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Can this dance catch on at schools?

July 22, 2014 by Ric Hansen
Could this new dance "Super Selfie"  blaze a new dance craze going into the new school year.  It'd be great to put twerking and grinding in the dust with something a little more challenging and less ahhh suggestive.  Check out the Manoeuvres doing some hot moves to an MC Hammer classic.  Impressive. ... [read more]
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From the Ground Up: The Re-Invention of a DJ Business

July 22, 2014 by Stu Chisholm
reinventionSince I started my mobile DJ business in the late ‘70s, it had been on a continual growth track, setting higher and higher records in events performed and income, while staying current with the latest technology. Then it happened: the recession. For me, a “perfect storm” took place when the recession collided with my own efforts to reduce my workload. I never anticipated the full impact of the recession or how long it would last. Also, the DJs in my area almost universally lowered their rates and never sent me the memo. After a long, hard battle, implementing some hard cost-cutting measures and following a whole lot of advice from the... [read more]
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IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 2, the complete vocal performing/recording app now features a full editing studio

July 22, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Record, process and edit pro-quality vocals now with a full built-in DAW on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch July 22, 2014 - IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, is proud to announce the new version of the highly acclaimed VocaLive™ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which now adds a flexible new multitrack studio with digital audio workstation features. Now singers, songwriters and musicians of all kinds can benefit from advanced editing features like timeline audio editing, waveform visualization, touch-and-drag looping and more.unnamed-13 When used with the IK Multimedia iRig® line of microphones and mic interfaces, ... [read more]
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Serious Price Drop for the Mackie DL806™ Digital Mixer

July 21, 2014 by Mobile Beat
The power of digital wireless mixing is now more attainable than ever! The popular Mackie DL806 is now the lowest-priced professional digital mixer on the market. Proven at millions of live shows worldwide, DL Series mixers have an incredible reputation of intuitive, powerful performance. Combining the power of a full-featured digital mixer mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of an iPad, the DL806 is ready for nearly any application. Perfect for an open mic night at the corner café, singer/songwriter performances or a corporate meeting, the 8-channel DL806 delivers a rich, digital feature set that is way more powerful than an analog mixer. Completely controlled using one or more iPad devices, the Mackie Master Fader™ control app provides intuitive control over tons of powerful processing and mixing ... [read more]
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Dawn Introduces Powered Speaker Line with Wide Dispersion

July 21, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Aiming to “redefine wide dispersion” in the performance of portable, powered loudspeakers, Dawn Pro Audio today announced a new speaker line employing original acoustic waveguide technology to achieve notably even sound dispersion over a 180-degree listening area. The speakers use separate waveguides for directing mid and high frequency sound and a tri-amped Class D amplifier for optimal performance Dawn Acoustic Waveguide Speaker-grill removed-300dpifrom all drivers. The new top-of-the-line Dawn AW4 features four drivers in 3-way configuration and 1000-watt Class D amp. A smaller, battery-powered version, the Dawn ... [read more]
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RedSonicTM audio gives musicians state-of-the art quality at a low cost and true portability

July 21, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Stamford, Conn. – The days of bulky, heavy, expensive, and technologically ancient speaker cabinets for musicians, DJs, and concert venues is over with the introduction of RedSonicTM stackable, lightweight and inexpensive speakers that can easily fit inside any vehicle and are portable enough to be moved by one person. They were introduced for the first time at the NAMM show, July 17 – 19, Booth 537 by RedSonic Sound. unnamed-12 “It’s about time that any musician with a vision and a belief in themselves had something available to help them realize their dreams,” said longtime inventor and RedSonic Sound owner Jonathan Redmond. “It’s long overdue in... [read more]
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Select Mix New Releases

July 21, 2014 by Mobile Beat
It’s been another busy week over at Select Mix® as they drop not one, but TWO more new DJ remix releases for you. There's other great news, so keep reading... First they have Country Essentials Vol. 15 up, with hot new remixes of music from Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Eric Paslay and more! Then, the Select Mix remixer squad also has a brand new Rewind Series up for you! Volume 16 in the Rewind Series is on the site now at http://www.selectmix.com with new remixes of music from 50 Cent, Barenaked Ladies, Dirty Vegas and others. Two awesome new releases are BOTH online now and ready for preview, and of course instant download. Buy yours today! http://www.selectmix.com/ To celebrate the Rewind Series, Select Mix has also temporarily discount Volumes 1-5 in t... [read more]
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Be careful what you wish for with social media by Ben Miller

July 20, 2014 by Mobile Beat

There is a guy on Facebook who covers the “restaurant scene” for my hometown of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.  He posts tidbits and “behind the scenes”pizza-278x300 information about some of my favorite places… and I never miss a post.  In fact, when I see he’s posted, I often go to his Facebook page and make sure I didn’t miss any when I wasn’t looking.

As of the time I’m writing this, he has almost 6,000 fans of his page, which is impressive considering there are around 100,000 people in this town.  Think about that. Six percent of the people in this town (and a handful o... [read more]

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How to Keep Focused on Your Wedding Business Goals

July 17, 2014 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Bride and Groom Hugging2 Are you on track with the goals you set for this year? It’s already halfway through the year, but if you are like many wedding pros you probably haven’t looked at your goals since you set them in January. Now with wedding season in full swing you just haven’t had time to catch up. Don’t worry, it’s not too late: here are 5 articles that will help you get back on track:

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Pioneer Brings Back Vinyl Playback with New Direct Drive Analog Turntable

July 17, 2014 by Mobile Beat
LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 17, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the PLX-1000 professional turntable. The DJ quality PLX-1000 direct drive analog turntable is designed for DJs who enjoy the look, feel, and performance of vinyl for music playback. The model offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional audio playback quality. The PLX-1000 can be combined with Pioneer’s professional series DJM mixer for building the ideal system for true vinyl enthusiasts.PLX-1000_Angle_300dpi 5in “There’s an entire DJ communit... [read more]