Custom Novation/Akai DJ Controller Case
This case was designed for Nate Edwards, DJ extraordinaire at Sweetwater. The case is based around an Apple iPad 2, which serves as the sound module of the rig. Control is provided by 2 Akai LPD8's and a Novation Nocturn. These items are held in a custom foam insert which allows all the items to remain in a user friendly position and wired together. In order for all of the equipment to remain flush with the top of the insert, we cut custom angled foam blocks to match any contour in the gear; a picture of the angled foam blocks under the Novation Nocturn is shown below. The case lid features custom angled foam blocks to contour each piece of gear so they will stay secure in the foam insert no matter how the case is transported. The foam insert sits on an angled rack which has 1RU in the front and 2RU in the rear and features a removable bottom for easy wiring. The 1/2" Baltic Birch rack is finished with a black textured coating, and can be used at a stand alone unit or used in the case tray.
The exterior case is made out of 1/4" plywood laminated with red ABS plastic.
Special thanks to Nate Edwards & Sweetwater!