ZAOR advances cost-conscious CLASSIC Series with ONDA media workstation ORADEA, ROMANIA: studio furniture designer and manufacturer ZAOR is proud to introduce the ONDA media workstation — the latest addition to its flourishing family of CLASSIC Series media workstations and accessories designed to meet the diverse needs of today’s musicians and producers by balancing build quality and budget beyond compare — as of June 18…
The timeless and aesthetically-pleasing ONDA design dates back to customer requests for a lightweight yet reassuringly solid media workstation with easily-reachable rack spacing positioned to its extreme left and right when sitting at the mixing sweet spot. Taking things one step further, atop each angled rack is a functional flat surface, sited as such for positioning nearfield studio monitors vertically or horizontally as the user sees fit (or the design of the studio monitor being used allows). All in all, the focus is on durable quality with side panels, front arm rest, and feet all being crafted from solid local oak, which can be left in its natural blond-coloured state or stained to Cherry, Walnut, Mahogony, or Black — the choice is out there, so choose carefully!
Speaking of choice, the ONDA is available in various versions to suit user requirements: a straight version, with the two rack bays positioned in parallel at either side of the sizeable work surface — perfect for siting smaller-sized mixing consoles or DAW controllers, such as Solid State Logic’s popular Nucleus, for example — or angled at 15 or 30 degrees to form a trapezoidal-shaped work surface, widening towards the rear. ONDA is ably supported by four stylish, sturdy legs, with the two central legs angled towards the rear to leave plenty of legroom and also provide perfect access to all parts of the media workstation itself. Indeed, a nice touch.
Another nice touch is the lowered panel at the rear of the work surface to allow any computer screen — or any model from Apple’s all-the-rage, all-in-one iMac desktop computer range, perhaps — to be positioned on its base stand with the computer screen itself at desktop level for optimum viewing angles when working with centrally-positioned mixing consoles, DAWs, or master keyboard controllers. Below that, an integrated cable management system helps keep things neat, tidy, and professional with access passageways positioned in all the right places. What more could a media professional need or want?
Well, directly addressing diversity of need, today’s media-savvy musicians and producers can choose to have their ONDA media workstation adapted in width, height, angle, and number of rack spaces so it can comfortably accommodate all kinds of equipment configurations. With a few minor modifications — or otherwise, anyone can create a personalised and affordable media production workstation that conveniently comes flat-packed to ease transportation costs, yet comes complete with sturdy mounting kits so anyone needing to move their recording studio can easily disassemble their ONDA and equally easily reassemble it in their new studio location like new.
Needless to say, the ONDA more than meets its original design criteria as a lightweight, practical, and aesthetically pleasing media workstation that is also timeless to boot. Built to last, it is also optimised for price performance and weighs in very little on a studio budget with a basic configuration starting at an RRP of €1,200.00 EUR (including tax).
With an acoustically transparent design and with optional monitor arms, ONDA provides contemporary musicians and producers with a cutting-edge, versatile workspace that is truly fit for purpose. It is also a perfect example of ZAOR’s continued customer-driven innovative approach and available at all ZAOR retailers now.
The ONDA media workstation can be ordered online directly from ZAOR Studio Furniture
(including 15% tax, plus shipping costs) or from any authorised dealer.
ZAOR Studio Furniture was originally founded by Italian master piano builder Michele Zullo to bring his design craftsmanship to bear on the boxy world of studio furniture. He has since been joined by longtime pro audio expert Klaus Gehlhaar and sound engineer Gilles Bartholmé, and together they are realising their dream of making the studio environment a more creatively fulﬁlling experience. From sturdy entry-level solutions to complete studio design including acoustics, ZAOR’s evolving, elegant product range meets most needs while unique custom solutions are also available. After all, impossible is not in the ZAOR vocabulary! With the introduction of the KLAViDESK, ZAOR is boldly going where no studio furniture-maker has gone before — combining musical instruments with furniture solutions. Distributed worldwide, ZAOR Studio Furniture now adorns some of the most prestigious studio locations. Long distance shipping of large studio furniture items can be costly, yet ZAOR has risen to the challenge by introducing its (r)evolutionary MODULAR system studio furniture concept. “By constantly innovating and reinventing ourselves, we strive to improve the lives of passionate audio professionals around the world through a unique combination of ergonomics and aesthetics.” So says the innovative individual who started the ball rolling, ZAOR Studio Furniture President Michele Zullo.