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    Musician/performer interested in gaining more knowledge about extending the performative options using two Nagra 4.2s.
  1. Hello Friends, I am looking for a Nagra QSNES. If you have one to sell please let me know. A picture has been attached. Thank you MarkC
  2. Stellavox AMI-48

    Hello, Your mixer looks to be in beautiful condition. What a gift!? I have a Stellavox AMI48 and it is a simple species, in their instruction manual they talk of this. Just a note I think your unit does not have 48v phantom so technically speaking it is a Stellavox mixer but not an AMI 48. It's a rare little thing, I hope it finds a "HAPPY HOME" (Salute P.Perkins). To have this repaired is expensive. As far as I know there is only one location on this entire planet that services them. One as old as yours will cost alot of CHF's. I am happy with mine but it will take a lifetime of use to make the money I spent on it not so reprehensible. Peace from Australia MarkC
  3. Hi Dela, As a matter of fact I do have a X4S modded machine. So I assume this machine was originally NQS-L. If I wanted to put wider stereo heads on and did not use the pilot tone/timecode function would it work without any circuitry changes as an NQS-LSP would? Thanks MarkC
  4. Thanks Dela, You are a trove of information. MarkC
  5. Hello again, From a technical perspective, can a IV-S operate timecode with the less common wider stereo record and playback heads? I haven't seen any examples around. As always, thanks in advance. Cheers MarkC
  6. That's great Spectreman. Driving with a Nagra connected to your sound system brings a smile to my face.
  7. Dear mikewest and Philip Perkins, I really appreciate your detailed reflections. I have re-read both your replies numerous times. Very informative and educational. Thank you MarkC
  8. Hello again To Sound-men would you say you used a mono Nagra, for film sound, longer than the Nagra stereo? I would be interested to know how long you used a mono Nagra machine in comparison to a stereo Nagra. Also when was it when the digital framework began to interest you? How long was it till you moved from analogue to digital? What about microphones? Did the technology develop in parallel? All the best MarkC REQUEST: Nagra Mastrclass Video's If any of you master's would be interested in a walk through of how you used to or still do setup your Nagra, I would love to see any video's. General Setup and Tips and Tricks please. Always here to learn!! MarkC
  9. Hi Dela, Thank you for your reply regarding the QSEF. I will get it looked at. Again, apologies for the diversion. Cheers MarkC
  10. What a fascinating story Dela. TCO is a great acronym, especially for my car. Built for european climate and disastrously unreliable in Australia. This tool kit inside the Nagra is quirky? How many pieces were in it? Is the E smaller than the IVs and 4.2s? Was it a competitor to the Stellavox? Apologies for diverting this discussion but I have a question regarding this accessory QSEF. I am comparing the quality to the QSCE cable, which is great, but for some reason the sound is degraded using the QSEF. Could someone help me here, I was expecting the QSEF to sound better. Thank you all in advance Mark
  11. Was the release of the Nagra Stereo recorder anything like the anticipation some people have for the next new Apple product back then?
  12. To The Immoral Mr Teas, evidently you have answered my issue regarding my most recent work, the higher frequencies do tend to be emphasised, however this is ideal considering the majority of music comes from the double bass. I am privileged to have this IV-S.
  13. Hi JBond, I use the iv-s for music recording. The Nagramaster is very useful for me and the sound is heaven. I am curious as to whether the wider heads would suit my purposes better, but I am content. I was not aware the counter was settable, or should I say that it never occurred to me. Thanks for the tip! Cheers MarkC
  14. Could one of these Stellavox tape counters work on a Nagra IV-S? Can anyone suggest an alternate option? Peace MarkC
  15. The Nagra III is also featured in the Britney Spears Femme Fatale Live Concert DVD. Sexy it is....