LIVE SOUND HIRE
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HIRE LIVE SOUND EQUIPMENT & PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT THE LIVE BAND YOU'VE HIRED FOR YOUR EVENT OR WEDDING
Whether you are hosting an extravagant birthday bash, a wedding event, or an annual awards dinner that closes out with a party, when you hire a live band, you need to make sure the equipment they use is as excellent as they are.
Cheap, poor-quality sound equipment is going to leave everyone in attendance feeling underwhelmed. Therefore, you need to ensure you hire best-in-class sound equipment to deliver the immersive and powerful musical performance everyone is expecting.
So what do you need to bear in mind when deciphering which equipment to hire for your live band
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Whether you have booked a live wedding band or a professional live band for a corporate event, the best place to start deciding what they’ll need is to speak to them. Most, if not all, professional live bands will have some form of rider.
If you’re unfamiliar, riders are basically a list of requests that they expect you to fulfil in order to perform at their best. Generally speaking, the bigger the band or performer in terms of profile, the more extensive the rider will be.
While many associated riders with diva superstars who won’t take to the stage unless there’s three separate bags of M&Ms in their dressing room, riders are actually very important. They usually list the equipment they need to look and sound their best while on stage. They won’t necessarily be explicit about certain brands, but they will stipulate what equipment they’ll need to be able to perform.
That’s why it’s such an excellent place to start, since you’ll likely have your equipment requirements laid out for you. If the live band you’ve booked isn't “big enough” for a rider, it’s still worth asking them what they need. You don’t want them to turn up and be unable to perform due to missing amps or cables.
Once you’ve ascertained what you’re going to need from the live band, you are still going to have to factor in other elements that may influence your choices. Your budget is always an obvious concern, but you also need to think about any limitations placed on you by the venue.
For example, is your event outdoors? If so, how are you going to power your sound equipment? Should you consider battery-powered PA speakers if you are out in the sticks? Can you fit all of the requested equipment in the space you’ve allocated for the stage?
These are all valid questions that we here at On Tour Events can work with you to come up with viable solutions. We’ve been supplying sound equipment to live bands for decades. We have the inventory and experience to supply even the most detailed of technical rider requests. We’ll even happily work with your chosen performers directly to save you time and hassle.
With that in mind, we better tell you a little bit more about what we can supply in terms of equipment.
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We can cater to any size or scale of sound equipment you might need for your event. So, for example, if you just need a medium-sized PA system complete with a few main speakers, subwoofers, stage monitors, and amps, we can do that with no problems.
If you need a complete “turnkey” sound hire package (including line arrays) from d&b audiotechnik (the best in the business), then we are just as happy to oblige. We can, of course, offer our input about what would provide the best value for money.
Don’t forget we supply ALL aspects of sound hire, including items such as wireless microphones, in-ear monitoring, mixing consoles, and all of your cabling too. If you need one of our sound engineers to remain on-site to mix all of the sound during the event, we can also include that as part of your package, leaving you to focus on running proceedings.
With our sound options covered, let’s quickly tell you about the rest of our event equipment hire services before wrapping up.
Event Lighting Hire Services For Award Shows
As we’ve already argued, your lighting is just as “make or break” as your sound. That’s why we provide both to our clients, and our commitment to quality remains the same on both sides of the audio visual equation.
We can provide lighting options that completely transform the impact of your stage and alter the look and feel of your venue. Beyond your usual anticipated stage lighting fixtures, we can also supply moving heads, wireless uplighters, and set up all kinds of effects, including gobos that project your awards logo right across the venue.
Add Your Event Equipment Extras to Complete Your Awards Show Event Production
There simply isn’t enough time to cover everything we can offer to your awards show (that’s why it’s always best to give us a quick call to tell us about what you have in mind). However, it’s worth just mentioning a few of our other services in case you are looking to pay one price for a complete package.
Firstly, we have our screens, which look great as a backdrop on your stage or set. You can choose from a wide range of large TV screens, projector and screens, or you can go for the more advanced LED video panels.
Next up, we have a full suite of stages and sets for you to choose from, all of which can be customised with your branding. We can even design, manufacture, and install a custom stage from scratch for you. Don’t forget we can help on the filming side too, via our live streaming services.
Finally we have an array of options when it comes to additional pieces of your event production. From providing marquee hire to supplying you with tables, chairs, a lectern, and a dance floor – it doesn’t matter what you need. If it falls under the umbrella of event production, we can supply it and install it for you!
Hire Microphones and Cabling for Your Live Performances
It goes without saying that you’ll need microphones for your vocalists to be heard over their bandmates’ instruments. We have many options available, including wired microphones and their wireless counterparts. We can also provide instrumental mics and in-ear monitoring for professional bands whose rider is a little more extensive than a local outfit.
On the cabling side, we provide everything you could need. We have XLR, TRS, Speakon, and all other types of cables required for live musical performances. Never overlook how vital your cabling is!
Hire Mixing Consoles to Balance the Sound of Your Live Band
Mixing desks (or mixing consoles if you prefer) are absolutely crucial when it comes to live musical performances. They make sure the sound is balanced and that one element of the performance doesn’t drown out another.
You don’t want your rhythm guitar drowning out your lead guitar and vocalists, for example. A mixing desk paired with an experienced sound engineer ensures that doesn’t happen. The good news for you is that we have an abundance of both to supply to your event!
PRICE EXAMPLES OF HOW LIVE SOUND EQUIPMENT CAN COST TO HIRE
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Here at On Tour Events, we have supplied sound to some of the industry's biggest names. From mainstage headliners at summer music festivals to sell-out performances at the O2 Arena, there’s nothing we can’t handle.
When it comes to your live band, we will work closely with them to ensure they have everything they need while remaining on budget. Not only do we supply you with leading brands such as Shure and d&b audiotechnik, but we can also provide all other aspects of your event production. That includes stage hire, event lighting hire, and even LED screen hire, should you need it.
So speak to us today about your sound equipment hire and event production needs. No matter the size and scale of your event, we will have a package that suits your requirements. So call us today on 020 8058 0093 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the balling rolling.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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