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Get Your Remix on with Roland’s DJ-202 – By Joe Bunn

July 15, 2018 by Joe Bunn
I recently got my hands on a new controller from Roland called the DJ-202, and I’m here to tell you, this piece of gear is the real deal. As someone who has used a competing brand of controller for many years, I could easily make the jump over to this unit or one of their other two offerings, the DJ-505 or DJ-808. If you aren’t familiar with Roland, it’s probably time you did some Googling or at the very least, take the time to watch an awesome documentary called “808,” about Roland’s first drum machine, the TR-808, which can basically be found on every hot record you’ve ever spun. Read the rest of this article and check o... [read more]
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Proper Equipment Needed – By Jason Weldon

July 12, 2018 by Jason Weldon
A big mistake I see with DJs who are trying to get into A/V rental is the type of equipment they are using. As a DJ, sometimes the less expensive equipment is perfectly acceptable. However, to the corporate client, you will need to make sure you are using industry-standard equipment. The most noticeable will be microphones, computers and projectors. Your microphone needs to be able to sound good and be clear from interference. Some of the cheaper microphones just don’t have the strength to cut through a lot of the RF noise from, what seems to be, a constant barrage of interference. Spending the money on a solid wireless combo unit will make ... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #195 – JUNE 2018

June 30, 2018 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #195 - JUNE 2018 DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES This issue ended up as a bit of a smorgasbord (translation: an unexpected mix of goodies), but the articles all share something in common: a certain unique angle on the DJ business or other areas of entertainment interest. Along the way we offer some interestingly relevant ideas from some truly unique characters. Served up for your summer-time enjoyment... ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES Beginning the Cruise DJ Adventure - DJ Dayna Hiring the Right People - Daniel Fullard Branding with Gene Simmons - Mike Cordeiro Carrot Top: Working Hard for the Laughs - Mike Cordeiro... [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]
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Master the Basics: Meet the DDJ-400 controller for rekordbox dj

June 26, 2018 by Mobile Beat
TORRANCE, CA (26th June 2018): If you want to try DJing at home and see how far you can take it, we’ve created the perfect controller to learn on: the DDJ-400. Made for dedicated use with our professional performance application, rekordbox dj (free license key included), the 2-channel DDJ-400 is designed to help you get the most from the new features coming to the software with the release of rekordboxTM ver 5.3 today. The DDJ-400 is the ideal piece of kit for first-time DJs. Its controls enable you to easily learn the basics, plus it’s packed with features that will help you develop your skills. The controller is compatible with the new Tutorial... [read more]
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Give Your Ears Some Love – Joe Bunn

June 14, 2018 by Joe Bunn
If you are looking for new DJ headphones, there are many choices in the market- place today. However, I heartily encourage you to check out Pioneer DJ’s new HDJ-X10s before making your decision. I have been road testing the new Pioneers for a few weeks now, at all types of gigs. The first thing I noticed is how good they sound, not just with both ear cups on, but also in the typical DJ style with one on and one off. The bass response pumps enough to easily beat mix, but without blowing out your ear drum or muddying up the song. The high end is crisp, but not too bright. Overall, the precise frequency response helps you avoid major ear fatig... [read more]
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Silent Disco Gets Easier – By Ryan Burger

June 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
The “silent dance party” or “silent disco” has been around for a while now, and has come down to an affordable level for many DJs interested in buying such a system, rather than renting. If you aren’t familiar with the silent disco concept, here’s a quick primer. Instead of pumping sound out through speakers, everyone in the audience wears a wireless headphone that can pick up one of two or three DJs playing simultaneously, with the signals going out through a broadcaster box. In this way, a club, for example, can serve multiple audiences with different DJ/music styles without having a separate room for each one. While there are some... [read more]
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The Big Set Up – By Ben Stowe, CTS

June 12, 2018 by Ben Stowe, CTS
These days computers are a core part of most DJ rigs, so smooth, reliable performance is essential. In most cases the computer is running a DJ application like Virtual DJ, Serato, rekordbox or the like, and is also the media source. Any glitch in the system can result in a stoppage of music...and the party! This article has been crafted after consultation with computer experts, as well as DJ hardware software manu- facturers. These tips are likely to ensure a stable, powerful system; however, neither I, Mobile Beat, nor these experts can guarantee performance and cannot be held liable for any issues you may encounter. We strongly recommended that you maintain a backup of all data.read more]
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Your Computer Is Not Your Friend—Don’t Trust It – By Robert Lindquist

June 11, 2018 by Robert Lindquist
Acouple of summers ago, I was asked to help out a local DJ who was running late getting to his assigned ceremony/reception. As it turned out, he really didn’t need any help, but I hung around for a bit. As the bridal party began assembling, he grabbed his laptop and headed for the ceremony site. Unable to locate a convenient AC outlet, I suggested he just run it off the battery. He couldn’t. There wasn’t one. Not only that, the hinge was broken to the point he had to prop up the screen. My guess was that it had been dropped—probably more than once. There was also a dis- gusting layer of grime on the keyboard and screen. Was this an extreme c... [read more]
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When Was Your Last Equipment “Fire Drill”? – By Staci Nichols

June 8, 2018 by Staci Nichols
A few weeks ago, the unthinkable happened: Yep, dead air during dancing at my client’s wedding reception. I could see it coming in slow motion like a train wreck...I could not get a song to load on either channel 1 or 2. I had switched to “auto-mix” while I was trying to resolve the problem, but auto-mix only bought me a minute or so. All of a sudden, 200 very disappointed eyes were looking over at me. I went quickly through the normal “check everything” protocol. Still dead air. OK, Plan B: Hook up my phone to the aux cable I’d plugged into the back of the mixer when I bought it a year and a half ago. But which channel had ... [read more]