Onda Media Workstation
Studio furniture designer and manufacturer Zaor has just released the ONDA media workstation, its latest addition to its family of media workstations and accessories, designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s musicians and producers.
Zaor’s marketing tell us the ONDA design dates back to customer requests for a lightweight yet solid media workstation with easily-reachable rack spacing, positioned to its extreme left and right when sitting at the mixing sweet spot. There is an angled rack atop which works as a functional flat surface, sited as such for positioning nearfield studio monitors vertically or horizontally as the user sees fit (or the design of the studio monitor being used allows). All in all, the focus is on durable quality with side panels, front arm rest, and feet all being crafted from solid local oak, which can be left in its natural blond-coloured state or stained to Cherry, Walnut, Mahogony, or Black.
There are a number of different versions to suit user requirements: a straight version, with the two rack bays positioned in parallel at either side of the sizeable work surface, designed for sitting smaller-sized mixing consoles or DAW controllers, such as Solid State Logic’s popular Nucleus, for example. Or angled at 15 or 30 degrees to form a trapezoidal-shaped work surface, widening towards the rear. ONDA is supported by four sturdy legs, with the two central legs angled towards the rear to leave plenty of legroom and also provide access to all parts of the media workstation itself.
There is a lowered panel at the rear of the work surface to allow for any computer screen (designed with a focus for iMacs) to be positioned on its base stand with the computer screen itself at desktop level for optimum viewing angles, when working with centrally-positioned mixing consoles, DAWs, or master keyboard controllers. Below that, an integrated cable management system with access passageways positioned in all the right places.
You can also have your own customised version of the media workstation, which can be adapted in width, height, angle, and number of rack spaces to accommodate for all kinds of equipment configurations. With a few minor modifications — or otherwise, anyone can create a personalised media production workstation which comes flat-packed, complete with mounting kits so anyone needing to move their recording studio can easily disassemble and reassemble it in their new studio location.
The ONDA media workstation can be ordered online directly from ZAOR Studio Furniture http://poe-music.com/products/zaor-studio-furniture starting at an RRP of EU€1,200.00 (plus shipping costs) or AU$1,747 (plus shipping costs) or from any Australian authorised dealer.