i made a cradle for my machinedrum

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i made a cradle for my machinedrum

Post by derma_tek » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:42 pm

so i got tired of leaning the machinedrum against boxes and such so i could angle it to see the screen.

i decided to build a nice looking cradle. i think it turned out pretty nice, and the best part is the machinedrum just slides in, so i didn't have to alter the machine in anyway, no holes or anything.

figured you guys might like to see some pix :)


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Post by JSRockit » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:54 pm

Looks very nice. Don't know what else to say... :oops:
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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:08 am

i always hated that the machinedrum has a flat screen, this makes it some much easier to see :)

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:25 am

derma_tek wrote:i always hated that the machinedrum has a flat screen, this makes it some much easier to see :)
The way I use both Elektron is flat on the table with me hunched over the top of them... and I prefer this way. I love flat desktop machines... however, to each his own. I see many drum machines tilted in the fashion you like.
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Post by Box » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:31 am

I don't like flat screens; have to look at them in a straight angle to see anything. Nice cradle btw; some kind of walnut?
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:44 am

Looks like Jarrah to me.

But yeah, it looks relly cool. Is it stable? I always find I'm leaning on my instruments a bit when I tweak them.

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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:46 am

Box wrote:I don't like flat screens; have to look at them in a straight angle to see anything. Nice cradle btw; some kind of walnut?
my feeling exactly :) the wood is red oak actually, and the stain color is called red oak as well :) thanks for the kind words :)

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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:48 am

JSRockit wrote:
derma_tek wrote:i always hated that the machinedrum has a flat screen, this makes it some much easier to see :)
The way I use both Elektron is flat on the table with me hunched over the top of them... and I prefer this way. I love flat desktop machines... however, to each his own. I see many drum machines tilted in the fashion you like.
i love the machinedrum, just didn't like leaning over it for extended periods of time, this cradle just makes me want to use it even more. but like you said to each his own :)

i think i may make a mini version of it for my jomox m-base01 since i have some left over wood.

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Post by 9mm » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:48 am

maybe it needs a color lcd display on a hinge... :roll:
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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:51 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Looks like Jarrah to me.

But yeah, it looks relly cool. Is it stable? I always find I'm leaning on my instruments a bit when I tweak them.
it's built like a tank to say the least, solid red oak and i put rubber feet on the bottom of the wood so the whole thing doesn't slide around.
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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:53 am

9mm wrote:maybe it needs a color lcd display on a hinge... :roll:
a hinge would be nice, but that would only make elektron raise the price even higher :shock:

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Post by Box » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:56 am

derma_tek wrote:
Box wrote:I don't like flat screens; have to look at them in a straight angle to see anything. Nice cradle btw; some kind of walnut?
my feeling exactly :) the wood is red oak actually, and the stain color is called red oak as well :) thanks for the kind words :)
Ah ok. That's a pretty grain and colour. I'm guessing you used a flash when taking the pictures which made it look lighter? Reminds me of the walnut used on my console piano.
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Post by 9mm » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:00 am

derma_tek wrote:
9mm wrote:maybe it needs a color lcd display on a hinge... :roll:
a hinge would be nice, but that would only make elektron raise the price even higher :shock:
unabashed wishful thinking. i can't afford one anyway. :x
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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:22 am

Box wrote:
derma_tek wrote:
Box wrote:I don't like flat screens; have to look at them in a straight angle to see anything. Nice cradle btw; some kind of walnut?
my feeling exactly :) the wood is red oak actually, and the stain color is called red oak as well :) thanks for the kind words :)
Ah ok. That's a pretty grain and colour. I'm guessing you used a flash when taking the pictures which made it look lighter? Reminds me of the walnut used on my console piano.
yeah the flash on my camera, kinda made the color look weird in the pix, it actually has more of a slight redish color more so than brown, not super dark though :)

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Post by syncretism » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:51 am

Very nice, mate, but it'll drive you crazy when you upgrade to a Mk 2 ;)
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