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Old 1 week ago
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Soundcarts for remote work

With new restrictions on venue parking (sometimes a long walk away) and the volumes of gear, stands and cables, I am thinking of trying a soundcart to get gear to the halls.

Last few recordings, I have resembled a pack horse trudging slowly from the carpark up to the concert hall. Can't handly it anymore. One has to have one trip because the first trip gear cannot be secured while you get the second.

So is anyone using soundcarts for classical remote work and have you found some good ones, or is DIY the best option? I like these.

The big problem for me is the stands, sometimes I have to bring 6 or more with some big bars as well, so some of these carts only cater for one or two.
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One thing about those carts is you pretty much need something spacious like a van to haul them. These things fold up. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...lack/477200308

But by the time I have mine loaded with a rackcase and a few other items, not so much room for stands.

Perhaps it would be possible to add some straps to either side to carry stands much like a saddle goes on a horse?
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Read the reviews, especially the negative ones before you purchase this item.

That said, a heavy-duty version of this wagon would be a fabulous item to have.

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Originally Posted by 2manyrocks ➡️
One thing about those carts is you pretty much need something spacious like a van to haul them. These things fold up. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...lack/477200308

But by the time I have mine loaded with a rackcase and a few other items, not so much room for stands.

Perhaps it would be possible to add some straps to either side to carry stands much like a saddle goes on a horse?
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I have two of these. They work very well. I did replace the castors with some heavy duty wheels but I don't know that the ones already on the cart wouldn't be just fine.

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Rock-N-...92606661380.gc

D.
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i haven't ever been thinking about using a cart but put all my gear in to flight cases which either go into a truck, a van or in my small private car; in the latter case, i'm using a bag for the mic stands...

...but then, i'm not really into 'remote' recording (or else have been using helicopters to transport gear and personnel...)!

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Old 1 week ago
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Here is my cut down water bottle carrier cart.
6 MKH mics and 3 DPA 4060
2 pair of cans
4x 30' stereo canare cable
4 x 30' mono canare cable
Consumables and my Panamic Cathedral stand
NÃ¥gra VI.

Roger
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That's pretty cool way of handling it by using an off the shelf handcart.

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Here is my cut down water bottle carrier cart.
6 MKH mics and 3 DPA 4060
2 pair of cans
4x 30' stereo canare cable
4 x 30' mono canare cable
Consumables and my Panamic Cathedral stand
NÃ¥gra VI.

Roger
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I've seen this one recommended by some of the film sound guys on their Youtube Channels.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M0V5PWA/

My system wouldn't fit on it, since I have a 6 space rack, another 2 spaced rack bag, and two laptops. Aside from my pelican or briefcase that I travel my mics and cables in, all I have left is stands.
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My very favorite piece of gear forever is my Magliner. Relatively light, can be ridiculously loaded and still roll, folds up, can be accessorized to the extreme if you want to. Not cheap, but they last forever. I work out of a Kia Soul hatchback these days and a Magliner junior (folded) fits nicely in the back with the back seats down, and leaves room for lots of other gear (have done 50+channel jobs this way). Pretty exactly fits the depth of most elevators, gets thru narrow doors, can "bump" over curbs. It has allowed me to pursue my philosophy of "one trip in--one trip out", a very beautiful thing. https://nalpak.com/ https://www.filmtools.com/magliner
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My very favorite piece of gear forever is my Magliner. Relatively light, can be ridiculously loaded and still roll, folds up, can be accessorized to the extreme if you want to. Not cheap, but they last forever. I work out of a Kia Soul hatchback these days and a Magliner junior (folded) fits nicely in the back with the back seats down, and leaves room for lots of other gear (have done 50+channel jobs this way). Pretty exactly fits the depth of most elevators, gets thru narrow doors, can "bump" over curbs. It has allowed me to pursue my philosophy of "one trip in--one trip out", a very beautiful thing. https://nalpak.com/ https://www.filmtools.com/magliner
Yes, these look good. Will chase one down, found a dealer in Aus.
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Yes, the Magliner carts are da bomb. After years in the film biz, I down-sized from my large and heavy custom steel sound cart to a two shelf Magliner (with accessories) cart. Also reduced my available track count from 16 to 8. But even that cart is larger than I need now and since I work off of a table, always (either one I bring or one I scrounge from the venue), I just need a cart that will bring all the gear inside in one trip. The Rock 'n Roller carts do that with aplomb. I have two for the big jobs and one of them, mostly folded up, works as the relocatable platform for my on stage stacked SKB rack cases. Nice!

D.
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https://cannonsound.com.au/products/...trolley-medium

https://www.gravitystands.com/en/pro...b#detail-upper

Depending on whether you're looking for a transport solution only, or if you want the gear to remain in situ, as a replacement for a table, once you're in the hall ?

This seems quite reasonably priced in Australia, very versatile configuration adjustments to suit your individual case....you should be able to attach stands too, with straps or bungy cords (maybe upright against the tall handle ?).

The same company makes some pretty good stand bags: https://www.gravitystands.com/en/products/bags/

Can't really tell about the wheels, until you've put a few kms under them...but they look up to the job ? The small swivel wheels necessitate very flat, smooth surfaces to roll on...4 of the large ones would have been better, maybe a DIY retrofit could be called for ?

Or something like this : https://cannonsound.com.au/products/...equipment-cart

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Old 3 days ago
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For quick hauling, the Rock N Roller cart... maneuverable, expandable, fits through tight spaces neatly.

For sessions where I want more space and tabletop utility, a Rubbermaid cart. I freaking *love* this thing:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F0GASU...p_mob_ap_share
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For quick hauling, the Rock N Roller cart... maneuverable, expandable, fits through tight spaces neatly.

For sessions where I want more space and tabletop utility, a Rubbermaid cart. I freaking *love* this thing:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F0GASU...p_mob_ap_share
The wheels seem to be a good height....how do the axles handle weight ?
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The wheels seem to be a good height....how do the axles handle weight ?
Very well. It's rated 500 pounds and it feels like it could handle every bit of that. I load it to the gills and no issues...
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Very well. It's rated 500 pounds and it feels like it could handle every bit of that. I load it to the gills and no issues...
....wheels are the Achilles heels of carts !
Old 2 days ago
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Even with the Rubbermaid I still use the Rock N Roller to keep my preamp rack movable. Failing that I'll put the pres on a Harbor Freight plastic moving dolly :P Everything on wheels, cause you always have to move it!
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