Ideal for use as a vocal PA and for amplifying acoustic instruments, keyboards, drum machines, MP3 backing tracks, etc., the 180W power amp and pair of compact full-range loudspeakers is all you need for small venues, such as pubs, bars and village halls.
The system comes with an 8-channel main mixer, a 6-channel sub-mixer, a small reverb unit, and a graphic EQ for addressing any potential feedback frequencies in your room, as well as 6 microphones and all the cables, adapters, stands, clips and power sockets you’re likely to need.
I’m available to provide my live sound engineering expertise for your event. I have over a decade of experience in live sound, running PA’s of varying capacity and complexity. I have been in charge of the sound systems for numerous venues in a range of sizes and locations, both indoor and out.
I have worked with full bands, solo acoustic artists, singer-songwriters, multi-piece musical groups and more, consisting of vocals, drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, cello, violin, double bass, woodwind and brass instruments, sitar, harp, didgeridoo, synths, drum machines, keyboards, pianos, organs…
The list goes on… Suffice to say that I have plenty of experience in the world of live sound engineering and can manage almost any situation I encounter.
On the day of your event, I’ll arrive early to set all the equipment up and carry out a full soundcheck, then I’ll engineer the whole event for you and pack everything down at the end.
I can record the whole event for you, chop up each artist’s performance into separate tracks and provide you with a final mastered CD. You can then use the music to promote your next event by uploading the best tracks to your website, giving each artist a copy of their live tracks – or even selling them or giving them away as promotional CDs.
I only charge an additional £10 per hour of recorded material for this service, which includes all recording, editing and mastering, as well as the final CD and MP3s provided as a download. So, that’s just £30 extra for an Open Mic Night, between £10 and £50 for an Acoustic Gig or Live Performance, depending on duration, or just £120 for an All-Dayer.
With my contacts in the local music scene, I can help you to launch your new live music event in style. I’ll put the word out with the right people, attracting performers and punters alike, ensuring your event the best chances of success. Combine that with my experience of live music event-planning, eye-catching Designs for printed and online Marketing – as well as Publicity via social media – and your event will get the boost it needs.
I can produce all the marketing materials you’ll need to grab the attention of local musicians, as well as avid listeners, including online ads and web banners, as well as printed flyers and posters. In fact, I can help you plan, launch and run a full series of events, from concept to completion, taking into account every aspect, including budget and profit targets, venue and stage layout, event structure, marketing, publicity and more…
So, if you’re interested in getting your new music night off to a flying start, please drop me a line – I’ll be happy to meet you for a free consultation to discuss all the details and provide you with an accurate quote and payment schedule.
Collect from 9am-5pm – Return by 10pm same day
Collect after 5pm – Return by 9am next day
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Your deposit will be refunded upon the safe return of all equipment at the agreed time.
(Up to 8 hours duration)
(Over 8 hours duration)
Here are a few common events, with a breakdown of the costs – plus recording, if you’re interested in this option:
(3 hours Total)
(5 hours Total)
(8 hours Total)
(14 hours Total)
Getting a new live music event up and running can seem a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. That’s why I offer a number of services to help you to get your event started and to ensure it runs smoothly:
A3 = £5
A4 = £3
A5: 250 = £80 / 1000 = £95
A6: 250 = £60 / 1000 = £80
5 Posts/month = £50
9 Posts/month = £80
13 Posts/month = £110
Quote upon request
Below are a few package options for my Design and Event Promotion services. These packages cover all you’ll need to successfully promote the launch of your event. One of the following could be a perfect fit for your budget, but don’t worry if not – I can provide you with a quote tailored specifically to your needs:
A single design template can be used for printed flyers, posters and online ads, simply adjusting the details for repeated postings and future events.
These can be posted in and around your venue to promote the event to your regular customers.
Posting your event on Facebook and other similar platforms once a week for a month before the start date can be highly effective.
With two separate designs, you can tailor one for print and the other for online marketing to achieve the best result.
Put these up around your venue where they’ll be seen by customers and passers by.
Flyers are great for handing out to interested enquirers in your venue.
More posts on social media means more views – and well-targeted posting means effective promotion to the right eyes.
Having unique poster, double-sided flyer and online ad designs will allow for a very flexible marketing approach, as all designs can be used online.
The more posters you have around your premises the better – and if you can put a few up on local notice boards, too, all the better!
Armed with a good supply of flyers, you can give them to potential attendees in the local area, passing them out a week prior to the launch day.
Ensure your posts are seen by the right people at the right time; twice a week for a month prior to the launch day and a couple more posts the day before.
The final piece to the puzzle when launching a successful event is targeted advertising, which will ensure that people within your catchment area who have an interest in live music will see your ads.
I will then run the desk, helping all artists with their set-up, including vocals, guitars, keyboards, etc., as well as playing backing tracks, as needed, monitoring the levels throughout the evening. Once the last artist has concluded their set around 11pm, I’ll pack everything down and load it all up again, usually finishing by midnight.
That brings the average duration of a standard Open Mic Night to about 5 hours; £50 for the PA hire and £75 for the engineer for a total of £125.
Or, if you run a pub, bar or even a restaurant, you might want to set up a similar event to entertain your patrons, with relaxing acoustic music playing live in the background or a crooner performing classic jazz numbers throughout the evening.
These kinds of events can last anywhere between 1 and 5 hours, with an hour each for set-up and pack-down before and after the event. Therefore, the total cost could be anywhere from £95 for a 1 hour gig (3 hours Total, including set-up and pack-down [£50 + £45]) to £155 for a 5-hour event (7 hours Total, inc. set-up and pack-down [£50 + £105]).
This kind of event usually lasts about 12 hours, with people coming and going all day and night. There could easily be between 15 and 20 different artists performing during that time, making it quite hectic and hard to keep to the schedule.
I have extensive experience of running a PA during such events, most of which start at 11am and finish at 11pm. My PA is perfect for providing amplification for vocals and acoustic instruments, as well as synths, keyboards, drum machines and backing tracks.
I would arrive at 10am to set all the gear up and soundcheck the room, eliminating any unwanted frequencies or feedback, making sure everything’s ready for the first artsist to plug in, soundcheck their instrument(s) and go at 11am.
I would then run the desk throughout the day, swapping between artists, monitoring their levels, adding reverb, etc., and ensuring they all have the best possible sound for their set. At the end of the night, I’ll pack everything down and be ready to load it all up by midnight.
That would be a 14-hour day, altogether, with the cost of the PA Hire being £50, my time as a live sound engineer coming to £210, making a total of £260 for the whole day.
I would arrive an hour before the start of the party to unload and set up all the equipment, including connection to the device you want to play the music on, such as a Mobile Phone, MP3 Player, Laptop streaming Spotify, CD player, etc., as well as a microphone or two for announcements and for the use of the entertainer you’ve booked for the party.
At the end of the party, I’ll take down all the equipment and have it all packed away within the hour. So, that would make the average party booking about 4 hours in total; £50 for the PA hire and £60 for the engineer, bringing the cost to £110 altogether.
I would arrive at 10am, set everything up and help musicians plug in and soundcheck, play music in-between, from whatever device you want to use (MP3 Player, Mobile Phone, Laptop, CD Player, etc.) and essentially run the system throughout the event.
Once your Fete has come to a close, I’ll turn off, disconnect and pack down all the equipment, usually being ready to head off in an hour. So, the time required for an average Fete would be about 8 hours altogether; £50 for the PA hire and £120 for the engineer, reaching a total of £170 for an average event of this type.
But before all that kicks off there’s the wedding dinner, during which you might like to have a little light music playing in the background, perhaps an acoustic duo, performing some live jazz or classical guitar, for instance. Then, after your guests have finished their meal, there’s the speeches, which will need some amplification in order to reach the back of the room.
My PA is perfectly suited for both these purposes. I would arrive an hour before the start of the reception, set everything up, soundcheck the musicians’ instruments and mics and be ready to roll when everyone starts arriving. I’ll monitor the levels throughout the performance during meal and turn on and off the appropriate mics when it’s time for the speeches.
Most reception meals will be about an hour and a half, as will the speeches, after which I will descreetly pack down all the equipment and be ready to leave within about an hour. So that’s £50 for the PA hire and £75 for the engineer making the total £125.
(90W/side @ 8Ω)
(80W @ 8Ω)
(4 x mono Mic/Line Channels, 4 x mon/stereo Line Channels, 2 x mono Sends, 2 x stereo Returns, 2 x stereo Outputs)
(2 x mono Mic/Line Channels, 3 x mon/stereo Line Channels, 1 x mono Send, 2 x stereo Return, 3 x stereo Outputs)
(15 frequency bands per channel)
(256 algorithms; reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, etc.)
(Dynamic mics for vocals, instruments and amps, 3 x clips)
(Dynamic mics for vocals, instruments and amps, 2 x clips)
(Condenser mic for acoustic instruments and ambience, 1 x clip)
(Speakon to 1/4″ Mono jack, 5m)
(Male XLR – Female XLR, 5m)
(Male TS to male TS, 6m)
(Male XLR to Female XLR; 4 x 3m, 1 x 5m)
(Various lengths from 0.4m to 5m)
(Female Phono – Male Jack)
(Female – Female Jack)
(Female – Female)
(Suitable for support of up to 25Kg load per stand)
(3 x Vocal/Instrument stands, 1 x Instrument stand)