big friendly audio is a cheltenham and gloucestershire based speaker, pa and lighting equipment hire company that offers freelance audio engineering

West Midlands based freelance audio engineering, PA, lighting and backline hire for all applications


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Speakers & PA Hire

QSC K12 (x2) + QSC KW181 (x2)

This is our main front of house system. 4kW of unparalleled audio quality. The QSC K-Series speakers are highly regarded as one of the best on the market. The K12 speakers can be hired on their own for smaller functions. info

Venue Full Live Band Announcements &
Recorded Music
Outdoors 300 people 500 people
Indoors 400 people 600 people
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Martin Blackline F15 (x2) + QSC 1.2kW amp addon

For larger audiences and wider stages we can also provide additional speakers (top speakers in picture). These speakers can be used as satellite speakers half way down a long tent, centre fills for even sound distribution on wider stages, or just to increase the volume of a standard set up. info


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Smaller Speakers & Stage Monitors

RCF ART 310a (x2), Mackie SRM 350 (x3) & QSC KW122

RCF ART 310a's are 350w speakers ideal for acoustic gigs in smaller venues and for voice amplification at weddings and corporate events. They are light, and make excellent on stage monitors with enough power to produce a full and clear sound on large stages. info

Mackie SRM 350's are 200w speakers ideal for smaller spaces. They are small and versatile yet powerful making them ideal for acoustic gigs, voice amplification and stage monitoring. info

The KW122 is a 1000w active speaker that produces high volume with high quality. Being an older wooden version of my main speakers I often use it for centre fill on larger stages, or as a drum monitor for the extra volume.


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Digital Mixing Desks

Behringer X32 Compact

Easily the most versatile and user friendly mixing desk on the market today, the X32 is remarkably powerful. 16 channels of MIDAS preamps, 25 buses, 17 motorized faders and LCD screen make this desk capable of anything while maintaining ease and speed of use.

Through WiFi multiple devices can be utilized to fully control the desk from anywhere within range, Setting up monitor mixes is easy from stage even when the desk is tens of meters away. Mixing front of house from a laptop or touch screen device is a cinch in those circumstances when you simply can not have the mixing desk out in the crowd. info

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S16 Digital Snake (x2)

With the S16 you can increase the inputs on the X32 Compact to 32 channels, with 16 balanced XLR outputs. These digital snakes can be left on stage and connect to the X32 with a single network cable. Gone are the days of digging large trenches to run enormous cables between your stage and your mixing desk. These units are 100% automated from the X32. info

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Analogue Mixing Desks

Soundcraft Spirit Live 3-2

An old analogue mixing desk. No bells, no whistles, but all you need for voice, recorded music, acoustic and small band set ups. Extremely uncomplicated to use. Ideal for putting on a small gig with a small budget, or if you don't have a dedicated or experienced engineer. Originally a 16 channel desk, only 14 are still operational. This desk comes free with any stand alone speaker hire.

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Lighting

4 Par Can 64 Set (x4, so 16 in total available)

4x 500w Par Can 64 chrome stage lights + dimmer pack and stand

These are floor spots, so can be mounted on stands or stood safely on a floor (not synthetic carpet, they get very hot!)

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lightmaXX Platinum ScanCon MKII

A simple and easy to use DMX controller for controlling lights

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Backline

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe + Footswitch

40w but very very loud! The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is an industry favorite for gigging guitarists. A single 12" combo amp with 12A7X tube preamp and 6L6 tubes driving the volume. Including in built fender analogue spring reverb. info

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Laney BC50 Bass Amp

A 50w solid state bass amp. Active and passive inputs. Bass, sweepable mid and treble EQ plus brightness button.

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Marshal DSL15C Guitar Amp

A standard solid state guitar amp. 15W, clean, overdrive, contour control, in built effects and 1x8" driver providing plenty of volume.

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Pearl Export 5 Piece Drum Kit

A standard 5 piece drum kit with snare and cymbals if required. All stands provided.

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Microphones, DI's, Cables & Stands

1x BETA 58 (vocals + multi purpose)
4 x SM58 (vocals + multi purpose)
3 x SM57 (guitar cabs + multi purpose)
1 x Shure BETA 98 (clip on)
1 x unbranded clip on (backup)
2 x t.bone TWS one wireless mic (announcments)

Audix D6 (kick)
Audix D4 (floor tom)
2 x Audix D2 (rack toms)
2 x Audix i5 (snare + multi purpose)
2 x Audix SCX1-C Condenser (overheads + multi purpose)
Audix SCX1-HC Condenser (hi-hat + multi purpose)

7 x DI's

2 x 30m Digital Multicore
2 x 8 channel analogue 15m multicores

All the stands you could need + all the cables you could need