What's your bedside/couch setup?

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What's your bedside/couch setup?

Post by glassofwater » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:15 am

Hey! So I quite often put some gear by my bedside that I'm not using in my main setup just to mess around. I find it's a nice way of really focusing on a piece of gear, and a lot of the time end up with cool lil tunes. Usually it's an Elektron box of some sort, but I've played around with the idea of having a dedicated bedside studio, hah.

Anyone else do this? What gear do you find works well?

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Post by Kawouddd » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:20 am

This is my kitchen synth.

The 2*84 used to be my bedside rack.

I currently have a bedside syntrx, which works well, though tbf I like the banana bits a lot there too. (Double knot / Plumbutter).

Wires and wall warts are my major “in bed” headache. I’d ideally like something battery powered in bed (battery powered bananas sort of work, but not for long with CL), but haven’t yet found a working solution.
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Post by bobbylandry » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:43 am

Kitchen synth is an excellent idea! I've got some vintage Yamaha hifi speakers on top of my kitchen cabinets, which is way overkill, and they have a bluetooth adapter hooked up for an iPad. I could totally stick some spare modular and a way to send bluetooth in there and set up patches to play themselves while I'm cooking. Haha.

I do keep an MPC1000 and headphones in the living room to hang with my wife.

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Post by finalplane » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:17 am

I’ve had a maschine mikro for like 7 years and pulled it back out to play in bed again. Having fun learning FM synthesis with Dexed and making relaxing sounds...
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Post by 3hands » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:37 pm

I tend to sleep a lot in my studio... so I guess.... this??
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Post by lisa » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:07 pm

OP-Z!
I made this techno remix of an ambient/downtempo track. 🧉


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Post by NeolithicElectrophones » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:09 pm

For beats I've been using an sp16. Great for more ambient sample weirdness as well.

lately though, I've been using this dual Fourses into a LYRA 8. Great for drones mixed with gestural stuff. Lots to explore and always surprising.


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Post by skkatter » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:32 pm

OP-1.

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Post by unexpectedbowtie » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:29 pm

I don't tend to have synths next to bed. Partly because I am an insomniac, so stay up far too late and then only really go to bed when I know I can pass out, but in the past I've used a Game Boy with LSDJ as it's tiny and can power headphones nicely. Batteries too...

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:58 am

This at the moment , but then I sleep with a lot of my equipment :miley:
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Post by glassofwater » Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:47 am

Lovely setups everyone!

I have trouble sleeping as well, and gear for sure doesn't help with that. :P But it's fun! I should make a drone machine with some leftover eurorack laying around here, maybe that'd help.

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Post by Raindeer » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:08 am

An Electribe 2s that got pushed out of the home studio. Runs on batteries so it’s perfect for occasional armchair jamming.

...on an unrelated note, DM me if you’d like to buy a well-used Electribe 2s...

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Post by steveoath » Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:17 am

Polyend tracker, and a battery bank.

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Post by ablearcher » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:03 pm

Nanoloop FM (the newish standalone hardware version) is fun to play with as I'm falling asleep.

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Post by synth.void » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:13 pm

lisa wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:07 pm
OP-Z!
I've found it the hardest to operate op-z in a bed or on a couch. Without a flat surface it is hard to do anything other than playing the keyboard, as both hands are occupied holding the device. What's your experience there?

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Post by lisa » Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:53 pm

synth.void wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:13 pm
lisa wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:07 pm
OP-Z!
I've found it the hardest to operate op-z in a bed or on a couch. Without a flat surface it is hard to do anything other than playing the keyboard, as both hands are occupied holding the device. What's your experience there?
I find programming the sequencer is easy while holding on to it. During the days I actually walk around quite a bit while using it. If I really need to nail a melody I'll put it down on a table.
I made this techno remix of an ambient/downtempo track. 🧉


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Post by BlinkyLights » Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:57 pm

My whole setup here is in the other half of the bedroom and livingroom of this small spot.

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Post by SingIt » Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:54 pm

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Post by neonmercury1 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:33 am

ive been bringing my microfreak and a battery pack around the haus with me since i got it a few weeks ago its so much fun to play and make patches. someone compared it to the op1 in the microfreak thread and although lacking the 4 track i get the same feeling i missed after selling my op1. this a digitakt and h9 im starting to feel is such a great non modular travel or out of the studio kit

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Re: What's your bedside/couch setup?

Post by glassofwater » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:53 am

neonmercury1 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:33 am
ive been bringing my microfreak and a battery pack around the haus with me since i got it a few weeks ago its so much fun to play and make patches. someone compared it to the op1 in the microfreak thread and although lacking the 4 track i get the same feeling i missed after selling my op1. this a digitakt and h9 im starting to feel is such a great non modular travel or out of the studio kit
I've had a Digitakt by my bed from time to time, but I've been missing something to sample. Actually been thinking about getting a MicroFreak for this exact purpose. Seems like they'd be a perfect fit.

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Post by gruebleengourd » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:03 am

casiotone mt68
yamaha cs01
roland tr-08

stashed on the coffetable lower shelf by the sofa.

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Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:21 am

i keep water bedside incase i wake up parched
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Post by crowhurst » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:39 pm

Fostex X26
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Re: What's your bedside/couch setup?

Post by abruzzi » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:45 pm

Right now—a MEK.

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Re: What's your bedside/couch setup?

Post by soundinett » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:59 pm

Yamaha AN 200. Always inspiring.
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