Changing up the studio

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Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:09 pm

I'll make a new thread so I don't keep littering in the studio show-off thread.

Anyway, this is the new rack:

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It came in questionable packaging, but it was unharmed. I put it together in about 10 minutes. There's 9U on the bottom and 12U on the tilt top. Probably I'll just keep it locked in the shown position. One thing I didn't think about is that there's really no place to anchor cables. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do about that. I thought I saw a "cable management rack panel" at some point while I was shopping for this, I'll see if that might work.

Also, I FINALLY bought dust covers for my keyboards. I should have done this like, I dunno 30 years ago. DERP.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:16 pm

Nice dude! :)
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:23 pm

:smoke:
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby christianrock » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:15 pm

YAY for dust covers. Keeps the dust ON my keyboards, instead of in the air :lol:

Nice rack, dude.


















































.......wait, wut?
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:28 pm

christianrock wrote:Nice rack, dude.



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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:27 pm

I think that's a great option if you have room and that's the same issue I always had :lol: keeping gear I sometimes used around a desk I used for other stuff. Ideally, all you would need to do is plug in an audio cable to the PC and one to the power and then roll 'er old bones away when you're not using it.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:02 pm

So I have pics , but they're giant. Need to figuer out how to ensmallen without having to download each one, edit each one by hand, and reupload. Sheesh.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:20 pm

Last year, I bought two of these. One for the mixer and power amps for the pa in the live room, and one for the recording mixer and reference amps and....cassette deck :facepalm: in the control room.

I advise you to shop carefully: the one you pictured has those square holes, I was able to find some with standard threaded 10/32 that are of good quality, but I had to research it for a bit to find them at a low price.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:29 pm

Testing....

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edit: dammit. I would just FTP them to my own server, but the corporate firewall prevents it. Why can't this shit be easy?
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:39 pm

Use dropbox and be done.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:46 pm

Can't. Corporate firewall. :mad:
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:47 pm

I feel your pain, fren. I really do. :(
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:57 pm

Here we go. OK, state of the studio prior to tearing it apart:

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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:59 pm

Le new rack:

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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:00 pm

Pulled all the gear out of the old desk and the old rack, and dropped it into the new one. I liked this arrangement because it put the Virus down low where it would be easy to tweak while seated. However, there was a problem....

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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:03 pm

In that arrangement, all the weight wound up at the top of the rack, and that REALLY made it want to tilt back, even though I cranked-down the pivot knobs. So I wound up removing all that again...

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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:04 pm

This is how I ended up. Virus at the top, not ideal, but it'll do. also, LIGHTS!

Also, apparently Ye Olde SPX90 won't power on anymore. :cry: Probably not worth trying to fix.

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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:04 pm

That's all the pics I've got today.
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:18 pm

Aaaand I'll have to see them when I get home, apparently.

STUPID FIREWALL

ETA: Oh, I see them now.

So... what are you doing with your old desk? It's nice and VERY similar to the one I have. Selling?
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Re: Changing up the studio

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:21 pm

Oh, and it all looks stupendous! by the way :smoke:
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