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Your first sound setup or kit ever

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On 5/11/2017 at 10:32 AM, Jemshaw said:

First kit bought from trading post ( a Melbourne institution ) 1986ish

a nagra ISlt , a beautiful crystal synch smaller and lighter  nagra. 

Some not terribly good nacamichi shotguns

some very large Sony lavs

cables and bag and heavy metal cases

learning on lots of no budget short film with friends. First proper job,  borrowed a 416t and my father bought me a pair of HD 25

off to vanawatu and a fits and bursts career 

when everything went stereo a bit later I was lucky to find a stellvox AMI 48 at a gov sale (I don't think they knew what it was) best $100 ever spent , jobs with this bought me a Cooper 105 mixer and radios.

(I still like to look at the AMI 48)

Yep the Canberra government used a heap of AMI 48

Beautiful mono mixer but modular build

Now they uses Sonosax

Nice post

mike

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16 hours ago, mikewest said:

Yep the Canberra government used a heap of AMI 48

Beautiful mono mixer but modular build

Now they uses Sonosax

Nice post

mike

Thanks mike

Mine was two channel and yes good luck finding replacement modules! good thing they were very reliable , mine is still in great working condition. The DIN phones and bannana jack outputs added to the male XLR inputs made for a lot of adaptors. The funny thing was for operating with its own power supply it had hum. On batteries for location sound beautifully quiet. I had one director who used to recommend me because he loved the look of it!

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Yes sir a mixer a great beauty beyond it's time!!

mike

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Great to hear mention of the AMI 48. I recently had my old one overhauled by J.P. Gurtner in Switzerland. I am so pleased with it. Jemshaw, are you referring to the AMI 48 being 2 channels? 

Gurtner also built a new power supply/charger (APS15) for it and it now operates without hum.

Mr West your $100 purchase was extraordinary!

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5 hours ago, MarkC said:

Great to hear mention of the AMI 48. I recently had my old one overhauled by J.P. Gurtner in Switzerland. I am so pleased with it. Jemshaw, are you referring to the AMI 48 being 2 channels? 

Gurtner also built a new power supply/charger (APS15) for it and it now operates without hum.

Mr West your $100 purchase was extraordinary!

I thought Stellavox AMI48s were all two channels?, L and R  vu monitoring. I have some reviews from the seventies that said even when new they hummed with power supply pretty odd for a very expensive item. (and it was my purchase ) (my first 3 posts are all nostalgic , I must do better)

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3 hours ago, Jemshaw said:

 (my first 3 posts are all nostalgic , I must do better)

It's a nostalgic thread, Jem!

Welcome to JW.

Jez

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In the olden days I bought a Nagra 4.2 with low hours with a couple of dynamic pics, cable, shipping case for $3200.  Then three Scheops of the Collette variety and an Audio Ltd.  dual receiver two transmitter VHF wireless.  Still got the 4.2 and Scheops.  Those were the days.

Oh, and an SQN3-M.  Sweet!

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On April 12, 2017 at 2:51 PM, David Waelder said:

A Nagra IV-L recorder with a Sennheiser 805 shotgun and Beyer DT48 headset.

For documentary and industrial situations, that rig was sufficient 90% of the time and I learned about microphone placement by hand-holding the shotgun and listening to how the sound changed as I moved it about. (Of course, filming was single camera)

David

Right you are regarding placement.  An inch or so either way can make a huge difference.

First package early 80's was a 4.2 and IV-L for backup, Sela mixer, 415 T power, Schoeps w 41, 815 T power, Nady wireless and 4 Comteks and various sundry bits.  

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On 5/14/2017 at 11:33 PM, John Blankenship said:

No, not the 4062, it's seldom a good choice for our work.  The 4062 is a super low sensitivity version and is only suitable for dialog if you're wiring a screamer.

You're probably thinking of the 4061 and 4063 (they're the same sensitivity; the 4063 is a low voltage version) and are suitable for dialog, as are the 4060 that you use.

Yes!  Thank you for correcting me.  For my use I found the higher sensitivity of the 4060 great and so far have not been able to overload it.

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Zoom H4, schoeps CMC T-power with Cardioid cap, old aluminium boom, mdr-7506's. It sounded better than I expected.

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On 5/17/2017 at 0:09 AM, Jemshaw said:

I thought Stellavox AMI48s were all two channels?, L and R  vu monitoring. I have some reviews from the seventies that said even when new they hummed with power supply pretty odd for a very expensive item. (and it was my purchase ) (my first 3 posts are all nostalgic , I must do better)

Yes, I read some reviews on http://www.americanradiohistory.com/ which noted this hum too. 

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