Initial arrangement of The Altar, a mobile computer music workstation I'm working on that you kneel at.

This entire setup can collapse into two suitcases, with the expensive bits managing to fit in a Tortuga backpack weighing in at around 25 pounds.

I put a lot of work into making sure the height of the table was ergonomically positioned for typing. My dad made new legs for it out of wood.

The monitors are the iLoud micro monitors. In an ideal scenario, I'd want them a bit higher, but the foldable step stools they are on were the best I could find. I do have yoga blocks I could prop them on, but that takes up precious volume.

The brain of it all is the GPD pocket 2. It's a tiny laptop that can fold 180 degrees and sit on a tablet stand like a computer monitor. I then drive it with a planck keyboard and trackpad.

Monome Arc and Grid are my main music peripherals, so I made space for those.

Barely visible is a minirig mini speaker which I like using most of the time for more casual listening. I also have a collection of mini attenuator knobs for volume control and some switches which allow me to A/B the speakers and inputs to the speakers.

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I forgot to mention my mechanical tools for time keeping: a kitchen timer and wind up pocket watch. I prop these up on cellphone stands.

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For reference, this is my current floor setup that I've been using daily for almost a year now. The idea was to make a version of this that I could take with me.

@paul i like it, and yet i wonder how your back feels after some hours in this setup. also, the two clocks. fascinated ⏳

@gavcloud the back is fine. usually. It's my legs and knees that get stiff and sore. I sit in half lotus position, and I still find it difficult to hold the position for long periods of time without my feet falling asleep. I get up and stretch often.

As for time devices: ones a kitchen timer, the other is a cheap mechanical pocketwatch. They are a nice duo to have.

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