Tech Spec

Technical Specifications

Our Mixer

We use a Mackie DL32R Mixer which is controlled by an Apple IPad. All of our equipment is connected directly to the mixer thus we prefer to use our own mixing desk as all the levels are set including for our click tracks and in ear monitors.. We control all our in ears mixes from our iPhones using the Mackie app which is downloadable to your own iPad if you wish. If preferred we can split out everything from our desk to yours.

Wireless Channels

We all use wireless equipment that may require wireless equipment already in the venue to be turned off for the duration of the performance to ensure there is no interference.

Power Requirements

We require 13 amp x 4 direct plugs from the mains to run our show safely and 6x when running our light show.

Sound Limiters

If your venue has a sound limiter, please let us know in advance as without prior knowledge this can be an issue for us. We have a setup that allows us to still give our full show despite limiter restrictions, just let us know so we can bring the right equipment suitable for your venue. Please also let us know the decibel limit if you know.

Smoke Machines / Confetti Blowers

As part of our automated light show we use 2 x adj fog fury upright smoke machines which projects short but powerful bursts of fog vertically at various points in the set. These machines can sometimes set off smoke alarms so please be aware.

Our confetti blowers are used on the final song of the night. The blowers shoot streams of paper confetti into the air which cascade down on the band and audience. Whilst these machines are very safe we cannot be held responsible for the subsequent clean up.

PAT Test Certificate

All our equipment is PAT tested and completely safe, if you require a copy of our PAT certificate please get in touch.

Channel Listings

  • 1. Kick
  • 2. Snare
  • 3. Hi Hats
  • 4. Rack Tom
  • 5. Floor Tom
  • 6. Over Head Left
  • 7. Over Head Right
  • 8. Kick Trigger
  • 9. Octopad / Tom Triggers
  • 10. Bass Guitar
  • 11. Guitar Left (lead guitarist)
  • 12. Guitar Right (lead singer)
  • 13. Keytar - DI Box
  • 14. Vocals - Lead Wireless
  • 15. Vocals - Guitar
  • 16. Vocals Bass
  • 17. Vocals Drums
  • 18. Click Track
  • 19. Backing Track
  • 20. Vocals Lead Wired
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Stage Layout

Below you will find our stage layouts for both with and without our additional lightshow. Whilst ideally this is the best stage layout for our show we can adapt to our environment and can work with you to figure out the best configuration on the night.

Stage Layout (With Lightshow)

Overseas Gigs

Front of house & Monitoring (PA-system)

  • 1 x Radio mic - Beta SM58 for Main vocal
  • 3 x SM58 for guitarist, bassist & drummer’s vocals (beta version preferred).
  • A Full-range front of house system consisting of power amps + speakers or active/powered units (bi/tri-amped) suited to the size of the venue.
  • Mackie dl32r mixing console (16 channel version acceptable for smaller venues where drums are not through PA) or similar system where 4 separate in mixes can be achieved for in ear monitoring.
  • 2 x Shure SM57 mics for guitar cabs.
  • Full microphone set suited the drum kit provided (see drummer’s rider below)
  • 3 x Quality IEM systems (vocalists, bass & guitarist) to be provided and in tested working condition. All systems to include wireless transmitters and belt packs with single 1/8” stereo jack output. Devices must include optional volume-limiters (band will supply their own ear pieces)
  • Sufficient spare batteries for all wireless units
  • A small mixer with headphone out (for Drummer’s in ear feed) minimum 2 channel. (ensure headphone output can supply 1/4” stereo jack).
  • Boom/angled microphone stands for all microphones listed or appropriate mountings for mics (i.e. drums mics, cabs)

Crew & Personnel

  • Unless the band have specified otherwise, it is expected that a sound-engineer (and lighting-engineer) be provided to support the band as part of the PA, stage and lighting provisions.
  • It will be expected that all equipment will be set-up and ready to use, including the stage, sound-system, lights and monitoring, etc.

Main Vocalist (Keytar & Guitar)

  • Vocal equipment listed in “PA-system, above” (wireless mics and radio-in-ear systems)
  • Boom/angled microphone stands for vocals.
  • Half-stack or combo with minimum of 3 foot-switchable channels (clean/crunch/lead/etc) Min 50w
  • DI box for Keytar.
  • Wireless guitar pack if available
  • Quality mono 1/4" Jack-to-jack cables of 6 metres minimum length x6.
  • PLEASE NOTE: it is likely that the guitarist will provide an all-in-one amp-simulator unit that only requires an XLR for its DI output. This will be located at his feet, near the base of his microphone-stand. Optionally this could be a stereo XLR pair.

Guitar

  • Vocal equipment listed in “PA-system, above” (mics and radio-in-ear systems)
  • Boom/angled microphone stands for vocals.
  • Half-stack or combo with minimum of 3 foot-switchable channels (clean/crunch/lead/etc) Min 50w
  • Quality mono 1/4" Jack-to-jack cables of 6 metres minimum length x4.

Bassist

  • Bass Amplifier - Preferably either a 2 x 10" or 1 x 15"combo amp or 4 x10" speaker cab with suitable Bass amplifier head. Anything by Hartke, Gallien Krueger, Orange or Ampeg
  • Quality mono 1/4" Jack-to-jack cables of 6 metres minimum length x 4
  • Wireless guitar system ideally by Shure.

Drummer

  • DI box for Backing track (Band will provide backing iPad as playback device)
  • 1/8” jack-stereo to 2x ¼” mono jacks (for the iPad output)
  • LEFT OUT=click to drummer’s mixer, RIGHT OUT=split feed to drummers-mixer and FOH via DI box
  • Table or music stand for the iPad- positioned for drummer’s easy access
  • Drum Kit
    • 22” Kick/bass drum x 1
    • 14” Snare Drum x 1
    • 12” Rack Tom x 1
    • 16” Floor Tom x 1
    • Preferably branded drums (DW, Mapex, SJC, OCDP)
    • Roland SPD30 Octopad with stand (if available)
  • Cymbals
    • 14” Hi Hats
    • Crash cymbal 17”
    • Crash cymbal 18”
    • Ride cymbal 20”
    • Preferably Branded (Sabian, Zildjian, Paiste)
  • Hardware
    • Appropriate hardware for all drums and cymbals
    • Hi Hat stand with clutch, preferably DW9000 or DW5500
    • 2 Crash stands
    • 1 ride cymbal stand with boom arm.
    • 1 double bass drum pedal (preferably DW9000, DW5000, Tama Iron cobra).
    • 1 snare stand
    • Tom mount and floor tom legs
    • 1 drum stool
    • 1 drum matt

General Equipment

  • Quality XLR cables of appropriate length for all microphones listed
  • Appropriate cables to connect all items to the main mixing console (including: FOH system, monitors and equipment used by all performers-see each member list)
  • Mains power cables for all equipment listed
  • Adequate power outlets and/or extension leads for all equipment listed
  • 3 x 4-way power supplies with UK Mains inputs.

Stage & Lighting

  • Minimum stage size 6m wide x 4m deep. Drum Riser 600mm high 3m wide x 2.5m deep.
  • The stage should be sturdy and level the carpet should be securely fitted.
  • Lighting suitable for the venue with operative or complete automation. Performers will not be able to control the lighting.