The 10 Best Studio Desks
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Whether audio mixing is your career or just a hobby, you know that no ordinary workspace will do. You need a studio desk that is designed to let you house all of your equipment in a way that makes it easy for you to monitor everything at once. Regardless of your preference, you will find that these choices are durable, intuitively built, and will help you take your sounds to the next level. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
December 14, 2020:
A studio desk helps you keep your recording gear organized and easily accessible. Whether you prefer a compact design or a large workspace, these options will meet your needs. Although we liked the AZ Workstations Summit’s sit-to-stand design, we removed it due to stocking issues. We replaced it with the AZ Studio Pro 88. The height doesn’t adjust, but this model is easier to move. We also excluded the Calico Designs Study. The screw holes did not align correctly, which could cause it to buckle under the weight of heavy equipment. Instead, we chose the Acme Furniture Eleazar. It is sturdy and more suitable for mixers, MIDI keyboards and other recording gear.
June 17, 2019:
When evaluating the best studio desks, we included a versatile array of options to fit the needs and budgets of amateur dabblers just starting out to at-home professionals with the most complicated equipment to house.
The Studio RTA Producer easily took the top spot for the incredible amount of functional space for the price. It'll serve someone who already has a lot of gear to set-up, but is not cost prohibitive so that a user could invest in this model and allow themselves room to grow. Ease of assembly also helped to propel this model to the top , because even though assembly time is a small portion of the time you will spend with the product, difficult assembly can often result in a poorly constructed product due to user error.
The Z-Line Cyrus is a much simpler choice, but still ranks high for offering three tiers, including one of the widest keyboard trays amongst the more compact models, and handy cord-management holes on each level.
Beat by the Studio Desk Company The Beat by the Studio Desk Company is perfect for producers with limited space. It has a continuous shelf for monitors and speakers and a retractable tray for 61-key keyboards. The desk is easy to assemble and features a cable management system that allows you to keep cords out of sight. studiodesk.net
Output Platform Output is a USA-based company manufacturing musical instruments and gear. The Platform model is available in natural, Kodiak brown, and driftwood grey, and has three pairs of rack ears and a keyboard tray. Also, it has multiple attachment points, so you can customize the height and width. output.com
Sound Construction Toft ATB32 Known for their hand-made quality using real hardwood, a studio set-up from Sound Construction Supply is a high-end choice best suited for those who have a permanent space. The versatile Toft ABT32 model can be configured in a variety of ways at purchase, as can most of their stock desks, or you can go all out and have them construct a completely customized solution. soundconstructionsupply.com