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ADJ 18P Hex With a Dotz Par RF Remote – Room Wash, Blackout, Fades and Color Change

August 14, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
Now, I did a video awhile back on the 18P Hex and showed how you can increase the Beam Angle from 25 degrees to 60 degrees and basically create a room wash. I feel like this is a much better way to create something like a green room, in this case, than by putting 30 uplights around the room making it green. This is a lot easier; one light and done. But what I didn't show you is that this fixture is also compatible with the Dotz Par RC Remote, which is very cool. So we can do things like blackout. And this is RC, you don't have to be right next to it to do this. There's our light again. Let's say we want to do a fade. We just simply press the fade button and the light goes into a fade for something like a slow dance. We have sound active as well, which I can't show you, because I don't have any music on. But w... [read more]
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Know When to Use Your Own Equipment or Subrent

August 11, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
Your business is growing and you suddenly have more events than equipment! This is the best problem to have, because it might be a telling sign that it’s time to kick it up a notch in your business. Maybe it’s time to go full time if you already haven’t (check out earlier blogs to find out if it’s the right time for you), maybe you should invest in more inventory, or maybe you’re in the starting phases of your business and investing in more equipment wouldn’t be the smartest financial choice. That’s ok! Luckily, there are tons of companies that you can sub-rent equipment from. There are certain events that will... [read more]
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IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic HD 2 – 96k digital microphone for iOS, Mac/PC

August 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
August 10, 2017 - IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Mic HD 2, the successor to the highly acclaimed iRig Mic HD, is now available for pre-order. iRig Mic HD 2 is designed to put all the power of high-resolution digital audio into the hands of singers, musicians, interviewers, broadcasters, presenters, podcasters, and vloggers who are looking to capture pristine mobile recordings anywhere with remarkable ease. iRig Mic HD 2 is the only handheld microphone of its kind featuring high-quality 24-bit converters with sample rates up to 96kHz, a low noise preamp, a high-quality gold-sputtered electret condenser capsule for exceptional frequency and... [read more]
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Double Your Wedding Business Revenue in the Next 12 Months

August 10, 2017 by Stephanie and Jeff Padovani
In this article for Book More Brides, David James of Plan My Perfect Wedding tackles how to Double Your Wedding Business Revenue in the Next 12 Months... Would you love to wake up to an influx of sales or leads in your email inbox every day? Who wouldn’t right? Double Your Wedding Business Revenue in the Next 12 Months There are a ton of service providers in the wedding industry who struggle to pay the bills because they aren’t getting enough sales or leads for their business. You already have access to some great content and useful marketing articles on the Book More Brides blog, such as How I started my wedding busine... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Be the Amazon of Your DJ Market

August 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
In today's society, everything is immediate. We want what we want, and we want it now! There's a reason why Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) recently surpassed (briefly) Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. In fact, he's $1 Billion away from being the richest person in the world! It's no coincidence that this happened. Jeff created a great formula for success that we strive to mimic, and you should too! In a nutshell, Amazon provides three great things: 1. Fast Service (shipping your product to you), 2. Great Prices, and 3. Amazing Customer Service. Let's discuss this, further. Regarding fast service, Amazon has been known for their prime benefits. It has been free 2 Day shipping for quite some time. I believe it's now 4 days for many products; however, for certain cities, they have free same day and one... [read more]
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Artistry Part 1

August 10, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Artistry My dear friend and mentor Bill Hermann during his workshop "The Entertainment Experience" recently reminded me (and all attendees) of the Shakespearean quote from "As You Like It" written nearly 400 years ago "All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and entrances And one man in his time plays many parts" An artist needs 4 things in order to create.  Script, Props, Stage and Inspiration.   Ever written a love note and passed it in school or wrote a poem or nice card to a loved one?  In that moment, you were an artist and proved that you ARE one as well.  Here...I'll pr... [read more]
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Review: Reloop Tape (DJ Mix Recorder)

August 10, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx reviews the Reloop Tape, a simple and portable solution for recording DJ mixes. It is smallenough to fit in your pocket and has great audio quality. Check out what he has to say about it:  (more…)... [read more]
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Surround Yourself With Positive People

August 9, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Last week, a friend turned me on to an article (read it here) that reaffirmed a long held belief I have carried for years. The article, in essence, explains that one of the most surefire ways to boost your happiness in life is to surround yourself with those people who share similar goals and interests as you and that add positively to your life. Those that you choose to socialize with actually come to have an impact on your engagement with your reality. When I first started to grow my business, learning to interact with dozens of new people on a regular basis was a new idea to me. Being the one to take the initiative in meeting venue owners, other vendors, and especially new DJ peers was intimidating, but essential. Indeed, if you wish to thrive in the highly competitive entertainment market it's absol... [read more]
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Marathon Days: How To Survive A Bridal Show

August 9, 2017 by Jeff Heidelberg
Booths and brochures as far as the eye can see. A once empty convention center hall is now adorned with flowers, cake samples and men in suits. It’s quiet but anticipation lingers in the air for the first rush. It’s bridal show day. A day that can boost business but can have a toll on feet and the mind. Last year I was part of over a dozen bridal shows. Some had thousands of attendees while others barely scratched 20. Here is my comprehensive guide on surviving a bridal show. Note this guide does not include anything about selling since everyone has their own unique secret sauce of doing that.   Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun Dress shoes are notorious for being uncomfortable. New leather shoes cut into your feet harder than an angry girlfriend cutting into soul with her eyes. A secre... [read more]
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Audio Bit Depth and Sample Rate

August 9, 2017 by Ben Stowe, CTS
In today’s world, nearly all audio is digital at some point between it’s capture, reproduction and amplification. There are terms that are often tossed around, but seldom understood. Bit Depth and Sample Rate are two such terms, and both are fairly self-explanatory when we break them down. Sample Rate determines how often a digital slice is taken of an analog signal. A higher sample rate means more slices are taken per second. The Nyquist theorem states that the sample rate should be twice that of the highest produced frequency. The human hearing range is approximated at 20 Hertz (Hz) to 20,000 Hz, therefore, a sampling ... [read more]