Sound Engineering for Mobile DJs

Articles on Sound Engineering for mobile DJs ranging from cable management to troubleshooting sound issues.

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Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 17, 2019) - Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their new Prime 4, 4-Deck Standalone DJ system with 10-inch multi-touch/ gesture display, dual-zone output, pro-mixer section, powerful performance pads, dual mic channels and a 2.5-inch built-in SATA drive bay. https://youtu.be/Sk8uIIPwOCw   From Touchscreen to Mainstage Prime 4 features a glorious 10-inch multi-touch/gesture display for the most advanced DJ music library interaction experience available. DJ’s can touch, feel, move and play their music with the elegant swipe of a finger for the ultimate, technology driven tactile experience. Prime 4 will deliver that Mainstage experience to any DJ, and in any venue or gig scena... [read more]
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Avante Expands Achromic Series With Launch Of New AS8 Column PA System

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Following the success of the Achromic full range speakers, Avante is pleased to announce the expansion of its Achromic Series with the introduction of its new AS8. Offering an impressive output from a very compact column system, it is the ideal choice for live PA, musicians, and mobile entertainers looking for an extremely portable PA setup. The fully-featured and easy to setup system comprises an active 8-inch neodymium subwoofer enclosure alongside two column units. One is loaded with six precision-aligned 2.75” neodymium drivers while the other serves as a spacer to lift the speaker column up to optimal height. Both feature Avante’s new SAM (Secure A... [read more]
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VocoPro Delivers New 15” Powered DJ/Karaoke Party Speaker With RGB Derby Light

December 17, 2018 by Mobile Beat
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Dec. 10, 2018—For karaoke singers and musicians seeking an all-in-one powered speaker with professional DJ light show, audio leader VocoPro today announced its new Thunder-1500. Billed as a total entertainment solution, Vocopro’s Thunder-1500 powered speaker combines a powered speaker with professional DJ lights adding vivid light shows effortlessly to any club or home setting. The audience will feel the music when the 15-inch woofer pumps out 1,000 watts of peak power* The built-in LED derby light flashes out professional light shows that dance to the sound of the music. All Thunder series models are battery powered and have both guitar ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get An Ipad Or Other 3G/Wifi Device.

December 6, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. It's loud, because my gig just ended, but this is expensive, but if you don't have an iPad, you should get an iPad or a tablet if it goes online for gigs. If everything else goes south, I can take this cable, which goes into my auxiliary input right now so I can play music off either deck, I can cross fade, simple app, but the cool thing is I can plug this into a power speaker and run. I can do a ceremony, cocktail outside, whatever I want to do. So I know it's expensive, but this is a first gen with 3G. If you can get a first gen on eBay, Craigslist, whatever, try to get one or a tablet, like I said, something you can get music on and something that you can get a DJ app on. As expensive as it is, it is a lifesaver, because now you have a complete system if needed right here. So DJ ... [read more]
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Peavey Electronics® Celebrates 2018 Ahhyeah AMPLIFY DJ Champions

November 13, 2018 by Mobile Beat
MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Electronics® celebrates the winners of the 2018 Ahhyeah AMPLIFY DJ Championships. The winners were crowned on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in front of a packed house at GoldBar night club in Lower Manhattan. This year, Unkle Chip successfully defended his reign as DJ Champion, and walked away with a prize pack worth more than $3,000. Philadelphia’s DJ Domino came in second place and New York City Champion FIINEST placed third. Ahhyeah AMPLIFY gives highly skilled DJs a platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety. Unlike other DJ battles, Ahhyeah has a creative format that seeks to find the DJ that has pe... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Use A Microphone Wind Screen, Especially Outdoors.

November 8, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute, windscreen for the microphone. I have an outdoor ceremony, it gets a little windy and the mike can and will pick up some of the wind. So for an investment of about $6.00, I have this, not the most attractive thing, but people are not that put off by it. They're accustomed to seeing them on news' mikes and booms and all sorts of stuff. So if you need one, get one. It's only about $6.00 and again, it's a great little thing to have, goes right over your mike. If you don't want to use it inside, I completely understand, you can take it off, but fits over the mike real easily and the wind issue is gone. So for my outdoor ceremonies now, I'm using a wind sock, windshield, whatever the proper name is. I'm sure you'll figure it out when you go to buy one, but just get one as added security... [read more]
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DJ Mini Mix from ThumbsUp!

November 1, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Fancy yourself as a bit of a DJ or know someone that does? For beginners and pros alike, introducing the DJ Mini Mix from ThumbsUp! A truly nifty little music maker. The concept is simple, mix tracks from two separate music devices without the use of a PC or laptop. No need for complex technology, simply plug two MP3 devices into the mini mixer and let you inner DJ shine. The built-in control puts you completely in charge to crossfade between tracks giving your party a completely new vibe. Meanwhile the AUX output means you can play it through any AUX compatible headphones or home sound system. Offering great compatibility with most smartphone and audio ... [read more]
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SP 2P Powered Speakers by Peavey Announced!

October 24, 2018 by Mobile Beat
MERIDIAN, MS  — Peavey® proves that two are better than one in the new SP® 2P Powered Speaker System. Expanding on the popular SP® Series for rock-solid live audio performance, the SP 2P is comprised of two switching power amplifiers that provide a high level of technological sophistication, as well as professional grade speaker components that deliver clarity and impact beyond conventional powered enclosures. With the Peavey SP 2P,  users will find a reasonably priced loudspeaker system capable of up to 130 dB peak SPL, ideal for a variety of applications, including sound reinforcement, public address, side fill system, karaoke and music... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Microphone Placement For A Ceremony.

October 11, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. This is how I put my mics now at weddings. The mike is about five or six inches below the officiant, the bride and the groom, sits in the middle like this, as you can see, because once they're up here talking, I really can't intrude on them. But what ends up happening is everyone is clearly heard, it's not in their face and I don't have to sweat the bride and groom not being picked up. I've done it this way where I am today at Park Manor about nine times. If you go to some of my Park Manor videos, you can actually see and hear part of the ceremony and you'll see how clear it is. So if you've got to put a mike in the ceremony, not only having that bad boy to protect from wind if you're outside, but put it in the middle of the three of them and you'll find it works really, really well... [read more]
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Akai Professional FIRE released this week!

September 27, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland, RI USA (September 27, 2018) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced their newest product, the Akai Fire. Created in close collaboration with software manufacturer Image-Line, Fire finally gives FL Studio producers a dedicated hardware controller - designed to speed up the creative workflow and enhance the overall user experience. Released shortly after the successful launch of FL Studio 20, Fire celebrates the highly-anticipated arrival of FL Studio to the Mac OS platform, creating a completely new, hands-on way to interact with the popular DAW for PC and Mac users alike. Featuring plug-and-play integration, at the heart of Fire is a 4x16 velocity-sensitive RGB pad matrix. Quickly input patterns on the Step Sequencer or swit... [read more]