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The Profile Page – It’s Back!

May 22, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
Mobile Beat is always thinking of new ways to bring you better content. We strive to be on the cutting edge of what is new, important and relevant to our industry. We cover the big topics of gear, music, performance and people. The first three topics are very well represented in Mobile Beat, but we felt that the "people" section needed some attention. So, resurrecting the Profile page to spotlight those impacting the DJ world in a positive and unique way was an easy decision. Each month Mobile Beat is going to interview a DJ, entertainer or artist that stands out in our industry. We need YOUR input. It's a big world. Tell us who you would li... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Start your RMX-1000 effects turned all the way up

May 20, 2017 by DJJay
All right. Little RMX tip for you, normally gauge your effect and you do a build. Then bring the effect down. But try this new noise, first, bring the engager knob all the way over, then bring in the effect and then drag the effect backwards. So again, bring it all the way up, bring in echo, then tail the echo back. But again, you'd want to bring this all the way up first, then engage the effect and then bring the effect down. It could be a really cool feature on the RMX, a really cool way to add a nice little effect tail, in under a minute. ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: The mix out point with DJ Lars

May 17, 2017 by DJJay
Jay: All right. DJ tips in under a minute this time with DJ Lars. Lars: Hey, everybody. What's up? Quick tip, how to mix out of a record properly. Find your [inaudible]. Find the spot where you want to mix out of it. Let's say you track -- you have an [inaudible] that begins a minute before the track ends, set a cue point 16 bars before your [inaudible] begins just as a visual representation and then that means that's where you start playback on your next track. That gives you 16 bars to mix into it and then 16 bars or even 32 bars to mix out of it. And that way you have your visual representation of where to begin your mix and makes it real easy. Jay: Awesome. DJ tips in under a minute from Miami with my boy, DJ Lars. ... [read more]
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Comedian Don Grey On The Funnier Side of Performing Better

May 10, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We all know that engaging our audience is a crucial part of having a successful event. The ability to properly use humor is just as much a learned skill as any other in our bag of tricks. But the fact is that some of us are just not as funny as we think we are. There is hope though. I sat down with comedian Don Grey recently to get his thoughts on how to effectively use comedy to make our performances better. It's no joke: According to Don, comedy is serious business. MikeC: Hey Don, I appreciate you taking time out on the ship to sit with me. How long have you been doing comedy for Carnival? DonG: My pleasure. I started on Carnival back in 2... [read more]
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Copy vs Artistry Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales

I Wrote That

May 2, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Copy vs Artistry Mitch Taylor Taylored SalesI wrote that.  Lately I have seen more people complaining about not getting "credit" due for concepts that have been in the public space or business sector for YEARS prior to their usage of them.  Someone, somewhere along the way also inspired you to share it.  Your take on something may be uniquely your own.  If you can trademark that and protect your intellectual property then you absolutely should.  However, do we SERIOUSLY believe that EVERYTHING we have ever done has original roots?  I for one say NO.  Some, yes. Let's look at a recent example.  I believe that interpretation lea... [read more]
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40 is the new 20 Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

40 Is The New 20

April 25, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
40 is the new 20 Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesWe're going to talk about how 40 is the new 20. I want you to really think about this. People talk about this all of the time. "You know I'm turning 40. I'm going to do this, I mean to do that." Here's the reality. 40 is just a number. It's not anything beyond that. People look at their 40s as maybe a time to relax and just you know they've learned a lot and they've grown as individuals and now they can just settle in and what they're doing. Here’s a hint. That's resting on your laurels.  When you rest on your laurels you coast on your reputation. When that happens,... [read more]
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Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored Sales

The Second Biggest Motivator

April 18, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Second Biggest Motivator Mitch Taylor Gitomer Licensed Trainer Taylored SalesLet's look at the flipside. The flipside of hate is love.  Love can also be a powerful powerful motivator. Think about your wife. Think about your children. I mean my gosh my daughter Kendall has got me wrapped around her little finger. She can do pretty much whatever she wants. (Kendall if you are reading this no, you can't.  :) ). Your parents, your spouse, your kids can be big motivators. Growing up in a town of 450 people in a log cabin in rural Maine, we didn't have much.  I know the struggle my parents went through to provide for us kids in th... [read more]
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Eagles Only, No Pigeons – Get Disrupted!

April 13, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
We may not always realize it, but personal and professional development go hand in hand. We can only do our best when we are at our best. Many of us tend to put more emphasis on our professional skills than developing our life skills. We practice our microphone techniques, improve transitions, build better playlists and hone our mixing skills. Our spiritual, mental and physical well being takes work as well. How much time do you actually spend developing the best YOU? At MBLV21 this year attendees were blessed with many great seminars and speakers. One of the best was by our host - Todd Mitchem at the end of the conference. Todd's seminar foc... [read more]
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Should I Go Full Time? Pt. 3

April 13, 2017 by Stephen J Clayton
Welcome back to Part 3 of “Should I Go Full Time?” series. If you haven’t read Part 1 or 2, make sure you’re caught up before proceeding to Part 3! In Part 1, we asked ourselves the question “Is THIS the right time? How do I know if this is the right time?” and in Part 2 we went through 4 questions that should help you determine whether you have the necessary equipment and consistent gigs to help you make the decision to go full time. Now, we will talk about how to keep your full time status, and tips to prevent you from having to retreat back to part time to supplement your income. Staying visible. Be open to smaller jobs! Smaller jobs more often than not lead to bigger jobs. This will prove that you’re willing to go above and beyond to work with your client, and that it’s not j... [read more]
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Why You Should Always Back Up Your Music/Videos!

April 6, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you ask any DJ or DJ company, what the most important aspect of their business is, you may get different answers. Some people will say the turntables or controller, others may say speakers, most companies will say great employees, but in my opinion, though all of those are important, even more important than all of these things, is the music! Without your great music library, you're out of business! You can have a great sound system and great DJs on your team, but without music, DJs simply cannot perform! I've heard of many fellow DJs having a hard drive crash, or external drive crash, and they have no music for a gig that's in a few days! This is a huge problem, of course! So ALWAYS back up your music files! How you back up your music is up to you. I, personally, do a combination of things to backup my... [read more]