Cool, but I am cringing at that monitor sitting on the console... I use THIS for a touch screen I have, and highly recommend it.
Rise UP Dual Motor Electric Adjustable Height Width Standing Desk Frame with Memory Premium Quality sit Stand up Ergonomic Home Commercial Office Desk Base Legs Base Table no Desktop Computer Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFQ9G4N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7GSFC9AP2F578DJT5A95?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
One Fano and one Fender Super Sonic that I modded with P-Rails. They have stopped my search for electric guitars. The Fano is my absolute favorite guitar I have ever handled. She just feels and sounds so right. And thanks for the kind words!
EDIT: Here's a track I did with the Fano if you want to hear how she sounds.
My Soundcloud if you were wondering: https://soundcloud.com/nzo-1
Hackintosh Specs: 3570K 4.4Ghz, 8GB Ram, 3TB HDD, Radeon HD 570, OSX Mountain Lion.
AKG 181 Headphones
Klipsch Reference One
KORG Triton Synth
Komplete Audio 6 Interface
Sorry about the filter; not my photo.
This is all running in Ableton Live (32bit) on an i7 with 16GB of RAM.
Not shown: Vocal looping pedal. ART USBDualPre interface.
I'm still working on setting up Lemur, and plan to get two expression pedals for the APC.
Of your son has a Mac computer, then he can download Garageband for free. It has virtual instruments built in. Then you could get him a USB MIDI controller. This controller hooks up to the computer, and can be used to play all the instruments inside Garageband.
For what it's worth, I'm working on a project that calls for a Pi to output MIDI. Just tried it today. I expected it to be more difficult, but I happened to have an interface (Edirol UM-1) that works natively with ALSA, and playing a file out to the synth is as simple as using the "aplaymidi" command (which I am doing from a Python script).
I'm not familiar with any sequencing applications on Linux (perhaps Rosegarden?), but in a live setting, if your sound is coming from synths/samplers, a Pi + some scripts/macros could be a pretty potent tool.
Hardware Resources 14" Keyboard... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHFRUHE?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Thats the bracket for holding up just some wood from Lowes. Also i’m sorry man, can not seem to find those legs from IKEA right now. We got them in person, so i don’t have a link saved.
Should check these out. I use them for pretty much everything now.
Industrial Table Lamp, Vintage Bedside Lamp with USB Charging Port Dimmable Steampunk Office Lamp Metal Pipe Edison Reading Lamp for Bedroom, Coffee, Dorm, Farmhouse Decor G25 6W LED Bulb Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0876YQRKD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_JxQSFbB73Z8WN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I think it's this one or one close to it.
If you like the Eames Louge Chair style, but don't want to spend a fortune, Amazon has a few cheap options available on. The one I got was from Flash Furniture & seems to be holding up well so far..
i still haven't made anything substantial... only been doing all this for a few months now. I'd say 4 months of gear lust. if you want, here's something i made the other day. nothing fancy.
I use these GE grow lights in clamp lights. Plants seem to like them, and they’re not a weird color like some other grow lights you may have seen: GE Lighting 93101230 LED Grow Light, BR30, Balanced Spectrum https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NN6SVG6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_YZS1A659RDP8WV9HXMD5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Great question!! I actually just posted instructions on how to make the stands over in a comment on /r/synthesizers ... here is the link.
As for the Cable management, I am using a Pomona Test Lead Holder found on Amazon here.
Also interested in this question's answer. I'm in need of ideas for maximizing space while still maintaining a tight image. Amazon seems to sell a lot of speaker mounting arms but for bookshelf type speaker weight thresholds and usually not with the type of positioning options I'd like (both axis).
For the computer monitors they have pretty usable options though:
(Mind the size limits on the above, there are more heavy-duty options if you need)
Not necessarily specific to the sidecar in terms of quality, etc: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.output.com
If I were halfway through waiting I’d just wait it out. But when you get it please review!
here ya go Monday's from 4-7 PST
Showreel some saved past shows
Stop on by always nice to have new listeners and folks in chat. I'm not always good about chatting but there are usually folks from all over the place.
This looks like what you are looking for:
Two packs of these will do the trick. They’re the exact ones I bought and they fit perfectly. But I stole one of the Neutron oscillator knobs to use as the cutoff knob on my Minilogue.
The table top was custom made with some plywood.
Electric Stand up Desk Frame - FEZIBO Dual Motor and Cable Management Rack Height Adjustable Sit Stand Standing Desk Base Workstation (Frame Only) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QCNL73Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J581M15S57B21D4833S2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'm using a Traktor S4 MK3 controller which has a built-in soundcard, so it's just connected to the mac mini via USB, and the speakers are connected to the controller.
Depending on your use-case, you will need an audio interface or DAC.
(They are similar but 'audio interfaces' are geared towards music production because they'll often have low latency and extra inputs whereas 'DACs' are usually more tailored towards music listening with a simpler set of inputs)
Example audio interface: https://www.dv247.com/en_GB/GBP/Native-Instruments-Komplete-Audio-1/art-PCM0015600-000
Example DAC: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006IPH5H2/r
Not IKEA, but I made my partner a small wfh desk during lockdown and used these hairpin legs: 28” hairpin legs on Amazon
Desk turned out great, legs are way sturdier and nicer than expected and I’m considering using them again when I redo my studio soon. Hope this helps!
Mount-It! Speaker Wall Mounts, Pair of Universal Side Clamping Bookshelf Speaker Mounting Brackets, Large or Small Speakers, 2 Mounts, 55 Lbs Capacity, Black (MI-SB37) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZE0O8U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2A4QK3M879TGKBVH5A13?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They get the job done, if I had the space, i’d put them on some better floor stands though! This corner is much smaller than it appears.
I bought the mackie monitors a few years ago... the price/quality ratio was right at the time, and I still really like them. I bought that chair a few years ago on Amazon... I'm not sure they sell this exact one anymore, but this one is really similar:
I can try and figure it out but it was a really cheap laptop/monitor vesa stand from Amazon. I just didn’t use the monitor part of it. It has surprisingly good build quality and saves a lot of desk space.
found it: https://www.amazon.ca/VIVO-Adjustable-Computer-Monitor-STAND-V002C/dp/B00FOTABWY/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=laptop+mount&qid=1622217198&sr=8-6
I got it on sale, and they're all dropshipped so you might be able to find a seller with a good sale at some point
Just a cheapo headphone hanger I got from Amazon. I've got a few of these around the house. Super handy.
SimpleHouseware Heavy Duty 3-Tier Metal Utility Rolling Cart, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V49ZP66/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_T71S8S2PB67A8DD2XB08?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here’s the link to the rolling rack!
I find one of these helps not mess with knobs settings: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083LHNJLV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>I like how you have your Push 2 setup. You discovered a way for it not to take up half the available desk space!
ergonomics is key!
heres what i use, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081396DMX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
then i got rid of the first arm attachment (only use the second), then mount it a wooden shelf piece, velcro it onto the push. it swivels around perfectly too.
The monitor mount clamps onto the desk. I placed some rigid cardboard in between to protect the desk. I got them on Amazon:
I got it off Amazon. Looks like it’s unavailable now
On-Stage Autolocator/Mixer Stand MIX-400 with 0.5 x 6" Touch Fastener Straps (Black, 10-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BFHB3MV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_R2QHCV3DSQD5NAVYCP2V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here it is! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYBCO39/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros: Gervais, Rod: 8601406362468: Amazon.com: Books
How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch 4/E: Shea, Mike: 9780071782715: Amazon.com: Books
Hope you didn't expect someone to ELI5 it. Your topic is large and doing the wrong things will be useless *and* expensive.
Here’s a link:
Touch Control Table Lamp Bedside 3 Way Dimmable Touch Desk Lamp Modern Nightstand Lamp with Square Fabric Lamp Shade Simple Night Light for Bedroom Living Room Office, Led Bulb Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CTFWB6W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_fU28FbDNRJHPA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Oof, bro, i just bought the same thing for a third of the price (and yes I agree it's a must-have).
It's a Novo 24 board. It fits perfectly over this. To be honest it was a complete accident discovering this. But the result is exactly what I wanted.
Teaching from my desk at home for 8 hours a day, a massage chair is pretty awesome.
So full disclosure I did the whole sketch from memory and didn't actually look up an amp stand, drew what I thought they looked like but apparently they don't make them with the legs facing forward like that. I was hoping to have space to easily tuck away my pedals under the amp when I'm not using them.
That being said I found this on amazon that gives me something close to it and it has the bonus of having an optional mic arm attachment for recording. I wish it elevated the amp a bit higher off the ground though.
I had one of these previously and it got the job done.
Both stands should definitely hold your 2x12, I used a Fender Twin from the 70's (those were heavy as hell) on it the one I had before and the there are pics of the first one with a Twin on it.
The mixcube is great 2nd opinion when working on mixdowns. It's not necessarily the best sounding speaker, but gives a pretty clear picture how things sound in mono (and whether you need to adjust certain track levels based on that). The riser stand is a cheap laptop stand I got off of amazon:
Pyle Pro DJ Laptop stand
It's great that you want to support your son, but think how much you'd be spending on things like sports or other hobbies he could have. Yeah music is expensive, but the great thing about gear is that it can be resold without losing too much of its value. If he seems serious then I think spending the extra money would be worth it. I'd get him something like this if he has a computer to plug it into that you can download some software on. Worst case you return it to Amazon if he gives up that quick, or sell it on ebay for $75. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M13A6JT/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER.
Actually that's something I vexxed about for awhile while planning the final state for the room. I used to have a Quicklok 2-tier stand, but it was all crooked and problematic.
The stand on the right was bought from a local synth shop owner who didn't need it any more. It's a Pro Line and I paid him seventy five bucks for it. It's pretty sturdy and meant for touring, so the footprint is a big larger than I'd prefer.
I just bought the one on the left last week from Amazon. It's the more durable of the 3-tier Quicklock stands available. I'm really happy with it. Very precisely made and sturdy. Here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JIULCGO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Monitor: HP 27 we
MacBook Pro 13 in
Just 305 monitor
Amazon basics monitor stand
Rhode nt1a mic
Other light: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LYFXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_so1mAbPTJ461S
Do you mean the dual monitor stand or the 2nd level to the desk? If you mean the monitors, I used a Vivo stand from amazon. The 2nd level was the Ikea Lack shelf with the 6 inch Ikea CAPITA legs (thanks again to /u/rxhnck for the idea).
I think it's this one, specifically for my Blue Yeti mic:
It's clamped to the top shelf of my standing desk, behind the JBL monitor on the left, and is easy to swivel towards me for recording.
I'd search Amazon for "(your mic type) arm stand" to see if there's something similar for you.
Thank you! These were the ones I bought keyboard slide. If I remember correctly, they can drop around 4 inches total, so if your keyboard is less than 4 inches thick, then it’ll work.
Thanks. It’s a Jaspers’ stand - they’re a German brand. I can find the exact model if you’re curious.
Unless you meant the bass stand, in which case it’s this. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B003AYRUSI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_38byFb6T691N5
It’s a good start. If I could make a small suggestion or 2. Move you pedals over to wear your base is and clean up those wires. Also one of these to give you some more outlets so u don’t have to unplug stuff. Keep jamming.
GE 6 Outlet Adapter, 3 Prong Outlets, Grounded, Wall Charger, Charging Station, White, 54947 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IBFA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NFVtFbJ7RK008
Hardware Resources 14" Keyboard Slide Black, 1 pr https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHFRUHE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CvArFbXZKYYTM
I got something like that, a piece of a shelf from ikeas discount area and made a retractable keyboard drawer for my key lab 49 on my ikea gertron desk.
Check my history might be able to see it on my last post here.
Minimalist Beside Table Lamp, Minerva Japanese Style Wood Table Lamp Beside Desk with Solid Fabric Shade for Bedroom, Living Room, College Dorm and Home Decoration - Cylinder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073QP8P1Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.FEjFb78QW4TV
On-Stage MIX400 Mixer Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RXN6XI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9frjFbCW6ED78 fits perfectly! I made a wood panel to attach the keystep to as well. I can get a better picture tomorrow if you want.
If those ever give you issues at all, my pair of Eris E5's came with these. I think the company I bought from just through them in there. They work great and each side has two pieces which allow you to control the speaker angle a little bit. I'm always down for some cool DIY stuff too though, so I look forward to seeing some pictures.
You can use a stand like this to slide a keyboard under any desk of your choosing:
I ordered One of These a year and a half ago. It's not the best chair but for the price it's great. arms fold up when I want to play and fold down when I'm just working on the computer.
Looks like most models are the same. As an Amazon Seller, I think this one may be your best bet. The reviews aren't amazing but I own some VIVO mounts and they have good QC so I'd expect the same from this item. With that being said, this whole category has pretty bad Amazon reviews. You can view the top selling kneeling chairs of Amazon US here. There are 250-300 dollar models on the market but they look to be the same quality for the most part and most likely just invest their extra funds into marketing.
Just two cheap amazon stands with some double sided tape to stop stuff from moving around.
I may do a custom wood enclosure for them eventually.
It’s actually two different desks:
Deal: VASAGLE Writing Desk, Computer Desk, Small Office Table, 100 x 50 x 75 cm, Study, Home Office, Simple Assembly, Steel, Industrial Design, Rustic Brown and Black LWD41X https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08238V32L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dl_SR6WFMHHHFR26FFVW0B9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
HOMEYFINE Computer Desk,Laptop... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C24KBVY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Best studio I've seen in a long time.
I advise some [D-Line](d-line 6ft floor cord cover, floor cable protector, extension cord cover, protect wires & prevent cable trips, cable management solution - cord cavity = 0.63" (w) x 0.31" (h) - black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0078NU4C6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_KHSFEZX8E5856YN0PE92?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) for behind the desk to the wall and then left then up. Keep it tight. It's almost 100% perfect.
Did you make the boards in your desk? Gorgeous.
This is the stand. I can't find the ring light but its just a basic one from amazon as well probably.
Here is a link to the chair I use in my studio. The arms flip up for guitar/bass playing. Comfortable. synthetic leather.
I use plastic totes (18 Qt, 17L). One type of cable per box, so one box has midi cables, one has USB-C, one has 1/4" guitar, and so on.
If I don't know what a cable is, or if it is flaky, I cut it and discard it. I've wasted uncountable time trying to "debug" a USB cable that turned out to be a "power only" cable that had no data wires.
do you mean to organize cables not in use, or to gather cables that are in use so they're not spaghetti all over your floor? if the latter, I use good olde fashioned twist ties. You can get them by the roll so you can cut the lengths you need.
Heres the riser:
I cant seem to find the chair but it was a cheap one off of amazon; whatever brand it is I wouldnt reccomend it lol it feels like its falling apart
Pyle Portable Dual Laptop Stand - Standing Table with Adjustable Height, Ergonomic Design & Anti-Slip Prongs for DJ Mixer, Sound Equipment, Workstation, Gaming & Home Use - PLPTS38, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HTG504S/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_T66DPVXMPR6F82M6X3V2
Pyle Portable Dual Laptop Stand - Standing Table with Adjustable Height, Ergonomic Design & Anti-Slip Prongs for DJ Mixer, Sound Equipment, Workstation, Gaming & Home Use - PLPTS38, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HTG504S/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_BJ86PWZQ6YB8FJ8VHVGV
Simple, useful metal stands. Be warned: The first 2 I bought were fine. the 3rd one I recently got was missing parts, but thankfully I had some extra left over. (I originally lost some parts of the 2nd stand when I moved)
Here you go Laptop Stand, Boyata Laptop Holder, Multi-Angle Stand with Heat-Vent, Adjustable Notebook Stand for Laptop up to 17 inches, Compatible for MacBook Pro/Air, Surface Laptop, and so on (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HBQSCM3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_Q26P4K926FPYFWE0G7YF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for asking!
Desk is AZL1 Life Concept
I had to mod it a little by removing the front bar and adding a wide keyboard tray for my midi controller
I also bought a cheap 3 section shelf to put my speakers and monitor on.
Speakers are Presonus Eris 3
Monitor is CF27 Samsung
MIDI controller is a M-Audio Keystation 49
Interface is a 3rd gen Scarlett Solo
Most importantly, my computer is a Dell 2 in 1 Inspiron 7249 (I believe). It has 12 gigs of RAM, i7, 512 SSD. I’m so impressed with it, it blows my fiancé’s MacBook outta the water in speed and processing.
Pyle Portable Dual Laptop Stand - Standing Table with Adjustable Height, Ergonomic Design & Anti-Slip Prongs for DJ Mixer, Sound Equipment, Workstation, Gaming & Home Use - PLPTS38, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HTG504S/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_FAX8N290Z0ES6C1S68B1
It's a great stand! I'm about to get another one! I've used for many things, Used to be for a Traktor S2 and a Laptop, then MPC and mini keyboard, now Mininova/Bass Station.
The shelving I made is birch ply on angled twin slot shelving.
Like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slanting-Bracket-Twin-Slot-Shelving/dp/9733341118
Works well. I added a small strip of ply to form a lip at the front of the shelf to keep the gear in place. Two slot stuff is cheap and does the job well.
Beagren Laptop Stand, [Bigger Size] Multi-Angle Stand with Heat-Vent to Elevate Laptop, Adjustable Notebook Stand for 10 to 17 inches Laptop, Compatible for MacBook Pro/Air, Surface .etc (Rose Gold) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLX7VYS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_5P2R2CT3H4M10GX1XQ1H?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
i picked up some monitor mounts like this to keep things as trim as possible...
The TV is on a fully articulated arm mount. There's actually a monitor riser on the desk behind the lower monitors. The front monitors take up around 9 inches of depth. The TV arm is mounted 24 inches back on the monitor riser.
Lol actually it’s my old desk monitor stand and i put a cheap piece of woof on top. And i use some of these foldable laptop stand. ( really usefull ) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0861Z9GV2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_dl_01MN52KZCB6CAJQBYB9R
Their website is very bad so I can't link to it directly, but they do also have an Amazon store:
Thanks! Actually using tape. I like to use the R2R to master my shit. Just sounds so thick. This is my go-to tape right here.
Since I already had the dual monitor mount setup, we tweaked the top shelf design so there are 1 1/2 inch holes offset from the center. That way the monitor mount can clamp directly onto the middle and not have to cover any holes.
If you're talking about the controller chargers, the Xbox one is no longer available, but there are some good options found by just searching "xbox controller charger" on Amazon.
Here is the PS5 controller charger: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NKB1FGH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And yeah, the PS5 is approx. 15 1/2 inches tall when placed vertically, and the cubbyholes are 19 inches, so it nestles in quite nicely with room to breathe.
Highly recommend the Boyata one on Amazon, that's what I use. Bit more money but is adjustable and really solid so good for using the pads etc.
Appreciate the response! I was recently looking at this unit as well, so it's good to hear someone having success with it, along with an extensive setup. Currently debating between that one and the [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FF7X3BY/](CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub).
That's the link I was looking at on amazon. It appears the same desk is sold under different names through multiple outlets.
I can’t speak from personal experience, but everything I’ve read points to CalDigit being a solid brand and specifically the TS3+ dock having the least amount of issues with M1 devices. I read a lot of reddit threads about it. It’s sold out everywhere but Amazon let’s you get it back ordered. I just ordered one of the back orders.
I dig the room, man. And that's a sweet mod of that shelf.
It looks like you are in a similar double-desktop situation as myself so I just wanted to let you know about Synergy. I use it across my PC and Mac and it freed up my accessory clutter to replace with...well, musical clutter. :) Anyway, just in case it's useful to ya!
Got a soundcloud or anything?
From another Subreddit
SOLIDWORKS for Maker Spaces Using SOLIDWORKS for Makers, Maker Spaces and their participant users can get access to the tools required for modeling to develop their ideas in 3D, which can later be used to fabricate physical products or objects.
Visit link: https://www.solidworks.com/sw/education/SDL_form.html
1) at the question, "I already have a Serial Number that starts with 9020", select no
2) enter code 918MAKER
3) version - select 2018-2019
4) at "Please Select one of the following", select "Maker" or "Hobbyist".
They will give you 2 codes, one for CAD and one for CAM. The code is valid for 1 year from activation or until 31/07/2020, whatever happens first.
Your right, I was just saying that from memory although the general aesthetic of the room kind of matches the one in the ad. I always thought it looked pretty cool. https://www.ableton.com/en/live/new-in-9/
All you really need is a DAW. You definitely don't need another interface or MIDI controller unless that UCA222 is noisy (I had UCA202 forever ago that got super noisy). If you get anything else, don't spend much: a Behringer UM2 or UMC22 are both just fine.
Take a look at REAPER ($60). You're at a point where you don't really need to spend any more money than to acquire a basic DAW. You can find plenty of free plugins that will be excellent for just about anything you're looking to do within the next year or two.
The bottom line is they are too heavy to half-ass the hanging; plan to drill holes. Put eye hooks in your frames and hang the panels from the drywall of the ceiling. “Toggle bolts” are the right choice if you can’t/prefer not to try and find the joists. I like these:
A blanket booth is great if you primarily record vocals or otherwise want that super dry room sound. Instead of a PVC frame I would get some flat canopy fittings like these:
Then construct it using thin wall EMT conduit from the local hardware store. This stuff is usually cheaper than PVC pipe, more sturdy, and with the clamp fittings it's easy to setup/teardown as needed.
You could also reuse the blankets to treat the room when you don't have the booth setup. Hang them along the walls with an air gap between the blanket and the wall. The gap is important, it lets the sound waves pass through the blanket, bounce off the wall, and pass through the blanket again to be absorbed a 2nd time. The distance between the blanket and the wall determines how well they absorb mid-to-low-mid frequencies. A bigger distance will allow the blanket to absorb lower frequencies. But, they will never be very effective for bass frequencies, so keep that in mind.
If I were you, I'd use window curtain hardware to hang blankets a few inches away from the walls along the entire room. Maybe even use heavy curtains (less absorption) instead of blankets, or a mix of the two. Then move the blankets/curtains around to vary the amount of absorption as needed. Bunch them up to get more absorption in a spot, "open" them up to reveal reflective wall surface in spots, or take some down if the room is too dead sounding.
This is also a nice way to treat that mirrored closet and still be able to get in there :)
thank you for the explanation! and yes i meant absorption. (I appreciate the knowledge although some of it went over my head as I'm still trying to learn/suck at physics in general)
so would using sound panels like these be better for bass absorption?: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GQGQD2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They have a bit of an air gap between them and the wall fyi.
i currently use a combination of these with foam panels like OP in my room. What would you recommend for optimal listening quality and also reducing noise leaving the room? I realize i may be asking alot as I'm currently in an apartment situation looking to record and play without pissing off neighbors.
I just found this thing called a projection light on Amazon. Lights up an area pretty well with some cool colors
Guteauto Sunset Table Lamp Rainbow Projection Lamp LED, 90 Degree Night Light Projector Led Lamp, Network Red Light with USB Modern Floor Stand Night Light Living Room Bedroom Decor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YDSZ1W7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_X77J94YKKAPY3PGWW8MP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The standup desk:
ZHU CHUANG Height Adjustable Desk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SX3SDWN?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The computer desk:
Cubiker Computer Desk 47 inch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BXSH5Y9?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Simply combine one of these monitor arms with this one.
I think you don’t have to spend a lot for a monitor arm for this specific purpose unless your laptop weighs more than 10kg…lol
PS. My english??… I just can speak well enough for playing around with you guys on reddit. No sweat, haha!
I bought the desk from Amazon years ago: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FK3FWNG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Speaker stands are from Sweetwater: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SMS6600P--on-stage-stands-sms6600-p-hex-base-studio-monitor-stands
LMK if you need any other advice or have questions!
Thank you man, the plants really set the vibe I wanted. I kind of went overboard on the synth side lol.
Guitar Amp Wall Mounted Key Holder:
I built it myself, i’m pretty sure most that look like this are home made. I bought a 20$ shelf from home depot, cut and stained it, then used these legs. They’re not secured to my main desk, but it hasn’t moved since I set everything up, I might get rubber stoppers or something to stick the legs to my desk
Here that stand is, but without the bundle that included the touch fastener straps. https://www.amazon.com/OnStage-MUS-MIX400-On-Stage-Mixer/dp/B000RXN6XI
I highly recommend this headphone holder if you want to have it more tucked out of the way. I've had one for a couple years, super clutch. It's a little flexible too so you don't have to be careful around it.
I'm just starting out and dabbling in producing, and using this setup for WFH as well. Wanted a sit/stand solution that could hold everything without shelling out for the multiple-thousand dollar pre-built solutions. I ended up going with a cheaper desk from Ikea that uses and hand-crank to adjust up and down. I had to modify it a bit to increase the stability of the desk and to raise the shelf up and back to slide the keyboard under it a bit!
Stand Steady Tranzendesk 55 in Standing Desk with Clamp On Shelf (Amazon Link)
Ikea Lidkullen stool (Ikea link)
Roland FA-08 Keyboard
JBL 308P monitors and 310S sub
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 interface
Korg Kaoss Pad
Shure SM57 mic
Boss Office Products (BOSXK) Office Chair, Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IGUENE4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PKGS5KH0YYMDZZ2VVWQ8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It’s not leather, but it’s a keeper on the journey toward the perfect office chair, haha.
Haha, thanks! I have a bigger version of that rack with my big rig but I had installed the mixer and whatnots with the unit turned the other way, which I think is how it is supposed to go.
I've been staring at that other rack for months wondering if I could flip it around to allow easier in/out pedalboard access.
I took the risk, bought the shorter unit for like $70 and it's working!!!
May need heftier wheels at some point tho'.
This is the rack, have a go at it:
If you're recording in mono then a simple trs to trrs cable works to record into your phone . I recommend that with the free app Voice Record Pro. This isn't as hi-fi as a portable interface but it'll save money and space. Also you can record video of you jamming and it'll capture the audio from that as well.