Almost everywhere I’ve worked, there seems to be a few of these desk risers stashed away somewhere, unloved. They come in various styles, but they all do more or less the same thing and that’s get something up higher so you can use it better. That also comes with the added bonus of giving you some new space below it too.

I’ve had one or two of these over the years and they always come in handy for getting a desktop synth or drum machine up higher with the bonus of being able to put a second one underneath it. Here’s mine in action with the Virus C on top and a Micro X on the bottom.

Now I’m not advocating that you steal anything, but I know with most junk most people wouldn’t mind if it turned up missing. However, should you choose to go the honest route, most big box office supply stores have quite a selection and most are quite affordable too.