welcome to soundbase uk Established in 1994, Soundbase offer a wide range of technical services tailored to the needs of the live event industry. Our hire department provides a comprehensive range of PA, lighting, and staging equipment for a wide range of events. Our sales department provides our customers with access to some of the best sound, lighting and special effects equipment on the market as well as a comprehensive range of spares and accessories. Additional services such as lighting and sound design, installation and conference and event services help round out our profile so that we can provide a complete end-to-end service for our clients.
Dave Tulloch Managing Director With over 25 years’ experience, Dave has extensive knowledge of the industry. After establishing Theatre Production Services (TPS) in 1988, Dave identified a niche in the market for a professional live event production company. In 2001, Soundbase UK was born and, two years later, was merged with TPS to form a specialist sound and lighting company offering a complete production service. Dave oversees every project taken on by Soundbase UK and personally guarantees to work closely with you to ensure all your objectives are met and that your experience with us is memorable and successful. We employ a select team of multi skilled engineers and specialist event staff, who make the organising and running of your event as stress and problem free as possible. We also have our own in-house
Our company ethos is based around quality, both in
health and safety advisor and qualified first aid staff.
terms of the equipment we use and our service. Add in friendly staff and a personal service for everyone and we think we have the mix right.
“Soundbase were a breath of fresh air to work with, looking after the whole project for us.
Based in close proximity to the M4, Soundbase UK
We look forward to developing a long-lasting
is ideally situated to supply customers throughout
working relationship with them.”
Wales, the Midlands and south of England.
Rachel Jones – Chepstow Town Council
We have built up an extensive client portfolio over the years. Here are just a few photos taken at some of the events. Client testimonial and feedback is available upon request.
Point on the Park 2007
Abertillary Blues Festival 2007
Jumping in July 2007
for Eastleigh Borogh Council
for Blaenau Gwent Council
for Newport City Council
LABC Awards Dinner
Christmas Lights Extravaganza â€“
for Allenova School of Dance
for Vale of Glamorgan Council
for Newport City Council
Red Dragon FM Pantomine 2006
Son-et-Lumiere - Caldicot Castle
Fashion Rocks Wales
for Red Dragon FM/Capitol Radio
2006 â€“ for Chepstow Festival
for Urban Circle Productions
We have an extensive inventory of Public Address equipment ranging from portable, batterypowered systems to address an audience of 100 people in a small venue, to the top of the range 30kw PA systems to cater for audiences of over 3,000 people. We only stock modern equipment including mixing consoles and speaker systems from the leading brands. Our production team have many years of experience in putting together sound and lighting systems for Corporate Events, Outdoor Festivals and Concerts, Sporting Events, Pubs and Clubs and Gala Dinners. We also sell and service a wide range of equipment to suit all of your audio requirements, and specialise in custom installations. Microphones Soundbase provide a variety of standard to specialist microphones to cover all events whatever your professional needs. With packages including complete conference kits, accessories, or individual mics, all offer top quality sound reproduction with exterior noise rejection and come with a sleek, executive look. Speakers From small low power speakers for a room-based vocal presentation, to a super high level system for outdoor events and extensive performances, Soundbase supply quality speaker systems for a variety of applications and all your event requirements. Applicable for both PA and stage monitor performance.
Amplification Whether your event demands precise sound reproduction in a large hall, or high quality outdoor performance to an extensive audience, Soundbase will provide amplification for the best results with our top range of equipment. Sound Mixers & Effects We will compile the perfect audio accompaniment for your event, from low level background music to specialist sound effects. Our expert technicians will create an audio experience that will give your presentation added impact and leave an unforgettable impression on your audience. Player & Recorders Our range of players and recorders covers all visual and audio requirements, with flexible control for playing, recording, deleting and organising your selection of sounds and effects. With the ultimate designs and most advanced technological features, all of our equipment is easy to use and adaptable to the needs of your event. Sound Relay Systems For conference interpretation and effective multi communication, our sophisticated radio-controlled sound relay systems are the professional choice. Designed for maximum sound quality and elimination of natural echo, our equipment is easy to use, with all the latest hi-tech features and comfortable headsets. Talkback Communication Systems For dual or multi communication systems, Soundbase offer a range of lightweight devices, designed to combine technological efficiency with comfort and simplicity. All of our radio talkback headsets have a highly professional and discreet design, with supreme quality transducers that give a smooth frequency response.
From a simple stage light for a single presenter to
For desks, consoles, monitors and all accessories,
a lighting spectacular for an outdoor concert, it’s
Soundbase will provide hi-tech equipment at
amazing what a difference good lighting can make
low cost prices, with the service of our expert
to the overall atmosphere of an event!
technicians to ensure your lighting effects produce
Soundbase UK can guarantee a spectacular event
the perfect impression.
by using lighting effects to enhance your surrounds and create an unforgettable impact. With the facilities to create lighting solutions to complement any style or theme, our lighting team is equipped to meet the needs of all events. We specialise in: • concert and stage lighting • theatrical lighting • garden lighting • architectural lighting • disco effects • lighting for exhibitions or product launch • LED colour-changing lights • intelligent moving lights • computer controlled lasers • computer based lighting control systems • 3-phase power distribution Automated Lighting With an automated lighting set up, your light effects can be operated by a central controller, giving the
Rigging & Lighting Accessories We stock the leading brands of structural systems and rigs, supported by our expert installation and set-up service. Our specialists will operate, instruct and advise you regarding all of your structural needs. Effects Soundbase stock high performance effects machines and equipment that will provide all of the necessary extra effects to give your event the impact that your clients are guaranteed to remember. “I would have no issues recommending Soundbase to any other company requiring sound and lighting services. They proved to be an excellent company to work with – always on hand to listen to our requirements which changed from time to time.” Susannah Stonehouse – Newport City Council
advantages of convenience and pre-programmed efficiency, for a truly professional performance.
‘The whole project progressed smoothly
from beginning to end; any problems that
Fixed lighting uses a software-based control system
arose were dealt with in a timely manner
that will produce and programme an endless variety
and resolved quickly.’
of colours and effects without having to change
Graham Goode – St Johns College, Cardiff
fixtures or use extra equipment.
Soundbase UK are ideally suited to providing support for these types of event. Our vast experience and portfolio of equipment means we can supply a full concert sound system, comprehensive lighting rig and associated infrastructure, power generation and electrical distribution, staging and pit barrier. We are happy to provide one single aspect, working harmoniously with other contractors, or supplying a co-ordinated complete solution to your specification and needs.
Our site services include: • Comprehensive method statement and risk assessment • generator hire • mains distribution • site and emergency lighting • site security • site management/logistics • site fencing • site PA address system • toilets/facilities • refuse collection/site maintenance • fork lift drivers • 15ft x 10ft pop up shelters Our engineers and electricians can remain on site offering full manned backup or any item can be dry-hired.
‘From the initial process through to completion of the project, Soundbase provided a first class service. Soundbase listened to our
We are familiar with liaising with public and private
requirements but more importantly delivered
authorities regarding the staging of various types
them in an efficient and friendly manner which
of events and the respective licensing and safety
surpassed our expectations.’
requirements involved. Our staff are professional,
Maria Webber – LABC Cymru
courteous and are always mindful of the company ‘can-do’ attitude. ‘Soundbase has always met with our demands in a professional way and we look forward to working with them on future projects. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other companies.’ Dennis Mackenzie – Urban Circle Productions
Health & Safety
We can provide and assemble stages of different
Soundbase adhere to a rigorous policy of
sizes. All of the stages are owned by us, thereby
providing and maintaining safe and secure working
enabling us to guarantee their availability and
conditions, equipment and work systems for all
employees. As far as is reasonably practicable, we
Our Arc Roof stage is our largest measuring 33ft by 26ft and the smallest is 16ft by 12ft. Ranging from 18” off the ground to 6 feet, the heights of
also accept responsibility for the Health and Safety of other individuals who may be affected by our activities.
the stages can be changed to best suit the venue
Every single member of our staff is required to
and your requirements. They are also supplied with
fully adhere to all procedures of the Soundbase
hand rails and comply with all the relevant Health
Health and Safety system and to co-operate with all
& Safety regulations as well as being provided with
company-appointed staff in the execution of their
risk and method statements for each event.
statutory Health and Safety responsibilities.
This policy is regularly monitored, by promoting a
We plan all events thoroughly. This includes
culture of continuous improvement through risk
extensive use of scale CAD drawings, site surveys
assessment and staff training. Full details of the
and production meetings. We produce a schedule
Soundbase Health and Safety system can be
of how the event is to be installed, we ensure that
viewed in the company’s Health & Safety manuals
there is enough power for our systems as well
and reviewed annually.
as equipment you may have, that the sight lines are good, that adequate blackout is in place, that access has been planned, that noise limitations
‘Soundbase’s total commitment to customer
have been addressed; nothing goes unchecked.
service leaves us with no hesitation in
If necessary, our staff can even be present on the night - to ensure the professional and successful running of your event. By having every aspect of
recommending them to any company requiring corporate event packages.’ Juliette Harbutt – Great British Cheese
your event properly organised in advance, you can sit back and enjoy it! Soundbase UK will provide teams of professional,
‘Soundbase offers very competitive prices along
experienced stage managers, lighting technicians,
with a friendly and well-organised service.’
flybar operators, audio engineers, prop boys,
Julia French – Abergavenny Food Festival
and followspot operators that have all worked together at previous events - meaning you will get a hardworking team that get along with one another - even in those more stressful & demanding environments behind the scenes.
Soundbase have many years of experience in providing professional corporate services. Whatever your requirements, Soundbase will fulfil them – from organising a conference to putting together a presentation.
All the technical necessities for any type of event – be it a conference, meeting, seminar, training programme, presentation, product launch, fashion show or road show – are handled in-house. In this way, we control the quality and preparation of our systems, leading to greater reliability and considerably less stress. Our Top 10 Tips for Making Your Event a Success
Over the past 14 years, we have accumulated the skills, knowledge and experience to convert your ideas into an outstanding and memorable event, from conception and detailed design, right through to completion.
Thorough planning is essential to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible. Follow our top 10 tips below and your event is sure to be a complete success: 1.
Choose a venue
coordination of your special event as well as
Pick a date and invite your guests
designing bespoke creative themes to make it a
Plan a seating chart
Organise a menu
sequences and distributing promotional material,
our involvement can be as comprehensive as you
Manage sound and lighting features
Soundbase can guarantee the seamless
memorable one. From selecting the venue and constructing the stage sets to arranging the lighting
need it to be.
7. Check licensing and insurance particulars of chosen venue
Our project managers are experts at squeezing the maximum impact out of the keenest budget and will work with you every step of the way to deliver exactly what is required.
Hire waitressing and bar service staff
Prepare your speech
10. Alternatively, if you would like to be able to relax and enjoy your event, give Soundbase a call and we will arrange all of the above – and more – on your behalf.
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