Magma CTRL Cases Review & Video
What is the proper way to carry around a MIDI controller or a digital deck? These things don’t weight as much as a turntable, so it is almost as if we don’t need to package and case them up before a gig. We could easily step up to the booth with the VCI-300 tucked under the arms – but of course in the world of imagery it doesn’t look very professional or safe. Realistically, you can get away with pretty much anything. I have even shuttled my turntables to an even using a bell hop cart rather than a flight case. Sure, it doesn’t look pretty but it got me from point A to point B.
For some, a metal road ready case is overkill. It is almost as if they are adding unnecessary weight to their travel for an item that could be carried in only one hand. A medium approach seems more reasonable; some sort of carry-on bag with limited protection from the elements can keep the dust and grime off the gear when you carry it in. You also gain a little bit of respect from onlookers who think you have a professional duty to make your gear appear more valuable than it really is.