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    Musician/performer interested in gaining more knowledge about extending the performative options using two Nagra 4.2s.

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  1. Hi Philip, So if you used them to record just one voice I assume you then had to sync the track to another before you even put it to image. In a conversational piece two or more individually recorded tracks must have been pretty technical. Did you have a guide track to line up pauses/breaths etc? I assume the SN was not timecode of course. Cheers MarkC
  2. Were SN recorders as robust at their larger family members such as the 4.2 and IV-S? They are such an exquisite masterpiece. Regarding the photo's above are the jacks standard banana plug, not ever seen or touched one is impossible to tell. Were these ever used by sound men for film recording? Did Nagra ever create a Nagramaster stereo SNST or SNST-R?
  3. MarkC

    Dolby card repairer

    Thanks Bash, I have emailed Norman, my fingers are crossed. Would love to get the unit back to spec. Cheers MarkC
  4. MarkC

    Dolby card repairer

    Hello, I have a 35 year old Dolby 372 unit that needs some servicing. I contacted Dolby and unfortunately they do not service their older instruments anymore. Everything on the left channel works but the right channel has a shrill thinning sound when playing back a 320 wBn test, encode in record with NR on has no problem, however, playback "NR off" produces a distorted,/scratching sound. I feel like I have exhausted my options besides constant cleaning etc. Do any of you leaders have any advice for troubleshooting or suggestions of whom I could contact to inspect/repair this unit. I am using a Nagra X4S at 15ips with Stellavox AMI48 mixer. As always, any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you MarkC
  5. MarkC

    North Korea microphone surplus.

    Theatre? I'm having a good laugh here
  6. Dear JBond I love the neon light effect, Nagra is beautiful. Is it feasible that Nagra reduced the tape width on the Nagra IV-S to compensate for the increased S/N ratio made possible from NRS? Do the earlier IV-S recorders with 2.75mm heads have an NRS option? Just intrigued as always.. Not being a technician, I hope the "won't ever tells" unless asked will explain the NRS option. Was it better? Would it be better for quieter stringed instrument sounds? Peace and a Brilliantly Happy New Year! MarkC
  7. Thanks Glen, thanks Philip, I haven't ever come across the Bryston unit, nevertheless, what you say makes sense to me. Cheers Mark
  8. Dear Mr Tr Dear Mr Trew, Can you please enlighten me on how to calibrate a dolby NRS to an X4S. Do I need a special calibration tape? Is it necessary to have the qsnes? All the best for Christmas!
  9. MarkC

    Stellavox AMI-48

    Hello, Your mixer looks to be in beautiful condition. What a gift!? I have a Stellavox AMI48 and it is a simple species, in their instruction manual they talk of this. Just a note I think your unit does not have 48v phantom so technically speaking it is a Stellavox mixer but not an AMI 48. It's a rare little thing, I hope it finds a "HAPPY HOME" (Salute P.Perkins). To have this repaired is expensive. As far as I know there is only one location on this entire planet that services them. One as old as yours will cost alot of CHF's. I am happy with mine but it will take a lifetime of use to make the money I spent on it not so reprehensible. Peace from Australia MarkC
  10. Hi Dela, As a matter of fact I do have a X4S modded machine. So I assume this machine was originally NQS-L. If I wanted to put wider stereo heads on and did not use the pilot tone/timecode function would it work without any circuitry changes as an NQS-LSP would? Thanks MarkC
  11. Thanks Dela, You are a trove of information. MarkC
  12. Hello again, From a technical perspective, can a IV-S operate timecode with the less common wider stereo record and playback heads? I haven't seen any examples around. As always, thanks in advance. Cheers MarkC
  13. That's great Spectreman. Driving with a Nagra connected to your sound system brings a smile to my face.
  14. Dear mikewest and Philip Perkins, I really appreciate your detailed reflections. I have re-read both your replies numerous times. Very informative and educational. Thank you MarkC
  15. Hello again To Sound-men would you say you used a mono Nagra, for film sound, longer than the Nagra stereo? I would be interested to know how long you used a mono Nagra machine in comparison to a stereo Nagra. Also when was it when the digital framework began to interest you? How long was it till you moved from analogue to digital? What about microphones? Did the technology develop in parallel? All the best MarkC REQUEST: Nagra Mastrclass Video's If any of you master's would be interested in a walk through of how you used to or still do setup your Nagra, I would love to see any video's. General Setup and Tips and Tricks please. Always here to learn!! MarkC