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Watch me rebuild my studio with the FlexiSpot E7 Pro standing desk

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@aro7975:  What size is your tabletop. Maybe i missed it in the video, sorry if i did.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @aro7975: 180 x 80 cm

@aro7975 replies to @aro7975: @@AudioMasterclass Thanks! I ordered this base, and a 160x80 solid oak tabletop elsewhere. Looking forward to getting it set up. I bought an 88 key piano tray to put under too.

@sandongabundunga9052:  at 4:30 let me pause and comment: Would you be so kind and make an EXTENDED RANT VIDEO ABOUT X TYPE STANDS? PLEASE!!!! I'll make sure everyone I know watches it, every (aspiring) keyboard player knows it and Mr Xtype, the inventor of the Xtpe stand will eventually apologize for his idea to drive us all NUTS with those stands. Thanks in advance.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @sandongabundunga9052: I'm not a fan of the flimsy x-type stands of the past simply because I don't like playing a wobbly keyboard. Then there's the single potential point of failure which is the bolt. But looking at the catalogue, modern x-type stands seem more substantial and are possibly more secure so I don't think I'll be covering this, but I'll keep my mind open to the possibility.

@jimhines5145:  The fact you are still using an old Mac Pro kinda makes me cringe. Great machines, but wow, so old. Why are you not using Linux at this point? If you know Macs, you can easily use Linux. It's all POSIX and the command line is about the same. Install Linux and give Harrison Mixbus a try (or Ardour). You will not regret it.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @jimhines5145: I admire your enthusiasm but the closest I'll be getting to Linux is my Pi-hole.

@stasbovanenko replies to @jimhines5145: Been a Linux desktop user for 20 years. It's way better these days, but still way far from the requirements of musicians.

@jimhines5145 replies to @jimhines5145: @@stasbovanenko Well I am a musician and I not only use it, but love using it. When properly set up, it has lower latency than Windows. Harrison's Mixbus s/w was available for Mac and Linux long before being ported to Windows. The "analogue" mixer is BRILLIANT! Download a demo and try it yourself. I guess you will need the Windows demo. ;)

@jamesr3322:  Nice review. I really like the desk. Only thing I would prefer is having a sliding drawer for the DX7. Bring it out when you need it.
Think I'll buy one of those Fosi amps for my passive monitors too. There are many varieties though. No power, 32v or 48v?? Dumb question but what does that mean please? I like the orange knob version like yours.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @jamesr3322: A sliding drawer is definitely on my list of things to consider. Regarding the PSU, you can get more power out of the V3 with the higher-voltage power supply.

@jamesr3322 replies to @jamesr3322: @@AudioMasterclass thanks for info

@fabriziodidomenico3149:  Glad to see you also choose a Fosi Audio class D amp for your dektop audio system. Isn't it lovely? I love mine... These little amps are an astounding miracle for an old audiophile like me, used to heavy, big, chunky components. A breathe of fresh air.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @fabriziodidomenico3149: Audiophiles may furrow their brows but for what I want it's working just fine.

@user-vl5ob5dv6j:  Presuming that the chair in your video is the one you are using and you still spend more time seated than standing it would be better for you to invest in a fully articulated office chair.This would support you through a wide range of movement and allow you to turn to the keyboard.The chair shown is only designed for 20 mins or so seating. You should also look at using a spring loaded adjustable monitor arm, you can find models which will hold the two monitors and can be moved easily.Whether seated or standing you should be looking at the monitors at an angle of around 21 deg. down from the horizontal. I hope you keep the curtains closed and please think about the quality of the lighting. There is more but..

@AudioMasterclass replies to @user-vl5ob5dv6j: I appreciate what you’re saying but I just don’t like office chairs. That’s just me. Or perhaps just the ones I’ve tried.

@user-vl5ob5dv6j replies to @user-vl5ob5dv6j: Maybe you have used some of the poorer designs (?), any of the mid and higher end chairs would be better for your posture and back than the static chair you are using now. Unless you will spend the majority of you time standing you can be assured your back issues going forward will only get worse.Sit stand desks are good but only one of the steps to getting the best ergonomics you can for this working environment.@@AudioMasterclass

@michaelmitchell8218:  Love the original DX7 you have, a classic of many music tracks of the world.

@FlexiSpot:  Nice review! Love your setup

@JeffWardMusic:  How is it that you've managed to get me spending 17 minutes learning about a desk I don't want?! Or didn't...genius, another cracking DM video. Mouse pad, RSI perhaps? Same here.

@AudioMasterclass replies to @JeffWardMusic: Regarding the trackpad, I haven't been diagnosed but around twenty years ago my right hand started to hurt like crazy using the mouse so I switched to my left hand and a trackpad. It took me two years to become fluent. But now I like it, right hand for writing or playing lead lines on my music keyboard, left hand for trackpad. I'd recommend it for anyone.

@techcafe0:  I just watched a 15 minute FlexiSpot commercial, unwittingly. wow, you're good! lol

@giabgr:  Ha! I have grill-less DM100s and a new mac mini M2 pro!

@AudioMasterclass replies to @giabgr: You sir have excellent taste.

@EgoShredder:  The part at the end was his self deprecating humour, e.g. he was sending himself up....

@jimc9823:  I think product reviews are your calling

@marxman00:  Thunderbirds are GO!....(you need the tune playing..obviously)
cable tray ? you mean 1.6m flat gutter and two clips....obviously!

@AudioMasterclass replies to @marxman00: You mean rain gutter I presume. Why not? Unless the desk comes with a tray. As for Thunderbirds, did I mention that in the video? I might have seeing as I’ve just rewatched all 32 episodes.

@JohnFraserFindlay:  I’m still on a 2010 but with a new CPU..but I’m not composing commercial anymore so just fine

@AudioMasterclass replies to @JohnFraserFindlay: Yes, if the computer can do the work there’s no need to upgrade.

@EgoShredder replies to @JohnFraserFindlay: My music computer is not the fastest I own (Lenovo Thinkpad Z61p from 2006), but its fully upgraded and setup how I like it, and a lot of software and some hardware does not go beyond Win XP compatibility. Not a problem as my setup is 50/50 split of software and hardware, so a lot of DSP grunt handled by rack gear. I find that software tends to be refined with each passing year/decade, but does not offer anything drastically new IMHO, apart from a few specific examples.

@verdedoodleduck:  Nice looking setup. Mouse pad on the other side? For me that's carpal tunnel... I mouse with whichever wrist isn't bothering me that year... I'm looking forward to hearing why it's on the left in your case. What a great ending. Thanks!

@AudioMasterclass replies to @verdedoodleduck: Regarding the trackpad, I haven't been diagnosed but around twenty years ago my right hand started to hurt like crazy using the mouse so I switched to my left hand and a trackpad. It took me two years to become fluent. But now I like it, right hand for writing or playing lead lines on my music keyboard, left hand for trackpad. I'd recommend it for anyone.

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David Mellor

David Mellor

David Mellor is CEO and Course Director of Audio Masterclass. David has designed courses in audio education and training since 1986 and is the publisher and principal writer of Adventures In Audio.

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