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VocoPro Launches First Truly Affordable All-Digital Wireless Microphone System

January 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2016—For musicians and bands wanting to make the jump to all-digital wireless microphones but still on a budget, Audio leader VocoPro today announced its Digital-1 product. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. The Digital-1 is an entirely digital wireless microphone system that utilizes mic-on-chip technology to package the audio for transmission, which produces crystal clear sound while delivering extreme value. The Digital-1 operates in the future-proof 900 MHz frequency band, far outside the TV broadcast station range (the primary cause for wir... [read more]
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Bad Reviews Are Bound to Happen

January 13, 2017 by JoeBunn
Let’s face it, at some point, you or one of your DJs are going to get a bad review. Yes, I know, we are all awesome and rock shows, but eventually you run into that one impossible to please client. You know the one…the one that you try to get out of the contract with because they are horrible. Or you have that show that just never really takes off, maybe it’s on a Sunday afternoon, with no alcohol, and lame guests and you get blamed for lack of dance floor response. In any case, bad reviews are part of the service business. Let’s discuss how to deal with them. Here at Bunn DJ Company, 90% or more of our reviews go to WeddingWire. I’m very proud that ... [read more]
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What is a Brand? by Jennifer Reitmeyer for Mobile Beat

What is a Brand? (Probably Not What You Think!)

January 12, 2017 by Jennifer Reitmeyer
I'm so excited to be presenting "Consistency is King: Why Building Brand Integrity is So Important, and Exactly How to Do It" at Mobile Beat Las Vegas in March! In anticipation of this seminar, I'm rolling out a series of posts for Mobile Beat that are all about branding. My mission is for every mobile DJ to be represented by a brand that's effective and authentic, and for that brand to achieve powerful things in the marketplace. Does that sound too ambitious? I don't think so! Let's start with what a brand is, and how to develop one that works. Virtually everyone is familiar with the term "brand," but many don't consider that your brand is so much more than just the following:
  • A business name
  • A logo
  • A color palette or set of fonts
  • A website, business card ... [read more]
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Standalone Music Production Center goes back to the future to deliver the most powerful beat production machine to date

January 12, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (January 9, 2017) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the newest addition to the iconic MPC line, the MPC X. In creating the X, Akai Professional has taken the lessons from every MPC that preceded it to engineer a production centerpiece truly fit to be the flagship Music Production Center of the future. The new MPC X is a standalone MPC featuring a beautiful, full-color 10.1” multi-touch screen and 16 amazingly responsive, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RG... [read more]
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NAMM Releases by American Audio – Wireless, Hand Held and More!

January 12, 2017 by Mobile Beat
American Audio will debut six new additions to its line-up of professional audio products at the 2017 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Designed for musicians, working DJs and other audio professionals, the American Audio range offers an uncompromising combination of high audio quality and incredible affordability. The brand’s product range will be displayed at NAMM on the ADJ Group of Companies booth, #5774, including the six brand new additions to the American Audio line-up of microphones and headphones. At NAMM 2017 American Audio will introduce a new range of vocal microphones that have been designed to offer an unrivaled pack... [read more]
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Hot Trends In Weddings For 2017

January 11, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
"In this article for Book More Brides, Mobile Beat's "International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning", Kylie Carlson, discusses the "Hot Trends in Weddings for 2017." The new year brings a close to the holiday season and our chance as wedding professionals to examine the coming year. The 2017 International Wedding Trends Report is the perfect place to start to gain an overview of what we can expect to see.

Color in Fashion and Design

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is “Greenery” which wil... [read more]
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Austin's Best DJs blog

Why You Need Back-up Equipment, ASAP!

January 11, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide DJ, photo booth, photography, or other services for private events where you use equipment, you may have asked yourself, why should I bring back-up equipment? You may think, all of my equipment is fairly new, or I take pretty good care of my equipment, nothing has ever gone wrong, so why bring extra stuff that I don't need? Our advice: always expect the unexpected and be prepared! Yes, you already have a lot of  equipment to load/ unload, and bringing more is extra work, but you need it! Here are some common problems and solutions from the Austin's Best DJs team, on this topic: 1. Problem: Technical Difficulties Let's be real, technical malfunctions can occur at anytime, with any device, new or old. There's nothing worse t... [read more]
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Wedding Horror Story: Anyone For Some Crow?

January 11, 2017 by Tony Barthel
You gotta love friends who tell tales out of school. Back in the beginning of my WeddingHorrorcareer I was working a wedding at a local venue and we had gotten close to the time when the toast was going to happen but one of the players, the maid of honor, still hadn’t arrived. Seemed she had some previous engagement that was more important, but I don’t remember what it was. Anyhow, she arrived right in the middle of the best man’s speech and came up to me and asked the question I’ve heard so many times. “What the hell do I say!?” My answer is to let your heart be your guide and share your true feelings about and with the couple who ag... [read more]
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Tips For A Bride-Friendly DJ Setup

January 11, 2017 by Mixcity Inc JammText
When it comes to the planning the details of their big day, most brides are exceptionally meticulous.  The dinner napkins are the perfect shade of purple, the centerpieces are correctly proportionate with the size of the tables, cleverly worded signs and placed in all the right places, and even the guest seating cards have just the right font to match the feeling of the day.  Then, the DJ arrives and erects a massive dusty speaker wall, cranks a 15 ft truss of spin and puke lights into the air, and weaves a spaghetti-like nest of orange cables across the floor.  No matter how skilled the DJ is, or how great the other reception details look, the bride (and her guests) are only going to remember how horrible and tacky the DJ looked.  The reception pictures will be ruined, the bride will be crying in the cor... [read more]
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Denon DJ Sc5000 Prime – DJ Media Player Announced!

January 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 9, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new SC5000 Prime DJ media player with a high definition, multi-touch display that enables gestures and swiping for the ultimate DJ expression and immediacy of interaction. The SC5000 analyzes music files on the fly, it has dual-layer decks with dedicated outputs, a multi-touch screen with easy and fast navigation, and an 8” rugged jogwheel with central display that shows current pla... [read more]