Here is what I frequently use:
First I take an old folding amp stand (the kind that holds a small combo amp at an angle).
I flip the support bars around so they are not at an angle (but level) and saw off the vertical "L" part.
Then, on top of that I place a deep Odyssey (or other brand) rack bag.
The rack bag holds a Furman power-strip (which is useful to power the Laptop and other things) and also functions as secure travel storage space for laptop, cables, interface, and some pedals.
On the Top of the rack bag I put my laptop.
It is secure, stable, and has a little room around it to have other devices on it, and is at a height/level convenient for visual/manual access as long as I don't play standing up.
On Dec 10, 2015, at 6:41 PM, Torben Scharling <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello again friends. I’m not quite sure if I need to open up a new can of worms, so I’ll just write it here:
> Let’s talk laptop stands.
> I am using a 15” Macbook Pro with a firewire cable to soundcard and perhaps sometimes using a projector for it as well.
> I then have a pedalboard with the loop stuff, and my instruments which are (eventually) all digital wireless.
> So it’s a pretty simple setup, and I wanna keep it that way.
> I will probably for some shows use a keyboard that I have yet to purchase as well as a stand for it.
> So what I need is a stand that the laptop can safely stand on without much chance of being knocked over (but also hopefully transportable). So what do you guys use and why/what would you recommend ? I might wanna go with more of a table’ish sized thing, so I have room for a mouse and maybe some controller stuff next to the laptop, but would also like something that’s workable on stage when standing up and having the laptop to one side, or kinda a bit out of the picture but still approachable when need be :) I’ve also thought of having one where I could put it so low, that it could be in front of me on stage next to or behind the pedalboard, and then kinda like a drummers chair, could be leveled up to sitting or maybe even standing position when need be :)
> Cheers, and Feliz Navidad,
> /Torben Scharling
> - Copenhagen