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just thought id post my lighting and sound equipment

 

 

1 x njd chaos

5 x njd datamoons

2 x ssx smart scans

5 x chauvet intimidators

4 x chauvet insignias

4 x acme dynamos

4 x acme schimeters

4 x martin 812s

4 x abstarct xps2s and 3s

2 x chauvet spot 250s movers

6 x lightwave research/ highend systems track spots

2 x coef performance show 200s (going to buy 5 coef performance discos too next month)

8 x honson spot 250 movers (very good for the $2500 price, they are cheap chinese movers but have prism seperate shutter rotating gobo and prism. very good lights for the price)

3 x acme miricle led

1 x uv cannon

2 x led par 64s

2 x 2000w strobes (1 is dmx the other analouge)

1 x star cluster laser 100mw 650nm, 40mw 532nm

2 x sik s69 4 head laser total output power 260mw

4 x double head shinp s69 50mw 532nm

 

we control this off two methods, one is laptop based and the other off a coef mastershow 512. this board is a serious bit of kit and highly proffesional

 

 

now we get into the good lasers (by good i mean with galvos instead of stepper motors)

there at the bottom of every post but ill rewrite it. hehe

 

1 x big dipper f2000 rgb with total output power claimed to be 450mw (i think its alot lower) and 10 k scanners and ttl blanking

1 x pinkem rgb laser system 450mw total output power with 30k scanners and analouge blanking

1 x pinkem rgy laser system 450mw total output power with 30k scanners and analouge blanking

2 x cds 200mw greenies 30k scanners with ttl blanking

 

in the process of building a rgy/rgb. was building rgb but times are a little hard and the exchange rate has doubled the cost of the whole build so might have to be rgy for a bit. hehe

 

these are all the lights i can think of.

 

We also have the following sound equipment:

 

2 x jbl 350w rms full range speakers

2 x magregor 300w rms full range speaker

2 x wharfdale 250w rms full range speakers

2 x idea audio 200w rms full range speakers

2 x magregor bass bins 18" not sure of the rating

2 x crown audio 1000w (500 a side) amps

2 x crown audio 2000w (1000 a side) amps

1 x crown audio 4000w (2000 a side) amp

2 x magregor 1000w (500 a side) old amps

1 x brand new 1600w (800 a side) amp

1 x behringer mixer

1 x 1000w active sound desk

1 x alan and heath mixer

2 x pioneer cdj 1000 mk3s

 

thats all i can think of at the moment

 

we got offered a turbo sound setup for £2000 but turned it down, the place it came out of was really rum and they had changed all the bass drivers for lower quality ones. basically someone got royally ripped off cause it said turbosound on the bass bin but it wasnt turbosound inside em. hehe

the amp was a nice digital one and would have loved that.

 

any way thats what i have, if anyone would like to comment.

 

also i like knowing what others use for there setups so please post

 

thanks oli

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I think it is safe to assume that woudn't go into the back of my RAV4!

I use a lot less.

 

Lighting consists of

2 x Martin EFX500

4 x ADJ Mega Bars

2 x LED Par 64s

1 x Impossibled

1 x Star Cluster 3D

2 x ACME RGB Supa Nova

1 x Transcension Baby JC1 DMX controller

 

Thats it! ... and don't use it all at the same time ;-)

 

PA consists of

2 x Mackie SRM450s Actives

1 x RCF ART750A 15" Active Sub

1 x Denon X500 (plus a spare)

1 x Denon HD2500 (plus a spare)

1 x Cortex MIX 1RU spare mixer

1 x dodgy old Toshiba laptop that refuses to break so I can get a new one.

 

Setup time is about an hour if i'm on my own, often less

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yes i dont take all mine out at once. i do events so use it all then.

 

my usual setup is 4 scanner, 4 datmoons, the two green lasers and the rgy.

 

very effective setup but uses none of my full setup. hehe

 

i love lighting though

 

ollie

 

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just thought id post my lighting and sound equipment

1 x njd chaos

5 x njd datamoons

2 x ssx smart scans

5 x chauvet intimidators

4 x chauvet insignias

4 x acme dynamos

4 x acme schimeters

4 x martin 812s

4 x abstarct xps2s and 3s

2 x chauvet spot 250s movers

6 x lightwave research/ highend systems track spots

2 x coef performance show 200s (going to buy 5 coef performance discos too next month)

8 x honson spot 250 movers (very good for the $2500 price, they are cheap chinese movers but have prism seperate shutter rotating gobo and prism. very good lights for the price)

3 x acme miricle led

1 x uv cannon

2 x led par 64s

2 x 2000w strobes (1 is dmx the other analouge)

1 x star cluster laser 100mw 650nm, 40mw 532nm

2 x sik s69 4 head laser total output power 260mw

4 x double head shinp s69 50mw 532nm

 

we control this off two methods, one is laptop based and the other off a coef mastershow 512. this board is a serious bit of kit and highly proffesional

now we get into the good lasers (by good i mean with galvos instead of stepper motors)

there at the bottom of every post but ill rewrite it. hehe

 

1 x big dipper f2000 rgb with total output power claimed to be 450mw (i think its alot lower) and 10 k scanners and ttl blanking

1 x pinkem rgb laser system 450mw total output power with 30k scanners and analouge blanking

1 x pinkem rgy laser system 450mw total output power with 30k scanners and analouge blanking

2 x cds 200mw greenies 30k scanners with ttl blanking

 

in the process of building a rgy/rgb. was building rgb but times are a little hard and the exchange rate has doubled the cost of the whole build so might have to be rgy for a bit. hehe

 

these are all the lights i can think of.

 

We also have the following sound equipment:

 

2 x jbl 350w rms full range speakers

2 x magregor 300w rms full range speaker

2 x wharfdale 250w rms full range speakers

2 x idea audio 200w rms full range speakers

2 x magregor bass bins 18" not sure of the rating

2 x crown audio 1000w (500 a side) amps

2 x crown audio 2000w (1000 a side) amps

1 x crown audio 4000w (2000 a side) amp

2 x magregor 1000w (500 a side) old amps

1 x brand new 1600w (800 a side) amp

1 x behringer mixer

1 x 1000w active sound desk

1 x alan and heath mixer

2 x pioneer cdj 1000 mk3s

 

thats all i can think of at the moment

 

we got offered a turbo sound setup for £2000 but turned it down, the place it came out of was really rum and they had changed all the bass drivers for lower quality ones. basically someone got royally ripped off cause it said turbosound on the bass bin but it wasnt turbosound inside em. hehe

the amp was a nice digital one and would have loved that.

 

any way thats what i have, if anyone would like to comment.

 

also i like knowing what others use for there setups so please post

 

thanks oli

 

Hmm plenty of choice there.

 

can you fit it into 1 venue? :bouncy:

 

 

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If my wife didn't stop me, I would have loads more lights as I love my toys:-)

 

I have:

 

4 X American DJ XScan LED scanners

2 X American DJ XMove moving heads

1 X KAM 3D Starcluster Laser

1 X American DJ DMX Starball

2 X American DJ Revo Sweep lights

2 X LED Par 56 Cans

1 X irock 4C

1 X 8 way IEC switch box (I can plug 8 lights in to it via IEC in to 1 plug) great timesaver!

2 X American DJ DMX Controllers

1 6ft Prolight LED starcloth to go round my DJ Stand

1 3m X 2m starcloth with a stand to use as a backdrop for Weddings

 

I also have a large 3.5X 2.5 trilite rig which will hold all of my lights and the large starcloth for large events.

 

In terms of PA equipment, I use:

 

Denon HD2500

Cortex HDC 10000

1 X 320Gb hardrive

1 X 160Gb hardrive

1 X 120Gb hardrive

Denon X500 mixer

Warrior 15" PSR Speakers

Kam 500W Base Speakers

2 X Gemini GXA 1600W Amps

I also have a 3 year old Sony Vaio laptop as a final backup that I can plug straight in to my amp in event of failure.

 

Jose Saavedra

MJS EVENTS

 

Wedding Disco Specialists

Mobile: 07734 387 478

Email: mail@mjsevents.com

 

Web: http://www.mjsevents.com

PLI (£10m) & PAT Tested equipment

 

Member of the following associations:

Federation of Small Busineses & The Wedding DJ Association

 

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Is this mines bigger than yours?

 

Because you don't want to read about mine

 

Still nice list hope that you get use out of it all and get the investment back.

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Professional DJ Since 1983 - Having worked in Clubs, Pubs, Mobile and Radio in the UK and Europe

29 Years Experience and still learning.

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my lighting consists of

 

4 acme falcons

 

4 acme impossibleds

 

2 njd chasos

 

8 led par 56's

 

led star clothes

 

and hope fully 2moro 4 acme genesis moving heads when the order comes in :)

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The senior members will know that we are due for a bit of willy waving now.

 

I have 3 LED lights.....i've no idea what they are(bought them cheap)...I have a laser that I bought of EBAY.

 

I do not hide behind fancy lights....

 

 

Got a diary full of bookings as well!!

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2 x http://lindal-in-furness.co.uk/MinersLamps/MinersLamp.jpg

 

I use coloured scented candles but as yet no idea how to dmx them.http://planetsmilies.net/sad-smiley-364.gif

 

I once read about the evils of heavy drinking ................ so I've stopped reading

 

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hiya everyone,

 

firstly thanks for your replys, socond im just interested in what people use. this has nothing to do with iv got more than you cause im sure that there are a hell of alot of people with a hell of alot more than me.

 

im not trying to put anyone down if there setup is smaller and comments like i dont hide behind fancy lights isnt constructive at all. in my life i actually want to be a full scale lighting engineer and im working my way up to that. i love hearing what other people use as i always find people with lighting advice for me and much better lighting than me.

 

im not being funny but i posted this on another forum and every post back was constuctive, helpful and complementary. all i feel im getting from here is that people think im trying to show off and that is not the case at all.

 

anyway sorry for having to say that but sometimes forums are full of very bitter people that think everyone is trying to be an idiot and thats not what im trying to be.

 

cheers ollie

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im not trying to put anyone down if there setup is smaller and comments like i dont hide behind fancy lights isnt constructive at all. in my life i actually want to be a full scale lighting engineer and im working my way up to that. i love hearing what other people use as i always find people with lighting advice for me and much better lighting than me.

 

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im not being funny but i posted this on another forum and every post back was constuctive, helpful and complementary. all i feel im getting from here is that people think im trying to show off and that is not the case at all.

 

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ok enough with the analogies Dukesy lol

 

Personally, if i was THAT serious about my lighting, id buy some decent reliable brands. When you get to the level of 8 Moving heads and giant lasers, the people hiring you recognise Brandnames like Martin, Robe and Varilite, not honson or Chauvet. Not a dig, but although thats an impressive list of lighting, alot of it is just "Basic Disco" lighting and the rest is cheap chinese copies. It gets to a point when you dont buy MORE lights, you buy BETTER lights

 

also "coef performance show 200s" doesnt appear on any search i can find, whilst it reads impressive, i doubt anyone knows what on earth they are. Have you considered some Martin Mac250's? Industry standard moving heads, parts readily available and you have cross hire purposes. Get 4 of those and add to it

 

Im also curious to know the legal side of your home made lasers, are they legal to use in this country?

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Im also curious to know the legal side of your home made lasers, are they legal to use in this country?

I know that MOST people who go down the route of building their own projectors (lasers) tend to gain the knowledge from specialist laser forums, the biggest being Photonlexicon.

To be able to do it, especially when you get into RGB (red green and blue {full colour}) you need to know what dichros to buy (they act as a mirror to certain bandwidth of colours, but mirrors to others) in order to build beam tables. They also start spending serious money on software and DACs to control them.

During the process of gaining all of this info you also gain quite a lot of knowledge in the safety and safety standards of lasers, thus normally ending up producing safe laser shows.

 

People who buy the £300 Chinese lasers from ebay on the other hand tend to get them out of the box and point them into the face of the audience 10 foot away. (I must admit that was what I did with my first laser) :( .

 

On the whole most of the Chinese imports do not meet even the basic standards that are required by our regulations, yet so many UK suppliers sell them believing that they do.

 

Jim

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We have enough lighting to accomodate our needs... i haven't got the patience to sit and write/remember every unit we have. We buy equipment and use until it dies beyond repair. We upgrade systems every so often.

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lighting i have is .....................

 

2x i colour 4 500w

2x abstract gladiator 1ce 250w

2x dyna scan 250w

1x duet 150w

2x light splash 50w

 

i feel thats enuff for me till i earn enuff and change over to more led effects

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Calm Down! Calm Down! :chad: (is it safe to come out!! Lol)

 

As has already been said, its horses for courses.

 

If a set of 4 par 56s does the job for you, that's fine.

(which is exactly what I started with plus a Soundlab 'Darby') :sad:

 

Big lighting shows are very impressive but not very practical for your average

100 seater social club!!

 

And IMO no lighting set up will compensate for poor sound quality. Get this right,

playing the right music for your audience and you'll get away with some flashing torches!!

(Well, maybe not quite!!) tongue out icon

 

Having said that, lighting can really enhance the presentation of a disco.

 

Just for info, my modest light set up is:

 

1 x ADJ Revo III

2 X ADJ Revo sweep

2 x i colour 4 (500w) for colour wash

and my trusty Soundlab - uninspiring but great coverage for ceiling/back wall

 

While I'm on the subject of lighting, i'm looking at getting a pair of ADJ Green Phantom lasers

to add a new dimension to my lighting. Any thoughts positive/negative?

 

Regards

 

Kev

PS: Just in case the first line above didn't give it away. although based in North Wales I am a Scouser :dukesy:

 

 

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My lighting setup is made up of quite a bit of second hand stuff those with a * were bought new.

 

4 x PAR 56 300w (on own ancient t-bar)

1 x Showtec Rackmount DMX Dimmer (*)

8 x KAM Par 56 LED

2 x KAM Mandarin Dragon 250w (Rarely used - 10kg+ each!)

2 x Geni Mojo Spinmaster 1's

2 x Geni Mojo Spinmaster 3's

2 x Soundlab vasto 50w (*)

1 x Double Derby 2 x 100w (*)

1 x Velleman USB DMX controller (*)

1 x fog machine

 

Tend to use all the spinmasters, one of each type on each t-bar. The other t-bar has two vastos as well. The LED par cans dont get used much (never enough time to stick them on the floor and aim upwards at the wall(s)).

 

Wanting to update some of it and flog of the s/h stuff back to ebay where it came and get some DMX scanners or LED. Not sure yet though!

 

 

Cheers,

 

David

DJ David Graham

Tel: 01204 537716 / 01942 418415

Email: hello@djgraham.co.uk

FB: http://facebook.com/djdavidgraham

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damn thats one hell of a setup, you must be doing large scale celebrity discos or have a rich daddy!!!!!

 

This is all i have

 

dell d820 laptop

behringer bcd3000

echo indigo soundcard

t amp 1050 (bass)

t amp 600 (tops)

2x soundlab 15" full range cabs

2x NJD 15" 400w bass bins

Behringer active crossover

2x source blade lights

1 Jb systems mushroom

1 stairville 150w moonflower

1 acme led boogie light

1 uv light (small one!)

thats it!!!!

 

If i get more bookings ill be improving lighting and buying cases for all mt lights and a case for the mixer and laptop etc but not getting as much as last year atm so making do with my setup as it is.

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