I'm tired of cramming things in a duffle bag, yet at the same time I don't want to spend $90000 on a specially designed box for us gearsluts.
What do you mobile guys use to transport all your accessories? Power cables, Mic cables, direct boxes, mic splitter boxes, patch cables, etc?
I'd like to maybe build my own box/case with its own compartments and such, but not sure where to start. I already have nice mic cases, some velcro wraps, and just bought my first rack: this one
, so I'm not at a total loss as far as organization goes.
Maybe this should be in a separate thread, but I was also curious as to whether or not anyone has ever tried something crazy like this in their early days: running a snake into your car, just outside the venue, and listening in there. Very strange-looking, very ghetto-like, but I'm curious as to whether or not it would work in a $0 budget, recording your friend's band, 80 people at the show type of situation. You really do have to start somewhere, even if it means looking goofy. I would be paranoid that someone would hold me up and I wouldn't be able to escape being connected to thousands of dollars worth of mics and preamps.
I've recorded bands live before, and had some decent results, but it's frustrating to be sitting 5 feet from the band and have no way of listening to what you are getting to tape until after the show is over (except for soundcheck).