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Philip Perkins

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  1. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    Dude--chillax. Everyone here loves or at least respects SD, and we also respect the notion of "the guy on the ground" making the best decision about what gear to use for their particular jobs. The post above is, frankly, kind of a typical reaction by a new member of the forum to people here not 100% endorsing a particular workflow or tool. Take the info given for what it is: a distillation of decades of real-world experience in every possible sort of production sound; use what works for you and do your jobs. Let us know how you go. There is no Goliath and the Valley of Elah is every job we do.
  2. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    If you need to trigger from a DSLR or have your primary recorder also interface with a laptop then rock on. Those and some other things on that list are of very small interest to a working location dialog mixer-recordist. We have striven for decades to REMOVE cables that need to run between our recorders and the camera whenever possible--one job on a fast moving shoot will tell you why. Acting as an interface to a laptop is fine but the recorders most of us use have a lot of the capabilities of DAW apps already, without having to tether via a fragile connection like USB to a laptop? Where does the laptop go when I'm working alone and out of a bag rig? It sounds to me that the new MixPres may be perfect for what you need to do, but I they are not really up to the task of what most of us on this forum do on a daily basis. SD was very careful about what they put in and what they didn't put into those machines...they still want to sell 633s!
  3. New Aaton sweetness

    Cantaress.....oh, mais oui!
  4. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    Mix pre is an incremental step if you intend to be an audio-for-video sync sound location recordist. What you need is a full up prod. sound machine with TC and other movie-friendly features. If you can't afford a new 633 or MAXX etc then there are used 788s around. I've seen some used MAXXs lately that seemed like good deals....
  5. Compact antenna splitter AS-122

    Cool. How much will it sell for? Well thought out.
  6. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    That is more or less exactly my cart, made in the early '80s. Having new 20" rear wheels (with new positions for the axles to accommodate them) and 5" smart wheels with locks on the front make it way easier to move around--I hated the original small front wheels!! Yes the recorder shelf is exactly Nagra sized, like you I ended up making some cutouts on the edge for the Nagra IV-SL's meter. One of these carts would suit you fine Mr. Bond, keep searching!. Jon G and mine have had after-market paint jobs--to be authentic you might want to have a painted one "dipped" to take it back to the natural aluminum finish, which is how they all looked back in the day. Re gear: if the recorder is a 4.2 then a great many jobs did not have much in the way of outboard gear--as I said, maybe just a KAT-15 to turn the 3rd input into a mic input (or the 2nd input on a III). Mixers that were a bit later than Sela 2880s might include those from Interface Electronics, early Audio Developments, Nagra BM, PSC's knock off of the 4-pot Sela, the (huge) PSC 6F, the HME 4-input mixer, and bespoke and home-made mixers. Vega 66/77B type wireless, or the Swintek Mk1s, also HME wireless, with some Audio Limited and Microns too. Headphone monitoring for directors or scripty was done with wired headphones and lotsa cable, if it was done. No video of any kind. Only the cops had walkies.
  7. Handle for cart, 12" or so, sources?

    thanks!
  8. Is your camera department using a wireless remote focus or range-finding device?
  9. DIY Dipole antenna!

    nice
  10. Handle for cart, 12" or so, sources?

    AH--that's the term I couldn't recall: "grab bar"! Will check RV sites--thanks!!
  11. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    I think Ron's version is much heavier duty, esp in the bottom plate etc. I still have one of the original 3-G Welding carts, and I've had to have the welds on the lower part of the cart remade a few times. However, it is lighter than the PSC version.
  12. Handle for cart, 12" or so, sources?

    I'm wanting to add some lift handles to a cart, but the lip of the shelves they have to bolt to is only about 1" high. Ideally the handle would be about 12" long, and through-bolt (somehow). Has anyone found a handle like this ready-made? (I'm not much of a machinist.)
  13. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    That Samuelson cart would be a worthy addition to your collection, Mr Bond--it was really tailored to the Sela Nagra combo and was kind of elegant looking. There must still be a few around in the UK...worth asking about. Skyline may have rented those horrible "pinchy carts" (I think they were made by some av equipment company), but they also commissioned 3-G Welding to make the first sort-of-mass-produced upright carts in the Evje mold, way before ASC et al started making theirs. The PSC upright cart is more or less a heavier duty better made 3-G cart, painted grey. (3-G carts were unpainted aluminum.) 3-G also made a few custom-carts for customers to-order. In the 1980s a friend of mine had them build him a one-off extra deep cart (to accommodate a Sony BVH 500 1" VTR), with extra-heavy reinforced collapsible "wing" shelves strong enough to support his terminal gear (WFM and vectorscope etc).
  14. Dpa 4061 and double bass in beach

    Way cool way good great job!
  15. Lectrosonics SNA 600 Antenna

    That is a great cheap hack.
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