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Mobile Beat

This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.




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ADJ Heads to LDI 2017 With Two Innovative New Video and Lighting Product Ranges

November 16, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Since 1988 Live Design International (LDI) has welcomed lighting and video professionals from around the globe to its annual trade show and conference. ADJ will once again have a significant presence at the 2017 show, debuting two pioneering new product ranges as well as showcasing other exciting new recent additions to the company’s expansive portfolio of lighting, video and effects equipment. Having enjoyed huge success with the AV Series of LED video panels over the last few years, ADJ will use this year’s LDI to launch a brand new video panel range, the Design Series. This innovative system comprises four modular panels of different shapes that can be combined together to create video screens of almost any conceivable shape. The DS4 (square), DS4T (triangle), DS4QC<... [read more]
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Blizzard Lighting’s 8-Bit LDI Appearance

November 15, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - PRESS START! LDI 2017 is here and Blizzard is back with another epic booth design. They’ve also “levelled up” with a load of new fixtures to match. Plus, it’s all wrapped in plenty of 8-bit nostalgia including an ENORMOUS 26-foot tall, video wall covered 3-D “Q-Bert” style pyramid! Get your game off to a great start with WINK™, a slick and powerful moving head with blazing fast 540°/270°+infinite pan and tilt! This mover comes loaded with a 60W 4-in-1 RGBW main LED with motorized 5-45° zoom. A four segment pixel-mappable LED ring with a total of 8x 0.5W RGB LEDs adds even more personality and flair, just like your favorite 8-bit console heroes. If you’ve got quarters left in your pocket, Blizzard’s brand new Aria™ Profile series deserves a look... [read more]
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Gear It First Covers FlutterFETTI!

November 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Confetti is an INCREDIBLE upsell and FlutterFETTI is the BEST! FlutterFETTI makes their confetti in the USA and provides confetti for celebrities, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. 1See this awesome tour + real-life product demo from GearItFirst! ... [read more]
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CHAUVET Professional Showcases New Maverick Fixtures and Video Tiles At LDI

November 6, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LAS VEGAS – (For Immediate Release) – From a wash-beam effect with a ring of nine LEDs and continuous 360° pan/tilt movement, to an indoor/outdoor video panel with magnetic LED modules, CHAUVET Professional will be showcasing a wide array of groundbreaking solutions for lighting professionals at this year’s LDI show.   Certain to attract instant attention at the company’s LDI booth (1415) is the new Maverick MK Pyxis. Featuring a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features, the new fixture produces an seemingly endless array of looks and can fill a variety of roles from beam, to wash, to set piece effect. read more]
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MWM announces the release of its new Mixfader add-on: Mixfader ProLink

November 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
MWM offers fresh possibilities to Mixfader with its new product: ProLink, available for pre-order from November 6th, on shop.themixfader.com. Thursday, November 2, 2017 — MWM, the world’s number 8 mobile music app publisher and creator of Mixfader - the first connected portable crossfader - continues to innovate in the scratching field, announcing today, the official release of Mixfader ProLink. ProLink: a unique way to scratch with Mixfader. With Mixfader, MWM  made the wager to create the first wireless connected crossfader. Two years after its first release, Mixfader has found its place in the scratching world, and has helped democratize the practice. Today, with ProLink, MWM offers a new scratching solution for portablists, more effective than ever. Mixfader ProLink possesses two analog input... [read more]
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Announcing Ableton Live 10

November 2, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Ableton has announced the much-anticipated next version of Live, the company’s software for music creation and performance. Live 10 introduces four new devices, a completely re-designed sound library, workflow-accelerating refinements and more. Improvements to Push allow more of the music creation process to happen away from the computer and a fully-integrated Max for Live means unlimited potential comes built into Live. See what’s new in Live 10 › Ableton is also promoting a special offer during the run-up to the release of Live 10. Users can save 20% on Live 9 and receive a free upgrade to Liv... [read more]
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Mobile Beat’s Crowdpleasers: Cueing Up a New Tradition!

November 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LAS VEGAS: Hey, interactive DJs, get ready... Here's YOUR chance to take the stage at Mobile Beat Las Vegas! (Monday, March 12 thru Thursday, March 15, 2018) At MBLV, for the last few years, the DJ Takeover has provided an intimate setting where DJs could demonstrate their mixing skills; and for the first 10 years of the show, the DJ All-Stars featured interactive DJs sharing energetic, (usually) entertaining dances, games and more. But in March 2018, at MBLV22, we will present a new performance showcase: "Mobile Beat's Crowdpleasers." Leave those cheesy skits at home... This is the beginning of a NEW MBLV tradition: an event that shows off the truly versatile skills of the professional mobile entertainer. Mobile Beat's Crowdpleasers will be presente... [read more]
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CHAUVET DJ To Showcase New Eve Series Fixtures, Along With Atmospherics and Washes At LDI

October 31, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LAS VEGAS – A collection of powerful new par washes and atmospheric effects designed to offer cost-effective design solutions for the event lighting market are among the innovative offerings that will highlight the CHAUVET DJ booth (1415) at LDI 2017. Covering a range of color options, the new Eve units include the 130W tri-color Eve P-130, the 140W variable white Eve P-140 and the 150W ultraviolet Eve P-150 UV. The three new Eve units have a bright, flicker-free output that makes them well-suited for events of all sizes as well as stage productions. All the fixtures are fan free and silent for use in video recording applications. Interc... [read more]
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VocoPro Delivers Three New Affordable All-Inclusive Digital Wireless Mic Systems with the Choice of One, Two or Four Mics or Instrument Packs

October 30, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Oct. 30, 2017—For singers and bands wanting to experience full digital wireless, but on a working band budget, audio leader VocoPro today announced its new Digital 31,32 and 34 product line, giving the choice of one, two or four wireless mics (or instruments) in one integrated all-inclusive system. For more information, please visit www.vocopro.com. This fully digital wireless system, operating in the future-proof 900 MHz range, has everything needed to go completely wireless including handheld microphone(s) and wireless bodypack(s) with headset mic(s) as well as instrument cable(s). Known for... [read more]
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2017 State of the DJ Industry Predictions and Results

October 26, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Please note that this was written and released nearly 12 months ago.  Lets see how it stands up.  And to participate in this years survey check out https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018stateofthedjindustry Here is Mobile Beat's Matt Martindale, and what turned out to be a very accurate market prediction for 2017 from his work on the State of the Industry Survey and data analysis from nearly 1,300  surveys completed. The sentiment for the DJ industry seems to be hinged on the perception (and ... [read more]