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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]
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“Visualize” New Income Streams

April 30, 2017 by Michael Anderson
It wasn’t long ago when only the high end, most progressive entertainment and A/V companies offered expensive, cutting-edge upgrades like video screens and projection at their events. But just a quick look at Facebook on any given day shows that even modestly priced, single-operator DJs in every market are doing this now and providing these services at their typical weekly events. If you haven’t jumped into this lucrative and easy upsell, it’s probably because you haven’t realized just how simple and inexpensive it has become. But where to begin? What kind of projector should you buy? How much should you spend? What should you look for in a... [read more]
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Video Panels from Blizzard! – IRiS™ R3 – 3.9mm + ETL Listed + A Price That Leaves Room for the Company Picnic

April 27, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - Blizzard Lighting is proud to announce its newest product series, IRiS™ professional video products, featuring the IRiS™ R3 LED video panel. IRiS™ R3 is an ETL listed professional video panel ideal for either indoor rental or permanent installations. Each panel features 128x128 resolution (16,384 pixel), high-contrast 3-in-1 SMD2121 blackbody LEDs for vivid colors and wide gamut. IRiS™ R3 features 3.9mm pixel pitch and boasts exceptional 1200nits brightness and 1920Hz refresh rate for captivating performance in-person or on camera. Connecting panels together is a breeze thanks to IRiS's sophisticated quick-lock system. When... [read more]
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ADJ Release Flexible & Powerful LED Hybrid Moving Head with Beam, Spot & Wash In One Fixture

April 24, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the release of its highly-anticipated Vizi BSW 300 moving head. This unique and innovative fixture offers hybrid output – functioning interchangeably as a beam, spot or wash effect – as well as an incredibly powerful 300W LED light-source and a host of professional features to help aid creative lighting design professional. Sitting at the top of ADJ’s growing range of professional lighting products, the Vizi BSW 300 is the company’s most powerful LED moving head fixture to date. It boasts a specially-designed and phenomenally bright 300W white-light LED engine, which means that its output is sufficient for most large venues and event productions. This means that the advantages of LED – low power-draw and extremely long lamp life – are now available in situations where... [read more]
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ADJ Expands Vizi Range of Professional Moving Heads with Two New Wash Fixtures

April 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ has expanded its Vizi Series of professional moving head fixtures with the introduction of the 105W Vizi Hex Wash7 and the 280W Vizi Q Wash7. Both these powerful wash units offer WiFLY wireless DMX and motorized zoom, allowing them to create tight beams for mid-air effects as well as wide washes for illuminating stages. Powered by seven incredibly potent 40W quad-color (RGBW) LEDs, the Vizi Q Wash7 produces a huge amount of light output. It’s red, blue, and green LED elements allow for full color mixing, while its white component also means that stark white illumination can be achieved when required. With a combined LED output of 280W, this is an extremely powerful fixture ideally suited to installation in big venues as well as for touring and large-scale one-off events.read more]
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In a Fog About Which Haze Machine To Buy???

March 23, 2017 by Randy Lehrman
Remember way back when (and sometimes now) all we saw were the $39 fogger specials?  Halloween, carnivals, and Bar-Mitzvahs...That was the only effect we had to enhance our lighting.  The giant fog cloud that enveloped our room also made old people cranky, asthmatics cough to death, and photographers mad with boggy photos.  Then the movie studios created haze machines to alleviate the smoke and create something of an atmosphere changer...and now we have these in our business to enhance all of our amazing lighting and create a whole "Club Vibe" wherever we go. As I use a ton of lighting on my events, I decided to test a few haze machines and then run a finalists test with the two top haze machines that are both $400 and below.  The final battle is between the Chauvet Hurricane Haze 4 and the American ... [read more]