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I am redesigning my studio and I am searching for a desk that could support my Numa X 88, Motif xs7,  and a MacBook pro with video and audio monitors. I would like a cool contemporary look. 
 

Any suggestions?

'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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Using: RD-2000, Logic Pro X, Omnisphere, Keyscape, Komplete 12, CFX Lite, Arturia V, Pigments, ME80, VPS Avenger, u-he Diva, Hive2, Roland Cloud, OB-E, OP-X, 27” Retina iMac

 

Sold: Korg: Kronos 88, T3, MS20, Yamaha: Motif XS8, Motif ES8, Motif 8, KX88, TX802, Oberheim: Modular 8 Voice, OBXa, OB8, Prophet 5, Roland D50, Dyno-My-Rhodes, Crumar T2

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The word "Studio" is like the words "Golf" and "Dentist", it increases the price by a considerable margin. 

"New" is also a cost multiplier. 

 

That said, this is about ergonomics. A comfortable workstation is a good workstation. 

 

If a chair is part of your concept, buy it first and spend what you must to get something really nice. That's a great start at least. 

There are too many unknowns and variables to go much beyond that here. Buy nice or buy twice!

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.
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I simply doweled two brackets to the wall, mounted a shortened tabletop on it, hung the screen on the wall, put the studio monitors and two 19 inch racks on the table and simply put the keyboard on a keyboard stand in front of or under the plate. total cost about 200 bucks. looks good and ergonomics work great for me. for my needs certainly better than any affordable studio desk I've found.

LIFE IS SHORT, GO GET THE GEAR YOU WANT ;-)

 

 

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5 hours ago, KuruPrionz said:

The word "Studio" is like the words "Golf" and "Dentist", it increases the price by a considerable margin. 

"New" is also a cost multiplier. 

Exactly.   I didn't want to shell out close to $10k for an electric standing studio desk.    I bought a solid butcher block,  electric desk frame, and hired a guy (any wood worker or carpenter can do this very easily.   Then I bought a few wood computer monitor stands.   The pics were taken before everything was setup, but you get the idea.   I might add that the frame can hold 350 or 375 LBS, and the whole thing cost me $1,110 including the labor cost of $600 plus the monitor stands.  1139451320_desk1.thumb.jpg.df60dc56d332bcec9b56d5d3979bd516.jpg

 

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Well… I currently have the RAB Audio ProRak 88 Desk but I’m looking to replace it. For the money it’s between Zaor and AZ Studios. I need something big enough to hold a full size 88 key keyboard like the RD-2000 or Fantom 8. AZ is the only one that is power height adjustable.

Using: RD-2000, Logic Pro X, Omnisphere, Keyscape, Komplete 12, CFX Lite, Arturia V, Pigments, ME80, VPS Avenger, u-he Diva, Hive2, Roland Cloud, OB-E, OP-X, 27” Retina iMac

 

Sold: Korg: Kronos 88, T3, MS20, Yamaha: Motif XS8, Motif ES8, Motif 8, KX88, TX802, Oberheim: Modular 8 Voice, OBXa, OB8, Prophet 5, Roland D50, Dyno-My-Rhodes, Crumar T2

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To clarify, you're wanting said desk to support the Numa X88 and the Motif XS7 simultaneously, yes? And presumably so both can be played etc at any time?

Yamaha: Motif XF8, YS200, MX61, CVP-305, CLP-130, YPG-235, PSR-295, PSS-470

Roland: Fantom 7, JV-1000 | Kurzweil: PC3-76, PC4 (88) | Korg: N1R, X5DR

Emu: Proteus/1 | Casio: CT-370 | Novation: Launchkey 37 MK3

Yamaha Pacifica 112V | Ibanez BTB-675 | Alesis SamplePad Pro

Former: Emu Proformance Plus & Mo'Phatt, Korg Krome 61, Roland Fantom XR & JV-1010, Behringer CAT

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11 hours ago, Mighty Motif Max said:

To clarify, you're wanting said desk to support the Numa X88 and the Motif XS7 simultaneously, yes? And presumably so both can be played etc at any time?

 

Ideally..

'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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My plan is somewhat simple--use a regular keyboard stand and get a standing desk (one with one leg on each side) that lets me slide the stand under it.  I've been doing this now with a regular desk but I'm tall and I'd prefer getting both keyboard and desk up higher.

Since I won't really be using the "standing desk" to sit and stand throughout the day, I'm looking at the manual crank ones (electric seems like something that could fail down the line).  I think these desks look nice and minimalistic and they are completely open underneath.

I don't have any outboard gear so this plan should be fine.  Speakers are on stands and my monitor is on an arm that clamps to the desk, so a flat desktop is fine.  One thing I don't like is that almost all the tops that come with the legs are 24" deep and I'd prefer deeper.   I'm probably going to get the legs separate and mount a nice wood one from home depot etc unless I can find a 48" x 30" one (or close to that).

Edit, I kind of missed the "two keyboards at once" thing :)   My plan wouldn't work for that!

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I've also been looking at that AZ Summit stand. Along the way I've discovered this build-to-order company, which looks to make some similar configs:

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoundesignStudio?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=871333545

 

While going down the Etsy rabbit hole, I also found this piece:

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/786695066/the-capriccio-studio-desk-top-for 

 

Expensive for what it is, but one of the nicest designs I've run across. I contacted the vendor and he doesn't have time right now to build another one, but for me it's a good point of reference for design possibilities.  

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2 hours ago, Brad Kaenel said:

 

Thanks Brad... But I am afraid for a used piece of furniture, that is priced pretty high.  I am close to the AZ folks spoke I will be checking out the summit.  Like being able to stand at my age....

'55 and '59 B3's, Leslies 147, 122, 21H, Motif XS7, Mellotrons M300 and M400, Wurlitzer 200, Gibson G101, Vox Continental, Mojo
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