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Serato’s DJ tech is ready to mix playlists on your iPhone

February 12, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Creating a great playlist is tough. It's more than just throwing a bunch of songs together and hoping for the best. You have to make sure OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA the music melds together smoothly, with no jarring transitions. It's time-consuming, and if you don't add enough songs, well, it's just embarrassing when the music ends in the middle of a party. Serato's new Pyro app for iOS solves many of those problems by keeping the jams going long after you've given up trying to mix Kanye with  ... [read more]
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GripnGaff® releases new Jumbo bag for DJs and Musicians

February 12, 2016 by Mobile Beat
  Mobile DJs, musicians, audio techs, roadies, and others who need to load in large bulky items like backdrops, PA speaker stands, transport-with-ease-scenekeyboards, guitars, etc., have a new solution – the GripnGaff® Jumbo Bag. The Jumbo fits on the handles of most RocknRoller® multi-carts (R8RT, R10RT, R12RT, R14RT, R16RT, R18RT and the original RocknRoller with the red and gray color scheme). Made from the same awesomely sturdy 1000 denier ballistic nylon as other GripnGaff® bags, the Jumbo is 16 inches in diameter, compared to 12 inches for other models. The Jumbo bag is the only bag in our lineup that does not use a hard plastic bottom, since it is designed to hold items that don't have ... [read more]
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New Books from Mobile Beat

February 11, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Profit911 for DJs - A real world guide to getting more customers and putting more cash in your pocket while working less and reducing stress! Justin Miller is one of the leading experts on marketing and sales management in Justin Assembled Book For Print copy the wedding, event and entertainment industries.  he started his first "real" company as a mobile DJ in 1996 at the age of 14.  This company is still in operation and has since spun off several other companies and services.  Get this book now for $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING ... [read more]
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What’s the Best Way to Reach Brides and Grooms?

February 11, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Reach Brides Grooms

“I've completed my wedding project of 10 songs written for every part of the wedding ceremony and reception. That easily means that I can do 30 emails in an auto response email campaign.

“Is buying leads from a bridal show a good idea? If so, at what price? If not, what is a better idea to get the music in front of the brides/grooms to be?

Thanks!”

E. Walter Smith, ... [read more]

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Put external screens on your Serato system with hardware from Numark!

February 10, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Dashboard_10x8_mediaOutboard 3-screen display updates virtually any Serato® controller—any brand—with three 4.3-inch LCD low-profile screens that add on to existing hardware Cumberland RI, USA (January 21, 2016)—Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction of their revolutionary Dashboard 3-screen display that adds the visual benefits of three 4.3-inch full-color LCD screens to virtually any Serato DJ authorized mixer DVS solution or controller, regardless of brand. Just as Numark’s NS7III raised the bar with real-time visual feedback of Serato DJ via three vibrant, 4.3-inch full-color screens, Dashboard now delivers that capability and convenience to DJs using ... [read more]
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Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour

February 10, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
tanqueraywhitelady_cocktailEarlier this year we posted themed cocktail hour playlists. We're catching our second wind and have new playlists to share! The following playlist is a "Chanteuse"-themed wedding cocktail hour playlist. Our prior playlist was entirely of male "crooners." The list that follows shifts attention to the ladies. While "chanteuse" literally refers to a female singer of French songs, we've liberally broadened the term to include female jazz vocalists and sultry-voiced soul singers. The following playlist contains a variety of classic and modern day chanteuses including Bille Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Sade, Queen Latifah and Adele. Gregg Hollmann, ak ... [read more]
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VocoPro Launches New Professional Four Channel UHF Wireless Mic System with 16 PLL Switchable Frequencies

February 9, 2016 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2016—To keep any local signal interference to a minimum, VocoPro introduces its latest wireless microphone and transmitter package, the UHF-5816 with 4 available microphone channels and 16 adjustable frequencies on each channel. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. unnamed-9 With the new UHF-5816, changing the frequencies is easy using an onboard dial and no syncing procedures to learn. Crosstalk between channels is also mitigated through the use of channel key-tones, which keep each microphone communicating with only its corresponding receiver. Th ... [read more]
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Flurry™ Beam – Loaded with features including a super-sharp 2.5° beam angle

February 9, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - Meet the Flurry™ Beam moving head! Aside from that super-sharp 2.5° beam angle, the Flurry™ Beam features a Pan: 540°/ Tilt: 220° (8/16-Bit Resolution). The Flurry™ Beam is an ultra-bright 60W 6-in-1 RGBW LED light source, as well as a user friendly Built-in automated programs via master/slave, and sound activated programs via master/slave. It has an ultra-smooth dimming system and 1-10Hz/second strobe effects. Flurry-Beam-MagentaDesigned for life on the road, the Flurry™ Beam is an excellent, portable, moving head beam fixture. It has an intelligent fan cooling system with a temperature auto detect and uses 3-pin male input and 3-pin female output connectors. Not to mention, it has compact, ... [read more]
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No Response From A Lead? Try Sending This Simple Email

February 8, 2016 by Tony Schwartz
emailAs a mobile DJ, one of the most frustrating elements of the sales process is the "dead lead". You know what I mean: an inquiring couple shoots you an email, you stop whatever you are doing to respond as quickly as possible, and then... nothing. Subsequent emails also elicit zero response from a lead. A couple of years ago, I learned about this simple trick on how to revive a dead lead - for the life of me, I honestly can't remember where or who I learned it from - and now I'd like to pass it on to you. It's a simple concept, based on the understanding that text and email messages have replaced the telephone as the new conversational medium: SUBJECT LINE: {Lead's Name} ... [read more]
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Popular COB Cannon Wash Now Available with Sleek White Finish!

February 8, 2016 by Mobile Beat
  Much like its sister model, but housed in a stylish off-white metal casing, the new ADJ COB Cannon Wash Pearl offers advanced COB LED technology and a super-wide but variable beam angle, while blending in perfectly with lightly-colored décor for a discreet wash solution. Cob cannon wash pearl fx2 Making the most of COB (Chip On Board) technology, ADJ’s popular COB Cannon Wash is a super-bright wash/par fixture that works as both a far-reaching color wash unit and, with the use of the included lens kit, a powerful par effect. Utilizing a single 150W quad-color (RGBA) ... [read more]
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Loaded with Features Including a Magnetized Backing to Mount Virtually Anywhere – Skybox Micro ROCKS!

February 5, 2016 by Mobile Beat
SkyboxmicroWaukesha, WI. - Meet our new Skybox™ Micro, a 1x 15-watt RGBAW+UV 6-in-1 LED fixture with rechargeable battery power + direct AC. Great for table spotting and close-proximity washes! The Skybox™ Micro features Built-in AnyFi™ wireless DMX receiver (standard 2.4GHz or W-DMX™), color & chase macros via DMX, automated programs via master/slave, and sound active programs. It also features an RGBAW+UV color mixing ability in standalone modes. Users can take advantage of the battery and wireless capabilities as well as the ability to mount anywhere with its magnetized backing. Rugged and w ... [read more]