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PubG creator says games need ‘better protection’ from copycat titles

December 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
PubG creator says games need 'better protection' from copycat titles, and many people would say that he has a point. Brendan Greene has been broadly credited with the creation of a new genre in the gaming world, which is not an easy thing to accomplish. However, people might not read the situation correctly now, because there have been so many other gaming developers who more or less just took elements of PubG directly and used them in order to create their own unoriginal games. Brendan Greene is being reasonable in that he does not want to be the only creator within this genre. There are plenty of creators who get frustrated when a genre that they pioneered starts to grow. They might feel that they are entitled to it, which is not a fair position. However, this is not the position that Brendan Greene has. His Battle Royale game genre is very exciting, and he is interested in ma ... [read more]
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Algoriddim Unveils djay Pro 2 for Mac

December 14, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Next Generation of the Award-Winning djay Pro App Arrives on Mac, Introducing Artificially Intelligent DJ Mixing via Spotify, Beat-Matched Photo Visualization, and a Modernized User Interface to Mix Music Like Never Before (MUNICH, Germany) – December 12, 2017 – Algoriddim, creators of the world’s best selling DJ app with over 30 million downloads, today released djay Pro 2 for Mac. The multiple award-winning DJ software has been taken to the next level with a modernized user interface, countless new features, and advanced music analysis tools that make it even easier for DJs to focus on their performance. djay Pro 2 allows users to directly access their Spotify account to find, play, and mix millions of songs in pristine sound quality with up to 320 kbps. Its extensive integration with Spotify’s Browse section provides curated playlists for DJs to instantly d ... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: Should You Use Craigslist for Advertising?

December 14, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Craigslist DJs: we've all heard the Craigslist DJ stories. Many people say "check Craigslist, if you want to find cheaper DJs." Why does Craigslist have this reputation? Do only new or inexperienced DJs post their "ads" on Craigslist? Do reputable DJ companies use it, too? Should you bother with posting on CL? There's no right or wrong answer. My answer is, it depends. Let me break down the answers to these common questions and explain what we do and why. Why does Craigslist have this reputation?   Everyone knows that Craigslist is a website you visit to find used items that people are selling. You would never shop for the "best" anything at a garage sale, would you? Probably not. Sure, we've all heard that one DJ who found this awesome record (back when every DJ collected records) at a garage sale, flea market, or at a Goodwill; however, it's a rare find. Craigs ... [read more]
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Competitors or Friends Part 1

December 14, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Competitors or Friends - What Do You Want? The year was 2002.  My wife and I had just had our first born, a son named Hunter.  At that point I took stock of my life and made the (hard at the time) decision to move our family from where we had built a life in Metro Detroit to drop roots in either the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or my home state of Maine.  It took a LOT of discussion with her and I together to make the decision and was a hard choice but IMO in the end it was the RIGHT choice for us.  I LOVE Maine...but more as a place to say where I'm from and vi ... [read more]
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Using Serato DJ’s Beat Jump Feature for Blends

December 14, 2017 by DJcity
Serato DJ has a Beat Jump feature which you can use for blending over two tracks. Check out Mojaxx' tutorial:  (more…) ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Sell The Add On Before You Buy It.

December 14, 2017 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. Had a conversation this morning with my man Pulse at Tall Music, DJ Pulse, Christian, another demonstrator with Pioneer, the man and we were talking about uplighting and selling and one of the things that I found works really well is not only doing a site inspection towards the actual day, but you know what, contact clients in front, meaning clients that you have in the next four months, five months, six months a year and see where they are with lighting. If you want to get into uplighting, you need to know that you can sell it and the best way to know you can sell it is to have clients in the future buy it already. So let's say you want to buy 10 lights, it's going to cost you $1,000 for numbers, call your clients and offer them a now special. You're going to offer them 10 uplights for $300. Well, if you have 10 clients buy that, it's a no-brainer, go buy the ... [read more]
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Self Criticism: How Much is Enough?

December 13, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
Last week, I wrote an article about taking on an event last minute that in retrospect I felt I shouldn't have taken. Surprisingly, the comments section for the article took a direction I didn't originally anticipate and exploded with comments insisting that I was being to hard on myself. But was I? It's hard to define the exact place where our self criticism crosses the line into beating ourselves up. For every person that line may be in a different place, but the line exists for everyone. We will all have times where our behavior, actions, or performance don't quite measure up to our internal standards. For me, my wedding two weekends ago was one of those moments. While I chose to use that experience to learn and grow, many felt that my assessment of my performance was simply too harsh. To those who felt that way I ask "Who knows myself better than I?" Each of you reading this ... [read more]
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WINK™ – Blizzard’s New Slick, Sophisticated Mini Moving Head

December 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - Sometimes, the smallest most subtle things are the ones that hit where it counts. Proof: Blizzard Lighting’s newest LED moving head, WINK™ will get your rig noticed from across the room in the blink of an eye. Well endowed with a 60W 4-in-1 RGBW LED in the center plus a 4x segment pixel mappable LED ring with a total of 8x 0.5W RGB LEDs, WINK™ packs slick moves and eye candy effects into a tour-ready-but-tiny housing. WINK™’s 5-45° motorized zoom creates exceptionally bright beams and stunning wash effects that will really reel ‘em in.   WINK™’s dancefloor moves are nothing to scoff at, either. With blazing fast 540°/270° + infinite pan and tilt, WI ... [read more]
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Ohms, Amps, Volts and Watts

December 13, 2017 by Ben Stowe, CTS
Electricity is the lifeblood of the systems we run, so having a basic understanding of it can be very helpful for engineering and operating reliable systems. Moreso, it can be essential in troubleshooting them when things go wrong. While there are a great many electrical terms, four fundamentally important ones are Ohms, Volts, Amps and Watts. These are all units of measure and they are intertwined in electrical relationships known as Ohm’s Law and Watts Law. Ohms law tells us that Ohms are equal to volts divided by amps, while Watts law tells us that Watts are equal to Volts x Amps. Using these two basic formulas, we can calculate to find 2 unknown values if we know any other 2. Named for Georg Sim ... [read more]
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Mobile Beat Las Vegas Overlaps Photo Booth Expo. Everyone Wins!

December 12, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
With the Mobile Beat Las Vegas show just a couple of months away, the news just keeps getting better. For the first time ever, the Photo Booth Expo and Mobile Beat Las Vegas will share the same week, creating an exceptional business-building and networking opportunity for DJs who are also Photo Booth Operators. Each show runs four days—the Photo Booth Expo starts March 11th at the Westgate with Mobile Beat Las Vegas opening a day later at the Tropicana. The Las Vegas Monorail, which stops at the Westgate and MGM makes getting from one event to the other easy peasy. To encourage attendees to visit the exhibits at both shows, Mobile Beat's Ryan Burger and his PBX counter part, Rob Savickis, have agreed to honor each others exhibit and full show badges—so when you buy a pass to one event, you'll automatically get a fre ... [read more]
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If DJs Charged Like Well Drillers…

December 12, 2017 by Robert Lindquist
When you live outside the service area of the municipal water supplier (as I do), having a well is an accepted part of life. Without good water, life in the country can begin to quickly lose it’s charm. So, where am I going this is? Long story-short: We have a piece of land that we’re thinking of developing, I needed a well, so I called a local driller to scope it out and give me an estimate. As this particular company has sunk most of the wells in our area, they have a thick log book with all sorts of well depth and water quality data. It took him less than 10 minutes to stake out a location. Just as he attached a flag to mark the spot, he turned ... [read more]