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Quality audio equipment for hire

Based on our 30+ years of experience, we have audio equipment for hire. We have individual items and audio packages to suit most location audio recording requirements, from recorders to personal microphones. We supply portable audio recording equipment throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Our rentals catalogue is extensive and is always expanding. We can usually supply all the equipment you need to record audio on location.

You’re invited to “try before you buy”

Rent a piece of recording equipment and then buy your own within 2 weeks of the rental, Sound Techniques will rebate 1 week of the rental cost from the purchase of the same audio equipment.

Rates, Terms & Pricelist

Portable audio recording equipment – our rates and terms

Weekly rate is 3x daily rate | Long-term package rates are available.

Please note our rental terms and conditions as they are applied without exception.

Minimum rental charge is $55 + GST

A full set of new batteries is supplied as part of the rental where necessary and a spare set for sale or return.

The price includes insurance for loss or damage within New Zealand.

On recording equipment for use overseas, insurance is an additional 10% unless the client confirms their own insurance cover.

Audio equipment for hire – Pick up & Drop off times

The rental day runs from midnight to midnight. For practical purposes, recording equipment can be collected after 3:00 p.m. on the day before rental and recording gear must be returned by 10:00 a.m. the day following. 

For a one-day rental between Saturday and Monday the audio equipment should be collected between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the Friday prior. Late returns will incur an extra day’s rental unless arranged prior to the rental.

Courier Options:
Our portable audio recording equipment can be couriered throughout New Zealand. The rental period is calculated from the time the audio equipment is collected till the time is returned. 1 to 2-day rentals out of Auckland should be budgeted as a week’s rental to allow for the delivery time.

Weekly rate is 3 times the daily rate. Long-term package rates available on request. Other portable audio recording equipment is available by arrangement.

Add 10% for insurance for audio equipment taken overseas. Insurance excess for loss or damage is $750 + GST except for Lectrosonics WM waterproof transmitters where excess for loss or damage is $1,000 + GST.
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Broadcasters, bloggers and podcasters in New Zealand call us when they need quality portable audio equipment for hire: microphones, mixers and digital recorders.

Looking for help with your next recording project?


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“The cost was incredibly reasonable, and I can only acknowledge the goodwill shown by both Sound Techniques in standing by the gear they sell. Its always a pleasure dealing with you.

Don Paulin, Motion Audio, Location Audio and Post Production


09 366 1750

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Unit 3, 1 Porters Ave,
Eden Tce, Auckland