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Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about Djs improving their performances and techniques to do such. This is the location to find such articles.

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Passionate Pro by Bryan Foley

January 20, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
What drives people, the very successful people in the public eye? What made Cal Ripken play 2,632 games over 16 years without taking a day off? What drove Steve Jobs to bring his vision of a phone with only one button to life? Passion. What is your passion? To many it is the drive, ambition or love of what you do and who you serve. Providing you with a special view of the world that others often can not see. What is your true passion? What makes you excited about what you are doing? Passion is the difference between those who push through difficult times and those who do not. How can you maximize your passion’s impact on your business, life and re... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Dealing With Drunk Clients – Learn From Our Experience!

January 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide services for public or private events, chances are, you've had to deal with drunk clients. We run a DJ and photo booth business and we've dealt with plenty of drunk clients. Normally, it's not a problem, but every now and then, we have clients who are very drunk and become belligerent! We've dealt with these clients a handful of times, but several months ago, we had an incident that made us finally change our approach. We did a wedding and when we arrived to setup, we noticed that the entire wedding party was already pretty drunk, BEFORE the wedding even started! We've seen this numerous times and it usually means trouble! By the end of the event, most of the wedding party were stumbling and slurring their speech. Bad news! At the end of the night, the groom came over to the photo booth and... [read more]
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Digital Security

January 17, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Odyssey Innovative Designs recently released their Remix Mk2 series of bags. It has started out as three different bags made for different levels of usage. DJs invest thousands of dollars in their laptops, controllers and other tools of the trade. So why do so many NOT invest in the best gear to carry their important tech from gig to gig—even when they aren’t gigging with a full DJ rig? I have always recom- mended strong, ATA cases for your gear, but if you are a DJ who wants a soft case just for your “cockpit” items of DJ hardware, or a traveling DJ who needs ... [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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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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Todd Mitchem Workshop at MBLV21

January 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
REGISTRATION DISCOUNTED FOR ALL #MBLV21 ATTENDEES! It's time for you to stop making excuses about your lack of audience control and get control....of YOU! WHEN: MARCH 12, 2017 - 10am - 6pm WHERE: Tropicana, Las Vegas room T-4 SEATING IS LIMITED.  Register today: www.HeyDJFocus.com - REGISTER NOW HEY DJ…RE-FOCUS! - RESPECTED SPEAKER, AUTHOR, BUSINESS EXPERT, AND LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE GURU, TODD MITCHEM, IS COMING BACK TO MOBILE BEAT LAS VEGAS 2017! But before the fun begins, Todd is offering a huge learning workshop opportunity, on Sunday, March 13, 2017 from 10am - 6pm ... [read more]
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Jim Cerone – The Perfect Host – Volume 1 – Part 1

December 22, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Jim Cerone The Perfect Host, Part 1: The Foundation Who “hosts” your parties? You should! Known throughout the DJ industry as The Perfect Host, Jim Cerone will give you the Top 10 qualities you need to take ownership of your events. The Perfect Host Part 1 is the foundation of Jim’s series of seminars. You’ll learn how to do Show Prep, how to use the Preamble and how to head off T.R.O.U.B.L.E. Stop doing “gigs” and start “hosting” parties with The Perfect Host Part 1 from Jim Cerone.

http://jimceronetheperfecthost.com

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Peavey® Sponsors 2016 Youth DJ Battle

December 16, 2016 by Mobile Beat
MERIDIAN MS (December 15, 2016) – Peavey® Electronics is sponsoring the 2nd annual 2016 Skratchpad DJ Youth Battle Saturday, December 17 at the Chai Bar located at 1019 Market Street in San Francisco. Participating age range for the competitors is 19 years old and younger featuring a special performance by L.A.’s very own Image From the Wood – the 2015 DMC World Supremacy Champion. The event will start at 3:30PM and go until 8PM.  All ages are welcome. Peavey’s  FX™2 16 mixer will be used during the performances for live mixing. The FX2 Series mixers feature new, Peavey-exclusive technology to enhance live sound reproductions by allowing very high gain with low noise and distortion for crystal-clear signal reproduction. The mixer includes dual DSP engines that allow multiple simultaneous effec... [read more]
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Surviving the DJ “Off-Season”

December 13, 2016 by Mixcity Inc JammText
DJ on couch Just like everything in life, DJing goes through seasons. One month you’re spinning 5 nights a week, and the next you’re sitting at home on the couch binge watching “The Get Down” on Netflix. Sometimes, these periods of fewer gigs can last a little longer than desired. Maybe your weekly spot closed its doors, or it’s a slow time of year on the mobile DJ front. Whatever the case, here are a few ways to survive the DJ “off-season” and use it to your advantage. (more…)... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Great DJ website and article for new DJs

December 11, 2016 by DJJay
DJ tips in under a minute, DoAndroidsDance. This is a website I just stumbled upon today, because another DJ said I needed to read this article right here, 10 Tips for New DJs. It's a little abrasive, but you know what, it has some really good points and I mean, really good points on being a hard worker, marketing, practicing, knowing your music, being quick to respond, being nice in the industry, dealing with promoters, all sorts of stuff, whether you're doing weddings or clubs. It's actually a really good read. I'll put a link down here, but it's a cool site too. Goes over DJs to follow on Twitter, acts to see at WMC and Ultra Fest. Just it seems like an overall good source for info for DJs that are into music and being DJs, got charts. So I'm definitely going to be checking this out a little more. So DJ ti... [read more]