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ADJ To Light Up Mobile Beat Las Vegas (MBLV22) Main Stage

December 27, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Lighting is pleased to announce that it will be the official lighting and video supplier for the main stage at Mobile Beat Las Vegas 2018. Taking the production at the annual trade show to the next level, the stage setup will not only highlight the dozens of seminars and performances taking place throughout the event’s four days, but also showcase ADJ’s latest cutting-edge fixtures. Gearing up for its 22nd annual event, Mobile Beat is North America’s biggest conference and trade show for mobile DJs. Attracting visitors from across the USA, as well as many other countries around the world, the show combines an intense line-up of educational content with a large equipment expo area and a series of exciting evening parties. Regarded by many leading DJs as the essential destination for networking and... [read more]
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Setting Our Standards

December 27, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
According to Google, to set a standard for oneself means to set a level of quality or attainment. Whether we do it consciously or not, the way we act at our events sets a level of service that other vendors, venues, and recurrent event guests come to expect from our company. Some DJs are happy to be known as the "budget" DJ while others strive to be known as the "high end" DJ. While the measure of quality we are known by others to provide is an important standard, the code of conduct we deliberately set for ourselves is even more important. Purposefully setting our own standards of business conduct gives us firm guidelines on which to operate our businesses. For example, deciding ahead of time how we will interact with irksome individuals can save us from having to make split-second reactionary decisions i... [read more]
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iRig Mic HD2 Digital Microphone from IK Multimedia Quick Review

December 27, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Often manufacturers of DJ industry related gear send the Mobile Beat offices products that aren't right up the mobile DJ alley but are great for other usages.  This time we received the iRig Mic HD2 Digital Microphone from IK Multimedia and it's not getting DJ gig or even musical usage, we are testing it out for board meetings of a local condo association. Upon opening it, I could tell that it was a hhigh-quality piece of equipment from the way it was packaged and all the accessories that were included.  We are using the iRig HD2 for our association board meetings when out of town, previously just using the internal computer laptop microphone.  The iRig HD2 connects directly to the Lenovo laptop computer via a USB cord (included).   Additional accessories include a mic stand, tripod and lightning cabl... [read more]
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What is an Omega Clamp? DJ Lighting Help

December 25, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
I'm doing this video for a friend of mine today. This is an omega clamp. It comes with certain lighting fixtures -- moving heads and other things. This particular one is off of an 80J Starburst. Now, the term omega clamp is a little misleading. It's actually more like an omega bracket, because it's a bracket that quickly attaches and detaches from light fixtures, which could really come in handy when it comes to everything from packing a light to rigging. Say you want to leave a clamp on a fixture to save some time. You can absolutely do that, but sometimes the problem is when you have a clamp on a fixture like this, you can't set it down flat anywhere and it doesn't fit in your bag very well. With the omega clamp, that's not a problem. You can easily just detach it from the base by twisting these keys and... [read more]
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Articulate Value Before Giving A Price (1 of 2)

December 23, 2017 by Terry Lewis
When you offer premium wedding experiences at high prices, the one question you do not want to be asked within the first few minutes of an initial enquiry is “How much do you cost?” Answer this question too early, and there is a very high chance you’ll never hear from your prospect again. But answer that same question after you’ve created the opportunity to explain your value, unique differences and the passion you have for your work and you’ll significantly increase the possibility of converting that same prospect into a high paying client. Why is this? The majority of couples have never planned a we... [read more]
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6 Silly rock and roll music themed games that you can play online

December 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat
We got together with friends and fans who enjoy rock ‘n roll-style games to share their favourite music-themed online games. Here are some of the amazing responses we received. The music-themed online games we are recommending are but a small sampling of the many exciting attractions that are currently available. This selection listed below has won praise from a swath of players across the board, and we are proud to present these top titles to you. Take a look around, and enjoy these rock ‘n roll themed games with some of the most iconic superstars ever. We’re counting down from #6 to #1. Get ready to rock out like never before with the ultimate compilation of music-themed online games. #6 - Rock ‘n Roll Racing (Sega Genesis) Online  read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Should You Ever do Free Gigs For “Publicity?”

December 21, 2017 by Jason Rubio
We've all been there. We get an email or phone call from a business, non-profit, school or someone, who needs a DJ and they want the lowest possible price or usually, free. They promise to add you to their flyer or website (but rarely actually do) and promise you lots of "publicity." Bottom line: they want a free DJ and therefore, don't value your work. What do you do? The answer is completely your choice, of course. My answer is: it depends (as usual). :) Let's discuss this further. Regardless of where you are with your DJ business, someone will ask you this question at some point, every year. As you become more established, people will stop asking you to do it for "publicity," but will still ask for the best price possible. People rarely ask us to do events free, anymore, but we've had our fair share ove... [read more]
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Can Age Be an Issue When Learning How to DJ?

December 21, 2017 by DJcity
Can you ever be too young or too old to learn how to DJ? DJ TLM answers the question as part of DJcityTV's "Share the Knowledge" series. (more…)... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Ceiling Lighting As A New Add On.

December 21, 2017 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute, I've heard about this from about four different DJs and I have yet to do it myself, but I'm going to try it soon. This is ceiling lighting. We do uplighting around the room, but this is actually purposeful lighting on the ceiling. So what I'm going to end up doing is taking a T-bar and probably putting between six and eight Par cans on it and just send it up to the ceiling, angle each one, try to get as much light out of the ceiling as I can, either play off the bride and groom's colors or do kind of a sky effect. Maybe do some blues, throw an amber in there, just different colors and make it look cool. People do look up. I mean, I send my Revo 3 on the ceiling all the time for dancing and I want more, I want something a little bit different. So this is just an example I found onli... [read more]
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Improve Your Lighting in 2018

December 20, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
A little over a year ago, I set out to do something I had never done before. I decided to write a book. The topic I chose to write this book about was one I am extremely passionate about; lighting for the Mobile DJ. Always a hot topic in the forums and facebook groups, lighting is a subject that few DJs can resist chatting about. For someone new to the DJ or lighting game, the sheer amount of information available on the internet can be overwhelming. Hundreds of articles and thousands of videos are available to read and view, but where does the DJ who has never done more than plug in an effect light start? Which fixtures should they add to their inventory? How do they choose a DMX controller? What are the best lighting upsells for weddings? Over the years of obsessively learning about lighting myself, I... [read more]