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Inherit the Booth: Meet the XDJ-RX2 all-in-one DJ system for rekordboxTM

September 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Professional layout, 7-inch touch screen and multi-colored Performance Pads   TORRANCE, CA (14th September 2017) We’ve upgraded our popular all-in-one DJ system, the XDJ-RX, to create the XDJ-RX2. The new two-deck, two-channel system inherits features and design traits from our flagship NXS2 set-up to bring you a professional DJ experience whether you use it to control music stored on your laptop via rekordbox dj or directly from a USB. The 7-inch large touch screen in the center of the XDJ-RX2 displays waveforms from both decks simultaneously, plus detailed track information including sync status and playback position so you can get a quick visual reference during ... [read more]
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Mastering The Basics

September 19, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Mastering The Basics.  Mark Ferrell talked about this on a DJA Radio podcast back in the day I believe 2006 that he spoke about that and for me this something that goes even beyond that. You need to master the basics of whatever task you are trying to master before ever trying to coach someone else on it. In the Marbecca Method workshops, Mark Ferrell taught me the basics of a welcome. The basics of an announcement. The basics of transition.  If you are reading these and are unsure of what they are, then I strongly encourage you to go to MarkFerrell.com and get yours ... [read more]
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Mobile Education

September 19, 2017 by Dave Ternier
In March 2017, many of my colleagues and I were in Nevada for Mobile Beat Las Vegas. We went to network, learn, inspire and catch up with old friends. That was my 7th consecutive year attending Mobile Beat Las Vegas and I have no current plans to change the frequency of my attendance. If you have not attended a DJ conference, you probably already know that I HIGHLY recommend them. DJ conferences only happen for a few weeks out of the year though, so how do I keep up on education and inspiration in-between these great events? My answer to that, is podcasts. My thought for you this this week is simply a quick rundown on a few DJ specific podcasts that I highly suggest you add to your weekly listening routine. I often find myself listening to podcasts while commuting between meetings, on the way home from events or in the evenings while cleaning up after dinner. These podcasts always ... [read more]
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Poker Playlists

September 18, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Poker is one of those card games that can make its players experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Amateur players will certainly have experienced a plethora of emotions and nerves, but can you image the tension stress and exhilaration felt by top players such as Daniel Colman, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu? How do they manage to control their feelings and still nail their hands taking home incredible winnings? How can you emulate their success? Unfortunately we’ll never know the full answer, but one of the ways to emulate their coolness and daring is through music. A spot-on playlist can be the key to keeping your cool in a pressure-cooker environment and conversely motivate you as if you’re headed into battle when the stakes are at their highest. [caption id="attachme ... [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, m ... [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 natural sound with high output. It’s been tes ... [read more]
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DJ Help – Light Tree Cable Management Ideas

September 18, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

One question that comes up a lot is how can I warm up my triangular truss? Meaning what kind of light fixture can I put inside of a triangular truss to illuminate it? There's all kinds of cool stuff out there for box trussing, but for the triangular stuff, you're kind of limited. The other day, I did a video on this light right here, the Saber Spot RGBW and I showed how you could use it as a really cool mirror ball pin spot or a wash fixture or an uplight. Jack Wilson, from FPTUK, popped in and said, well, how about putting it inside of a triangular truss? Great idea.

But to test this, I need [a stick of triangular truss ?] and I don't have one, but I know someone who does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_HmmM-2HNU ... [read more]
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How To Respond When Brides Ask The PRICE Question Too Soon – Email response template (Part 2 of 2)

September 16, 2017 by Terry Lewis
In last weeks blog I shared why you open yourself up to being price  shopped if you give a price before explain the value. Today I'm giving you the free template I promised you.    Hi <first_name> Thanks for your reply, and price question; I do charge considerably more than budget wedding DJ’s, and it's because of the huge differences in the end results you will get; here are a few of the differences you’ll experience with me… I can promise you, your friends and family will leave your wedding feeling like nothing on earth could ha ... [read more]
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The Naked Truth With The Naked Cowboy

September 15, 2017 by Michael Cordeiro
  Sometimes the craziest ideas can make us the most money. If I told you that you could become a millionaire by standing in Times Square wearing a speedo, cowboy hat, boots and strumming a guitar; would you believe me? Robert Burck did just that 18 years ago. He took one crazy idea and turned it into a worldwide company with several different corporate divisions. Robert had humble beginnings in Cincinnati Ohio. He attended Parochial school and earned a college degree in political science. Robert moved to the west coast for a few years then found himself in The Big Apple. He was working an unfulfilling day job and got the idea to start performing in Times Square. Robert left his day job not too lo ... [read more]
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You Can Do It!

September 15, 2017 by Joe Bunn
I often get asked how I can run my multi-op DJ company by myself. How am I the only full time employee? A lot of it has to do with one simple factor-time management.Let’s face it, some of us are good at managing the limited hours in a day, and some of us are not. However, we can all strive to get better with some of the tips and suggestions that I’m about to give you. Utilize Your Technology. Literally everyone has a smart phone these days. If you don’t, then you can probably just stop reading this article now. These smart phones are only “smart” if you program them to be. I put everything in my calendar in my iPhone even things like “Roll the Trash Out” on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. And guess what? When I do that, it automatically syncs to all of my other Apple devices, my DJ laptop, my iMac on my desk and even my iPad I keep by my chair at home. ... [read more]
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Say Cheese!

September 14, 2017 by Trevor West
Getting your crowd to have fun in your photobooth can sometimes take alot of work, but thankfully most times it doesn't. But if you don't look like you're having fun running the booth, do you think your clients are going to have as much or more fun than they could have? standing around looking like your cat just died can send a negative image to your crowd and may actually make them not to want to come back again and again. I can't tell you how many times i've seen other vendors stand around at their booth looking like they just woke up, don't care, and certainly are not having any fun. I've seen the same with a lot of DJs as well, dressing all frumpy and didn't bother to even iron their shirt or wear slacks, It's alm ... [read more]