Organized Medieval Musician Workplace

Dennis loves technology, loves composing music, and of course loves the medieval props he keeps around his desk, such as a dragon in a case and a horn in front of monitors. Its workspace is clean, simple and well-organized, but no frills.

Dennis says he loves technology, music making and of course games, but like the rest of us, he has to pursue his hobbies on a tight budget. We think he’s doing a pretty good job. Here are some of the gear in the photo above:

  • The desktop comes with a GTX 750Ti, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, and an Intel i5 with custom Windows 8.1.
  • The laptop is an older Asus X200CA that I use at university and for programming.
  • My dual screens are Samsung 24 “and Philips 22”, which I hope to replace one day with matching ones.
  • I play and record music, so I have a Cakewalk UA-25 EX preamp that connects to the microphones on the right.
  • These microphones are a Shure SM57 dynamic microphone and a McCrypt BM700 condenser microphone.
  • I use Bose Companion 2.0 for audio output.
  • The headset is a wireless Kitsound Beamer that I bought on Ebay for a few dollars.
  • The mouse and keyboard are from the Microsoft Wireless 3000 series.
  • and finally, the horn between the table is a real horn that I bought from the medieval market.

Since I am always looking for a great deal, most of the equipment is second hand or discounted. The total area of ‚Äč‚Äčthis workspace is less than 2 thousand, which is equal to the new MacBook. That’s a lot of money, but given what I get for it, I think it’s a great deal.

As you can see, I hate wires, so most of my setup is wireless, or the cables are tucked away under the table.

The rest of my room has a few guitars and amps, books and a Viking tapestry that matches the setup.

It’s admittedly a small shot, but we love what we see and it’s well organized. There is room under the monitor stand for books and headphones, even for a printer and a second laptop, not to mention a microphone stand on the side and an amplifier. Rotate the mic and you’re ready to compose music or participate in a video call, whichever you really need. Good job Dennis!

If you have your own workspace to show off, share it with us by adding it to our Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Flickr pool . Make sure all photos you add are at least 1280×720 in size. Maintaining their 16: 9 aspect ratio also helps! Include a little text about what you used, how you came up with the design, and any other important details. If your smart organization and good design flair are striking, you could be the next workplace ambassador!

Medieval workplace | Flickr


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