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Modular Synth Stands

Post by Bartimaeus » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm

What are you using to hold up your modular synth whilst performing?

I am running a live setup of a smaller two row Monorocket case and an Analogue Systems French Connection. I thought perhaps a DJ type folding table, but I worry that those may not be strong enough to hold up a modular and heavy keyboard. A two row keyboard stand might work, but I don't like lying my modular flat, and and I can't imagine that it's be stable otherwise.

Any ideas would be helpful, or even just discussing what you do regardless of if it answers my question!

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:55 pm

acoustic guitar stands looks perfect.

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Post by Just me » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:06 pm

I use Ultimate Support A-Frames. (You gotta find them used. I buy any that come along in my area and any parts.) The On Stage are not nearly as strong. I use a ratcheting tie down to go around my rig to keep it from falling down. Look around in this subforum and you will see a pic of my last show with a Amhearst case under a DotCom Portable 22 in MU. Keyboard under and rack of effects next to modular. (Mixer hanging off an end on a short arm.)
If I have water in my ear, is it safe for me to listen to electronic music?

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Post by Just me » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:08 pm

I'll make it easy to find:
I have a Rental company wood and metal table that is good if I want to take over 100MU out. You can almost see it behind this pic.

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Post by subultresk » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:38 am

Those stands (above) can really take a lot - in EU you will find them built by Jaspers. http://www.jaspers-alu.de/eng/index1.html

My favorite stands are Ultimate AX because they are very stably and extremely easy to transport. I have a couple of those stands and did some mods to optimize them for my instruments (and they are all shortened). Powersockets, MIDI-Interface, USB-Hub and Footswitch-to-MIDI are fixed on the stand with velcro-tape. I also use it with my 5U modules (3rd+4th pic). To use the 15U case upright i just fix it with a Vesa-holder - it's perfect...

Interesting is also Quik Lok WS550 (last picture). It can carry up to 130kg but it needs some extra (little and heavy (steel) parts to be fixed - it's not so nice to carry them around (bulkily) and they are not that rigid if you leave away those extra parts...

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Post by moogboy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:09 am

I've used traditional x-stands (AWFUL IDEA) and standard 8 foot tables when taking my euro system out of the house. At home it sits on an old Quik Lok computer stand, which is what I'd ideally like to use for live performances.

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Post by bugler » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:54 pm

@Subultresk: The stands look extremely sturdy. Is the modudular case custom made?

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Post by subultresk » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:22 pm

bugler wrote:@Subultresk: The stands look extremely sturdy. Is the modudular case custom made?
Yes - and yes! :party:

The downside of this Ultimate stands are the two front toes - i am 2m and my feet are 49 (13,5) - but they are so extremely sturdy and easy to transport! The QuikLok is quite wonky...

I am just preparing a big sale - also with the 4x84TE predecessor case, which is almost identical - the case on the pic is 4x119TE.....

the small one: Western Doc-Bag (it's just less varnished)
the big one: Modell Musikschule

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Post by bugler » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:25 am

Thanks a lot for the detailed anwer. At the moment I am in the inventing stage of a case offering room and power supply fo a small modular system as well as space for some additional gear.

Your cases really do look good.

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:51 am

subultresk wrote: Image
Modular synths plus gongs = PURE WIN!!!!!!
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Post by subultresk » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:01 am

JohnLRice wrote:Modular synths plus gongs = PURE WIN!!!!!!
:party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay:
:tu: the classic companion in live electronic!
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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:16 am

subultresk wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:Modular synths plus gongs = PURE WIN!!!!!!
:party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay: :party: :yay: :banana: :yay:
:tu: the classic companion in live electronic!
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I think I needs to start a special Modulars + Gongs Live! thread! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

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Post by bugler » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:33 pm

Oh yeah!

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Post by JohnLRice » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:57 pm

JohnLRice wrote:I think I needs to start a special Modulars + Gongs Live! thread! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
It's here, but a lonely ghost town . . . :cry:

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