Welcome to the Sound Services LLC website!
LLC provides technical support to the
industry, specializing in highest quality concert and event sound
systems.Sound Services LLC
Our partner company, Light
LLC, provides highest quality stage lighting systems, as well
multi-media computer and video production packages.
Light Services LLC
We are prepared to supply your complete event production
- sound, lighting, video, technical labor - with one contact.
You may simply e-mail a description of your event (to Richard Thornton in Little Rock), and we will promptly provide you with a production bid.
We accept and seek both limited scope bids (hardware and technicians
only), and full-service Request for Proposal (RFP) packages involving
event and show design, layout, planning and full production
Please include: the event date(s), venue(s), artists and/or
brief description of the related production requirements to get us
started. Larger, more complex events may require a site
and pre-production meeting(s), which can be arranged within the scope
of services we'll provide to you..
You may refer to our generic equipment lists for
packages. Of course, we will provide the specific equipment required
for your specific needs. Bids can be simple, or involve
whatever level of extensive
3-D CAD design tools and renderings you think necessary to visualize
your event. This website was designed plain and simple - to provide
only the basics of who we are, what we've done, and what we can do for
Photo & Illustration Gallery contains photos or many
of Arena, Outdoor, Amphitheater, Corporate, Dance and Party systems.
The Gallery also includes numerous CAD illustrations and renderings
that our clients use as tools during the planning of their events.
The CAD drawing and renderings not only help clients visualize the
final production look for their event, but are also used extensively
to troubleshoot problems that would not normally be evident until the
event is being set-up. These tools help committees, venues, artists
and clients work through many issues, allowing all involved to enjoy
a smoother and more professional event.
than 30 years ago, we established ourselves as the best audio company
in the Little Rock area. We continue to enhance and maintain
reputation, as seen and heard routinely in high-profile events
for local customers, such as:
- The Clinton Presidential
opening ceremonies. Four US Presidents, U-2's
and The Edge, a big crowd, cold rain.. No pressure.
political events, both the 1992 and 1996 Election Night festivities in
Little Rock, and a couple each of the subsequent Inaugural Balls in WDC
- The February 2010 Induction Ceremony for the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, held in Verizon Arena
- Annual sound production assistance for
Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert Series
- Annual fundraising gala events for the Symphony,
the Arkansas Repertory
Theater, and others
- Commencement events each Spring and Fall for the University
of AR at LR, and the UA Medical Schools
events for the Church
at Rock Creek, Governor Huckabee, OBU, Arkansas
Baptist, Pulaski Methodist Easter Sunrise, Philander Smith,..
- Little Rock's annual Riverfest,
and so many other local and regional music festivals that have come and
gone over those years
Springs Timberwood Amphitheater annual Summer seasons. We also
to that new venue's
design and layout
- Campus concerts and
productions for the U of A, ASU, ATU, Harding U, Hendrix, HSU, OBU,
Good work locally brought
opportunities for growth and expansion around
the USA, into national events and touring, such as:
- The Baptist General Convention of Texas' annual meeting(s), their annual Conclave, Congreso, Hispanic and Youth Evangelism Conf
- The New
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - 2012 is our 25th
(!) as a sound contractor there, doing various stages and
tents, large and small
- Radio shows around the country, for our friends at Pro Events LLC.
- Numerous shows in the Memphis area: the
Orpheum, the Canon Theatre (we were blessed by the Dalai Lama there!),
and the FedEx Forum
- Continued work for our friends with White Oak Productions at various festivals in Pensacola, Jackson, and New Orleans
- The 10th annual Celebration of Success for worldwide Distributors for ForMor International
- Audio for the LG Action Sports National Championship.
- Sound and lighting
nationwide for Conquest
Productions, and motivational meetings with members of
the Quixtar family (InterNET/Yager, Ledbetter,..)
- Annual SingSong programs at Abilene
Christian University (images available here)
- Variety of support to other production companies, such as large venue
- Top 100
Market Radio shows for Lawman
Broadcasting and Clear Channel Communications in arenas and
amphitheaters across the country, including the big two hip-hop
shows of the year: Hot 97
Summer Jam in NYC (Nassau Coliseum), and Power 106
Powerhouse/P3 in LA
- The live concert scene at the end of the movie, Malibu's
Most Wanted, was filmed on our stage in the Anaheim Pond at
the 2002 Power 106
show! Thanks to Jamie Kennedy, that was fun! Ahem..about
- First deployment of the
new EV X-Line speaker system and another new lighting
system featuring Total Structures' new Omni-connector DPRT truss, for Roc-A-Fella on Jay-Z's "Blueprint Lounge"
up with Jay's "Blueprint 2" in Fall 2002, the "Paid in Full"
Cam'Ron, and promo tour for 3rd Storee. Also, the
2003 Showtime Pay-for-View
Concert from Memphis with Jay, again using our XLine PA
- Summers' (1999 and 2000) big Metallica/Korn/Kid
Rock tour, as subcontractor support to our friends
at db Sound, L. P
- The British Rock Symphony tour, featuring Roger
Daltrey, June through August 1998
- Touring sound package for the 1996
Scorpions/Alice Cooper tour, and the Second Stage of that Summer's
LollaPalooza tour, support act FOH electronics and
monitors for The Rolling Stones' "Bridges to Babylon" stadium tour,
and 1997's OzzFest Second Stage
- Touring monitor system production packages for the Country
band Shenandoah from 1993 through 1997, and for REO
Speedwagon Summer of 1998
- Prince's (or The Artist Formerly Known As, at that time)
"Jam of the Year" tour, Summer 1997
- George Thorogood and the Destroyers' "Let's Work Together"
tour, Summer 1995
- AutoZone and Bud
at the annual Memphis
May Festival in 1999. A feature article describing our
there is in the July/August 1999 issue of Live Sound!
Magazine. We worked several previous years of that festival for our
friends at Nightwatch
- Let's add your tour or event, and move it to the
top of this list!
If you've got the time, you may view some
the archives of
our previous years' concert productions.
Here are some links to the primary sound industry trade
For your reference, following are some links to our primary
A good source for talent availability and tour routing
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Updated 1600CST 08/15/2012 RBT