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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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Roland Reveals Versatile DJ-707M DJ Controller

August 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 2019 — Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, announces the DJ-707M DJ Controller — a four-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller engineered for the perfect balance of functionality and portability. DJs searching for more than song mixing now have tools to manage complex event audio requirements, all-in-one with the powerful benefits of a portable live sound audio console, loudspeaker management system, and fully-fledged performance DJ controller. The DJ-707M will be available in the U.S. in August 2019 for $999. Designed in con... [read more]
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Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-1000SRT: Designed for Serato DJ Pro

August 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
(TORRANCE, CA) August 8th, 2019: If you’ve been eagerly anticipating a Serato-compatible version of our pro-grade DDJ-1000 controller, good news: The wait is over. The 4-channel DDJ-1000SRT inherits the layout of the DDJ-1000, which feels familiar to a CDJ+DJM club-standard set-up. All the same professional features are there too, including low-latency, full-size jog wheels from the CDJ-2000NXS2 and the slick MAGVEL FADER for tight scratching. Concentrate on the crowd, not your laptop, thanks to color On Jog Display, which gives you important track information in the center of each jog wheel. Build excitement on the dancefloor and create... [read more]
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Algoriddim Unveils the New djay App for iOS

April 24, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MUNICH, Germany, December 12, 2018 – Algoriddim, winner of multiple Apple Design Awards for its acclaimed music apps, today released an all-new unified djay for iOS that builds on eight years of industry leading DJ technology for mobile platforms. Available as a free download on the App Store, this new version provides everything users need to get started with DJing. Using their Spotify Premium account, users get instant access to mix millions of songs right from within djay. In addition, djay introduces a new live performance audio and video looper, beat-matched sequencing of drums and samples, a streamlined touch friendly interface, and a massive librar... [read more]
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BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs

March 13, 2019 by Dan Walsh
BPM Supreme Launches BPM Supply, a New Online Store for DJs BPM Supply is a new online boutique created by BPM Supreme offering exclusive apparel and essential DJ accessories. Austin, TX, March 13, 2019 – BPM Supreme, a leading music delivery website for professional DJs, has announced the launch of their new online store, BPM Supply at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals. Offering both BPM Supreme-branded merchandise and DJ accessories, BPM Supply aims to offer the DJ community a one-of-a-kind, boutique inspired online shopping experience. “The idea for Supply began because of the popularity of the... [read more]
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MOBILE BEAT #203 – FEBRUARY 2019

February 26, 2019 by Dan Walsh
MOBILE BEAT #203 - FEBRUARY 2019 MBLV23 in the Spotlight While we have been including material by or about Mobile Beat Las Vegas presenters in last few mags, this final issue before the event features an extra helping of MBLV23 goodness. Also, some gear news in the form of a NAMM report (part 1 of 2) and a look behind the scenes at the development of Denon DJ's Prime 4. See you in Las Vegas! ~ Dan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLAYLIST: SPOTLIGHT ON MBLV23 How to Social Media in 2019 - Vanessa Joy Phil Morse of Digital DJ Tips - Ryan Burger and Dan Walsh The Truth About DJ Prices - Matt Martindale “Ask Ben Stowe... [read more]
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Study Entertainment Part 2

March 27, 2018 by Mitch Taylor
This week we continue with Study Entertainment Part 2 - The Performer’s Mindset Going to a show for me isn’t always just for enjoyment.  It’s for research.  It’s to understand how the performer tells the story.  More specifically, how do they transition from moment to moment.  What’s the energy level?  How are they ebb and flowing with the audience?  What I’ve realized is that it’s more about the engagement with the audience and being real.  Every performance you witness will give you insights into the storytelling, energy, missed opportunities and the personalities of the performers that you see.  Some... [read more]