Hey all, been lurking these forums for a little bit now so thought I’d give a little back
I recently bought a Digitakt to perform live with and now it has become an integral part of my workflow - what a machine…
I travel quite a bit to jam in other peoples studios and will be flying for gigs etc and was transporting the unit in the massive box and padding that it originally came in. Naturally I started looking for slim line covers so the unit would arrive intakt and wasn’t really too keen on paying 40 pounds for the legit cover so went searching for options.
I found a guy on Ebay who is extruding his own plastic covers and paid 24 odd pounds with shipping and it even came with a small packet of Haribo (score!). The cover arrived this morning so thought I would give my impressions on it
I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as rigid as the PL-2 and actually messaged the seller about it but he assured me it was quite tough. The plastic definitely does have a bit of give when pushed (especially the flat section over the keys) but the little bubble around the rotary encoders is rock solid. I would comfortably put the unit and cover into a backpack and not worry about it being damaged
The cover has to be gently pressed onto the unit where the fit is snug and won’t fall off even when turned upside down. Even when firmly pressed onto the unit, there is no contact with the keys or encoders so the fit is really great.
There seems to be a little over stretching on the corners so it might be a weak point for longevity but the whole unit seems sturdy so I’m not overly concerned
The fact that the cover isn’t see through is a real bonus for me. Not only does it look like a black storm trooper, it’s almost hard to tell what the unit is with the cover on.
Really happy with the cover, perfect for dust protection and general moving around. The fit is very comforting, in fact - much better than the fit of the Decksaver for my SH-01a which swims around on it.
Well worth saving the extra money but does have a slight DIY feel. If you want it to be perfect, spend the extra and get the real deal.
(I have no affiliation with this guy but was great to deal with)