As with just about every article on our site, the recommendation will always be from us to work with a professional agency who has done the work and thinking to make sure their acts are prepared, gear is up to scratch, presentation immaculate and sound incredible. If however you are working to DIY your entertainment options you need to consider gear.
The best way to think about this is imagine your favourite song played through your laptop speakers, then imagine it played live through an epic stage and speaker system. It’s the same song, but what a difference the gear makes. Here are some good questions to ask yourself:
- What gear does your musician have? Ask for spec’s, wattage and brands. Playing live a professional musician should only have professional level gear. The type of gear is also important on a safety level.
- How will you run lines into the house/venue sound if they have any?
- How will you work with volume in a larger room around guests who may be close to the band v/ far away?
- Will gear be shared between musicians and other vendors (MC’s etc)?
- How will you run cables throughout the venue to WHS requirements?
- Do you have any enough power points to run your musician and are the points the correct outputs?
Just some thoughts to get you started. This is a much overlooked part of things that will have a huge impact on your event so definitely start looking into it, and as always reach out if we can be of any assistance.