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The best in nightclub lighting

Nobody wants to dance in a room with bright white light and plain walls. In the worse-case scenario it could feel like partying in a hospital! On the other hand, if it is too dark or foggy, nobody can even see who they are dancing with – and that’s also counter-productive. For nightclub lighting, the…
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Carbatt Clothing teams up with Blacka Installations

Clothing company, Carhartt Clothing is the epitome of cool with stores in exclusive shopping spots all over the UK and a following of young, urban Europeans who are attracted to the unique brand. So when their Manchester store opened, Blacka Installations was the obvious supplier who could provide an in-store sound system to match its…
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Give your customers a great experience with atmospheric lighting

Imagine yourself in a restaurant with your partner, the interior is beautiful, the service is excellent, the food tastes wonderful. But the lights are so bright that they ruin the intimate atmosphere. Great food, good servers and nice interior cannot make up for the feeling of discomfort created by poor lighting. Take a look at…
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The power of audio visual

When used properly, AV allows you to share powerful messages with your audience and encourages interaction which in turn will leave a lasting memory of your presentation with them. The technology behind AV can bring your content to life, helping your audience to better connect with your message, whether that be through visual content, sound,…
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Blacka Installations and Style Matters partner up

Blacka Installations have teamed up with Style Matters, a bespoke furniture company, to bring you a cutting edge sound system and home cinema to your living room. Combining state of the art technology with a range of stylish, chic furniture, Blacka Installations and Style Matters show that with a bit of imagination and know-how, your…
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The Bunker

Going Underground

Going Underground Light and AV Systems One of Manchester’s most famous clubs is taking things ‘underground’, with the addition of a new room, dedicated to the indie faithful. Fifth Avenue nightclub is bringing even more of the eclectic indie anthems that party-goers and uni students have come to expect, with an added dose of pop,…
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Manchester House

Towering Ambition

From outside, the unassuming office block at 12 Spinningfields could belong to a legal practice or insurance company. But step inside and what you’ll find Tower 12 is home to a Living Ventures double bill that is anything but ordinary. Headed by former TV Masterchef Aiden Byrne, Manchester House is a restaurant with ambitions even…
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Style Matters

Stylish Sounds

Imagine having a Blacka- powered sound system and home cinema in your own living room. We’ve teamed up with bespoke furniture company Style Matters to make it easier than ever. Set in the heart of Pickmere, Cheshire, Style Matters’ showroom is the go-to place for hotels, restaurants, bars and gastro-pubs to get kitted out in…
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Bar

Blacka’s Baa Bar Challenge

A great bar is just like a good cocktail – every ingredient has to be just right if you don’t want a Manhattan into a Man-flatten. Similarly, a typical bar owner has much more to think about than simply serving punters with drink. High on the list is creating the right atmosphere.  Miss out on…
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Grand Pacific Bar Manchester

A Grand New Venture

Living Ventures’ latest offering brings a taste of the tropics to Spinningfields. Grand Pacific With Blacka Professional Sound System Billed as a spin-off venue from the hugely successful Australasia, Grand Pacific offers some of the sushi and light bites which have helped the former cement its reputation as one of Manchester’s best new eateries. Where…
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Artisan

Art Of Fine Dining

Blacka Installations is incredibly proud to be involved with a sound system installation project which is set to bring a slice of the good life to Spinningfields. Living Ventures, the team which brought Australasia, the Alchemist and The Oast House to Spinningfields, as well as being the name behind some of Manchester’s best bars and…
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Cocktail

The Blacka Guide to Manchester

Manchester has some of the best nightlife in the UK. We know, because we’ve worked at some of the best venues in the city where people are mad about music. Mancunians won’t settle for any old soundtrack to a night out and certainly won’t put up with clubs pedalling distorted music through creaky old sound…
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Long Bar

Long Bar, Spinningfields

Long Bar, Spinningfields and Blacka Installations for Sound Systems and DJ Equipment   The latest planned addition to Spinningfields’ burgeoning social scene will mix high art with the high life. Set to open its doors later in June, Long Bar is yet another stunning design by architectural imaginer Paul Danson. However, Long Bar couldn’t be…
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Shopping

Shop ’till the Beat Drops

Top of a List of Favourite Music Great music is one of the elements which can send a good bar right to the top of a list of favourites and there are few things more exciting than seeing hundreds of people dancing in unison to the immense sound blasting from one of our sound system…
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DJ

Ten Tunes To Test Sound Systems

When a sound installation is finally complete, it’s time to hear what the sounds system can do. Sound engineers test dynamic range with high-fidelity recordings of low to high frequency sweeps, rising from bone shuddering sub bass to ear-piercing highs. But the fun really begins when testing the setup with music and every technician has their…
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Reverse angle

Taking Music To Warp Speed

Blacka Installations and Smithson Martin team up to bring revolutionary sound control to Manchester At Manchester’s Australasia bar and restaurant we were the first ever UK installers of a piece of equipment special enough to warrant its very own blog. The Smithson Martin Emulator caused something of a stir at Europe’s biggest DJ and electronic…
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Bar

Spinningfields’ Long Awaited Arrival

Blacka Installations State-of-the Art Sound System Along Long Bar The latest addition to the vibrant Spinningfields scene opened its doors this weekend – and what spectacular doors! The brainchild of architectural imaginer Paul Danson, Long Bar is a spectacular ‘pop-up’ hang out which will add to Spinningfield’s already rich social and architectural diversity. Taking its…
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