Pimp my Midi Controller

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Pimp my Midi Controller

Post by Patch » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:24 am

Last night I saw the legend of Hip-Hop in the UK that is Tim Westwood on Pimp My Ride - they put a wood effect shrink (w)rap( :wink: ) onto some alloy wheels.

This got me thinking...

Could this same shrink wrap be used to cover a midi controller? I'd love a wood effect/chrome effect/marble effect UC-33e.

Should be easy, right? Just take off the faceplate of the UC-33e and lay the shrink wrap over the top and go to town with a hair dryer. Then just cut out the holes/slots for the faders and knobs with a craft/stanley knife.

What d'you think?

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Post by 8O » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:33 am

Interesting - I'd be up for doing that too! But is the UC-33e case a faceplate? I thought it's more of a full case and if you take it off you'll be looking at the gubbins underneath...? In which case, build a 3-d case yourself, or stick a self-adhesive vinyl sheet over the existing plastic - wood effect or marble effect. Latter option would be way easier and might actually look ok (at least in the low light of a club) :)
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Post by chrisedmo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:37 am

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Post by Patch » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:40 am

The UC-33e is a case - put the insides can be removed (see Uc-33 Paint Mod HERE)

Stick back plastic won't go round the corners or the edges of the controller...

(Also - this is not Blue Peter! :wink: )

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Post by logic_user99 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:04 pm

[quote="Patch"]The UC-33e is a case - put the insides can be removed (see Uc-33 Paint Mod HERE)

Stick back plastic won't go round the corners or the edges of the controller...

(Also - this is not Blue Peter! :wink: )[/quote]

Can't be Blue Peter; we've no use for PVA glue and a washing-up liquid bottle!

:lol:

That Axiom is SWEET, too. I might have to 'pimp' my Oxygen 8 with with something similar. Maybe a nice red felt velour...
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Post by Baron von Case » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:25 pm

You can get contact paper at Home Depot or Lowes or related places. Some craft stores carry it too, I think. That's what they've used on the Axiom above (though I think it clashes a bit aesthetically).
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Post by john doe by choice » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:35 pm

that looks like my grandfathers basement

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Post by Patch » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:52 pm

I can see my DR-202 getting a pasting when I get home...

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Post by starving student » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:37 pm

where were you guys in my vintage controller look thread, i think the axiom looks funky, I want to do that to an mpc 500/ 1000

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Post by 8O » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:17 pm

You guys are my inspiration! :)

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Post by Patch » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:30 pm

Sch-weet!

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Post by Geebag » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:33 pm

so gonna do this. I fucking hate my CME UF5 controller anyway. gonna spay and bling the fuck out of it!

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Post by hangar17 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:52 pm

8O wrote:You guys are my inspiration! :)

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Post by logic_user99 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:56 am

That UC is tasty beans. Where can I gets me some of that wood-effect laminate?!

*runs off to dismantle Oxygen 8*
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Post by kaffein » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:27 pm

This would look so tacky on a BCR2000...
I may do just that when I get mine. :lol:

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