Unterlass Studio Furniture is proud to announce availability of the KEY 88 — an abundantly spacious, master keyboard- accommodating workstation with clean lines lending itself to composing, film-scoring, and editing.
Austrian engineering graduate Arno Unterlass is the namesake brains behind Unterlass Studio Furniture. He also happens to be a musician and producer in his own right, so perhaps it’s inevitable that he would one day apply his considerable creative skill set to producing his own range of studio furniture with an enviable eye on ergonomics and exacting design standards to suit so many pockets. Why? Well, with today’s budget-conscious climate dictating that so many musicians choose to compose and record in their own highly-personalised studio workspaces — often at home — at a time when design consciousness is arguably running at an all-time high, wouldn’t you do something similar if what you wanted didn’t commercially exist? Fortunately for most of us, such studio furniture design dilemmas need not necessarily exist today, thanks to the tenacity of the talented Unterlass Studio Furniture founder.
Fortunately for those intent on adapting to today’s changing workspace requirements, Arno Unterlass is not one for standing still, however. Having noticed an increase in the number of requests from (film) composers for a keyboard- accommodating workstation smaller than the company’s key player, the DUODESK KEY 60, but without any inbuilt 19- inch racks to maintain clean lines while still offering a spacious work surface, the all-new KEY 88 is the well-thought- through solution.
So, as implied by name, heavyweight 88-note master keyboards favoured by the film-composing community can comfortably be accommodated with the KEY 88, thanks to the proven ULGDS (Unterlass Linear Guides Drawer System) also used in the DUODESK KEY 60and DUODESK KEY 60 oT. The basic components of this high-tech system are frequently found in industry — namely, a lubricant- and maintenance-free linear guide system featuring special steel parts promoting precision and stability when working with master keyboards of up to 30kg in weight. Unlike conventional keyboard drawers, the ULGDS — height-adjustable between 93, 108, 123, 145, 160, and 175mm — can be locked in any position and allows the keyboard to be pulled out as far as needed (within reason) while still providing a stable playing platform. Those heavyweight master keyboards are accommodated comfortably by a metal base plate, purposefully manufactured from 2mm-thick sturdy steel so as to maximise available legroom below for playing purposes.
Power-coated white MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard) makes for a durable, scratch- and impact-resistant KEY 88 workstation structure that’s as easy on the eye as it is spacious, providing a generous 160cm x 70cm work surface that can comfortably accommodate a variety of devices, including Unterlass Studio Furniture’s own (optional) stylish steel shelves for nearfield monitors. Sensibly positioned (top and rear) cable outlets and a flexible cable channel (at the rear) complete this abundantly spacious, master keyboard-accommodating workstation that once again demonstrates designer Arno Unterlass is on fine form. Film composers working ‘in the box’ will surely be attracted to its clean lines — looks that are sure to turn heads in any self-respecting studio workspace where form and function are appreciated!