keyboard stand part just in front of the RD - more ergonomic.

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Originally Posted By: Dave Keys

Here you go: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEbPMFU

These were taken a few months back. I now have the keyboard and the trackpad on the keyboard stand part just in front of the RD - more ergonomic.


Thank you Dave. It looks really good. Is that a TV or an actual computer monitor?

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It’s a 4k 50” tv running at 60hz on a MacBook Pro.

Works a treat!


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Re: Studio Workstation Desk [Re: Dave Keys] #2993932 06/12/19 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dave Keys
It’s a 4k 50” tv running at 60hz on a MacBook Pro.

Works a treat!


It seems like a perfect size for this particular desk. Any bigger and it would block the monitors.


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