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DJ Tip – Wait To Print Wedding Info Sheets Until You Must

May 7, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
DJ tips in under a minute inspired by Jay Brannan of Brannan Entertainment. This is the timeline for my wedding this weekend. I've got ceremony and I've got reception. And down here, I always have all of my information for the grand entrance. My tip today is, wait until you absolutely have to, to print this sheet. My gig is Saturday, this is Tuesday. I think everything's right. But just in case there are any last minute changes, why print it now? I'm just going to hang on to it and wait until Friday when I'm pretty sure that everything is in stone to print this, to save paper and time. That's just how I do it. I just thought I'd throw that tip out for you today. Thanks for watching. Practice and enjoy.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJU3KzBTfG4... [read more]
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Denon DJ Acquires Soundswitch!

May 3, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (May 3, 2018)— Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that it has acquired New Zealand-based tech company, SoundSwitch. SoundSwitch solutions are globally recognized as the originator in unifying DJ waveform-driven lighting control that enables DJs to seamlessly integrate custom and automated lighting into their DJ set. The SoundSwitch software and hardware is trusted by DJs globally to enhance the visual and lighting elements of their live performances, simply and dynamically. Denon DJ’s quarter-century legacy, well-founded reputation for build quality, audio excelle... [read more]
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iPad DJ | The All-New DJ DEX is Now Available in the App Store

May 3, 2018 by Mobile Beat
The totally redesigned DJ DEX ($4.99) app turns your iPad into veritable DJ software console that rivals features found in top professional DJ applications. Get touchy with the intuitive interface or plug in a DJ controller for tactile control over features like BPM sync, interactive waveform displays, pitch/tempo control, scratching, seamless automatic looping, automix, recording, and effects. Whether you use DJ DEX as your go-to solution for DJing events or as backup you’ll have the features you need to create tantalizing mixes that keep ’em dancing! CANDY FOR YOUR FINGERTIPS DJ DEX has various interface tabs to select from: Platter Tab: On-screen platters for scratching, performing backspins, or cuing up to the downbeat. Album art will display on the platters if applicable. Wave Tab: Larg... [read more]
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Alto Professional Releases Another Series of Speakers!

May 3, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (May 1, 2018)—Alto Professional (altoprofessional.com), the world’s leading innovator for live performance reinforcement products, today announced the introduction of its new Truesonic TS3 series of professional powered loudspeakers. Building on the overwhelming success of Alto Professional’s TS2 Series, the new TS3s boast significantly more powerful amplification (2000 watts vs. 1100) and all-new low-frequency and high-frequency drivers, for greater power-handling, greater output capability and smoother, more accurate response. In addition, the new speakers boast an updated control panel with clearer control indications and rotary detent positions that make for a faster, more precise setup.read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: A New Service For Taking Credit Cards.

May 3, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I don't know about you, but with my business, about 99 percent of it I get payment in checks or sometimes even cash, but I was looking for something to take credit cards. I use PayPal, because I have a PayPal account and it's easy, you can invoice clients, everything works fine, but I saw this and decided I would at least open an account. So there you go, that's the little Square swiper. If you look, you can see it has that slice in it where the credit card goes. I haven't used it yet. I have an account, it's drawn to my bank. So when I do use it, it would be deposited directly. There's no fee. It is a 2.75 percent per swipe. So if you don't accept credit cards and you're looking for something to have at a gig in case the client says, you're awesome, let's extend an hour,... [read more]
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My Not-So-Obvious Event Essentials

May 2, 2018 by Jordan Nelson
When packing our vehicles for events, there are certain things that always end up being loaded for every event: our music source (usually a laptop), speakers, controller or mixer, cabling, and maybe a table. We can consider these our "DJ Essentials." A lot of us, however, also keep our DJ bags loaded with other things that we know might come in handy or save our butts should things go south (extra batteries for our microphones or a spare hard drive with music, for example). With time and experience, our list of essentials grows to include some things that may not be as obvious to newer DJs, and today I present to you my personal "not-so-obvi... [read more]
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Austin's Best DJs Cinco de Mayo Playlist

20 Great, Must-Play Latin Songs for Your Cinco De Mayo Parties (or any event)

May 2, 2018 by Jason Rubio
I know it's hard to believe, but 2018 is just about halfway over! Yes, June is next month, already! In Texas, Cinco de Mayo is a big deal! Especially with social media, it has truly grown in the last few years, as well. There are numerous Cinco de Mayo parties, happy hours, and even fiesta-themed weddings and events, this weekend. With that being said, we wanted to give you a great list of songs to play this weekend, or any weekend, if you have a request for "Latin" music, Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bachata, etc. These songs are definitely some of the top songs in the various Latin genres. Obviously, there are hundreds, if not thousands, more, but we felt that these are the 20 must-play, party songs. Keep in mind, when we do large events, we play the songs that everyone will know, or at least has heard of, a... [read more]
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DJ SEO Tip: Know Your Numbers With Google Analytics

May 1, 2018 by Matthew Campbell
As the business investors, “Sharks”, say on the TV Show Shark Tank, you better know your numbers.  When knowing your numbers of your website, the numbers tell the whole story and help you make better business decisions. Google Analytics is a free tool that helps you measure the visitors to your website.  You can sign up for a Google Analytics account here.  Add the tracking code provided by Google Analytics to your website and the data will start accumulating.  Not sure how to add the code to your website?  Read this article. Google Analytics for DJ Websites What might be some of the important numbers you must know about your website visitors? First and foremost, create a spreadsheet of all your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) so that you can track the data over time - particularly when mak... [read more]
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Alto Professional addresses demands of serious performers with New TX2 powered loudspeakers

May 1, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (May 1, 2018)—Alto Professional (altoprofessional.com), the world’s leading innovator for live performance reinforcement products, today announced the introduction of its new TX2 series of powered loudspeakers. Utilizing much of the technology of Alto Professional’s top-of- the-line Truesonic TS3 Series, the new TX2s deliver the power and clarity that serious performers require to sound their best, night after night. There are four models in the range—the 300-watt TX208 and 210, and the 600-watt TX212 and 215. They are all bi-amplified 2-way designs, with a long-excursion woofer and a 1-inch titanium compr... [read more]
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DJ Vlog – Battery Powered Ceremony System Ideas

April 30, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
I wanted to take a minute to talk about battery-powered ceremony systems because I've got a problem, I wanted to run it past you guys and see what you thought. I'm doing a lot of pick up gigs for a friend of mine who's out for the count for 2017; he's physically unable to do his gigs, so I'm doing them. Now, most of his gigs require ceremony systems. And most all of them are remote, meaning they're outdoor and they're far away from where the reception area is. Sometimes power is illusive. They always need back end, which is the music part, and they also need wireless microphones. The problem I'm having is getting my equipment down to these remote areas, getting power, and then, breaking them down in time to get back up for the reception. The flip time is so short on some of these events. Your ceremony's over... [read more]