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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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    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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    Fashion Show

    Fashion Show

    Monday 10th April 2017 we provided lighting and production support, for a charity fashion show by Jayne Ladies Boutique.

    Having worked with them many times before and having had a site meeting, we were able to plan our lighting design in advance of the show, so that on the day we could load the equipment into the venue knowing exactly where every lighting fixture was to be placed, making setting up much more efficient. Having a detailed design also enabled us to address all our fixtures in advance at our base, to program the main elements of the show into the lighting console and to run a visualizer, giving us a chance to see how it would look.

    We received great feedback from the show and we are continuing to plan the lighting design for their fashion show they are putting on this year.

    If we can help you with your event, or you simply need a bit of guidance, then get in touch.  We would be happy to discuss tings with you.

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    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Pantomime Sound and Lighting

    Christmas means pantomimes for us. Which means plenty of Pantomime Sound and Lighting hires!

    We are always very busy supplying and operating at productions. We recently we were brought on board to supply, set up and operate the full technical production for the pantomime Dick Whittington.  This included the whole stage lighting rig, with flown Generics, Moving Head fixtures, LED units, various smoke effects and pyrotechnics along with video effects and a pre – recorded dream sequence that we had to play back. 

    We also provided Sound, including numerous radio mic channels, along with playback of audio effects. With a small orchestra in the pit, we had plenty of work in sound to do.  

    It was a great show to be involved with and as always fantastic performances from all the cast, with a great stage crew to go along with them.

    If you are planning a Pantomime or Theatre Show 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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    Richmond Meet

    Richmond Meet

    Richmond Meet

    May 30th was the annual Richmond Meet 2017, a Charity Event with the aims to raise the much needed and valuable funds from donations to help local charitable organisations.  CDB Production Solutions were brought on board to supply all the sound and production support for the acts that were performing during the day. There were a wide range of styles and something for everyone with performances from Darlington Operatic Society (DOS), The Musical Time MachineRichmondshire Youth Theatre (RYT) and we even got belly dancing and a Zumba demonstrations.

    It was a great family fun day with the float parade, stalls, fun fair and the live music.  We are already looking forward to providing our services for the next one!

    If you are putting on an event and would like to discuss your technical requirements with us, then please get in touch using our contact form or alternatively call our office on 01325 520357, we would love to hear from you.

     

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    Hoglet Wing - Available for Hire

    Hoglet Wing

    Hoglet Wing

    CDB Production Solutions continue to invest in the very best, industry standard, equipment.  We now have latest Hoglet Wing available in our very own hire stock. We can supply the wing with or without 23.8″ 10 point multi touch high spec PC loaded with Hog 4 PC.  Contact Us for a quote. Very competitive rates!

    More compact and more competitive than its predecessor the Nano!

    Coupled with Hog 4 PC, the Hoglet Wing, from Highend Systems, provides the user with a single unified surface, turning a laptop or desktop into a fully-fledged, powerful and intuitive lighting console. Any computer running Hog 4 PC can connect to the Hoglet wing over USB creating a state of the art control surface. Utilizing a similar front panel to all Hog 4 products users will feel right at home. The main play column has also been moved back to the more traditional center of the hoglet wing.

     

    Features

    • USB connection to Hog 4 PC
    • One Super Widget built in (4 universes of DMX)
    • Socket for a Hog LED Desklight (supplied), fully dimmable
    • LED Desklight and feedback LEDs dimmable
    • Sleek HedgeHog 4 styling
    • Status LEDs for power, data, and expansion
    • Two USB sockets
    • Dust cover included
    • Four encoders
    • Twelve User Keys
    • Ten playback faders
    • Auto-ranging external PSU mains input (90-250VAC)
    • Optional Custom Road Case

     

    Dimensions

    • 23.75” (603.25) wide by 12.37” (314.19mm) deep by 2.62” (66.54mm) high
    • Weight: 8.64lbs (3.22 kg)
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    Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    We are proud to be supporting the Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association (FHLTA) providing technical and production support for their events.  The Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association is a voluntary organisation consisting of heart and or lung transplant recipients, families and their supporters.

    The Aims and Objectives of the Freeman Heart Lung Transplant Association

    • To relieve Heart & Lung transplant patients of the Freeman Hospital, who are sick and convalescing or in need of assistance, advice or facilities for recreation in order to improve their conditions of life and generally support the charitable work of the said hospital.
    • To advance the education of the public in the needs of transplantation and to mobilise, encourage, foster and maintain the interest and support of the public.
    • To give and exchange information and advice to promote education in all matters relating to transplantation.
    • To provide or assist in the provision of amenities in the Freeman Hospital including equipment, which may be needed for the benefit of Heart and Lung transplant patient

    This weekend we were with them for a charity fundraiser in Newcastle.  We provided all the sound for the band that were booked for the evenings entertainment.  This included two stacks of our D&B ‘C’ series professional sound systems for front of house (FOH) and some of our FBT’s as monitor mixes, for the band on stage. All the instruments we fully mic’d up.  This allows use to have the band turned down on stage and let us mix the band ‘out the front’ from the audience perspective, enabling us to create the perfect balance or ‘mix’.  We had a great night and are already looking forward to the next event.  The Charity Ball.  Check there website for details.

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us 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!

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    Steve Davis - Sound Hire

    Professional Snooker

    Thursday 5th November 2015 we provided sound hire and operation for professional snooker player and current world champion Stuart Bingham who played an exhibition match at Darlington Snooker Club.  A fantastic night at a fantastic venue with a packed crowd, who even got to have their picture taken with the world championship trophy.

    Friday 5th February 2016 we were once again at Darlington Snooker Club providing sound for professional snooker player, six times world champion, Steve Davis. He played 10 frames against audience members then rounded the night off with some great trick shots. A really friendly and funny person and great appreciative crowd. A fantastic night!

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us 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!

     

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    pantomime, Beauty and the Beast

    Pantomime

    Pantomime

    Christmas means pantomimes for us. This year we had three productions to supply and operate at. First it was STEPPS pantomime in Darlington who put on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Performed in Bondgate Hall Theatre. We were brought on board to supply, set up and operate the full technical system for them which included the stage lighting rig, with flown Moving Head fixtures and LED units. Radio microphones were also supplied and we mixed the sound for them for the run of the production.

    Next we were with the Sedgefield Players who put on their pantomime version of Aladdin. As always great performances from the cast, with a great stage crew to go along with them. We provided Sound, including radio mic systems and playback along with lighting and effects which consisted of full stage lighting, smoke machines, UV and pyrotechnics.

    The third was with STARS in Darlington, who put on their performance of The Adventures of Mr Toad at St Augustine’s Parish Centre. Not strictly a pantomime but a “child friendly musical” with “goodies” and baddies”. We work a lot with STARS, who have a great team, which we have been involved with for many years. This year the show had grown in size and what we supplied had to match. With a small orchestra / band in the pit, we had plenty of work in sound to do, including using radio microphones with the cast. Lighting was full stage lighting, with moving head fixtures. All that combined with a moving smoke effects, it was a great show to be involved with!

    If you are planning a Theatre Show or Panto 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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    Nativity Play Sound and Lighting

    Nativity Play

    We have had a long but very rewarding day spent providing lighting & Sound to St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington for their Outdoor Nativity Play. The cast all braved the weather and pulled off a great Nativity Play performance with live goats and donkey. It even snowed!  A great production to be involved with, even if we did get wet!

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us 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!

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    Christmas Lights Switch On

    Christmas Lights Switch On

    The run up to Christmas is always a busy time for us here at CDB Production Solutions.  Every year we provide sound hire and operation for Sedgefield Town Council Christmas lights switch on.   With carols, snow man parade, funfair and not forgetting the main event – count down to the Christmas lights switch on, its always a great magical event and this year was possibly the best yet.

    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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    CdB Production Solutions KSW

    KSW – Road to Wembley

    The biggest mixed martial arts organization in Europe, Poland’s KSW Federation makes history with its first international show, scheduled for October 31st in the famous The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.

    MMA aficionados from all over Britain will be now able to witness the most spectacular combat sports event in the world, featuring some of the most exciting European fighters competing in the KSW’s circular cage.

    We were brought on board to provide vision engineering and production services.   Although we have been involved with many other fight events, Poland’s KSW was a first for us.  We look forward to working with them again soon.

    Whatever your event, big or small, call us 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!

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    Oxjam Darlo - CDB Production Solutions

    Oxjam Darlo 2015

    Sunday 25th October 2015 saw the annual Oxjam Darlo, a Charity Event with the aims to raise the much needed and valuable funds to help and support the work of Oxfam.  We were brought on board to supply all the sound and production services for the R&B stage, to the acts that were performing during the day.  It was a fantastic atmosphere with great performances form all involved.  However, we must give a special mention to our friends Sundance Plays Hendrix who gave the crowd a superb show as the headline band.

    We are already looking forward to providing our services for Oxjam Darlo 2016!  If you would like more info on Oxjam Darlo then click the link.

    If you are planning an event and would like to discuss your technical requirements with us, then please get in touch using our contact form or alternatively call our office on 01325 520357, we would love to hear from you.

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    Thalidomide Trust annual conference Raddison Blu Hotel, Durham

    Thalidomide Trust Annual Conference

    Saturday 24th October we were at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Durham for the Thalidomide Trust annual conference. We were responsible for all the sound requirements for the conference. This included live sound, in both rooms, for the people that had attended as well as supplying our very good friends PER Productions audio feeds for their cameras, who were filming so that people who could not attend would be able to watch the workshops online.

    If we can help you with your conference requirements, then 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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    Tinie Tempah - Radio 1Xtra - CDB Production Solutions

    Radio 1Xtra

    We were very proud to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services to Radio 1Xtra Live, when they came to Leeds in October 2015.

    Radio 1Xtra saw performances from Miguel, WSTRN, Natalie la Rose, Flo Rida, Fekky, Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy, Kid Ink, Krept & Konan with Tinie Tempah headlining.

    The event, which has an unrivalled reputation for bringing people together to share live urban music, was hosted by the Radio 1Xtra family with presenters MistaJam and Target broadcasting all the live action from First Direct Arena, Leeds, while Charlie Sloth and Yasmin Evans had you covered on BBC Red Button, where viewers still can watch all the live performances.

     

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    CDB Production Solution School Show Lighting and Sound

    School Shows

    The end of the school year is always busy for us, as we work with many schools and colleges supplying our services for their summer school shows and performances.  This year was no exception as we started out providing radio mic hire, sound system and our start cloth backdrop to a local primary school shows of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

    We also had a production of le Miserables, which we provided sound, lighting and special effects equipment on a dry hire basis.  This included multiple radio mic channels, various lighting fixtures and control, smoke, haze and pyrotechnic systems.  We were also brought in on one of the performances to facilitate a DVD of the school shows which would be available to the cast, family and friends.

    Meantime we also had full technical and production responsibility for The Sound of Music.  This was the first time we had worked with is college, for their school shows and the standard of the production was first class.  We provided all equipment for the production including lighting, sound and visual effect engineers which meant that the teaching staff could really focus on the acting and school orchestra. It was a very well received by audiences and we very much look forward to working with the college on their future school shows.

    If you are planning your school shows 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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    Road Hog Full Boar used on Bamma

    BAMMA

    We were very proud to be asked to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services for BAMMA, The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts.

    We worked along side the broadcast facilities team to make sure all the lighting, programmed on a Highend Systems Full Boar 3, looked as good on TV as if you were in the venue.  We received great feedback from the BAMMA event organisers and we look forward to working with them again very soon.

    If you are planning a production or event feel free to contact us at any time you please, using our contact form on our website or one of our contact numbers.  Alternatively you can always visit us at our HQ. We have a friendly staff and a mean cup of coffee.

    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!

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    Room Mood Lighting

    Room Mood Lighting

    We were asked by Heineken to provide a bespoke room mood lighting package for a conference dinner they were holding in the marquee at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham. Room mood lighting is a great way of transforming any space and creating the right atmosphere for an event.

    We installed the room mood lighting in the main room and entrance way to give an instant ‘wow’ factor as the guests arrived. We used all LED fixtures meaning we could make the marquee look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy, have a very low power draw and generate virtually no heat. Very important for marquees!

    If you are planning an event and would like to see how we can help you, get in touch via our contact form or if you prefer to speak to us in person please call our office on 01325 520357 where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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    Charity Fashion Show Lighting

    Charity Fashion Show

    On Monday 18th March we were in Sedgefield providing lighting and production support, for a charity fashion show by Jayne Ladies Boutique, raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

    During our discussions with the event organisers, we were asked to do one thing –  ‘To make it colourful!’  This gave us total freedom with the lighting design.  Our first priority was to make sure the catwalk was evenly lit, so that every single audience member had a great view from wherever they were sitting.  Our second objective was to make the venue ‘colourful’.  This may sound straight forward but with such a wide brief, we  had to carefully consider the overall look we wanted for the charity fashion show, how we would best achieve this, what type of lighting fixtures to use and to consider the colours we could use based on the colours of the outfits the models were going to wear.

    We planned our lighting design in advance of the show, so that on the day we could load the equipment into the venue knowing exactly where every lighting fixture was to be placed.  This made setting up much more efficient.  Having a detailed design also enabled use to address all our fixtures in advance at our base, to program the main elements of the charity fashion show into the lighting console and to run a visualizer, giving us a chance to see how it would look.

    We received great feedback from the client and they have already booked us for their other charity fashion shows they are putting on this year.

    If we can help you with your event, then 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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    Website, Website Design, new website for hire company in lighting and sound industry

    Our new website

    If your reading this, then you have found our new website. We decided it was time for a change, and we love what Gary White has done for us.
    The new website site is full of information, images and our new ‘news‘ section. You can see exactly what we have been doing, the type of services we can offer you and your event and read about the latest kit we have invested in to make our projects even better!
    As always, if we can help with anything, or you have an idea you want to discuss, get in touch!
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