A full equipment list is available here
I can accommodate anything from a bash to a ball and everything in-between.
What Speakers do you use?
I use exclusively Nexo* & d&b audiotechnik** speaker 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 by Powersoft, Lab.Gruppen and 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.
*Edinburgh's The Bongo Club, The Bridge Theatre, Dundee Univerity Student Union, most G1 venues, Edinburgh Usher hall, Glastonbury Festival West Dance Stage & more use Nexo.
**The Garage, The Art School, Nice N Sleazy (downstairs), Broadcast, ButeFest, The BBC Stages at T in the Park/Trnsmt and Glastonbury & others use d&b audiotechnik.
How many people will that cover?
The Sound & Lighting can cover up to 1000 people. 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 Nexo PS15/LS1200 system has the potential to hit over 140 Decibels SPL and we can use additional Nexo PS10 side fill speakers (up to 132 Decibels additional SPL per speaker) 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 100-120 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.
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.
See an example here (best to listen with headphones on):
This was a medium-large size event with side-fill speakers where another DJ company hired our sound & lighting. It was recorded using an iPhone. iOS uses an auto-levelling system so the total volume will sound the same throughout the video once recorded. If you listen carefully, you'll notice that you can hear a lot of crowd noise at the start of the video, people are able to have converations between each other with ease (no shouting into ears etc), you can even hear the girl clapping! Yet when you get to the dancefloor all you can hear is the music with some crowd noise when they all sing along. Note that the bass is banging on the dancefloor too!\
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:
Wash Lighting (4x Top lights in video)
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
Moving Head Spotlights (2x bottom outer lights in video)
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.
Martin Rush Wizard (2x bottom inner lights in video)
This is an iconic nightclub fixture that spreads more than 80 agile light beams around the room with the option of a unique 'twinkle' effect, each beam chasing the other while continuously changing color and gobo patterns.
This is a classic fixture and looks stunning when the spotlights aim towards it to light it up.
I have ordered 4x 'American DJ Vizi Beam RX One' fixtures which we will use as our standard lighting set-up for non-wedding events saving the above for Weddings.