Musical Equipment: What You Need to Know

The cost of staging a performance for your event can quickly raise if you aren’t paying close attention to all the expenses. One issue that comes up often has unexpected fees popping up due to lack of communication between the host and the entertainment. You should also expect that not all bands and DJ’s has all the music and audio equipment necessary for a satisfactory performance at your venue. The information below has over a few fundamental questions you should be preparing yourself to ask your entertainment to make sure your event meets your expectations. What They Need The best way to find out what a band or DJ is lacking is to ask. Extension cords, backup generators, and other supplies may be required for getting your musicians up and running. If you find that this is the case for you, don’t forget to include any rental costs into your budget. A quick way to determine the professionalism of a band or DJ is to assess their eagerness to evaluate the venue. Different venues may require a different approach for equipment setup. Musicians who don’t take the time to adjust their equipment correctly can impact the quality of the performance. Preparation Set up a meet-up at your venue before the event to make changes as needed. Preparation is the key to making sure everything is in order, so your performers should be open to rehearsals, especially if you are hosting a once in a lifetime event. If the audio is not up to your standards, ask what the musicians can provide to make it better. At the end of the day you and your band or DJ share the same objective, so your interests should be the same. Extra Charges Some DJs provide extra special effects by using equipment to create exceptional lighting, fog, or tunes that synchronize to rhythms in the music. Keep an eye on the contract to see any extra charges applied just so you are aware of precisely what you are paying for. Having the payment information readily available to you can help you compare price so that you decide which entertainment type is best for you. Look Organized When narrowing down the visuals of the performance itself, make sure that the equipment isn’t too distracting. If your entertainment needs much material and doesn’t take the time to establish where everything should go ahead of time, then there is the risk of your stage looking very busy. It helps to meet ahead of time to ensure that every piece of equipment has a dedicated spot where it doesn’t appear to look too busy or messy. If there is no time for prep, it isn’t uncommon to find cords lying about all tangled up and scattered across the stage floor which leaves guests wondering if the right preparations were made. Instead be aware of all the preparatory phases of setup. Watch how your band sets up and how they organize their performances, that way no unexpected disasters come sneaking in your way. Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit