Sound & Lighting Facilities Equipment

Sound Equipment

At Inchicore College we are fortunate to have a wide range of industry standard equipment and resources available to our students for their work in Sound Production and Sound Design.

The students receive training in Pro Tools as the industry standard software package as well as Q-Lab for the sequencing and coordination of sound cues during theatre productions.

A comprehensive range of sound equipment including microphones, mixing desks, recording & playback devices, communication systems, FX machines, speakers, amplifiers, stands, various sound production devices, sound dedicated computers (Macintosh/Apple and PC) is available to the Technical Theatre students:

Computers & Software

  • Apple iMac & Mac Book Pro running Pro Tools 12.6 & QLab

Mixing Desks

  • Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Desk
  • Yamaha O1V Digital mixing desk
  • Soundcraft Studio Spirit Studio LC 16:8:2 mixing desk
  • Allen & Heath WZ14:4:2 mixing desk


  • Digi 002 audio interface
  • TC electronics reverb & FX
  • DBX Compressors/Limiters
  • Akai 8 track digital recorder
  • Akai S2000 sampler
  • Minidisc recorders, record player, cassette recorder, CD player
  • Alesis Midiverb 4 effects unit
  • Alesis graphic equaliser
  • Behringer Feedback Destroyer
  • BBC sound effects library


  • Rode K2 valve microphones
  • AKG C1000s
  • Shure SM58s & SM57s
  • Shure SM89 Rifle Microphones
  • Sennheiser Radio Microphones & in ear monitors

Speakers, Amps & Headphones

  • Peavey
  • JBL
  • Yamaha
  • AKG


  • Korg & Roland

Lighting equipment

In the area of lighting we give the student experience of the wide range of lantern types and control systems that are use in Irish theatres.

The control systems we have, provide the students with the opportunity to learn and gain experience of industry standard computer programmable lighting control as well more basic lighting control which may exist in less well resourced performance centres such as colleges, community centres and smaller semi-professional venues around the country.

  • ETC Ion Lighting Console
  • Grand MA on PC Command Wing
  • Strand 520i Lighting console
  • Strand 100+ Lighting console

Generic lanterns available are:

  • Cantata fresnels and PCs
  • SL Profiles
  • Prelude fresnels and profiles
  • Minuette fresnels and profiles
  • Brio profiles
  • Thomas Par 64s
  • Par 36 pinspots & Par 16 ‘birdies’
  • Studio Redhead Kit
  • Variety of floods

Moving lights available are:

  • Mac 300 Moving Lights – Wash head
  • Mac 250+ Moving lights – Profile/Gobo