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#31 FDDJ


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Posted 30 October 2005 - 02:58 PM

Another one for you:

Cain Manor, Churt Road, Headley Down, Hampshire

This is an "exclusive use" venue which normally has a resdient DJ but clients are allowed to bring there own DJ (hence the reason I was there), although you will not be allowed to use the system that is installed at the venue.

Cain Manor is very pleasant itself with nice grounds but the sound limiter installed (because it actually sits on land owned by a farm which you have to drive through to get to the manor), is set very low and will turn off the power with loud shouting or singing of the guests.

Shame. sad.gif

Edited by StevJam, 30 October 2005 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:36 PM

The Guild Hall, Sandwich, Kent

Nice place everyone enjoys themselves except from two things, 1) the bar is in the other room, this makes all the boozers stay out in the other bar all night so they dnt come in and enoy thereselves. 2) sound detector grrr these things are soooo annoying, i have tried putting a box over the microphone on them but it only allows you to pump up the volume a bit more fear.gif

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 04:13 PM

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:04 PM

cresta court altrincham , manchester and to top it all off there connected to the fire doors went off on me twice last week never again .

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:06 AM

Next generation Club ( Hangar) Hatfield. Trident suite
Has a sound limiter installed, but when I played their last weekend it hadn't been set.....Happy days. The Council are due to set it at some point tho'

Nice venue (high ceiling) bar at other end of room .......perfect. unload about 5ft from where setup.....perfect.

Edited 15/1/06: sound limiter has now been set....but you are more likely to be asked to turn it down by the manager than setting off sound limiter so it's not too bad.

Edited by wizard, 15 January 2006 - 09:49 AM.

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#36 DJ Geco

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:45 PM

Beechin Hall Walderslade.

94dB my *s*!

Grumpy janitor aswell, hollow wooden floor so it is very bassey, limiter traffic lights are behind you so you have to spend the whole night facing a wall, emergency exits are connected to limiter so if you open the doors the electrcis cut out!

Nice hall, easy carry in, just a pain in the ass sound limiter and bad accoustics!
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#37 Jearley


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Posted 31 December 2005 - 11:59 AM

Ramada Inn East Horley (near Guildford)

dreadful system in both performing areas

you have to be seen to use there system, but nod and a wink

sussed out that you use your own say using speakers as monitors.

there system with amps and speakers cuts off as soon as you speak or play higher than background.

it caused a lot of confusion for me , how they can pay for all that equipment
that just doesnt work !!!! how can they book a party , wedding, etc. hoping that
the DJ will suss out the system without them officially telling you, so they cant get the blame if the inspector comes a knocking.

dreadful and unprofessional.

but the customers were nice .

bit of a walk from unloading through the front door for the thatchers bar area
or through the back door for one of the venue rooms

so borrow the porters trolley which is very good this is normal practice.

So go along plug into there system , they will ask you are you plugged into our system you say yes.... then turn it off and use your own.

stupid ..... wallbash.gif

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:29 PM

Glamorgan Suite, The Memo in Barry (council owned premises)

Limiter is set high up on the wall opposite end of room from the stage.

The caretaker was really good though when I came to set up. As soon as I saw the limiter I thought of a good wheeze to get around it.

I told him I didn't mind the amp being run off the limiter sockets, but I "insisted" on a clean supply for the computer because I wasn't prepared to have that crashing. He first let me use a locked washroom adjoining the stage, but as it happened the sockets were dead for some unknown reason.

So he spent the next hour rigging his own cable (he insisted) from the food service bay about way down the hall, taped up over doorways and all. As it terminated under the console I could have plugged anything I wanted into it biggrin.gif

As it happened the limiter was never even a problem all night. I reckon it was set quite high. It makes me wonder what some d|ckheads do with their sound outputs because I never got near the limit and everyone was happy with the sound levels.

In fact, the hostess particularly complimented me on my sound levels, saying "It was nicely loud enough on the dance floor but OK beyond, for the people chatting." Apparently, at the last do she went to there, the DJ kept crashing out on the limiter all night with it taking up to 15 mins to get reset. omg.gif

The downside here was the grumpy jobsworth porters at the end of the night. I de-rigged as fast as I could but they were moaning and trying to manhandle my kit out saying they don't get paid overtime and next time the client would need to pay for another hour because it was after 1:00am. Sheesh it was five past bloody one!

I don't get paid overtime either, but I always keep a smile on my face even at that time of night.
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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:04 PM

Just spoke to a Venue i will be playing at in July and was told that i have to watch my levels with it beeing in a res area, aaalso she said the people are that good at complaining that they have till November to get a limiter fitted and she said they aint rushing to do it untill the end of November.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:07 AM

I am thinking of making some sort of website or Database listing venues, not only for DJ's but for clients too. Who better to advise them than a DJ who has worked their before, and you may even get a booking out of it, if your 'review' comes up in a search for the venue on google!. Anyway thats for the future smile.gif

Added to the Venues with Soundlimiters, Kelsall Community Centre and an evil little sod it is too. Anything above background level and you are screwed, even the Ambient noise of the kids singing along was enough to trip it 188.gif. All of the sockets are controlled from the unit, even the 13A sockets for the fixed Electric Heaters, so sadly no way around it.

My advice - AVOID the venue until it is either set up correctly or removed.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:33 PM

Huntingdon Leisure Centre. Lively conversation trips it - and it's upstairs!

Once was enough ( and that was a few years ago ). Have never accepted a booking there since.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:13 AM

Shepherdswell village hall.
It's a very nice venue in itself but I found the limiter nigh on impossible to work with. Just the noise from the guests was enough to trip the power at least 5 times. As my music is all on computer I was not impressed to say the least. 188.gif

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:50 PM

Morteyne Manor, Marston Morteyne, Bedfordshire. It's set at 96db and it's in a marquee!

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:43 PM

Tithebarn, meols hall Southport.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:14 PM

Newton longville village hall, Milton keynes
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