I recently tried out a company that makes custom foam inserts for cases (Pelican, Hasselblad, etc.). Thought this would be of interest to those on this forum who, like me, are tired of cutting poorly-fitting foam to hold your mics in your road cases. Here's a photo of the first one I had made by them, a Pelican 1500 customized to hold a pair of Schoeps M222's tube mics. (Dead Link Removed) I probably should shoot another photo with the contents removed so you can see how nice the work is. This one is actually pretty complex. For example, under the 2" deep cut-outs for the power supplies are additional cut-outs to hold 6 more capsules. The foam is high-quality, closed cell PE with a very soft finish. The cutting is done on a CNC machine based on files you create with a simple (downloaded) CAD program. You can make pockets in 1" depth increments, and they can be pretty complicated. What's the bad news... the cost, of course. This insert, because I went a little overboard on the number of pockets, was about $150 with shipping. If I took some time to combine them (there is a per-pocket charge), I probably could have reduced it by $20. Was it worth it? For me, for this gear, yes. Your milage may vary, but if you want to pamper your gear and be able to pack a lot into a safe case, it's worth a look. http:// And no, they didn't pay me to write this. Michael PS. One other thing... if you get one, make sure to bang or vacuum out the little bit of cutting foam 'dust' that is left after the milling process.