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CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Panic Buttons

June 18, 2015 by CHAUVET DJ
CHAUVET-DJ-300by300 There are a multitude of videos and advice blogs for DJs about being prepared in the case of emergencies or unexpected glitches. But in this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff offers up some psychological ways to be prepared to make quick decisions and calmly deal with gig gremlins. DJ "Panic Buttons" if you will. Press and breathe a little easier. ... [read more]
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Geoff Short’s Gig Lab: Setting DMX Tables For the Road

August 28, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
Welcome back to the CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab where Geoff Short is brewing up some quick tips for DJs who use DMX control to operate their lights.  DMX tables are the essential ingredient for controlling the fixtures in your setup. These tables, which are typically found in the fixture's manual, indicate the function of each DMX channel. To state the obvious, these tables are something you need and want to be easily accessible. Here's how Geoff does it, how do you? ... [read more]
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Geoff Short’s Gig Lab: Coffee, Tea or…Uplighting?

July 25, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
Geoff is back in the Gig Lab concocting a few tips on using wireless lighting and other portable tools to make a better impact on clients during your DJ planning meetings at remote locations. Who says you can’t light up a coffee shop with a wireless PAR or two? Today’s technology makes it easy to make a clean, digital, modern impression on your clients. Tune in for tips! ... [read more]
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Geoff Short’s Gig Lab: Let There Be…Karaoke Light!

June 25, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
Chauvet® DJ‘s own Geoff Short has been singing a lot of karaoke lately and he’s noticed things are a little dark out there. This calls for an appointment in the Gig Lab where he whips up a concoction of lighting and effects that are perfect for karaoke jocks! ... [read more]
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9.37 Reasons I Hate Numbered “List” DJ Blog Posts By:Geoff Short

June 20, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
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1. No consistency.The number of items is always so random depending on how many things a particular author can think of on a given subject. Seems like there should be a standard number of stuff in order to be considered an authoritative piece. Clearly, I am not an authority, thus the size of this list - falling just short of what seems like a nice round authority number of 10. 2. W... [read more]
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum By:Geoff Short

May 24, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
FI actually got some help. I was slowly becoming a non-believer in the value of online DJ forums, but I got some much needed DMX help from a fellow DJ this week and a little bit of my forum faith was restored. DJ forums. Our own little online dysfunctional bastions of bitchiness. I don't know much about other industry online forums, but among the DJ community it's well known that you better have a thick skin to even request to join one of these snark societies. The order of any given day seems to be for DJs to swim around the foru... [read more]
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The Rundown on Using Dry Ice at Mobile Gigs

May 3, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
Tune in to this edition of CHAUVET® DJ Gear Heads as Nick Airriess, product specialist for CHAUVET® DJ, gives you the rundown on dry ice and tips to consider when using dry-ice machines, specifically Nimbus™ and Nimbus™ Jr., at mobile events. Learn where to get dry ice, how to store it, transport it, prepare it, break it up and the best way to create the cloud effect. Tune in now. ... [read more]
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Welcome to the Gig Lab! By:Geoff Short

April 29, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
You have an appointment in The Gig Lab! and The Doctor is in!  Chauvet DJ has launched a new video series called "The Gig Lab". The Gig Lab is hosted by Chauvet's Geoff Short and will feature tips, tricks, performances and anything else that will help make gigs better and more profitable for DJs, Bands, Event Planners and anyone else who does gigs!  Check out this behind-the-scenes of Geoff and friends producing the crazy opening for the series at the Chauvet studios!  Then stay tuned for the full-length opening at the end of the segment! To check out the stand alone segment click here: read more]
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Applause Junkie By:Geoff Short

April 17, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
Why am I a DJ? I think that's a good question to ask yourself from time to time no matter what your profession is. A little critical career evaluation can be great for perspective and help remind you of why you do what you do in the first place as well as help improve the things you don't like about it. As a DJ and a singer, I've thought a lot about this and maybe you have too. I love DJing but honestly there are times when I walk away from a DJ gig feeling less than fulfilled. For me I think the reason why can be summed up in one word: applause. applause-2I don't know how normal p... [read more]
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Create Your Own Gobo in 4 Easy Steps

March 28, 2013 by CHAUVET DJ
by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET® DJ Product Specialist Custom gobos are probably the easiest upsell item for a DJ or mobile performer to employ when booking an event — especially a wedding. Ordering a custom steel or glass gobo takes time to design and ship — they can also get pricey.  Have you ever considered creating and printing a gobo from the comfort of your own home or office? Before you begin, review the specs of your gobo projector to ensure it is equipped to handle a printed gobo. Watch the instructional video and follow these four easy steps to create custom gobos for your next event: 1. Design Your Gobo Use an art-based... [read more]