Sound

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about how to do sound at events, everything from speakers, amplifiers, mixers, eq’s and more. This is the location to find such articles.

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Over the Top!

August 21, 2017 by Arnoldo Offermann
You want big money? Seriously. Do you want to make big money as a DJ? You need big gear! So buy buy buy! Ok, I gotta be honest with you; that sounded like the worst sales pitch ever, but it's also the worst advice ever.. Kinda. Buying gear nonstop is a bad idea, especially without a business plan. However, gear really can be a big key to making more money. Sure, everyone's case is different, so I'll tell you my story and hopefully you can apply these principles to your business. When 4SchoolsOnly first started, we barely had any gear compared to now. Three 10' sticks of truss, some ADJ Pocket Scans, the ADJ Color Pod 250s and we had a badass show. We added two 5x7 video screens and we had a whole new market. Sure, there were other companies in Florida hitting schools with similar gear, but we h... [read more]
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Mackie Thump Comes Out Redesigned and Redone!

August 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Atlantic City, NJ – August 14, 2017…  Mackie today launches the all-new completely redesigned Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers – Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump15BST and Thump18S. The new 13000W Thump Series delivers more power and reliability than ever, plus a host of convenient features like built-in mixers, speaker modes and much more. Totally new for the Thump Series are two Thump Boosted™ models, the 12″ Thump12BST and 15″ Thump15BST. Equipped with advanced digital mixers, wireless control, streaming, and linking capabilities, Thump Boosted offers more versatility and configuration options than ever before at such an affordable price. “Redesigned from the ground up, the new Thump Series speakers are our most flexible and powerful Thumps ever,” remarked John Boudreau, Mackie VP of... [read more]
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Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202

August 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2017 — Roland announces the DJ-505 and DJ-202, two new DJ controllers for Serato DJ. Equipped with features derived from the popular DJ-808 DJ Controller, the DJ-505 and DJ-202 offer onboard Roland TR drum sounds, dual low-latency platters, Serato DJ integration, vocal FX, and more. With the newly expanded DJ-series lineup, DJs and music producers can now choose from three Roland DJ controller models to suit the needs of different setups. Released to wide acclaim in 2016, the DJ-808 DJ Controller is a state-of-the-art creative tool with a four-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepes... [read more]
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Numark’s new DJ2DO2 pocket-sized—but full-featured—DJ controller.

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (August 15, 2017)— Numark (numark.com), the world’s leading innovator of DJ solutions, today announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new DJ2DO2 pocket- sized—but full-featured—DJ controller. Boasting a built-in sound card and Serato DJ Intro, the DJ2GO2 is the smallest full-featured DJ controller around. It fits easily on a laptop without taking up any unnecessary space, so users are ready for action in no time. It’s perfect for performing small gigs, prepping for gigs, and it makes a perfect backup for those “just in case” moments. A built-in sound card with ma... [read more]
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Peavey® Electronics Powers Up

August 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
As the brand of choice for hip-hop artists from beginner to professional for over four decades, Peavey has provided DJ’s worldwide with some of the industry’s most innovative and durable audio gear. "We are proud to be recognized as a company that can provide these fantastic DJ's with gear they can rely on night after night," said Peavey COO Courtland Gray. "Peavey goes far beyond just rock 'n' roll." At the forefront of Peavey's best-in-class audio showcase is the RBN Series of top quality, ultra-reliable loudspeakers. Unique to these speakers is Peavey’s proprietary 120mm true ribbon high frequency driver on a low-coloration wave-guide. Used in studio environments for decades, Peavey has developed a method for applying this high-quality sound technology to live applications. The result is crystal-c... [read more]
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Rane IS BACK! – Seventy two and Twelve!

August 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
MUKILTEO, WA USA (August 14, 2017)—Rane DJ (Rane), an established, today announced the introduction of a new family of important and exciting Battle Ready products for the professional DJ market. These new models are a dramatic and impressive statement strengthening Rane DJ’s position at the forefront of the DJ Stage. The SEVENTY-TWO Battle Mixer Recognizing an unfulfilled need in the market for a bulletproof tabletop battle mixer, Rane DJ focused its unmatched Seattle-based engineering capability on the problem and created a new model of unrivaled performance and innovation. With incredibly high build quali... [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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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]
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Hercules Universal DJ Review

August 8, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Reviewing certain products can be fun and easy.  But when you look at the Hercules Universal DJ, I had problems because there are so many options and features with this small and sleek controller to look at.   Let me explain.  But first I'll go over the controller.This light plastic controller does pack a punch for what it is.  It has the standard middle functions that are normally seen on other controllers.  With a load button for each side of the software and jog knob in the middle.  There are also indicators at the top that will tell you what Mode you are in, which I will go over later. This controller does pack a punch for ... [read more]
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Rane is Battle Ready for August!

August 3, 2017 by Mobile Beat
  MUKILTEO, WA USA (August 1, 2017)—Rane DJ (Rane), today announced that they will introduce two important and exciting new products to the professional DJ market at this year’s DJ Expo in Atlantic City. The new models mark a dramatic and impressive move for Rane DJ to the forefront of the DJ stage. Over the past 12 months Rane’s Seattle Washington based engineering team has been hard at work bringing this amazing new gear to life. The same engineering team that set the standards for Rane’s rock-solid performance-based mixers has been collaborating with world-class DJs and their crews to develop new DJ performance tools, the likes of which the industry has never been seen before. Rane calls these unprecedented new products Battle Ready. These new introductions will definitely set a new ben... [read more]