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Gear It First Covers FlutterFETTI!

November 13, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Confetti is an INCREDIBLE upsell and FlutterFETTI is the BEST! FlutterFETTI makes their confetti in the USA and provides confetti for celebrities, sporting events, concerts, and so much more. 1See this awesome tour + real-life product demo from GearItFirst! ... [read more]
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Lighting Ideas – Mirror Ball Tight Set Up Solutions

November 13, 2017 by Brian S. Redd
So I've been thinking. What if you're really tight on space at a gig and you didn't have a lot of room to set up lights and things, but you wanted to run a mirror ball? You were using something like the eliminator decor MBSK, but you needed to illuminate your mirror ball. How could you do it? So here's some ideas for you, just some stuff I was playing around with. I'll show you some stuff that works, some stuff that didn't work and some stuff that I like. Check it out. So my first thought was to use something like this [pinpoint Gobo]. It's battery powered and it has a magnetic bracket on it, so you could do something like stick it right here, which you can absolutely do. But the thing is, this is only a three watt light. It's not very bright and the dots that I'm spreading around the room aren't really ey... [read more]
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Three Fast & Dirty Microphone Tips for MCing

November 11, 2017 by Staci Nichols
Remember at the Scratch Academy when they taught us how to speak on the microphone? Yea, me neither. You wouldn't roll up to an event with the intention of “winging it” when it comes to mixing the music...so why do so many of us think we don't need any official microphone training to show up at an event and MC? There is a right and wrong way to hold a microphone. After years as a full-time mobile DJ (and a debate scholarship...again, no mic lessons at debate camp either), I found myself in Mark Ferrell's Bronze MCing workshop. Finally, someone taught me how to hold a microphone...apparently, I'd been gripping it too hard and making an angry fist shape with my hand, which is frowned upon by the experts. We don't want to look like the mic needs an aggressive beat-down. MICROPHONE TIP #1 – HOLD THE MIC... [read more]
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Are wedding awards an expensive waste of time and money?

November 10, 2017 by Terry Lewis
The short answer is entirely not, the more extended answer reveals so much more. As a six times award winning wedding DJ and now judge for The Wedding Awards, you'd expect me to be pro-awards. Let me explain why I recommend putting the expense of entering near the top of your marketing budget; and why you should invest valuable time shaping your company to win. 1. There can only be one winner granted, but that could be you! So what does winning mean? Well, to the cynics I've debated with over the years, it means nothing. They've told me it's just a hollow badge on your website. Some cynics have even tried to persuade me that brides... [read more]
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An Interview With “The King of 808,” the Egyptian Lover!

November 9, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you're a DJ and you've ever done an 80s Night, chances are, you've played "Egypt, Egypt" or another one of Greg Broussard's (known as "The Eyptian Lover") classic hits! "Egypt, Egypt" has over 5.4 MILLION views on YouTube. When I became a DJ in the early 90s, I definitely had the Egyptian Lover's hits on vinyl! Many turntablists continue to use the Egyptian Lover's tracks for scratching! Check out our interview, below.   Jason: "First of all, let me say it's an honor to be able to interview the legendary, Egyptian Lover! I'm a long time fan of your work and I'm glad you were able to take some time to do a quick interview with me. You're a very talented musician, vocalist, producer and DJ! How did you get started in music?" Egyptian Lover: "I got started into music watching my younger b... [read more]
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Cleaning Your Turntable Needle With a Foam Sponge

November 9, 2017 by DJcity
Mojaxx tells you how to clean your Turntable needles right: With a sponge! Check it out here: (more…)... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Get Cables And Cords In Different Colors For Different Needs.

November 9, 2017 by DJ Jay
Now, DJ tips in under a minute, I know it's dark in here, but hopefully you can see that, that's my extension cord today. It carries three plugs on it. And again, sorry it's dark, but I knew I was doing white pipe and drape today. So to make things look better behind it, all you can pick up is the white cable, which is actually right there blending in with the pipe and drape. So if you know you've got to do something like this where there's going to be white around the room, invest in a couple of white cables. Most of mine are black, I've got a yellow, I've got orange, I've got green, I've got all the colors of the rainbow, but in a case like this, I wanted to be able to really melt in with the pipe and drape. So the other thing is ask them to turn the lights down. Matt, the onsite here, has been awesome abou... [read more]
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Be Competitive, Not Complacent

November 8, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
It can be a tough world out there for a mobile DJ. An over saturated market, a society that often parodies our job, and the ignorance of many of our potential clients. Running a business, let alone one that provides you with a viable income, is no easy task. Many DJs claim it can't be done; to them, DJing is nothing more than a hobby, side job, or "passion" and not a true way of earning a living. But yet, examples abound of DJs who are doing just that; making a very respectable life for themselves through mixing music, entertaining others, and creating memories. In my mind, one of the things that separates the pessimists from the achievers is complacency. The good ol' Merriam-Webster defines complacency as "self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies." It'... [read more]
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Search Your Past Clients

November 7, 2017 by Mitch Taylor
Do you ever search your PAST clients?  You should.  If you don’t know the past, you’re bound to repeat it is a common phrase in our lexicon.  Searching my past clients is something I have done in the past and something I will continue to do in the future.  I believe this is of great importance to the success of your business.  In going through your past client list, ask yourself “Who did I love working with?”  Do you share some of the same characteristics and personality traits as your past clients?  Is your ideal client completely opposite from you?  How can you understand if you have the same characteristics or di... [read more]
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CHAUVET Professional Showcases New Maverick Fixtures and Video Tiles At LDI

November 6, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LAS VEGAS – (For Immediate Release) – From a wash-beam effect with a ring of nine LEDs and continuous 360° pan/tilt movement, to an indoor/outdoor video panel with magnetic LED modules, CHAUVET Professional will be showcasing a wide array of groundbreaking solutions for lighting professionals at this year’s LDI show.   Certain to attract instant attention at the company’s LDI booth (1415) is the new Maverick MK Pyxis. Featuring a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features, the new fixture produces an seemingly endless array of looks and can fill a variety of roles from beam, to wash, to set piece effect. read more]