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Peavey recently announced the launch of their new EU™ Series class D powered loudspeaker enclosures, including the EU 112D and EU 115D two-way loudspeakers and EU 118D subwoofer. The EU 112D and EU 115D enclosures showcase the new 12” Peavey Black Widow® BWX-DVC Neo 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 and resulting in very low distortion, high power handling and rock-solid low-frequency attack.
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The RM.416 is the latest in Stanton’s RM (Rack Mount) series of DJ mixers. Stanton, industry leaders in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, have created a feature-packed mixer to satisfy the most demanding mobile and club DJs. With four channels coupled with two microphone channels—in addition to a vast array of traditional connectivity—the RM.416 features a USB connection for either playing music from a software application or recording a mix in real-time.
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With a very impressive 460mW from its red, green and blue laser diodes, the new Pegasus 3 from Equinox gives an incredible four colour quad laser light show featuring red, green, yellow and blue beams. Perfect for mobile DJs, the latest incarnation of the Pegasus is the ultimate multi-beam, multi-colour, laser show in a single box!
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This coming Sunday (7th March 2010) equipment retailer CRS1 will be hosting their unique ‘Mobile DJ Show’ dealer day in Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire. The event will once again be held at the Lacey Green Millennium Hall located just across the road from CRS1’s Entertainment House store. Taking place from 2pm until 6pm, this is always a great afternoon offering visitors an opportunity to see the latest gear, pick up a bargain or two and network with fellow mobile DJs.
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Boasting the same form factor as Denon’s famous twin CD controllers for mobile DJs, the new Denon DN-HC5000 is a dedicated professional controller for Serato® ITCH™. The DN-HC5000 provides the same control and performance capabilities as the company’s long time market leading DJ twin CD systems, with dedicated hardware control of Serato's leading DJ software for digital music files.
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Lamba PLC, the company behind popular mobile DJ gear brand Kam, are currently looking to recruit a new Area Sales Manager. The company are seeking a motivated and professional individual to join their Sales Division. It is essential that they have field sales experience.
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Club Candy TV is a unique new visuals DVD, from visual content producer Phil Bearman, featuring filmed professional dancers combined with stunning animated backgrounds. It is designed for video DJs to use when playing a track which has no music video and is exclusively distributed by MixMash.
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When Jimmie Hontz Jr. and Rachel Welch exchanged their vows on their very special wedding day on Wednesday 10th February, their wedding was traditional in every way. There were flowers, a tiered wedding cake, champagne, a minister . . . and about 500 DJs! Jimmie and Rachel, who are both DJs themselves, decided that the annual American DJ Mobile Beat Party would be the ideal locale for their special day, where they were sure to be in the company of people who share their passion for good music and good entertainment.
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Lady Gaga dominated the 30th Brit Awards, winning a trio of awards at the pop music industry's flagship ceremony, the first international act to do so for five years. She picked up awards for International Female Solo Artist, International Breakthrough Act and Best International Album for 'The Fame', winning every category in which she was nominated.
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Peavey have recently introduced two new mixers to the renowned Peavey XR® Series powered-mixer line, the XR 1220 console and rack-mountable XR 1212, featuring patented Peavey technology and extensive digital signal processing.
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Popular gear brand Kam have a busy year planned, promoting their gear at a host of events all over the world. Kam got 2010 off to a great start with the Space New Year’s Day party in Sidney, Australia, which boasted an impressive DJ line-up including Radio One’s Pete Tong. Kam’s KHP1500 headphones were used at the event by a number of DJs including DJ Villeneuve.
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German headphone manufacturers Ultrasone have recently announced the release of their latest special edition headphone – Edition 8 Palladium. Based on the design of the original Edition 8 headphone, these new special edition headphones incorporate lavish accoutrements to create the best sounding and most elegant pair of Ultrasone headphones to date.
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Allen & Heath have created a one-off special edition of their popular Xone:4D mixer controller for renowned DJ endorser, Paul van Dyk. Used for the first time at last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Paul’s modified version includes VCA rotary faders rather than the standard linear faders. There is also custom-designed silk screening for the faceplate with Paul’s name in UV paint.
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DJs your “quest” for the perfect LED lighting effect has come to an end, now that American DJ has unleashed the new LED Quest. Powered by a massive 15 watts of heart-thumping LED power, this easy-to-operate sound-active effect shoots out bright red, green and blue rotating beams from 19 lenses to cover an entire dance floor or other large area.
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Apple have ended weeks of speculation with the launch of its iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more.
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At the recent Winter NAMM exhibition that took place in Anaheim, California, early this year popular DJ gear brand Numark unveiled a clutch of new products including the MIXDECK. This innovative new product is Numark’s hi-tech reinvention of the classic DJ twin deck. This single piece of kit allows DJs to select, manipulate and mix together music from CDs, USB storage devices, an iPod and a laptop.
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A new mobile phone technology called Near Field Communication (NFC) will begin to replace traditional wallets and purses from 2011, according to a new research report published recently. Banks and mobile network operators will both be seeking to make money from the introduction of the new mobile payments technology, the report predicts, and are set to go head to head in a bid to gain control of the market.
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The latest equipment release from popular mobile gear brand Kam is the LED Powerbar, which builds on the innovative concept of the award-winning LED Parbar. The new Powerbar incorporates four slim-line LED Par Cans on a compact and easy to setup bar, just like the Parbar, but each of the new product’s cans is equip with seven 3w tri-colour LEDs. According to Kam’s promotional material the light output from the Powerbar is 375% brighter than the original Parbar, which itself was a room-filling effect.
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The nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards were revealed last night at the O2 Arena during a party hosted by Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton. There are many artists with three award nominations, including Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Pixie Lott, Florence and the Machine and JLS. The nominees for best international male include a couple of surprises, with Bruce Springsteen (perhaps due to his Glastonbury headline slot last year) and Seasick Steve joining more obvious choices Jay-Z and Michael Buble in the list.
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American Audio are using the 2010 Winter NAMM Show that is currently taking place in Anaheim California to launch their latest product, the VMS4 - velocity MIDI station. The new four channel USB DJ mixer / controller boasts tons of features and we've also heard rumours that when it lands in the UK later in the year it will have a nicely affordable price tag.
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The full schedule for this year’s Mobile Beat Las Vegas DJ Conference has now been revealed. The event attracts mobile DJs from across the US, Canada and the world; with a good number of UK DJs making the trip each year. Great deals are still available for flights and hotels, but if you can’t make it, rest assured that you’ll be able to read all about the event in the next issue of Pro Mobile.
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Ibiza looks set to continue to grow in popularity as a holiday destination, according to the findings of a recent survey conducted by Ibiza holiday guide website Love Ibiza. In a survey of clubbers who had visited Ibiza in 2009 for holidays and working holidays, 45% were visiting Ibiza for the first time and 96% of respondents said that they would be returning to Ibiza for future holidays, meanwhile 78% intend to return to Ibiza for their summer holidays in 2010.
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Peavey has added two new, feature-laden, mixers to its long-running PV Series, the PV® 6 USB, and PV® 8 USB. The PV® Series has long been the benchmark of performance and value in audio, and these new PV® mixers reinforce this legacy. With exclusive Peavey reference-quality microphone pre-amps, featuring an astonishingly low THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.0007%, these new mixers are equally useful in project studios or live mixing situations.
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Illuminated by a long-life NSD 150 lamp, the Acme Eliminator 150 is an intelligent moving head suited in size to DJs, bands and installations. This powerful discharge 150W fixture has a very low price -considerably less than you might expect to pay for a comparable product with the same features.
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Band Aid 20's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' is the most successful festive song of the last decade, according to the Official Charts Company. The charity song, which featured artists including Bono, Dido, Robbie Williams and Estelle, spent four weeks at No. 1 in 2004 and sold a total of 1.1 million copies. The original Band Aid single, organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, sold over a million copies in its first week of release in 1984.
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