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HF Wireless Headphones – Bluetooth for DJs!

January 31, 2015 by Mobile Beat
Premier DJ equipment manufacturer eliminates restrictive cable with new HFWireless_angle_1200x750_web copyhigh-performance headphones Cumberland, RI USA (January 22, 2015)—Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction of its new HF Wireless DJ headphones. Designed to free the DJ from the restrictions of a traditional fixed-length headphone cable and thus allow greater movement and flexibility while performing, the Numark HF Wireless headphones provide superb audio performance, great wireless range and an “all night long” battery that really delivers on its promise... [read more]
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Denon DJ Expands Premium Controller Lineup with New MC4000

January 30, 2015 by Mobile Beat
New DJ solution offers a peerless combination of features and build quality for professionals. MC4000_media copyCumberland, RI (January 22, 2015)—Denon DJ (denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, announces a new addition to its distinguished line of professional controllers. Debuting at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, the MC4000 continues Denon DJ’s reputation for innovative features, dependability, and peerless value. The all-new MC4000 is a 2-deck Serato MIDI controller for the professional DJ, wrapping in-demand audio manipulation tools in a robust steel chassis. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels,... [read more]
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VIP Strip! CHAUVET DJ’s COLORband Hex 9 IRC Brings 6-Color LED Technology To 3-in-1 Wash/Blinder/Chase Effect

January 30, 2015 by Mobile Beat
SUNRISE, Fla. – CHAUVET DJ’s new COLORband Hex 9 IRC is an extraordinary wash light, capable of producing virtually any color imaginable-- brilliant jeweltones, delicate pastels, multi whites and even glowing ultra violet --- thanks to its cutting-edge 6-in-1 RGBAW+UV LED technology. But color washing is just the beginning of what this amazingly versatile 3.5- foot (1.07 M) linear strip light can do. COLORband HEX 9 IRC_FX Armed with 9 high-output 7-watt LEDs, which emit a brawny 2,476 lux at 2 meters, the COLORband Hex 9 IRC is also powerful enough to serve as an audience blinder at concerts and stage shows. Plus, with 3 independent zo... [read more]
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Denon DJ Introduces Major New Self Powered Speakers

January 29, 2015 by Mobile Beat
New self-powered speakers combine coaxial design, 2000-watt amplification and DSP control for unprecedented performance from compact cabinets Cumberland, RI (January 22, 2015)— Denon DJ (denondj.com) a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new Axis Series of high-output, self-powered speakers. Designed to deliver superb sound for the most demanding portable music playback applications, the product faAxis_media copymily consists of two satellite main speakers (models Axis 8 and Axis 12) and a companion subwoofer (model Axis 12S). The Axis 8 and Ax... [read more]
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New Radius Family of Wireless Microphones

January 29, 2015 by Mobile Beat
Radius200_Web copyAlto’s application of cutting-edge diversity technology sets new standard for wireless microphone performance Cumberland, RI USA (January 22, 2015)—Alto Professional (altoprofessional.com), the world’s leading innovator for live performance reinforcement products, today announced the introduction of their cutting-edge Radius 100 and 200 families of wireless microphone products. These new wireless microphones provide reliable, crystal-clear sound for a wide range of professional vocal applications, assuring users of an extremely stable, reliable wireless signal, with virtually no chance of dropout or interruption. This is the prom... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #161 – JAN 2015 – TECH TUNE-UP

January 29, 2015 by Dan Walsh
MB 161 cover - smMOBILE BEAT - #161 - JANUARY 2015 TECH TUNE-UP So here we are at the beginning of another year—what better time than now to take a look at the technical side of the mobile DJ adventure? In this issue, we look at DJ equipment, and our relationship with it, from a bunch of different angles. There’s also a lot more info on the quickly approaching Mobile Beat Las Vegas event that didn’t fit into the December “Event Edition.” And of course there’s a bunch of other interesting, performance-enhancing content inside. Enjoy! read more]
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Gear Needs vs. Gear Wants

January 29, 2015 by Joe Bunn
GearNeeds-Wants-DEatsGearThe majority of this issue of Mobile Beat is about gear and tech. This writer LOVES anything techy, new, shiny, geeky in the DJ world. I WANT IT ALL. However, as a small business owner, you MUST distinguish between Need and Want. Let’s dig into this a little bit deeper. Every ad in our beloved Mobile Beat Magazine is dripping with the hottest, sexiest new gear; your Facebook ad feed is steaming with the greatest gear known to man; and every Guitar Center and Sam Ash seem to be having a sale with 0% interest... [read more]
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Tracking the Trends, Revisited

January 29, 2015 by John Stiernberg
TrackinTrends-footprintIn the December 2013 issue of Mobile Beat, we looked at the social and cultural trends that had an impact on the mobile entertainment business in 2014. Now let’s add technology and business trends to the mix and see how they may affect our industry in 2015 and beyond. Are you tracking developments in DJ technology? How about the economy and financial world? Which market forces are drivers and which are constraints to your business growth? This article addresses these issues and recommends three action tips for s... [read more]
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It’s People

January 29, 2015 by Jason Weldon
ItsPeople-silhouettesAll through my 20’s I thought of myself as DJ. I was a guy who owned a business and thought that getting jobs and making my company grow was the number one goal. That certainly is a great goal to have. We all want to be successful business owners who have year-over-year increases in sales and are consistently building something better. Now I am 35. I have a little more time to reflect on things and just what we are doing with the company. It takes more time now than it ever has to plot the plan for growth and how w... [read more]
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How Can I Compete With Undercutting Competition?

January 29, 2015 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
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“I am thinking about that belief about how my competition devalues my services, and want to overcome it and convince brides that I am worth the extra money.

Since I've started my group, I have gotten some church gigs, a couple of gigs playing for nursing homes, a tree lighting, and 1 wedding. When I get leads, I often come up in direct competition with the group I was a former member of, and end up losing because they charge a cheap rate I just can’t compete with.

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Yamaha Creates New Mixer Category

January 28, 2015 by Mobile Beat
ANAHEIM (January 22, 2015)—Yamaha today introduced the AG03 and the AG06—hybrid mixing consoles and USB audio interfaces for webcasting, podcasting, gaming and music production. The AG Series offers high-resolution (24-bit/192kHz) audio recording and playback, iOS compatibility and battery operation. A key feature of the AG Series is the intuitive TO PC switch that allows users to select which inputs get routed back to a desktop or iOS device. Selecting AG06 SlantDry CH 1-2 allows computer or iOS recording of inputs 1 and 2, while the INPUT MIX switch routes all inputs to the computer or iOS device via USB for standard music production applications... [read more]