Mobile DJ Career Development

Articles on Mobile DJ career development topics ranging from self-improvement to employee motivation.

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Rane DJ—the industry leader—unleashes a Battle Ready salvo that hits the professional DJ market dead center!

January 20, 2018 by Mobile Beat
MUKILTEO, WA USA (January 23, 2018)—Rane DJ (Rane), the established innovator in the DJ industry, 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—and a strong recognition of the ever- growing importance and prominence that DJ gear holds in the NAMM community. 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 model of unrivaled performance and innovation. With incredibly high build quality in terms of component selection and its al... [read more]
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2018 Wedding Trends: What to Expect in the New Year

January 18, 2018 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
In this article for Book More Brides, By Kylie Carlson of International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning That critical time of year is here, when wedding pros prepare for the New Year by forecasting all of the upcoming trends. Our fourth annual International Wedding Trends Report is full of the latest predictions by the industry’s most trusted experts. We’ve included highlights of this year’s report here so you’ll be prepared to meet the demands of prospective clients as booking season begins. 2018 Design “The focus for 2018 is elegance and a more formal feel,” predicts Sarah Richardson of Leafy Couture. “Wedding ceremonies and receptions will be more grand and opulent even in more rustic settings. Color schemes will be more classic with a white and green timeless feel,” says Richa... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Fake It Till You Make It.

January 18, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute from Psychology Today. Seems weird, but it's about this expression if you're not familiar with it, fake it until you make it. You need the confidence. It's something that most DJs don't talk about, most DJs don't address, but I think it's one of the biggest things that separates the great DJs from the not great DJs. The great ones believe everything they do is correct and believe everything they do is for the betterment of their business and themselves. If you're not there yet, you need to start getting there. Start believing the way you do things is right, but be open-minded to changing things too, but fake it until you make it. You want the big wedding market, you want the big club market, practice, earn it, work for it, but believe it's yours already. This is somethin... [read more]
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DJ Mixer Professional 3.6.9 Released

January 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Costa Mesa, Calif., Jan. 16th, 2018. -- DJMixerSoft just announced an update to its DJ Mixer Professional. Now at version 3.6.9, it brings compatibility to Apple’s latest macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system. It also brings support for 8 new high-end DJ controller from Numark, Denon, Reloop, Hercules. DJ Mixer Pro is the industry-leading 4-deck DJ mixing software that delivers beat pounding video and heart pumping mixes. Powerful mixing engine united with an easy to use interface makes mixing your favorite tracks easy. The intuitive user interface allows you to easily cue, loop, slice, scratch and mash your video and audio mixes in per... [read more]
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Creative Lighting Ideas – A Disco Christmas Tree For DJs

January 15, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hello, everybody. Today, we're going to build a Christmas tree out of a light stand and micro Scrims and some cool lights to put underneath it. This is a silly lighting video. If you don't like my silly lighting videos, please turn this off right now and go -- I don't know -- watch something else. Watch some Star Wars trailers or something. Anyway, this was inspired by my daughter. Our tree that we have over here is about six and a half feet tall. And the reason we have a tree that tall is because that's about how tall our picture window was and we like the tree to be visible from the picture window the whole thing. But we do have nine foot ceilings in here and my daughter's, like, "What would a nine foot tree look like?" Let's see. Let's make a tree out of this 10 foot tall light stand, which really going t... [read more]
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How to Navigate Politically Charged And Controversial Weddings

January 11, 2018 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
Controversial Weddings Recently, 80 zillion men and women who just OMG love the royals got something new to squee about: the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. I expect Twitter and Instagram to explode during the actual ceremony. I mean that literally. Your computer, if you have the misfortune to be logged on to Twitter or Insta at the time, will blow up in fire and I hope you don’t get injured. But already, this engagement has caused a spot of controversy, when it was reported that Donald Trump was not invited to the wedding because he’s a “serious threat to human rights,” per Harry. According to P... [read more]
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Always Performing at 100%

January 10, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
The events we perform at can vary wildly—from the amount of preparation required to the level of excitement among to the guests. Many variables are out of our control, such as whether or not alcohol will be served or if the family is full of introverts. Forming a preconceived notion of how an event will go is a common side effect of discovering details about an gig like those mentioned above. The danger in making these assumptions is letting them affect the level of performance you deliver. "Oh, there's no alcohol, there probably won't be much dancing." "The venue is a super stuffy joint, the host will probably be on me all night." While there are easy assumptions to make, things are almost never entirely what they seem. While I've made plenty of similar predictions about my events, I've been wron... [read more]
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DJ Help – Slipping Light Clamp Fix

January 8, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Here's a quick tip video for any of you who have problems with slipping clamps, especially when you have a clamp on some kind of overhead truss, be it a single pipe, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, ladder truss painted aluminum, doesn't matter. If you're hooking a light onto a truss, you put it in the position you want and it starts to slip because of movement or whatever, how do you fix that? Had a DJ with that problem today. They contacted me with an Inno Pocket Spot clamp problem. Everything hooks up fine. They kind of put it at an angle coming off of the truss, but after the light starts moving around, the clamp starts slipping a little bit. And this can happen depending on what kind of trussing you're using and how much your light weighs. There's a quick way around this. All you need is some black electric tape; the ... [read more]
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What Is the Best Turntable, Controller, Mixer, Etc?

January 4, 2018 by DJcity
What is the best turntable, controller, mixer, etc? DJ TLM discusses in the first episode of "Share the Knowledge" on DJcityTV. Check it out: (more…)... [read more]
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3 Tips For Dealing With Mothers-of-the-Bride

January 3, 2018 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
It’s not written about as often as it should be, but one of the dicier wild cards for wedding pros and their clients alike are the parents (usually the mother) of the bride and/or groom. How much authority and sway will she hold? If it’s not a lot, will she be okay with that? Is there a clear rift between mother and adult child? Is she a screechy, insufferable witch? I was thinking about this after reading this collection of mother-of-the-bride horror stories in this very British wedding rag, Perfect Wedding. Mothers-of-the-Bride My favorite story involves a mother who PHOTOCOPIED HER DAUGHTER’S WEDDING INVITE so she could invite people wit... [read more]