just make sure you have rack space at eye level forcing you to put your screen high up so old age will be a bitch. But seriously. You need a desk. Low enough so that you can fit your screens and look down at the right angle. Speakers should be on stands. Forget the desk for that. Ikea sells an 80 desk with adjustable leg heights. That is all you need. You can put your rack stuff under or to the side. Or if you don't have a 88 key piano, on the desk itself.
Just don't buy those ridiculous huge desks that seem to not understand what the fuck a good desk should do other than look cool.
keeps the screens at right level, your cables hidden behind and you can have your computer, soundcards and shit in behind the doors. then put the monitors on stands behind or on each side at ear level. then you want get table resonances in your face either.
edit: what gear to you plan to use? you could have your rack synths on a wheeled rack next to the desk and the keyboards-synths on a keyboard stand on the other side and a tiny midi keyboard on the desk. i really dont think there are any good studiodesks who incorporate rack synts or main keyboards in any good way. if the rack synts were above the screens like a airplane cockpit then perhaps it would work.
Last edited by clay on Feb-01-2014 at 15:29
Registered: Jan 2009
Well the obvious question is what do you actually want to put on your desk?
Yeah that's what I'd do, although I'd put some acoustic matting under the racks and then some acoustic pads between the rack and the monitors. Even then I'd check for any resonance as it's not going to be as good as a stable stand, but it'll probably do just fine.