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Sound One Events

Sound, Lighting, PA and Mobile Disco

Equipment Hire

If you're booking a show with a DJ or an entertainer then it comes complete with the equipment required.  However, if you want to hire just the equipment then give us a call, the equipment is top quality.  Scroll down for details / examples, everything from a radio mic and a speaker to a festival rig for thousands of people.

If you don't see what you need, e-mail on pete_sparks@btinternet.com or ring 07971 152710 and speak to Pete about your requirements and to get a competitive quotation. ID and proof of address is required on all hire arrangements.

Type                                          
 Suitability
 Price (from)
Presenters package
  Formal dinner speeches / quizmasters
£100
DJ / Party Equipment
  Up to 100 People – experienced DJ also available
£100
Singers rig
  Up to 350 guests – available dry or fully engineered
£250
Band rig
  Up to 350 guests – available dry or fully engineered
£350
Larger band rig / stage shows
  Up to 500 guests – available dry or fully engineered
£450
Large / festival rig
  Up to 7000 guests – available dry or fully engineered
£550
Outdoor daytime events
  Country / village / car shows, sports days etc.
£150
  Other equipment available
  See details, includes indoor and outdoor lighting and power
 

DJ Equipment - Party

If you decide to "do it yourself" we can supply all the equipment you require from a family party up to the size of the rig we used for Dance Aid (Big!)

The following example is a system suitable for up to 100 People.  We deliver, set it up and break it down at the end of the evening - All you have to do is play the CD's or as all our mixers have spare channels plug in your own MP3 player(s), phone(s) or laptop(s).

1No. DJ Mixer with dual CD players on stand

1No. 2 x 300W Amplifier
1No. Pair 12" Speakers (EV SX300 or similar) on stands

1No. "T" bar stand with colourful LED flashing effect lights
All leads fully assembled and tested.

£100 if collected from us and returned the following day
£150  if delivered and set up at the venue for you 8-1am running time 
£25 hour additional time if delivered and set up
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip

Large / festival sound rig

This is a seriously large ground stack rig suitable for creating a virtual night-club / rave for over 2000 people or an outdoor event / festival for around 7000 people. 

The very high accuracy from the mid tops and earth shattering bass from the bins make this suitable for many applications.  This really is the top of the range kit.  Equipment includes:


4 x Void Accoustics Stasys 3 mid / top speakers
4 x Void Acoustics Stasys 3 LF lower mid speakers

4 x Void Accoustics Stasys X Bass bins
Amp rack with 8Kw bass amp, 4kW lower mid and 2K upper mid & tops
DBX Processor (x-over, limiter, compressor etc.)

Band use:

X-32 Digital desk with remote I-Pad mixing facility for when the desk can't be "out front"  (Desk includes gates, compression, FX, graphic equalisation etc .), digital stage boxes and Cat 5 snake (if required for band use)

6 x 12" 300W stage wedges on own mixes

2No. x Beta 87a, 2 x Beta 58 Radio Mics and all other cabled mics plus stands

DJ Use:

All ready for you to plug in your own DJ mixer / decks etc. into or we can supply these as well....

2 x active 12" monitors on stands for DJ use


£550 8-1am running time dry hire (although an engineer will be there to set it up)
£750 8-1am running time fully engineered with an experienced band FOH engineer, includes warm up DJ
£25 hour additional time
Fights of steps or stairs £100 extra - additional roadie required - note - the speakers are all on wheels, are seriously heavy and won't go upstairs!
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip

We can also supply suitable band or club lighting.  Note scaffold towers for outdoor events extra.

Singers rig for mid-sized venues

A complete "turn up and perform" sound and lighting rig
Suitability:  Small band / music event / conference  / marquee
Venue size: up to 350 people
Example event:  Wedding reception dance / disco / up to 4 piece band gig

3kW RMS - 2 x Void Stasys 4 15" mid/tops + 4 x 15" TFL bins, QSC PLX amplification.
2 x 300W TFL 12" Monitors
2 x Beta 87a or Beta 58 Radio Mics or 2 x cabled SM58's plus stands
Allen & Heath PA12 desk with FX
6 Channels of vocal compression
2 Channels of Lexicon reverb / effects
DBX Driverack PA (x-over/feedback filter/compressor/limiter/sub-harmonic synth etc. etc.)
3 / 6M Trilite truss mounted on two wind up stands to make a 3 or 6m lighting bridge (or 2 x T Bars if space is limited)
8 LED PAR 56's back onto the singer / stage (more if required)
4 x LED Effects DMX controlled disco / crowd lighting package with controllers
Haze machine (if venue rules allow)
All cables etc.
DJ Mixer & laptop controller etc. if fully engineered (engineer will start and stop tracks as required)
Fully set up and engineered for 4 hour gig within 25 mile radius of Stansted airport.
£250 8-1am running time with artist controlling all aspects of live show
£350 8-1am running time with engineer controlling live show (mixing / starting / stopping tracks)
£450 8-1am running time fully engineered - Includes warm up / between sets / end of night DJ
£25 hour additional time
Full flights of stairs £50 extra - additional roadie required
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip

Band rig for mid-sized venues

A complete "turn up and perform" sound and lighting rig for bands of up to 12 performers

Suitability:  Band / Music event / Large conference  / Large marquee
Venue size: up to 350 people
Example event:  Wedding reception / full band gig

3kW RMS - 2 x Void Staysis 4 15" mid/tops + 4 x 15" TFL bins, QSC PLX amplification.
Up to 6No. 300W TFL 12" Monitors

2No. x Beta 87a, 2 x Beta 58 Radio Mics and all other cabled mics plus stands
1No. X-32 Digital desk with remote I-Pad mixing facility for when the desk can't be "out front"
(Desk includes gates, compression, FX, graphic equalisation etc .)
1No. DBX Driverack PA (x-over/feedback filter/compressor/limiter/sub-harmonic synth etc. etc.)
3 / 6M Trilite truss on two wind up stands to make a 3 or 6m lighting bridge (depending on room) or if space is limited 2 x T bar stands
8 LED PAR 56's back onto the singer / stage
4 x LED Effects DMX controlled disco / crowd lighting package with controllers
Haze machine (if venue rules allow).
All cables etc.
Fully set up and engineered for 4 hour gig within 25 mile radius of Stansted airport.
£350 8-1am running time for own engineer to mix band
£450 8-1am running time fully engineered - Includes Warm up DJ / Sound engineer
£25 hour additional time
Full flights of stairs £50 extra - additional roadie required
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip

Band rig for larger venues & stage shows

A complete "turn up and perform" sound and lighting rig for bands of up to 12 performers

Suitability:  Band / Music event / Large conference  / large marquee
Venue size: up to 500 people
Example event:  Public concert / society wedding reception / charity ball

Sound
6kW RMS - 2 x Void Staysis 4 15" mid/tops + 2 Void Staysis X Bins, QSC PLX amplification.
6No. x 300W TFL 12" Monitors
2No. 12" Remote fill speakers (for speeches / auctions etc.)
2No. x Beta 87a, 2 x Beta 58 hand held radio mics on Hurcules 1 hand adjust heavy base stands
1No. Beta 98H radio sax mic
All other cabled mics (AKG / Shure / Audio Technica) plus stands
X-32 Digital desk with remote I-Pad mixing facility for when the desk can't be "out front"
(Desk includes gates, compression, FX, graphic equalisation etc .)
DBX Driverack PA (x-over/feedback filter/compressor/limiter/sub-harmonic synth etc. etc.)
1No. DJ Mixer, Laptop & Controller
Lighting
6M Trilite truss mounted on two wind up stands to make a 6m lighting bridge
6M Black with white LED starcloth as a backdrop (band may also fly own banners)
8No. LED RGBW PAR cans on stage floor
2No. LED RGBW PAR cans on truss
6No. Martin Mac 250 moving heads on the floor
2 No. T Bars out front with white PAR cans to highlight performers
4No. LED Effects DMX controlled disco / crowd lighting (2No. scan, 2No. Twist, 2No. firework)
1No. Haze machine (if venue rules allow)
Computer DMX control
All cables etc.
Fully set up and engineered for 4 hour gig within 25 mile radius of Stansted airport. Includes warm up / between sets / last hour DJ / sound engineer from doors open until end.
Includes band sound check 1 hour before doors open
£450 8-1am running time for own engineer to mix band
£550 8-1am running time fully engineered - Includes Warm up DJ / Sound engineer
£25 hour additional time
Full flights of stairs £50 extra - additional roadie required
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip

Presenters package

Suitability:  Speeches, music quiz, presenter

Venue size: Suitable for up to 120 people:

We offer this fully engineered or set up for you to operate yourself if you feel comfortable running it yourself.

1No.  Audio Technica desk mounted microphone and stand
1No. Hand held digital Shure Beta 58 radio microphone for audience participation
1No. Small format sound mixer

2No. Active Yamaha 12" speakers

1No. I-pod loaded with background music


£100 if collected from us and returned the following day (Please note: this will not fit in a normal car - an estate will be required as a minimum)
£150  if delivered and set up at the venue for you 5 hour running time 
£25 hour additional time (over 5 hours) if delivered and set up
Mileage over 25 mile Radius from Stansted Airport 12.5p per mile - 25p round trip


If you need something bigger let us know - We've years of experience and have engineered some of the biggest companies presentations, fashion shows, sporting events etc.

Outdoor Events / Fetes / Shows

Fetes, sports days, arenas events, football matches, polo matches, firework displays, carnivals, even whole high streets!  What ever your outdoor needs, we can cater for all events from an intimate garden party to some of the largest outdoor events in Essex so I'm sure we will be able to competatively quote for you. We can also supply electrical generation and have partnerships with marquee suppliers and bar suppliers.

Example rig for a school sports day for up to 2000 people - Fully engineered or set up for you to operate.

1No. Hand held radio microphone (60m range max) for arena presenting
1No. Microphone on a stand with a switch
2No.  5m wind up stand with 4 x large 100v line speaker horns, (covers large area

2No. 12" speakers near the presenter (provides bass)
1No. 100v Line amplifier for the horns
1No. Amplifier for the speakers
All cables including up to 100m of heavy duty mains cable with outdoor type connections.

A large marquee is also provided to house the equipment for safety reasons.

Fuly set up and ready to go £150
Generator hire £20
Equipment (as above) but with a profesional presenter for an afternoon event £250

Other Equipment Available

Additional 15" Bass bins £25 Pair
Monitors 300W £15 each
SM58 Beta radio mic and stand - £10 each
SM57 or 58 mics inc. cable and stand - £5 each
AKG Condenser mics  inc. cable and stand - £5 each
Drum mic kit (AKG D112 Kick, Sennheiser snare, 3 x clip on toms, 2 x AT Condenser Overheads ) - £15
Radio mics for speeches. £10
Infil speakers for larger events / auctions / raffles 1x12" 150W + stands, with 50m speaker leads and amp. £20 pair
Disco mixer and CD player console (Citronic 10:4) - £25

250W Mixer Amp with buit in CD Player, single 1 x 12" speaker on stand and I-Phone / I Pod lead (for your own player) for background music or speeches £50

Star cloth - 3M x 6M x 2 (covers 6M x 3m high) - Requires suitable stage rig - £25
Star cloth deck stand cover - £15
Haze - Antari Hazer - top quality DMX controlled haze machine with controller & flight case £20 includes 2 litre fluid. 
Small fog machine - £5 includes 1 litre fluid
Bubble Machine - suitable for large venues / stages (4 fan unit with remote) £20 includes 1litre fluid.  5 litres fluid £20.
Active DI box £3 each

Outdoor lighting - 70, 150 or 250W Metal halide with filter gels if required - £12 each

20m 2.5mm 16A BS4343 power leads rubber or blue 'Actic' cable - £4 each

32A - 16A 4 Way distribution board for indoor our outdoor use £15

63A - 3 x 32A distribution board for indoor our outdoor use £15

32A 3 phase to 3 x 32 + 6 x 16A 'Rubber box' distribution board £25

Indoor LED uplights £12 each (10 available)

Indoor PAR 36 Cans - silver long nose with 300W lamp £10 pair (16 available)

Truss Bridge - 3, 6, or 9m Tri section Global Truss on 5m Moil Tech wind up stands £35, £45, £55

Truss Bridge - 4 or 6M Tri section Astralite aluminum truss on 2.7m Millenium wind up stands £20 - £30

Truss Uprights - 2m Aluminium tri-section with heavy steel tank trap bases £10 each

Low level stands with tank trap bases and cross bars for two or four lights £6 each

DJ with 20+ years experience and over 20,000 MP3's- Priceless........  But if you hire a full kit Pete Sparks can be yours for a small additional fee.