While these wooden legs are also suited to the KeyLab 88, I bought them specifically for my recently purchased PolyBrute.
The PolyBrute is an expensive synth and it has a beauty to match the price tag. As a result I wanted to get a good stand for it; something that would show it off as well as being functional. I didn't want to buy the usual black folding keyboard stand as I felt that these would not complement the PolyBrute, and given the weight of the synth I wanted something a little more stable – it's for too easy for something to slide off the top of one of those stands!
These wooden legs from Arturia are not only beautifully made, but they also offer a lot of stability and security for your PolyBrute or KeyLab 88. The legs screw into two metal plates that are themselves screwed to the base of your keyboard, and additional support is provided by two metal braces that also screw into the base of your keyboard. The angle at which the legs attach to your keyboard makes it so that the feet touch the ground wider than the PolyBrute itself (although I cannot confirm if this is the same for the KeyLab 88). This improves the centre of gravity for the keyboard though it does mean that the floor space required is extended by about 10cm on each side of the PolyBrute (again, KeyLab may vary).
Being screwed into the keyboard means that it is not quite as flexible as a traditional keyboard stand – you can't just lift it and go – but there have been some concessions to this in the design. The legs can be screwed out of the metal plates and the metal braces can be easily detached through the use of the supplied screws that can turned by hand. Even though this leaves the metal plates on the base of the keyboard, Arturia have considered this and the plates have rubberised feet that won't damage a desk or table if you want to play your keyboard somewhere else for a change!
The front two legs are height adjustable by up to 10mm though this is purely for the purposes of compensating for an uneven surface and won't give you more clearance for legs.
This brings me to the only disadvantage of these legs – the clearance at the front of your keyboard is fixed at 66.5 to 67.5cms. If you're quite tall you might find that there is not a lot of room to fit your legs under your keyboard. And if you are like me and like to cross one leg over the other from time to time, be prepared to bruise your knee!
Overall, this is a fantastic product that is not only functional, but also has the ability to compliment and accentuate your keyboard. The price is high compared to the KeyLab 88, but it is a much smaller fraction of the price of the PolyBrute and if you want your synth to sit somewhere visible it makes a great change from black folding stands.