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MOBILE BEAT #210 – ONLINE NOW

October 3, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Getting Ready Hey y'all...Got a quick-reading issue here for your enjoyment. It's all great stuff, in my not-at-all-biased opinion (thanks to all my great writers). However, a couple of pieces should be noted. For those of you running multi-system outfits, Joe Bunn (owner of one of the most successful such outfits in the nation) offers some sage advice on that important but often difficult decision owners face: when to move a DJ up to the next level. Also, we welcome Rachel Lynch, whose forte is reviewing and teaching about gear and performance, with her review of the groundbreaking, mobile-DJ-oriented new controller from Roland, the DJ707-M. ... [read more]
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Getting There, Part 2: Beyond the Basics

June 26, 2019 by Stu Chisholm
In the first part of this mini-series on mobility (MB #202, Jan 2019, p.26), I discussed the many options that DJs have for bringing their shows to event locations. As I hinted near the end, once you’ve got that great ride, you need to consider what other items you’ll be needing beside your lighting and audio gear. Most are common sense, but I also include some based on real-life (often bitter) experience. Here’s the rundown... VEHICLE SUPPORT Aside from the usual complement of emergency gear that comes with most vehicles, such as a spare tire, jack and lug wrench (although when purchasing a commercial vehicle you may have to buy these items se... [read more]
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Five Shiny, New DJ Toys

June 15, 2019 by Staci Nichols
Wondering what you might get to play with on the MBLV exhibit floor this year? Let’s see what was new for DJs at the NAMM trade show this year to get a taste! #5 – ARMANDO CUSTOM CASES’ DJ BED When you’re “on the road again” and don’t want to pay for a hotel...why not just sleep in a flight case? Or how about some flight case chairs for your office or studio? For more info, scope out ArmandoCases. Read the rest of this article and check out the full issue at Mobilebeat.com ... [read more]
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Jack O’Donnell on the Prime 4 and the Future

June 14, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
I was curious as to how InMusic brought all these specific brands under one roof and the reason for it. Aren’t Denon DJ, Rane, and Numark competitors? Before I left Chris arranged for a Skype call with inMusic’s CEO Jack O’Donnell to get some insight on what he sees as the future of the DJ world and the electronics industry. MIKE CORDEIRO: What was your inspiration for the Prime 4? JACK O’DONNELL: To bring first rate technology to the DJ community. Choices haven’t been available. I think back to how everyone was happy with their flip phone or Blackberry and no one saw a need to change until Apple handed them an iPhone. After that, you ju... [read more]
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Denon DJ’s Prime 4 Takes “All- in-One” to a Whole New Level

June 13, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
It’s no secret that most DJs love two main things: rocking the crowd and great gear. We have one of the few jobs in the world where we can buy the coolest toys... and then write them off at the end of the year. One piece of equipment that has been rapidly evolving and changing, not only in form but the industry as a whole, is the controller. In the last several years controllers have been replacing mixers for many DJs; the next generation of controllers aims to eliminate the need for a laptop all together. Enter the Prime 4 from Denon DJ. The Prime 4 has more technology built into it than a space shuttle! Imagine taking the stability and construction ... [read more]
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Numark Scratch: Game-Changing Mixer Revealed

June 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
CUMBERLAND, RI - Numark (www.numark.com), a world leader and innovator of DJ solutions, has announced the introduction of their new Scratch mixer, a game-changing unit with pro features and comprehensive software that is poised to dominate the scratch mixer category and establish a new standard for mixers at an affordable price point. The Numark Scratch offers a versatile array of features, including 6 direct access software FX buttons that deliver quick access to a comprehensive array of effects, with both timing and intensity controls. These effects are triggered by a pair of intuitive performance base toggle... [read more]
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Galaxy Audio’s “JACKS in the BOX” Hook You Up, Wirelessly

June 11, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Bluetooth® Goes Pro at InfoComm with Galaxy Audio’s New “JACKS in the BOX” Receivers Professional wireless audio is now as simple as connecting a single JIB/BT4R, dual system JIB/BT4RS, or stereo JIB/BT8R to your audio system and pairing it to a phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® audio player to stream high-quality Bluetooth audio to a mixer or powered speaker. (Add a Galaxy Audio® GPS-8 or LA4D powered line array, for a complete portable audio system.) The highly portable JIB/BT4R is a monophonic Bluetooth receiver with an XLR connector that plugs directly into an audio mixer or powered speaker. Simple controls allow Bl... [read more]
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Getting There: WHAT’S THE BEST MOBILE DJ VEHICLE…FOR YOU?

June 9, 2019 by Stu Chisholm
Back in the mid-90s, I caused a bit of a splash by buying a moving van and submitting photos for Mobile Beat’s round-up of DJ rigs. Letters and emails flooded in from as far as Australia! I bought the van (actually a box truck) after my regular van had mechanical trouble and I had to rent a moving van for a busy weekend. Having a ramp, enough headroom in which to stand up and space enough for hand trucks, a CSL Super Table, and other conveniences led me to buy my own. I still consider it the best purchase of my DJ career. MORE THAN JUST TRANSPORTATION You can have absolutely the best DJ show on the planet, yet if you can’t reliably get it to the ... [read more]
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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Used DJ Equipment in 2019 (And Are Trade-Ins Ever Worth It?)

April 2, 2019 by alexpyatetsky
This article originally posted by The DJ Hookup here. A big part of being a financially intelligent DJ and getting the equipment you need is being able to sell your used DJ gear at a good price, quickly. The internet has evolved and there are more options than eBay & Craigslist. In this guide, we go deep on various channels available, what you need to know about each and how to offload your gear at the best price possible. In this Guide Setting Expectations – What’s Your Used DJ Equipment Worth? Value Hacking – Maximizing the Perceived Value of Your Gear Where to Sell Your Used DJ Equipment in 2019 Trading In Your Used DJ Equipment – Is It Ever Worth It? Final Thoughts: Closing the Sale SETTING EXPECTATIONS – WHAT’S YOUR USED DJ EQUIPMENT WORTH?   Mo... [read more]
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5 Things Your Smartphone Could Do In The Future

March 29, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Mobile technology is advancing at an astounding rate. The changes to the world of mobile communication in the last decade have been nothing short of astounding. Go back 10-15 years and we were astonished by colour screens and the gameSnake. Now, people’s lives revolve around the technologyin their pockets with over 95% of American teenagers and 85% of the total population of Europe possessing a smartphone. Today’s smartphones come complete with facial recognition, 3D cameras, and all the tools needed to DJ on the go but what next? Let’s take a look at some science fiction which could soon become fact. Mind Control Assistant feature... [read more]