True Sound Hire Blog

In this area of the site we will be writing about useful tips for your event, recent events we have attended and provided equipment for, along with other interesting posts.

Recent blog posts

Could True Sound Hire Be Your Ticket To A Successful Event?

With over a decade of experience and some of the brightest minds in the sound and lighting industry, we at True Sound Hire are proud to serve our local community and outer regions with some of the top event equipment services in the U.K. On the surface we are a business and that means that to thrive we must bring in new clients and make money, but at our core we are a great supporter of family, local businesses, and the personal relationships that we form with our customers. We are more than a company, we are a family, and we want to make every celebration and event that you organize turn out to be the success that you visualize it as. 

More For Less

One of the ways that we serve our local community is by bringing you the best equipment available at the most reasonable prices imagined. By doing this we guarantee that you can get what you need for less, and we also guarantee ourselves a lasting client. Our goal here at True Sound Hire is to build clientele for life, and to do this we are willing to go above and beyond for those that we work with. 

Price points for individual rentals and price points for packages are different, but by contacting one of our professionally trained agents you can add additional pieces of equipment to packages or single products to create just the right bundle for your particular event. 

Variety And Convenience

Not only are our prices reasonable, but we have a large selection from which you can choose, which means that you can put on just about any type of event and True Sound Hire can supply you with exactly what you need for a successful day or night. Wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, high school reunions, concerts, festivals, fashion shows, and much more can be achieved with the right staging, lighting, and sound system setup, and this is what we live for. True Sound Hire has a long listing of stock items which can be found on our website, we also have a price list for individual pieces, and a hire packages section which is perfect for larger events requiring more sound and light equipment. 

Although we work with a lot of large businesses and assist in many festivals and concerts, we also supply to a multitude of small affairs, parties, and family events that require only a few items at a time. This means that no matter what size your event will be or how many guests are included, you can use True Sound Hire without fear of too little equipment or outrageous prices based on big business scales. 

Serving Local Communities

Although we mentioned time and again throughout our blog that we supply to London, Surrey, Portsmouth, and Guildford, we also supply to a large selection of nearby locations as well. Our client bases range from Cranleigh, Weybridge, Heathrow, and Staines to Knightsbridge, Slough, Godalming, Farnborough, and everywhere in between. 

Our website has a listing along the bottom that expresses all of the communities that we service, but we don’t stop there. If you live in a nearby region that isn’t listed, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us. You might be surprised to find that we often branch out on a client need basis, and we look forward to building bridges into new counties that require our services. Currently we provide equipment for everyone from community function planners to parents who require sound systems for children’s birthday parties, and we don’t limit these options by region. This means that all of our packages and stock are available in all of the regions we serve without limitation based on location. 

Choosing True Sound Hire

True Sound Hire has a knowledgeable staff, top quality products, reasonable rates, and serves many communities throughout the U.K. For this reason among many others we strongly encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns that we can address. Whether you’re seeking more information on a particular product, you need help deciding what type of equipment you need, or you’re unsure if your budget will cover expenses on one of our packages, we are always happy to help. Check us out 

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Festival Production Services Can Save You A Bundle!

With the holidays quickly approaching and the need to sing, celebrate and dance being of the utmost importance you can be sure that all of those concerts and parties won’t go unnoticed, and they certainly can’t go unplanned. Planning festivals, parties, and other events takes a lot of work, and it also takes a little know how as far as equipment, lighting, sound hire, and stages go. For this reason, among many others, we usually suggest that planners turn to professional festival production services to make sure that their events are a success and that the festival runs smoothly and has everything it needs to be the talk of Surrey, London, Guildford, and surrounding areas for years to come.

Choosing True Sound Hire

Here at True Sound Hire we have a strong client base, and it isn’t difficult to see why we seem to attract so many locals to our services. We have been in the business of festival production services for more than a decade and pride ourselves on having some of the top lines of equipment from our speakers to our strobe lights. 

Designing and putting on a festival takes an entire team, not just one planner, and we want to be that secret weapon in your back pocket that you can pull out to beat the competition and come out on top. 

Saving Time To Save You Money

Spending thousands on pounds on a festival is inevitable no matter what kind of equipment you decide to go with, but the good news is that you will make all of that back and more when your guests are impressed with what they see. This can make your next event an even bigger success, and we love seeing our clients fulfill their dreams.

One way that we can make your life easier in terms of festival production services is that you will find yourself saving time left and right. Answers to questions and concerns can be put to rest quickly and efficiently by our fully trained staff. Setup and take down are a synch no matter how much equipment you have to hire, and we always let you know approximately how long your setup will take and how many people the equipment you choose will work for. 

Equipment That Works Right The First Time

At True Sound Hire we take pride in all of our equipment no matter how small or how big, and this is why we check everything before it goes out and when it comes back from use to make sure that it works as though it is brand new. This means that you don’t wind up turning on a light only to find that it isn’t working and nobody can see your show. Our products are also crafted by well-known companies, meaning that the brands that you trust are exactly what you will get for your big event without having to spend those brand name prices for your show. Get top quality sound, visuals and special effects for a fraction of the price, and still make a big impact on your guests.

We supply equipment to wedding receptions, birthday parties, boxing matches, night clubs, anniversary celebrations, office parties, business meetings, conferences, festivals, and a variety of other events that require lights and sound to shine at their brightest. Festival production services are in place so that you don’t have to worry about everything working, or having the right equipment; at True Sound Hire, we do the worrying for you and we make sure that everything we supply is ready to perform along with the performers!

We provide services to London, Surrey, Guildford, Portsmouth, and various other areas to bring the professional sound and sights of our products to your local events. Whether you’re inquiring for your own gathering, for a future festival or party, or as a planner who has been hired for a wedding or celebration that will be occurring in the near future, we want to help you put on the absolute best performance, show, party, or event of the season. Our clients are clients for life, and we would like to keep it that way by saving you money, saving you time, and giving you exactly what you need to be a success in your field or industry. If you would like to read more about our company and see what services we provide please visit our main web page here you can read a little about us and hopfuly your get a feel about what we do & how we work. 

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Outdoor Staging Hire For Beginners

At True Sound Hire we are always excited at the prospect of helping our clients plan a new event in regards to the sound, lighting, and stage equipment, and this is especially true of outdoor staging hire. Whether you have been putting on outdoor festivals and events for years, or you’re new to the event planning arena, all of our professionally trained staff are eager and willing to help you get the absolute best quality equipment to make your show go off without a hitch. We can explain how the equipment works, where best to setup, what accessories might work well with your selection, the price and how to budget your equipment rentals, as well as a number of other suggestions that could make your festival or concert a much brighter affair. 

Take Exact Measurements

When our clients ask us about the first steps to throwing a successful outdoor event, we always suggest that they start out by measuring the lot they plan on using to setup their staging equipment. Our equipment for this type of event measures 10m X 8m, is a fully covered outdoor stage system and costs £2000, well within the means of most event planners with a big crowd to prepare for. 

The purpose of most outdoor concerts or festivals is to create a large space in which people can gather and take part. For this reason, you need to know how much room you have to work with where you will place the staging, and measure that region for an exact idea of what you have to work with. Once you have a general idea of placement you can move on to the next steps in getting started with outdoor staging hire.

Choose Your Accessories Wisely

We love helping our clients choose accessories for their staging and parties because we have so much to offer. From sound systems with wireless microphones and full DJ equipment to strobe lights and smoke machines, we have it all. One thing that many of our clients decide to go with when they select the outdoor staging hire is the additional carpeting and catwalk that can go along with it. The catwalk is an excellent accessory if you are playing a live concert and want the performer to be able to come out into the crowd to interact without leaving the stage. It also works well for fashion shows or events which are trying to display something in particular to viewers in the crowd.

Another item we supply that we often get requests for in combination with outdoor staging are our plasma screens, which make a wonderful addition because they can be used to play videos, display pictures, convey advertisements to the audience, and more These screens allow audience members further back to see what is going on up front if you place them throughout the crowd.  Additional trusses and other mounting gear may be required if this is something that you are interested in.

Choose A Flat Stable Area

So you have measured the main area and you have a few accessories chosen, now you need to prep the area for setup and this means locating or creating a flat space for your stage to cover. If you erect the outdoor staging hire on a hill, you might find things sliding off onto the ground, and performers may have trouble balancing and playing the way that they need to. This is also dangerous because things can get broken, or may not get put together properly due to uneven ground which could be cause for further accidents. 

Be Wary Of Possible Weather Malfunctions

Finally, you can’t plan an outdoor event without knowing that the weather is always going to factor into how successful your concert or festival plays out. Rain can be an especially unfortunately situation to find yourself dealing with, but there are weather proofing options, and some party planners utilize alternate days due to bad weather to play their event. If you can’t move your date and bad weather persists you will be happy that you took precautions and that the stage is equipped for whatever Mother Nature can throw at you. Speak to one of our representatives today to get tips and hints about how you can better prepare for weather. If you would like some costs on our different outdoor festival stages please see our Outdoor Festival Stage Hire page for more info & advice, your also find pictures of our stages and other useful info like payloads etc. 

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Get Noticed With A Projector Hire!

In the world of business there is a vast multitude of tricks and tools that you can use to set yourself above the competition. This is especially true in big business when the corporate ladder for success is a steep climb and your co workers are willing to go above and beyond to make an impression on the management team. For this, and many other opportunities, projector hire can be the difference between a boring presentation and one that highlights exactly what you want to say while also entertaining and providing top notch visual representation.

Here at True Sound Hire we take projector hire seriously, and encourage all of our clients to check out the high quality equipment that we provide for both business and personal needs. Although projection can make a big impression in business, it also adds a personal quality to an otherwise unglamorous evening.

Making Your Boss Pay Attention

Projector hire can be used in coordination with our screens which are designed specifically for use with the projectors. They can also be used in correspondence with LCD or plasma displays to give you the picture and clarity that you require. We recognize that not all events are the same, and neither is every conference, seminar or presentation, and that’s one thing that makes these machines so very interesting and convenient. You can use it in just about any situation for a variety of themes and content. You want to display charts and graphs? A projector hire can help; similarly, if you are looking to show a video, photographs, or any other type of text or image, you can have it up front and center for everybody to see. This shows dedication, focus, and an impressive sense of organization and preparation. 

One of the great things about these tools is even those who don’t particularly want to pay attention will be drawn to the visual. Whether it is text that you’re expressing, the quarterly numbers, or a just video clip representing something else worth noting in your company, you can get your point across with a projector hire. 

Partying With Style

If the business lifestyle isn’t what you’re interested in, projector hire can still be for you. No great party is complete without some photos or video clips of whatever you’re celebrating. This works for birthdays, wedding ceremonies, anniversary parties, or family events. You can showcase Uncle Eddy’s rendition of a beloved song from last year’s family holiday bash, or play a tribute montage of romantic photos of newlyweds at a wedding event. There is really no end in sight for the number of ways you can set yourself apart with one of these tools. 

We often recommend to our clients that they consider the projector hire with just about any other equipment that they rent because the price is great, and it adds a little something extra to stage events like concerts, or to shows that require sound and lighting such as a DJ club dance party Whether you’re entertaining a younger crowd or one with an older audience, you can find something to show off and make the celebration unique to you.

Planning For Better Events

Even if you aren’t the one celebrating or presenting something, this is a great rental for the office, classroom, or any kind of party that you are planning for somebody else. We especially suggest that wedding planners and other event planners give it some consideration, especially if they don’t have a lot of personal knowledge to use in the plans for the host and hostess. People love being represented in their special events, so having a way to show photographs or videos from the family, friends, or office staff can really spice things up and bring business back around to you the next time that somebody is planning something like this. 

If you go with our projector hire you can also add sound systems to magnify what you’re displaying, a wireless microphone to make your presentation stylish and entertaining, or specialty lighting including a spotlight, disco and strobe lights, or decorative lighting. If you’re interested in any of these products we encourage you to get in touch with one of our well-trained staff members for a quote today! Check out out for details about our projector hire packages, your also find tips & tricks along witn more helpful advice

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Selecting The Best Conference Sound And Lighting Hire Package

Conferences are all about getting the attention of your audience, and more importantly, they are about making an impact on those you are trying to share a message with. Conferences can be utilized for a number of reasons including business functionalities involving work information and new sales tactics, or they can be utilized by organizations or charity foundations as a method of appealing to the public. The equipment that you select for your presentation will depend on who is involved and how many people are in attendance, but here at True Sound Hire we supply a number of different conference sound and lighting hire options for nearly any size or theme. 

Lighting Up Your Venue

So our top priority here at True Sound Hire is to make sure that you are seen and heard, and while many businesses focus on the latter to appeal to their audiences, many people forget that lighting can be just as important as sound equipment, especially when you’re speaking to a large room. Our lighting packages come in a variety of sizes with additional stock pieces that can be added to nearly any combination you choose. 

Lighting can be an art, but it certainly doesn’t have to leave you stressed out and anxious about where to put things or how to set them up. Your rental agent should be equipped with all of the information that you need to place your lights in an area where they will make the best of you venue. They should also be able to set you up with all of the additional requirements for staging and mounting, which is exactly what we pride ourselves on. 

Speak to a representative about which lighting package would work best for your event and be prepared to ask questions that you need answered at this time. A list of venue measurements, guests, and budget numbers should be on hand when you discuss the lighting, especially because stage placement and additional furnishing can make a difference to how easily visible the lighting makes your speakers. Remember that not all conferences require a central speaker at all times, which means that more than one spotlight may be required. 

Creating Great Sound

Sound System Hire in Surrey, London, Guildford, Portsmouth, and all surrounding areas is simple with our sound package hire. The True Sound Hire website is full of information on our packages and pricing, like our 7kw sound package which can be easily setup in as little as twenty minutes and works well for an audience of up to two hundred and fifty guests. The package includes two OHM TRS 212 midtop speakers, two OHM TRS 218 subs, and an E100 amprack which should fit very conveniently into a small transport van for those conference organizers who are considering a DIY approach to cut costs on setup. Currently this package is reasonably priced at £195 ex VAT per day of use, which makes it a steal for one day seminar or conference events.

This particular sound package works great in a variety of settings, but it isn’t the only package we offer for conferences. A 2.5kw, 14kw, 16kw, 24kw, and 42kw are also available, with the largest package supporting sound setup for an audience of 5000 people for the hire rate of £1600 ex VAT per day of use. This applies a simple approach for all businesses in the selection of gear, giving you the ability to look into guest count and budget as a method of understanding what you need.

Whether you’re gearing up for the biggest sales conference of the year or you’re operating a learning style conference for those interested in taking part in a nonprofit organization or charity event, your lighting and sound will be in capable hands if you use our easy to access data regarding pricing and size options. Our packages are designed to make your life easier, but you don’t have to stop at sound and lights, there are plenty of other opportunities available to make the best possible conference. Staging, special effects, décor opportunities and more are all available to our clients if you know where to look. If you work through an alternative rental business, be sure to ask about any additional pricing they may not include for setup and travel costs. If you would like a better idea of what we offer & would like some more info please see our main webpage where your be able to read about our hire services and what we offer in terms of production.

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Make A Concert Worth Hearing With Radio Microphone Hire

What is a concert without sound? When it comes to setting up your lighting and sound in Surrey, London, Guildford and surrounding areas we offer a large selection of various equipment for all of your event needs, but one item that we find gets very popular for presenters and bands alike is our radio microphone hire. At True Sound Hire we provide a large selection of handheld models including the Sennheiser 300-500 series and the Shure ULX 4 UHF-R series. These are fairly popular, especially the Sennheiser XSW35 wireless vocal set which we hire out for £20.00 ex VAT per day.

What You Are Getting

All of our radio microphone hire rentals are checked before and after each use for the best performance of all equipment on a regular basis. We pride ourselves on having top notch working electronics for all of our clients so that customers come back for each and every event. Another benefit that you can expect here at True Sound hire is that each radio mic is in a flight case with 9V or AA batteries included along with a clip. We do not include stands in our prepackaged prices, but for a mere £3.50 ex VAT per stand we supply these as well, giving you the option to add as many mics as you need for your event. 

Okay, so there are plenty of suppliers of radio microphone hire in the London and Surrey regions, but what you’ll often find with our competitors is that they don’t take into consideration the poor quality that some of these instruments can be created with when built with cheap parts from abroad. All of our products are made from the highest materials available, and you’ll find that they outlast much of what the competition has to offer.

What You Need In A Mic

Wireless mics are often used in a variety of activities including live concerts and shows, but what we find most of our customers are using these products for are conferences and other business uses. For this we actually have various packages that include the rental of more than just the mic alone. You can check out these packages on our website, along with a guess on how many guests the equipment will benefit, and a price list. It also includes a time frame for setup, which can be highly convenient when there are multiple other things to do and you need to schedule everything perfectly for a smooth day of presentations.

We also find that some of our clients utilize the handheld mics for sporting events and academic functions. Our mics give the freedom to move around on stage, walk among the audience, and even use them from a distance as long as they are within range of the receiver. This is one reason why so many customers choose True Sound Hire radio microphone hire for outdoor events. 

Additional Packages

Along with our radio microphone hire we also combine other equipment into packages that are unique to your event needs. For weddings and other celebrations there are starlit dance floors, special lighting displays, and DIY DJ equipment, while outdoor events may benefit from one of our staging packages that includes all of the necessary tools to create an amazing outdoor space for a concert, auction, theater display, or any other presentation that you can think about. 

Aside from staging and lighting, other clients also include various special effects packages in their setup along with the handheld microphone. For business related services and events we suggest that you consider some of our display screens or projectors so that you aren’t just heard over the crowd, but so you are seen and show what needs to be seen as well. 

The way that you present yourself to your audience and colleagues makes a big impact on the message that you’re trying to get across. Whether you’re rocking out a musical number on stage or giving a wedding speech as the best man, True Sound Hire wants to give you the tools that you need to make it your own and give those in attendance something that they won’t soon forget. Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives for more information on products and options that could be made available to you. If you need more info about our radio microphones please see the main page here your also find pricing and more info about the mics we stock & use. 

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Why Your Guests Will Love Your Wedding Dance Floor Hire

Nothing says a wedding reception like the vision of all your aunts and uncles grooving on the dance floor, and here at True Sound Hire, we want to give them the best possible experience on your special day. Many brides and grooms invest in specialty lighting for their big events, but they don’t always consider the special effects and alternative dance floor options that are out there. Wedding dance floor hire can take your wedding from a place where it resembles any other ceremony, and turn it into a completely unique and memorable experience for everybody involved.

Bright Lights For Better Dancing

Our starlit dance floor hire offers exactly what your guests will be looking for an a romantic night of dancing and fun. The soft glow illuminating from below makes this a fun place for everybody to practice their favorite moves, whether you’re young or old. It can also create a completely new ambience for the theme of your reception, and can easily be altered from a romantic slow moving soft lighting effect into an electric pop kind of vibe with the addition of a disco ball and colour changing lights. 

By adding special effects like a smoke machine and lighting enhancements you can go from day to night and ceremony to reception in moments, which can make the night even more memorable. Many brides choose a long traditional gown for their ceremony and a shorter whimsical one for the dancing during the evening. Adding a wedding dance floor hire to your night can do much the same thing, by transforming your venue into a completely different view.

Making Your Guests Look Good

Not only does a wedding dance floor hire like our starlit floor make for a more exciting night, it can also make your guests look and feel better by lighting up their best qualities and giving the bride a stunning glow that you can’t duplicate without this style of lighting. With spotlights above and bright starlight below, all those who you have invited can see each other properly, and all of those glistening satins, and sparkling sequins will be set off perfectly in a way that will have everybody staring at the bridesmaids as well. 

These floors not only transform your guests and the room around them, but it’s also a perfect tool for anybody in your family who is hard of seeing. This creates a great area for dancing that is visible from across the venue so that all of your guests know where to dance, where to sit and chat, and where to find the bride and groom when it’s their turn for a dance. 

Alternative Uses

Wedding dance floor hire is obviously best suited for wedding receptions, but we at True Sound Hire believe in ingenuity and this means utilizing the tools you have for many different activities and functions. Dance floors are great for a variety of events such as staff holiday parties, birthday bashes, anniversary celebrations, and even DIY night club experiences. Anywhere that you can dance and get lost in the moment deserves a starlit floor to do it on, and this is a perfect excuse to snap up our DJ equipment, sound systems, microphones, staging, and lighting effects to really make a night to remember. 

You might be surprised at the number of ways you can change your venue into a completely different experience by adding any number of our equipment packages. If you’re interested in hiring out any of our available equipment we have staff on hand to answer any of your questions and concerns, go over your budget and planning, and help you get exactly what you need to give your guests the best possible experience. We also want to give you the best equipment at the lowest cost, which is why we supply high quality for reasonable rates, so you don’t spend a pound that you don’t need to spend. 

So whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or a random party just because, you might want to scan our site for products and prices that could make your event more fun. We love giving suggestions and would be happy to provide you with additional packages or alternative products you might also like to try. So if you're looking to hire a white starlit dance floor for your wedding pop over to our Starlit Dance Floor page for some lovely wedding pictures and pricing on the different sizes floors we hire out. Thank you again and we look forward to working with you soon :)

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Why Projector Hire Has Become So Popular

The entertainment industry has come pretty far in the last decade, but projector hire isn't just a great way to give your guests an amazing show. Projectors are being used in a number of places for a number of different reasons, each giving presenters the ability to show a different side of what they’re try to say or present. Our projectors are both through the brand of View Sonic and offer the best in projector technology. Paired with our projector tripod screen measuring 200mm sq with a robust high quality picture capability and a lightweight build for easy transfer, your presentation will be turning heads for sure. 

Giving Your Audience An Alternative View

Projector hire isn’t as popular for concerts as they are in other areas of their niche, but many bands enjoy having them side stage to display images, videos, and to supply advertising for their endorsements. Generally a larger concert will warrant a plasma screen instead, for the more high tech capabilities and because it can be mounted in a more specific location, but many smaller shows will utilize a screen to get their message across.

Making Community Functions Better

Communities are made up of a number of different kinds of people, and these people have different needs when attending a community function. Some are hard of hearing, while others might be easily distracted and enjoy more visual aids throughout a presentation. Projector hire gives you the ability to give those in attendance at a meeting or town function exactly what they need to be part of the goings on. Displaying closed captioning for the hearing impaired, images to appease the visually inclined, and video clips to get your point across more clearly make these screens well worth the reasonable rates that we charge for hire here at True Sound Hire.

Getting Your Point Across In Business

Perhaps one of the most popular reasons that our clients rent these units is to better display a business style presentation. Charts, graphs, statistics, and other company data can be displayed in bright high definition and colour, which will give your superiors and colleagues a better idea of what you’re trying to tell them with a report or update. Projector hire from True Sound Hire also can be used for other business purposes, such as a staff holiday party, or another company event. Photographs of employees, music and videos, and various other visual uses can be obtained through our screens. 

Whether you’re trying to display a more professional appearance, or you’re lending ambience to a company event, there’s so much you can do with projector hire. The projector can also be used to display visual presentations directly onto a plain white wall, which lowers rental costs, and adds to the experience, especially if you’re showing a movie, or aiming for company fun rather than the more serious side of the office life. 

Getting Personal With Family

Projector hire isn’t just for business and live shows, they can also be used for a variety of personal events, such as a wedding party, or a family gathering. Displaying images from past family events, projecting home videos or films for a movie night are all great uses for these products. A projector and screen give a much more personal feel to any of these celebrations, and give you the opportunity to put your own touch on your party. Whether it’s a birthday bash or an anniversary, there are ways that you can make your celebration brighter and better with the addition of this tool. 

Our helpful staff are standing by here at True Sound Hire to assist in any way that we can. If you need help choosing the projector hire for your event, or you aren’t sure if a projector is the best type of equipment to use, we are happy to help. Our staff has been trained and gives advice on sound, lighting, displays, staging, and special effects on a regular basis, so feel free to pick our brains and get some new ideas for your event or family party. You might be surprised at how easily a change in lighting and method of display can make a difference to the entire theme and décor that you have chosen. Thank you for taking the time to read this post, if you would like some more info about renting projectors please see our Projector Hire page where we have pricing and specs on the different units we hold stock of. 

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How To Avoid Problems With Your Outdoor Staging

Here at True Sound Hire we test all of our products before and after each use to be sure that the quality matches the highest standards of our client’s expectations. However, these tests only help with the integrity of the outdoor staging, not with the experience that each user with have while utilizing them. For this reason, we usually try to give our clients a few tips on how to avoid dilemmas that a novice user may encounter. 

Warn Guests From Touching Your Equipment

Usually setup and takedown are a simple task and our crew of professionally trained staff is happy to assist with this process, but once the stage is in place it’s up to you to monitor the connectors and keep guests at your event from tampering with them. In outdoor events it can be ridiculously easy to lose sight of people, especially in a large crowd, and while most in attendance aren’t going to bother with the staging, you might be surprised at how attractive it can be, especially to small children, to play in places where they shouldn’t.

There are many other issues that you could encounter if guests are allowed to touch and play with the equipment once it is setup and ready to go. Outdoor staging is usually accompanied by lighting and sound system and this equipment can be heavy, expensive, and of course plugged in. This means that by not monitoring your stage you could be opening your guests up to danger and somebody could get hurt. Nobody wants an injury on their hands, especially if you’re trying to operate a successful festival, concert, or wedding reception. A warning sign, and a team of security or staff appointed to watch over equipment will help you rest at ease and keep things running smoothly. 

Watch For Wet Spots

This one might seem obvious, but outdoor staging is exposed to the elements, which means that a bit of rain, snow, or a thin layer of frost across the surface can make it very slippery very quickly. To protect your entertainers and guests from getting hurt, having a mop or rag nearby to wipe the stage down is an excellent idea. We also suggest giving the stage surface a once over before the band or presenter steps into the spotlight, this will guarantee that nobody slips.

Similarly, accidents happen when liquids are allowed on stage, and while some of our clients allow open drinks, we usually suggest a bottle with a cap for singers and presenters if they need a drink during their performance. Leaving open beverages can also lead to spills, slippery surfaces, or sticky surfaces, which can also impede performance and get into band equipment, sound system wiring, and a number of other places. Speaking to any performers about your preferences for drinking while on stage is definitely something that you should consider. Even if you don’t mind the open beverages being allowed on the equipment, at least they will be more aware of where things are placed and may be less likely to knock them over. 

Placement And Clarity

We always want our customers to be satisfied on the first try, which is why we get very specific about the type of outdoor staging you’re looking for and where it will be setup. Depending on the company that you hire to cover your event you may not find these same qualities, so it’s important to let the staff you rent from know exactly what you want and where it will be going. Otherwise you might find yourself with a stage nowhere near where you wanted the event to take place, or in an area where something else needs to be setup. 

We can always give pointers on optimal placement in regards to natural lighting, the best electrical options, and where the land seems smoothest enough for an outdoor staging setup to sit evenly on the ground. Our staff has been working with staging, sound, and lighting systems for many years and is well trained in a variety of different subjects and products including our outdoor staging and how to give your guests and performers the best possible experience for their money. You want those in attendance to be entertained and impressed with what they see, so the stage needs to be in a place where they can see it properly. 

Thank you for taking the time to read our log, we hope this was helpful and gave you some things to think about when hiring, if you would like some more info about our outdoor stages please see our Outdoor Staging Hire where your find pictures, more advice & some pricing on the different systems we stock

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DIY House Party Sound & Lighting Packages For Hire Makes Life Easier

When it comes to throwing the perfect party, having products like our DIY house party sound & lighting packages for hire can make your life much easier. Many people assume that this type of equipment is only available for use for professional parties and events, but you might be surprised at the number of clients who inquire for small birthday, anniversary and holiday festivities as well. 

Some of the products that we offer here through True Sound Hire for DIY party planning include our iPod and laptop speaker hire, radio and microphone hire, and of course a multitude of different lighting packages that are perfect for the first time do it yourself user. Our expert staff is waiting by to assist with any questions or concerns that you might have and we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge in all things light and sound oriented. 

Wait For No One

There’s nothing worse than waiting on somebody to come in and set up your party equipment, especially if the machinery is highly technical and difficult to install. This can lead to problems if the business that you’re working with runs late or you have a problem later that you can’t handle on your own. DIY house party sound and lighting packages for hire can solve all of these problems by putting you in control of your own celebration and all of the activities that go along with it. Play your music the way that you want it, and include additional lighting only in areas where you really need it. With a DIY package you will be waiting for nobody and you’ll be in charge of your own party for once.

Finicky Finances

We often hear praise from our clients in regards to our unique pricing options and the array of available equipment at reasonable rates, but this isn't true of every sound and light rental business. For this reason DIY house party sound and lighting packages for hire can be your ticket to a happy pocketbook. The equipment involved in many of these types of packages run at extremely reasonable rates, which means that any party planner can get the required lighting and sound systems and effects without breaking the bank. 

DIY also means that you don't pay extra in terms of tipping delivery and maintenance workers, and you don’t have to pay for a DJ or lighting expert to make your party a success. All you need to spend your hard earned pounds on is the hire price of the equipment itself, and this can come in a variety of brands, sizes, shapes, and colours. We often suggest that our customers have a clear idea of what their budget will cover before calling so that we can find exactly that you're looking for without causing you to overspend. 

Stand Out And Look Cool

A major benefit to any DIY success is that you suddenly have the ability to look cool and smart in your own party setting. By not relying on others to set the spotlight and turn the DJ table, you’ll look like you know exactly what you’re doing. Nothing is more attractive than somebody with confidence, and managing to pull off a great party without professional help has never been easier than with DIY house party sound and lighting packages.

Most of our clients are looking to make a big impression, which is exactly why so many choose our lights and sound systems to support their events. Many of our lighting options include customizable features with various shapes, patterns, colours, and special effects to turn a fun night into an extraordinary one. Not all of our lighting setups are do it yourself friendly, but our staff is happy to assist in any way that we can to make you look like the hero at your event if you choose a product that requires a little extra attention.

Whether you're putting on the birthday bash of the century, inviting friends around for an anniversary dinner and dance, or just rocking out for no reason at all, our DIY house party sound and lighting packages for hire in London, Surrey, Guildford, Portsmouth, and all surrounding areas are an excellent way to get yourself noticed, and make your celebration one that your guests will be talking about for years to come. For info about our sound & lighting packages please see our main webpage where your find a quick over view of our company and what we offer in terms of service and equipment that we stock. We are a family ran hire company and believe in be being helpful & friendly to all :)  

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Setting a Professional Tone with AV Conference Equipment Rentals

Business has come a long way in the last decade, especially in terms of high tech equipment being used in the office. This is especially true if your company has a lot of meetings or conferences where you need to make a good impression. Sales businesses often find themselves in positions where they need to show another company or individual that they are ahead of their competition and ready to be the best at what they do. This is when having AV conference equipment rentals can come in handy. 

This sort of equipment includes screens for viewing important business data, projectors, and sometimes even sound and lighting equipment. Mostly, it means portraying your business in a way that makes the best possible first impression on your client and continues to impress time and time again. 

Many companies choose to purchase their own products of this kind, but this can be expensive, and AV tools aren’t always used in everyday business which can make it wasteful. We at True Sound Hire believe that every business should be able to put its best foot forward which is why our AV conference equipment rentals are moderately priced, so that you can feel secure in your decision to hire our machines time and time again. 

Look Organized And On Top Of The Game

AV equipment can easily take a boring scattered presentation and bring it together into something organized and ahead of the competition. You want the crowd to hear you, and you want to provide visual stimulation that a regular paper and pen kind of presentation just can’t commit to. With LED screens you can display videos, photographs, data, charts, and reports quickly and easily and explain them to your staff, sales team, and clients.

These instruments also give you the advantage of looking advanced in a society where computer technology means almost everything. If you have the right kind fo AV conference equipment rentals for your conference you can do just about anything. We often tell our clients that if they want to make their company look good, they have to make sure that their customers can clearly see and hear them. 

Keep Things Professional

Nothing is more professional than a team that knows what they are doing and can present themselves efficiently and effectively to their market. If you want to give a message to the crowd at a conference then you’re going to need a microphone, and with it you’ll also need strategically placed speakers, lighting, and visual aids. 

You can also use some AV conference equipment rentals for further marketing possibilities by providing advertising for your company through videos, images, and the right phrasing. This is not something that all businesses know how to do, while keeping their air of professionalism during a conference, but the right equipment can certainly help take you in the right direction. 

Be Modern And Ready For More

One reason that many companies choose to use AV conference equipment rentals is because of the fast growing world of technology. With so many sales being conducted on the internet, it makes sense that more and more businesses are looking for greater displays of sale prowess and a modern take on marketing. The way that you market your business to consumers, even in terms of a conference can go a long way. You want to look like you are at the top of your industry, and that you know what you’re doing.

Many of our customers know exactly what they want in terms of the outcome of their conference, but they aren’t quite sure how to get there. This is why we have a team of trained professionals waiting to take your phone call or email and get you the equipment that you need to really shine. We know that professionalism is important, and we also know that your business matters to you, so whether you’re marketing a new sales pitch with a client, or the conference in question is internal only, we have a large variety of tools and equipment that can give you exactly what you need for almost any budget. Our selection of AV equipment packages, and our pricing list can both be viewed on our website. Check out some of our premade conference hire packages here If you still have some questions about what equipment to hire or how to run your event please feel free to email us and we will be more than happy to help 

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Making The Best Use Of A Starlit Dance Floor Hire

Nothing says forever like the sparkle of a diamond ring, and once you’ve tied the knot, how better could you display that glimmer of affection than with the use of a starlit dance floor hire. If you live in the London, Surrey, Portsmouth or surrounding areas then you have a large variety of options when it comes to decorating for your wedding reception, but if you want something that will really stand out and set you apart from the other brides and grooms in the area then you might want to invest in some professional lighting.

Here at True Sound Hire we believe in making your special day one that you won’t soon forget, and this includes everything from the sound to the lighting and special effects. We offer a multitude of different lighting packages, stock products, and a list of all of our pricing can be seen on the True Sound Hire website so that you know exactly what you’re getting pound for pound. 

Placement and Dancing

When you choose a starlit dance floor hire you have more to think about than how to turn it on and off, you also need to consider where in your reception hall will be the best place for the floor to sit. The bright glow that these tiles give off will illuminate your guests and keep the dancing going for well into the night or however long you’re looking to entertain people. 

We usually suggest that the floors are placed in an area where food and beverages are less likely to come into contact and cause sticky problems. It’s also wise to place tables and chairs around the floor but not on top of it. This gives a clear section for dancing, but also protects the lighting from damage.

Creative Additions

At True Sound Hire we offer more than just starlit dance floor hire, we also provide some seriously beautiful lighting effects to cast designs along the floor, walls and ceiling. Along with these lighting products we provide disco lights, smoke machines, and various types of staging. If you want a  stage, DJ, or spotlight, we can arrange the right equipment for the job. 

We also suggest that our clients get in touch with us well before the day of the wedding reception so that we not only have the right products on hand but we also have the ability to discuss other options that will suit your theme and budget. Our webpage supplies information on how many products our packages are suitable for along with instructions on how long the setup will take, which can make it much easier for you or your wedding planner when it comes time to install lighting and sound. 

Themes And Decor

 Not all wedding parties have a theme, but they usually have a certain styled of décor, and a starlit dance floor hire can make a huge impact on whatever decorations you have decided to go with for the event. Starlight has long been associated with romance, which is why our dance floors are one of our top rented units for weddings. This is one day when you don’t want to spare any expense, but with our prices, you won’t have to break the bank to make your hall look like something out of a bridal magazine. 

If you have questions or concerns about your décor and how it will be affected or match up with the lighting and sound equipment that you want to rent, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Our staff is fully trained in all of our products, and we are well known for the many wedding events that we have helped organize. 

Our starlit dance floor hire can also help other events stand out. Anniversary, birthday, and graduation parties all look a little more special with the bright twinkling of lights beneath the feet of your guests. It is easy to assemble and pack away, and can quickly turn a plain event into something far more exciting. These dance floors are also a nice way to add some class to a special school or work function, as long as you have the room to place the tiles, and there is dancing involved. If you would like some more info on our dance floor packages or for more pictures and pricing please see our Starlit Dance Floor page where you'll find all the extra info your need. We are a friendly, helpful family ran hire company and we will do your best to help you with your event.

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LED Wedding Lighting Hire Without Breaking The Bank

One of the most important points of wedding planning is making sure that the bride and groom can see each other properly, but getting the best LED wedding lighting hire for your money also means better photographs, a higher quality of experience for guests, and a multitude of other light oriented basics that go hand in hand with matrimonial services. If you live in Surrey, Guildford, Portsmouth, London, or any of the surrounding areas, then you are in luck when it comes to renting out your wedding lights because there are various packages and products to choose from. 

Getting The Gear You Need Without The Extras

A problem that many of our clients have faced when dealing with other rental retailers is that they order a lighting package only to be stuck with an assortment of products they didn’t need in the first place when all they really wanted was something basic. When you choose your LED wedding lighting hire from us here at True Sound Hire this isn’t a problem that you’ll ever have to face. Fortunately, our packages have been custom designed to suit the budget and lighting needs of pretty much any occasion imaginable and this includes the wedding reception of a lifetime. Whether you want a huge bright blowout of color, disco lights, strobes and spotlights, or soft subtle floods and a starlit dance floor, we have small packages, large packages, and individual product rentals to get you the right equipment for the task at hand. 

Set The Mood With A Few Tips From The Pros

There are more benefits than just a good set of lights when you rent from a professional vendor like ours. You also get the knowledge and know-how that our True Sound Hire staff has built up over the years to turn your special night into one that you won’t soon forget. It doesn't matter if you’re the bride or a wedding planner, if you have questions or concerns regarding the setup, we have answers for you, and our staff is available to take calls and e-mails with a quick visit to our website. 

If you want to spare your budget and get the most for your pounds, we suggest that you inquire about which lights are necessary, and which are not when creating certain themes or moods in your reception hall. Some wedding planners go overboard on the lighting, and while rental companies certainly don’t mind the extra business, it could be draining funds that could be put to better use elsewhere. If you know the measurements of the room, and the general whereabouts of items that will be in place you can give us the information we need to help you get the bare minimum and still blow your guests away. 

Budget Before Buying

One of the most obvious tips that we give our clients is to setup your budget before you come to us with an order. It’s true that we can give you what you’re asking for as long as it’s in stock, but we don’t want you to spend money that you should be reserving for flowers and cake on additional lighting. What we like to see is a wedding planner or couple who have prepared their budget appropriately so that there is money for everything and nothing has to be missed in order to light up your special day. Not only will this save confusion in the end, but it might actually give you extra pounds to spend on lights once you’ve paid for everything else and you know what is actually leftover for use. 

Budgeting before buying also gives you a much more concise idea of which lighting package you think you’ll be using, as it’s a good idea to rent early and avoid missing out if another wedding is happening on the same date as your own. We urge you to call for a quote as soon as possible, and speak with one of our trained team members to discover which lights will suit your celebration best, and exactly how much money you’ll require for their delivery and installation. We provide a price list on our website, along with an approximation of how many guests each package will provide enough lighting and sound for. If you would like more info about LEd uplighting or your looking for pricing please see for more details 

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Three Great Tips For Putting On A Flawless Festival

Whether you plan on putting on an indoor or outdoor festival this winter season, there are a few things that you’re going to want to keep in mind to keep the day and night flowing smoothly. A festival means lots of people, and lots of people usually means lots of money being spent. This is one reason why you need a flawless performance both on stage, and also behind the scenes. What goes on as far as sound, lighting, and stage setup may not be as exciting or important to those in attendance, but we know from experience that when those things are lacking the crowd won’t be having a good time, and they are sure to let you know about it.

Here at True Sound Hire we believe in supporting our clients every step of the way from a price quote on just how many pounds you’ll need to budget for your festival PA hire to which pieces of equipment will work best for your particular needs. No festival or event is the same, and this is why working through a company like ours adds such a great advantage to your celebration. From our various speakers and sound setup to the smoke machines and disco lights we offer in our wide range of accessories, we have got your back for whatever theme or fun you want to be prepared for. Follow along with three of our top tips for those getting ready to setup for a festival you won’t soon forget.

Be On Top Of Everything

This may seem like an obvious rule when it comes to things like festival sound system hire, but you might be surprised at the number of people who run behind, lose track of performers, forget to hire the DJ equipment, or never learn how to run the lights properly. Every little thing that goes on behind the scenes at a festival is as important as the next, and if you don’t have a list of all of the items in use, and clear directions on how to use them then you may be in trouble. 

Our team of professionally trained experts help people through these problems every day, and we start by making sure that our clients understand the ins and outs of what they’re renting from us. Festival speakers hire is something that we take particularly seriously, because while you might understand that a speaker is what pumps the sound out to your crowd, if you aren’t savvy on the wiring and hookup, you’re in for a world of trouble. Even if our team sets the speakers up for you before the big night, you might want an idea of how everything fits into place in case you have to switch something around at the last minute. Staying on top of everything is the first key to success.

Have A Team That You Can Trust

Once you’ve got a list of supplies and you know how to work everything properly, you can focus on the team that is going to be helping you with your festival sound equipment rental. A great leader is nobody special without an excellent team to lead, and this means having a group of people you can trust working under you. Everybody should be trained in the equipment in their area, have a clear idea of when things must go on and off, and where things must be placed, as well as what kind of sound and lights will be displayed at any given time. You should be in contact with this group throughout the night so that if a problem occurs, everybody on the team knows first and can deal with it before the crowd suspects anything.

Hire Equipment That Won’t Fail

So any electronic device can have a problem from time to time, but we pride ourselves on having outstanding high quality goods that won’t quit on you when you need them most. We check our sound equipment before and after every event to make sure that it is in proper working order and you won’t be disappointed with what you hire for your event. If you have any concern whatsoever about a piece of merchandise that you have hired from us, please don’t delay in calling our office, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you. If you would like to know about our company and what we do when it comes to PA, outdoor stages or lighting systems see our main home page where we give you an outline of what we do and the services we offer. We are a family run friendly hire company and we do our best to make every event something special. 

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Making The Xmas Holidays Merry And Bright With Our Outdoor Stage Hire

Nothing screams festive like an outdoor concert over the holidays, which is one excellent reason to consider outdoor stage hire in Surrey, and surrounding areas like London, Guildford, Portsmouth, and others. Many people assume that this time of the year isn’t the best for outdoor events because weather can be a bit unpredictable, but we here at True Sound Hire think that’s part of the fun of the winter season.

Getting a Quote

Before you get started in your event plans, you should take the time to find the equipment that you’ll need and get a quote from a professional team on the cost of rental and setup. We have many knowledgeable team members standing by who have been fully trained and are experts on our products and services; our staff is always ready to take your call and discuss not only the cost of outdoor stage hire in London and surrounding regions, but also the other products that you might need to make your event perfect.

If you hire an outdoor stage from us, you can count on our 10m X 8m fully covered outdoor stage system, which runs around £3500. Additional pieces that many people choose to add on include black tour deck stage panels at £20 for 2m x 1m, 40cm, 50cm, or 60 cm legs at £0.50, stage skirting for £25, and other stage carpeting determined by size. If your event requires a catwalk we have a 14m by 1m with a T piece for £170 available to our clients.

Checking Out The Gear

To get the right equipment for your show, you should consider what will be going on during the event. Festival stage hire can be great because you can get a covered stage to protect electronics, setup decorations around the perimeter, rent sound equipment and LED screens for better display to those viewers in the distance, and of course you’ll need the stage itself. Many rental companies give a sneak peek of products on their websites, here at True Sound Hire we list all of our stock, prices, and hire packages so that you can decide on the pieces you need ahead of time, and then call and speak to us about additional items you may need. 

Types of Events You Can Enjoy

Covered stage hire gives a wide variety of events that you can participate in. Christmas concerts for schools, holiday festivals with various talents and acts, or a band for outdoor activities like snowman building contests, carols, and hot chocolate. These make a wonderful addition to outdoor festivities because it gives things an air of professionalism and brings those events to the next level. Outdoor staging hire offers opportunities for more than just holiday events occurring during the winter season. These stages can be rented for other large outdoor displays, theater shows, and musical elevation during winter weddings or other outdoor parties. 

Here at True Sound Hire, we want to be with you every step of the way when it comes to special events that you’re putting on. This means being there to answer all of your questions or concerns in regards to products, placement, accessories, and additional equipment you’ll require. We provide quotes on rental, setup, give time frames for erecting large projects like outdoor staging, and we also list the number of people that our products will be best used for. For example, if you have a crowd of 100 or more guests attending a wedding, you may need more than one screen for viewing, for a large outdoor crowd at a winter festival, there may be need for additional staging, or placement of extra lighting for those in the back to have the most ideal viewing possible. 

Whether you’re renting an outdoor stage for a community event, school concert, or holiday festival, True Sound Hire offers multiple resources for you to shine at your brightest. Our staff is also full of great tips on lighting, sound, and staging, so don’t be afraid to ask for an opinion on some of the ideas that you have in mind you’re your party, festival, or concert. If you’re interested, please give us a call or drop in to check out our main location. Our website is also available 24/7. If you still have questions about staging or your festival please see our main stage page Outdoor Festival Stages where your find prices and picture tat should be a massive help when choosing a company

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Many Options for Creative and Stylish Wedding Lighting

Of all the events you could have, more than likely the one that is the most important is your wedding day.  For many, it is not just about having the perfect day; it’s about having something unique enough that it will make your day stand out from everyone else’s.  Weddings are the time when you can be the most creative making precious memories for years to come.  Often, when people think of wedding decorations they think of flowers, centerpieces, cake, fine linen, and so on.  Few think of wedding lighting as a decoration for their special day.  But you’d be surprised at what real lighting can do when it is set up the right way.

Bathe the Room in light

An effective way to instantly transform the space is with beautiful colored lighting.  Using uplighting in your wedding colors can give the room a special glow that can make the room look elegant and stylish.  If you decide not to use your wedding colors as a lighting option, make sure you select hues that are extremely flattering and will give the room a warm and inviting glow.  With True Sound Hire’s many options you can have your wedding venue lighting blend both the ceremony and reception together seamlessly.

Soften the Light You Already Have

Most wedding ceremonies begin in the daylight hours but the festivities will go well into the night.  But most venues offer pale and unappealing bland walls in neutral colors.  When you’re choosing your wedding lighting in Surrey make sure that you find lighting options that will detract from those boring walls and add a splash of color to your special day.  Rather than the harsh lighting that comes with most rental venues, you can soften the entire atmosphere with some diffused lighting from True Sound Hire.

Direct Their Eyes Where You Want Them

Another thing lighting can do is draw attention to a certain focal point that you choose.  If your wedding will be held in an old hall with lots of architectural features that will enhance the mood of your day, you can draw the guest’s attention to those areas with special lighting.  Pinpoint lighting or LED lighting can put your archway, wedding cake, or even the ceiling as a main focal point.  Direct their attention to where and what you want them to see by choosing some of the wedding lighting offered by True Sound Hire.

The Wow Factor

The right lighting can also make for a dramatic and memorable way to get the attention of your guests.  Having the couple’s names lit up across the dance floor or a specially monogrammed design can be quite impressive.  You can actually design your own monogram to put on display at the reception if you like.  If you are searching for special wedding lighting in London, then you’ll find that the lighting engineers at True Sound Hire are there to help you bring your wedding dreams to light.

The Moving Head

Another way to give your ceremony and reception a little flair that will make your event stand out from any others is the moving head lighting.  These can be fitted with your own designs or you can choose to use a series of designs from our stock footage.  Each moving head can be preprogrammed to produce quite a large number of images that can be projected onto each wall of your event room that could set the atmosphere for the entire day when done right.  

When it comes to effective wedding venue lighting there are countless options that could be used to make your event unique.  When it is something that needs to be unique and exciting like wedding lighting, why not find a way to blend the old with the new and create something that will reflect the personality and sense of style that you want to start your new life with.  

If a wedding event lighting hire is something that is new to you, then take the time to consult with True Sound Hire’s lighting specialists for help with some new and innovative ideas that can help you transform your wedding into something that everyone will want to remember. Take your time and let them help you to find a way to make the magic happen. If you're still unsure about what lighting to hire maybe take a look around our lighting package page for help - please see here for packages and pricing 

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Getting the Perfect Festival Sound Hire for Your Next Event

Festivals have gained in popularity in recent years, partly because the cost of concert tickets for your favorite artist has risen to the point that they are out of reach for the average person.  They have become an affordable way to get some live entertainment while enjoying other outdoor activities at the same time.  So, when you’ve decided to put on a festival with live entertainment you want it to be a stimulating experience for anyone who attends.  No matter how beautiful your stage is or how fantastic the food is, one thing that can totally ruin the whole affair is if the sound is too low or the quality is not adequate.  When you’re ready to decide on your festival sound hire it is essential that you know exactly what kind of sound you need.

The Layout

One factor that you need to consider seriously when you’re looking for a festival PA hire, is the layout of the event.  Depending on the size, you will have at the very least a main stage.  As the events get larger chances are you’ll find even more stages spread throughout the venue.  Each stage will have its own speaker system that is suited for the size of their audience.  This is very important when your festival will have multiple performances going on at the same time; too much sound and it could bleed into a nearby stage and dampen their performance, too low and you’ll lose your audience.  Making sure the festival sound system hire is the right size for the event is key to its success.

What Size???

It’s true that speaker systems of late have become much more compact than they used to be.  There is no longer a need for those giant monster boxes that we often see on concert stages to deliver sound to every corner of your audience.  That being said, this doesn’t mean that you can find a little tiny speaker box either.  In order to know what size system you need for your festival sound hire think about who is speaking or performing, the quality of their voice, the type of music, and kind of system you plan to use.  When looking at festival speaker hire these things must be calculated into the package to ensure that every inch of your festival will get the kind of coverage it needs.


Careful consideration must also be given to the type of equipment the system will be hooked up to.  Sound systems can be set up to accommodate all different sorts of things, you just need to find a system that will match your needs.  So, if you need speakers, amplifiers, to ramp up the sound on your musical instruments, computer system, or a combination of them all, you want to let your sound tech know this first when you’re deciding on the right festival sound equipment rental you need.  Before you meet with him, make sure that you make a list of everything that you will need to put into the system so that they can guide you in the right decision.

The Sound Check

Once you’ve decided on the right festival sound hire for your event, you can’t stop there.  Because sound is such an important aspect of a successful event, you want to make sure that everything is just right before you send out your entertainers to use it.  After all the equipment is set up you want to make sure that you do a full sound check to work out any bugs and problems that may happen.  When your singer is belting out their heart is not the time to find out that there is a glitch in the system.  

There is nothing easy about putting on a festival.  It is one of the largest events possible and there are so many things that need to be prepared.  Test everything thoroughly before, during, and after your event to make sure that the sound you deliver to your audience will be of the best quality and will reach every corner of your venue.  If you consider all of these steps when choosing the right True Sound Hire system, you will deliver a sound that could totally wow your audience. 

f you would like to talk to us about our festival hire packages you'll find all of our contact details including a bit more about our company on the home page 

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LED Dance Floors That Motivate Your Guests to Get Up and Move

When you’re planning a special event you understand that every decision you make will set the mood for the entire event.  However, when you want to move your guests to get out of their seats and hit the dance floor, you need to make that floor inviting enough for them to truly enjoy themselves.  So, if you’re looking for a dance floor hire in London, here are a questions you should ask to determine exactly what type of dance floor you need.

Where Will it Go?

There are a lot of things you have to be sure of before you choose the dance floor that will be right for your event.  One of them is to determine where it will be placed.  Only you will be sure of the layout of your venue; if dancing will be the main part of the event then you’ll probably place it in the center of the room, but if there will be other activities to enjoy, it might be better to situate it to one side of the room.  It doesn’t matter what type of event you’re having, your dance floor must be on a flat surface.  If your special event is held indoors this won’t be a problem but if it’s held outdoors you may have an issue with bumps or holes or uneven surfaces. In that case, then you may need to rent subflooring to level the whole thing out.

How Big Should it Be?

Your next decision in choosing LED dance floors is the size.  Choosing one that is too small can take away from your guest’s enjoyment and one that is too large can make the room look empty and sparse.  The best way to make this decision is to base it on how many guests you expect.  A general rule of thumb is that 50% of the guests will be dancing at any given time and every couple will use approximately 9 square feet of space to dance.  So, for a party of 200 people, you can expect that 50 of them will be dancing at a time (25 couples).  That means you’ll need approximately 225 square feet of dance space, that’s 25x9 sq. ft.  

The Style

True Sound Hire can provide you with a number of different dance floor styles but if you’re planning a wedding dance floor rental you’ll want to have something that will truly be special.  However, if you’re event will be using specialty lighting then you might want to consider using a white starlit dance floor hire to better reflect the lighting off its surface.  Remember, that your style selection is not limited.  At True Sound Hire, you’ll have plenty of options to ensure that you can select the perfect dance floor to enhance the mood that you want to demonstrate.

What Role Does the Dance Floor Play In Your Event?

Think about how your dance floor will impact your event.  Are you looking for party central where the music is loud and everyone is on the dance floor or are you looking for a quiet event with a little mellow music on the side?  In short, think about the energy that you want your event to have.  High energy, choose an LED starlit dance floor hire and make it the focal point of the room.  There are many ways to do this.  LED dance floors are often beautifully designed with LED lights to attract attention and impress your guests or you can opt to locate the dance floor in an area that will naturally attract attention.  Think of unusual places to put your dance floor that will motivate many people to want to get up and shake a tail feather.  Some have laid the floor over a pool with the lights reflecting off the water.  Whatever you choose, the right dance floor can leave a lasting impression on all your guests.

So, whether you choose a starlit dance floor in London, or just a plain and simple one, make sure that the selection you make will enhance your overall event.  When dancing will serve as a significant part of your event, you want to be absolutely sure that your dance floor has the style, placement, and size that your event deserves.  When you can do that your event will be a rousing success.

Thank you for taking the time again to read our blog, if you have any questions or if you would like some dance floor hire prices please see our Dance Floor Hire page where your find pictures, different dance floor prices and more advice on what floor would best suit your and your venue.

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Things You Must Consider Before Reserving an Outdoor Stage Hire

Preparing for any type of venue requires giving attention to innumerable little details, but when that venue is set to take place outdoors, there is even more to be concerned about.  Whenever you need to have an outdoor stage hire there are many things that you need to prepare even before you decide on the stage details.  Here are several things that you must give careful consideration to in order to make your outdoor event a success:

The Location

Especially when your event will be outdoors, there are many variations for outdoor settings.  Whether you’re planning a concert, a music festival, or a talent show, you need to know that the area you choose will be conducive for an outdoor stage.  To start with, your stage will have to be on level ground even if the ground is not level.  This may require you to hire additional supplies to make sure that there is a minimal amount of sloping when it is set up.  You also need to know that you have an adequate power source to hook up the equipment.  Depending on the size of your venue, you will need to have arrangements for adequate seating around the stage.  

The Weather

When it comes to weather, it is advisable that you take extra precautions.  If you’re in a location where the weather stays pretty much the same year round then you have little to worry about.  But in most cases, a sudden change in the climate could make or break an event.  When considering an outdoor stage hire in Surrey, you will need to have a backup plan if the weather turns.  To protect those on stage, think about reserving an awning to keep the elements out or using a covered stage hire.  This is not limited to a sudden rain shower or thunderstorm.  In some locations, the temperature can be unbearably hot, which can cause just as much damage to your event as rain.  Other areas may have to deal with wind or a sudden drop of temperature.  When you’re looking at an outdoor stage hire this is one of the most important details you need to prepare for.

The Stage

Next you want to give your attention to the stage itself.  When you’re checking out the location, look for a cement pad that can be used to set up your stage.  If not, what condition is the grass in?  Will it be able to hold the weight of a rented stage or will it sink?  You might have to think about putting down some sort of material to protect the grass underneath.  You want to be sure that the area you’re looking at will stay dry when you erect the festival stage hire over it.  


When you rent an outdoor stage hire from True Sound Hire, you have your choice of several stages made from extremely sturdy but lightweight material that can be used in any number of settings.  Whether you’re looking for support for a small band or a large orchestra, you’ll find an outdoor staging hire that will be strong enough to support everything you need to make your event a success.  

Night Events

If your event is scheduled to happen at night, you also need to be concerned about adequate lighting.  When you’re checking on an outdoor stage hire in London, power can become a major issue, not just for lights but for amplifiers, microphones, and other equipment that you use.  Consider getting wireless as it is more practical than laying down an endless array of cords that could increase the risk of someone tripping over them.  

When the time comes to hire an outdoor stage there are many decisions that must be made.  If you’re not able to decide between a covered stage hire or one that is uncovered, or you’re not able to decide on the size stage you need.  It might be best to consult with a True Sound Hire staging expert to help you to sift through all of the many different options that are available.  

Planning a major outdoor event can be a challenge for even the most expert of people.  Whenever an event is outdoors, there are many variables that must be taken into consideration.  If you’ve carefully planned your event and thought through all the many different details that may or may not come up, chances are you’ll find an outdoor stage hire that will work well for you.

For pricing and pictures of some of our outdoor stages please see our Outdoor Stage Hire page. If you still unsure about what you need your always welcome to call us and we will be able to help :)

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What You Should Know Before Choosing Wedding LED Uplighting

Traditional is a key word that is often used when discussing wedding plans.  Everyone wants their special day to be absolutely perfect in every detail.  We painstakingly look at color choices, wedding locations, and decorations.  We scrutinize little details like the wedding invitation, the gifts for the bridal party, and getting the menu just right.  Yet, even with all of those details carefully selected, there is always something that many people do not give much thought to.  One of those details is the lighting.

When it comes to wedding lighting, often the choices are limited to the place where your special day will be held.  Odds are that whatever lighting they have available is what you will choose.  But what if you could choose your own lighting?  Would you be satisfied with the limited options that are offered to you?  Odds are if every other detail of your big day requires such careful scrutiny, you’ll give more attention to your lighting options as well.

At True Sound Hire, we offer many different types of wedding LED uplighting that can make every painstakingly chosen detail of your ceremony stand out.  With wedding LED uplighters, you not only give your ceremony the kind of light it deserves, you can also create a series of special effects that will leave a lasting impression indelibly marked on everyone in attendance.  However, when you’re ready to choose the right lighting for your special day, here are some basic thoughts that you should bear in mind:

Visit Your Location

Before you make your decision on which wedding LED uplighter package you want, it is advisable that you make a visit to your wedding location at the time your ceremony will be held.  As you scan the area try to determine where the present lighting is concentrated.  Are the lights looking at objects on the walls like paintings, tapestries or figures, or are they turned towards the ceiling or the windows to highlight another aspect of the room.  For your wedding, you want to keep your guests’ eyes focused on you, your table, or the dance floor.  Find out if the site has dimmers that can turn down lights that will not be directed towards the area you want them to be.  This will help you to determine which type of lighting you will need.

Learn the Jargon

The world of lighting has its own lingo and when you sit down with a True Sound Hire professional, it will be easy to understand what he recommends when you know the terminology.

Pin spot: A tight beam of light that is concentrated on a particular object; the bride as she walks down the aisle, the wedding cake, or a table centerpiece.

Color wash: This refers to a type of colored lighting that covers an entire area.

Gobos: These are circular stencils that cover a lighting source projecting an image or pattern.  Gobos can take the form of monograms, dates, or your personally chosen wedding motif.  

LED: Stands for light emitting diodes. LED uplighting hire are very popular wedding choices as they tend to stay much cooler than the comparable halogen lighting and they are far more cost effective to use than the traditional incandescent lighting.  You can even opt to have wireless LED uplighting hire making it much more convenient when you’re choosing your lighting options.

When Your Wedding is Outside

When you’re planning an outdoor wedding, lighting can still make a major difference. Carefully placed wedding LED uplighters along the path or the aisle can create a very dramatic effect on the entire ceremony. Whether you’re looking for LED uplighting in London or an LED uplighting hire in Surrey there are many choices of lighting equipment to choose from. There are many details that need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right lighting equipment to create the atmosphere you want for your big day.  In order to ensure that your wedding gets the full attention it deserves, it is recommended that you spend some time consulting with one of True Sound Hire’s lighting technicians.  They can make absolutely sure that your special event turns out exactly as you hoped it would, a magnificent showcase of a memory in the making.

It takes a lot of skill and experience to know how to use lighting to its full effect.  By working directly with a True Sound Hire lighting technician, you will be able to find the right type of wedding LED uplighters to create the perfect wedding atmosphere that will make not just you happy but all your guests as well.  And while traditional may still be the theme of your event, with your lighting choices, everyone will feel like they’re a part of a new tradition that will stay with them for many years.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post, for more info and pricing on our wedding LED uplighting services please see 

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