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Are You More Than Just a DJ?

January 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Remember when becoming a mobile disc jockey required a huge investment in music and gear? Not to mention paying an arm and a leg for a big ad in the local phone book. The extra money was great. Back then I'm not sure how many people really thought of being a DJ as an occupation. These days "everyone" is a DJ. Buy a controller and some speakers to hook up to your laptop and stream music through Spotify and Pandora or You Tube. Book a couple of gigs and now your a DJ. Easy right? That's all well and good if you are just in this as a side hustle. For those of us that have made this a career or want to become full time, more of a business mentality is n... [read more]
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Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 17, 2019) - Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their new Prime 4, 4-Deck Standalone DJ system with 10-inch multi-touch/ gesture display, dual-zone output, pro-mixer section, powerful performance pads, dual mic channels and a 2.5-inch built-in SATA drive bay. https://youtu.be/Sk8uIIPwOCw   From Touchscreen to Mainstage Prime 4 features a glorious 10-inch multi-touch/gesture display for the most advanced DJ music library interaction experience available. DJ’s can touch, feel, move and play their music with the elegant swipe of a finger for the ultimate, technology driven tactile experience. Prime 4 will deliver that Mainstage experience to any DJ, and in any venue or gig scena... [read more]
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Avante Expands Achromic Series With Launch Of New AS8 Column PA System

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Following the success of the Achromic full range speakers, Avante is pleased to announce the expansion of its Achromic Series with the introduction of its new AS8. Offering an impressive output from a very compact column system, it is the ideal choice for live PA, musicians, and mobile entertainers looking for an extremely portable PA setup. The fully-featured and easy to setup system comprises an active 8-inch neodymium subwoofer enclosure alongside two column units. One is loaded with six precision-aligned 2.75” neodymium drivers while the other serves as a spacer to lift the speaker column up to optimal height. Both feature Avante’s new SAM (Secure A... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt2) – Get More & Better Reviews

January 19, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Last week we've talked about the three possible service outcomes that may affect your reviews. In this post, we will see what we can do to avoid a bad review and help our business get more and better ones. STEP ONE: TEST THE WATERS Our first step after the wedding -no matter how well we think we did- is to get feedback from our clients, either by calling them or sending a small feedback/service evaluation form. If their feedback is not good, we have an excellent opportunity to fix things and make them right, before this ends up to our review... [read more]
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DJ Tips in under a minute: bring sw and drivers on a separate flash drive.

January 17, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. This is a flash drive. This has music for my event on it as well as on my main hard drive. My wedding last night, the photo booth operator couldn't start for an hour and 15 minutes, because the drivers wouldn't pick up from the printer to their laptop. So an hour and 15 minutes after they were supposed to start, they started. And I said, do you have the drivers? And they said, we have to download them from the Internet. If you use software, if you have drivers for your controller or players, put them on this, I have a control disk for Serato and Traktor on this. Even though I don't use Scratch Live, I have the tone. So if I went to a gig, somebody had forgot their CDs, at least I can plug this in, hopefully CDJs that link and I have a control tone. I also have a copy of ITCH on this... [read more]
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Review: The New American DJ MyDMX GO Lighting Control App

January 16, 2019 by Jordan Nelson
If you'd like to see a hands-on video review of MyDMX GO, click here. It's not often that I get so excited about a new DJ product that I make sure I have one in my hands within a week of its release, but when I first heard about the new MyDMX GO lighting control app from American DJ I knew that it was a game-changer. A DMX dongle that connects wirelessly to a tablet app is already making huge strides towards being the most convenient lighting control option for mobile DJs, but one that also requires ZERO programming to use? Even as someone who has written two books on lighting and DMX for DJs, this was something I needed to see for myself. I wa... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt1)

January 10, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A massive welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. It's this time of the year when our Facebook newsfeed turns yellow, and those cute little words start popping up. COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD! We all know that getting this badge is all about collecting good reviews yet so many WeddingWire listed professionals -all around the world-, have no reviews at all or struggle to collect them. I keep getting questions like: "I have requested them for a review. Why have they gone radio silence." "Everybody had fun, so why did I get  just a few words long review?" "Is it so hard to collect reviews?"... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Wear All Black

January 10, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. We've had some issues in the last week or two with vendors who have spilled stuff. So try this, wear all black, black shirt, black pants, black shoes. I used to wear an all-black ensemble with a black tie, but I switched gears and recently went with the black and white striped thinner tie to be more fashionable, because I am not fashionable. So if you wear gray, white, beige, something like that, you know it looks good, I'm not saying it doesn't and I'm certainly not here to tell you what to do, but I'm just making a suggestion as are all DJ tips in under a minute, the suggestion is try something new. If you haven't tried all black, try all black, black shirt, black pants and whatever tie you would like. I just -- I left the tux scene about 12 years ago and went to all black about 1... [read more]
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Will Apps Be Replaced by High Quality HTML5 Websites?

January 9, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Is the age of the native app / dedicated software coming to a close? Will all software be simply available to use just via Chrome or Firefox some day? If you use Serato, Traktor Pro 3, or even Traktor DJ on your iPhone, you might think “that’s impossible.” However, if you take a look at some of the advanced web apps available through the browser these days in other industries, such as Canva, you might in fact change your opinion - that anything could be possible. With the advent of HTML5, developers have been blessed with greater access to input and output hardware devices, such as through the Web Audio API. What does this mean? Well, it means that web apps can do (almost) anything dedicated software can do. How do people use their apps? You have your apps that you always use, reliable ones that yo... [read more]
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Are Building Relationships Really That Important?

January 9, 2019 by Rick Parisi
The importance of building relationships is often underestimated in the Wedding/Private Event industry. If you could book 5 out of every 10 leads you meet with, how would you be doing today? If you booked 6,7 or even 9 out of every 10 leads you received , would that be ok? Well, my team and I know before we even meet with a client, if we are going to book them. Most people in general will not believe any "sales person" when they say, "we will book 9 out of every 10 people we meet with. Last time I checked, we do not have any special superpowers so how is this possible? Imagine having just 1 Venue Owner or 1 Venue Sales Team that exclusively refers y... [read more]