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SPUD Sound & Lighting Request


SPUD Sound is intended primarily for Student Activities musical events and purposes. 

All other departments must compensate ($10 per Hour) a SPUD Sound Coordinator to oversee their requests and work their events. 

If you are in need of a microphone for a lecturer or speaker, click here to make your request through facilities. 

Availability & Eligibility:

  • SPUD Sound & Lighting is available for University departments and registered clubs & orgs during academic semester only (not available during holidays and breaks). SPUD Sound & Lighting is not available on designated study days or during Final Exam Week.
  • In the case that a requested event conflicts with a SG/SPUD or Student Activities event, priority will be given to SG/SPUD or Student Activities.
  • SPUD Sound & Lighting may only be used on the University of Dallas Irving campus.
  • The on-campus venue must first be reserved through Conferences & Events.
  • Department or organization must ensure venue has suitable power and electricity.
  • SPUD Sound & Lighting does not maintain the sound system in Lynch Auditorium.  That must be arranged through Facilities and Faculty Support Center.
  • Sound requests must be submitted no later than 10 business days (2 weeks) from the date of your event.

What SPUD Sound Can Provide:

  • Speakers: We have 2 Bose L1 towers (the ones used at music on the mall), 4 on-stage monitors, 2 loudspeakers, and 2 subwoofers. 
  • Microphones:  We have many microphones and microphone stands to cover a wide variety of use cases ranging from vocals to guitars and drums.  We also have several DI boxes for keyboards and bass guitars.
  • Amplifiers & Rack Pieces: We have a full audio rack featuring 5 high-power amplifiers to drive our loudspeakers, subwoofers and monitors.  There is also a feedback destroyer and a CD recorder.
  • Mixers & Sound Boards: We have 1 16-channel audio mixer with effects and a built-in amplifier (used for the monitors) that is used at TGIT, Oktoberfest, Battle of the Bands, and larger events.  We also have two portable 4-8 channel mixers for smaller events.
  • Cables:  We have enough of XLR, Neutrik Speak-On, 3.5mm, TRS, and power cables to handle any event.
  • Lights:  SPUD Sound & Lighting maintains an inventory of light fixtures for larger events such as concerts.  We have 4 color-changing par-can lights, 1 laser system, 4 white flood lights, 2 Chauvet Elan effect lights, a disco ball, and 2 fog machines.  RHA also owns a number of additional lighting fixtures which SPUD Sound makes use of on occasion. 

What SPUD Sound Does Not Provide:

  • Power.  You are responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient power outlets in your venue.
  • DJs and musical entertainment.
  • Stand-alone cables.  Cables are for use only with SPUD sound and lighting equipment.
  • Stages and risers must be arranged through Facilities.
  • Tables, even for the DJ. Tables may be requested through Facilities.
  • Drum kits and/or any other musical instruments.

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