The Mixing Station Workspace

At first glance, today's featured workspace looks like another sleek, minimalist setup featuring a MacBook Pro, iDevices and surround speakers. But this workspace also has a surprise: the desk has a pull-out keyboard that hides a musical keyboard and mixing equipment.

Flickr user Patrick Faryna turned this tight space into a tidy workspace that also serves as a mixing station. It's a clever space-saving idea that takes advantage of a desk that takes up most of the room.

MacBook Pro Retina [Flickr]


Comments

    but he's using Sony pc speakers.... spends $3k on a laptop and still runs pc speakers for mixing.

      Sometimes it's better to use speakers that aren't of the highest quality. Good quality speakers make everything sound good. Using speakers that aren't as good means you need to get the mix better, which in turn leads to a better overall result.

        Yeah if your using NS10's this would be true... Your mix would be so 'out' if you even tried to do a mixdown on pc speakers. Im talking production not DJing.

        Yeah, mixing on PC speakers is ridiculous, they don't have accurate response and you'll end up mixing to your speakers and get a terrible result. There's a reason why you can pay up around $300 for good flat response headphones or $500 for entry level monitors.

        incorrect. consumer / audiophile speakers may be geared towards producing a 'pleasing' sound (which is achieved by colouring/altering the true sonic characteristics of the audio), but studio speakers are designed to produce an accurate, revealing (and unflattering) representation. ironically its almost that the more money you dish out on studio speakers the worse it makes the music sound, but thats actually what you want.

        even a cheap pair of studio monitors will be better for producing music than virtually anything in the consumer market

        Not necessarily. Depends on what you are going to do with the result and the quality your audience requires. Recording studios use high quality speakers to hear all the fine detail that you lose in cheaper speakers. That's if you're mixing music. If its just voice audio or other sounds, then you might be able to get away with lower quality.

    or maybe he has some quality studio headphones...

      ...without a headphone amp, out of a Macbook Pro (with a terrible sound card)...real professional.

    Or maybe...heaven forbid...this is just a hobby, so having an expensive monitor system isn't required?

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