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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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It’s a love affair – DJs and card games

August 16, 2018 by Mobile Beat
[caption id="attachment_117148" align="alignleft" width="468"]Photo by lasvegasvegas.com / CC BY SA-2.0 Vanessa Rousso is one of many DJs with a passion for poker[/caption] I’ve noticed a real connection developing recently between DJs and that good ol’ card game - Poker. Whether they’re cropping up in professional tournaments or indulging in a good game or two on tour, there’s no doubt in my mind the DJ’s are really drawn to this classic form of entertainment.  So who are the players that wind down from the decks by playing a hand of Texas Hold ‘Em?  &... [read more]
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Denon DJ – Soundswitch and StageLinq!

August 14, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (August 14, 2018)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that their proprietary StageLinq communication protocol now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with their own SoundSwitch lighting and 3rdparty Resolume video software, giving the DJ absolutely unequaled, complete control over all their lighting and video effects. Following its successful collaboration with ‘Timecode’ software, StageLinq’s ability to feed data to these software plug-ins, coupled with Denon DJ’s Prime Series gear, ensures every aspect of the performance—music, lighting and video—is coordinated and controlled for maximum audio-visual impact. The combination of Denon DJ Prime hardware and the StageLinq-SoundSwitch-Resolume s... [read more]
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ADJ Releases myDMX-RM, A Powerful New Standalone Interface For myDMX 3.0

August 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the release of its new myDMX-RM lighting control interface that not only acts as a hardware dongle for the myDMX 3.0 software but also offers internal storage with 16 programmable trigger buttons. This makes the unit ideal for use in a wide variety of situations where simple, standalone lighting control is required. myDMX is ADJ’s extremely popular multi-platform DMX control software / hardware system (Windows and Mac OSX compatible) that offers an easy-to-use interface, powerful features and an affordable price tag. Featuring a large library of fixture profiles – as well as a custom Profile Editor – it is easy to setup myDMX to control any DMX-compatible lighting or effects equipment. An intuitive interface and powerful features (including a drag-and-drop effects generator... [read more]
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Denon DJ SC5000M Prime combines DIgital tech and Legacy Vinyl Performance

August 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (August 9, 2018)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their revolutionary SC5000M Motorized Platter, DJ Media Player. Based on the multi tech award-winning SC5000 Prime, the new SC5000M Prime brings DJs the true essence of vinyl-based turntable performance, combined with ultimate creative control over their digital music files. DJs and Turntablists wanting motorized control on a Pro media player will applaud the SC5000M’s ultra-high-resolution platter response and authentic vinyl experience, in both the live... [read more]
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PCDJ releases next version – and you need to check it out!

July 31, 2018 by Mobile Beat
"We’ve gone well beyond creating simple DJ Mixing Software. DEX 3 is live performance entertainment software designed for today’s versatile Mobile DJ, and a great fit for venue installation,” says Digital 1 Audio’s General Manager Ryan Sherr. "The value in having one software, one robust product, that provides all the tools a DJ needs to perform with music, music videos, and host karaoke, with or without one of the 100+ supported DJ Controllers, is tremendous. In DEX 3.11 we’ve fine-tuned karaoke support, including support for the Party Tyme Karaoke Subscription service, which provides in-app access to over 15,000 HD quality ... [read more]
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Blizzard Goes Diva!

July 26, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, Wis. July 25, 2018 – Cher, Madonna, Sting, Bono… what do they all have in common? They’re incredibly pretentious. But they’re allowed to be pretentious because they are the best. They’re Icons. Well, except Bono. In that vein, following explosive growth in the LED pro and entertainment lighting industry over the past 8 years Blizzard Lighting announced a major change. With an ever-expanding product line including IRiS™ LED indoor and outdoor video wall panels, the company is thrusting itself into a new iconosphere and will now be known simply as Blizzard. Blizzard CEO & Chairman of the Bored Will Komassa made the announcement to the staff and assembled media throng from the deck of the above ground pool at his vacation home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
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Keep Your Head in the Game – Ryan Burger

July 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
It’s always interesting to talk to other event industry members and find out how they connect up with the DJ community. At the recent Wedding MBA show, I talked to Drew Prickett of the online business management system 17hats, along with the company’s founder, Donovan Janus. They filled me in on what 17hats is all about and how it got started. “We were kind of stuck in traffic coming up with a name,” Donovan Janus recalled. “I wanted a name that was kind of original and a kind that tells you what it's about. And yes, as owner, you wear many different hats. So, 17hats was born, and I think the most important thing was the domain nam... [read more]
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Connecting Music to Emotion

July 10, 2018 by Mobile Beat
“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Nietzsche Despite the obvious negative implication this can have for the deaf, this is generally a statement which we can get behind. We've all had moments where music has driven us to strong emotion, to tears or anger, to bring up feelings of love or loneliness, and to help us connect with our fellow man. But what is it that makes music such an effective method of manipulating the inner workings of our mind, of changing or reinforcing our moods? How is it that DJs and other musicians can take advantage of this for a greater impact? In this article, we aim to take a look. The Basics of Recognition To understand the most basic aspects of how music and sound affect our brains we n... [read more]
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ADJ Lighting Now Distribute A Wide Range of ArKaos Products For Total Video System Solutions

July 6, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Products is pleased to announce the distribution of a wide range of ArKaos products, included several software titles, media servers, for the U.S. and Mexico. ADJ Products has been successfully offering ArKaos Grand VJ2, Grand VJ XT and LED Master software titles for the past several years. Now that ADJ Products has entered into a distribution agreement with ArKaos, the company can offer a wider range of ArKaos products to the entire ADJ Products dealer network in the United States and Mexico including a full suite of software titles and media servers. “With the tremendous growth of the AV Series and Design Series video panel syste... [read more]
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Rane DJ Scratches in White!

June 28, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Specially-designed white acrylic control disc makes scratching easier than ever, with great grip, contrasting black marker on white and complete immunity from warping. CUMBERLAND, RI USA (June 27, 2018)—Rane DJ (Rane), the established innovator in the DJ industry, noted for their standard-setting solutions coupled with unequalled reliability and customer service, today announced the immediate availability of their new white acrylic control disc for the TWELVE motorized platter. This newly-designed disc raises the performance to a higher level than ever, even surpassing the already-excellent current implementation. After using it, many of the best scratch DJs in the world agree that this is an amazing new take on vinyl. With a dynamic, contrasting black marker line on white, seeing your scratch marker... [read more]