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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:04 am 
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hey Nolan W,

do you know one of skyline?
this desk looks really cool in reality ;)

greetings,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:22 am 
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carsten_d wrote:
hey Nolan W,

do you know one of skyline?
this desk looks really cool in reality ;)

greetings,
carsten


I imagine it does!

I've only seen pics of it online, but it looks like a great facility, and that desk, with that SPL MMC 1 and the Fairman gear, etc., I bet it sounds as good in there as it looks!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:49 am 
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Warning. Long post.


Well, I just found this thread and thought I'd share my latest console mod "plan" with whoever is interested.

Hi everyone. Well, someone asked for ideas for isolating computers in a studio environment. I couldn't find the thread, so I thought I'd post "my" solution as an alternative to standard vertical computer configurations with axial fans.


Ok, at the risk of receiving a bunch of rolling eyes, here is what I did for my own little home studio control room. However, a little explanation may be in order.

First, this is an enclosure that resides under my mixer in a DIY console that has evolved over 15 years, and has received many many mod's for equipment upgrades. When I first built this enclosure, the only computers available were good ole P4's, which didn't require as much cooling capacity as current Intel CPUs etc.

Recently, I was able to aquire the components to upgrade both of my computers to i7/x58 platforms with upgraded /memory/PSU's and GPU's cards. One of my computers is a Graphics Rendering/Folding computer, that will run 24/7.

Unfortunately, after assembling one with a i7-975 and testing it, I discovered the CPU' temperature was close to its maximum running temp..even with a high end CPU cooler and 5 fans. Well, since I had researched Computer cases to find one that allowed the height for a high end cooler, I discovered a Thermaltake Sonata case size was perfect for modding into a rack mount. However, since the case would be horizontal, and enclosed, the side panel vent that allowed air to be pulled in by the CPU cooler, would now be useless. So, I decided to see exactly what I had to do to provide a continuous supply of rapidly moving air, yet remain substantially quiet. After a brief research on Axial fans, I had an idea to utilize a couple of Crossflow squirrel cage fans, in a Negative airpressure configuration. Since these fans run at 3000 rpm, I was sure they would suck enough air from the supply vents to cool everything. It was only a matter of the physical layout of existing enclosure components the determined the actual location of the fans.

As I only had 2 or 3 options, I finally decided to reverse the normal air intake from the front, to the rear of the case. This allowed airflow through most of the components...at least in theory. But, DIY stuff is always that way anyway...so what the hell. Ok, second thing is the access to the HD's. I decided that since I was going to use EXTERNAL DVD drives under my wrist pad, and since I like to see the status LED's on the motherboard, I could simply remove the plastic fronts on the Thermaltake cases, and mod the front framing so only 3 HD's needed support. This meant I could remove all the existing drive cages, and reconfigure a custom solution for 3 HD's in a horizontal position, leaving the rest of the front open, and space for air movement via the Crossflow fan below. It didn't matter the front was open as I already had 2 Smoked Plex doors with seals anyway. But I still had to work out the air supply ducts and exhaust manifolds, After a few days working in Sketchup, it finally was done. So, here is the idea for what its worth. Btw, I got 2 heavy duty Crossflow fans on ebay for $15!! Everything else is DIY using materials in my shop.

Here is an old pic of my existing console with the enclosure below before modifications. I think the rest is self explanatory, but ask if you want to know something. Anyway, hope this gives an idea to other people. There's always more than one way to skin a cat.

Oh, this will take more than one post, as I believe the bbs only allows ten images per post.(I could be wrong)So bear with me.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:50 am 
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Here's some more.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:51 am 
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And the rest....


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Here is the enclosure within the console frame context.

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The optical drives are in the wristpad support modules.

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Well, that's my solution, and I'm sticking to it! :D

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:05 am 
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Hi MunchkinBrando. Well here's the deal. I'm in the process of modding the computer cases as we speak. I just received the HD' cases I bought on ebay, although they're not the same ones I drew in the model. Although I would have liked to use the Vantecs...damn are they expensive. Would have cost almost $400 for six of them. I ended up buying 6 little "drawer" like enclosures for HD's that fit in a DVD drive cage. Got em for $15 for all on ebay. BIG difference. And really, I'm not planning on removing HD's all the time so no big deal. I'm still configuing the actual cage installation. I removed both of the existing cages and am modifying them for relocation and axis. I'll post a pic once I have them installed.

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As to the vibrations, I just did a little more on the Crossflow fan location and opening so I can mount these fans in the ductwork below, on carpet foam decoupling pads. Like this


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Of course, I see more issues/solutions when I actually build. The final design is in the actual build details. As to the case fans, the whole case will be supported via a decoupled tray that is supported by the drawer guides. The case rests on foam pads as well. At least that's the plan at the moment.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:42 am 
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Hey guys -

I know this is a old post, but, here is my dual Mackie D8b + 10U 19" rack mixing console I just finished...well, its been done for a few months but im just now getting around to loading it up! I also built a midi table desk that i will be adding two table top modular synths units to.

My mixing console plans can be modified to fit any size console really, or one mixer + 2 10u racks if you prefer.

I havent taken the time to work up a cut sheet or anything, but, i did post it in another forum for D8b users, i dont know if linking is allowed here but PM me and i will give you a link for the step by step instructions.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or PM anytime.

Thanks


Post in another forum with step by step instructions
http://www.d8bforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1202

My dropbox links for the pics
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0tdw1oypwchb ... Cv8XwoT_6a

Now, if i can just get some help optimizing my acoustics, ill be in business!!!


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Hi there "topdiggy2". Please read the forum rules for posting (click here). You seem to be missing a couple of things! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:05 pm 
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I noticed that this thread had become a magnet for spam, so I just spend a few minutes cleaning it up and getting rid of the spammers.

So it is open once again for all forum members to post their own designs and the results of their hard work building desks, racks, and other studio furniture.

Also, as you can see from the posts by cadesigner just a few posts up, it is VERY important to follow the forum rules for attaching images: All of those images are gone, since they were linked to an off-forum location that no longer exists. So those posts are basically useless. PLEASE make sure you upload all images directly to the forum itself, where they will always be available to all members.

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If anyone is looking for furniture for the studio, then they can get more themes on websites. On websites, there are many times people can get, So that studio can become attractive.

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If anyone is looking for furniture for the studio, then they can get more themes on websites. On websites, there are many times people can get, So that studio can become attractive.


Riiiight! Because EVERYONE needs a lousy low quality bed mattress in their studio!

( Spammers get dumber by the day.... Sigh! They really think they won't be noticed here? This one didn't even last 4 minutes....)

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