June 8, 2013

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.