A different kind of event company

ClearImpact Sound provides live streaming, board meetings, large scale events, professional live sound, lighting, AV and event services for 20 to 5000 person events.

State-of-the-art sound and lighting + first class service at affordable rates

We are a small company of musicians, singers, engineers, and audiophiles —we live the arts and understand music. As engineers, we fully comprehend the science of sound and embrace the technology which yields the best possible fidelity.

about us

We provide sound & lighting systems for a variety of events

  • Corporate: conferences, town halls, meetings, trainings, seminars, annual meetings, trade show
  • Hospitality: hotel ballrooms, convention centers, trade shows, gala/award dinners, religious events, weddings, private parties
  • Government & Education: ceremonies, commencements, school functions, dances, fairs, local/state/federal events
  • Political: forums, debates, panel discussion
  • Entertainment: live bands, concerts, music festivals, recitals, orchestra, choir, theater, singing contest, karaoke
  • Charity & Non-profit: benefits, fundraisers, telethons, auctions
  • Sports events & competition
  • Fashion shows

We excel in challenging spaces

  • Acoustically-challenged: reverberant space such as arena, ice rink, gymnasium, churches & synagogues
  • Very large hotel ballrooms, meeting & convention centers, corporate auditorium & cafeteria
  • Concert halls, auditoriums, theaters
  • Open spaces, shopping malls, multi-purpose halls
  • Restaurants
  • Banquet halls

We serve the following areas

  • Chicago
  • Chicago Suburbs
  • Northern Illinois
  • Southern Wisconsin
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Midwest (by special arrangement)

our equipment & gear

In the sound business, one size does not fit all.  The equipment must be purposeful and suitable for the venue and application.  We own and operate several rider-friendly, award-winning systems which get specifically tailored to your event and venue.

  • Ultra-high fidelity sound, high vocal and speech clarity and intelligibility
  • Concurrent multiple-venue/rooms events such as trade shows, trainings, health fair
  • Small sight-line, visually esthetic speakers
  • Live 48-channel dedicated hardware direct-to-disk on-location recording
  • High channel-count and long front-of-house – stage distance
  • Special requirements of cultural performances and charity organizations.
  • Live bands requiring premium sound
  • Wireless-controlled all LED smart lighting & effects

Lighting

  • Blizzard LED moving heads for incredible light show
  • IP65-rated LED Par 64 “smart lighting” cans
  • Wireless control

FOH Speaker Systems

  • Danley GH60, SH46, TH118 subwoofer. Reference quality sound at rock concert volume. Phenomenal pattern control.
  • EAW NTL720 3-way active line array with DSP focusing. Amazing sound, great sight line for concerts & corporate events.
  • SLS LS8695 ribbon line column array with DEQX processing. Audiophile-quality concert sound
  • Renkus-Heinz Iconyx powered line column and SLS RT112. For small & intimate venues.
  • JTR Orbit Shifter 4000W (RMS) powered subwoofers with DSP processing. Voted #1 by top DJs.

Stage Monitors

  • Renkus-Heinz PN121 powered 12-in, 2-way reference quality monitors.  So flat, feedback is non-existent.
  • JBL Professional PRX612m powered 12-in, 2-way compact stage and keyboard monitors

Microphones, DI

  • Shure UHF wireless systems with Earthworks, KSM9, and Beta 87 capsules
  • Audio Technica boundary and Crown PZM mics
  • Rode, AKG, KAM, Audix, Shure instrument mics
  • Countryman Associate and Shure headset/headworn and lapel (clip) mics
  • Premium DI boxes by Radial, Countryman Associates, Whirlwind

Mixing Consoles

  • Roland M-480 and M-400 96 channel digital consoles. World-class preamps and incredible headroom.
  • APB Dynasonics Spectra T 56 channel mixing console. Quite possibly the world’s best live analog console.
  • Yamaha IM8-40 48 channel mixing console. Heart and sound of a PM-5000 in a mid-format console.
  • APB ProRack House 20 channel compact rackmount mixer. The world’s highest fidelity small-format mixer.
  • Dan Dugan automixer for speech, debate, forum, panel discussion

Snakes

  • Roland S-4000 and S1608 REAC digital snakes. 144 inputs x 64 outputs. 660ft run via CAT5, 1 mile via fiber optic
  • Rapco Horizon 250ft 24 x 4, Whirlwind Medusa 100ft 16 x 4
  • Gepco AES/EBU digital snakes

Processors

  • Yamaha SPX2000, TC M3000, Lexicon MPX-1 reverb/multi-effects processors
  • Sabine FBX and GRQ digital equalizers, feedback eliminator, dBx digital compressors
  • dBx Driverack 4800, Yamaha SP2060, XTA DP226, DEQX speaker processors

rentals

Sound Systems

We have several easy to use PA systems for dry rental to the public.  These are high quality 2000 Watt systems with fantastic clarity and fidelity. Extremely light, portable, and easy to setup — one person job.  Suitable for light music playback and speech applications in small venues up to 300 people.

  • (2) JBL PRX612m powered 12″ 2-way speakers (36lbs each) in lightweight carry cases
  • (2) 150lbs capacity crank stands in rolling case
  • (1) Sabine digital equalizer
  • (1) Bi-Amp or Mackie mixer
  • (2) Shure Beta 58A microphones
  • All necessary microphone cables and power cords
  • Everything except speakers and stands are contained in an easy-to-carry ABS rolling rack case.

Rate is $150/day, you pick up, set-up via our easy to follow instructions, and return. We can deliver and setup for additional fee. Weekly and monthly rates available. Security deposit required.

Projectors & Screens

We own several large-venue high-definition tri-panel DLP projectors which are available for rental at unheard-of rates. Also available are HDMI splitters, video processors, screens, DVD/Blu-ray players, and computers/printers.

    • 7000 lumen triple DLP panels, SXGA+, DVI & HDMI inputs
    • 6500 lumen triple DLP panel. SXGA
    • 6000 lumen DLP. SXGA+

All projectors come in heavy duty case.

Large venue projector rental prices start at only $150/day. Please call for availability.

other services

Event Planning

Want us to handle your entire event end-to-end?

  • Logistics and food
  • RSVP, ticketing
  • Press and Advertising
  • Stage management and event production.

Commercial Installation, Inventory, Testing

We provide commercial installation, AV equipment inventory and testing services for permanent-installation of sound systems.

  • Church, Temple, Synagogue
  • Schools
  • Corporation
  • Government

Please call or email us for an initial consultation

Recording studio

Our own state-of-the-art recording studio is available for:

  • Live event recording post-production and mastering
  • Multi-track recording
  • Orchestration, arrangement, scoring, backing tracks
  • Rehearsal prior to an event

Sound engineers and stage hands

Need additional sound engineers and stage hands?  We can provide the extra manpower.

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