I prefer to sit while playing and while you can play very nicely without a stand using it on your lap I think it is better for stability and muscle memory to use a stand. Found that my adjustable X-style stand was too wide for sitting but good for standing. I was hoping that I might be able to keep it in the case and play be it was still too wide. I guess you could put a board on it and the the Pro- on top. Found my Z-style stand was much better for playing while sitting. Also had enough room for my CME X-key.