Martin Raptor / American DJ Fascinator – Dancing effect lighting with around 80 multi-colored, sound reactive fast moving beams. They slide and spin in reaction to the music. The fascinator also strobes but the Reptor is brighter.
Par cans (flood lights) with colored gels in various colors. Specific colors are available. Bulbs are standard screw in flood lamps requiring about 100 watts each. This means you can hook up many of them on one circuit and spread them around a room, if desired, without fear of overloading a circuit breaker.
Pin spots (narrow beam of light) usually used for accent lighting or to point to something like a mirror ball
45 watt Strobe light with optional wired remote control providing an on/off switch as well as a dial to control of the flash rate
Disco mirror ball (2 sizes: 12 and 20 inch), AC motor (Shown with pin spot pointed onto it)
This $5000 lighting system is a scaled down version of the same lighting used in music videos, TV game shows, concerts and professionally produced events. At appropriate times during your event, the lighting is used to create a visually stimulating atmosphere which remains exciting as it changes with music.
These lights can also be programmed to illuminate a cake table or keynote speaker at the appropriate time and in some situations, may also be used as a follow spot. Larger systems are available and recommended as appropriate for the size of room/audience/impact desired.
Bass speaker cabinets with 18″ drivers handle up to 400 watts each. Folded horn design. These require an amplifier and a truck to transport. They are approximately 24″ wide x 24″ deep x 32″ tall.
Subwoofer, Self-Powered: EV SbA760. Built in 760 watt power amplifier. Includes a built-in crossover for output signals to full range cabinets. XLR inputs and outputs.
Full Range powered speakers 500 watts ea. powered full range cabinets (EV SxA360) These weigh only 36lbs each and have a XLR (or 1/4″ phono jack) for the input signal, XLR out for daisy chaining
Behringer MX2004 20 channel mixing console (4 stereo and 12 mic/instrument channels)
Alesis 12 channel mixing console
Tripods for lighting or speakers (use without crossbar)
This machine really pumps out the bubbles. This option is popular during a bride and groom’s first dance and other ballads. Bubbles can be made at various times throughout the event but must be done in moderation to avoid creating slippery dance floor. Cleanup is provided.
Anchor Audio Liberty 4500 Wireless PA speakers with built in wireless handheld/headset/lapel mic option. No power is required for these speakers because they have internal batteries. AC power can also be used for extended play time. There are bass and treble tonal controls on the rear panel as well as two XLR jacks for wired mics and a line level 1/4″ phono input jack. These are ideal for conferences, speeches,ceremonies, banquets, rallies, announcements & background music.
Wired and Wireless microphones (handheld, headset or lapel), microphone stands.
Multi-media video projectors are available for presentations, slide shows, videos, movies, etc. Short and medium distance projectors are available 1,300 to 2,700 lumens.
Input connectors include D-Sub (typical 15 pin VGA computer plug), s-video (round, multi-pin plug), composite video (this is typically the single yellow RCA plug), RGB (three separate RCA connectors) for high-def or USB (computer or memory stick).
Built-in 5 watt speaker for audio needs for small groups or separate, more powerful speakers are available for larger groups.
An optional 8 ft screen available that can be set on the floor (will extend to 8′) or set on an 8′ banquet table.
Moving Water Effect lights These can be set to a specific color or set to scroll through colors at a set speed (top video)
Fire Effect Light Various controls allow you to adjust rotation direction and speed as well as focus (bottom video)
Flame lamps The base is around 7 x 7 x 9 inches
1 Spectrum multi-color dancing light
4 Spectrum multi-color dancing lights
Sapphire sound-reactive scanning/spinning multi-color moonflower effect
Fog and haze machines make lighting effect beams visible as they come toward you… a 3-D look. (Shown is a fog chiller machine for a crawling fog effect, perfect for waterfalls, graveyards or dance floors… without creating a slippery moist spot.)
DJ/audio consoles Two different table-top systems are available, one is ideal from which to DJ, the other is better for small live sound applications.
Equipment included with the DJ system: a Numark dual CD player/mixer combo, a Cortex dual media player (plays non- protected MP3 files from most any USB device), two wireless microphones and a light.
Equipment included with the Live sound system: A Peavey 6 channel mixer, Dennon dual CD player, two wireless microphones.
DerbyX Fixtures are LED arrays that cover a large area with red, blue and green beams. 2 units can be synced together.
Harrisburg Area Wedding Ceremony Sound System Rental
Although I offer the equipment that you will need to DIY (do it yourself), you will likely be happier if it is done for you by a person experienced with not only sound reinforcement but the particular equipment being used, to install it, monitor and adjust the levels during the ceremony. It’s not likely that a bride would be happy dealing with a sound system issue during her own wedding ceremony.
An equipment rental can include individual a-la-carte components or a pre-built sound console. A pre-built console may broaden the system’s capabilities as well as reduce clutter and the complexity of the installation, because of the components having already been assembled within a cabinet.
The best scenario would be to have the speakers arranged at the front, not the rear of the ceremony. Ever watch a movie where all the sound came from behind you? This would obviously seem strange. Speaker placement considerations are critical to success and may need to contemplate aesthetics as well as where to get power or run audio cables from the sound console, so that no one trips. Speakers placed too close to the center of the front will be visible and are more likely to cause feedback but the farther from center that they are placed, the more disconnected the voices will be from the people who are speaking.
Rental of the minimum number of pieces: 1 wireless microphone, two speakers = $125 (with one sound source, no mixer is needed). Adding an additional wireless microphone would also require a mixer and would change the total to $175. Wired microphones are typically stationary and are less $ to rent but typically also require a microphone stand where a wireless microphone can be worn (if lapel), held or passed more easily and smoothly than a wired microphone. A stand can also be rented for a wireless handheld microphone.
Rental of a sound system that includes 2 wireless microphones, 2 CD players, mixer, power filter, EQ,
auxiliary audio input (for your iPod or laptop), speakers = $250
When renting equipment, remember to contemplate transportation, installation, getting adequate electricity to the equipment, providing a weather-protected location to set up the equipment, etc., timing, testing and the need to adjust for wind or volume adjustments that may be necessary.
If available on your date, delivery, installation and retrieval of equipment may typically be added for $90. Locations outside of Camp Hill, Hershey, Duncannon, Marysville, Lemoyne, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, York, Dover, Dillsburg, Middletown, Steelton and Hummelstown may require additional travel costs.
If available on your date and for an additional fee, a sound technician can also operate the equipment to provide sound support (and even play CD quality music) starting a half hour before your ceremony (for the seating of guests) through the conclusion of the service plus 5 to 10 minutes as guests filter out of the area. Additional time and equipment is also available.
I do not sell my equipment nor do I want you to break or keep it. I will make sure that you know how to use what I rent to you so that you don’t damage it. What if an accident happens? To prevent having equipment disappear or from coming back dysfunctional, a deposit is required for the replacement value of the equipment being rented. When the equipment is picked up / returned, the condition is checked and the deposit check handed back to the renter, if no issue exists.
In the unlikely occurrence (it hasn’t happened yet) that there would be an issue, I would determine the value of the damage or replacement value of the component that is missing/damaged, and ask for a payment in that amount, subject to invoices for repair/replacement of the item and I will return the original deposit check to the renter.
The rental rate is to be paid in advance, also, usually by cash or check. A valid PA driver’s license will also be required for identification of the renter… You know who I am and if I hand you $3,000 in equipment, I also need to know who you are. If this doesn’t sound fair, please let me know, or, ask any questions you may have about the rental policies.