Theatre Sound Hire North East

Christmas 2023 – Theatre Shows

Christmas 2023 – Theatre Shows

Looking for a trusted provider for Theatre Sound Hire, Lighting and Video? CDB Production Solutions is here to help.

We have worked with several schools in the area providing technical packages for Christmas Liturgies, performances and showcases.

Included in the Theatre Show Audio packages we provided were our DiGiCo SD Series consoles, D&B Audiotechnik Y Series PA systems and several Trantec Radio Microphone Systems. Using high quality, touring standard equipment, ensures that your show is heard crystal clear, every time.

Alongside our Theatre Audio Package, we provided several lighting packages to suit the needs of the show. Performances can be enhanced with bright colours and lighting in a space to draw attention to your performance area. We achieved this with our Hog 4 consoles, and a variety of ADJ moving lights and LED fixtures.

All kit was tested prior to each show leaving the warehouse meaning our experienced engineers on site delivered every project seamlessly. Meaning that each client had no concerns about any audio visual requirements.

We would like to thank all of the schools for trusting CDB to provide sound, lighting and video for their shows. Thanks also must go to our staff ensuring every event was expertly delivered.

If you require Theatre Sound Hire, Lighting or Video for your upcoming show, then get in touch today. We will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Denon DJ Prime Series Hire

Denon DJ Prime Series Hire


CDB Production Solutions continue to invest in the very latest equipment.  Not only in sound, lighting and vision, but also in professional DJ equipment.  Recently, we have added the Prime series into our hire stock.  We have both the X1800 mixer and SC5000 players in stock available to hire for a very competitive rate.

The mixer and players can either be individually flightcased with a lift off lid, or 2 x SC5000 and 1 x X1800 can be flightcased together in a coffin style flight case.

The key features for the both the Prime X1800 and the Prime SC5000 are given below and can also be found on the Denon DJ website.

To enquire about hiring the Denon DJ Prime Series from CDB Production Solutions, or any other of your sound or lighting requirements for your event, do not hesitate to contact us today.

FEATURES – DENON DJ PRIME X1800 MIXER 4-Channel Digital Mixer

(4) phono/line switchable channels

BPM FX section with frequency controlled ‘Band-Isolation’

Dual USB audio connections for software and audio devices.

Dedicated Sweep and BPM FX Knobs — high-quality effects for each channel with a single knob turn

Expressive EQ – choose Classic or Isolation modes and an Adjustable Filter Resonance Control

‘Engine Connect’ protocol for beatgrid locked FX

Expressive Denon DJ ‘Flex-Fader’, Crossfader

Connect MIDI based effects and instruments

24-bit/96kHz digital output for uncompromised audio quality

Crisp OLED screen for precise menu based adjustments

(4) Digital inputs for high-resolution audio mixing

LAN Hub for up to four players or accessories

Rugged metal construction


7-inch HD display with multi-touch gestures

24-bit/96kHz digital audio outputs

Dual-layer playback with individual audio outputs

Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV)

8 multifunction trigger pads for Cues, Loops, Slices and Rolls

8-inch rugged metal jog wheel with HD central display

Customizable RGB color around the jog wheel

(3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback

LAN output to link to up to four players

Radio Mic Hire North East

Radio Mic Hire North East

CDB Production Solutions continue to invest in the industry leading audio equipment. We have just upgraded a vast number of our radio mic channels to the latest Trantec S5.5. We stock these in both the Channel 38 and 65 range. These are now available in our Radio Mic Hire North East stock, complete with our PMSE license. We can provide your school or organisation with radio microphone channels on a dry hire basis, through to full sound services, with engineer for your show, conference or event.

Technical information for the Trantec series of radio microphones can be found below. Further detais can be found directly from the Trantec website. To enquire about radio mic hire, or technical services for your school or organisation don’t hesitate to 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.

S5 Series System Overview

The S5 series is a professional UHF wireless microphone system with

features including:

24 channel simultaneous operation (S5.3 12 channel) 10 preset banks including 1 custom user (S5.3 9 Banks)True “dual receiver” diversity – to minimise drop-outs

Intuitive LCD and operating system on both receiver and transmitter

Infra-red programming for fast system set-up

Software transmitter function locks

Headphone monitoring as standard

XLR (switchable mic and line) and ¼ “jack AF outputs

AF processing menu (S5.5 only)

Over 1400 customer selectable channels

Fully integrated PC software monitoring facility via USB port

All metal construction of receiver and transmitters

Rack kit and front mounting antenna adaptors included (S5.5 only)

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.




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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)
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


Halloween Party

Halloween Party Hire!

Planning a Halloween Party? We have some effects that could make your Halloween party even more scary! Lights to colour your room, or a sound system for your spooky music! Get in touch for more details!

Halloween Lights

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.



  • 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



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