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  1. Rob Stalder

    DD cart

    My first overseas shipment was FedEx AWB 8406 5847 1023 on 28th July 2003 to Mr Dave Diamond (DD) in Los Angeles USA. It was a big call for Mr Diamond to buy a sound cart (SU) from someone a world away, sight unseen and money up front. I have named my new cart after Dave Diamond. The DD cart
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    RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    Derek - funny you should mention it. I made RMC-6, which is actually a square SU. I was experimenting - I put larger 7" castors on it & they had no brakes so I had to add some - it also made it higher - I put a full shelf in the top section to hold it together, although that maybe wasn't necessary as it was secured just below to the welded bottom module - I also had no frame mounted mixer shelf, just rack strip all the way, including an extra rack strip one third the way in, for recessing some equipment. Its still for sale... I think now it was a big mistake not to put the frame mounted mixer shelf in there as it meant it could not accommodate a large digital mixer. Although I do think if I removed the middle full shelf I could put one in there. Interesting... http://www.rastorder.com.au/product_rmc.htm Rob
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    RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    Thanks Nick, actually hadn't even occurred to me... Hmmmmmmmm the shelf does serve a very important job of keeping the 2 sides together, particularly if its not a 2 module version. But I could go to 18" sliders (460mm) instead of 16" ones (400mm) and reduce the 600mm shelf to say 500mm or 450mm and increase the headroom to maybe even 350mm. All that combined should give way better access. Its a plan. Best, Rob
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    RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    Hi codyman, can't answer that with a definitive statement. SU on my specs page says about 24 kg, but I think its more like 20kg. Its actually lighter than the current VK cart. It rolls easily, on the rear wheels. I am mostly using 20 x 2.4 inch tyres, they are quite wide and traverse most obstacles with ease. See the pic below. Kitty is an AC in Melbourne, Australia. Her rig is RMC7, which is actually a redesigned compact SU cart. She loves the ease of moving it around and she has a fair bit of gear on board... Jeff, thank you for your comment. The SU cart is an interesting survivor of something designed originally for large analogue mixers. It is in an overkill for modern digital control surfaces, but is living on supporting these big digital mixers, in a compact, upright layout. I still have fond memories of dealing with Eric Burge, way back when he used his powers of persuasion to get his O1V into an SU. That was the last full size SU in stock. When I return from my extended break I will build more. I'm thinking of deleting the 2 modules in most of them, as anyone wanting this size rig has a van and it also means the joining space can be utilised. Also I am thinking of increasing the height above the mixer shelf to 300mm, these mixers seem to be getting taller. Another mod may be to do what Chris has done and cut back the full top shelf, presumably so he doesn't have to extend the mixer shelf out so far to read the meter screen. The SU is 600mm deep and those mixers use up nearly all of that depth. Best, Rob
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    RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    SU about to start work with Chris Lakeman - Sydney, Australia. My what a big mixer you have...
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    Rastorder VK cart

    Fred from New Zealand has just designed & had made a new 2 part cover for his VK cart. It allows the modules to be separated with the cover on. What can I say - this cover easily upstages the cart it was made for - congratulations Fred. While you are admiring the cover, take a look at his backyard - envy. envy.envy. Rob Stalder
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    Rastorder VK cart

    Announcement. VK cart reduced in price while stock lasts. AU$1700.00
  8. 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
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    Freight rates & other things

    Early Announcement; Extended shutdown over Christmas period November, December 2018. January, February 2019...
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    DD cart

    Hi Jobo. Will this do - DD cart belonging to Gavin Marsh - Sydney - Auss
  11. 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
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    Rastorder Mb (Mixer bag) cart

    I've made a shelf for the Mb cart. For a control surface mixer. Dimensions - 450mm wide x 330mm F to B and 70mm side ht at rear with 30mm side ht at front. It bolts on using 2 existing bolts at the front top shelf position. I'm wondering if this might be a little low and if the shelf might be a little large. I could also make a smaller one to be available as well. Any comments from Mb users would be appreciated. Cantarem 2 is 280W x 190D x 35H. Cantares is 410W x 282D x 100H. (I think) CL-12 Alaia is 380W x 287D x 96H. It could also be attached to the top front bar position, making it a bit higher. There are 3 rivet nuts on the (facing front) top bar for a Quickfist or Toolflex. One of the holes in the rear of the shelf could utilise one of these rivet nuts and a hole could be drilled through the other side of the top bar by the owner to insert a bolt and nut. What I could do is put another rivet nut in all the Mb carts I sell from now on.
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    This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Some pics of the extenders on the Foldup cart rear uprights... Also pic of DD cart dual monitor mount on Foldup cart top removable shelf. This will have to be retrofitted by owners. Screws will be supplied.
  14. Old Sound Mixers don't fade away, they just need somewhere to rest their mixer bags.
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    This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Also happened are some extenders for the rear uprights of the Foldup. There will be 2 types. 1 goes over the uprights @ 32mm square and converts to a 25mm square that the lift off shelf goes over. 2 goes inside the uprights @ 19mm or 18.5 mm square and converts to a 25mm square that the lift off shelf goes over. I myself prefer the inner one as they look a bit more tidy... Have less play in the connection. But that's a personal opinion. If you were to have any doubts about the security of the connection, you would be advised to put a bolt through the extender to the upright. The inner one struck an issue. In the later Foldup uprights (from 130 onwards) I discovered that the inner width would take a 19mm square tube. All good. However pre 130, the inner width was less and the 19mm tube got jammed. So at the moment I am sourcing some 18.5mm square, machined Wearex. (what they use on conveyer belts) In the pictures you will see a couple I ground down myself (roughly) with the angle grinder. They will sell for AU$75 a pair.
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    DD cart

    I have finally made some sliding shelves for the DD cart - AU$100. Also by popular demand, some rack width folding dual monitor mounts - AU$65 a pair. They mount into 2 nut inserts in top of side frames. Also its been pointed out that the standard middle shelf with the lip around it just wont fit a Sound Device CL 12 Alaia. Apparently the internal width is compromised by the protruding bolts & nuts. The solution I have come up with is to mount these shelves with low profile Philip head bolts inserted from the inside, nut on outside.
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    This could be me & my foldup cart...

    The bags good eh... So your drilling more holes_ Its ok I can cope. They usually end up with interesting results. I have one of those plastic folding drink cups. Had it for years, couldn't figure out what to do with it. now I know. Also noticed more holes in the bottom pic. Looks like you've attached a tyre pump to one of the rear bars. Wonder what you do to your car... Best wishes.
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    This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Mark Messenger (New Zealand) had the idea of a travelling bag for his Foldup cart. He went to Helen at Stash-It (New Zealand). https://www.stash-it.co.nz/ Together they came up with a surf board style bag. Helen can make you one for under NZ$400. (a steal) In my mind this lateral thinking on Mark's part has given the Foldup cart travelling legs. I think they go hand in hand...
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    Freight rates & other things

    Small price changes on freight - see specification pages of individual carts. A few accessory item price increases also. Money doesn't stand still anymore... www.rastorder.com.au
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    Sound Devices and Audio Limited merger interview

    Works fine on my desktop. Interesting merger, I owned several Audio Limited radio mics. Impeccable quality.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF WEXLER

    Me too. Happy birthday JW.
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    This could be me & my foldup cart...

    CJ's doing it with the SKB sliding shelf. Works for me (and obviously for him).
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    Boom operators - Cool photos

    Found this the other day. 1968 Channel 7 Sydney Australia - "The Mavis Bramston Show" - to air live. Rob Stalder on Boom, Michael Brown on dolly.
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    DD cart

    Me too... Its not rack mount width. Its a little itsy bitsy Muppet of a cart. Its not trying to be all things to all people. I think the external tray width is 400mm. I think rack width is about 495mm. Now Mirror it needs a bit of lateral thinking here and I know you are capable of it. Most rack mount products could sit on the shelf and hang off the side... So if you want a rack mount cart I make several.
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    DD cart

    DD cart page up on my website RastOrder.com.au - go to products page, link in top right corner.
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