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Denon DJ Prime 4 Upgrades Connectivity, Adds Streaming

September 5, 2019 by Dan Walsh
DENON DJ® v1.4 FIRMWARE PUBLIC BETA RELEASE BRINGS TIDAL STREAMING SUPPORT FOR PRIME 4 STANDALONE DJ HARDWARE  PRIME 4 now WiFi-activated and enabled for TIDAL music streaming service  Cumberland RI, USA (September 5, 2019)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced its Prime 4 smart controller is now enabled for both hard-wired and Wi-Fi internet connection, via a new v1.4 Firmware update. This update, delivered within a forum-based public beta initiative, brings the global stream and entertainment platform TIDAL—the first of Denon DJ’s premium content streaming partners— to the Prime 4, with SC5000 and SC5000M support to follow in short order. Both the beta group members and current Prime Series users (following product registrat... [read more]
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DJ PPC Tip: Use Negative Keywords to Stop Wasting Money

September 1, 2019 by Matthew Campbell
In my last article, you learned about keyword phrase match types to help stop spending money wastefully in Google Ads with your target keywords.  Today, I will cover how to add negative keywords so that your ads do not show in searches that will not result in a lead or are irrelevant to your business.   Negative keywords prevent your ads from displaying for particular keywords and keyword phrases that you indicate in a negative keyword list. Before adding negative keywords, you first must know what searches your ads are showing for in Google.  To do so, you must navigate to the search terms report. Sign in to your Google Ads account. Click All Campaigns in the navigation pane on the left, then click Keywords in the page menu. Click Search terms at the top of the page. [caption id=... [read more]
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19 Things You Can Do This Fall To Improve Your Business

September 1, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
September in New England usually means wedding season is starting to wind down, school dances are back in full swing and it's time to think about Holiday parties. After a busy summer season it's a good idea to look around your office and catch up some things you've let slide. There's equipment to be fixed, things to be cleaned, social media and marketing to catch up on, etc. Time to switch gears a little. Here is a really spot on list of ideas from a marketing website I follow. I firmly believe that to truly grow your business, you need to digest content from a variety of sources. I came across Josh Pather on Instagram a few months ago. Not all of h... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #209 – ONLINE NOW

August 31, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Comparison / Contrast for DJs Way back when, as a freshman in college, my first writing prof introduced me to the wonders of the "comparison/contrast" essay: It's where you take a look at the similarities and/or differences between two things or subjects as a way to express some interesting truth about them. This Mobile Beat issue, which I originally thought would be a bunch of unrelated articles, actually offers a pretty good helping of comparisons and contrasts: competition/teamwork, cutting-edge quick mixing/crowd-pleasing classic song lists, how to build company culture/how NOT to build company culture, and so on. We even profile a solo operator... [read more]
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The 5 most underrated sites for EDM music

August 31, 2019 by Mobile Beat
We all need a bit of music in our lives, be it to brighten up a gloomy day or help alleviate the pain of a long car journey. Put simply, music - and in this case, electronic dance music - is the perfect accompaniment to any day. Life would be extremely dull without it, right? But not all of us are listening to our favourite artists via the same platforms and various services out there that provide the music we know and love. One more notable way some of us are accessing music is through the use of torrent sites as they allow us to find a whole host of songs, usually for free of charge, and at the touch of a button or two. Torrent sites are convenient, easily accessible and have a vast array of tunes to search for and, subsequently, download. Some torrent sites might not be accessible inside or outside o... [read more]
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I’ve Never Really Been a PC Guy

August 26, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
I'll bet that at least half of the people that read the title of this blog thought I was writing about computers and the other half thought I was writing about political correctness. The previous statement clearly demonstrates two important miscommunication principles. 1. Misinterpretation and 2. Not saying what you mean. The folks that guessed political correctness would be right (I've never owned a Mac, but I do have an iPad, iPhone and two iPods). I admit I swear like a sailor on shore leave and I'm sarcastic to a fault. Ask my wife. Maybe it's the generation I grew up in or maybe I'm just getting old and grumpy (more likely) but I was rais... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Moving Serato Cue Points In Internal Mode

August 22, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. A little Serato, a little DJ during Scratch Live, but the same principle holds for Serato DJ. If you look up here, I've made a mistake, I have marked cue points out of order and I don't know if you've ever done this, but I've suddenly gone to Q2 and made it for Q3 and Q1 is suddenly Q4. So a lot of people say, I've got to kill them and then go back and redo them. Well, this is going to be an under a minute tip, because if you take your mouse like this and you realize you want this one first, drag it. I hope you guys can see this, try it again. Drag it up and it switches. So you can switch the cues all day long, make them any direction you want and what'll happen is it'll light up on the controller you're using on your cue markers in order. So if you're going off colors, if you're going off controll... [read more]
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Smart DJ Tips: How Many Lights Should You Use?

August 17, 2019 by Jason Rubio
When it comes to DJ dance floor lighting, there are a wide variety of opinions on how much a DJ should bring. Some DJs say you should not bring a lot of lighting, while others may bring a ton of lighting. Yet others may bring no lighting at all unless the client pays for it. I've seen a variety of setups and there is no 100% correct answer, honestly. How much lighting you bring should be a decision for you and your client. You certainly need to ask your client what their expectations are, what their vision is, etc. One thing you don't want to do is assume you know what they want! Sure, you may bring the exact same setup to every gig, but should you? For our company, Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, we do not bring the same setup every time. Let me explain why. We always check in with our client and... [read more]
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Do DJ’s Make Great Lawyers?

August 16, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
First, I would like to apologize to any disc jockeys that actually are lawyers. This blog isn't really about you, but it does pertain to you. There was a good discussion on one of the several thousand DJ forums I belong to about DJs offering legal advice or stating something is against the law without offering any proof. These strands start off innocently enough with someone posting a question about the rules on using a particular piece of gear at an event or about music, files, streaming or sharing. The strands quickly devolve into regional DJs stating how one can or can't do that in their market. A good example: cold sparklers. These things are re... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute:second Laptop And Drive As An Aux Player

August 15, 2019 by DJ Jay
All right. It's me, DJ Jay here, DJ tips in under a minute, going a little long today. We've got a situation here, we have laptop, we have hard drive, but while this is being used with the two USB ports, you have a controller, I realized I have another track and another hard drive. So I'm going to show you what I do to get around the issue of how do I hook up another hard drive to that laptop? Because for me, if I'm in the middle of mixing and playing music, I don't want to stop. So one of the best cables I've ever bought is that one, it's RCA's to mini. If you do not have this, you need this. So I'm going to plug it into the other computer here and what I'm going to do is I'm going to take the song, I'm going to bring it up to the player and then I'm going to play it from there. So there's the track. What'l... [read more]