Performance flight cases?


#1

Hi guys - I’d like a case that I can use to house a pair of Digi boxes, a little mixer, an FX pedal and a tiny controller keyboard (think Roland K-25m). Basically I want to be able to open the case, plug a power strip into the wall, and play, without taking all the gear out and connecting up all the cables. Anyone got any recommendations?


#2

If it needs to be light weight as well:

Gorilla gc-ldjc

I use this for my live setup with 2 dt, 1 DN, analog heat, and db4. It’s pretty deep with 2 layers of pluck foam so I’m able to house a power strip, and all the Digi box adapters on the bottom and on top of that the boxes. I plucked away the foam by long strips so I could use them to level everything. Hope this helps.

Oh and it is very cheap as well.


#3

You mention flight cases, @swanage_fan
So are you planning to carry this on, or check this into the undercarriage of a flight?


#4

Great thread - I am looking to do something similar. A friend close to Whistler where I live builds custom cases and I was thinking of having two smaller ones as opposed to one big one.

One to hold ‘instruments’ (rytm, digitakt, digitone). One to hold three effects units.

There is a synth guru in Edmonton that makes rack mount holders for Elektron boxes - I was going to see if he could help me design the innards.


#5

Thanks, this looks great


#6

No the case does not need to literally fly, I just thought that “flight cases” was the common name for the things


#7

this is exactly what I need too, thanks for the heads up!


#8

With its size do you think it would fit two digis and an octatrack mk ii nicely ?


#9

Easily. You need some angled jack plugs though. I fit 4 Digi sized boxes plus a db4 in it :slight_smile: . They also have a medium and small version. Maybe medium suits your setup better


#10

Hi there,
Thanks for the info.
Does the lid come off?
And are the units already setup and you just plop down the case and plug in to play?


#11

Yes the lid Comes off.

Yeap. I have a power strip in there and all 4 power supplies of the Digi boxes. Everything is connected as I want. I plug in the power and audio from my mixer to a stage mixer or DJ mixer and I’m good to go.


Keep an eye on my YouTube channel in case you’re interested. Im working on setting up a weekly vlog where I explain things like this and my workflow I to detail amongst other fun stuff :slight_smile:


#12

Wow that is amazing looking Dave!

Nice setup!

I used to own a Rane64 mixer and thought that I would get into playing live more but I am mostly a DJ and switched it up for an S9 as the fader is so much better for scratching.

My setup is similar except I have a rytm mk1 instead of a second digitakt.

I think I might have to copy you on the case setup though - looks super good and I could fit my delay and reverb pedals in there too.

I will for sure check out your youtube channel - a walk through of this case and how you got the cables managed would be awesome.


#13

Man that looks awesome, seems like it would work nicely except i cant find one in the states. haha.


#14

My Gorilla case arrives today…will post pics when it’s all set up…


#15

Very happy with the Gorilla case! Of course when I get a Digitone I’ll have to re-do the entire layout…