There is nothing more valuable to a DJ than keeping his sound equipment in a good working condition. It is a sensitive piece of equipment that requires proper and regular care, especially during transport. And since DJs are always out and about travelling from place to place, attending various events – from beach and pool parties to festivals and wedding receptions, the chances of damaging their equipment while on the go are pretty high. Scratches, bumps, spilled drinks, damaged cables, etc. are just some of the minor accidents that could happen, yet they could significantly affect the quality of the gear. For that reason, proper protection is more than needed.
Making sure your devices such as the controller, laptop and headphones are properly stored during transport should be your top priority. The best way to ensure this is by investing in a custom road case. One of the biggest advantages is that you can have it customized to your own specific needs. Most commonly, a custom road case is made from a heavy duty material, has a compact and practical design and can come with several compartments where you can easily store not just your laptop and headphones, but all your connectors and other accessories as well. The interior of these cases is usually lined with foam padding and they come with handles which makes them practical, easy to carry and convenient for transporting the equipment.
Road cases come in various sizes, from small briefcase designs for storing one laptop, to medium and large ones where you can fit multiple laptops. Many models include a lid that is completely removable to enable easy loading and unloading of the gear. Plus, you can also opt for lockable latches for maximum protection. For air travel, road cases with lockable latches and wheels are especially useful and will ensure your equipment gets to the desired location intact and in one piece.
When on a gig, it is essential to make sure your equipment is properly setup and kept away from any potential hazards. For example, it can be easily damaged from spilled drinks in the DJ booth. For that reason, it is a great idea to elevate your laptop and controllers from the booth. You can do this with special stands that enable you to adjust your equipment in a way that you get a convenient and easy access to your laptop and controllers. Make sure you choose a sturdy stand that will provide the best support and will hold your devices securely in the desired position.