I don’t write about podcasting on this blog much anymore, but since it *IS* a creative endeavor, it felt appropriate to do so in this case.
Since I’ll basically be a couch-surfing vagrant for about eight weeks between finishing work in Madison and moving to Saint Paul, I’m glad that I have my “mobile podcasting” equipment, ready to set up anywhere that I can find electricity and an Internet connection. There is still quite a bit of stuff that I need for any given show, though, so I also needed a good way to carry it around.
Some time late last year, I got an old briefcase from my brother-in-law. It’s a fairly standard-sized briefcase, faux leather on the outside, combo locks, and a few folio pockets on the inside. My test run of using the briefcase came a few weeks ago, when I wrapped up my equipment in old t-shirts and found out that it would indeed all fit in the case. The move prompted me to finally complete the idea I had when I first acquired said case…
Without even measuring the case to be sure of what would fit, I bought 2 sets of Pelican Pick n’ Pluck foam for a 1200 case. Since I was buying the foam for a briefcase, I figured I wouldn’t find an exact fit, anyway. I went with something that I *knew* was smaller, and hoped to make it work. The other options that I found online were unbelievably expensive.
Working with this perforated foam lining was pretty easy. The two “main” compartments fit pretty nicely inside my case, with a little room to spare in the back. That worked out perfectly, with my “fragile” components going into those main areas, and cables/power packs tucked in the back. Take a look at the pictures — I thought the whole deal turned out pretty well.
All set for ‘casting on the road this summer!