As producer I have to say that a music production workstation
desk is definitely on the priority
list. You will be spending a ridiculous amount of time in front
on this place.
What Kind Should
Choosing a workstation depends on what kind of
producer you are.
Are you going to be using hardware in your studio
Believe me it's a huge difference.
Hardware is going to require more space for sound
modules and professional keyboards and synths.
Software won't require anything but some space for your
computer and external hardrives.
Computer desk are usually setup to
function in more of a domestic home office manner. You get
shelves for books and staplers and stuff like that.
A recording studio design desk will usually have a spot for
monitors and built in racks for sound modules. There will be no
computer carts attached to these bad boys. Only essential
things for production like keyboard racks.
Enough Space For A Laptop or
Wanna know where you can buy a fairly
cheap but durable music production workstation
I'm speaking of one with enough space for a desktop
computer, a laptop, a 22" computer monitor, external drives,
and a keyboard.
You see the picture to the right? I bought that desk from
IKEA! Yup, it cost me around $160 and it
crushes most Pro workstations.
I built my own stands for my monitors but it even has room
to put them on. Those guys from Sweden are really good. No
wonder I love Propellerhead Reason Software
(It's from Sweden).
If you don't mind reading some simple instructions and
putting in some elbow grease it will do just fine. You can
always try to impress people by buying the expensive
Quicklok or Raxxess systems but it
better pay for itself.
If you are not bringing in the
money to justify those pieces of studio furniture then
don't buy them. I'm telling you this because I make the money
to have them and I don't. I only care about functionality.