What hardware do I need to be a CTM host?
We’ve designed Catch The Mania Trivia to be simple and easily accesible. Like with every great service base product there is an initial investment of time and money but you don’t need much; if you want to be able to a Catch The Mania Trivia night anywhere that has a TV you will need the following equipment.
- Self Powered Speaker
- 3 Channel Mixer (1 mic and 2 line inputs)
- Microphone and Cable
- Assorted patch cords
- HDMI cable or VGA cable
- Adapters for your computer
- Mp3 player, iPod or iPhone (if you aren’t going to use your computer to play music)
- Bag for your computer, mixer, cords, pens, score sheets ++
- Bag for speaker
- Tripod to mount speaker
Check out this gallery with all the equipment I use (as listed above). For a larger picture, click on the image.
Check out the pics to get a detailed feel for what the equipment looks like. As with all technology you can really spend as much as you want on things but you also don’t have to spend a lot to be up and running. In fact for a basic system (not including the computer) you can be up and running for between $500 and $750. With one Catch The Mania gig paying you can be paid back in less than 8 weeks!
Keep in mind that you may want to start small and simple while you are getting your feet wet. Once you get the feel for the program and people begin asking you to do Catch The Mania for them you will have time to upgrade your system. One of the things I’ve found very useful is as I upgrade I sell my used and well taken care of equipment to the hosts I am training.
Also you are essentially purchasing the ability to play amplified and mixed music and there are other opportunities to make money with a set up like that. For that reason some people like to invest a little more upfront and get a more solid system. For between $1,000 and $1,500 you can be well equipped to handle just about any small event.
To see what Software you need, click here.
Have fun with this an as always if you have any questions let us know.