With plenty of room for all your electronic gear, the Studio RTA Producer's Station is the answer to making your workspace more efficient and ergonomic. The main tier is big enough for an 88-key keybo... Read More
With plenty of room for all your electronic gear, the Studio RTA Producer's Station is the answer to making your workspace more efficient and ergonomic. The main tier is big enough for an 88-key keyboard, and dual 13-space racks on each side keep your rack gear squared away. A 5-space rack holds additional equipment on top and there are dual 8-space CD holders. The upper tier accommodates additional keyboards or a computer monitor. Two smaller sliding tiers hold computer keyboards, and handy cable organizers in back keep them tangle-free and out of the way. Locking casters make the whole system easy to move.
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I purchased this desk a ...
I purchased this desk a year ago and it has certainly improved the clutter situation in my studio. One downside is when fully loaded the caster screws cannot take the weight when the unit...Read complete review
I purchased this desk a year ago and it has certainly improved the clutter situation in my studio. One downside is when fully loaded the caster screws cannot take the weight when the unit is rolled forward and back. In fact the rubber wheels can't take it. I had the rubber of one wheel tear in half and another the screws pulled out. Mind you, I am not wheeling this thing around the room. I have merely pulled it forward a few feet to change the configuration a couple of times. I would recommend drilling holes through the base and using bolts to attach the casters. I am sure that would solve the problem. Of course it wouldn't solve the problem of the cheap casters. Those you could upgrade as well. All in all a good item. I wish I thought about the caster mount sooner because I am not going to disassemble my whole studio now and the desk is so heavy loaded up. Definitely use bolts. The extra effort will be worth it.
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Big Desk, maybe too big
Received the desk, assembly was pretty simple, with the exception that one of the main wood pieces were missing, a quick call to customer service remedied that, but the customer service agent was...Read complete review
Received the desk, assembly was pretty simple, with the exception that one of the main wood pieces were missing, a quick call to customer service remedied that, but the customer service agent was rude and initially told me I'd have to contact guitar center to get a replacement desk, but a little explanation of the size of the desk finally convinced him that maybe they should just send me the piece. Quality is OK, very cheap hardware and few stripped out threads on the frame made it a bit of a challenge. Lots of rack space for sure. Monitor shelf is too high and too far back to make it very useful to put a computer on it, also, not a very good space underneath to put a PC, lower deck really isn't large enough to accommodate one well. Cabling tray in the back is great, keeps things nice and neat. The 8 soft wheel casters are a welcome feature, especially for my hard wood floors.
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I was really hesitating before deciding to buy it. I read all the reviews and some of them really made me confused. However, if you are in some kind of situation like mine, this desk is better than what you expected. It is very steady, beautiful, and easy to assemble. I don't really know why 2 or 3 people complain about the alignment of the rack holes. I found them really well-made. Nice product, RTA!
This desk is a great home studio desk for those who don't have a lot of space to work with. It is 6" long so it fits perfectly between my windows, which is also in the center of my room which would make producing my mix perfectly doable. The wood is sturdy and the racks are perfect for my amps and EQ racks. The keyboard rack could be a bit more smooth and wider for more elbow space for the key board. But other than that I love this desk. It is the best desk I've ever bought. I don't use the CD racks as much but its there whenever I need them. The height of the second shelf is a perfect height. And the most important thing is that this desk comes with wheels and brakes on two of them. This makes it easy to move and rearrange my mix room if I wanted to. Thank You Studio for making such desk. I'm sure a desk like this someone can make it for 1/4 of the price. But for convenience sake I just forked over the $500 because I didn't want to go through all the measurements and finding the rack materials.
Features: There's three sets of rack mounts. Enough for more gear than I can imagine, but I'm sure it'll get filled up eventually. There's a keyboard drawer + another slide out shelf for what-not (control surface?) Room for a 30" monitor + 8" studio monitors or 2x24" or less monitors and smaller studio monitors on the top shelf. I mounted my monitors top/bottom layout for Reason (put the rack on top and the mixer on the bottom. But originally had the monitors side by side with my 5" near field studio monitors. The bottom shelf can be used for a full 88 key keyboard, or for a nice, large workspace. The back has lots of openings for cables and a nice tray the full width to store your excess cable. Q & R: Solid as a rock. So solid, in fact, that you NEED to use ISO devices if you plan to put speakers on the desk. Glad I ordered those as well. Holds everything I've thrown at it so far, but there will be a lot more coming. L & F: The wood tone is wonderful. Would have liked a few more choices. The keyboard drawer feels solid and holds the keyboard and trackball at a perfect height for me. Bottom line: I'm very glad I made this purchase. Well worth the money.
I agree generally with the positive reviews. It's big, solid, and well thought out. As others have pointed out, it is almost bizarrely heavy, mainly because it's thick particle board for the most part, with a maple veneer. calling it "maple" is a tad misleading, but not an important consideration for me. The particle board is a blessing in disguise because it's softness is quite forgiving of misaligned holes?a major pain with this product. Screws entering at an angle bite in enough to keep digging in and eventually straighten as things tighten up. I don't think there's anything similar out there that isn't at least twice the price, and it's worth it even if you have to break out the drill and make your own holes, which I managed to avoid. No missing pieces or bolts; the casters work smoothly, an important feature for this monster; the sliding shelves slide as they should; and I've seen uglier furniture. Good luck!
This desk is a really good buy. It has plenty of rack spaces and is well laid out with a sliding tray for a computer keyboard. It will hold even a monster 88 kb like a Yamaha S90ES with no problem. The top shelf has room for studio speakers, a laptop, and an extra monitor. When assembling the unit, make sure to tighten everything up only enough to get all your gear in the bottom rack space first, then tighten the unit up all the way. It's a good desk.
I looked at many, many desks in my search for the perfect upgrade from my standard computer desk. I knew I needed space, and some rack mount room, and in the same unit if possible. The "Producer" seemed to fit the bill, and I was lucky enough to see one in-person at my local Guitar Center. It was a pretty straightforward build, and only took about an hour with a power drill. If you follow the instructions, and don't tighten everything up until the end, then everything lines up just fine. This is a massive desk! Plenty of room for an 88 key controller, 2 24" monitors, and my full set of surface controllers. The cable management channel in the back is a nice touch. I still invested in some extra cable ties etc, to keep things all together and tidy. hen you look at the desk, you really see no extraneous wires at all. Nice. the rolling wheels make it easy to move the desk out when needed, but I have it on carpet, which adds a bit of resistance. I used a coupon, which come frequently from Guitar Center, and got a hundred bucks off, so I am extremely pleased with the whole deal. I used the money saved to buy a new chair. So i have to say, that sitting at this desk, with everything just at my fingertips, nothing stacked up or inaccessible, is just a great feeling. I automatically feel like working whenever i sit down.
I would recommend this very adaptable work desk to anyone with a moderate amount of construction skills. It goes together easily and has become the perfect Work Desk for my home recording studio. It has ample rack space for extra equipment and will grow with you. I would recommend this work desk.
This desk has more than enough rack space for your PC, sound modules, interfaces, and all of your other effects processors! I have had this desk for well over 4 years now and I couldn't be more pleased! I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the fact that the laminate tends to peel off of the edges.
I bought this producer station for one reason - to get more usable space than a standard office desk without spending a fortune. I ordered the desk online and had it shipped to my nearest Guitar Center location on the belief that a commercial shipper would be better equipped to handle the oversized and heavy boxes than say FedEx home or UPS. Wrong! The boxes were beat to hell when I went to pick them up - so much so there were holes right through and parts of the surface laminate was visible. I took photos of the boxes at the store with my phone so I had evidence. Luckily, upon unpacking, the surfaces were miraculously unscathed. The assembly instructions are OK, but they tell you to assemble the whole desk (starting with the main surface down before tightening up all the screws. I chose to tighten all the assembled parts for the base of the desk before attempting to turn it over on to it's wheels, unless you have two people I don't see how this can be done without risking damage. Overall, the station fit together well. the side panels on the lower racks are very thin and flimsy, I might even take them off to allow better access to the racks for cabling. The so called cable management is a bit of a joke, however, since the rear panel also has holes punched through it, it's easy enough to use cable ties to keep things neat. The sliding shelf is also a bit of a waste of time, it doesn't slide out far enough to use it for a laptop, so I just mounted my Focusrite Sapphire sound interface there. I don't see this unit lasting a lifetime, but for the money, it gives me at least 30% more usable area than my previous desk. I mounted two 24" LED monitors to the top shelf with an Ergatron mount (which cost half as much as the station!) but that brings the monitors right out to the front edge of the top surface and makes them infinitely adjustable - including 90 degree rotation.
No complaints about this desk at all it was super easy to put together considering how big it is and its sturdy rack space is sufficient enough to fit what you need for a home set up and it makes your set up look professional. I would recommend this desk to anybody looking to build up the home studio!!!!! It looks great feels great and the price can't be beat.