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MOBILE BEAT #198 – SEPTEMBER 2018

September 30, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #198 - SEPTEMBER 2018

Fine-Tuning You

As the school year starts for many, if not most of us, in some way (my wife, a music teacher, is adjusting to her new schedule, while my two-year-old son is into the routine at his new daycare), we're aiming this Mobile Beat issue at education and transition. Hopefully you'll find some useful ideas inside! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief TEACHING, LEARNING, ADJUSTING YOUR ATTITUDE Six Keys to Creating a Successful DJ Training Program - Mike Walter Experience Is Still The Best Teacher - Stu Chisholm Open Yourself U... [read more]
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Pioneer DJ Announces New Portable XDJ-RR Controller

September 5, 2018 by Dan Walsh
TORRANCE, CA, (September 5, 2018):  If you want to make the transition from playing at home to performing at parties, bars and eventually clubs, our new XDJ-RR 2-channel all-in-one DJ system for rekordboxTM is the ideal solution for you. The system inherits all the basic features from our club-standard NXS2 set-up and packs them into a lightweight, portable body that’s easy to take to parties and gigs as you progress through the DJ ranks. The XDJ-RR offers you flexibility, so you can practice and perform however you prefer. It’s compatible with our professional performance application rekordbox dj (license included) but if you ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #197 – AUGUST 2018

August 29, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #197 - AUGUST 2018

Reflecting on Visuals: Photo & Video in the Spotlight

Mobile Beat is certainly a lean, (not so) mean, stripped-down machine these days, so occasionally Publisher Ryan Burger says, "Dan, don't worry if the issue is a little short, let's just get 'er done..." Such was the case with this summertime issue. Unfortunately(?), I was showered with so much great content, on so many different aspects of video and photography as they relate to DJs, that I just HAD to get it all in. But I think you'll be thanking me after you check it out. (Sorry Ryan.) ~ Dan Wals... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #196 – JULY 2018

July 31, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #196 - JULY 2018

ENTERTAINING YOUTH

This sleak summer issue of MB is laser-focused on the youth event market. Inside you'll find a ton of great ideas and good advice for successfully entertaining the younger crowd. Get ready to rock... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ENTERTAINING YOUTH Kid Rock - Stu Chisholm Oontz Oontz: Kids’ DJ School Is In Session - Staci Nichols Musical Prudence for Youth Events - Jay Maxwell Successful Trivia Shows with Teens - Rob Johnson Bubbling Up the Fun at Kids’ Events - Matt Martindale Party Pumpers! - Mike “Dr Frankenstand” Ryan ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #195 – JUNE 2018

June 30, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #195 - JUNE 2018

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

This issue ended up as a bit of a smorgasbord (translation: an unexpected mix of goodies), but the articles all share something in common: a certain unique angle on the DJ business or other areas of entertainment interest. Along the way we offer some interestingly relevant ideas from some truly unique characters. Served up for your summer-time enjoyment... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Beginning the Cruise DJ Adventure - DJ Dayna Hiring the Right People - Daniel Fullard Branding with Gene Simmons - Mike Co... [read more]
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Getting Control of the Situation – By Dan Walsh

June 5, 2018 by Dan Walsh
Hey young DJs, gather round for a story about long ago...Once upon a time, Mobile Beat was one of the few places where DJs could find info on the latest and greatest gear, to help them make purchase decisions. Then, a wondrous thing, called the World Wide Web, arrived. Soon this web became the primary source for every kind of information, for DJs, just like everyone else. Thus the need for Mobile Beat's “DJ Shopper” features faded. The magazine still discusses tech stuff, but not as the primary source of buying assistance for our readers. But that's ok. Thankfully, there are still plenty of gear-related topics to talk about on these pages. In th... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #194 – MAY 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #194 - MAY 2018

WEDDING DJ SECRETS

While you'll find wedding DJ stuff in just about every issue of Mobile Beat, this one is our regular closer look at rocking your receptions. We are confident you will find at least one new tip or trick in these digital pages to help you improve your wedding reception performance or get more and better wedding gigs!. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief   WEDDING DJ SECRETS How to Have an Awesome Reception: 3 Keys for Couples - Matt Martindale A Dream Wedding: It Takes More than Magic - Jay Maxwell “Why Should I Hire You?” - Stu ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #195 – JUNE 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #195 - JUNE 2018

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

This issue ended up as a bit of a smorgasbord (translation: an unexpected mix of goodies), but the articles all share something in common: a certain unique angle on the DJ business or other areas of entertainment interest. Along the way we offer some interestingly relevant ideas from some truly unique characters. Served up for your summer-time enjoyment... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Beginning the Cruise DJ Adventure - DJ Dayna Hiring the Right People - Daniel Fullard Branding with Gene Simmons - Mike Co... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #194 – MAY 2018

May 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #194 - MAY 2018

WEDDING DJ SECRETS

While you'll find wedding DJ stuff in just about every issue of Mobile Beat, this one is our regular closer look at rocking your receptions. We are confident you will find at least one new tip or trick in these digital pages to help you improve your wedding reception performance or get more and better wedding gigs!. ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief   WEDDING DJ SECRETS How to Have an Awesome Reception: 3 Keys for Couples - Matt Martindale A Dream Wedding: It Takes More than Magic - Jay Maxwell “Why Should I Hire You?” - Stu ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #193 – APRIL 2018

April 26, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #193 - APRIL 2018

THE MUSIC ISSUE

This issue is almost completely dedicated to music, which continues to be the lifeblood of mobile DJing. We continue our tradition of featuring lists of the previous year's most-requested music, with help from our friends at DJ Intelligence, who have once again provided the data, based on hundreds of thousands of events logged in their online system. This year, however, we've included extended listings for the categories beyond the essential Top 200. Enjoy! We're also looking at an issue growing... [read more]