MIDI Workstation

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Blog series by Tim Dorcas updated 11-12-2007 11:48 PM 4 parts 8401 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Veritas 32 Cabinet Building System or Building a MIDI Keyboard Workstation

11-12-2007 11:34 PM by Tim Dorcas | 1 comment »

For my birthday I got a MIDI keyboard which is currently sitting awkwardly on one of my computer desks. This is not ideal. Well I’m a woodworker. I should be able to fix this fairly easily! I started out looking on the Internet for ideas. I can say I didn’t find much. Then I started doing several drawings and finalized on a basic design. Lower Cabinet Plan In a former life I used to do 3D design (look here for examples). I think I am going to have to relearn this skill if I want ...

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Part 2: Making the MIDI Workstation Part 1

11-12-2007 11:37 PM by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

When I am working with a new product, I often will use it in a final project. It is much more motivating to me to be working on a project that I am interested in than just practicing using a tool. Admittedly I will make mistakes along the way but I can usually fix them as I go along. In the case of the MIDI workstation I have made a shocking number of errors but so far I have managed to cover them up fairly well. Most of my errors are because of the alignment pin in the Veritas 32 System. ...

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Part 3: MIDI Workstation Part II

11-12-2007 11:43 PM by Tim Dorcas | 2 comments »

This is where things start getting exciting! MIDI Workstation After a couple of weekends of work, here is where I’m at. I use the Veritas 32 System to build the lower cabinets based on these designs. Design Top I built the top with this plan. MIDI Workstation Front Very detailed plans, eh?!? The one thing I wish I did a better job on is scale. The space I have designed this desk for is roughly 3′ by 6′. The overall size of the project is 2′ by 5.5′. In retrosp...

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Part 4: MIDI Workstation Finished!

11-12-2007 11:48 PM by Tim Dorcas | 2 comments »

Here is the MIDI Workstation in its new home and in use. It really does make a difference in my playing. The only thing I would have done differently is make the open left cabinet 19”. I made the dimensions based on my previous desk. I wanted to use a my stereo to power some monitors but it doesn’t really fit anywhere. Oh well. Since this project is modular, I could always build another cabinet and make it 19”. I should add that initially I thought the desk was too square...

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