Equipment & Resources
Lighting Desks: Hog 3, Avolites Pearl, Hog PC (Inc Programmer & Playback Wings), Strand 520, Strand LBX, ETC Express 250, Strand 100 & LX desks.
Intelligent Lighting Equipment: 10 High End Studio Colours, 10 HE Studio Spot CMYs, 8 HE Cyberlight SVs, 6 HE Trackspots, 12 8” Rainbow colour scrollers & PSUs, 6 HE Dataflash AF1000, Martin Atomic 3000 strobe, Le Maitre Neutron Pro-star Hazer, High End F-100 Fogger, Jem ZR24/7 Hazer, 2 Strand Solo Followspots.
Generic lighting stock: three full theatrical rigs plus additional floating lantern stock distro and dimmers for gigs and events, along with flood battens, birdies, and special FX such as UV fittings, Mirrorballs etc.
Sound (Paul McCartney Auditorium)
A comprehensive and versatile system, incorporating Meyer Theatre Series amplification and speakers, controlled through a Peavey Media Matrix system and a professional standard console with up to 30 channels. The control position is linked to stage via 60 audio tie lines, and there are further tie lines dispersed around the stage and building as a whole. Further speakers, amplifiers and control equipment is available, including Nexo PS10 speakers, a wide variety of outboard control and processing equipment, and a number of additional control desks, for Front of House and monitor use.
In addition, LIPA maintains a wide stock of microphones, including a number of radio systems, and in ear monitoring systems.
Video and data tie lines are distributed around the stage area, and connectable to the building system. Colour and black & white (low-light) CCTV cameras for show-relay, linked to monitors at stage management, fly-floor and in each wing. Flown projection screen.
In addition LIPA has a number of relay monitors and further CCTV cameras available for use, and can provide suitable projectors and video playback facilities.
Full Cue light System with various remote positions and 12 portable cue lights. Backstage relay to dressing rooms, showers, green room, WC’s, kitchenette, zone selectable paging system to FOH, backstage and Bar/Bistro.
Full ring intercom system with distributed points around stage and at control positions, with radio interface. Beltpacks and headsets, single channel radios, and multi channel Radios (Linked to building wide radio system)
2-Way Le Maitre Pyroflash Controller.
6-Way Le Maitre Pro-Stage Controller.
Le Maitre firing pods.
In addition to 13 amp sockets distributed around the perimeter of the stage area, there are 2 16amp sockets connected to the sound power supply located USL, and 2 125 Amp 3 Phase supplies (1 Cee Form and one Terminated for “Tailing” in) adjacent to the stage management position DSR.
A large stock of SteelDeck and “Ally deck” for flexible staging layouts,
band risers and audience configuration as necessary.
Full data network and numerous student PCs, plus Wifi and installed software such as AutoCAD 2006, WYSIWIG, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Logic, Cubase VST, Soundforge and much more. An AO plotter for CAD plans, plus in-house colour printing, CD & DVD creation and a purpose built computer video edit suite with Final Cut Pro and five hard-disk edit stations.