Music and Stage equipment

Music and Stage Equipment in Zambia

Here is an extensive guide to the range of music equipment used in live performance including sound, light and stage equipment. Companies that offer music and stage equipment in Zambia include Soundwave Zambia, Onelife Communications and Events Company and Zirbo Zambia Ltd.

PA systems

Public Address (PA) systems provide connection, sound amplification and distribution to get your music heard by the public. They encompass everything that your instrument or vocal signal has to pass through to get to your audience. This includes microphones, cables, mixers, amplifiers, speakers and every item in between.

PA speakers - These speakers project sound to you and your audience, included here are Front of House (FOH) speakers, foldback or monitor speakers, subwoofers, powered speakers and modern bluetooth capable speakers. Also speaker stands that help position speakers properly on and off the stage.

Microphones - several different types of microphones are in use, which employ different methods to convert the air pressure variations of a sound wave to an electrical signal. The most common microphones include:

  • Dynamic microphone - built heavier and better equipped to cope with capturing much louder noises like guitar amplifier cabinets, these are most commonly used in the live environment.
  • Condenser microphone - generally because of their sensitivity they are much more widely used in recording.
  • Wireless mics - are widely used in the entertainment industry, television broadcasting, and public speaking to allow public speakers, interviewers, performers, and entertainers to move about freely while using a microphone to amplify their voices.
  • Drum mics - these are mics especially designed for drum kits.

Stage gear - encompasses all the extra equipment that support the performer and the PA system. This includes everything from stands, to outboard gear, to portable stages and many more. Also included are fog and bubble machines, as well as maintenance tools.

Lighting - lights are generally classified into two groups, washlights for backdrop and stage lighting and spotlights which focus on performers.

Other gear - cables and accessories, extra batteries, power adapters and chargers, stands and Trusses.