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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:39 am 
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Hi there, apologies if this is in the wrong place. It is, in my mind, a design question:

How do you design your hardware racks and work desk to be kid-proof?

I will eventually build out a reference room + two live room studio setup. I plan to control the reference room entry via keypad on the sliding doors. Once inside the reference room, I plan on having enough mic pres and ADC/DAC for 16-24 channels, mixing inside the box (perhaps with a control surface like PS Faderport 16), and then limited mastering hardware (summing busses). Call it 10-15 rack spaces worth of gear.

Of course, that could (will) grow, but how would you recommend storing that to allow zero unwanted knob-turns? I understand the recommendation to never let the little kids into the room, but it's going to happen. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Brian


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:07 am 
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Hi,

Have you considered doors on the front of your racks?
For the desk maybe some cover that folds back with piano hinges?

Just a few ideas
Dan


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:22 am 
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Good idea! Many rack manufacturers do offer racks with lockable glass doors. That would solve the problem simply and effectively.

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