Its been a long time since I posted here...
Over a year ago, I started a thread asking for advice on a desk setup. However, I stopped writing music for a while (new job) and never bought the setup.
I've been composing a lot lately, and have decided that eveything I'm using needs to be updated. (I'm also thinking of switching from Overture SE to Sibelius 5, but that's a whole different topic).
So... What I do now: I put the computer keyboard & trackball on the main desk shelf, and my MIDI keyboard on the keyboard tray. This seems to be opposite of what most people do, but I find that if my piano keyboard is too high I can't play it. The problem is that I have to stretch to access the computer keyboard & trackball, which is constantly neccesary for step input.
I've looked at some of the desks online (musiciansfriend.com, zZounds.com, etc) and they all have the MIDI keyboard at main shelf level.
I am confused... What do you guys do? how do you avoid the neck shoulder strain? Is there an answer? It seems that I need to have it all at the lower level (the keyboard tray height)...
Also, does anyone have recommendations for a specific desk?