The term “Silent Disco” evolved out of necessity as a way for underground parties and raves to be able to operate without being ended early by a noise violation. Now, this technology is used in many ways, but Silent Discos remain the most popular.
Silent Discos are parties involving noise-blocking, wireless headphones that connect to wireless transmitters.
Much like a radio with different stations, the Silent Sound System Transmitter broadcasts multiple channels listeners can switch between. So, country, rap, and rock lovers can finally party together in one room without a fight for the aux cord!
Silent Sound System headphones have the capability to connect to three separate transmitters. When audience members switch between channels, their headphones change color between red, green, and blue to show the channel they are listening to. The color shows other dancers where to tune in if they like someone’s moves!
The idea of a “Silent” Disco seems contradictory. What’s a party without loud music?
At a Silent Disco, nothing but chatter, laughter, and the shuffling of dancing feet can be heard without wearing a pair of headphones. You may think the silence will be awkward, but after people warm up, it is a great opportunity for dancing, people-watching, and conversation! While the concept may be strange to some, it is revolutionary for everyday parties, restaurants, businesses, and large-scale events, and is a tool for sensory inclusion.
Not Just for Silent Disco
With Silent Disco’s unconventional roots, the uses for the headphones have gotten even more innovative than the traditional Silent Rave. DJs can battle for listeners, bar attendees can switch between televisions to view different programs, or music festival-goers can continue the party after noise ordinances go into effect.
This equipment has also been used for yoga, meditation, and fitness, so students don’t miss anything their instructor is saying. It can also be used for weddings, movie events, guided tours, and as a tool in senior living communities. It makes gatherings more inclusive by helping to limit sensory overload and to aid with hearing and attention difficulties.
Ultimately, Silent Disco headphones are as versatile as the host using them!
The 4 ways to monitor audio when using Silent Sound System headphones are amplified sound, crisscross headphones, split cue and in-ear monitors. These techniques all work and you just have to find what works for you and what is most comfortable.
1. Amplified Sound
Amplified sound monitoring put simply is using speakers to monitor what the audience is hearing. You may also be wearing headphones or earbuds in one ear to monitor the mixer. When using amplified sound, you want the speakers to be close to you and should only be used to hear what you’re mixing. Having speakers at a silent disco defeats the purpose of a silent disco, but can be helpful when the DJ needs to hear the music that they’re mixing. The audience can control the volume in their headphones.
2. Crisscrossing Headphones
The next monitoring technique is crisscrossing headphones. This is a technique by using two pairs of headphones, the Silent Sound System headphones and another pair for monitoring. The silent disco headphones are to monitor what the audience is hearing. The other pair of headphones are connected to the mixer.
3. Split Cue
The third way to monitor is split cue. This will turn the headphones plugged into the mixer into a monitoring system, using one side of the headphones for the mixer and the other for the live output that is going through the silent disco headphones.
Here is an example:
4. In-Ear Monitors
In-ear monitors are ear buds or any other bud-like headphones that can connect to the mixer. These can fit comfortably in the ear and a pair of headphones can go on top of them to hear both the mixer audio and the live audio the audience is hearing.
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Power your silent disco with green energy for your outdoor events with a portable power generator instead of the usual gasoline powered generator. There are a few different ways to go about this. The average price is anywhere between $200-$3,000 depending on how much wattage and the capabilities of the generator. We will be going over three different types.
Describing the Generators
The first will be 300 watts and those are the lower powered generators. These are mainly good for one channel silent discos that can last 1-4 hours at a time. The second would be 1,000 watts that are good for two channel silent discos and charge a device. The third is anywhere from 3,000-5,000 watts and there are going to be the most expensive and powerful generators. These will last for a few hours with a three channel silent disco and having a few other devices plugged in like a phone, laptop and LED lights.
Why Should You Use Battery Powered Generators?
Battery powered generators are recommended over gasoline powered generators for silent discos due to the silent nature of battery powered generators. If you are hosting a silent disco, no matter what, a diesel generator will be heard through the headphones due to how loud the diesel generators are. Battery powered generators are quiet and just as efficient for a silent disco. Not to mention the price of diesel and gas as of now.
Another great thing is the elimination of the gasoline smell, nobody will be hit by the smell with a battery powered generator. The quietness of the generator is very important in the yoga and wellness spaces for meditation and other wellness related tasks. Most battery powered generators can also be powered by solar panels.
Here is an example for each of the three different watts and their price points.
Want to have a budget-friendly option for your silent discos?
A great way to keep costs low for any silent disco is to have a playlist! Here are a few ways to do that!
Make a Spotify playlist with a theme to it. If you are having a Halloween silent disco, curate a Halloween or spooky music playlist. With Spotify search features, you can easily make a playlist. To make it ad free, make sure you have a subscription or borrow someone who has an account! The one thing to watch out for is you can only use one account for each channel, so this can only work for one channel or use three different devices and three different accounts. Worried about your internet or cell service outside? You can save your music offline on Spotify and play on ‘Offline Mode’.
If you have two channels with DJs and just want something low-key on the third channel, you can choose a radio station. You can play by genre or musician/band and it will keep playing songs in those categories. This is an easy way to keep the party going, but not having to monitor a device.
YouTube lets you make playlists and you can pick songs, shuffle them and make sure it’s only the songs you choose. A great way to use YouTube to its fullest ability is to project music videos on a screen or wall and boost the vibes with the silent disco! It is both visual and audible fro everyone to enjoy.
By Request Playlist:
A great way to make sure everyone is having a good time and is hearing music they want to hear, you can use a phone or laptop to have Spotify, YouTube or other streaming platforms open on the device and ask people to add the music to the queue and you can put the shuffle on to mix up the requests.
Hook up your MP3 player or your phone and just play what you already have! This is the easiest and cheapest way, just playing what you or someone else has for the silent disco. This is another budget friendly way to keep a silent disco going, but you can only use one phone or MP3 per channel, so have three devices ready if you’re doing a three channel disco.
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Silent Sound System works with Electronic Wind Instruments (EWI’s). Check out DJ Saxy using a Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone during a Sunset Silent Disco at Steel Pier in Atlantic City.
(Picture 1 Source: https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/digital_wind_instruments/yds_series/index.html Picture 2 Source: https://www.akaipro.com/ewi5000)
Sunset Silent Disco at The Wheel on Steel Pier
Silent Sound System is hosting a Sunset Silent Disco at The Wheel on Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ on August 9, 2022, from 7-9 pm. Using our 3-Channel Headphones and Transmitters, you’ll be able to switch between three DJs at the same time. We’ve got a stacked lineup of seasoned talent for you to enjoy, so no channel will be the wrong choice!
Here’s who you can expect behind the decks:
DJ Kevin Kong
DJ Kevin Kong has been a veteran Philadelphia nightlife professional since 1999. Following his first feature residency at the wildly popular Automatic Tuesdays weekly in 2001, he went on to host events at iconic venues such as Fluid, Silk City, Barbary, Rumor, PYT, G Lounge, Transit, Medusa, Trestle, R&D Cocktail Bar, various Atlantic City casinos, and countless more.
DJ Express is a club DJ, tour DJ for King Magnetic, and producer. He was the owner and manager of Undaground Set Record Store in Allentown, PA. He is a featured artist on tracks by King Magnetic that can be found on Spotify.
Special Guest DJs from Vibes Production Co.
Based in Chicago, VIBES PRODUCTION Co. is a full-service, all solutions Event Production & Entertainment Company based in Chicago, Illinois whose staff has over 16 years of combined experience curating exceptional events nationwide. Whether it’s consulting, marketing, organizing, coordinating, promoting, or executing events, VIBES is dedicated to providing uniquely unforgettable and inspiring entertainment experiences that break the format of traditionally accepted visual and sound entertainment.
Stumbling out of the woods of another reality, Travis only has one goal in mind and that is the best vibes for all, alien or human. From the suburbs of Chicago, IL he still focuses all of his energy on the love we all call house music.
On the rising climb to spreading his vibes to all, he’s been mostly playing live shows and not producing as much. Playing recently in the city of Chicago and the woods of Summer Camp and Electric Forest with VIBES Productions, the smiles and dancing continue on. As time flows on, the TRIP he plans on taking everyone on will be intense, and we hope you are all here for the ride!
10 years in the industry with roots in The Underground Scene of Chicago. Grey Matter is a uniquely full formatted DJ who has performed recently at Summer Camp Music Festival and Electric Forest.
Heavily influenced by beautiful euphoric sounds and experiences in music, from deep basslines and wobbles to old-school hip hop, deep weird sounds, and even aggressive energies in dubstep. Recently performed at Summer Camp Music Festival, Electric Forest, and Break Away Music Festival.
Will Debes is transcending dubstep and house music with his project Debstep. Over the last two years, he has quickly elevated from his bedroom to festival stages with his unique sound. Notable performances include direct supporting act for SAYMYNAME at Ignition Festival, Ghastly on his Haunted Haus Tour, Elderbrook on the Inner Light Tour, Snails at the Star Spangled Banger Festival, and closing out Summer Camp Music Festival on the Illumination Stage. The 21-year-old’s vibrant energy and unmatched stage presence produce high-energy reactions from his fans. His sets are comprised for the house-heads, the headbangers, the lovers, and the ragers— this is Debstep!
What is DJX?
DJX is a convention that has connected the DJ community since 1990. DJX is a “community filled with mobile DJs, club DJs, streaming jocks, and home-studio hounds. Learn from and network with all walks of DJs,” their website says. “DJX is the de facto launching point for new brands, gear, ideas, and trends. Demo the latest gear & tech, engage with immersive experiences and brand activations,” the site continues.
Daytime activities aren’t the only opportunity to see, hear, and connect at DJX. They also offer nightly options with DJX After Dark. “DJX After Dark delivers three sponsored nights of energetic official show parties and after-hours experiences. [These] parties offer unparalleled networking opportunities.” (One of those parties will be discussed further in this post!)
Silent Sound System at DJX
Silent Sound System will be back under a pair of our Giant Inflatable Headphones in the exhibition center for the duration of DJX. We will have sales associates and DJs present to demonstrate our products and answer any questions you may have about how to use them to take your business to the next level!
Perfect Pairings with Silent Sound System
Looking to bring even more flair to your event than Silent Sound System’s 3-Channel LED Headphones, BASSpak, or our Giant Inflatable Headphones? Our friends at PartyFX have all you need to make your events extra fun and memorable!
With the PartyFX Portable Power Pack paired with the portability of the Silent Sound System Mobile Transmitter, you can take your event anywhere! No fumes, no fuel– simply excellent clean, silent, portable energy. This portable power station can be used for camping, fishing, hiking, or any other outdoor activity. It can also be kept at home as an emergency power source or surge protector. Includes built-in LED light for use in the dark. This power pack provides both AC and DC power. Rechargeable lithium battery with 12V, 24Ah / 288Wh capacity. Three ways to charge: AC, DC, and Solar Panel (not included).
Not sure what to add on the third channel of your Silent Sound System? Try a movie!
With the PartyFX Inflatable Movie Screen paired with our headphones, your viewers can have uninterrupted listening, even while a dance party is going on around them! The screen stands 10.17 by 6.4 ft and is 12 feet across diagonally. AC Air Pump included.
Accessories for Events of All Sizes
PartyFX’s best-selling, attention-grabbing item is the PartyFX Giant Light Bright. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like: All the joy you had when you were a kid, now MUCH bigger!
Use the multi-colored pegs to create designs for your events, or let your audience create their own. The PartyFX Giant Light Bright stands around 7 feet tall and 8 feet wide. It comes with 600 multi-colored pegs in a free lockable Rolling Flight Case. It is a great landmark for any festival or event and is fabulous for audience engagement.
Are you interested in adding pyrotechnics but aren’t sure where to start? The PartyFX Indoor Fireworks Machine is a way to play with fire without worry. Cold sparks are nonflammable and safe for indoor use. The sparks only heat up to 65 degrees, so they will not burn your hands. Perfect for indoor events that want to really ignite excitement in their audience. Add some pop to the best parts of the songs!
Still nervous about dealing with sparks? How about some confetti instead? PartyFX Confetti Cannons add a colorful blast of excitement to highlight performances or get the dance floor hype. No compressed air or CO2 is needed. Cannons are compact and easy to carry. Great for weddings, parties, concerts, and any other celebrations!
During the holidays in December, PartyFX can’t keep their Giant Inflatable Snow Globe on the shelves! If you’re looking for this product, please purchase it earlier in the year to ensure availability. This major attraction creates an exciting winter wonderland photo experience. A great photo op for up to 6 guests – enter, play, pose and take home a great photo souvenir! It brings the magic and merriment of a treasured snow globe and adds more awe with its impressive 15-foot tall presence. It has remarkable marketing and promotional opportunities with custom backdrops/signage and has proven results for generating revenue from photos. AC Air Pump included.
With this wide variety of options from PartyFX, you’re sure to find something you and your guests will love! Contact us with any questions or reach out to PartyFX directly.
Silent Sound System is the only silent disco headphone on the market with a proprietary auxiliary output for BASSpak and other wearable bass products.
But what exactly is BASSpak?
BASSpak is an affordable, wearable bass technology that lets you FEEL the music with haptic feedback from heavy-hitting transducers. You’ll feel the bass pounding like you’re in a nightclub or the pit of a concert—all without speakers!
BASSpak adds punch to anything you’re hearing. By sending vibrations through your body that match the bass, BASSpak creates an immersive and individualized bass experience no one else will hear or feel. In addition, if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, this may be an option for you to change your musical experience!
BASSpak’s expert engineers have been focusing on maximizing every part of the system while still saving you money. Their aim is to make BASSpak the most affordable option available for the everyday music producer, concert-goer, gamer, or silent disco enthusiast.
Connect BASSpak to a phone or MP3 Player for a robust experience anywhere you go, or use it to enhance a Silent Disco or your favorite video game. With its sleek, compact, and portable design, you can wear our BASSpak without restricting your ability to dance or move!
But Wait… There’s More!
Every BASSpak includes a pair of Bluetooth headphones. BASSpak comes equipped with an intuitive plug-and-play control module, so you can simply plug in your headphones and enjoy! It’s easy to use with a phone, iPod, tablet, laptop, or any other audio device.
Each BASSpak has extra storage space big enough for your phone, music player, or wallet. It has adjustable straps and is one size fits most. There is a free MP3 Player included with every purchase.
You can order your BASSpak through Silent Sound System!
Here’s a video of BASSpak in action:
Silent Sound System Wireless Transmitter
Silent Sound System Wireless Transmitters are portable and rechargeable. They can also connect to audio devices wirelessly via Bluetooth! Wireless Transmitters have a transmission distance of up to 900 ft.
Every Wireless Transmitter comes with a wired, headset microphone and a 3.5mm auxiliary cord. Compatible Wireless Headset Microphones are available for this transmitter, so you can go totally wireless! Add a transmitter stand or neoprene belt to make everything hands-free, as well.
Our Wireless Transmitter enables you to speak over music without using additional equipment because it has both a microphone and an audio jack built in. Silent Sound System Wireless Transmitters are best for tour guides, yoga instructors, meditation guides, and fitness instructors. They are also perfect for outdoor event spaces.
Please note: Wireless Transmitters must be unplugged from the charging source before use.
Silent Sound System Wired Transmitter
Silent Sound System Wired Transmitters have a transmission radius of over ¼ of a mile! A larger antenna means it has a longer transmission range. This transmitter comes with an RCA to 3.5mm cable included.
One transmitter = one audio source. Purchase three Wired Transmitters to use the full 3-channel capability of Silent Sound System Headphones.
Our wired transmitters are best for DJs, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other indoor event producers or spaces. Silent Sound System Wired Transmitters must always be plugged into a power source to operate.
Silent Sound System is plug-and-play, regardless of the type of transmitter. You can start using your system right out of the package!
Silent Sound System, LLC was created by a group of friends and music enthusiasts in 2015. We are a leader in Silent Disco production and are a trademarked brand with unique features that make us an industry leader in Silent Disco technology in the United States. We are locally owned and operated in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Silent Sound System distributes Silent Disco equipment— headphones, transmitters, audio cables and more. We focus on distributing the highest quality equipment to domestic and international clients, ranging from libraries and public schools to entertainment companies and music festivals.
We have the only headphones on the domestic market that are “future-proof,” with a proprietary auxiliary output allowing the user to connect their headphones to complementary sound equipment, such as recording devices and wearable subwoofers (i.e. BASSpak, SubPac, Woojer). In addition, we offer a free management system, customer support, and custom accessories for all of our equipment, and we are currently developing our own digital system for even easier headphone management.
Silent Sound System also rents equipment, so you can try it before you buy it. Within certain distances, we are also available to fully produce a Silent Disco for you or your event!
There are a few things that make Silent Sound System different from the rest:
If you contact us prior to your order, we can add your logo to our headphones in high-gloss vinyl. To take advantage of this offer, simply upload your logo during the checkout process. If you missed sending your logo before you received your order, you can also contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org to figure out a solution. If you would like to have your logo light up like the Silent Sound System logo, our Custom Resin Logo Panels can be applied to your order.
Exclusive Aux Out
Our headphones are future-proof— we’re already ready for what comes next. We have a proprietary, auxiliary output jack that is compatible with BASSpak, SubPac, Woojer, and other wearable bass products that give listeners a full-body bass experience without speakers.
Free Management System
Distributing and collecting headphones is the most difficult part of managing any Silent Sound System event, but we make it easy! We provide free headphone numbering as well as a free headphone management binder with corresponding numbers to hold IDs (or other card/collateral). Eliminating confusion means a smoother event for your guests. This system also aids in loss prevention.
Our transmitters can be placed anywhere, and our headphones receive transmissions up to 1,500 feet away. That’s just over four football fields in distance! Create a dancefloor anywhere, and don’t worry about the audio cutting out in a large venue. The radius of your dance floor can be huge, so your parties can be bigger and better than ever.
Free Transport Totes
All orders over 10 headphones come with free heavy-duty, reusable totes for easy transport to and from gigs. Each tote has the capability to be locked with a standard lock. The number of totes provided depends on the number of headphones purchased.