Sound

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about how to do sound at events, everything from speakers, amplifiers, mixers, eq’s and more. This is the location to find such articles.

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BASSBOSS DV12 Loudspeaker provides Throw To Go!

September 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Austin, TX, September 22, 2017 — Powered loudspeaker manufacturer BASSBOSS has announced its new DV12 Powered MicroMain, a compact and powerful full-range speaker with impressive dispersion and projection that make it a portable powerhouse for DJs, production companies, bands, and anyone who needs great sound that travels. Recently debuted at DJ Expo 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the DV12 offers 3,000 Watts of built-in power amplification over two channels, delivering 123 dB of bass output in full range mode and capable of over 130 dB when used in satellite mode. Small enough to lift and transport with ease, the DV12 brings crystal clear output, rich bott... [read more]
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iLoud Micro Monitors review by Tim Grant!

September 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Today I was asked to try out yet another product from IK Multimedia. This time the product is the iLoud Micro Monitors. As a musician, I was slightly skeptical of a small speaker/monitor system. Other similar products I've either purchased or tried out haven’t been that impressive. So immediately I opened the box and was quite surprised at just how heavy duty these monitors appeared and just how sturdy they were. They have a bit of weight to them yet are very manageable. The first thing I noticed was that they had a swing out tiltable stand that allows the user to place them on a desk with an upward pitch angle. I also noticed that they are equipped with an insert that allows them to be mounted on microphone stands. This feature was an immediate favorite of mine. As I don’t have a proper studio... [read more]
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Power to Perform: Pioneer Pro Audio introduces the XY-3B and XY-2

September 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Speakers designed for fixed installations and full touring solutions for rental and festival use TORRANCE, CA (14th September 2017) Two powerful new speakers are joining Pioneer Pro Audio’s XY Series: the XY-3B three-way full range speaker and the XY-2 mid-high speaker. Both are designed to deliver natural audio at the high sound pressure level (SPL) required for large venues and outdoor events. The XY Series is well-known for providing excellent sound quality to nightclubs and music venues around the world. With the introduction of the XY-3B and XY-2, which offers the highest output in the Series, even more venues and events can benefit from an XY Series sound system tailored to their specific needs. The next-level XY-3B was developed over the course of three years using 3D printers to create natu... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Marathon CD Case Becomes DDJ-ERGO Case.

September 7, 2017 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute and this is sort of a recurring theme with me, I have all this gear and I don't know what to do with it. This is a marathon, as you can see right here, four-rack CD case. Actually has four rows inside that carry CDs. I bought this at a DJ show, maybe Mobile Beat for probably $20. Nice case, it's got the little legs on the back of it, it's got this cool diamond plate finish to it, it's even got locks on it. Well, I took out the three pieces of wood that were in there as dividers to make the four rows and I found something. I found that it fits my ERGO. In fact, it fits it so snugly and so tight that if I lift the back up just a little bit, I could actually utilize the case on a gig, but this is how I carry my ERGO now, nice and snug and safe and fit, in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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CSL XLR Cable Tester – For DMX or Audio 3 Pin XLR Cables

September 4, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
Now, here's something that I've been meaning to show you guys for a long time, I just haven't had the opportunity. The opportunity came up this weekend. Check this out. This is the CSL XLR cable tester. It tests XLR cables, DMX and audio. Here's how it works. Here's your female end. Looks just like an XLR end. And here's your male end. Now, on the end of the male end, you've got two little LEDs up here; an amber and a red. Let's have a look at a DMX cable. This is an Accu-Cable, 10 foot XLR cable. We'll do this one first. Going to go ahead and plug the female end here and then here's the male end of our cable tester. When I do that, look, we have an amber and a red LED that comes on. That means that this cable is fine, no problem. Next up, we're going to do this [inaudible] cable and go ahead and do the sa... [read more]
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Deeper Connection: Meet the new HDJ over-ear headphone models

September 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
TORRANCE, CA (August 31st, 2017) Pioneer DJ has designed a new range of DJ headphones, the HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7 and HDJ-X5. The HDJ-X models offer a brand-new experience that will be sure to impress and suit every DJ. The new flagship HDJ-X10 headphones are designed for professional DJs to use at clubs and festivals. Built to withstand the rigours of the road, they’re comfortable to wear for long sets. Also, they allow you to hear frequencies other DJ headphones can’t reproduce so you can make a deeper connection with the music and the dance floor. Thanks to their HD drivers,1 the HDJ-X10 headphones are the world’s first DJ headphones to produce high-res... [read more]
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Size Matters: To Scale Up Or Pare Down?

August 25, 2017 by Stu Chisholm
My long-time readers will recall the story of my first DJ system, a huge monstrosity built around a DJ “coffin” with two turntables, a full-sized mixer, two racks with cassette decks, dual CD player, two Sony Minidisc decks, a drum machine, and a wired and wireless mic. A stretch of box truss held a massive light show, with eight “intelligent” fixtures and several standard lights, topped-off by a 16” glass mirror ball. Why did I build such a rig? Well, back in the 1980s and early ‘90s, one frequent client was a local singles club that had dances in a school gym. It had a full-sized stage. When I first spoke to their organizers, I heard many complaints about their previous entertainer, who had one last scheduled engagement. I decided to be a proverbial “fly on the wall.” I slipped-in near th... [read more]
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How to EQ a Room

August 23, 2017 by Ben Stowe, CTS
It seems that I may have been in a select few that watched the adventures of Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) as he solved problems for people in the Equalizer. I was slightly vindicated when Denzel Washington picked up the character in the 2014 motion picture release of the same name and the rest of the world finally heard of it. For some reason, whenever I hear the term equalizer, even in an audio context, I think of that show. In essence, that’s what our audio equalizers do for us. They solve problems. Specifically, they address frequencies that might be building up in a room, or lacking in our system, etc. There are several ty... [read more]
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iRig Pro I/O – For the Singer/Songwriter in You! by Timothy Grant

August 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Recently, I was given the opportunity to test a new piece of gear designed to work with GarageBand. It's called the iRig Pro I/O Portable Audio/MIDI Interface for IOS and USB. Let me say right from the start … WOW! This is a compact system that packs a punch. Within minutes of setting it up, literally inserting two AA’s and choosing the connection cord you want, I had recorded a Beatles song within a 15 minute session using my iPhone version of GarageBand. The iRig Pro I/O comes with several cables that allow you to record guitars, bass, vocals and even my electric drums. Just that makes it awesome. The various drums available on GarageBand, though ... [read more]
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How to Avoid Overkill

August 22, 2017 by Trevor West
Imagine standing next to a jet airplane with the engine running and trying to have a conversation with someone. Now imagine that’s how your clients and their guests feel when your music is too loud. Now imagine that you have to set up that plane by yourself, run the engines for a 100 people, then tear it all down and pack it away afterwards. If that’s how it feels at the end of the night once you’re done DJing a wedding, then it might be time to rethink your setup. Think of this scenario, you’re at a wedding and there are two tables three feet from your system. Who is going to complain the most that it’s too loud all night long? And worse, who do they always seem to put at those two tables? That’s right, grandma and grandpa. Don’t you think they’re going to feel that its like sitting nex... [read more]