A mixer isn't something you can just pick up and take wherever you want to go - at least not if you want to have an easy time carrying it, and peace of mind that it'll arrive in one piece. To make sure your hardware survives the trip and stays in good shape, it takes the right mixer cases, gig bags and covers. There are plenty to choose from, so it doesn't matter if your mixer is large or small, or if the distance is long or short: for every situation, there's a perfect case, gig bag or cover. From DJs to live sound techs to performing artists, whatever sort of music professional you are, you're in the right place to sort out your transportation needs when your setup includes a mixer.
Choosing the best case starts with understanding your needs. In the most demanding situations, consider a hard-shelled case like the Gator Mixer Case, Gator G-Tour SLMX12 Tour Style Fixed Angle Mixer Case or the SKB Watertight PreSonus Studiolive 16.0.2 Mixer Case. These rigid enclosures are incredibly tough, so they can handle long trips and even the rough handling of air travel. Some models, such as the SKB Small Rolling Powered Mixer Soft Case, even have built-in wheels to roll along to every venue with ease.
If your travel needs are lighter - local gigs around town, for example, or a smaller mixer - then you can save yourself a bit of weight and opt for a soft gig bag instead. They trade a bit of the protection in exchange for much better portability, making your mixer a lot easier to carry. Some of the soft-shelled cases in this section include the Mackie 1604-VLZ Bag, SKB Universal Equipment/Mixer Bag 18" x 18" x 5" and GigSkinz Mixer/Utility Bag.
Not travelling at all? In that case, check out some covers like the Mackie Cover for Mackie ProFX8 Mixer. These can help protect your hardware from dust and debris, and even the elements at outdoor gigs. And when the time comes to hit the road, no problem: just turn to the wider lineup of mixer cases and gig bags to gear up with what you need. Getting your mixer from place to place and keeping it looking and performing like new are as simple as that.