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First post, by skel2raw

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Hi guys,

I have piling my SC-55, MU-80, etc. all the equipment piling up on my desk. However, I would actually like to install them all on some sort of an open rack so that they look nicer and more organized and don't move when I press buttons or plug in and out cables.

I saw today this video from LGR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEMqLmqsLaQ&t=315s

In minute 4:48 he is showing a rack on his that which actually looks pretty nice. Do you guys know how those racks are called and where I can find this kind of racks?

Thx!

Reply 1 of 9, by cyclone3d

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Huh... that looks like a little 2-post rack or a wall mount network equipment rack that he just set on his desk.

You can buy rack posts by themselves so you can make whatever you want.

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Reply 3 of 9, by imi

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what you're looking for is a rack shelf, while there is one specific for the roland devices (roland rad-50 for example) you can just use any usually.
the rack itself is just a normal 19" rack.

Reply 4 of 9, by j^aws

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skel2raw wrote on 2020-03-16, 21:20:

Ah I see... and do you know, how I can manage to mount my SC-55 etc. on tha wall mount? Is there some special sort of mounting stuff?

There are many types of rack cases/ enclosures. They all have standardised widths. They can be mounted on walls, desks and left on the floor.

Look for 'audio racks'.

The height of equipment to install is standardised aswell. They are measured in units of ' U'. For example, 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U etc.

So for a typicall Roland SC55 desktop unit, it would measure 1U in height, and half-width in width.

What you need is a 1U half- rack adapter to add to an audio rack unit. Then mount an sc55 into it, for example.

Most professional gear however are standard widths, not half-width, but mostly vary in U heights, typically 1-4 U.

EDIT: 19" audio racks, specifically.

Reply 5 of 9, by dionb

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Lots of places to get those. I have two 4U audio racks on my retro desk supporting a plank with monitors. I bought mine ("Millennium Steel Box 4") here:
https://www.thomann.de/intl/studio_racks.html

Thomann ships all over Europe, elsewhere shipping probably becomes an issue, but there will be similar shops.

Reply 7 of 9, by gdjacobs

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You can get steel shelves that bolt into a rack for stuff that isn't standard width.
https://www.amazon.ca/StarTech-com-Depth-Univ … t/dp/B005G2JFEO

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Reply 9 of 9, by derSammler

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Roland SC and Yamaha MU series were rack-mountable by default. But you need the base plate which was attached to the unit's bottom to rack-mount them.

When using a rack-mount shelf, however, it's no issue.