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Popular mobile DJ gear brand Numark are introducing a new flagship to their range of DJ mixers. The X7 is designed as a companion to the company’s V7 motorised turntable software controller. DJs can link two V7s and with an X7 using the system’s elegant and powerful communication protocol, which enables system connection to the DJ’s computer with a single USB cable. The cable streams ultra high-resolution audio and control information between the X7, V7s and the DJ software.
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Today’s DJs may use CDs or a computer or both - switching back and forth between the analog and digital worlds. They’re also “on the go” more than ever so they need gear that’s not only versatile but also easy to take with them wherever they go. Recognising this, American Audio have developed two new performance tools designed to handle the versatility of DJing today – the Radius 3000 Media Player/MIDI Controller and VMS4 Velocity MIDI Station. The company have also recently unveiled a new portable sound system whose speakers and mixer pack up into one compact unit, the PPA-210. These three innovative products are currently headlining the American Audio display at the Pro Light + Sound trade currently taking place in Frankfurt, Germany.
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In mid-January, at the NAMM show in California, Hercules offered a sneak preview of their latest DJ controller. Today, at the Musikmesse European trade fair in Frankfurt, the manufacturer announced the release date and retail price of the new Hercules DJ Console Mk4. This 2-deck portable DJ controller, featuring built-in audio, will be available in June 2010, at a suggested retail price of £179.99.
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Elation Professional have revealed the line-up of lighting fixtures they are exhibiting at the ProLight + Sound trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, that opens today and runs until Saturday (March 24th – 27th). One definite trend that’s emerged: the company is addressing the growing demand for fixtures that are more streamlined and energy-efficient, yet deliver output comparable or superior to larger, power-thirsty units of the past.
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British mixer manufacturers, Allen & Heath, are showing a cross section of their latest products at the Pro Light & Sound exhibition that opened today (24th March) in Frankfurt Germany. Exhibiting in Hall 8.0 on Stand C22, the company will be showing off products ranging from their large format mixing desks through to compact portable models.
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American DJ have a great collection of lighting innovations in store for visitors to their stand at this week’s Pro Light + Sound trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, which opened today (24th March). The company will show two new additions to its popular Revo Series of LED moonflowers, unveil a ground-breaking moving head with revolutionary Philips 5R lamp technology, and show off their most unusual special effect ever!
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Today DJ mixing equipment giants Pioneer have announced the addition of two brand new products to their range that will make up the perfect party set-up. The DJM-350 and CDJ-350 bring features found on Pioneer’s ultimate club products, such as powerful creative effects, remix-style looping and rekordbox™ compatibility to the masses.
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Denon DJ Europe have revealed that they will be exhibiting their complete new product line up at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, which opens to the music industry trade tomorrow. The display will include two new DJ mixers, a new digital turntable with powerful music file control features, and Serato software interface controllers for gigging DJs and mobile rigs. In addition the brand will be demonstrating the VJ mixing capabilities of its new DN-X1600 mixer and announcing a line up of top DJ endorsees, including UK DMC Champion, JFB.
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The latest addition to ADJ’s top-selling Revo Series of RGBW LED moonflower effects, the “Rave” is one of the most compact, yet revved-up Revos to date, making it a great choice for mobile entertainers who want portability with a punch. Although it weighs only 4Kgs, the Revo Rave is packed with 162 high-powered LEDs (48 red, 36 green, 42 blue and 36 white), making it a petite powerhouse of an effect!
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Do you run a BIG mobile road show and are you looking for a BIG centrepiece for your show? Look no further than the latest addition at the top of Prolight Concept's range of mirror balls. The huge 1m diameter version of the classic 70s effect is sure to make a massive impact and is perfect for reflecting and dispersing the beams from a host of moving head and mirror scanner lighting effects.
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MixMash once again set the standard in the video/VJ world by making available all monthly releases (from January 2010) and all Classics titles as MPEG4 H.264 files. In addition, the company’s complete Custom MPEG library is now also available as MPEG4 H.264 – a total of over 16,300 videos. This high quality HD-ready format is fast becoming the codec of choice amongst professionals and is the only video codec compatible with Serato Video-SL.
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The Peavey TriFlex II system is a complete sound system providing 1,200 watts of power through a three speaker setup - one 15" Peavey subwoofer plus two satellite speakers with 10” premium woofers and Peavey RX14™ 1.4” titanium compression drivers on patented Peavey Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ horns. The system is engineered for balanced sound and crisp presentation regardless of the application, with clear sound at high output levels and plenty of punchy bass.
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rekordbox™, the digital music management software collaboration between Pioneer and MixVibes is now being made available as a free download to all DJs after the successful launch of Pioneer’s new club standard CDJs.
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As mobile DJs we spend a heck of a lot of time setting up and packing away our gear, which means fewer individual pieces of gear has to be a bonus! This seems to be the thinking behind many of the new DJ lighting effects that are hitting the shops at the moment, including the latest offering from Equinox – the Dualize.
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The latest new piece of DJ gear to come from Numark has been unveiled as the V7, a motorised turntable software controller, developed in strategic partnership with software developer Serato. The V7 is based around the acclaimed adjustable torque, motorised-platter design from Numark's flagship NS7 and delivers a host of professional features including real vinyl and a slipmat that analog turntablists will love, ultra-precise turntable control, effects controls, mouse-less library navigation, and Strip Search virtual-needle drop.
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Eight years ago DJs discovered the first portable dual-deck mixer with integrated audio for computers: the DJ Console, created by Hercules. Along with its successor, the DJ Console Mk2, this device has gone on to become a best-seller among amateur digital DJs and mobile DJs.
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The future of LED moving head effects has never looked brighter - or smaller, or “greener”! American DJ has introduced two revolutionary new LED-powered DMX moving heads, the Vizi LED Spot and Vizi Wash LED 108, that deliver a super-brilliant high output, along with loads of professional effects and features in an amazingly compact, energy-efficient package.
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During the last year, the technical and buying teams at equipment retailers Terralec have commissioned a new range of products, designed specifically with their customers’ needs in mind, taking into account quality, ease of use and price.
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The new Impulse 12D powered enclosure features a true ribbon driver and a 12” Peavey Black Widow® loudspeaker engineered with dual voice coil, push-pull technology and a neodymium magnet. A Woofer Servo circuit monitors back-EMF and controls cone motion, ensuring the cone’s movement mirrors the driving signal from the power amp, resulting in very low distortion, high power handling and rock-solid low-frequency attack. The advanced new ribbon driver - an exclusive Peavey design based on the ribbons used in the Peavey Versarray™ line array - provides 90° H x 30° V coverage, with sonically transparent reproduction.
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The art of DJing is now in the digital age, and the next generation of DJ mixers needs to keep pace. The brand new DJM-2000 is Pioneer’s most powerful performance mixer and is the perfect match for the brand’s flagship CDJ-2000 digital decks.
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DVJ Vision and Black Hole Recordings have teamed up to release Pixel Girls, a ground-breaking new visuals DVD. Pixel Girls contains eight original and sexy visions by director and VJ, Christopher Andrew. He creates a fantasy digital world, where beautiful women merge with technology. All visuals are edited and beat-synched to new releases from Dutch electronic dance label Black Hole Recordings, which was co-founded and owned by DJ Tiësto.
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Since their explosion onto the UK DJ lighting scene just a few years ago, American DJ have rapidly become established in the market. Part of this success must be attributed to their dedication to pushing the boundaries of lighting effect technology and the truly unique key products that they launch from time to time. The new Jelly Fish is one of these units.
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The Mood Cluster is the latest innovative addition to the Kam laser range. Bringing together 40mW green and 100mW red laser diodes with a 9 watt RGB LED, the Mood Cluster generates a mesmerising effect that is unlike anything else currently on the market.
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Martin Professional have recently announced the launch of the new Jem ZR44 Hi-Mass™, a reliable and highly efficient fog machine capable of precise fog delivery from subtle to massive. Ideal for a variety of settings from small venues to the largest halls and leisure centres, this Jem ZR33 Hi-Mass upgrade is a solid, professional machine that features advanced technology for top-quality performance, including advances in digital functionality.
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Make a little pandemonium on the dance-floor with Chauvet’s newest fixture, the Mayhem, an LED double barrel effect that creates multi-coloured beams of light from six high-power 3W RGB LEDs.
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