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Stanton Deckadance Launches v2.60 Professional DJ Mixing and Performance Solution

April 28, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Stanton’s Deckadance, the acclaimed DJ mixing and performing solution with Digital Vinyl System support, continues its commitment to improvement and innovation with version 2.60.4decks_browser This new version features unlimited snapshots for deck and mixer settings (including EQ, FX, and Key), and all snapshots are integrated into the song manager for quick, easy access. Recall and save all settings—or just those specified by the built-in masking engine—at the push of a button or keyboard shortcut. Another exciting new feature, the Layouts drop-down menu, adds three new layouts: Two deck or four deck horizontal, with miniature decks on the left and horizontal stacked, zoomable waveforms across the screen; and a Maxim ... [read more]
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Electro-Voice Loudspeakers – DJ Open Forum

April 28, 2016 by Mobile Beat
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Crazy Pocket 8 – Amazing Multi-Beam Effects

April 28, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Instant Energy…Just Add ADJ’s Offering the same show-stopping multi-beam effects as its predecessor, but from an even more compact source, the new Crazy Pocket 8 takes portability to the next level, providing high-energy color effects without the high price. Crazy Pocket 8 Press Photo Lighting users know just how important moving heads and LED effects are when it comes to providing distinctive, memorable events for clients and their guests. No matter what line of entertainment, the arrival of the energized new Crazy Pocket 8 is an exciting prospect for those who need a fixture that isn’t just compact and low-cost but capable of crazy effects too! A pocket-sized version of the original Crazy 8, ... [read more]
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Wedding Industry Roundup: Pinterest Planning Woes, Doing More, Hashtag Dilemmas

April 27, 2016 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Wedding-Industry Your source of all things wedding biz from around the web. All Things Weddings: To Pin Or Not To Pin? Pinterest As a Wedding Planning Tool - A bride-to-be discovers the drawbacks of Pinterest planning and describes her love hate” relationship. ... [read more]
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The Disco Love Wedding Cocktail Hour

April 27, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
sloe-gin-fizz-cocktail-recipe-1Disco was a staple of American music and culture during the 1970s. Disco peaked in the late 70s and subsequently experienced a backlash. DJs love disco music for its groovy, danceable essence that typically clocks in at around 120 beats per minute. Disco music is also known for its lush orchestrations - including instruments like violins, and sound effects like hand claps and disco lasers. The playlist that follows starts slow and groovy, before delivering faster beats later in the set. The playlist includes tracks from Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, the Salsoul Orchestra, Cerrone, Andrea True Connection and many more. Ambient DJ continues its tradition of ... [read more]
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The French Connection Wedding Cocktail Hour

April 27, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann
french_bordeauxFrance is known for its refined culture. Its music is no exception. This playlist, titled “The French Connection” includes French Cafe music, smooth electronica, vintage French disco, and modern French dance fare. The set starts on a classical tip with Debussy and Satie, before ratcheting up in tempo and energy. All composers, artists and remixers in this set are of French descent. The set is heavily weighted towards electronic music, of which the French do particularly well. I have many fond memories of a trip to Paris taken during the late 1990s. The entire city is like one giant museum. I particularly enjoyed viewing the original paintings of Claude Monet, sipping rich coffee at French cafes, touring historic cath ... [read more]
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CHAUVET Professional Introduces Maverick MK2 Spot

April 26, 2016 by Mobile Beat
SUNRISE, FL—(For Immediate Release) – The new Maverick series of powerful moving fixtures from CHAUVET Professional generated worldwide buzz when it was shown at Prolight + Sound in early April. Now the company has announced that the first product in the series to be available will be the Maverick MK2 Spot. Bright, fast and loaded with outstanding performance features, the new LED spot is already making waves in the marketplace, according to Chauvet.Maverick-MK2-SPOT-LEFT_ “The response to the Maverick MK2 Spot has been overwhelming,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “We aimed this product at the lighting professional and rental house who want a very bright tour-ready affordable spot that can ... [read more]
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Laserworld releases free ILDA laser software

April 25, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Laserworld Showeditor FREE was presented at prolight+sound 2016 for the first time. It is a free ILDA laser show control software, that incorporates the utmost features of the Laserworld Showeditor full version except the direct output to a hardware interface. It can be used for creating logos, text, animations and aerial effects and exporting them to the standard *.ild file format. This file format is compatible to all ILDA standard SD-card playback systems for show laser lights, so the Laserworld Showeditor FREE can be used with SD-card lasers of almost any brand. Laser show playback systems are useful for many different applications: DJs may not want to directly control their laser with a computer during their set, as they obviously need to concentrate on that. So they often decide to have an automated show playing or control the lasers via DMX, together with the rest of the lighti ... [read more]
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ADJ Nightclub Expo 2016 – ADJ Continues Its Popular Event Series Spotlighting Nightlife Professionals with Michael Meacham Keynote

April 25, 2016 by Mobile Beat
ADJ has announced this year’s ‘ADJ Nightclub Expo.’ set for Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at their ADJ Miami location (13185 NW 47th Ave., Opa-locka, Florida 33054). This free event is aimed at venue owners of nightclubs, bars, lounges and restaurants with nighttime entertainment, as well as, nightclub DJs, Lighting Designers, tastemakers, nightlife influences, and party planners. ADJ will host this expo in hopes to help venue owners and their staff, lighting designers and mobile entertainers learn more about the importance lighting and lighting design helps to improve their customer’s experience and dramatically increase profits. ADJ have enlisted veteran lighting designer Michael Meacham, of iDesign Productions, as the keynote speaker. Micheal will share his expertise in “Nightclub Lighting Design” at the expo. Michael has a wealth of experience as an ent ... [read more]
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Trivia Games Where Cheating is Allowed

April 25, 2016 by Mobile Beat
“Cheating in trivia is the bane of every trivia hosts life, but allowing it to be incorporated into your trivia nights could open the door to a more enjoyable night” Welcome back to the blog. I had a great response to yesterdays post about the pitfalls of trivia and today’s entry ties in with that post to some extent as we are going to look at one of the ultimate pitfalls of trivia nights and that is cheating. That very word sends a shudder down the spine of the modern trivia host buts its something you need to deal with and think about on a constant basis. But rather than another extended rant of why cheats ruin quizzes and why they should be outlawed under all circumstances, today we are going to come at the issue ... [read more]
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Hi, I’m selling DJ, interested?

April 22, 2016 by Michael Cordeiro
Taffer mobile beat 2 Like most of you I am always looking for new ways to advertise my business and attract new clients. I am also very conscious about how and where I spend those dollars. It’s all about getting the most bang for your buck, right? Websites, direct mail, bridal shows, expos, charity events, lead lists, social media, billboards, etc. We tend to throw money at the wall and see what sticks. Why is that? The truth is we are not marketing experts. We tend to follow the pack and do what everyone else is doing. The result is usually a low ROI (return on investment) and frustration. Before launching any advertising campaign you have to do two things; define your business and your client. Ask you ... [read more]