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Rob Stalder

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  1. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Hello Nate. What you have done is brilliant, I can see your lateral mind working overtime. Thank you for posting those pics. not just for others to see, but for me too. I am very impressed. Re the lucky dice valve caps, I try to include one of these and one of these on (most) of my carts, because I can. Best, Rob
  2. Old Sound Mixers don't fade away, they just need somewhere to rest their mixer bags.
  3. New audiophile (?) portable reel-to-reel recorder coming?

    Oh Lordy. Its so beautiful I don't think I would care whether it was better or worse than whatever. Mind you I am probably still back in the 80's...
  4. RastOrder RMC Cart

    RMC 6 is a bit of a departure from my normal setups. Just experimenting here. Still kept the 2 modules - lets call it - Variant BM2/TM2. Went for these 7 inch castors on the front. They don't have brakes so I added some wheelchair brakes on the 20 inch wheels. Top module has no sliding shelves, just 2 fixed shelves bolted together. I have added a second rack strip about 200mm in to allow for stepped setups & monitors out of sunlight. On the rear I have added upside down handles with Rotocastor Omni directional castors. https://www.rotacaster.com.au/ I prefer side handles as they keep the rear free for attaching anything. Much the same as I always avoid having a full length wheel axle in the bottom, wasting space. The handles are well attached.
  5. RastOrder RMC Cart

    RastOrder News... The RMC cart is returning. It will largely be a title for variants, i.e. bottom module variant 1 & top module variant 3 etc. This seems to me a way to take on some personal design work flows for people. Please understand I am not really interested in re-inventing the wheel, or completely designing your workflow to suit some imaginary cart. There are plenty of good cart designs for sale out there. If you don't want one of mine. Or you can build one yourself. Below is a modified SU cart I built for a Video Assist operator. I call it RMC variant Bottom mod1/top mod 1... Thank you for your interest.
  6. Freight rates & other things

    RastOrder is having a half price freight discount promotion for December 2017 & January 2018. We will be open through the Australian Christmas holiday period. (Maybe a week off between 25th and 30th Dec 2017)
  7. Hi all - this is the page i will post abstract information abt Rastorder P/l & our products/goings on etc... Periodically i will delete posts that are no longer relevent. Rob Stalder Rastorder Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia
  8. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Thank you Nate, I would like to see what you did. I try to please everybody, but its impossible... So I like to see how my carts are adapted by users.
  9. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    These dual monitor brackets for the foldup seem to be breeding. Everyone's making them except me... Pete has just come up with another fine solution. Nice one.
  10. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Thanks Kristian. Seems your not so bad at making things either.
  11. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Hi Derek. The rear upright bars are 25 x 25 mm square tube with 3mm wall thickness. The socket on the top removable half shelf also has 3mm wall thickness and is strongly welded. You would need to be conservative in the amount of weight you put on it. I think the thing to watch is that excessive weight might bend the rear upright outwards. Thereby making the uprights too wide to fit the top half shelf back on. If you get my drift. In which case you might have to bend it back - either using the said top half shelf or a rubber hammer (lightly). Rob
  12. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    If the top half shelf gets in the road you can take it off - or move it.
  13. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    By the way - CJ has gone and bought his own Foldup - Must have liked it. If you need a bigger landing pad for your mixer bag. Top 2 folding shelves can be swapped.
  14. Which Schoeps mics for documentaries?

    People often take a breath before they talk. People often nod their head back & forth a bit when they want to but in. I'd be practicing your booming techniques & hopefully you will work with a shooter who understand fluidity of frame lines. A wider pattern will make it easier to cover a wider area without going off mic. A narrower pattern will generally give you more reach. Me - had 2 416's & 2 816"s till I fell in love with a Sanken CS3.
  15. I found myself doing this a fair few times over the course of my career, mostly with mobile camera people. Always used a line level Comtek, often out of the headphone output on the board, which was often not being used. Comtek frequency never bothered my wireless link to camera.
  16. Quick release wheels - 16" & 20" now available from RastOrder as an accessory. See http://www.rastorder.com.au/otherproduct.htm Axle bush thread length is 38mm & thickness is 18mm.
  17. RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    The long and the short of it - SU cart & SU Compact cart.
  18. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Stephen Cabana just bought Foldup 126. Still amazes me how many work-flow setups people do on this cart, Stephens shown me another. Oh and that's boom op CJ sitting at the cart, reading a script...
  19. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    This is another example of slates used. I ran this one for a year on a current affairs program. We travelled extensively worldwide. (A bit like 60 minutes) This shot was taken somewhere in Los Angeles. Probably 70% of work was interviews, so I never had the Nagra hanging on my shoulder that often Slate was a bit heavy, however you can see I am not loaded down with radio mics & other stuff, just 10 D cells inside the Nagra 4.2. I never used it for documentary style shooting. Don't even remember where I bought it.
  20. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    While I am at it here is an add for the "electronic" slate I used a lot then. It flashed the number and a light above the number and fed a burst of corresponding tone to the Nagra (or it activated the Nagra tone) simultaneously. Pity I threw it out!!! I also often used a single hand slate, particularly in remote unfriendly environments.
  21. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Here are some pictures of my IS Nagra, with its cover. I used this Nagra as my main & my backup machine for many years. A bit like how I felt on the day. It never gave me any trouble. I bought it second hand and it had already had a working life, probably just ran it in. It did not come with a cover so after a bit of deliberation I took it to a local canvas sewer. She worked out this simple solution. Rachel, this might give you some ideas. In those days I guess we were never loaded up that much with extra equipment, particularly in my main field of documentary. So the cover usually carried my small slate, a pen & notepad (for sound sheets). It could also carry 2 radio mic receivers, which was max that I used then. Hanging about with my IS Nagra
  22. Rastorder Mb (Mixer bag) cart

    Ben Osmo & his Mb cart
  23. Like to introduce our new cart... Have 8 of these available from next week. Two wheel options. More at http://www.rastorder.../product_mb.htm Would also like to explain a bit more about it's concept. The Mb cart is not designed to work in front of like a drama cart. It is designed to work over the top of, with the mixer bag in much the same position as it is when its around your neck or in a harness. So you can boom & reach down to mix at the same time. Sure it has a boom pole holder on the back - but more importently it has one on the front - where you can (with a Toolflex holder) easily & safely rest your boom while you fiddle. Cable hanging is also within finger tip reach. Its a tripod for a mixer bag where you can stash it & your boom pole - & walk away without some dope tripping over it. When its go time - headphones on with 2 hands, power on, grab the pole & open a fader. - too easy It has the foldup cart versions of 12" & 16" quick release wheels. Hope that helps. Rob Stalder
  24. Rastorder Mb (Mixer bag) cart

    August 2017 We have just revised the pricing of our Mixer Bag cart - see RastOrder.com.au. Rob
  25. RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    Below is from Jo Manly (Antiques Roadshow, UK), giving me the biz on his SU cart. Hello Rob. No, the wheels have not fallen off despite me loading it up with an unbelievable amount of equipment. I am very impressed. After all our correspondence about the desk shelf I can confirm that it does accommodate a Yamaha DM1000. Although it fitted perfectly (raising the back up a few mm) I was worried about the weight on the shelf runners but they have been fine. In the attached photo you can see from top down. Dual monitors JoeCo multitrack Desk metre bridge. Yamaha DM 1000 IEM tranmitter. 3 Sennheiser dual radio mic receivers 2 Tait radio base station transceivers UPS which is basically a car battery in a 1U space Drawer of bits. It takes two to lift it and even then it is a struggle but wheeling it around it handles beautifully.