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    Richmond Meet 2018 - Outdoor Sound System Hire

    Richmond Meet 2018

    Richmond Meet 2018

    On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May, we were in Richmond for the annual Richmond Meet.  We were once again providing an outdoor sound system for the days events, including performances from Musical Time Machine, as well as Zumba and belly dancing demonstrations!

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    Kingdom Come

    Kingdom Come – St Cuthbert’s Church Darlington

    Kingdom Come 2018

    On Friday 11th May we had the pleasure of providing technical services to the first Darlington Kingdom Come event held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington.  The evening featured the Tom Read band, who performed a variety of worship music, as well as talks during the Kingdom Come 2018 service.

    Our role for the event was to transform St Cuthbert’s Church into a performance space through the use of sound lighting and vision.  Firstly, the sound system was designed to suit the venue, due to the acoustics properties of the church, and for this we used D&B Audiotechnik C-Series of loudspeakers, alongside the in built processing power of the Behringer X-32 Digital mixing console, which we used for the FOH mix.  In addition to this, due to the limited space on stage we provided wireless IEMs (In ear monitors) for the band members, as well as radio microphones for the Kingdom Come organisers for talks and prayers.  We also provided all backline for the band, resulting in an efficient sound check as all lines were tested prior to band arrival resulting in a smoother set up.

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    Lighting Installation, Audio Visual, AV

    Lighting Installation

    Lighting Installation

    As well as hiring equipment we also offer Sound Installation, Lighting Installation, and Audio Visual Installation services. Whether that be upgrading an existing installation or a brand-new performance space.

    After a busy Christmas, the first install of the year was a new AV & lighting system for a local community hall.  After having on site meetings, we were able to design a system that would meet the requirements of the various users of the hall and most importantly, would be versatile and easy to use.  We carefully picked fixtures and equipment to use on the installation which resulted in a finished installation that we could be confident met the versatile requirements.

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    Christmas Market - Trailer Stage and Sound System Hire

    Christmas Market

    Christmas Market

    Christmas is a busy time for us with outdoor events.  On the 2nd of December 2017 we were providing full sound system and trailer stage for Richmond Christmas Market.
    The day saw a variety of acts performing at the Christmas Market including The Band of the Royal Armoured Corp, Richmond Operatic Society, A local dance school and even a Zumba demonstration! All this took place on our trailer stage.  The use of the trailer stage meant that we could arrive on site, the morning of the event, quickly rig the stage and have it all up and leveled off inside of an hour.

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    Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club - Sound & Lighting

    Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club

    Sedgefield Rock & Blues

    For the past 5 years we have been providing full production to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club, a small music venue which offers great acts that always have sell out performances.

    The end of 2017 saw the Rebecca Downes Band come to Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club, where we provided a full sound system and lighting rig.  The sound system consisted of 2 stacks of D&B C series PA, along with wedge monitors and in ear monitor sends, all controlled through our Behringer X32 full size digital mixing console, with wireless access on stage for the band to control their own monitor mixes. 

    As well as this we provided a full lighting rig with flown movers, led effects and matrix blinders. This was all controlled through the High End Systems Hoglet 4 coupled with a 24” 10 point multi touch screen loaded with Hog 4 PC.  This is ideal for setting up in a smaller venue due to its small footprint, without losing any power that Hog OS can bring.

    We are back with Sedgefield Rock & Blues Club in the new year for the start of another great set of gigs.

    As always, if we can assist with production services for your event, including sound, lighting and temporary power distribution, get in touch via our contact us form

    Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

     

     

     

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    HighEnd Systems Hog 4 Lighting Desk

    Hog 4 Lighting Desk – Hire from us today!

    Hog 4 Lighting Desk

    CDB Production Solutions continue to invest in the very best, industry standard, equipment.  We now have latest Hog 4 Lighting Desk available for hire. Contact Us for a quote. Very competitive rates!

    Hog 4 Lighting Desk is the flagship in Highend Systems newest range of consoles. Replacing the much loved Wholehog III, it embraces the latest technology, while retaining the Hog’s familiar control surface. Users will be able to walk up to the Hog 4 Lighting Desk and start programming without having to learn a whole new interface. The new encoders, jog shuttle wheel, lcd keys, motorized faders and integrated keyboard all serve to enhance this experience, making the Hog 4 Lighting Desk completely customisable. You can now have virtually all the most important attributes to hand at any time.

    Retaining the sleek look of generations past, the Hog 4 Lighting Desk offers the user an advanced programming experience in an established environment. Hog 4 Lighting Desk, at the top of the Hog line, is designed to handle the largest shows.

    The console provides three monitor outputs, MIDI input and output ports, 8 USB ports, 2 Fast Ethernet ports on a rugged Neutrik Ethercon connector allowing you total flexibility. You’re prepared for everything from the smallest industrial job requiring a single console to the largest stadium show, theme park installation or Broadway spectacular requiring a multi console setup with full network backups!

    Preserve show data on a solid state hard disk drive as well as with USB drives and CD/DVD-ROM’s, or alternatively connect directly to a network drive to store your show files remotely.

    Features

    • Robust Hog 4 Operating Software
    • Unlimited number of simultaneous crossfades
    • Two internal 17-inch wide screen touchscreens with 10 point multi-touch
    • Three external monitors or touchscreens supported
    • Five encoders for an expanded wheelset
    • Twelve LCD User Keys
    • Tri Axis backlit trackball, with rotary encoder for the third axis and four configurable buttons for cursor and position control
    • Ten motorized playback faders
    • One motorized Grand Master
    • Dedicated Intensity and Rate wheels
    • User assignable Jog Shuttle encoder
    • 48 Soft-Keys for quick toolbar selections
    • Built in DMX Processor 8000
    • Hog-Net Ethernet connector
    • Fixture-Net Ethernet connector
    • Integrated keyboard
    • Internal Hard disk drive
    • Internal CD/DVD drive
    • Eight USB ports for Wholehog wings and external touchscreens
    • Storage space beneath arm rest
    • Desklights, feedback LEDs, and integrated worklight all dimmable
    • Auto-ranging mains input (90-250VAC)
    • Light Converse Visualizer dongle included
    • Dust cover included
    • Custom Road Case included

    Connectivity

    • Unlimited number of DMX channels via Ethernet DPs
    • Unlimited number of Art-Net and E1.3.1 (sACN) universes via Ethernet DPs
    • Onboard MIDI Input and Output, MIDI Show Control and MIDI Time Code and LTC Input
    • Multiple LTC inputs via optional multiple SMPTE/ LTC USB Widget
    • Connectivity with many visualizers via Ethernet
    • Wired and wireless networking ability with multiple Wholehog console systems
    • Remote Focus capabilities when networked with a tablet PC running Hog 4PC software
    • Supports USB Playback and Expansion Wings

    Dimensions

    • With the Screen down – 40.5” (1028.7mm) wide by 28.49” (723.7mm) deep by 6.49” (164.75mm) high
    • With the Screen up – 40.5” (1028.7mm) wide by 28.49” (723.7mm) deep by 16.43” (417.39mm) high
    • Weight- 75 lbs (34 kg)
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    Dance Show Filming - CDB Production Solutions

    Dance Show Filming

    Dance Show Filming

    Here at CDB Production Solutions we are increasingly getting more and more busy with various performance companies and dance schools.  We supply them with technical production services to facilitate dance show filming, Sound hire and Lighting hire.

    We know that lots of hard work and rehearsals go into putting on a dance show and we understand that you want to capture and showcase your group’s talent in the best possible way, with a professional recording that your pupils and families can be proud of and treasure the memories over time.

    With this in mind, let us take away that extra hassle with the technical aspects of the show in terms of lighting, sound and vision.

    As more and more shows are being filmed it is very important the lighting and sound are right.  For example, a well-rehearsed dance routine will only look as good both ‘live’ in the venue or ‘captured’ on a DVD if it is lit correctly.  Lighting also can be used to; set the scene, enhance an energetic performance, draw in the audience with a carefully lit moody or sad song, invoke emotion or simply light the stage with a theme or your dance schools colours.

    Equally sound is just as important.  Did you know humans gain more than 70% of information through the sense of hearing?  For this reason it is very important that everyone, both ‘live’ in the venue or ‘captured’ on a recording has good quality clear (which doesn’t have to mean loud) audio.  Dancers performing a routine, a group or soloist performing a musical theatre piece, to a person making an announcement or voice over, will only sound as good the as the sound system, fold back monitors, microphones, playback devices being used and the sound engineer mixing the audio to achieve a great balance.

    We also understand Dance Show Filming can be an additional expense for your school, but we make our prices affordable and accessible.  We tailor bespoke solutions to you rather than offering various packages where you have to pick the one that closest matches your needs.

    Whatever level you are performing at, quality lighting and sound really do make a difference to Dance Show filming.  We have vast knowledge and experience of working within theatres and dance schools.  We can provide you with individual items on dry hire to full production, with lighting and sound engineers.  We offer your school or organisation, a high standard and professional total production solution.

    If you are planning an event and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form. Or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person, give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

     

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    Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome, Showtec Outdoor Dome - Batten XL

    Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome

    Here at CDB Production Solutions we are constantly adding to and upgrading our hire stock.  We have just taken delivery of both the moving head style Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome and the Batten 1m Strip style Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome XL.  The Showtec Waterproof Outdoor lighting Dome is a self inflating outdoor waterproof protection housing.  Due to its waterproof cover, it allows outdoor use of various spotlights, moving heads, battens and any other fixture with a maximum lamp power of HMI/MSR 575, power supply 230V/50Hz.  The Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome fully protects from any weather condition including against rain, snow and dirt.  Through the continuous air circulation in the Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome, the lighting fixture also has the additional benefit from extra cooling.

    Very competitive pricing, with current offers on.  Whatever your event, big or small, call 01325 520357 to discuss your requirements.  Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back.

    Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.  We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

     

    Specifications Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome – Moving Head Style

    • For floor use and truss use
    • Supplied with 2 protective domes (120 cm and 150 cm)
    • Black colour
    • air-pressure safety switch
    • hanging bracket for hanging moving heads or clamping other fixtures
    • Maximum Lamp power: HMI/MSR 575
    • Power supply 230V/50Hz
    • 16a commando plug (Power supply splits inside to power fixture)

     

    Specifications Showtec Waterproof Outdoor Lighting Dome XL– Batten / Strip Style

    • For floor use and truss use
    • Including one protective dome (110 x 250 x 25 cm)
    • Black color
    • air-pressure safety switch
    • A long sliding profile allows you to mount your fixture easily
    • Power supply 230V/50Hz
    • 16a commando plug (Power supply splits inside to power fixture)
    • Dimensions Total dome: 1200 x 450 x 300mm
    • Max fixture dimensions: 1100 x 250 x 250mm

     

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    The Vicar of Dibley

    The Vicar of Dibley

    The Vicar of Dibley

    We have just provided full technical production support for STARS in Darlington, an amateur dramatic society, who staged their performance of The Vicar of Dibley at St Augustine’s Parish Centre. We work a lot with STARS, who have a great team, which we have been involved with for many years. With most people knowing the very popular TV series, this show had to live up to high expectations and the tech we supplied had to match. We had plenty of work in sound to do, including using radio microphones with the cast. Lighting was full stage lighting, with both generic and moving head fixtures.

    Fantastic performances from  it was a great show to be involved with!

    If you are planning a Theatre Show or Event and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

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