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encoreaudio
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I just purchased OSP road cases for both my 24.4.2 and for my 16.0.2 from a company called 7 Ball Music. I just got the case for the 24.4.2 today and I love it. For the price, it's made incredibly well. The owner was quick to respond to my email and the case went out the day after I purchased it online (with no shipping charge). The only thing I didn't like about the case for the 24.4.2 is that it has handles only on the ends which makes it hard to carry by yourself. I discussed adding a centered handle on the front panel with the owner or 7 Ball Music and he said he was going to bring this up with an OSP representative. This is a great case for a great price! I am waiting for the case for the 16.0.2 to arrive in a day or two.

Road Case for the 24.4.2
http://www.7ballmusic.com/store/index.php/osp-flig...e-for-presonus-2442-mixer.html

Road Case for the 16.0.2
http://www.7ballmusic.com/store/index.php/osp-flig...e-for-presonus-1602-mixer.html

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Nice!! Post pics when it arrives!!!

Here's that pic from the website...



It might not be too hard to add a handle yourself. If you can source the handle, a jigsaw and a pop-riveter might be the ticket!!

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Does the OSP case for the sl 24.4.2 allow you to connector the mains while it is in the case.
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I bought the OSP case too, just to protect the mixer until I can afford the case I wanted. I also bought from 7-Ball, which was a great buying experience. It was a bit over $200 on ebay, with free shipping. That's about half of what others were charging for a 3/8 ATA case.

The case itself is well built for the price, and very strong. My biggest problem is the design. The fit allows a bit of shifting in transport, but nothing too bad. It doesn't use the same fit foam you get in top of the line cases, which is a "you get what you pay for" reality. What doesn't make sense is that the mixer sits too deep in the case bottom to connect the power, firewire, or D-sub outs we use for our MyMix monitor system. You also cannot access the front headphone out. You must either put something under the back of the mixer once the lid is off or take the mixer from the case altogether. I did contact 7-Ball and they advised they would pass my modification suggestion on to OSP. Just mounting the mixer 1/2 to 3/4 inch higher in the base and allowing the room into the top would make a decent deal on a case a really good deal. As it is, it is basically a guitar case... you have to remove it totally to use what's inside. It is apparent it was built from advertised dimensions, not by musicians who actually tested it in use before releasing it.

Again, for the price you can't complain too much. But it is "that close" to being a much better piece. If they listen to the Presonus forums and add a handle, and move the top/bottom joint down a tad, they'll have a winner.
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I just picked up my new custom made rolling mixer case and it came out great. I created a youtube video to show it here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCUAkRzEhmQ

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OK, here is mine. Based off of a few other ideas i have seen. Thanks presonus community for sharing

I built this myself using hardware from www.doityourselfroadcases.com.

The main idea was to integrate a mac mini with enough beef to not only run VSL and Capture, but also run waves multirack with the possibility of protools hd9. This mainly just meant dumping 8 gigs of ram into the sucker. I still would like to add a router so i can stop going ad-hawk.

The project is still underway as i need to mount the computer (probably on a shelf), and tidy up some cables, but thank god my investment is safe.



The first photo is my original cad drawing. as you can see I do not follow instructions well.. haha my apologies on the image quality they are iPhone photos.



Closed sitting on 4 4" casters. Photo is Pre handles. I added 2 Recessed Handles on each side.



The monitor and doghouse separators are lined with velcro. this worked extremely well for securing the monitor during transit.



The whole thing is on an APC battery backup considering I'm using a desktop computer. So far no incidents but its good to feel safe.



Messy shop! BCF controller for multitrack parameters. (makes life very easy. less mouse work.)



Out in the field. Went to a trackball for detailed control.



multitrack users... rotate your display for slick looking virtual rack! This also opens up your field of view to see the stage which of course is a MAJOR DEAL.




I think it turned out ok for my first shot but I learned a lot.

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what are you using for your virtual track setup?
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"Virtual rack"

Waves multirack native. It allows you to run waves plugins on a studiolive.

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I looked around quite a bit and went with a case from Fat Productions. Great communication and I love the case. I sleep better knowing its safe and sound! I went for the Doghouse version. The only thing I forgot was the headphone relocate, but I can do that myself.









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This case blocks the ventilation of the bottom of the SL (where the power supply board is located)! There is some room, but the hot air can go nowhere.
If I were you, I would not sleep well until I have added a fan for ventilation in the bottom. In your case I would add 2 ventilation dishes: one left and one right, one for intake and one for exhaust.

My €0.02.
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PvG wrote:This case blocks the ventilation of the bottom of the SL (where the power supply board is located)! There is some room, but the hot air can go nowhere.
If I were you, I would not sleep well until I have added a fan for ventilation in the bottom. In your case I would add 2 ventilation dishes: one left and one right, one for intake and one for exhaust.

My €0.02.


It's hard to see, but on the empty case pic, the board sits suspended on the rubber strips. The black carpeted area is like a tunnel from one side to the other. The whole underside of the board from about the rotary dials on up is exposed and airflow is allowed side to side. I've stuck my hand in there during a show, and the air wasn't warm at all, it works really well!

The vent holes on the side are totally exposed, and the underside is free & clear, suspended in the air...


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It's the "boxed" area - where the wood is visible - that worries me: it's an almost closed volume with no free convection (as far as I can see/understand, correct me if I'm wrong). Furthermore, there is also a doghouse that "boxes" the other part of the unit that gets warm. This means that the cooling of the unit is considerably limited compared to standing free on a table. So, my opinion: if you are boxing the unit like this, then add forced cooling using a fan. The cost of 2 ventilation dishes, a simple 8x8cm PC fan plus a small 6-12V poweradapter is negligable compared to the hassle of trouble at a gig...
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Mixer: Presonus SL24 + MacBook Pro + analog multi with 108p Harting,
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I've had mine outside in the sun at 100+ all day with no problems. Now I did not say that it was not hot in the case, but I did put my hand under the console and it was no hoter on the bottom than it was on the sides. The top however would cook eggs, form the sun all day. This case is top notch.... If you don't think we are telling the truth call Dan and get you one. You'll love it. Oh, and after you get the case for your mixer you'll want custom cases for everything you own. Like I said befor IT'S NOT JUST A BOX, IT'S A FAT CASE....
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O, don't misunderstand me, I think it's a fine case. I'm just saying that the cooling can - I think: should - be improved.

BTW, I already have "custom" cases (from Stage Accompany) for all my stuff. I posted links to photos of my case for the sl on the 1st page of this topic.
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Mixer: Presonus SL24 + MacBook Pro + analog multi with 108p Harting,
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Hi All,
Thought I comment about the BTU questions and concerns:

The dog house (doghouse, Dog-House, however you want to spell it) doesn't really harbor any heat from an SL-24.
These boards have all their heat-creators mounted to the bottom tray in the back of the board. The ventilation the factory provides is just fine
and convection cooling will allow the PSU and the CPU heat sinks to rid themselves of heat with no problem in normal environments.

Unlike a tower computer where the boards get stacked on top of each other and the air stagnates (does not move) and HAS
to get pushed out by a fan, Presonus uses the sheet metal housing as a heat sink, and the heat just rises away (and radiates) from those components
and the housing.

As long as the vents are uncovered and the bottom tray is NOT restricted to airflow or an airspace, it will rid itself of unwanted heat.
That's what my case allows, unrestricted venting as the factory intends, and an airspace to radiate heat into. A nice clean way of getting rid of heat.
I'm quite sure the designers imagined this board sitting on a desk-top in a conditioned space as it's primary operating condition.

I'm just trying to replicate that condition in my case, oh, and protect it from road hazards as well.

If you add a fan, you introduce a lot of air flow and also dust/dirt.
In the tests we've done, the convection method does the job just fine.
Even sitting in the mid-day sun for hours on end down here in the South.

I wouldn't put a fan anywhere near this console. It'll just make it dirty like a power amp heat sink.
I clean enough of those once a year. Even the filtered types get filthy.

There are other ways to keep heat to a minimum. Feed the board clean, stable AC, and the PSU won't turn all that
"not so pure" AC distortion into heat.
Anything the PSU sees that isn't a nice beautiful sine wave of 117 volts, it has to get rid of.
That is done by filtering that junk into heat. A lot of "junk" (spikes, generator distortion, square waves) equals a lot of excess heat.
Got to filter that AC to keep the PSU happy.

later,
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