IKEA Synth Wardrobe Squeezes Studio Into Small Spaces

Felix of The Tuesday Night Machines shared this video, documenting how he hacked an IKEA Pax wardrobe to house a compact synth studio.

Here’s what he has to say about using the IKEA PAX as a ‘synth wardrobe’:

I tried a lot of different music setups over the years. Standing at a desk, sitting at a desk, sitting on the floor, large cases, small cases, 19″ racks and so on …

I found that standing upright in front of my gear feels the best to me and having a wardrobe with doors I can close to hide the mess is really nice too, when I lack a dedicated music room in the apartment.\

The wardrobe also helps to keep things contained and not spreading/expanding all over the place. Too much gear doesn’t help my creativity and the PAX has a good size, just bordering on the “too much” side.

For more details, check out this forum post on his build.

Got your own compact studio setup? Share the details in the comments!

3 thoughts on “IKEA Synth Wardrobe Squeezes Studio Into Small Spaces

  1. Cool but be aware that there are gonna be a lot of heat from so many units in such a cramped space that some of those nice machines can break down prematurely. Be sure to add sufficient cooing through either a fan or big ventilation holes throughout the closet

    1. While there is sufficient space for ventilation everywhere in this wardrobe, heat really isn’t an issue. Many modular cases have their power supplies built in without any ventilation at all and the systems don’t burn. The rest of my gear somehow also doesn’t get that hot that it would be dangerous. What kind of gear have you experienced overheating with?

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