With the proliferation of “desktop” gear — from compact mixers to small keyboard controllers to percussion controllers to DAW control surfaces — we’re now able to get our hands on our music production like never before. The key to getting hands on, though is instant access and getting your controller or mixer right in front of you.
That’s where today’s cool tool, the On-Stage Stands MIX400, comes in. The MIX400 is a rolling stand that was designed to hold small mixers and autolocators (remote controllers for tape machines). But the MIX400 can do so much more. It will comfortably hold a Native Instruments Maschine Studio, an Ableton Push, an Akai MPC Renaissance, and many more items that you want to have front and center. Then, when you’re finished, roll it off to the side. Perfect for those with limited space or those seeking an uncluttered production space.
You can adjust the angle of the platform on the top that holds the piece of gear, so you can even use the MIX400 to hold non-tabletop items, such as a rackmountable synth, at an angle that makes it easy to edit presets and access controls. The platform width can be adjusted from 14.5 to 21.5 inches, and the depth goes from 12 to 15.5 inches, so a wide variety of equipment drops right in and is held securely in place.