Lighting and soundsystem for hire

Printable document: Barn sound and light systems. There are professional stage lights in the Function barn, and a PA system for hire. Both have been upgraded during 2017 and up to date details are below.

Sound: Our PA system is a medium sized active speaker system, consisting of two 1600W Mackie speaker/amplifier units mounted on the stone pillars either side of the stage, plus a 12 channel Mackie mixer and a microphone and stand. This system can take a line in from a CD or MP3 player, along with additional microphones in.  The system is suited for medium sized bands along with announcements and speeches, ambient music from your own iPod, MP3 or CD player. We can set up and configure the PA so it is ready for you to plug in your iPod/MP3/CD player and instruct you on its straightforward operation. Included are:

  • 2 x Mackie SRM650 active 15″ 2-way high definition speakers 1600W max (RMS)
  • Mackie ProFX12 MKII 12 channel compact mixer with effects and USB
  • 1 x Shure SM-58 microphone and stand
  • All connecting cables including multi-core from stage to back of function barn

The function barn is fitted with a 16-in 4-out audio multi core XLR stagebox and cable that easily allows a band PA system to connect from the stage to a mixing desk at the back of the function barn without laying out cables. Multiple floor and high level 13 amp sockets and a single 32 amp power socket are available for additional equipment.

Lights: The function barn is equipped with a professional stage and effects lighting system that can light the stage for speakers or for bands or other performances. A full width (6m) triangle lighting truss spans the barn just beyond the stage, fitted with LED 2 sets of LED quad stage lights, plus 2 water effect lights. There are also two “disco” style effects lights situated at each end of the function barn, and some white or colour LED stage lights from the side for lighting speakers for speeches. The lights are controlled from a cabinet to the side of the stage with a DMX foot controller for the LED stage quads, simple on/off switches for the water lights and disco lights and a 24 channel DMX controller for the stage and architectural side lights.  Additional lights and effects units can be attached to the lighting truss if bands have their own lights. The equipment consists of:

  • 2 x Equinox quad bar colour par stage lights12 x 8w LED with DMX foot controller
  • 4 x Beamz LED stage lights (side and architectural lighting) with Transcension 24 channel SDC 824 DMX Controller
  • 2 x Equinox Aqua multi-coloured flowing water effect lights
  • 2 x DJ mini Dekker disco lights

The lighting system can be setup to provide static lighting that can be faded in and out on each light by the user. For more complex effects (synchronising to music etc) some expertise in the operation of DMX lighting systems will be required. The function barn also has LED downlights on each pillar with hand held remote controllers that can change them from white to any colour and dim them.