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Malcolm Davies Amps CAS

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  1. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    If my memory serves me correctly there was a Nagra.111 in shot on The Ipcress File which was completed in 1964/5.
  2. DIY camera snake?

    Wasn't it just a case of having a different set of tails if the camera didn't have XLR inputs?. Must admit that That when I used one of these boxes thirty years ago all cameras were XLR.
  3. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    + 1 from me as well.
  4. Deleting old notifications

    Is it possible to delete notifications I have received and no longer want?
  5. DIY camera snake?

    Unfortunately Mike the Ravenscourt solution is no more as John Pearson who owned the company closed it down about three years ago and moved to France.
  6. A question on MS recording for film

    At one point the BBC insisted that all FX to be used on any documentary had to be recorded in MS. The consensus of opinion from a lot of the 150+ recordists at BBC Ealing was that this was a total waste of time and effort and had been dreamt up by some desk pilot at Wood Norton. It was never in vogue at ITV.
  7. Vampire clips in the UK?

    There are a few Uk dealers for these products so I would contact Everything Audio at Elstree who no doubt will stock the new ones when they become available.
  8. A question on MS recording for film

    Years ago there was a huge debate on here about MS and some wise old mixer summed it up with the words MS has no part of film making.
  9. New audiophile (?) portable reel-to-reel recorder coming?

    One of the snags with this machine is going to be the cost of the tape. A 10 1/2 inch reel of tape is currently 48 UK Pounds (60 US Dollars)
  10. Signing out comteks

    John, I have used a "Whose got what" sheet for many years with complete success.
  11. Sennheiser G3 with cos 11D

    Mike, isn't the TL-40 more like the Cos-11 in appearance than a Tram or am I mistaking it for something else?
  12. Boom and Live Vocals. Good lesson from 1955.

    Nah Douglas, He just looks old. It's me and Mr. Toline who are old. Malcolm Davies Amps CAS
  13. SQN 5S / 4S Bags

    SQN bags with a frame are scarcer than dragon poo. Your best plan would be to talk to Ian Fraser at KT systems. He makes bags for virtually any piece of gear.
  14. Speedy Recovery

    Jeff, I'm sure I speak for all of us in the UK that you have a speedy recovery.
  15. Large blimp vs smaller blimp

    Constantin! walk away & leave them to it.
  16. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    The cart that Phillip referred to with the canvas bag was indeed the Samuelson one. I still have one of these bags somewhere.
  17. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    It may come as a bit of a surprise but in the UK in the 60/70's there wasn't any such think as a cart per se. Most mixers used a fold up picnic table. It was quite a revelation when in the early 70's the Samuelson company brought out a folding stand that just held a Nagra plus a small mixer. It still had to be carried as it wasn't fitted with castors or wheels. The first real cart was made by Stuart Ebbs a close friend of Simon Bishop. His company was the Ursta Engineering Company and was the only company making carts for the film industry. When Stuart semi retired we took over the manufacture of his cart and until Mathew Bacon started manufacture of his range of carts. We had the UK monopoly on carts and have made nearly 200 to date. A couple have managed to find their was across the pond. Stuart and Simon are collaborating on some very interesting cart projects photos of which appear here from time to time.
  18. The Sining

    Following the question as to the Nagra used on The Shining I contacted Ivan Sharrock who was the mixer at the start of the film and he sent this back. Hi Malcolm We used Stanley's Nagra IV-S. The other Mixer was Richard Daniel who took over from me in December after we had been filming for 30 weeks. I left, with my Boom Op/ 1st Asst - Ken Weston, as Stanley would only give us two days off at Christmas!! The principle photography carried on for another 24 weeks ……… (original schedule was 17weeks)!
  19. For the Whisky drinkers

    80% & 100%. Wow! My wife bought me membership to the Whisky Society some years ago and we are offered bottles of rare malt whiskey. The strongest I've ever seen was 68%. The 40% which is the standard UK strength must be a bit of a let down for you Robert.
  20. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    The Production Sound Mixer on Mamma Mia was Simon Hayes Amps CAS who regularly posts on JW Sound. Simon won an Academy Award for Les Miserables and I'm proud to have him as a friend & colleague.
  21. Sma socket on Sennheiser G3

    Has anyone removed the flexible aerial on a G3 TX and replaced it with either a surface mounted SMA or BNC socket? If so how difficult was it?
  22. Audio on Alien: Covenent - behind the scenes

    The astonishing part of this request was that Ben was able to fulfil the request virtually immediately not the following day.
  23. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

    More likely to be recorded on to 35mm fully coated stock.
  24. Pro Sound NYC

    Eric, I'm afraid All Is Not Well. A good friend of mine had a piece of new equipment on consignment at PSS New York. This was sold but no payment was forthcoming. When my friend heard of the sale of the company he contacted the new owners Who said "not our problem see the previous owners". This proved impossible as the new owners woildn't release any contact details so my guy was over $1000 out of pocket and no way of contacting the ex owner. It was only when someone marched into PSS and finally left with the money.
  25. SSD for SD744

    Has anyone fitted an SSD into a SD 744 They could let me have details of please?