NAMM 2013: UDG Unveils New Cases For Micro DJ Gear
One of the main selling points of creating smaller gear in the first place, is that you can take it with you. If you play at a regular spot where gear is usually setup, then this may not apply to you – however, many DJs have their own personal gear rigged just the way they like it, so it makes sense to play on your own gear. Thankfully, most controllers and units are generally weigh less and aren’t as hard to travel with. They are so light, that most of them can be thrown inside of a backpack (with the exception of the larger units like the Traktor S4 etc.).
Companies have been creating gear to protect DJ equipment for some time now, but the trend has shifted towards making cases that are more ergonomic and custom padded, instead of making a hard box case with a one-size fits all mentality. UDG, who has created record bags and backpacks in the past, has moved towards creating something more precise: cases for controllers and smaller units. The hard/soft cases have exact foam cutouts of the unit for the inside, so that there isn’t any movement when you’re transport the device around.