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ADJ Plans New Product Showcase & Live Learning Tour Ahead of the Busy Holiday Party Season

October 23, 2014 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Lighting has just announced three dates for their upcoming New Products Showcase and Live Learning Seminar events in the metro New York City area. The company will focus on new lighting and entertainment products that will help event producers, night clubs and DJs get the most out of their holiday parties. ADJ plans to hold these events at authorized resellers at the beginning of November, so event producers have time to incorporate ADJ’s latest technologies into their holiday party plans. On Tuesday, November 4th, ADJ will be at Musically Yours in Hackensack, New Jersey, then at Canal Sound & Light in downtown New York City on Wednesday, November 5th. The 3-day tour concludes at Music Trends in Levittown, NY on November 6th. Not only will people be able to see new products like the ADJ 5P Hex... [read more]
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Gobos On The Go – CHAUVET DJ Introduces EZgobo

October 23, 2014 by Mobile Beat
SUNRISE, FL – Now DJs and mobile entertainers can add the visual excitement and impact of gobos to any event even when power outlets aren’t readily accessible, thanks to the new EZgobo projector from CHAUVET DJ. Battery powered and wireless, the new LED product brings an unprecedented level of mobility to gobo projection. “Gobos are an important part of a mobile entertainer’s show, adding an extra element of personality and fun to any performance,” said Allan Reiss, senior product manager of CHAUVET DJ. “One of the really nice things about the EZgobo is that it gives you the flexibility to use gobos anywhere. It’s compact, so it’s great for tight spaces; it’s got a magnetic base so it can be attached to most metal surfaces, plus it has a scissor clip with an eye loop for easy attachment t... [read more]
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M-Audio Introduces Upgrades to their M-Track Audio Interfaces!

October 23, 2014 by Mobile Beat
unnamed-2Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance; M-Track Eight has expanded software suite Cumberland, RI (October 22, 2014)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of improved versions of the company’s best-selling M-Track and M-Track Plus audio interface products and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight. These new products give songwriters the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that boasts 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along... [read more]
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ADJ Launch New VF Series Fog & Snow Machines In Time For The Busy Holiday Season

October 16, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Affordable ADJ VF Series Fog & Snow Machines Create Ideal Canvas for Exhilarating Effects ADJ understands that lighting effects are not the only things that make for a great lightshow; sometimes fixtures look even better when they’re cutting through a hazy mist of fog to create the kind of ethereal atmosphere to get them feeling festive. Or, it might be a simulated snow effect that helps them feel in the spirit of the holiday season. ADJ’s new series of VF fog and snow machines offers users excellent effects but with all the practical benefits of modern, forward-thinking technology. With fog and snow machines infamous for being temperamental, ADJ has set out to provide its customers with reliable, affordable machines which not only meet expectations but exceed them. Coming in a range of sizes, the ... [read more]
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The Secret Email Spam Problem No One Warns You About

October 15, 2014 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Gmail Spam Folder What this wedding photographer was sharing horrified me. “Our email inquiries dropped. I thought we just needed to do more marketing,” he said. “Then we finally figured it out. The email notifications from the contact form on our website were going straight to our Spam folder. We’d been missing every single inquiry from our contact form...for the last two years!” How could this be possible? How could the our LEADS, the life blood of our wedding business, end up in the spam folder? It ... [read more]
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Jason Jani: DJing for DJs at a Mobile Beat Las Vegas

October 15, 2014 by Mobile Beat
At the upcoming Mobile Beat Las Vegas event (February 23-26, 2015), along with a totally new presentation approach, the daytime events will offer attendees yet another unique feature: a DJ playing for DJs. While Bill Hermann and Jason Jones serve as hosts for the entire week's educational and inspirational opportunities, DJ Jason Jani will add a unique performance element to each day’s presentation schedule.10351085_10202579554633757_6320953716510020841_n-2 “Mobile Beat has always been an incredible opportunity for professionals to come together and learn about things that they can apply to their events and their c... [read more]
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Destined For Star-dom! – CHAUVET DJ’s Scorpion Storm FX RGB Laser Launches – Hundreds Of Tri-Color Star-Like Beams For Out-Of-This-World Effect

October 14, 2014 by Mobile Beat
CHAUVETDJScorpionStormSUNRISE, Fla. – Reach for the stars and turn your next party or event into an out-of-this-world experience with CHAUVET DJ’s Scorpion Storm FX RGB tri-color laser effect. This easy-to-use compact laser emits hundreds of brilliant red, green and blue beams, creating a stunning star field effect that will make audiences feel like they’re traveling through outer space. When projected onto walls, ceilings or dance floors, the Scorpion Storm FX RGB’s multitude of beams and patterns spread out to 100°, transforming any venue into a celestial galaxy of multicolor lights. Colors change and beams move around the room v... [read more]
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ADJ Web Site 2014

New Look Online for ADJ

October 13, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Uniting lighting and audio products, ADJ’s new website offers sleek design, smart layout and engaging news content.ADJ Web Site 2014 ADJ has united its americandj.com and americanaudio.us websites and launched a sleek new site boasting a more intuitive layout, modern design and reams of engaging content. The new website went live earlier this month at a new URL: www.ADJ.com. The first key difference is that the new website has been made white, for a cool clean look. A scroller-header displaying images of the company’s latest products sits at the top of the homepage, making new products easily and instantly browsabl... [read more]
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From The Ground Up: More Waiting And A Side Project

October 11, 2014 by Stu Chisholm
When we last joined our heroes, Stu had set the appointment for sending his van to the body shop and had contacted Ben Stowe for some ideas/options for his new consoles.  Little did anyone know, but trouble was coming, and coming soon... I ended up getting Vanzilla into the body shop a bit late.  A local elementary school needed a DJ for a "fun run" event, on a Friday morning, and on the other side of the weekend was my final car cruise of the season, so I called Brian at Premier Finishes to let him know about the shift in schedule.  Turns out he was slammed, so the extra few days were welcome news at his end. Ben finally gave me a single recommendation for a controller/I/O option for my tablet-based playback systems.  I guess I was expecting a bit more.  While the doohickey he recommended... [read more]
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Mobile Beat Announces Sir Mix-A-Lot at Mobile Beat Las Vegas

October 10, 2014 by Mobile Beat
Are you ready for an EVENING WITH LEGENDS? Off-property, private event featuring Sir Mix-a-Lot performing the songs that fill your dance floors. Additional headliners to be announced soon.mixpic Exclusive to MBLV pass holders ONLY so get your passes at the insanely low price of $179 through October 14 and save! The announcements keep on coming from Mobile Beat about Mobile Beat Las Vegas! Now it’s on to the nighttime entertainment and performers that are hitting the stage, lets start with the #1 Song of the 1990s - Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot!  Mix-A-Lot and others to be announced are part of the Mobile Beat “After Dark” plans that are comin... [read more]
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Scratch DJ Academy to Broadcast Free DJ Classes This Month!

October 9, 2014 by Mobile Beat
SEATTLE, WA – CreativeLive, in conjunction with Scratch DJ Academy, will broadcast two free DJ workshops this month on October 21 and October 22. Hosted by DJ Hapa, “Scratch DJ Academy presents: DJ Fundamentals” will cover the essentials of DJing – the theory behind music and the basics of manual beatmatching and scratching, essential gear and more – while “Scratch DJ Academy presents: Intermediate/Advanced DJ Strategy” will focus on the business of DJing – everything from creating a company, building a brand and improving your live performance, to how to get more gigs using press kits, social media and basic marketing principles. Sign up for “DJ Fundamentals” on October 21 for free at: https:... [read more]