Digital DJ

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about being a Digital DJ – software, hardware, mp3’s, mpeg files etc. This is the location to find such articles.

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DJ Music Management using Dropbox

June 13, 2017 by Dave Ternier
Still using USB drives to update new music onto your DJ performance computers? Or maybe you are using a special program to sync multiple hard drives at once? Nothing compares to the ease of use that Dropbox gives mobile DJs to manage their music library across multiple computers. Imagine being able to add music to any one of your computers, without having to remember which computer you added that music to and which ones still require being synced. Dropbox takes care of all of that… and so much more! Ritchie Rich, owner/operator of Big And Rich DJ in Sudbury, Ontario, reached out to me recently, asking how I use Dropbox to manage my music library. I’d recently brought up the topic on a CPDJA Canada Wide DJ Call (an open format, group video call, open to any Canadian DJ) and Ritchie was intrigued,... [read more]
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Why You Should Be Sub-Renting

June 12, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
In my last blog, I discussed how to identify which equipment is smart for you invest in and how sub-renting that equipment can help supplement your income. But what exactly is sub-renting and why do we talk about it so much? Today I will be breaking down what sub-renting is and how it can be beneficial to everyone, from beginning DJ’s to fully staffed production companies. Sub-renting is when one company rents equipment from a colleague or competitor company to facilitate a client's request. Why is it smart to sub-rent our equipment? Sub-renting makes a smart decision when you don’t have the upfront capital to invest in the necessary equipment needed to facilitate a client’s request.  Or, maybe you don’t have enough confirmed events or rentals on the books to justify spending the upfront ... [read more]
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Why You Need Videos For Your Business, Now!

June 8, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Question: have you ever heard of Coca Cola? Of course you have and so has nearly everyone else in the world! My wife and I have had the privilege of traveling around the world to visit many different countries and I noticed that everywhere we went, Coca Cola was available! People associated Coca Cola with the United States and always told us at any restaurant we visited, that they had Coca Cola available (though we rarely ordered it). My point is, nearly everyone knows about Coca Cola and yet you can hardly go one entire day, without hearing or seeing their commercials. Marketing is essential to their success and yours! Advertising and marketing are essential in today's digital and social media world. Along with the evolution of mobile Marketing has truly changed. Gone are the days of getting by with wo... [read more]
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Cruise Ship Entertainment Pt. 2 – An Interview with DJ Dawkness

June 5, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
In the first installment of Mobile Beat Magazine's expose on cruise ship entertainment I spoke with Music Operations Supervisor Alex Dena about what it takes to become a Carnival Cruise ship DJ. For this edition I will take you behind the scenes on board the Carnival Magic as I shadow DJ Dawkness (real name Sean), one of Carnival's premier ship DJ's. The life of a cruise ship DJ is equal parts relaxation and craziness. DJ Dawkness helps me beak it all down. MikeC: Sean, my first question is how did you come up with the name "Dawkness"? It's gotta be a good story. Dawkness: I get asked that a lot, which I guess is a good thing because it gets pe... [read more]
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Tiesto goes Denon DJ Prime Series!

June 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
World famous DJ/record producer is latest artist to come into the Denon DJ fold and embrace the innovation and standard-shattering performance of their all-new Prime Series gear. Prime Series SC5000 Media Player and X1800 Club Mixer are now shipping globally. Cumberland RI, USA (June 1, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that world-renowned DJ, producer and industry influencer Tiësto has changed his rider to include the groundbreaking Prime Series SC5000 media player and X1800 club mixer. Recognizing a critical need in the professional DJ space for equipment that delivers unprecedented levels of performance, ease of use, musical file organization and complete system synergy, Denon DJ’s Prime Series units represent the fu... [read more]
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The Thing about Forums

May 27, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Summer is almost here and wedding season is in full swing for most of the country. The majority of us have jam packed calendars between events and meetings. When DJ's get busy, forums get even busier. I belong to several forums (public and private) that cover all sorts of DJ related topics. For the most part, these forums provide a wealth of good info and tips. Unfortunately, some of us forget that the main purpose of forums is to share ideas and help each other get better at our craft. After a spending any amount of time reading posts, strands and threads on various forums a few main personality types quickly emerge over and over. Some a... [read more]
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The Profile Page – It’s Back!

May 22, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat is always thinking of new ways to bring you better content. We strive to be on the cutting edge of what is new, important and relevant to our industry. We cover the big topics of gear, music, performance and people. The first three topics are very well represented in Mobile Beat, but we felt that the "people" section needed some attention. So, resurrecting the Profile page to spotlight those impacting the DJ world in a positive and unique way was an easy decision. Each month Mobile Beat is going to interview a DJ, entertainer or artist that stands out in our industry. We need YOUR input. It's a big world. Tell us who you would li... [read more]
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Algoriddim recognized as App Creator of the Year by Microsoft

May 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat
We are incredible honored to be recognised as App Creator of the Year by Microsoft. djay Pro's deep integration with the Windows platform delivers an immersive experience with low-latency audio, smooth graphics, and plug-and-play hardware support. djay Pro opens a new chapter for DJs on Windows as the first solution with native Spotify integration, and includes innovative features such as Surface Dial integration for a truly native Windows 10 experience. Thank you for your loyal support, we couldn't have done it without you! - For more information on djay Pro click here! Sincerely, Your Algoriddim Team... [read more]
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Book of the Month: Unshakeable By Tony Robbins

April 28, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
If "macro" and "micro economics" and "fiduciary" sound like items on an Indian take out menu to you, don't feel bad. Understanding the world of finance, the stock market, and planning for retirement is mind boggling. My eyes just glaze over any time someone starts "speaking" math. The hard truth is that in today's world of an uncertain economy and individual retirement plans, one has to be very savvy and knowledgeable to get ahead of the game and have financial security. Super lifestyle guru Tony Robbins' new book Unshakeable decodes the financial gibberish and double-talk of Wall Street into a navigable plan of action for financi... [read more]
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Eagles Only, No Pigeons – Get Disrupted!

April 13, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We may not always realize it, but personal and professional development go hand in hand. We can only do our best when we are at our best. Many of us tend to put more emphasis on our professional skills than developing our life skills. We practice our microphone techniques, improve transitions, build better playlists and hone our mixing skills. Our spiritual, mental and physical well being takes work as well. How much time do you actually spend developing the best YOU? At MBLV21 this year attendees were blessed with many great seminars and speakers. One of the best was by our host - Todd Mitchem at the end of the conference. Todd's seminar foc... [read more]