Sound limiters are devices which cut the power to the band if the volume goes above a pre-set level. They're sometimes found in village halls, community venues and occasionally in hotels. Sound limiters are usually set to around 96dB (which is a slightly louder than standing next to a busy road) and since our band can generate sound levels between 100dB and 115dB, we won't be able to play. Sometimes a venue will agree to turn off the sound limiter for your function. If they do, you MUST get this in writing to avoid any misunderstandings later on in the day.