SOUND: The sound system is not permanently installed, but must be set up from scratch and taken down for each show. This adds some inconvenience up front, but allows for much more flexibility in how it is used.
Microphones – Two Electrovoice ND767a dynamic supercardioid vocal mics; two AKG D3800M dynamic cardioid vocal mics; two Shure SM 57 cardioid instrument mics, and two matched pairs of Rode NT5 small diaphragm cardioid-condensor instrument mics.
Miscellaneous – Six regular boom stands, one short boom stand; two mono and two stereo DI boxes; XLR and balanced 1/4″ cables (no regular 1/4″ instrument or 1/8″ stereo cables), 16-channel snake, adapters, AC extension cords, power strips, etc. We also have a Fender Twin Reverb ’65 Reissue guitar amplifier.
If you plan to use our sound system, we prefer that you hire one of our approved audio technicians. Their fees vary depending on the individual and the complexity of your event, but the average fee is about $150 per night. You contract with them directly, and we do not take a cut of their fee. While this adds some extra expense, it saves you the potential cost of having to replace or repair equipment that is damaged during your event; if our technician breaks something, you are not responsible. If you prefer to hire someone who is not on our tech list, they will need to come in a week or two before your show for a walk-through of the system. Alternately, you may bring in your own PA equipment.
PIANO: ca. 1920 Knabe 9′ concert grand. If you want the piano tuned, it is your responsibility to schedule and pay for that. You can hire your own tuner, or we can recommend one.
MUSIC STANDS: We usually have about 10 Manhassett music stands (they come and go), but no stand lights.
LIGHTING: There is an enclosed lighting booth at the rear of the room on the fifth floor. Lights are hung on three overhead bars at rear of stage, middle of room, and back of room, and there is one vertical bar on each side of the stage at mid-room for side lights. We have no floor lights or light stands. Our lighting plot is set to a standard stage wash that works well for most shows. Sorry, but due to liability and other logisitical issues, Chapel users may not make changes to our standard lighting plot; you must use it as is.
Control console – NSI MC-7024 24-channel, two-scene preset with DMX protocol output to 1.2 kW capacity dimmers. The control board is very easy to operate, and there are directions posted in the lighting booth. Here is a video tutorial (it uses the model with fewer channels than ours, but works the same).
We do not have any projection equipment.
INTERNET: We now have a Comcast internet connection in the Chapel lighting booth (100 MBps download, 15 MBps upload), accessible via ethernet or wifi. This makes live streaming possible, but we have no video equipment so you will need to supply all necessary hardware: camera, laptop, interface, etc..