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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 Expands COB LED Par Can Series With New RGBW Color Mixing Models

October 11, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Following the success of the original PAR Z100 series of par can fixtures powered by modern warm white COB LEDs, ADJ is pleased to announce the introduction of two new models offering RGBW color mixing. Providing lighting and stage designers the look of traditional par cans but with the technological advantages of LED light sources, the PAR Z120 RGBW and PAR ZP120 RGBW provide a modern twist on this iconic lighting fixture. Both models are housed in authentic metal cases that are the same size and shape as traditional PAR 64 fixtures. The PAR Z120 RGBW features a subtle matt black paint finish, making it ideal for inconspicuous stage lighting... [read more]
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Akai Professional FIRE released this week!

September 27, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (September 27, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced their newest product, the Akai Fire. Created in close collaboration with software manufacturer Image-Line, Fire finally gives FL Studio producers a dedicated hardware controller - designed to speed up the creative workflow and enhance the overall user experience. Released shortly after the successful launch of FL Studio 20, Fire celebrates the highly-anticipated arrival of FL Studio to the Mac OS platform, creating a completely new, hands-on way to interact with the popular DAW for PC and Mac users alike. Featuring plug-and-play integration, at the heart of Fire is a 4x16 velocity-sensitive RGB pad matrix. Quickly input patterns on the Step Sequencer or swit... [read more]
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NOW STREAMING: Electro-Voice adds Bluetooth audio streaming models to best-selling ZLX speaker series

September 24, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ZLX series expands with two new Bluetooth audio streaming models: ZLX-12BT and ZLX-15BT Wireless convenience with best-in-class Electro-Voice sound quality New models build on industry-leading ZLX feature set Burnsville, MN, September 2018: Electro-Voice has announced two new additions to its ZLX series -- the world's best-selling portable powered PA speakers: ZLX-12BT (12-inch 2-way) and ZLX-15BT (15-inch 2-way), both Bluetooth-equipped for audio streaming from any mobile device. The BT models combine the superior components, coverage and clarity of the standard ZLX models with the latest Bluetooth technology to deliver the lowest-noise, h... [read more]
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Entour Faze new from ADJ

September 5, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest addition to the company’s Entour range of professional effect generation equipment. The Entour Faze is a robust and affordable portable faze machine, with patent pending rapid heater technology, that creates a thin mist of atmospheric haze using regular water-based fog fluid. It is ideal for installation in a wide variety of venues, including bars, lounges, clubs, entertainment centers, community theatres and churches, and is also suitable for mobile use by entertainers and production companies. The new Entour Faze builds on the success of the popular Entourage professional touring faze machine... [read more]
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Yamaha now shipping new DZR and DXS-XLF powered speakers

September 4, 2018 by Mobile Beat
BUENA PARK, Calif. (August 31, 2018) — Yamaha today announced that the company has begun shipment of the new lines of powered (DZR/DXS-XLF) and passive (CZR/CXS-XLF) loudspeakers and subwoofers, offering enhanced performance and professional sound quality. The DZR line of powered speakers, along with the DXS-XLF powered subwoofers, use high-performance components and the latest DSP to provide superior audio quality. The digital processing in all powered models – both speakers and subwoofers – is all done at 96kHz. This exceptionally high speed, combined with the newly developed Advanced FIR-X tuning technology, minimizes latency and phase dis... [read more]
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Sound Choice to release new KJ Tracks!

August 24, 2018 by Mobile Beat
First - new songs.  We are slowly getting rough draft license agreements for new songs and just received our first fully executed copy.   We have requests out for over 30 songs with some songs listing 5 or more publishers.  Many people are not aware but we have to have formal contracts with all of the publishers (who represent the song writers) covering 100% of the rights holders so that everybody gets paid their share of royalties and we avoid any infringement claims.  That process often takes a long time (frequently months), but karaoke does not generate the revenues it should, given how many venues and hosts offer karaoke, so the licenses are low priority for many publishers. We're going as fast as we can, but obtaining karaoke sync rights is the first obstacle on the way to making new karaoke music.... [read more]
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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]