Lighting

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ADJ Road Tour Announces New Summer Dates

June 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Lighting have announced two summertime Road Tour dates to demonstrate their latest lighting and audio technologies that will be available third quarter of 2017. The companies will highlight the latest lighting technologies that debuted at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Florida earlier this June. The first tour stop will be on Wednesday, July 12th at SoundCheck Nashville, 750 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37207. The second stop will be on Thursday, July 27th at ADJ Lighting’s global headquarters in Los Angeles located at 6122. S. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040. “We had such a great response on our new products at InfoComm,” said Alfred Gonzales, Na... [read more]
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Should I Make the Leap to DMX?

June 14, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Spend any length of time in a DJ-related Facebook group and you're bound to quickly find a post in which some DJ says "I've wanted to learn DMX, I just haven't done it yet." At first, it would appear that procrastination has struck once again, but in reality it may simply be that this DJ (and many, many others like him) is unsure if he is willing to invest the time and expense in learning DMX programming. Have you wrestled with that question yourself? If so, you're not alone. DMX programming adds a whole new dimension to the services you are able to offer to your clients, but spending the time to learn how to program your lights may not be the best option for your business. DMX programming can be a great skill to acquire for the avid school dance or party DJ, but may not offer the same returns to the w... [read more]
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StompLight® is Ready to Rock

June 12, 2017 by Mobile Beat
El Granada, Calif., June 9, 2017 — Great ideas show up on Kickstarter all the time but few of them ever go anywhere (as many a frustrated contributor can attest). One notable exception is StompLight®, the world first fully self-contained sound-responsive stage lighting effect pedal now with the addition of DMX512 protocol. The company has fulfilled its Kickstarter promises, added Dealers and is now selling directly to consumers online, much to the delight of its supporters — and the irritation of its competitors. For any soloist, band, or mobile DJ that’s ever wished they had their own lighting director, StompLight’s simple solution has read more]
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ADJ To Debut 11 New Products At InfoComm 2017

June 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ will showcase 11 brand new products at this year’s InfoComm trade show in Orlando, Florida, with a particular emphasis on new products with WiFLY DMX, battery-powered, and IP-rated fixtures. Alongside the rest of the company’s range of professional lighting, video, and effects products, the ADJ team will introduce show visitors to a new IP-rated video panel,  a new IP-rated UV Par, a new series of battery-powered up-lighters, two classic par cans powered by LED, and a new collection of professional effects generators. ADJ disrupted the LED video panel market a few years ago when it introduced the incredibly affordable AV6 and since then the AV series has... [read more]
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StageSpot’s Online Custom Gobo Creator!

May 30, 2017 by Mobile Beat
  AUSTIN, TX (May 23, 2017) – For StageSpot, “gobo” is not just another four-letter word. Today, one of the industry-leading suppliers of theatrical and stage lighting, and other stage supply needs, announced the launch of its game-changing online custom gobo creator. The company created the advanced platform for industry professionals and their clients, allowing users the ability to choose from more than 75 pre-made templates or to upload custom images and artwork, making the process quicker and more flexible than ever. An acronym for the phrase “Goes Before Optics,” a gobo is a disc typically made from... [read more]
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INTRODUCING STEAM™ Premium Atmospheric Effect Consumables with Unrivaled Chemistry

May 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - Things are heating up in Wisconsin thanks to Blizzard Lighting’s brand new Steam™ series of superior fog and haze fluids! The Steam™ series features four premium atmospheric effect consumables for a wide variety of production and entertainment uses: Steam • Fg™, Steam • Hz™, Steam • Jt™, and Steam • Lo™. Each product in the Steam™ series remains clean, dry, and odorless with use and leaves little to no residue or contamination. Steam • Fg™ is Blizzard’s classic medium density fog fluid ideal for all fog fluid applications and boasts an incredible hang-time of up to 45 minutes. Steam • Hz™ is Blizzard... [read more]
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Plug the People into Your Lighting

May 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Due to make its DJ industry debut at MBLV21's Peavey DJ Takeover, the primary product from DJBands.com is designed to add excitement to your events by making the audience be part of the light show. Although this brief review will give you a good overview of DJ Bands, this definitely something you have to see in person to fully understand. So be in Las Vegas for the product roll out! While similar technology has been seen in the past, Geoff Carlisle of Jamm Entertainment has been working with manufacturers in China for the last nine months to get just the right product ready for the DJs in North America to use at their events. Adding the audience to your light s... [read more]
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COLORado 3 Solo From CHAUVET – Professional Excels In A Variety Of Roles

May 5, 2017 by Mobile Beat
The COLORado 3 Solo from CHAUVET Professional fills a wide range of roles in a lighting designer’s tool chest, thanks in part to its impressively wide (8⁰ to 45⁰) zoom range. The intense output from its three 40W RGBW engines, along with its full IP65-rated power and DMX connections, add even more to this LED fixture’s versatility.colorado-3-solo-front   “We developed the COLORado 3 Solo with the idea of offering our customers an affordable fixture that can perform multiple functions very well,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “This fixture is equally effective as an arena stage wash as it is for close-up camera wor... [read more]
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Can you use a mic cable to run a DMX signal? The short, and only correct answer is “no”.

May 3, 2017 by Ben Stowe, CTS
Can you use a mic cable to run a DMX signal? The short, and only correct answer is “no”. Here are the physics. A DMX signal is a digital signal comprised of 1s and 0s being transmitted at a rate of roughly 250,000 per second. Each piece of binary data must remain legible to the receiving end, or the data is no longer useful. 1s must remain 1s and 0s must remain 0s, and they must arrive with the correct timing. Thus, a cable is designed with the electrical characteristics ideal for this type of signal (capacitance and impedance most notably) and it then must be properly protected with appropriate shielding. This does not mean that a DMX cable is superior and should then be used for both DMX and analog audio. Here again, analog audio cables are designed with the best set of electrical characteristics ... [read more]
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CHAUVET DJ to Distribute SoundSwitch

May 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Sunrise, Florida, USA – Chauvet & Sons LLC has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone Ltd to have CHAUVET DJ distribute the SoundSwitch hardware/software package in North America as well as throughout much of the world. A revolutionary control solution, SoundSwitch allows DJs to trigger and keep their lighting in sync while playing any song, in any order. “This is a game changer for DJs who wish to create their own complete live lightshow,” said Chauvet CEO Albert Chauvet. “SoundSwitch puts the total show experience under the control of the DJ by seamlessly integrating DMX lighting with live audio.” D... [read more]