Thank you very much indeed for helping us win the 2012 People’s Choice Awards for best Nationwide Audio Visual Hire from the Corporate Events Guide! The original reason we started the Rock Factory was to help and support bands in our community who don’t always have a lot of money. We moved into corporate work to enable us to keep doing what we love, and it turns out that corporate work is a pleasure to do as well! We count ourselves so lucky that we get to do both these days and feel appreciated by both musicians and corporate clients. Without your support, we couldn’t do any of this, so from the bottom of our little geek hearts, thanks for continuing to take your business to us, and thank you again for voting.

Moving on in the year, November will be an excellent month for us and for everyone in Auckland, as events are now steadily moving outdoors again!

neilstock 2012 poster - neilstock memories. What a lineup that was!
Neilstock 2012 – What a lineup!
  • Last Saturday we would have been at Auckland‘s biggest community festival, the massive Grey Lynn Park Festival had it not have been cancelled due to bad weather!  We
    wholeheartedly support the team in their decision – what a tough call to make! There’ll always be next year, and we’re already looking forward to it.
  • Silo Park will be starting their next season on November 23 with Silo Cinemas, followed by Nick D’s Weird Together Presents World Together on December 1.
  • On Nov 24 we’ll take care of the sound at this year’s Neilstock in Tirau. We’ve been working with those guys for many years now and can’t wait to join the party!
  • Early December, on Dec 2, we’ll be part of Hospice West’s Light Up Hospice event in Te Atatu, again, this year with Lisa Crawley and Adeaze
  • On the same day, December 2 that is, we’ll take care of Dance In The Park in Devonport, which is part of the local christmas festivities.

So much more is happening this month, too much to tell you in one short newsletter! You’re bound to see us out and about, so please do say hi if you run into us, it’s always nice to meet you!

Calling all Freelancers!

Hey freelancing sound engineers out there, do you procrastinate when working from home, but can’t find a suitable office to work from regularly? Why not rent our studio to use your time more efficiently – it’s all set up and ready to go. Just bring yourself and your projects and work away without being distracted by the kids, your Xbox, your dog or whatever it is that keeps you from doing what you need to do. Giz a ring!

November Specials

  • Portable PA + Mic only $120/day
  • Follow Spotlight only $120/day

Our special offers are only valid during the month of November, and are subject to availability.

Installations & Long Term Hire

Are you aware that we offer assistance with long-term hiring and venue installations? Our team of qualified and experienced systems designers, Mark and Michelle, specialize in audiovisual setups and lighting and can help you optimize your space. From function rooms, concert venues, pubs, galleries, conference centres, living rooms, rehearsal spaces, and community centres to recording studios, we have the expertise to cater to your needs.

You can also take advantage of our long-term gear hire option to try out your customized setup for a few months or as long as you need. If you decide to purchase, we offer competitive pricing to ensure you get the best value for your money.

New Gear has arrived:

Are you looking for a portable PA system suitable for weddings, speeches, and farmers’ markets? Look no further than our brand-new model! This lightweight amp provides just the right amount of amplification without the need for a full setup. Plus, it runs on a battery for cord-free convenience and flexibility. Say goodbye to noisy generators and hello to more freedom in choosing the perfect location for your event. We also purchased a new hire keyboard – The Roland RD800!

Venues We Like: Outdoors!

Did you know local parks can be booked for private functions and events? It’s actually more affordable and more accessible than you may think. You can contact the Auckland City Council for specific details. Plus, with a little bit of light and a stage, even your garden can transform into a beautiful concert or party venue. Our gear is ideally suited to support your outdoor event, wherever!

Venues We Like: The Winchester
Based on the ground floor of a gorgeous Art-Deco era Freemason’s building, the Winchester is the perfect location for any function. The rooms and their capacity are highly flexible and well worth checking out – contact Jerry for more info. Give us a call if you need help with your audiovisual needs!

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