I filmed a video
I don't know about you, but my music workspace is constantly messy. While this is obviously good for the creative processes (of course!), it's a bit of an eyesore when not in use. I also don't like to constantly rearrange instruments and having to figure out cabling and power supply.
So after trying out various setups over the years and doing some research, I came up with a seemingly awesome solution: the IKEA PAX wardrobe system!
You can configure it online or at the store in great detail to fit your needs exactly! I started with this:
236x100x60cm, four drawers, one slide-out tray, two shelves
I also wanted to get some 19" rack equipment and a 12U Eurorack system in there, which would fit the inside width nicely. It barely doesn't fit two 19" racks next to each other however, but one 19" rack and one 84hp Eurorack works great. I got some wood and built a frame:
... adding Eurorack power DIY-style:
... adding Eurorack rails:
... screwed the frame into the PAX wardrobe:
... and here is the (almost) final result
LEFT: closed and inconspicuous, RIGHT: open and ready to rock!
I mounted my Zoom R16 mixer/recorder on the inside of the right door. It connects to a patch bay where all my equipment is also connected to.
The slide-out tray is a little above waist height, so it's very comfortable to jam standing up:
Cable holder on the left door:
Added some LED strips and a green screen for my YouTube video projects:
Disco!!! (click the image)
Drawer full of synths:
Drawer full of cables:
Here's a list of components:
- PAX wardrobe from Ikea
- Wood for the 19"/Eurorack frame from ExpressZuschnitt.de
- 2x Mean Well Eurorack power from Error Instruments
- 4x MDLR CASE Eurorack bus boards from Error Instruments / mdlrcase.com
- 12U Eurorack rails via Klangbau Köln
- 12U 19" rack rails, Neutrik patch bay and accessories from Thomann
Watch my first jams here:
March 2018 Update:
flx wrote:I tidied everything up again, after installing the Serge modular panels in the 19" rack.
The PAX has a size where I have enough room to expand my music systems in pretty much any way I want to, without completely going overboard and amassing an unreasonable amount of gear. In fact, right now I do feel like it's already getting a bit much "stuff" and I could probably slim down quite a bit, but since it's not spilling out of the wardrobe I don't have to.