Chapter 22

The Venerable Nagra IV-S (Analog)

I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of e-mails that I have gotten over the last few years, even up to a few days ago, before I updated this chapter from sound craftspeople as well as several directors and producers who have thanked me for including a comprehensive chapter on the Nagra IV-S. Therefore, I have decided not to delete it from this edition. (For information about the digital direct-to-disk Nagra V, see this book's Website at


The title of this book is the Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. Practical is a code by which the Nagra operates, as it still remains the highest bang-for-the-buck quality audio recorder available ...

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