Maumusica's Studio: A Composer's Clean & Simple Setup

Maumusica's Studio: A Composer's Clean & Simple Setup

Range Govindan
Oct 20, 2011

We always like to see how artists organize their workstations and creative spaces, because there's usually something interesting that almost anyone can take out out of it. Some home studios can get quite complicated, but Maumusica's uses a big desk and organization to make his stand out from the crowd.

Maumusica's setup just went through a recent reshuffle. He currently uses a big IKEA Galant corner desk to house his workstation. It's large enough to give him room to play with a Yamaha keyboard, that he's got stashed under his desk. In 2011, he modified his setup at least three times to end up with the current configuration. It's safe to say that he'll probably end up changing something soon enough.

The large Galant desk fits in quite nicely, since it's not cluttered and there aren't that many devices on it. This allows it to feel minimal and expansive. Some peripherals are stashed under his desk on a shelf. His studio is powered by a 27-inch iMac QuadCore i7 that has a second monitor popped into it. Maumusica even uses his iPad 2 with a program called TouchOSC to create music. It transforms his iPad into a modular OSC and MIDI control surface.

His studio allows him to create all sorts of music, from pop and electro to jazz and Latin. The larger desk allowed him really to open up the space of his home studio. Previously, his desk seemed a bit cramped, albeit functional. The Galant is so massive that it could hold even more gear, without missing a beat.

Resources
Furniture
- IKEA Galant Corner Desk
- IKEA Verner Chair

Hardware
- 27" iMac QuadCore i7 2011
- Extra computer monitor HP2710m
- Apple Magic Mouse
- Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
- HP PhotoSmart C4580 printer
- Western Digital MyStudio external hard drive
- Western Digital TimeMachine 2TB hard drive

Audio Gear
- Maudio Midisport 4×4 Bus-Powered MIDI Interface
- Yamaha Studio Monitors HS80m
- Behringer Eurorack Mixer
- Apogee Duet 2 Audio Interface for Mac
- Yamaha MM6 keyboard
- Presonus Faderport
- Korg Radias synthesizer
- Casio Privia digital piano
- Sterling Audio ST69 Tube Mic

MORE DESKTOPS
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(Images with permission: Flickr member Maumusica)

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