Doctor Noize’s onstage gear requires an 8’ deep x 12’ wide space. See the Stage Plot Diagram below for details. The stage is recommended to be at least twice that size, and larger if possible, to accommodate his onstage movement and the audience members he invites onstage during the show.
Doctor Noize requires a single three-pronged outlet or extension cord within six feet of his stage setup.
At an outdoor venue, Doctor Noize’s onstage equipment must be protected from water and rain or it will be damaged.
Doctor Noize mixes his instruments live onstage into an audio interface hooked to a Mac laptop. He sends out a stereo balanced or unbalanced 1/4” or XLR signal to the PA system that’s a final mix of all the vocals and instruments he performs and loops onstage.
Because he loop records live, an onstage monitor for Doctor Noize is highly recommended. If a monitor is not available, we’ll probably need to set up the PA speakers near Doctor Noize onstage — ideally usually slightly beside and behind him. The show will not work well with built-in, offstage room speakers without an onstage monitor.
If you don’t have a PA system, we have a great one that works in all but the largest venues. Contact us if you’d like Doctor Noize to bring and operate ours for an additional fee, or if you would like to discuss any other audio needs!
Doctor Noize has wonderful animated videos and educational Noize TV episodes that serve well as pre-show entertainment for the early audience arrivers. If your venue has a projection screen, let us know if you’d like a pre-show DVD to broadcast!