A Long List of Compromises - new music space

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Then after that you have to tame all gurgles and other rumbles, so no curry or beans the day before a session!

I like the look - almost like your own private holodeck Cap’n Jean Luc Drew!
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Quick trip to Gear4music and they swapped the runner over for me - the advantage of buying locally. :)
So this evening I set the desk up and that end of the room is looking a bit more like a studio and a bit less like a building site! :)
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If that is your final or almost final setup then I see you are wrestling with the same issues I am. You need access to the mouse when playing the controller but also when the controller is tucked away and you are mostly using the computer keyboard.
For me the constant is the mouse but I constantly go between controllers and computer keyboard.
I have almost found a non-crippling (not too much reaching so I can keep good posture etc) setup but am always curious what others are doing.
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Post by Martin Walker »

ManFromGlass wrote:If that is your final or almost final setup then I see you are wrestling with the same issues I am. You need access to the mouse when playing the controller but also when the controller is tucked away and you are mostly using the computer keyboard.
For me the constant is the mouse but I constantly go between controllers and computer keyboard.
I have almost found a non-crippling (not too much reaching so I can keep good posture etc) setup but am always curious what others are doing.

My approach is to have my main controller keyboards down each side of the studio (5-octaves synth ones stacked on the left, and 88-key weighted piano-style on the right) , and in then front of me I have a 2-octave keyboard for basic editing and the odd solo, with my PC keyboard directly in front and the mouse alongside.
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Shouldn’t the whiskey, I mean, inspiration glass be more front and centre? :mrgreen:
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Look which side the mouse is on!!!! Or should that be Witch side the mouse is on?

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I did notice that and thought, "ah, MW is of a 'sinister' persuasion" :D
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I may end up moving the music keyboard to the left hand side and dropping the computer keyboard to the tray. But I haven't got room for that at the moment so I'll play around with things and see how it works.

Anyway, today was quite productive.
Aluminium strips for a bit of reflection:
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Lightly stuffed with old duvet:
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Bit more duvet wedged into the front top and bottom and then finished with cara:
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The rest of the afternoon was spent with a surform plane working on what will be the other diffusion boards.
I might take tomorrow off...
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Post by Martin Walker »

Sam Spoons wrote:I did notice that and thought, "ah, MW is of a 'sinister' persuasion" :D

I'm ambidextrous with a mouse, and that glass contains sparkling water to keep me hydrated during long sessions ;)

Anyway, let's not stray too far from Drew's magnum opus (and I'm not talking about a choc-covered ice cream)

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Post by blinddrew »

Hmmm... ice cream...

Thinking of being ambidextrous with a mouse, i did find myself using two at once at work on Monday (one on the Mac, one on the pc).
Not for anything particularly demanding, but it did impress a passing colleague. :)
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Music Wolf wrote:Look which side the mouse is on!!!! Or should that be Witch side the mouse is on?

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