Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sound & Light Equipment

LIGHTING: Control console: NSI MC-7024 24-channel, two-scene preset with DMX protocol output to 1.2 kW capacity dimmers. Instruments: ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals (18), Pars (8), and Parnells (4). There are three overhead bars to hang lights from: above stage, middle of room, and back of room, and there is one vertical bar on each side of the stage at mid-room for side lights. There is an enclosed lighting/projection booth at the rear of the room. There is also a one-person lift to access the lights.

The lighting control board is very easy to use and you will be able to operate it with minimal instruction. The lights are set to provide a basic stage wash that works quite well for the majority of events here.

All renters wishing to alter our standard lighting plot (changing gels, refocusing lights, etc.) are required to hire our designated lighting technician to make changes and to restore the standard plot. Even if you have your own lighting designer or operator to run lights during your show, you will still need to hire our in-house person to set it up and tear it down. While this does add some extra expense to your show, it saves you the risk and potential expense of having to replace or repair expensive equipment that is broken by someone involved in your production. It also makes it less critical that the plot be restored by 11 PM the night of your event.

SOUND: Speakers: 6 KV2 EX10 speakers on movable stands + EX 2.2 subwoofer (speakers are XLR input/output only). Mixers: Allen & Heath WZ3 14:4:2 house mixer and Mackie 1202 VLZ stage mixer. Microphones: two Electrovoice ND767a dynamic supercardioid vocal mics; two AKG D3800M dynamic cardioid vocal mics; two Shure SM 57 cardioid instrument mics, and two matched pairs of Rode NT5 small diaphragm cardioid-condensor instrument mics. Processing: DBX 166a stereo compressor/limiter/gate. Fender Twin Reverb '65 Reissue guitar amplifier.  Miscellaneous: six boom mic stands, two mono DI boxes, one stereo DI, CD player, cables, snake, adaptors, etc. We have four Manhassett music stands (no lights).

Note: aside from the compressor/limiter, we do NOT presently have any outboard signal processing or effects devices – reverb, delay, EQ, etc. If you need such equipment, you must bring your own.

The sound system is not permanently installed, but must be set up and taken down for each event. This requires a bit of extra work, but allows for maximum flexibility in how the space is used.

All renters wishing to use the Chapel sound system must hire one of our designated sound technicians to set up, operate, and tear down the equipment. Even if you have your own tech person to run sound during your show, you will still need to hire our in-house person to set it up and tear it down. While this does add some extra expense to your show, it saves you the risk and potential expense of having to replace or repair expensive equipment that is broken by someone involved in your production. If this is a problem for you, you may bring in your own equipment.

RECORDING: Sound engineer Robb Kunz offers Chapel users a special deal on live concert recording. He'll record your show (with really good mics), mix it, submit a test mix, bounce back, finalize, and master it for the very reasonable price of $350. If interested, contact him and tell him you are doing a Chapel show.

PIANO: ca. 1920 Knabe 9' concert grand. If you want the piano tuned, it is your responsibility to schedule a tuner and pay for that. You can use your own tuner, or we can recommend one. It gets tuned whenever someone doing a concert pays to have it tuned, which may be once per month, several times per month, or every few months, depending on who is doing concerts and how much it matters to them. There is no guarantee that the piano will be perfectly in tune for your event, or will have just been tuned recently prior to your event, or that it won't have been moved or played since the last tuning. So if tuning really matters to you, plan on scheduling a tuner. It is usually fine to have them come on the day of your event, just let us know so we can schedule it.

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