Matt Bacon AMPS

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    Freelance Sound Recordist / Mixer with over 15 years experience. Based near London, UK

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions, it was going to be an option as I have some low profile casters which I use on my other carts that would fit the job. Spinning the cart 90 degrees was also a consideration. My primary reasons for changing my mind were: A. You loose storage space as the rear wheels overlap the rack area (even if you put them below as it raise the working surface height by 12") B. Weight distribution would be "compromised" when tipped back on the larger rearwheels (if the short tide was the back) in so much as it would more likely tip/fall to the side when in motion. This could be fixed make the cart square in size thus increasing the distance between the wheels but then the compact design concept is lost. I may change my mind during prototyping of course as it maybe the solution to a problem yet unknown. I have come to realise it is all a compromise... I'm not familar with Greg Sextro's cart - has it been covered on JWS? I guess the reason why many carts look similar is that the requirements and practicalities are pretty strict (19", strong box design, needs handles to push etc.). All my design have taken influences from many sources - including those in the JWS gallery - and then I have tried to add a unique spin Yes I agree with everything you have said. The casters will definitely be an option (trying to keep as low a entry price as possible) To allow the drawers to open at the front rather than the rear (as shown above) the sliding shelf needs to be able to go above the rear handles which the current design would not allow. The next design change will be to raise the front uprights to the same height of the rear ones. This will allow the sliding lid to be placed and secured centrally if desired or slightly off center if you have nothing particularly heavy. I have also considered splitting the design but the realities are that you loose overall strength - not a huge amount but some - but more importantly cost! As I mentioned above it is all about compromise. Would the extra cost be "worth" the gain. Let me know!!
  2. Yes good shout. Interesting link... cheers!
  3. Yeah good shout. Like these (see attached photos)?? Also good to know. Thanks Robert. I agree. The design change maybe to make is have all the uprights the same height, move the handle down slightly to allow the work surface to be placed over the handles. The orientation of the drawers could be changed to open the other way.
  4. Something like this... Portable-Bathroom-Baby-Toys-Storage-font-b-Net-b-font-font-b-Bag-b-font-with.jpg but without the toys in them. You get the idea though.
  5. Thanks for the tip David. I'll perform some investigations. Regarding the colour coding I like the idea and could combine it with my idea of offering some generic coloured cut foam inserts for drawers. Thanks will do. I appreciate from everyone's comments and ideas. They are much appreciated. Please keep them coming!!
  6. From what you have mentioned my initial thought would be to secure some netting with an elastic opening to prevent them from falling out. How many and what type are you talking? XLR cables or small timecode cables? Yes this could potentially be possible as an optional add-on. Yes I considered having front casters during the design process. This could also be an option (a tall version and a short version) but would reduce the available storage space which I considered more important. Am I wrong? When tipped on the rear wheels they should big enough to transverse over all but the toughest terrain. Aspects such as weight I think are also a consideration especially if you are lifting it up a set of stairs.
  7. Yes I understood what you meant Yes they do but I see the point that Sod's law will mean at the end of a long day in the dark you tip the cart back and all the tiny pop shields fall to the floor. I have a solution (design tweak) which I will implement. This is great feedback, more the better to create as good a cart as possible.
  8. Someone else (on another platform) also mentioned the same. Good point!! The answer I think is to make all four uprights the same height so the work surface can be placed on top (the rear handles would not go above the level of the uprights) over the handle allowing full access to the drawers on the opposite side to the handle. Keep these comments coming!!
  9. Hi Jeff, thanks for taking the time to reply. Your comments are fair and yes the "front" is solid so could be placed against the side of the truck. Mounting points are also optional accessories so can be used to secure the cart during transit. No reason why the drawers could be mounted in a different orientation to that shown. The "front" lid or work surface could then be attached after?
  10. Here is a concept for a Follow Cart based on the Bag Cart (1070mm x 710mm x 565mm HxWxD). It has 15u of rear storage and a further 2u at the front. It has a cover that unscrews and rises up to become a work surface (as shown in the CAD drawings). The cart would be compatible with all of SOUNDCART's universal accessories however would not fold as the other cart designs do. I welcome your thoughts and opinions...
  11. I recently produced some blueprints for my carts. Here they are. I'm planning further modifications and accessories in the New Year. Any suggestions or requests?
  12. Please email me directly at matt@soundcart.tv with your address and a quote will be sent asap. Please include details of the cart model you are interested in and any accessories (please see the current price list attached).
  13. Thanks Jeff. Yes our MiniCart is another example. As the kit gets smaller and more powerful the need for a large cart gets less and less.
  14. Following feedback SOUNDCART are updating the Compact Bag Cart (Red) and will be releasing the Mk 2 on 1st January 2017. The Mk2 now features elements found in our flagship Production Sound Cart such as 19" rack strips front (20u) and back (12u), the ability to fold down (without tools) as well as fully height adjustable rear handles. Model specific accessories will include front casters (adjustable feet as standard like the MiniCart), adjustable shelves and a 3u adjustable monitor extension (180 degrees). Our range of universal accessories are all fully compatible such as the boom holders etc. Dimensions (mm): 985-1070 H x 718 W x 555 D 1049-1070 H x 718 W x 363 D (folded) Here are some Computer Aided Design drawings of the cart. Pricing will be announced soon. Further details available at www.facebook.com/SOUNDCART
  15. The standard cart attaches the wheels by M12 hex bolts however there isn't any reason why you couldn't use an adjustable clamping lever such as http://www.boneham.co.uk/shop/product/adjustable_clamping_lever_straight_handle or Eye bolt for example. With the base being removeable and shelves foldable it fits in a mid-sized car boot.