Malone Design Works MC Desk - Black

Studio Workstation Desk for Avid Artist Control and Artist Mix Control Surfaces, 15RU, and Slide-out Keyboard Tray - Black/Gray
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Malone Design Works MC Desk - Black image 1
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Malone Design Works MC Desk - Black
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The Perfect Furniture Solution for Your MC Control / MC Mix!

The Malone Design Works MC Desk is the perfect desk for any studio using Avid Artist Control and Artist Mix units. Featuring enough space to hold one Artist Control and three Artist Mix fader banks, the control surfaces are organized across the desk like a traditional console. Above that space, the MC Desk offers three 5RU racks, putting 15RUs of your essential gear within comfortable reach. The upper bout offers space for multiple widescreen displays as well as your studio monitors. A keyboard tray is also included on the MC Desk.

Malone Design Works MC Desk at a Glance:
  • Purpose-designed for Artist Control and Artist Mix studios
  • 15 rackspaces conveniently located above the worksurface
  • Upper space for widescreen displays and studio monitors
  • Slide-out keyboard tray
Purpose-designed for Artist Control and Artist Mix studios

If you're planning your studio space around the groundbreaking Artist Control and Artist Mix control surfaces, the Malone Design Works MC Desk is an elegant furniture solution. The desk includes enough space to accommodate one Artist Control and three Artist Mix fader banks and will line them up across the workspace to create the "look" of a seamless, complete desk. If you don't yet have enough MC units to fill up the space, you can also use the area to place your MIDI controller or any other desktop gear you'd like within easy reach from the "sweet spot."

15 rackspaces conveniently located above the worksurface

In addition to holding your Avid control surfaces, the Malone Design Works MC Desk gives you ample room for all of your rackmount gear. Above the main work surface, three angled racks provide 5 rackspaces each, giving you a total of 15 rackspaces. There are no gaps between the rackspaces, so your cabling is out of sight, giving the desk a sleek, uninterrupted look as the lower work area connects to the upper display/monitor shelf.

Upper space for widescreen displays and studio monitors

Above the work area, the Malone Design Works MC Desk provides a wide shelf to hold your widescreen monitor displays and a set of studio monitors at a comfortable viewing and listening height.

Slide-out keyboard tray

No desk would be complete without a comfortable space to tuck your computer's keyboard, and the MC Desk features a slide-out tray that puts it within easy reach when you need it and out of the way when you don't.

Malone Design Works MC Desk Features:
  • Color: Black with gray shelf accents
  • Purpose-designed space for 1 Artist Control and 3 Artist Mix fader banks
  • Three banks of 5RUs for 15RU total
  • Overall Width: 62.5"
  • Keyboard Shelf Width: 30"
  • Width between support legs: 39.75"
  • Overall Depth: 36"
  • Desktop height to floor: 30"
  • Support legs length where they touch floor: 29.25"
  • Monitor Shelf height to floor: 34"
  • Monitor Shelf to base of desk: 16.75"
  • Height from floor to top of support leg / base of desk: 17.25"
  • Overall Weight: Approximately 200 lbs
The Malone Design Works MC Desk is the perfect solution for the Avid Artist Mix / Artist Control studio!

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Tech Specs

Made For Euphonix Control Surfaces
Finish Black/Gray
Monitor Shelf Yes
Rack Capacity 3 x 5U
Dimensions 62.5" Wide x 36" Deep x 30" Tall
Keyboard Tray 30" wide pullout tray
Manufacturer Part Number MCDESK

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Best Desk Ever!!!

No fooling, this is truly a "Made in America" masterpiece! Jon and the crew there at Malone, Waco TX, have created a desk that really makes your studio pop, hides cables well, and arranges rack-mounted gear within arms reach. Not to mention it makes clients and colleagues say "WOW!!!" whenever they walk into your control room. It came almost fully assembled on a sturdy shipping pallet, boxed and well protected from damage. Only had to attach the two shapely legs with 8 screws, flip it over and done! I did have a friend over to help with the unboxing and very "careful" flipping part. It's at least a two person job. Taking the advice of another reviewer, I also added one heavy angle bracket to the left and right legs near the top. Painted them black and waited until the desk was upright and had weight on the legs before installing them, so I knew it was settled and squared up. I'm really glad I did because with all the gear installed, it gets a bit top heavy. I love the little shelves hidden in the back for all the accessory items like USB hub, HDMI switchers/splitters, power supplies, etc. And, the removable monitor shelf was yet another super feature by Malone Design Works. Finally, since I never use the sliding keyboard shelves, I removed it and added side-by-side equipment racks for my CDR recorder and MBox2 shelf. Brandon Eden at Sweetwater really made the purchase process simple and fast. He worked with me to get the "Filler Panels" customized perfectly to fit the Avid Artist series controllers I had purchased along with the desk. I had designed my new studio control room around this desk and it was well worth the wait, you won't be sorry!
Music background: Professional Voiceover Talent

Incredible desk!

Great producer's desk. Super easy to set up. Looks so professional, takes my studio to another level. Highly recommended!
Music background: Producer / composer

What a GREAT desk!

Quality of materials is top notch. Assembly is a breeze. Super fast turn around time from order to delivery. Well designed with some nice and unmentioned I think) extras - There are cable thru holes for easy cable snaking, there are a couple trays that sit behind the desk and below the monitor shelf for holding external drives, power strips, USB Hubs etc.. The keyboard tray is no cheapie. It feels solid as a rock! Easy reach to either far corner of the left or right rack bay. Plenty of clearance underneath for your computer tower. Super nice product! Five Stars!
Music background: Hobbyist

Great desk for Artist series

This is great desk for working on. It looks great, it is sturdy. It was easy to assemble, though I would recommend doing it with a couple of burly guys, or in my case, a tall skinny guy, an eager to help gal, and me, the guy with a bad back. The finishes are like you would find on a console in a large studio. The cable holes in the bottom back of the desk is a welcome addition, though could be a bit bigger. I only have 2 complaints, and they are very minor. Where the computer monitor sits is a little far for my liking, but it is the perfect height. And I would like to have just an extra inch of clearance between the keyboard tray and the console (I put a small 25 key keyboard just behind the computer keyboard for programming, but just the fact that I can do that is a plus). All that said, though, it is a well thought out desk. One of the first things I have bought with no buyers remorse.
Music background: Mix Engineer/Producer

Awesome Desk!

When originally ordering this, I wondered if I should have gone with the desk Argosy makes for the artist series, but upon receiving the MC Desk, I know that I made the right choice! The desk is SUPER sturdy, and very well made. Putting it together is as easy as putting a few screws in the legs. Probably the thing that I am most happy about is how it looks. The pictures definately don't do this thing justice. It is very large and professional looking. The bottom and back side of the desk is also made with convenience in mind, as it has holes for cables where you need them, and shelves to hold USB hubs, cables, hard drives, and anything else you could imagine, while keeping everything clean and out of sight. I definately recommend getting this desk!!!
Music background: Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Acoustician.
See also: Malone Design Works, Malone Design Works Studio Desks / Workstations