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Mobile Beat

This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.




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Peavey® Electronics Powers Up

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
As the brand of choice for hip-hop artists from beginner to professional for over four decades, Peavey has provided DJ’s worldwide with some of the industry’s most innovative and durable audio gear. "We are proud to be recognized as a company that can provide these fantastic DJ's with gear they can rely on night after night," said Peavey COO Courtland Gray. "Peavey goes far beyond just rock 'n' roll." At the forefront of Peavey's best-in-class audio showcase is the RBN Series of top quality, ultra-reliable loudspeakers. Unique to these speakers is Peavey’s proprietary 120mm true ribbon high frequency driver on a low-coloration wave-guide. Used in studio environments for decades, Peavey has developed a method for applying this high-quality sound technology to live applications. The result is crystal-c... [read more]
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Rane IS BACK! – Seventy two and Twelve!

August 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
MUKILTEO, WA USA (August 14, 2017)—Rane DJ (Rane), an established, today announced the introduction of a new family of important and exciting Battle Ready products for the professional DJ market. These new models are a dramatic and impressive statement strengthening Rane DJ’s position at the forefront of the DJ Stage. The SEVENTY-TWO Battle Mixer Recognizing an unfulfilled need in the market for a bulletproof tabletop battle mixer, Rane DJ focused its unmatched Seattle-based engineering capability on the problem and created a new mo... [read more]
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IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic HD 2 – 96k digital microphone for iOS, Mac/PC

August 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
August 10, 2017 - IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Mic HD 2, the successor to the highly acclaimed iRig Mic HD, is now available for pre-order. iRig Mic HD 2 is designed to put all the power of high-resolution digital audio into the hands of singers, musicians, interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, podcasters, and vloggers who are looking to capture pristine mobile recordings anywhere with remarkable ease. iRig Mic HD 2 is the only handheld microphone of its kind featuring high-quality 24-bit converters with sample rates up to 96kHz, a low noise preamp, a high-quality gold-sputtered electret condenser capsule for exceptional frequency and... [read more]
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Hercules Universal DJ Review

August 8, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Reviewing certain products can be fun and easy.  But when you look at the Hercules Universal DJ, I had problems because there are so many options and features with this small and sleek controller to look at.   Let me explain.  But first I'll go over the controller.This light plastic controller does pack a punch for what it is.  It has the standard middle functions that are normally seen on other controllers.  With a load button for each side of the software and jog knob in the middle.  There are also indicators at the top that will tell you what Mode you are in, which I will go over later. This controller does pack a punch for ... [read more]
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Rane is Battle Ready for August!

August 3, 2017 by Mobile Beat
  MUKILTEO, WA USA (August 1, 2017)—Rane DJ (Rane), today announced that they will introduce two important and exciting new products to the professional DJ market at this year’s DJ Expo in Atlantic City. The new models mark a dramatic and impressive move for Rane DJ to the forefront of the DJ stage. Over the past 12 months Rane’s Seattle Washington based engineering team has been hard at work bringing this amazing new gear to life. The same engineering team that set the standards for Rane’s rock-solid performance-based mixers has been collaborating with world-class DJs and their crews to develop new DJ performance tools, the likes of which the industry has never been seen before. Rane calls these unprecedented new products Battle Ready. These new introductions will definitely set a new ben... [read more]
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ADJ Introduces Flexible New Range Of Battery-Powered, Long Distance Wireless DMX Up-lighting Fixtures

August 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is proud to introduce the Element Series, a new collection of elegantly-designed battery powered, long distance wireless DMX (2,500ft/700M line of sight) par fixtures specifically created for up-lighting. Featuring models that utilize both quad color and hex color LEDs, as well as options with IP-rated weather-resistant construction, the Element Series covers every situation where up-lighting may be required. Vibrant output, advanced features, and a sleek design, not to mention affordable price tags, make the Element Series fixtures ideal for use by lighting professionals and mobile entertainers. Each sporting a stylish black finish, they will discre... [read more]
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Be club-ready with the DJM-750MK2!

August 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Four Sound Color FX and selected Beat FX with parameter control and FX Frequency, all allowing you to add creative flair to your performances. Warm, high-quality audio comes thanks to the DJM-750MK2’s 64-bit digital signal processor which uses dithering technology, plus its 32-bit A/D converter and 32-bit D/A converter. For the flexibility to connect different types of FX units and create the sounds you want, choose from AUX or Insert send/return. You can use software that supports iOS devices and use apps of – including effectors, synthesizers and samplers, and combine them with the DJM-750MK2’s internal FX. Simple connection via a USB... [read more]
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Galaxy’s TQ8 – Affordable, Portable All-In-One PA – Perfect for Wedding Ceremonies?

August 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Galaxy’s new TQ8 packs 150-watts of high-performance audio into a light-weight, portable package with versatile mixing, wireless options and extended battery life – all at an unmatched price. With a powerful 8-inch woofer and a wide-dispersion HF horn with 1-inch compression driver, the TQ8 offers professional-level audio performance with plenty of level and clarity for a wide variety of uses. Two wired mic/line inputs complement a highly versatile music system with an SD card slot, USB connector, left/right audio connections and Bluetooth compatibility for use with a phone or iPod source. One or two optional wireless mic receivers work with Galaxy’... [read more]
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Passively run audio signals over a single Cat 5 or better cable…

August 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
The ETS InstaSnake (PA200 Series) is a compact, lightweight, passive versatile group of audio components PA202F & PA202M InstaSnakes with Cat 5 cable used in applications requiring the transmission of audio signals. InstaSnakes allow you to run signals over a single run of Cat 5 or better data cables. With a roll of cable, these compact units are easily transported and/or stored. No heisting of heavy coaxial cable. This allows you to record sound just about anywhere. InstaSnakes are passive units, therefore, power is not needed. In addition, InstaSnakes accept 'mic' level or line level analo... [read more]
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Great Gobos Made Simple

August 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
DJs are always on the lookout for new ways to raise the average dollar amount of their event contracts, while providing services that enhance their clients’ overall experiences. Along with uplighting, photo booths and other services, another great add-on is gobo projection, which has become a lucrative up-sell item, especially for wedding receptions, over the last ten years. However, one aspect of providing this service may keep some DJs from diving in: The toughest part of doing gobo projection has been simply getting the gobo properly designed. Well, this is really not an obstacle, with the debut of the latest Gobo Creator from StageSpot o... [read more]