Equipment & Lighting
A typical wedding consists of three different locations; ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner/reception. You will be provide with a sound system for each location (each system will be setup and ready to go before your ceremony pre-seating music starts so that I may transition to each location smoothly).
*** I travel with backup speakers for every location I will be performing at. All of the speakers are self-powered. Besides holding the lowest amp failure rate in the industry, self-powered speakers sound and perform better.
*** I also travel with backup digital audio player. If my main delivery system were to fail (Macbook Pro), the digital audio player would serve as the perfect emergency backup!
Reception (Cocktail Hour) Locations:
Main Speakers: QSC K12's / Backup Speakers: JBL EON15 G2's / Subwoofer: QSC KSub / Mixing Consoles: Mackie1604-VLZ3, 1402-VLZ3, 1202-VLZ3 / Wireless Microphone Systems for TOASTING: Shure SLX4 Wireless Microphone System / DJ Music Delivery Notebook: MacBook Pro 2017 / DJ Controller: Dennon DN-MC6000 / DJ Delivery Software: Virtual DJ / Dance Floor Lighting: 4 Chauvet Tri-LED Wash Lighting System
If you chose, for an additional fee I can provide you with a State of the Art Sound System Package for your ceremony: from the microphone for the bride, groom, officiator, special readings by family members or close friends, to the music that is being played (featured equipment: QSC K12 Speakers, Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro Mixer, Shure SLX4 Wireless Microphone System
We have all been to weddings where we could not hear what was being said, annoying feedback occurred during the vows and/or the sound was just too loud. Often times wedding planners overlook how important professional sound can be during the ceremony - not too loud (nothing tacky or obnoxious), a natural, stereo sound presence so elderly guests in the back can hear and enjoy all that is spoken during the ceremony.
Many locations offer sound systems in their package. Be aware! Ask and make sure a trained sound engineer will be monitoring the sound system during the ceremony - the entire time! Most places (even many Five Star Hotels) carelessly set a microphone and speaker out, leaving it unattended during the entire ceremony…if the wind picks up, or there happens to be technical audio problems, no one is there to help. Professional live sound setup and engineering skills require years of study and hands on experience.
Besides hundreds of weddings, I have engineered and provided live sound for presidential speeches, as well as live concerts for major label classical and pop artists.