MOBILE BEAT – MARCH 2011 – #134
:: GET A GRIP ON YOUR TECHNOLOGY ::
Inside this latest installment of THE GEAR BOOK: REMIXED you’ll find a lot of practical equipment-related how-to’s and reviews alongside our usual helpings of business and motivational content, as well as DJ and company profiles.
Mike Ficher reminds us that the HUMAN FACTOR will always be a part of the entertainment equation, no matter how technology changes. Helping you “get into gear”… Learn how to RIP YOUR CD LIBRARY EFFICIENTLY and painlessly, with Jim Weisz. Read the cautionary tale of a doctor-turned-patient, as Mike “Dr. Frankenstand” Ryan gets his CABLES CLEANED OUT AND RE-PLUGGED. (Wow, that sounds kinda painful.) Let Stu Chisholm be your guide to SPEAKER LOCATION for a variety of sound applications. Also, Ben Stowe provides a clear explanation of HOW DMX CAN HELP YOU light up your world a little better.
Mark Evans reviews FANTASY ENTERTAINMENT PHOTO BOOTHS, while Mobile Beat founder and former editor-in-chief Bob Lindquist puts some new YAMAHA DSR 115 SPEAKERS to the test.
And don’t miss resident gear guru Jake Feldman’s observations of the latest NAMM trade show. Under the heading of “people behind the gear,” MB Publisher Ryan Burger spoke with ALLAN REISS, CHAUVET’S DJ/CLUB DIVISION PRODUCT MANAGER about how he brings his DJ experience to work with him. Our ProDJFile this issue is on JAKE JACOBSEN OF AFFAIR 2 REMEMBER out of New Jersey, who talks about the importance of training for multi-ops, and of networking organizations (and trade shows like our own MBLV!) for the mobile DJ industry as a whole.
Getting down to business, literally, John Stiernberg continues developing his better management theme with a discussion of HOW TO DELEGATE; Rob Johnson shares a simple equation to help MULTIPLY YOUR PROFITS; Jeffrey Gitomer finds his own e-commerce to be dysfunctional and asks if yours might be too; Jay Levinson lists some ways you can say you care—to your clients; and DJ Coach Paul Kida tries to inspire us to BE INSPIRING to our own circles of influence.
Plus, don’t miss Jay Maxwell’s sweet account of MUSIC AND MEMORIES from a FATHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET. And last but not least, Stu Chisholm’s closing opinion piece should make every DJ who reads it think more seriously about how they communicate.
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