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DJ Lighting – Halogen Vs LED Par Fixtures

February 5, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
Hey. What's up, guys? Today, I'm going to talk about new school versus old school DJ lighting fixtures. In particular, the halogen PAR can versus the LED par fixture. There are a few reasons that I think this is definitely the way to go for a mobile DJ, especially when it comes to dance floor. First of all, the footprint. The LED PAR fixture is much smaller than the big halogen fixture. When it comes to lifespan of your light source, the halogen bulb has about a 2,000 hour lifespan, whereas an LED can go from 50,000 to 100,000 hours. Now, when you use LED fixtures, you use a lot less power than halogen. This is 250 watts. This is 16 watts. So the power draw is a lot less from the wall. This particular fixture, the Mega Par Profile Plus is RGB, plus it has a UV diode in it. It's $79 and it uses less than a 15... [read more]
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Be The Difference Maker By Mike Wieder

February 4, 2018 by Michael Cordeiro
The most successful DJ's are the ones that prepare, practice and plan for each event. Sometimes, though, things don't always go as planned or unforeseen circumstances throw you a curve ball. Mistakes are made and lessons are learned, often the hard way. The fact is you can't prepare for things you didn't know could happen. What if a veteran DJ, with years of wedding experience wrote a book that could help you rock harder, party better and save you from some rookie mistakes and lots of embarrassment? Would you run out and buy it? You should. Enter Mike Wieder, a big guy with an even bigger sense of humor and ... [read more]
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Mobile Slots with Music Themes

February 1, 2018 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Mobile Beat is an online media publication that focuses on the music industry. We like to focus on mobile entertainment services and we provide the latest news on the music industry including DJs, dancing and music festivals. However, for something a little different and to have a little bit of fun we thought we would look at some of the music-themed games that you can play in the modern age and across multiple platforms. Online Casino Games Proving Popular Indeed, a lot of games that are proving popular with our readers would be the range of music-themed online casino games that you can now access online and across a variety of sites. Specifically, mobile slots are proving to be particularly popular due to their accessibility. You can access games on sites such as CasinoJuggler as these online casinos have... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Don’t Set Lights To Strobe At A Wedding

February 1, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute, I just heard a story about a DJ who had some strobe lights going on around his booth and a parent came over and said, is there any way to kill the strobe lights? I have a child here who's epileptic and it could cause a seizure. And apparently, it's due to photosensitivity. And it's not the majority of kids who are epileptic, but according to the other DJ that told me the story, the DJ with the strobe lights instructed the parent to remove the child from the reception. My weddings, the bride and groom invite people they want. If I went up to a bride and groom and said, no more strobes, because someone could have a seizure, trust me, they'd go along with it. In fact, I tell my clients that I don't have strobing on my Revo-3 or on my atmospheric because of that reason. So if you want... [read more]
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Working Review: ADJ Dotz TPar System

January 31, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
All-in-one lighting solutions have been all the rage the past few years, and I for one am grateful for it. After purchasing a Chauvet GigBar LT around a year and a half ago I was amazed at the ease of use, simplicity, and effectiveness of these compact lighting systems. Instead of spending 10-15 minutes to set up a lighting T-bar for a wedding I could have my light show ready to go within 2 minutes. I recently sold my GigBar (after 50+ weddings of faithful use) and switched over to the American DJ Dotz TPar system, which I am going to review for you today. This review won't be like many you'll find on Youtube; it won't be full of specs and numbers that can be found in the online manual. Instead, I'll aim to give you honest feedback about points of the light I really like (and those I dislike) that are rela... [read more]
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4 Reasons Wedding Suppliers Websites Fail To Book Brides And How To Turn Them Into Your Biggest Opportunity (4 Of 4) 

January 31, 2018 by Terry Lewis
The Eleven Universal Influencers It is impossible to design an effective Wedding Website That Converts without paying close attention to the Eleven Influencers that trigger buying decisions from brides and grooms. My last blog stated your avatar will base their decisions to buy from you on emotions and use logic afterwards to justify their decision. So everything on your newly designed website must build on your avatars emotions if you want to get booked more easily. I also said there are really only two motivators that influence a couple to hire you: The ability to remove a wedding worry, or The belief you can create the best wedding experience. The wedding experience you offer as marketed on your website must convey both, but of the two, the ability to remove a wedding worry is the stron... [read more]
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Bose Debuts S1 Pro PA System – Perfect for Ceremony Sound?

January 29, 2018 by Mobile Beat
The NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, January 25, 2018 (Booth #18610) – Bose Professional is debuting the S1 Pro multi-position PA system – the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system, and the latest addition to the acclaimed Bose® portable professional product line. Designed for singer-songwriters, DJs, other musicians and general PA use, and drawing upon the award-winning technology developed for the lauded Bose L1® and F1 portable loudspeaker systems, the S1 Pro allows users to sound great anywhere. The S1 Pro truly delivers on the combination of performance, portability and versatility... [read more]
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How to Delay LED Par Fixtures In Master / Slave Mode by Using Dimmer Settings

January 29, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
So I was talking to a friend of mine today. He has four Mega Par Profile Pluses. He's just upgraded from the halogen stuff. Yeah. Believe it or not, people are still doing that; they're upgrading from halogen. And right now, he's got them all set up in sound active mode, master slave. And when a bass hit happens, it looks something like this. So when the music's playing, you get this effect. That doesn't look bad, but he wants a change. He wants them to do something a little different. And although we cannot do cool stuff like phases with internal programming on the Mega Par Profile Plus, as far as I know, what we can do is fun stuff like play with that dimmer curve a little bit. Let me show you how it's done. So for our demo purposes today, we have a master, then we have the two slaves right here in the mid... [read more]
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Playlists Part 2

January 28, 2018 by Joe Bunn
In my last blog post, I started talking about how I organize my music for gigs. In this part 2 blog, I'll go into the other half of my folders and give a few other tips. Read along! Moving on, the “This Week” folder is going to contain playlists for all of the stuff I have going on for this week. The thing that I mainly do these days is weddings and for those, I usually have three to four playlists for each wedding. For example, I would have one playlist for just their prelude and ceremony music. The next playlist would be for the cocktail hour (if they were really specific about the artists they loved). The next one would be all of the specialty songs (intro song, first dance, parent dances, cake cutting song, bouquet/garter songs, etc.). Finally, the last playlist would be all of their personal reque... [read more]
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DenonDJ updates Engine to 1.1!

January 26, 2018 by Mobile Beat
With significantly more power and flexibility, new Engine Prime v1.1 features improved iTunes folder management, faster library search and ability to drag iTunes playlists directly into playlist area. Cumberland RI, USA (January 22, 2018)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that it has introduced Engine Prime v1.1, the latest version of its proprietary music analysis and librarian software. Delivering extensive new features, Engine Prime v1.1 adds more power and flexibility for DJs to manage their digital music collection, integrating improved iTunes folder manag... [read more]