Brian S. Redd


Brian S. Redd

Although he can be seen Djing in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or even the UK & Europe, DJ Brian Redd is proud to call Milwaukee home. Brian specializes in mobile events such as wedding receptions, corporate events, quinceañeras, parties and special occasions. He has also been a resident DJ at several major Milwaukee night clubs and also performs at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. From the beginning Brian has had a passion for music. His talent emerged at the young age of 13 when he was asked to DJ at a local skating rink. After realizing his calling he progressed on to weddings and mobile gigs and by age 18 he was DJing regularly at nightclubs. He understands people & what motivates them music wise, which helps keep them on the dance floor. Brian has been recognized for his work in various DJ publications both domestic and abroad. He has made a name for himself in the DJ community where he is known and respected as an industry consultant. This recognition has led to his contributions as a writer for Disc Jockey News. A true international DJ, Brian travels worldwide to not only perform but to educate and share industry ideas and concepts with DJs everywhere. His career has gone to the next level working with industry leading manufactures bringing new products and services to his peers helping them become better DJs.




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Triangular Truss Warming SOLVED! – ADJ Saber Spot RGBW FITS Great

September 25, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

Hey, Brian S. Redd, thanks for your post on the video for the Saber Spot RGBW and it turns out, Jack Wilson is right. You can put a Saber Spot RGBW in an F33 triangle truss as you see here. You can also put it in an F23 triangle truss by removing the brackets and stands. So there you have it, an RGBW fixture inside a triangle truss and that is the Saber Spot RGBW.

That of course was Jose Heredia at ADJ and wow, really formal with that Brian S. Redd thing. But anyway, there you go. If you're looking to warm up your triangular truss, here's the perfect solution for you. It fits right inside. Its quad LED and I think you'd be real happy with it at MAP $139.99. So there's video for you; how to [warm ?] your triangular truss. There's your answer.

Thanks for watch... [read more]

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DJ Help – Light Tree Cable Management Ideas

September 18, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

One question that comes up a lot is how can I warm up my triangular truss? Meaning what kind of light fixture can I put inside of a triangular truss to illuminate it? There's all kinds of cool stuff out there for box trussing, but for the triangular stuff, you're kind of limited. The other day, I did a video on this light right here, the Saber Spot RGBW and I showed how you could use it as a really cool mirror ball pin spot or a wash fixture or an uplight. Jack Wilson, from FPTUK, popped in and said, well, how about putting it inside of a triangular truss? Great idea.

But to test this, I need [a stick of triangular truss ?] and I don't have one, but I know someone who does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_HmmM-2HNU... [read more]
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DJ Lighting – Name Brand Fixtures Vs Direct From China

September 11, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

Sometimes I see videos or pictures on social media where I'll see something like this. You'll have a beautiful façade in front of the DJ booth. Maybe even Scrim speaker stands and a light tree that has some fixtures on it that do the job. This may not be your style or what you would choose and I just kind of threw this together, but it gives you an idea; a light tree with some effects on it.

One thing that people still tend to skip, and I wanted to just point this out today, is cable management. Let me turn a light on. You can see a little better now. Nothing was done with these cables. And if you're saying to yourself, well, yeah, this is 101, great, but you know you may be missing some things on your setup as well and I'll pick on you another day. But I wanted to help. I wa... [read more]

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CSL XLR Cable Tester – For DMX or Audio 3 Pin XLR Cables

September 4, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
Now, here's something that I've been meaning to show you guys for a long time, I just haven't had the opportunity. The opportunity came up this weekend. Check this out. This is the CSL XLR cable tester. It tests XLR cables, DMX and audio. Here's how it works. Here's your female end. Looks just like an XLR end. And here's your male end. Now, on the end of the male end, you've got two little LEDs up here; an amber and a red. Let's have a look at a DMX cable. This is an Accu-Cable, 10 foot XLR cable. We'll do this one first. Going to go ahead and plug the female end here and then here's the male end of our cable tester. When I do that, look, we have an amber and a red LED that comes on. That means that this cable is fine, no problem. Next up, we're going to do this [inaudible] cable and go ahead and do the sa... [read more]
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Uplighting Alternatives – Room Washes With Fewer Fixtures & LSF

August 28, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

I was talking to this friend of mine who does uplighting in banquet halls for maybe up to 200 people and he uses 36 LED fixtures to achieve this. I said to him, look, with 36 fixtures, you can't possibly be creating focal point in a room anywhere. All you're really doing is evenly spacing 36 fixtures around the room and essentially creating a blue room. He said, yeah, but my clients like blue rooms. Now, that got me thinking. There's probably an easier way to create a blue room where you can use like maybe one to six fixtures. Now, one way to do this would be to use large, LED fixtures and what's called LSF or light shaping filters.

So for demonstration purposes, today everybody get a look at this handsome boy right here. This is the 18P Hex. It has 18, twelve watt hex LEDs in... [read more]

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DJ Lighting Help – Why Most Fixtures Don’t Come On Right Away

August 21, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

So I got a real good question on Facebook the other day. Somebody who is brand new to DJ'ing and lighting is asking me, how come my light fixtures don't come on right away when I power them up? So every fixture acts a little different. I'll try to give you a little explanation on this. For demonstration purposes today, we're going to use this 18J PS1000 [ph] controller, probably from the late '80s, early '90s, because it's a simple on and off switch. It's basically hit the switch. The outlet in the back powers up and the fixture comes on. I used one of these for quite a few years. So let me show you a fixture that comes on right away when you power it up. It's this little 80J effects beam [ph]. Oops, there we go. Look at that. I hit the switch, it comes on immediately. Now, this thing can strobe... [read more]

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ADJ 18P Hex With a Dotz Par RF Remote – Room Wash, Blackout, Fades and Color Change

August 14, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

Now, I did a video awhile back on the 18P Hex and showed how you can increase the Beam Angle from 25 degrees to 60 degrees and basically create a room wash. I feel like this is a much better way to create something like a green room, in this case, than by putting 30 uplights around the room making it green. This is a lot easier; one light and done. But what I didn't show you is that this fixture is also compatible with the Dotz Par RC Remote, which is very cool. So we can do things like blackout. And this is RC, you don't have to be right next to it to do this. There's our light again. Let's say we want to do a fade. We just simply press the fade button and the light goes into a fade for something like a slow dance. We have sound active as well, which I can't show you, because I don't have any m... [read more]

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Easy Uplighting For Beginners – NO DMX, Static Color & Internal Programs

July 25, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
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