When doing remote shoots or just transporting your gear, you need a way to pack everything and keep it intact. The first thing we are going to talk about is your microphones. Gator Cases has a waterproof injection molded microphone case. The case fits up to 16 hand held microphones and accessories. Sounds like something good to have. Let’s take a look.
As stated earlier the case fits 16 hand held mics and accessories. It has an ATA-300 certification. What does that mean? ATA-300 are regulations for supplies and equipment shipped by airlines that ensure effect packaging. This means that this product stands up to heavy impacts and is suitable for a minimum of 100 airline trips.
It has an easy release power claw latching system and is pad lockable. The handle is soft grip for comfort and is water and dust proof with an IP 67 certification. This means that the case can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour and the contents should stay dry.
Right now you are probably wondering about the practical application of the case. Here’s some info on that.
The case has a rectangular space for extra accessories. The foam microphone holes work for Shure 57’s to Audio Technica 2035. Anything wider wouldn’t fit. The rectangular space can hold your accessories like spare windscreens, cables, power adapters, batteries, etc. You can also use it for your lavalier microphones but you should probably keep them wrapped in plastic bags for extra protection. This case is a sturdy and convenient way to transport multiple microphones. You have all your microphones and accessories in one place and protected.
Not A Perfect Item
The case though does not come free of faults.
While the case is sturdy, some users say it was designed poorly. The holes will not fit standard live microphones such as SM81’S or MD421’s. Microphones like the GLS ES-58 and Senn e935 barely fit. They end up pushing against the lid a bit. SM57 style mics wobble in the foam holes some. The lid does seem to hold them in place. One user commented that the case would be perfect if the holes were half an inch deeper and half an inch smaller.
To Buy Or Not To Buy
All in all the Gator Case Titan Series Water Proof Injection Molded Microphone Case … (whew!) is a good buy at $149.99 on Amazon.com. This is based on the opinions of the majority of users who supplied product comments.
The case comes with a money back guarantee and free Amazon product support. For 90 days an over the phone technician can walk you through setup or help to trouble shoot.
I hope this product review was helpful. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them or send me a message. Until then, I hope you never get to a remote shoot and realize you forgot something. Especially not your microphones!