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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Mixing, Remixing & More by Brad Feingold

January 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
DJ controllers: No matter what type you use, they’ve become the norm for the majority of DJs. Maybe not for vinyl DJs, but certainly for the wedding DJs and many others, the controller has become something that this industry can’t live without. But the question is, what do you really get? There are hundreds of different controllers to choose from, and new ones come out almost every month. So you have to choose between Pioneer, Numark and even American DJ, just to name a few. And when it comes down to choosing, the bells and whistles can make all the difference. Looking to another brand—one that’s not as well known to a lot of DJ—one controlle... [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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Applying Array Technology to Portable Sound, Part 3

January 16, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
In this three-part series, we’re exploring the benefits of line array loudspeaker design—when applied to large arena concert PA systems as well as when it’s scaled down to fit in an average size vehicle or small SUV. Bose has been at the fore front of developing portable line array systems for DJs and live performers since 2003. As a case study, we focused first on the L1 system, which features multiple small drivers in a tall, vertical column with a separate sub-woofer. In this final installment on line arrays, we’ll look at the Bose F1 systems. With the F1, Bose has placed a 12” driver behind an eight speaker line array in the same cabine... [read more]
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Electro-Voice celebrates 90 years, starts off New Year with a LOUD & CLEAR message at NAMM 2017

January 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Electro-Voice is kicking off its 90th birthday year with a LOUD & CLEAR pledge to portable speaker customers at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, California: Big wattage is fine, but clarity is key – whatever sound you make, sound your best with EV. Under the LOUD & CLEAR banner, EV's new NAMM booth will serve as a live performance venue to showcase talent playing through EV’s best-selling family of portable loudspeakers and new ND Series microphones. Nine different artists spanning a broad scope of genres will perform through various system setups at the booth over the course of the four-day show, including ZLX, ELX, EKX and ETX mo... [read more]
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VocoPro Launches First Truly Affordable All-Digital Wireless Microphone System

January 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2016—For musicians and bands wanting to make the jump to all-digital wireless microphones but still on a budget, Audio leader VocoPro today announced its Digital-1 product. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. The Digital-1 is an entirely digital wireless microphone system that utilizes mic-on-chip technology to package the audio for transmission, which produces crystal clear sound while delivering extreme value. The Digital-1 operates in the future-proof 900 MHz frequency band, far outside the TV broadcast station range (the primary cause for wir... [read more]
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NAMM Releases by American Audio – Wireless, Hand Held and More!

January 12, 2017 by Mobile Beat
American Audio will debut six new additions to its line-up of professional audio products at the 2017 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Designed for musicians, working DJs and other audio professionals, the American Audio range offers an uncompromising combination of high audio quality and incredible affordability. The brand’s product range will be displayed at NAMM on the ADJ Group of Companies booth, #5774, including the six brand new additions to the American Audio line-up of microphones and headphones. At NAMM 2017 American Audio will introduce a new range of vocal microphones that have been designed to offer an unrivaled pack... [read more]
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Denon DJ Sc5000 Prime – DJ Media Player Announced!

January 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 9, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new SC5000 Prime DJ media player with a high definition, multi-touch display that enables gestures and swiping for the ultimate DJ expression and immediacy of interaction. The SC5000 analyzes music files on the fly, it has dual-layer decks with dedicated outputs, a multi-touch screen with easy and fast navigation, and an 8” rugged jogwheel with central display that shows current pla... [read more]
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RCF Introduces Next Generation ART 708-A MK2

January 10, 2017 by Mobile Beat
(Edison, New Jersey) RCF is introducing the next generation of the ART 708-A with the ART 708-A MK2. The MK2 denotes second generation of the product with improved output and performance. The ART 708-A MK2 is an active 8” two-way cabinet. The new transducer technology used in the cabinet features an 8” woofer with 2” voice coil with inside-outside aluminium coil and a powerful magnetic structure, which guarantees a fast and accurate mid-bass frequency range, coupled with a 1” high-frequency compression driver with 1.5” voice coil. RCF uses their ‘CMD’ Technology (Coverage Matching Design), matching the transducers to guarantee the smooth... [read more]
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Denon DJ VL12 Prime Direct Drive Table Stuns DJ Market

January 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 9, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new VL12 Prime direct- drive professional DJ turntable. Recognizing the unfulfilled need in the DJ marketplace for a no- compromise, all original-tooled turntable that combines the superb isolation, audio performance and rugged construction that are so important to the demanding professional DJ, the Denon DJ VL12 Prime carves out an absolutely unique niche for itself in this dynamic and vital market segmen... [read more]
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VocoPro Announces New UDH-ULTRA Flexible Hybrid Wireless Systems

January 9, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Dec. 8, 2016—Audio leader VocoPro (NAMM SHOW BOOTH 6010) is bringing even greater flexibility to its UDH line of wireless systems with the UDH-4-ULTRA and UDH-8-ULTRA, which come with 4 or 8 handheld, lapel and headset mics, body-pack transmitters and instrument cables. This system is the first ever to allow users to mix and match any combination of wireless handheld, lapel and headset mics or even wireless instrument bodypacks in either 4 or 8 channel models. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. Perfect for theatrical productions, houses of worship ... [read more]