The 5 Best Studio Desks

Studio desks are essential when it comes to the quality and efficiency of your home studio.

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Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation
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Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation
On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation, Black
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Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation
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Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation
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On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation, Black
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On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation, Black
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Studio RTA Producer Station Black
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Whether it’s your job to produce, record, and mix music or it’s just a hobby, you probably need a studio desk. It helps you organize all of your equipment and instruments and so makes them easily accessible. It also makes you work in harmony and improves your workflow.

However, we know that deciding which one to choose can be somehow overwhelming so here are our top picks.

Best Studio Desks

Best Studio DesksHere are our top picks of studio desks that we find convenient for different tastes, studio sizes, and equipment after going through the market and checking a number of various products.

Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation

Although this studio desk has a simple design, it has much space for your gear. It consists of a high monitor surface, a large slide-out tray for your keyboard and mouse, a tempered glass main shelf with black borders for safety and a large bottom shelf.

It also has casters, which makes rearrangement in the studio an easier step for you.

Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation
  • Contemporary style desk in a cherry finish with black accents
  • Clear tempered glass with black border for safety
  • Chrome cylinder glass supports. Weight- 71.72 pounds
  • Pull-out keyboard tray with room for a mouse
  • Castors for easy mobility

Pros

  • Contemporary style and transparent look
  • Mobility
  • Space-saving
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • The glass may not be suitable for a number of very heavy equipment

On-Stage WS7500 Workstation

Don’t let its minimalistic simple design trick you, as it supports up to 175 lbs with laminate surfaces and steel Z-frame. This desk is a great choice if you don’t have much space or/and if you’re on a budget.

It contains a top-shelf 29’ high for your studio monitor, a slide-out tray 25’ high for your keyboard and a wide main shelf for your other equipment. It comes in two colors: black and rosewood/black.

On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation, Rosewood
  • Perfect for the home studio
  • Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and work efficiency
  • Compact Z-frame and slide-out keyboard tray keep your set-up clean and sleek
  • Laminate surfaces
  • Steel Tubing: 1" x 1"; 1" x 2" on horizontal floor legs

Pros

  • Solid
  • Doesn’t occupy much space
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • No space for very large equipment
  • The tray won’t hold some large keyboards

Walker Edison Soreno

This three-piece desk is very suitable when it comes to having limited space for your gear. It’s L-shaped and so can easily be placed in a room’s corner. It can be separated into two desks and it has a CPU stand and a slide-out keyboard tray.

The L desk also provides much more surface area for equipment than the rectangular one. It’s available in black, silver, smoke grey and white colors. Most suitable for small bedroom studios.

Walker Edison Furniture Company Modern Corner L Shaped Glass Computer Writing Gaming Gamer Command Center Workstation Desk Home Office, 51 Inch, Black
  • Dimensions: 29" H x 51" L x 20" W
  • Accommodates multiple monitors
  • Includes universal CPU stand
  • Includes 1 desk
  • Join two desks for even more game space

Pros

  • Looks elegant and simple
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easily placed in a narrow space
  • Leg space

Cons

  • Doesn’t have any shelves
  • No place for a mouse on the keyboard tray
  • No cable management

Studio RTA Producer Station

This studio desk gives you plenty of space for all your equipment and maybe also for adding more in the future. It has two slide-out trays and a lot of rack space. It has a large surface area and built-in cable organizers.

The whole desk weighs 140 lbs with casters for easy mobility. Its dimensions are 77 x 34 x 4 inches. It has a Rackspace down on each side and an overall steel frame. It also comes with a CD holder. As for the colors, you can find it in cherry and maple.

Studio RTA Producer Station Maple
  • 26-1/4" wide slide-out keyboard shelf
  • Ergonomic workspace
  • Dual 20-space racks
  • Steel frame construction

Pros

  • Plenty of surface and rack space
  • Mobility

Cons

  • Doesn’t fit very small home studios

Omnirax Presto 4 Studio Desk

This studio desk can be the middle ground between small and large desks. It’s medium-sized but still, the design provides space for multiple equipments. It has many rack spaces, a large surface, a shelf for your monitor and a lower shelf for the rest of your gear. It is simple and efficient.

Omnirax Presto 4 Studio Desk Black
  • The desk surface is wide enough for large keyboard controllers, control surfaces or smaller mixers
  • The shelf above the rack spaces can optimally hold computer monitors and nearfield monitors.
  • The shelf below is a good place for a computer and storage.
  • An optional sliding computer keyboard shelf, the KMS-PR, is available.
  • The Presto is available in melamine laminates or melamine with Gray Slate, Mahogany or Maple Formica top surfaces.

Pros

  • Can take a lot of equipment
  • All equipment is easily accessed

Cons

  • A bit more expensive than the other picks

Why Get a Studio Desk?

Why Get a Studio Desk?Some people might find it more important and even realistic to invest in music production equipment than a desk, where you place all this equipment. However, ignoring the organization and accessibility of your tools may lead to less efficient results.

Studio desks not only affect your workflow, but they also provide you a clutter-free and creative work environment. Choosing the most suitable studio desk for you shall save you time and help you maintain an overall good posture while working on your music.

What to Consider Before Purchasing a Studio Desk?

What to Consider Before Purchasing a Studio Desk?There are some general aspects to consider before you decide which studio desk to buy:

Space and Size of a Studio Desk

Space and Size of a Studio DeskThe space you’re dedicating to the studio desk comes first, so you have to consider each product’s dimensions. You should also measure the size of your equipment to make sure it’ll fit.

Remember to put in mind any future equipment that you may get so that you don’t have to change your desk so early.

Quality and Function of a Studio Desk

Quality and Function of a Studio DeskThe materials used in the desk are important as they affect the durability and of course the price. Your choice of studio desk should support the weight of your equipment.

Cable management is also a necessary aspect when it comes to having that amount of cables on the same desk.

Design and Style of a Studio Desk

Design and Style of a Studio DeskFor some people, a workflow is all about inspiration and vibes. The design you choose for your desk will surely have an effect on how you approach your work. People tend to also have different preferences about how to place their equipment so imagining the whole set before purchasing a desk can be a useful trick.

Moreover, the design of the desk has an effect on your posture during work so you need to make sure that the monitor is within your eye level and an arm’s length away from you. You also need to make sure that your arms rest at a 90-degree angle.

Price of a Studio Desk

Price of a Studio DeskFor sure the money each person decides to spend on a studio desk varies. Studio desks are long-term investments, however, that doesn’t mean that the more expensive the better.

All aspects should be considered before spending your money on a specific desk especially if some of it is worth being invested in equipment. At the end of the day, the desk is an organizing helpful tool but it doesn’t determine the quality of the music you produce yourself.

Final Thoughts

The Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation remains the top pick for saving space and money and still supporting equipment. If the glass surface is not suitable for you, the On-Stage WS7500, Studio RTA Producer Station, Walker Edison Soreno and Omnirax Presto 4 Studio Desk are good alternatives to consider.

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