Do you need some extra space in your workspace? Then a great rack bridge is the perfect choice. And there is no better place to look for rack bridges than right here at Sweetwater.
The basic purpose of a rack bridge is to provide some extra space for your rackmountable gear. They normally mount on top of your studio desk or workstation. Do you have some rack gear that you don't have enough space for? Or perhaps your workstation is getting a bit crowded? You will definitely benefit from a good rack bridge. This is also true if you’re making plans to buy more equipment soon and your rack capacity is growing thin. At Sweetwater we carry a number of quality rack bridges to choose from. Here's how to narrow down your selection.
Rack bridges differ according to size. How many rack spaces do you need? This is a personal choice and the size of the rack bridge you select should be tailored to your needs. The most popular size for rack bridges is 4 rack spaces, but there are also bridges that are a bit bigger or smaller. Many musicians also leave some rack spaces empty for air ventilation or installing rack shelves for non-standard gear. For many people, the best choice is to get a rack bridge that is a bit bigger than they need at the time. This provides room for ventilation or for storing any other loose and non-rackmountable gear.
Did you decide on the number of rack spaces you want? Great! Then it's time to make a choice concerning material. Sweetwater carries various rack bridges made from different materials. Most rack bridges are made from either wood or metal, and both materials have their pros and cons. Wood is a great choice if you want something natural and sturdy. Metal is more durable, but also normally comes at a more expensive price.
Sometimes the decision simply comes down to looks. You may want to select the material that will go along well with your other furniture. Our rack bridges are often made to complement a specific piece of furniture, so if you have a studio desk, you can look for its matching rack bridge. Our rack bridges also come in various colors.
There are some other minor features to also think about. For example, some rack bridges are height adjustable, providing you with a bit more flexibility. Also, some have a sloped design, so if you’re looking for a rack bridge where you can keep your laptop or tablet, these are a great choice.
Whichever rack bridge you decide on, you know that you're providing your equipment with a display it deserves. It's all part of optimizing your studio. If you have any questions about making your choice, give our Sales Engineers a call. We're happy to help!
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.