Laptop/keyboard setup


#1

Hello Cantabile community,

It’s been awhile since I posted. I’m ready to dive back in the Cantabile program.

I have two keyboards set up on a two tier keyboard stand (Proline)… I’ve been search for a way to set up my laptop near my keyboards where I can easily access it. I tried a small table to the side but it doesn’t work for me. I looked at device that attaches to the keyboard stand but because I have a two tier stand it wouldn’t work. Can you guys suggest a setup for me?

Thank you


#2

I use one of these mounted to a mic stand.


#3

I use this

and also I use a monitor pedestal like this

Dave


#4

This one is pretty nice - you have an additional small tray for your audio interface.

Or there is the one without the added tray:

Both work nicely and are sufficiently stable for my use. When stage space is tight (when isn’t it), I put my laptop on the stand and push it underneath my main keyboard (I play standing up) - I have a mini monitor velcro’d to my main keyboard attached to it…

Cheers,

Torsten


#5

Great ideas, thank you!


#6

Thank you Torsten. I like the 12150 with tray. I was doing some research on my own but I figured you guys would know what works.


#7

Here is my On-Stage based setup:


#8

Very similar to my small rig, which I use quite frequently. Are you running 2 controllers without a 2nd tier?


#9

I use one of those stands for live:


These are modified Jaspers aluminium stands - very light and easy to set up. I use my 2in1 Convertibles in tablet mode.


#10

Can you share a link?


#11

Hi Corky,

I cut down the second tier as follows:

Doug


#12

Thanks Doug. I now remember you posting this. :grinning:


#13

I’m really happy with the setup. Not really necessary for playing out but great for working on organ trio parts.


#14

Ok. I get it. I’ve been progressively reducing my load the past 2 years. Always looking for ways to improve my rig. So many years I used X-frames and Column-frames, too wobbly, but easy to carry. I went to Z-frame last year, and love it. but I am using a second tier, which makes it clumsy and heavy to transport. It folds up, but breaking it down to parts is tedious. Nursing a soon-to-be replaced hip, I strive to reduce gear weight, and trips from truck to stage. My friend Steve K helped with his great suggestions. I toyed with going to 1 keyboard controller and maximizing C3, but it will take quite a while to route and adjust from many years of multiple controllers. Plus, 2 keybeds for Hammond clones would be eliminated. A split might work, but I would have to go back to an 88 key controller.


#15

Hi Corky:

https://www.jaspers-alu.de/index.php?sprache=2

Seems that this stands are not available anymore. I had one of the bigger systems in the studio years ago and extended the keyboard stand with parts of it and some accessories.


#16

Ok. Thanks


#17

Rats! That was looking like a system i was interested in!


#18

Sorry for the late reply. I was out Christmas shopping.

You have a nice set up.

I have a two tier keyboard stand (Proline). Would your set up work for me?


#19

A little late to the party here but I’ve used one of these for the past 7-8 years or so? Possibly the best piece of touring kit (other than Cantabile of course) I have as it travels in my hand luggage on flights with my Babyface and pedals and all i need from the venue is a mic stand… I don’t like having the laptop visible on stage so having something so robust gives me confidence that regardless of anything the laptop is locked in place and isn’t budging;

I admit it’s not cheap but totally robust and lasted me for years!

I also carry a simple mic stand tray like this;

There are plenty cheaper options but this has always been sturdy, and space for the Babyface with room to take the slack of the breakout cable without it tipping over.


#20

Hi Hunter,

I did a lot research on stands but somehow never came across the HyperMount QR. That looks really well designed. I ended up connecting a Gator Framework quick release mic stand adapter to an On-Stage MSA5000 laptop plate that has a female mic thread underneath it. I zip tied my interface underneath it along with a 4 port powered USB hub, laptop power adapter and a small power strip.

BTW, I noticed elsewhere you mentioned having a monolithic setup. I did the same when I started playing out with Cantabile. I had all the instruments loaded up in a single song and I just switched between them. Then I went to using song states and finally racks.