Home studio desks

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pascual
KVRist
457 posts since 15 Jul, 2003 from costa rica / oregon

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:51 am

QWERTY keyboard over piano or other way around. That is my question. I’m building a studio desk and I’ve seen both approaches. Not sure if I want a sliding drawer underneath for a midi keyboard or for my computer keyboard.
Experiences? Opinions?

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KVRist
262 posts since 5 Jun, 2017 from Los Angeles

Re: Home studio desks

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:55 pm

My opinion....I don't like a heavy 88 keyboard on a sliding drawer at all. Also hand position and distance from the monitor could become an issue. I guess it depends on logistics and the type of midi controller(s) you use.
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miloszz
KVRist
107 posts since 5 Jul, 2019

Re: Home studio desks

Post Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:17 am

Because my music iMac is also my home office computer, the more ergonomic QWERTY position is more important to me.

I'm looking at a 4-legged standing desk because I could go without a drawer but raise and lower it to proper ergonomics either way (though I'd have to move the keyboard when not in use) - or I could DIY a drawer myself at some point.

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KVRAF
5403 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Home studio desks

Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:22 am

You can't get a wireless qwerty and put it in your lap?
Or just get an adjustable flip table?
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Curtismech
KVRer
22 posts since 18 Oct, 2014

Re: Home studio desks

Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:13 pm

I've tried both and didn't really like either. It always seemed like one was in the way of the other or uncomfortable. I moved it off to the side as it is not in heavy use.

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walidantar
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60 posts since 4 Feb, 2012 from residant in ksa/jeddah

Re: Home studio desks

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm

look at the one i've drawn, it's simplified and easy to make
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... -32-by-295
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