Best Recording Mixer Bags, Cases & Covers in 2020



Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag with Removable Strap; 12" x 12" x 5.5" (G-MIXERBAG-1212) Review:


Fantastic quality. Heavy stitch, very durable. Smooth zipper. Flexible enough to carry all my electronics, fishfinder, battery, electronic motor control box and the cable to the potentiometer motor speed control. Keeps it all in one spot, neatly organized and very portable from boat to shore and back. Easy to store on shelf and nothing gets loose or lost, dropped dinged or destroyed in a transportation mode. Quality bag. Just do the measuring for your item before you find the right model. Gator should market these to the electronic folks like Lowrance, Hummingbird, RayMarine and also boaters who are desperately searching for this type gear. Kudos....



Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag with Removable Strap; 15.5" x 15" x 5.5" (G-MIXERBAG-1515) Review:


This was the case that was bundled with the Yamaha DTX Multi 12 on some websites, so I decided to give it a go. I have the Yamaha bottom mount as opposed to the Roland style mount, but I could see this working for both. This is not an exact fit item, there will be space around the unit, and the bag may sit a little funny.

The DTX by itself is pretty rugged, so I got this primarily to keep it from getting scratched up, and to keep the various cables and support items needed for the unit. It has a separate section with a couple velcro tie offs for cables, and some nice padding on the inside for added protection. I can also see why this would be a good case for a mixer.

At $30 I think this is a good value. There is an SKB option available that's waterproof, and hard shelled, but it's also $100 more. For local gigs where you're not throwing this on a tour bus, I think this case is more than fine.



Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag with Removable Strap; 20" x 20" x 5.5" (G-MIXERBAG-2020) Review:


I purchased this bag for my Yamaha MG16XU Mixer. It fits nicely in this padded, protective bag. The quality of the bag is obvious. The zippers and straps will undoubtedly last for a long time. I shopped around before making this purchase. Bags of a similar quality are easily close to twice the price. Don't trust me though, I could work for Gator and be trying to steer you wrong, so do your own research. For the record, I don't work for them as I am retired and will never work an honest day's work again in my life! You will not be disappointed with this bag.



Gator Cases Padded Nylon Mixer/Gear Carry Bag with Removable Strap; 18.5" x 15" x 6.5" (G-MIXERBAG-1815) Review:


Good sturdy but lightweight bag. My only qualm is it doesn't come with anything to help adjust for excess space in the bag: it's rare that you're going to be holding around something exactly the size of the bag so it would have been useful for there to be some type of insert or strap inside as you see in luggage or even other Gator brand instrument cases. Right now I am using wadded-up towels to make up the difference but ends up with a much less professional feel.



Gator Cases G-TOUR ATA Style Road Case - Custom Fit for Behringer X32 with Built in Wheels and Tow Handle; (G-TOUR X32NDH) Review:


Rock solid case. I have no doubts that my mixer is protected in there. It does add an awful lot of weight though. It's difficult to manage this mixer as one person when using this case, so hopefully you have a friend to help you lift. For walking around, it has a suitcase-style handle and wheel pair on one side.



Gator Cases Padded Mixer Carry Bag; Fits Behringer X-AIR Series Mixers; 13.1" x 6.25" x 6" (G-MIXERBAG-1306) Review:


Update (9/7/18):
Gator sent me a replacement strap about two months ago. Unfortunately they did not send an exact replacement. A shoulder strap with plastic instead of metal hooks was sent, free of charge, after a somewhat painless customer service exchange. I have rigged the broken shoulder strap to work because I don’t actually rely on the strap all the much anymore, and it still works. I have repurposed the replacement strap for use with a camera bag. The case itself is still in perfect working condition. I would advise anyone dealing with Gator’s customer support to be patient as the process of reporting a claim, processing, then finally receiving the replacement took a while. I don’t remember exactly how long but it may have been about a month from claim to replacement.

UPDATE (5/23/18):
It seems I must eat my words as the strap hook detached from the strap itself. I submitted a warranty claim to Gator and pending its outcome I will update this review at that time.

Original Review:

I bought this case for my Behringer XR18 Digital Mixer about 6 months ago, and have been using it regularly since then. I gig once or twice a week, so the case sees good usage. With that in mind, here are some of the pros and cons of this case.

Pros:
Great Construction Quality
-Definitely lives up to the Gator Brand. I have no complaints. It has some scuff marks on the corners of the case, but nothing that would ever affect the usability of the case. I fully expect the case to last the lifetime of the mixer, or at least as long as I will be using it.
Storage Pouch for Cables
-I throw in the IEC power cord for the mixer, an ethernet dongle for my Mac, an Aux Cord (with two RCA-1/4" adapters), and an AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A-Male to B-Male - 16 Feet (4.8 Meters). This way, I can easily and quickly setup my mixer to get ready to get an aux running in the house speakers when I get to the gig.
Comfortable Handles
-The handles aren't super padded, but they are adequate for the weight of the mixer. The shoulder strap uses metal bits to connect it to the bag, which is always nice to see.

Cons:
Honestly the only thing that is concerning to me is the amount of people that are having trouble with getting their mixer in and out of the bag. To make sure the product is protected, Gator made a case that fits it snugly. While this creates some difficulties, it is easily overcome by being patient and level headed. Do NOT simply try to pull out mindlessly. Take out the corners individually and work it out slowly. Once the corners are free, it comes out easily.

Final Verdict:
The G-Mixerbag-1306 is a great case for the XR18, XR16, and XR12. Another possible use for this case is as a small toolkit to hold small tools you might need while on stage- (SPL Meter, flashlight, small roll of Gaffers tape, batteries, etc.). I use this to store things like my phone, wallet, etc, while I'm on stage so it's away in a quick and accessible place, but out of the way. I think anyone who owns one of these mixers that doesn't rack it should buy this case, unless they have some other customized solution.



Mackie Dust Cover for ProFX16 Mixer (ProFX16 Cover) Review:


Mackie Dust Cover for ProFX16 Mixer (ProFX16 Cover)Yes,its just the item needed to protect my investment.!I've found this to be a great buy for the price.



Gator Cases Black Nylon Stretch Mixer Cover; Min 14" x 14" / Max 22"x 22" (GMC-2222) Review:


Though the corners are sewn at 45 degree angles, unused, the item is oddly flat.Never the less, it stretches over my Novation Launchkey 25 with room to spare. The dimensions are 17.7 x 10.6 x 3.2 inches. Someone complained that it takes two people to put this thing on a 10 x 10 inch item. You know musicians do a lot of drugs, right? As long as you can understand how to operate a draw string, you'll be able to stop any popping off from happening. This thing is very stretchy and the stitching is good. The material is quite thick and not likely to easily puncture, rip, or pill.

These are products I use, and have reviewed, with this item. To read my other reviews, click the link "See all my reviews" which is next to my name:

Novation Launchkey 25, 25-key USB/iOS MIDI Keyboard Controller with Synth-weighted Keys

Single Laptop / Notebook Desk Mount / Stand Fully Adjustable Extension with Clamp STAND-V001L (by VIVO)