/Tag: pans

Bassmead Manor Barns Steelasophical wedding Steelband

By | 2018-05-14T20:43:38+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bassmead Manor Barns Steelasophical wedding Steelband Steelasophical wedding Steelband Duo was trusted by Joe and Rebecca to provide the musical backdrop to their wedding drinks reception and wedding breakfast at the wonderful Bassmead Manor Barns. Smooth, uplifting background music greeted guests as they arrived from the ceremony to the drinks reception, setting and maintaining the perfect atmosphere. Following photographs, canapés and drinks, the party retired to the dining area for the wedding meal, where Steelasophical had set up prior, and ready to provide the musical backdrop for the entire wedding meal. amazing music, sound and lighting to transform the feel of the day - with everyone in the perfect mood and ready for speeches and evening entertainment.  Name: Rebecca and Joe Notarnicola Organisation: Caribbean Theme - Bassmead Manor Barns - Cambridgeshire Rating: 10/10 Review: We were lucky enough to have booked Steelasophical for our wedding and they were fantastic. We are off on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and having Steelasophical there made it very real! All our guests loved the band. We had them playing throughout the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast and they played so well. If you get the chance to have these guys at your wedding or party, we would 100% recommend them. Wedding Meal Breakfast Music Wedding drinks reception Bassmead Manor Barns If you’d like to talk about holding your wedding at Bassmead Manor Barns, please give our friendly events team a call on 01234 860006. You can find out more about our prices, see if we have your preferred wedding date available, or arrange a private showround with a member of our events team – where you’ll be able to ask as many questions as you wish about  our wedding barns in Cambridgeshire! Barn weddings in Cambridgeshire At the most beautiful barn wedding venue in East Anglia you can have it all. You’ll be able to tie the knot in the old converted barn wedding venue and celebrate in style, in our chic, contemporary Barns. They’re yours exclusively for the day; so relax and enjoy every moment. You’ll also have sumptuous menus to choose from and a skilled wedding catering  team that will cater to your every need - as well as a place to retire to at the end of the night, to mark the close of your perfect wedding day. Your day, your way The stunning barn wedding venue is the perfect blank canvas for you to express your personalities. You can keep things simple or really go to town - the choice is yours. The neutral palette lends itself to any colour scheme or wedding theme. So whether you’re hoping to achieve a rustic romance, contemporary elegance, or a whimsical wonderland, you can! The great thing about the venue is that it’s already beautiful. So you won’t need to add lots of decor, unless you want to of course. [...]

Comments Off on Bassmead Manor Barns Steelasophical wedding Steelband

Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer

By | 2018-03-26T15:18:54+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer Steelasophical Caribbean Entertainment SubWoofer of Choice • Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • Premium Quality Audio Reproduction  The Behringer B1200D Active PA Subwoofer is designed to be portable yet powerful. The high-performance 500-watt powered subwoofer features a powerful 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil. This helps to deliver the exceptionally accurate low-end response, providing that thick, pounding bass that many systems strive to provide. Also featured is a subwoofer level control to adjust your volume to the correct level to correspond with other speakers. Another unique feature in the B1200D is an intelligent limit that maximises sound levels whilst protecting against overloading.  Features  • Class-D amplifier delivers exceptional audio quality  • 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil  • Subwoofer level control  • Built-in active stereo crossover provides highpass filtered outputs for full-range loudspeakers  • Intelligent limiter provides phenomenal sound performance and woofer protection  • Ergonomically shaped handles for easy transport  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life  • Power, signal, and clip LEDs for perfect monitoring  • Variable High-cut control for perfect sound alignment  Specifications  • Maximum output power: 500W  • Audio Inputs  o Input A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Sensitivity: +4 dBu @ 0 dB (center position) for full rate power  o Input Impedance: 12 K Ohms unbalanced, 24 Ohms balanced  • Audio Outputs  o Thru A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Output A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Output Impedance: 300 ohms unbalanced, 600 ohms balanced  o High-Pass Filter: 100 Hz, Butterworth, 18 dB slope  • Controls  o Level: -∞ to +6 dB  o Boost frequency: 40 Hz - 90 Hz; +10 dB  o Boost: Switchable  o High cut: 70 - 150 Hz, Butterworth, 24 dB slope  o Phase: Switchable  • System Data  o Frequency Range: 45 Hz - 180 Hz (-10dB)  o Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 130 Hz (+/-3 dB)  o Signal-To-Noise (20 Hz to 20 Khz):> 100 dB  o Sound Pressure Level (Half Space): max. 122 dB @ 1m  o Woofer: 307 mm / 12'', 8 ohms  o Limiter: Optical  • Indicators  o Signal LED: Green  o Limit LED: Red  o Power LED: Amber  • Circuit Protection  o Amplifier Protection: Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal protection  o Load Protection: Turn-on/off muting  • Power Supply  o USA/Canada: 120V, 60Hz  o UK/Australia/Europe: 220-240V, 50/60Hx  o Korea/China: 220-240V, 50/60Hz  o Japan: 100V, 50/60Hz  • Power Consumption: 110W  • Mains Connection: Standard IEC Receptacle  • Weight: 19.5 kg  • Dimensions  o Height: 432 mm  o Width: 375 mm  o Depth: 423 mm  Ad ID: 1254964027 Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • High-performance 500-Watt powered subwoofer for PA applications Powerful 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil provides incredibly accurate and pulse-pounding bass Precise reproduction of ultra-low frequencies for "bulletproof" punch and impact State-of-the-art 500-Watt Class-D amplifier with [...]

Comments Off on Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer

Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical

By | 2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Did you know that the steel drum was born out of poverty and a local ban on drums? The steel drum originated in the late 1930s on the island of Trinidad and was played as part of a steel band, a percussion ensemble contrived by lower-class rebellious teens. Learn more about the steeldrum’s complex history, development, and current form with our ten fun facts below: The steel drum is a tuned idiophone traditionally made from an oil drum, but today is made of high-quality steel. To make a steel drum, or a pan, the bottom of an oil drum is first pounded into a bowl, then shaped and tuned with hammers to form distinct resonating surfaces. Steel bands are stylistically versatile, but the most common steel band conventions of melodic phrasing and rhythmic structure are related to Calypso music. While the first steel bands included instruments such as soap boxes, biscuit tins, and dustbins, modern steel bands include vibraphones, cow bells, congas, bongos, triangles and other percussion instruments. Drums are made in families: bass pans, rhythm pans, and tenor pans. The steel band developed directly out of bamboo stamping tube ensembles, which provided carnival music for the lower-class in Port of Spain after a British colonial law restricted the use of drums with skin heads. “Band wars” between rival steel bands emerged in Trinidad, complete with street fighting. Membership in a band soon became interpreted as hooliganism signalling creole disdain for European norms. Manufacturing steel drums is a highly specialized skill. Pans are not standardized, as competition between rival bands fostered innovation in tuning and design. Winston ‘Spree’ Simon of the John John steel band is credited with making the first pan. In 1946, his band performed Ave Maria and God Save the King for an audience that included the British Governor. As of 1992, the steelpan is Trinidad and Tobago’s national instrument. However, the notion dates from the 1940s when the steel band’s musical transformation was driven by competition between bands as well as by the efforts of progressive middle-class individuals to promote what they viewed as an indigenous art form unjustly maligned by colonial cultural standards. Popularity of the steel band has grown. They are now plentiful in Caribbean diaspora communities as well as non-Caribbean communities all over the world. While Trinidad and Tobago continues to be the centre, countries like Sweden, Switzerland, and Japan are now hubs of steel band activity. Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Musicians who play the steel pan are referred to as a Panist. The early metal pan musicians used a variety of tools to create the sound of metal music - including kitchen utensils and metal containers. When making a steel pan the bottom of the oil drum is pounded into the shape of a bowl. Further shaping and tuning is done with hammers that create surfaces that resonate to make distinct sounds. Originally steel pan instruments [...]

Comments Off on Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical

Panist Steel Bands UK

By | 2018-05-15T05:07:58+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Panist Steel Bands UK Panist Steel Bands UK list courtesy of the amazing resource Pan-Jumbie. Steelasophical is considered by many to be the premier Caribbean Steel Drum Band entertainers based in the UK, but here are a list of some popular Steel Bands and Soloist / Duos etc ... Panist Steel Bands UK Big Sand Black Star Steel Band  Blackdown Hills Steel Band  Boil Up Tropical Bravo-Bravo BT Melodians Caribana Steel Band Caribbean Melody Carribé  Cherry Pickers Comets Community Project Contrast Steel Orchestra Croydon CultureMix Arts David Brewster & Faze 3  Ebony Endurance Steel Orchestra Glissando Harlow Steelband Jenny Gilberg  Jim Bernadin Juma Just Steel Justin 'Redz' Richardson  Mangrove Metronomes Milnthorpe Steel Band New World Steel Orchestra Newcastle All Stars North Tyneside Steelband Nostalgia Steelband Outta Da Box Music  Pan Fire Pan Nation Panache Panash UK Steel Orchestra Pandemic Steel Orchestra Panectar Steelband  Panic Steelband  Panjazz InternationalPantabulous Pantastic Pantastic Sunderland Pantonic All Stars Phase One Steel Orchestra  Phase 5 Rachel Hayward Rainbow Revellers Steel Band  Soca Fire Sofia Steel Pan Soloist South Africa Panjazz Project Star Rhapsody Steel Band Steel Appeal  Steel Invaders Steel Pan Academy Steel Pan Agency Steel Pan Fusion Steel Vibes ••• Steelasophical High Wycombe, Bucks •• Steelband Music Ltd. Steelbands North Steelworks  SV2G  The Mighty Jamma  The Next Level Band Ucre8 UFO Steelband Warwickshire Youth Orchestra Wycombe Steel Orchestra Panist Steel Bands UK Organisations Steelasophical BAS British Association of Steelbands Carnival Village London Steelbands North Steelpan Collective Panist Steel Bands UK Panist Steel Bands UK “We bring the Caribbean to you’ Steelasophical Steel Band Solo Duo Trio Fouro Caribbaen Mobile Dj info@Steelband.co.uk As steelbands became more established, many changed their names for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of some of the steelbands in the UK that have changed their steelband's name. Boscoe Steelband was Gay Carnival Steelband Croydon Steel Orchestra was Croydon Schools Steel Orchestra Harrow School's Steel Orchestra was Whitmore High School Steelband Mancunian Steelband was Manchester Youth Steel Orchestra Melodians Steelband was Groovers Steel Orchestra Metronomes was Adventurers Steelband Nostalgia Steelband was Twelfth Century Steelband Pantabulous steelband was Lancaster Community Steelband Phase One Steel Band was Broad Heath School Steel Band Stainless Steel was Steel Dreams SC Music Senior Pan Ensemble was CEB Pan Ensemble Southside Harmonics steel Orchestra was Lambeth Community Youth Steel Orchestra Steel Attitude was Hummersknott School Steelband Steel Dreams was Steel Attitude Sun Sean and Sand Steel Band was Esso Steel Band The Newham Steel Orchestra was Forest Gate Steelband The Royal Caribbean Steelband was The All-Steel Caribbean Band The Caribbees Steelband was Alexandra Road School Steelband    Band names also changed when members of the established steelbands left to form steelbands of their own. Here are some of [...]

Comments Off on Panist Steel Bands UK