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    What are some good ways to raise equipment levels to proper height and keep it in place (so it doesn't slide around while playing)?

    Currently I am trying to find some ways to raise my gear so that it's all level and the knobs line up. My LPD8 sits quite a bit lower than my VCI-400 and also slides and rocks while I play it. I fixed the rocking problem by sliding a small post-it note pad underneath one of the rubber feet, but the sliding and height problems are still an issue.

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    What are some good ways to raise equipment levels to proper height and keep it in place (so it doesn't slide around while playing)?

    Currently I am trying to find some ways to raise my gear so that it's all level and the knobs line up. My LPD8 sits quite a bit lower than my VCI-400 and also slides and rocks while I play it. I fixed the rocking problem by sliding a small post-it note pad underneath one of the rubber feet, but the sliding and height problems are still an issue.
    I use a coffin, Maschine stands, drum hardware, the F1/X1 bags, and Crane stands.

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    Buy a cheap circular saw, a sheet of 1/4" plywood, 1/4" furniture foam and make someshort risers.

    Aside from that I use foam inserts such as the ones that my x1 came housed in.
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    my studio is at standing level, although my desk is a little short. Right now I just use random things(cardboard stands, books, drum practice pads, 3 ring binders) keeping my stuff up. There are lots of things you can get for the sliding problem. Velcro strips, tiny adhesive rubber feet, 3m command strips if it's going to be semi-vertical, sorbothane hemispheres(decent at isolating monitors too), and various types of larger rubber feet that would also might take care of the height issue depending on how much you need. Granted, I don't do live stuff.

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    books/shoeboxes

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    Any-goddamn-thing I can lay my hands on. Rubber feet are a godsend. Get 'em on ebay.
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    A flightcase gives you good protection and also provides decent elevation, especially if you get one with rubber feet attached. Doesn't really apply though if the little LPD8 is the only thing you want to raise..
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    To raise my X1 to mixer height, I used a bunch of old CD jewel cases. Works great at home.. maybe not so much in the club.

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    The Kontrol stand works very nicely for raising an X1 or F1 to exactly mixer height. I got one half price using the voucher that came with my X1.
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