New MIDI Keyboard Pull Out Tray [Custom Built]

MIDI Keyboard Pullout Tray
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I wanted to quickly share a new update to my music studio.

I installed a custom midi keyboard pull-out tray!

(These pictures show in/out positions.. CLICK TO VIEW IMAGES BIGGER):

MIDI Keyboard Tray Pushed In
MIDI Keyboard Tray Pushed In
MIDI Keyboard Tray Pulled Out
MIDI Keyboard Tray Pulled Out

For those new, I use an adjustable keyboard tray for my typing keyboard and mouse.. The only problem is it pushes the MIDI Keyboard far from you, making it hard for hands-on mixing!

It causes pain in the shoulders, back, and it’s hard on the arms!

Custom-Built MIDI Keyboard Pullout Tray

The custom MIDI Keyboard Tray took me one evening to make.. and it’s exactly what I wanted!

Here’s two quick videos showing opening / closing the MIDI Keyboard Tray!

Pull Out MIDI Keyboard Tray [Open Example]
Pull Out MIDI Keyboard Tray [Close Example]
Sorry for the foot.. had no way of holding camera with a wide view on the action! ๐Ÿ˜

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How was the MIDI Keyboard Pull Out Tray Made?

I purchased kitchen drawer slides (I made sure they were medium grade quality for smooth pullout.. these ones weren’t “soft closing”).

I bolted wood to the desk, then screwed the drawer sliders to that wood!

Then, on the sliders, I attached plywood on top!

midi keyboard pullout tray
Drawer Slides installed onto wood bolted into desk.
Slides installed on a slight angle for even BETTER comfort!
midi keyboard pullout tray midi keyboard focused
To give context, this image shows the MIDI Keyboard focused, rather than the sliders.

The end result is a very smooth MIDI Keyboard pull out platform!

This allows me to take advantage of the NEW M-Audio Oxygen Pro V2 Template to open plugins for hands-on mixing! It’s been awesome so far!

Also.. you will probably need a monitor arm to create a “floating space” under the MIDI Keyboard for storage.

Wrapping Up: Custom MIDI Keyboard Tray

Now I can sit back and mix hands-on with the MIDI Keyboard close to my body!

I’m so excited for my upcoming music, and FL Studio Training for you!

By the way.. Season 3 of Music Production Made Simple Podcast is now released! (See the link below).

GratuiTous (Riley Weller) is a Recognized FL Studio Trainer with over 30 Beatmaking Courses. He writes Beatmaking Books, hosts the Music Production Made Simple Podcast, and helps students with FL Studio Lessons. He also makes lots of his own music!

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