Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

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Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by XZit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:24 am

I need some buyers guide help on choosing a rack/keyboard stand/w.e. for my virus TI and my mackbook pro.

So it would obviously need a place for me to put my virus ti 61 key, and another place ontop for the labtop. I'm not sure what to do here.
I've seen plenty of two -tier keyboard racks, but I can't put the labtop on the top due to it just being two posts that the synth lays across on...


I was also thinking about maybe a small studio table-but nothing to big-big enough for the synth and the labtop.
I'm not sure what to do here/what to get.
I need like a combo synth rack/production station if that makes any sense--but space is somewhat limited and I can't get a huge table. lol




Any help appreciated!!!


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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by Huppo » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:37 pm

First off, it's not a "labtop", it's a laptop.

Just get a piece of plywood and lay it across the top tier of a two tier stand. Then set your stuff on the plywood. If you need a front lip so it doesn't slide off, then get a length of L shaped aluminum channel from a hardware store and lay that across the front before you put the plywood (or paneling or whatever) there.
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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by novielo » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:00 pm

here's what i've done for my rack... as ugly and cheap as it can be. but it works.

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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by Spadz » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 pm

Quicklok make small home studio desks. Maybe take a look there. You can check on a few online music store. I've seen a few at www.musiciansfriend.com.
Whether you buy or not, it might give an idea.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by deathbycubicle » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:05 pm

Wait, is this for live performance? Or just a studio setup?

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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by Joey » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:50 pm

for either one, any simple dual tier stand will work for you

VNV nation used a regular stand with a keyboard on the bottom, then a piece of wood on the top tier so the laptop could rest on top of it...

convenient, and frugal, rather than going all out and buying a specially made laptop/keyboard stand
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Re: Need help choosing synth rack!! :)

Post by XZit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:25 pm

sounds good guys.
i'll check it out.

btw-its for studio use.

lol at laptop vs. labtop. :P
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