The main purpose of a rack case mixer is to provide both safe transport and storage for different kinds of sound gear. You can use it to protect your mixes, amplifiers, microphones, processors and many other devices. As you know, all those devices come with various power cables and connectors that in addition to requiring special storage can also be difficult to organize. A rack case mixer avoids this issue as it usually comes with various compartments that can help you stay organized. Before you make your purchase, there are are some important considerations to keep in mind including the design, material and of course the quality of the rack case.
Many different rack case mixer types are offered by online retailers and in brick-and-mortar stores to meet the needs of every musician. When buying such cases, you must first determine the type of case that best suit your needs and then take a closer look at its stand specifications.
A suitable case must allow space behind your gear and room for any cables and connectors that need to stay plugged in when the case is closed up. If your gear isn’t very deep, then you may want to choose shallow-style case which is lighter and helps saves space during transportation. Electronic equipment tends to generate a lot of warmth and heat buildup can threaten the lifespan of your equipment. To avoid a heat buildup, make sure the case you choose allows at least one empty space above the equipment to ensure proper airflow.
A rack case mixer can also be made from different materials and come with different features.
Wooden models have a practical design and are quite durable. They are often made from plywood and feature a special layer of covering over the wood. Durability is the main feature of plastic molded cases as they also come with a strong polyethylene design combined with either plastic or metal handles. Aluminum rack cases are a popular option and are available in a variety of styles and provide different configuration options. Featuring a solid construction, these cases are highly resistant to impacts, scratches, and bumps.
The size of the case is also an important factor to pay attention to. The choice, in this case, will depend on the type of equipment you have. Larger cases that come with more depth are designed for storing bigger instruments and provide enough space for all the cables and connectors. Smaller cases with short depth have a convenient deign and are the perfect size for short rack equipment, effects units, microphones, amplifiers, recording devices etc.