Lighting for Mobile DJs

Articles on Lighting for Mobile DJs ranging from ambient to dance floor lighting.

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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Another Reason To Attend A DJ Show, PRICES..

July 12, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. Just showing you kind of a DJ tips in under a minute, small speakers. These are tiny. That's my hand and that's the speaker and it's pulled on top of a 12-inch sub. And not only are the prices great, but I'm seeing more and more 8s and 10s with DJs and they all seem to love them and there's certainly a lot here at the show. So that's the setup, ZXA1 and ZXA17. People ask me if I saw anything, put it in the video, so I am. Very small footprint, looks very easy to move, probably two tops and one sub and you are in business. So another reason, DJ tip in under a minute, go to the shows. Pricing is ridiculous. A lot of blowout deals for the show. So if you need an excuse to come to the shows, there it is, cheap gear. DJ tips in under a minute.   ... [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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ADJ’s New IP65 Rated LED HEX Pars Offer More Colors in More Places

June 20, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the expansion of its popular HEX series of LED pars with the introduction of three durable new fixtures that all feature a tough weatherproof casing design. The 7P HEX IP, 12P HEX IP and 18P HEX IP combine the wide color palette of HEX LEDs with the flexibility of a robust all-weather IP65 rated casing to create truly versatile professional wash fixtures. Each of the new pars feature powerful 12-Watt hex color RGBAW+UV (red, green, blue, amber, white + UV) LEDs which allow for a huge gamut of colors to be created. These include both cool and warm white, for stage illumination, as well as UV-infused hot pink, lime green and electric blue. The inclusion of the UV element also means that the fixture can create the classic ‘black light’ effect that causes white and neon-colored s... [read more]
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DJ Speaker Help – Stuff To Consider Before You Buy

June 11, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I get a lot of questions on speakers. What do I think of this brand, what do I think of that brand, why do I recommend this model over that model? I always have to take people a step back, though, and figure out who they are as a DJ and a performer, and what type of events they're doing before I can even try to even give an opinion on this. So I thought it would be interesting to put together a list of some of the things that I ask people to try to help them make the right decision when it comes to buying new speakers. And this is not going to be a brand specific thing; I'm going to talk about the stuff in general the best I can. I may mention some brands and examples, but that's just from my experience. I have my opinions on what I like and I don't like, most of you know that. But yeah. Today is just kind of... [read more]
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Working Review: ADJ Mini Dekker

June 4, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
I'm not the biggest fan of effect lights; all too often they are seen as the tacky, cliche DJ light that flashes and spins throughout an entire party. However, there are just some effects that can't be recreated with wash lighting or even moving heads. A few months back I was on the hunt for a mirror ball-type effect, but I knew I didn't want to haul and set up an actual mirror ball. Enter the ADJ Mini Dekker. At only $79 a pop, you could grab 4 of these lights and still be out less than the price of a decent entry-level moving head. Like all my ADJ products, it's well made and (to my surprise and happiness) super compact. Inside you'l... [read more]
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ADJ Now Distribute Compu Show DMX Lighting Control Software

May 23, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Products LLC is pleased to announce, effective immediately, that they will now take over the development, support and sales for the Compu Show lighting control software previously offered by Elation Professional for the past 10 years.  As the need for more DMX universes on shows with larger fixture and pixel counts continue to grow, this powerful, proven and stable software control system is ideal to fill those demands and support ADJ’s growing professional caliber lighting portfolio. ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales, explains: “As ADJ’s fixtures have evolved, we felt it was important to grow our DMX software line as well. Our existing myDMX control software has been a very successful product worldwide for ten years, but we felt we needed to offer something with more power ... [read more]
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X-Laser Releases Trifecta of Affordable, Capable Laser Fixtures – For DJs!

May 14, 2018 by Mobile Beat
X-LASER RELEASES TRIFECTA OF AFFORDABLE, CAPABLE LASER FIXTURES X-Laser USA releases Mobile Beat Mercury, Skywriter HPX M-2 and Aurora Mojito to add to stable of accessible, affordable high-powered laser projectors. Laurel, Md. – X-Laser USA began with the goal of making high-powered laser systems accessible and affordable for anyone who wanted to add dynamic laser effects to their lighting rig. With the 2017 release of their Mercury laser control system, X-Laser continues to make lasers accessible and easy to integrate for all sorts of lighting professionals. To coincide with celebrating their tenth year i... [read more]
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ADJ goes on tour this spring!

April 3, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Lighting will be hitting the road this spring with six new ADJ Road Tour dates from April to June 2018, including dates at ADJ’s locations in Los Angeles and Miami, to demo their latest lighting, audio and video technologies. ADJ Lighting have announced six spring Road Tour dates to demonstrate their latest lighting, video and audio technologies. The companies will highlight the latest lighting technologies that were on display at NAMM 2018, plus new products that will debut at Prolight + Sound 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Four of the six tour stops are open to ADJ dealers and end users. These locations are Los Angeles, Englewood, NJ... [read more]
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Working Review: ADJ WiFly NE1 Battery

March 15, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
There are some products that I come across that are so useful and efficient I wonder how I ever functioned without them. The American DJ WiFly NE1 Battery is one of those products. When American DJ sent me one of these controllers, I thought to myself "Perfect, a nice wireless way to program my uplights." The NE1, however, turned out to be so much more than your typical mobile DJ DMX board. Right out of the box the NE1 looks different. It's very compact, and instead of a large number of sliders, you'll find mostly function buttons, a few encoder wheels, and a screen. This simplified layout hints at its functionality; at the heart of the ... [read more]
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Lens Cleaning For Your DJ/FX Lighting Fixtures

February 26, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
So a lot of people have been asking how do you clean your lenses on your lighting fixtures, be it moving heads or Gobo projectors or even something like a moon flower. Like this mini decker has a lot of little lenses on it. How do you clean those? What's the safest way to do it? Well, the service department at ADJ recommends a microfiber cloth. This is something that you can get at Target, Wal-Mart, probably the grocery store, pretty much anywhere. It's like a dusting cloth, but it's made out of microfiber. It's very soft. And all you have to do is take this cloth, stick your finger in there, and simply wipe the lens. Now, if you notice that the lens isn't quite clean enough, maybe there's something on it, maybe there's some residue of some kind, it's perfectly cool to take a little bit of glass cleaner and... [read more]