Do you stand?

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Do you stand?

Post by thelowerrhythm » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:05 am

I recently swapped out a bunch of dual row modular cases for one big tower of seven. It's too tall for sitting, but I'm digging it. My workflow has changed so much, in such a positive way, that I thought I'd ask around and see how many others work primarily standing up (and how that affects how you work).

Being unable to disconnect from linear order, my modules cascade downwards from sound generation up top to effects on the bottom. Thinking of the signal as succumbing to gravity on some level is exciting.

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Post by lisa » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 am

I always stand. I do that in my office job too, except for in meetings (and I hate meetings). It feels like it helps me think.
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Post by Yes Powder » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:40 am

I stand when recording, but sit when working on a patch. Maybe I should try standing to patch?

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Post by starthief » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:51 am

Nope.

One of the constraints I put on my home studio is everything, including my computer and some free desk space, needed to be within reach while sitting.

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Post by naturligfunktion » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:58 am

I sit but I do not like it. I like to record things standing up, but my table is to low sadly

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Post by shred » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:17 am

patching and recording - sit
jamming/messing around - stand

often a combo of the two
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Post by cornutt » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 am

A combination. My modular case is tall enough that I have to stand to reach the top row, so I tend to do most of my patching and knob-tweaking while standing. But it depends on what I'm doing. If I'm going to play a part on the keyboard where I won't be touching the modular while I play, I usually sit so that I have both feet free for pedals.
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Post by pugix » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 am

1. Sit at desk, designing a patch on paper.
2. Stand to patch and tweak.
3. Lie on couch to listen; GOTO 2.
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Post by spilthyfred » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:26 am

I stand when I am patching, and sit when mixing ar mu computer. Sitting and patching sounds nice sometimes though.

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Post by mojopin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 am

I sit..uncomfortably.

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Post by blw » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:42 am

I prefer sitting for sure. And I'm lounging in bed with my laptop typing this. Sedentary living! 8-)

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Post by EPTC » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:56 am

starthief wrote: One of the constraints I put on my home studio is everything, including my computer and some free desk space, needed to be within reach while sitting.
Unless for medical or disability purposes, is there a reason?
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Post by chachi » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:18 am

my modular is in a freestanding rack so i, too, stand to use it. after a long day it is hard to find the energy to stand there and also be relaxed and musical. but i do like being able to move around between keyboard stations and the computer which are not all within reach. i think i might get a rolling stool.

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Post by Fog Door » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:33 am

When recording I stand, mooch about even. Sometimes go and make a coffee if its a long track and nothing requires my godlike intervention ;)

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Post by starthief » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:54 pm

EPTC wrote:
starthief wrote: One of the constraints I put on my home studio is everything, including my computer and some free desk space, needed to be within reach while sitting.
Unless for medical or disability purposes, is there a reason?
Partially comfort. If I'm going to be doing something for a few hours, I want to be comfortable.

Partially available space -- I have a corner desk in a small room shared with my spouse's desk, a big aquarium, and book shelves and our dogs also often pile into the room to hang out with us.

Partially my state of mind when creating -- I kind of tune out my physical surroundings and forget about any gear that isn't immediately at hand and ready to play.

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Post by cptnal » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:02 pm

starthief wrote:
EPTC wrote:
starthief wrote: One of the constraints I put on my home studio is everything, including my computer and some free desk space, needed to be within reach while sitting.
Unless for medical or disability purposes, is there a reason?
Partially comfort. If I'm going to be doing something for a few hours, I want to be comfortable.

Partially available space -- I have a corner desk in a small room shared with my spouse's desk, a big aquarium, and book shelves and our dogs also often pile into the room to hang out with us.

Partially my state of mind when creating -- I kind of tune out my physical surroundings and forget about any gear that isn't immediately at hand and ready to play.
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Post by Flexyflier » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:45 pm

I stand and sit........have to stand for the larger case.
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Post by authorless » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:12 pm

I sit on the floor.
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Post by beatcleaver » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:26 pm

I both stand and sit. I used to alway sit and found that when I started standing it definitley felt different making tracks. Can't really put it into words, but if you always sit I'd encourage you to give it a try if you can.

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Post by Demi Jon » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:28 pm

authorless wrote:I sit on the floor.
I sat on the floor for the first 15 years of performing -- now it hurts too much.

Got the modular on a keyboard stand now, so I stand when performing and practising with the band. Sit at my worktable when jamming at home.

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Post by hlprmnky » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm

Stand even though my 6U/104 could be a sit-down machine for sure. Years of “knowledge work” career combined with mild scoliosis mean that I don’t spend any time in a traditional office-desk-with-chair setup that I don’t absolutely have to. Standing desk for computer work, adjacent workbench for music, couch, hammock, or bed for any time I want to be off my feet, read, listen, or think.

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Post by TEKBRAIN » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:14 pm

I stand too. I can move/dance with the sound/music.

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Post by Cybananna » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:14 pm

I always stand. My studio and modular layout doesn’t allow sitting. Works for me.

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Post by pekbro » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:09 pm

My setup is all about desk space and accessibility while seated. I'm on
my feet all day at work, typically we walk about 10 miles in a day as well.

So I always sit when relaxing with my musical toys at home...

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Post by thelowerrhythm » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:19 pm

I'm kind of surprised so many people stand, but maybe I shouldn't be. It makes perfect sense that the ability to move and interact with it is still going to be important, regardless of it being a stationary object (though let me know if you wear it on a strap and swing it around...). I just didn't expect it to change the way I engage with it so drastically. It's also just awesome to be free of that bottom to top, left to right workflow.

Now I just need to get a 70 foot headphone cable so I'm less likely to walk off and pull the whole thing down... :omg:

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