Kit List

Sound Equipment

Speakers

  • 2x RCF SUB 8003 AS-II Bass Bins (18″, 1kW RMS)
  • 2x RCF ART 902AS Bass Bins (12″, 1kW each)
  • 2x QSC K12.2 (12″ + horn, 1kW cont)
  • 2x QSC K12 (12″ + horn, 1kW)
  • 2x QSC K8.2 (8″ + horn, 1kW cont)
  • 2x TC Helicon VoiceSolo monitors (6.5″ 150W)
  • 2x Thomann box pro Achat 104A (4″ + dome tweeter 50W)

Mixing & Stage Boxes

  • Allen & Heath SQ-5 Digital Desk (48 inputs, 36 buses, FX and processing, 17 faders, PC and iPad remote, USB multitracking)
  • 2x DX168 Stage Box (each 16 in, 8 out, 96kHz)
  • 20m lengths of Ethercon for desk to stage
  • Behringer X-Air XR12 Digital Mixer (4 mic, 8 line, requires PC or tablet for control)
  • Soundcraft EPM8 (8 mic, 2 stereo line)
  • Soundcraft Spirit Folio Notepad (4 mic, 2 stereo line)
  • Soundcraft Spirit Folio PowerPad (4 mic, 2 stereo line + 2x 35W amp)
  • Behringer Xenyx 302USB mini mixer

DIs and Interfaces

Radio Microphones

Sennheiser EW100 G3 series, channel 38/band GB (606-648MHz):

  • 4x Sennheiser SKM100 G3 handheld radio microphones.
  • 4x Sennheiser SK100 G3 beltpack radios with headset and lavalier mics.
  • 4x Sennheiser EM100 G3 receivers, racked, with an antenna distribution amp

These are high quality sets with good range, reliability and sound. The receiver reports audio signal strength, radio signal strength and microphone battery level. Racked with an antenna distribution.

Sennheiser EW series channel 70/band E (licence free):

  • 1x SKM100-845 (hypercardioid) G3
  • 1x EM100 and 1x EM500 G2 receivers

Antennas & DAs

  • 4x Sennheiser A1031 paddle antennas (passive omni, 450-960 MHz)
  • 2x Lintec dipole (directional Ch 70)

I also have 2x Sennheiser Freeport beltpack radio mic systems which are more basic.

Wired Microphones

  • 4x Sennheiser e945 super-cardioid vocal mic
  • 2x Shure Beta 87A super-cardioid condenser vocal mic
  • 1x Shure SM58 vocal mic
  • 6x Behringer XM8500 vocal mics (look and sound similar to SM58s).
  • 6x Takstar PCM6100 small-diaphragm condensers.
  • 1x Takstar SM52 ’50s retro look’ medium-diaphragm condenser mic.
  • 2x Sennheiser e906 guitar cabinet microphone
  • 1x Sennheiser e606 guitar cabinet microphone
  • 1x Sennheiser E602 II bass drum microphone
  • 1x Sennheiser e904 snare/tom microphone
  • 3x Sennheiser e604 snare/tom microphones
  • 1x Sennheiser E914 small-diaphragm condenser
  • 4x AKG C391B (E300B + CK91) small-diaphragm condenser
  • 2x Red5 Audio RV6 large-diaphragm condensors. Good for drum overheads or vocal recording.
  • 1x Studiospares SD101 bass drum mic.
  • 1x Studiospares S970 clip-on percussion/horn mic
  • 2x AKG C568 rifle mics. Long distance pick-up, for video or theatre work.
  • 2x Audio Technica ES935/C and 2x Audio Technica ES935/ML mics. Most commonly used as lectern mics.
  • 1x Crown PCC160. A boundary mic often used as a float mic on stage.
  • 4x Crown PCC170GT. More boundary mics, optimised for conference work.

Mic Stands and Cables

All my XLR mic cabling is Van Damme cable with Neutrik connectors. I probably have around 300m total, with plenty at 6m and 10m lengths.

  • 2x Telescopic short boom stands
  • 4x Fixed short boom stands
  • 14x Standard height boom mic stands

Battery and Waterproof PA

  • 120W and 60W 100V mixer-amplifiers (mains or battery)
  • Matching batteries
  • 4x Adastra 15W 100V horns
  • 6x TOA CS-304 30W 100V horns

Lighting Equipment

It’s an LED-based lighting rig, with 3.5m tripods for rigging.

DMX Control

  • Zero 88 Frog DMX desk (48 channel,  presets, submasters & cue stack) with monitor & keyboard
  • Behringer LC2412 24-channel desk
  • Generic 6-channel scene setter

Utility Lighting

  • 4x 50W Warm white LED outdoor flood lights (16A plugs)
  • 4x 22W Neutral white LED outdoor flood lights (13A plugs)

AV Equipment

  • Epson EH-TW650 LCD projector (3,100 lumen, full HD, HDMI & analogue)
  • Optoma DLP projector (2,500 lumen, 1280×800 widescreen, HDMI & analogue)
  • Panasonic PT-CW230EA DLP projector (short throw, 2,500 lumen, 1280×800, HDMI & analogue)
  • Nobo pull-up tripod projector screen 1.5×1.0m / 16:10 (67″ diagonal)
  • Celexon lightweight tripod projector screen 1.72×1.08m / 16:10 (80″ diagonal)
  • Roland V-1HD HDMI video mixer/switcher (full HD)
  • Kramer VP-729 presentation switcher/scaler (HDMI, VGA, etc. + network control)
  • Kramer VP-728 presentation switcher/scaler (HDMI, VGA, etc.)
  • 4×2 HDMI matrix switch (1080P)
  • Panasonic Legria HF R56 & R57 video cameras (HDMI, full HD)
  • 10″ preview monitor (HDMI & analogue)
  • Magewell HDMI USB encoder (for web casting)
  • HDMI leads and laptop adapters
  • iPhone/iPad HDMI video output adapter
  • Interspace Mastercue V5 USB presentation remote clicker
  • Presentation laptops
  • Projector/laptop stands

Recording

  • SQ-5 & Behringer digital desks can record to USB sticks directly.
  • SQ-5 has a 32×32 USB interface
  • Tascam DR60D Mk II digital recorder

Power

  • Power distro 32A in, 32A + 4x 16A out
  • 32A and 16A power leads and splitters