Are you planning a big event this year that requires sound and audio equipment rental in Orange County, CA? If so, it’s important that you take the time to consider exactly what your needs are for the event so it goes off without a hitch.
Here are some things to consider when planning an event that will require you to rent some sound equipment.
If you’re having live performers as part of the event, you should consider who those performers are. Touring bands often bring in sound equipment of their own, but it can’t hurt to ask them if they have any extra needs you might be able to accommodate. If you have amateur performers or won’t be mixing very many channels, the sound needs you have won’t be quite as sophisticated.
How good are the acoustics in your venue without taking sound equipment into account? Consider the materials that make up the venue. Is the venue carpeted or not? Is there sound-dampening material on the walls and ceilings? Was the room or venue designed for specific acoustics? How much power do you need to fill up the space with sound? These are all questions that have answers that can vary from venue to venue, so make sure you have carefully analyzed the venue at which you’ll be hosting the event.
Keep in mind that all audio equipment needs a certain amount of power to operate as intended. Check the amperage and voltage on all equipment you have or will potentially rent, and everything you need to power. Depending on the venue, you might bring in gas-powered generators to provide power for your events, which can also affect your plans for the kind of equipment you will rent. It’s important to have the right amount of power, otherwise you run the risk of blowing fuses and having a blackout at your event.
What exactly are your sound needs for the event? Do you simply want to get a speaker system that will be capable of playing background music at a reasonable volume, or is the sound itself the main attraction at your event, such as for a performance or rock show? This is the primary consideration to keep in mind when choosing sound equipment—if you just plan to run an iPod to play some music, you’re not going to need the same kind of sound equipment a touring band would need for a show, or that you’d need when setting up a theatrical performance at a local auditorium.
These are just a few things you can keep in mind when searching for sound and audio equipment rentals in Orange County, CA. For more information and tips about getting the right sound equipment for your needs, we encourage you to contact our team of professional sound engineers and equipment specialists at Larson Lighting & Audio today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our services. We look forward to working with you!