Creating magic for your event is easier today thanks to the amazing technology available. But, the truth is, in order to truly harness the power of lighting, audio and video requires an understanding of its use, as well as the knowledge of the latest technology available. Competing in a major market requires you to produce an event that will stand out from your competitors and audio visual equipment rentals in NYC can give you that edge.
When it comes to audio visual equipment rentals in NYC, there’s only one choice, BML-Blackbird. From humble beginnings in the 70s in a garage to a world-class company providing technical production for Super Bowl halftime shows, BML-Blackbird treats every client, big or small, with the same personal service we’ve been giving since the 70s. We’re interested in being a part of your team, not just hired guns.
We’ve been providing technical event production and audio visual equipment rentals in NYC for decades, and in 2006 moved to our 50,000 square-foot warehouse in Secaucus, NJ. The warehouse is home to a massive inventory of the best cutting edge technology available. If you can’t find what you need, BML-Blackbird can find it for you through one of our many dealerships across the U.S. and around the world. That’s an advantage you gain by working with the best.
To have that kind of range of gear available for audio visual equipment rentals in NYC requires a dedicated team of experts and a whole lot of space! Let’s take a closer look behind the scenes in our 50,000 square foot facility in New Jersey.
A Walk Down Main Street
The main aisle of our warehouse is affectionately known as Main Street. Look down the “side streets” and you’ll find various equipment storage areas. This is where we keep all of the audio visual gear for rent. Let’s look at some of the key technology we stock.
Lighting Gear Rentals
We stock a huge inventory of conventional lighting gear like Leko/Ellipsoidal/Source 4, pars, fresnels, pinspots, follow spots, strip lights, emergency exit lights and much more. This conventional lighting gear is what our industry was built upon.
We also carry a full inventory of the latest cutting edge moving light technology by manufacturers like Martin Professional, Coemar Lighting, Elation Professional, High End Systems, and more. If it moves, spins or changes color, we’ve probably got it in stock and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!
All of that lighting needs to be controlled, and we’ve got you covered. Our inventory of consoles includes manufacturers like Grandma (1 and 2 series), Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), High End Systems, Leprecon and Martin Professional.
Whether you’re looking for a gentle soothing ambience or a full-blown rock concert for your next event, BML-Blackbird has you covered. We offer a full range of effects including confetti cannons, low-lying fog, smoke and snow machines, strobe lighting mirror balls and more.
Much of our LED inventory is indoor/outdoor rated and includes both hard-wired and wireless gear. Our inventory includes wireless uplights, bricks, strips, pars, ellipsoidals and strips from 48 – 72” long.
Power Distribution and Dimming
Of course we have everything you need including cabling, feeder, disconnects, transformers and trade show and exhibit power distribution equipment. Our dimmer inventory is in excess of 14,000,000 watts, making it one of the largest in the country! We stock dimmers in all sizes and configurations.
Video Production Equipment Rentals
LED Screens and Projectors
Our LED inventory includes a variety of varying pitch units and both concave and convex products. We have both indoor and outdoor rated screens with the fastest refresh rates, various intensities and resolutions to meet your needs.
We use (DLP) equipment, so matching the projector’s native resolution to your content is paramount to us. We offer all levels of brightness from 4000 to 40,000 lumens.
Video Engineering Systems
Our video headend gear can quickly translate, record, switch, playback or send to a web address. We include an ergonomic environment for TapeOp, Shader, Engineer and Director. We stock everything from discrete HD units through to ultra high definition 4K gear.
Our inventory includes various types of cameras and lenses along with color viewfinders, professional tripods and state of the art communications.
Audio Equipment Rentals
Speaker Systems, Processing and Amplification
To deliver perfect sound you need maximum clarity and minimum distortion. We can supply everything from full flown line arrays for large festivals and events to ground stacks systems suitable for smaller venues with low ceilings. Our processing and amplification inventory includes only the best from dbx Professional Audio and Crown Audio USA.
Our inventory of audio mixing consoles is perfect for live events. We supply all front of house systems, full monitor backup and both digital and analog equipment.
Microphones, Monitors and DJ Gear
We offer wired and wireless compact and dynamic microphones and podium microphones as well as powered and un-powered monitor systems and complete DJ systems. Everything you need to get your party started!
From Intimate Affairs to World-Class Spectaculars
BML-Blackbird grew the business by treating each client with the same passion for excellence. Whether you’re producing an intimate wedding for 100 guests or a rock extravaganza for 100,000, BML-Blackbird brings the same level of knowledge, energy and passion to each project. That’s why we’ve worked as technical event production specialists for major sporting events, Fortune 500 corporations and top musical artists around the world.
BML-Blackbird has worked on events with clients like The New York Jets, for whom we designed custom staging solutions for nationally televised halftime shows (you haven’t lived until you’ve torn down a full blown rock concert in 13 minutes!), television broadcast shows like 30 Rock and Blue Bloods, plus hundreds of trade shows, fashion shows, festivals, corporate events and non-profit events.
BML-Blackbird is the company to call for all of your audio visual equipment rentals in NYC. No matter what you need we’ll have it, and if we don’t we’ll find it for you. To get started, just give a member of our team a call and have us put together a quote for your next special event!