Do you create music sitting or standing up?

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motuscott
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Post 27 Mar 2021

If I'm composing, I'm planking. For regular mixing it's usually the bound firefly or half frog.
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Post 27 Mar 2021

interesting thread, i have fibromyalgia so i'm lying in bed or propped up on a couch for composing. i try to have nothing obstructing my elbows when i work and theres not much space for midi devices but i was always into sequencing over performing anyway

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Post 27 Mar 2021

Bes wrote:
27 Mar 2021
interesting thread, i have fibromyalgia so i'm lying in bed or propped up on a couch for composing. i try to have nothing obstructing my elbows when i work and theres not much space for midi devices but i was always into sequencing over performing anyway
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Post 27 Mar 2021

mix hanging from the ceiling like a bat or gtfo

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Post 27 Mar 2021

stratatonic wrote:
04 Dec 2016

...the angle of neck that that guy in the vid is looking at his laptop, would cripple me ... :(
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No kidding.
I’m on a laptop and I really need a solution to the neck angle problem.
Whenever I start putting the hours in on a project the neck pain starts.
When I stop it goes away in a few days but still.

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Post 27 Mar 2021

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Did someone say thread resurrection? :lol:
EnochLight wrote:
29 Nov 2016
I have a standing workstation at my full time 9-5 job, so the moment I get into my studio - I plant my ass on my workstation chair! ;) :lol: :mrgreen: That said, I stand to record vocals. I usually play my keys, pads, bass and guitar sitting down, though.
So many things have changed in the past 5 years since I posted that. While I still have the same standing workstation at my 9-5 job, I actually added two standing work areas on 2 different walls and an Alesis drum pad kit in my studio since then. One houses my "Roland (mostly) wall", and the other - which I just built - now houses my Akai Force and Roland JX-8P. So, when I work in front of those - I'm obviously standing. But when I work with Reason, my ass still remains firmly planted in my studio chair. And while drumming... :lol:
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Post 27 Mar 2021

EnochLight wrote:
27 Mar 2021
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Did someone say thread resurrection? :lol:
Hey now lol. It seemed like the most appropriate thread. I thought I remembered another thread about chairs...couldn't find it though via the search here or google search. I didn't want to create a thread just to tell people I'm sitting on a ball lol. I mean it's pretty great, but not deserving of its own thread.

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Post 28 Mar 2021

i do my music while sitting.

i had a gaming chair. some slovenian company - UVI Chair. it was a good chair. but i broke it since i am a bit too overweighted.
since then, i am sitting on kitchen chair from our kitchen.

but i am expecting a new room for myself. when it will happen - around in a half of year - i will use again, but that time some other model, UVI Chair's chair.
i already bought that new UVI's chair but it is packed in original box. as i said i am waiting to gather all new stuff for my new room 'cos i am low on a budget.
so every month something.

when my new room will be finished i will post a picture of it in thread here on ReasonTalk forum - "post a pic of your studio" or something like that it is called.
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Post 30 Mar 2021

plaamook wrote:
27 Mar 2021
stratatonic wrote:
04 Dec 2016

...the angle of neck that that guy in the vid is looking at his laptop, would cripple me ... :(
.
No kidding.
I’m on a laptop and I really need a solution to the neck angle problem.
Whenever I start putting the hours in on a project the neck pain starts.
When I stop it goes away in a few days but still.
I recently got a pair of glasses (progressives) - like a bifocal, but from top to bottom goes from distance viewing to close-up. Having to lift my head to view screen from the bottom of the lenses forces me to keep my neck straight rather than angled down.

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Post 30 Mar 2021

motuscott wrote:
27 Mar 2021
For regular mixing it's usually the bound firefly.
lol, are the speakers in front of you or behind you?

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Post 31 Mar 2021

I sit for composing and mixing/mastering, playing keys/piano. But I play flutes and EWI and prefer to play wind instruments standing.

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Post 31 Mar 2021

If I want to make a number 1 I usually stand. If I sit it's always been a number 2 hit.
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Post 31 Mar 2021

deepndark wrote:
30 Nov 2016
I sit and mix, - anyhow I've heard how recording vocals by standing up can give you better results. If you stand up and sing, your lungs work betterly. Or something like that.
This is Actual Science. My partner has and gives formal education in this. Standing is simply the done thing, and people with training would laugh if you suggested otherwise. After that, you can get into all kinds of posture details and then an amazing degree of specific anatomical foci depending on what kind of singing you want to do.
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Post 31 Mar 2021

MrFigg wrote:
31 Mar 2021
If I want to make a number 1 I usually stand. If I sit it's always been a number 2 hit.
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Post 31 Mar 2021

I know it's better for your digestion if you eat standing up. :lol:
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Post 31 Mar 2021

Somewhere between sitting and laying down on my recliner, for any and all music writing/performance/recording/mixing. Either a keyboard or a guitar or a saxophone in my lap. Recording the sax is the most awkward of the bunch, where I hold the mic between my knees as I play, but it works for me. :p
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Post 01 Apr 2021

I'm usually sitting with Reason, but I have to stand when I patch my modular as it's a little too high. I put the case I built up on a little rotating tv stand so there's a compartment underneath for the modular skiffs.
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Post 01 Apr 2021

stratatonic wrote:
30 Mar 2021
motuscott wrote:
27 Mar 2021
For regular mixing it's usually the bound firefly.
lol, are the speakers in front of you or behind you?
I have one of those dealies where you hook up the subwoofer feed to your yoga pad. No speavers necessary.
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Post 03 Apr 2021

aisling wrote:
30 Nov 2016
stratatonic wrote: Yeah, I think folks sit way too much. I think I may hint to someone to get me one of these for Xmas...if it doesn't work out at the computer, I can always try to incorporate it somehow into my exercise routine...
I'm 5'11 and I use a 75cm ball. The ball manufacturer's recommend 65cm for my height, but they aren't factoring that I'm using it to sit.
I did end up getting a ball when I first posted this thread...a decade ago... :roll: I actually used it a lot and for some reason I shifted it to another room during pandemic 2020 and completely forgot about it.

Thanks Joey, it is back in . rotation again...

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Post 03 Apr 2021

Both but I seem to sit more these days.
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Post 03 Apr 2021

Time was when I'd sit for everything except guitar but my live playing days are long gone so I sit down for guitar too. My work chair has one arm removed to make that possible.

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Post 03 Apr 2021

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Post 04 Apr 2021

motuscott wrote:
01 Apr 2021
stratatonic wrote:
30 Mar 2021

lol, are the speakers in front of you or behind you?
I have one of those dealies where you hook up the subwoofer feed to your yoga pad. No speavers necessary.
I'm jealous. Total mind/body experience. You are truly vibrating with the Universe.

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