d&b Audiotechnik E12-D & E15-X Speaker System

I use exclusively d&b audiotechnikspeaker systems. These are literally the best PA speakers money can buy and are industry standard for Nightclubs, Festivals, Audio/Visual companies and more. They are powered only by d&b audiotechnik amplifiers which again are recognised as being among the best in amplification when it comes to quality.

Only a handful of other DJs in Scotland own and use speakers of this calibre.

The speakers are unobtrusive, elegant and will blend into any environment whilst still retaining stunning clarity and power. They will give that 'thump' in your chest similar to being at a live concert but are extremely high quality meaning they don't need to be stupidly loud to do so and won't fatigue your ears by the end of the night. We will keep the music at a reasonable volume and can happily work around 'sound limiters'.

For large events (300+ people), I can spread multiple speakers around the room to give an even level of sound to your guests regardless of where they are seated, it won't be too loud at the front or too quiet at the back. This is ideal when it comes to speeches and announcements. I also have independent control of our speakers so when the music starts, we can increase the volume of the speakers situated next to the dance floor. The people dancing have a full nightclub experience whilst the people sitting will still be able to hear each other with the music near them remaining at a 'background' level.

*d&b audiotechnik is used by Eminem, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Muse, Lewis Capaldi, Coldplay, Take That, Madonna, Pacha Ibiza Nightclubs, The Royal Albert Hall, The Garage Nightclub, The Art School Nightclub, Nice N Sleazy (downstairs), Broadcast Venue, Kokomo Nightclub, ButeFest, The BBC Stages at T in the Park, Trnsmt Main Stage, Glastonbury Festival’s Other Stage & more.

How many people will that cover?

The Sound & Lighting can cover up to 1000 people in-house. I can hire in additional equipment if need be.

Will it be loud enough?

Yes. Although we will keep our sound system at a reasonable level, the main d&b audiotechnik Q7/B6 system has the potential to hit over 140 Decibels SPL measured at 1m and we can use additional side fill speakers to spread the sound out around the room so it's not too loud or too quiet anywhere. Most nightclubs will be sitting at around 100-110 Decibels, a Jet Engine is typically 120-140 Decibels. We can have it comfortably at a nightclub level on the dancefloor.

Will it be too loud?

No, it shouldn't be too loud for anyone regardless of where they are in the room. We will take a system that is adequate for the venue and run it at a reasonable level. Although we use side-fill speakers in larger halls, these are mainly used so people can hear speeches and announcements. During the 'disco' part of the evening, these will be turned down with the bulk of the audio coming from the main set of speakers so those wanting to have a conversation can do so. Our ‘main’ speakers are extremely directional meaning when you come off of the dancefloor (where it will be loud) you will be able to hold a conversation with ease.

The speakers are point source meaning each time you double your distance from the main sound source you lose half of the volume.

We also place the speakers at a height where even if you're sitting right next to one, the sound will be going over your head as opposed to hitting the side of your face.


Lighting

 

I have professional intelligent lighting fixtures that are fully manually controlled. They can also be set to follow a specific colour scheme. Once the music starts, they will synchronise with the beat ensuring a true nightclub experience for your guests, they'll calm down for slow/quiet passages of music and become exciting (including strobing) when the beat drops.

I will typically bring to an event:

Moving Head Wash/Beam Lighting

These can be used to fill the entire room with any colour or combination of colours, as a strobe light or even as a blinder effect. They can also be used as a beam to create a nightclub effect or point towards a mirrorball.

Moving Head Spotlights

These can be used as a spotlight to highlight anything from cakes, prizes or people during conference or speeches and will also be used to create a nightclub effect sending gobos across the room later on in the evening.

Mirrorball

This is a classic fixture and looks stunning when the spotlights aim towards it to light it up.