Contact Us for:
- Conference & Theatre Sound Systems.
- Radio Microphones & Sound Effects.
- Sound Equipment Sales & Installation.
Whether you are an amateur or professional, you will want your production to have the best sound you can afford. I realise this, and I will strive to produce high quality sound within your budget.
This involves us getting involved at the earliest possible moment, discussing with the director, producer and MD what their ideas are, visiting the venues and liaising with the local technicians, coming to rehearsals, creating Radio Mic plots and organising the sound effects.
From the start of the get-in, my crew will set-up the sound equipment and tune the system and check that all seats in the house are covered. The band and cast will be sound checked (I always have a session with the cast to inform them of Radio Mic do’s and don’ts) ready for the Technical. Sound Effects will be finally plotted in the technical, and any notes acted on by the time of the dress. The final sound ‘Mix’ will be rehearsed in the dress, and notes taken for the first night.
Running the Show
During the run of the show, I will liaise with the director, MD and producer and make changes as necessary. At the end of the final performance, we will de-rig and pack the equipment away. I also try to have a ‘debrief’ session after the show so that I can improve our service for the next show.
- CD / MD: CD = Compact Disc / MD = Mini Disc Player/recorder.
- Clip Mic: A radio mic that attaches to a performer on their clothing, tie, Shirt etc.
- Computer SFX: Sound FX played back on a Lap top – Allows many different effects to be played simultaneously.
- DI Box: An input box used to connect musical instruments to the sound system.
- Digital Console: A state of the art sound desk. Computer controlled with many mics on/off by the touch of a button.
- Ear Mount Mic: A radio mic that attaches to a performer on their ear, facing towards their mouth.
- Floor Mic: A flat (plate) type mic, placed on front of stage, used for amplify a chorus, (AKA: PCC or PZM).
- Fly-Bar: A bar hanging over the stage which lights, sets, mics etc can be hung from.
- FX Rack: A case that would include processors such as Graphic EQ, compressors, reverbs and digital delays.
- Hand Held: A radio Mic that can be held or placed on a mic stand (AKA: Stick or Roving Mic).
- Hanging Mic: A mic with a long cable that is flown on a bar over the stage to amplify a choir.
- Headset Mic: An unobtrusive flesh coloured microphone that fits around a performers head.
- In-Ear Monitors: Radio system used to hear an earphone mix of microphones / instruments that are on the stage.
- In-House PA: A sound system that is permanently installed in a venue, which will be used for the production.
- Mic Dresser: A Person who shall fit & change radio mics backstage.
- Monitors: Speakers placed on-stage to help cast to hear band, tracks etc. Placed in pit for musicians to hear cast.
- Multi-core: A long cable that connects the sound desk at the back of the room to the sound system at the stage.
- Off-stage Mic: A mic on a stand, placed in the wings, used for voice-overs & off-stage singing.
- PA System: Public Address System – The main sound system. Sound-desk, speakers, cables & accessories.
- Pit Mic: A mic placed in the orchestra pit (or on front of stage) to amplify an instrument or off-stage chorus.
- Riffle Mic: A long mic, placed on front of stage, used for amplifying a chorus.
- Sound Engineer: The technician who shall control the sound system.