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NEWS ARCHIVE
Satisfying a market that is increasingly hungry for music that you can see, and beat-driven video that you can dance to, is no easy thing. But premier European music video/DVD compilation supplier, MixMash, has come up with another groundbreaking new service that helps fulfil this market even more.
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The new Quadzilla from Prolight Concepts’ Equinox range is a four head moonflower which generates unique sweeping and scanning patterns with rich and vibrant colours produced from 256 Ultra Bright red, green, and blue LEDs.
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The Professional Dubbing Licence (ProDub) is one-year old today. Alongside the first year anniversary comes the announcement of a new pricing tier; ‘ProDub Top-Up’.
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Digital hardware and software has been kicking around for years, but until now the package hasn’t been complete, each product lacked certain features that were on others. Now Intimidation has brought the Touch DVS to market, a package developed to meet the requirements of ALL DJs.
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SEDA are pleased to announce the first of many DJ seminars: DMX. This seminar is suitable for novice users as well as those who are more confident at using DMX to enhance their rigs giving the client that little bit more. Will Perkins will take attendees through the basics of a popular hardware controller as well as looking deeper into the Daslight software. This seminar only costs £5 (to cover costs) and must be paid in advance.
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Transport is an important consideration for every mobile DJ; do you try to cram your gear into the family car, invest in a van, or opt for a trailer? Obviously, domestic cars offer only a limited amount of space and heavy flight-cases can soon start to cause damage to a car’s interior. On the other hand, there is a lot of expense involved in taking on a dedicated business van, not just in terms of the initial investment, but also the running costs such as insurance, road tax, servicing and MOT. For these reasons and others, many mobile DJs go for the trailer option and Pro Mobile advertiser Ifor Williams manufacture a range of trailers that are perfect for both storing and transporting mobile DJ rigs of all shapes and sizes.
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Denon DJ representative Gary Job demonstrated the brand’s new flagship digital mixer at the Music Factory Open Day last weekend, following the unit’s debut earlier this year at the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. The DN-X1700 is an ultimate DJ tool for the top flight professional, incorporating powerful performance features and levels of sound quality and control exceeding anything that has gone before.
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Tickets for BPM 2009, Europe's largest event dedicated to the DJ industry, are now on sale for £8.00 each (the same price as the last two years). Advanced tickets guarantee entry to both days of the event and also represent a substantial saving on the £12.00 on-the-door price.
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Having fewer pieces of equipment to setup has to be a bonus for any busy mobile DJ, which is the thinking behind the new range of lighting effects from American DJ. Each of the three Fusion FX Bars combine a collection of separate lighting effects together into a single unit.
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Prolight Concepts have recently added a collection on new laser units to their Equinox effects range including the previously reported Aries and Taurus, along with the new Capricorn. Taking the multi-point cluster to another level, the Capricorn uses a 100mW red and a 50mW green DPSS diode to create over 500 red, green and yellow beams.
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Equipment retailer and Pro Mobile advertiser Soundsavers have got together with their friends at Kam to offer Pro Mobile readers an exclusive opportunity to win a fantastic Kam KMFX240 digital effects processor. The KMFX240, worth £164.95 SRP, is a class-leading professional multi effects processor perfectly suited to karaoke, live sound or studio use that is sure to add a new dimension to your sound!
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Following the recent worldwide release of Numark’s ground breaking NS7 performance controller for Serato ITCH software, the popular DJ brand have introduced a dedicated coffin-style, heavy duty flight case that has been designed specifically for NS7. Every pro DJ knows that it is essential to protect their equipment investments with suitable cases and Numark seem to share this knowledge, as they have released dedicated cases for all of their flagship products.
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Kam have recently extended their range of DJ smoke machines by introducing the KSM DMX1750, a high powered and fully featured unit designed for large mobile shows that need to fill big venues with lighting effect enhancing fog. A powerful 1750 watt heater and large 2.5 litre fluid tank allow the new machine to generate an impressive 21,000Cu ft/min of smoke.
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Fledgling British manufacturer Advanced Event Designs have recently launched an innovative new product for the mobile DJ and Events industry. The Deckstand Booth Pro is the missing link between the presentation and style of a booth and the functionality of a deck stand as it is both products in one! The product is rugged and robust and able to protect a DJ's equipment and withstand knocks and bumps from people and life out on the road.
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Following the launch of their LED pinspot last year and the recent addition of a scanning version, American DJ have taken the concept a step futher with their latest product, the Pinspot LED BP. This innovative piece of kit provides the classic pinspot effect from a standalone battery-powered unit.
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The latest new addition to the Equinox range of effect equipment is the Aries, a multi-colour diode based laser projector. This bright 200mW laser uses high speed optical scanning stepper motors to create complex animated patterns. Many of these animations can be projected onto walls or ceilings in venues where smoke effects aren’t permitted, while the Aries also produces many laser patterns that are ideal for use with haze or fog.
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Popular mobile gear brand Numark launched their new basic dual-CD player on their stand at Musikmesse in Frankfurt earlier this month. The CDN22 MK5 is a straightforward dual-CD player for mobile DJs and installs. The CD player is built in an attractive rack-mount package that is equally at home in angled and straight racks. DJs can mount the control and drive units together or separately for setup flexibility. The CDN22 MK5 plays CD and CD-R discs for media convenience and is housed in an all-metal chassis for rugged, reliable performance.
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The latest smoke machine from mobile DJ gear manufacturer Kam blasts a column of fog directly upwards to a height of up to 15m, offering a distinctly different effect to regular smoke machines. The KSM DMX1600V features a 1600 watt heating element that allows it to produce 20,000Cu ft/min of smoke, making it ideal for filling almost any size of venue that mobile DJs are likely to encounter.
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The National Association of Disc Jockeys is again holding their Trade Show & AGM at the National Motorcycle Museum next to the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre. This key event in the DJ’s calendar is open to the public in addition to NADJ members from 12 Noon until 6.00pm.
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The advancements in LED technology that have taken place over the last few years have meant that many classic DJ effects have been re-vamped and given a new lease of life. At BPM last year American DJ offered the first glimpse of their LED powered version of the simple, but effective, DJ favourite the Pin Spot. With their latest product they have taken this idea to the logical next level to create an LED version of the popular 80s / 90s lighting effect, the Pin Spot Scanner.
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Prolight Concepts are further expanding their Equinox effect range by introducing a collection of new laser projectors. The first of these new units has been named Taurus and is a bright 100mW green laser that uses high speed optical scanning stepper motors to create stunning animations.
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Twitter is the latest social networking community to take the cyber world by storm. The Pro Mobile team have recently setup a Pro Mobile Twitter account to help keep readers informed about the latest news and developments within the mobile DJ industry.
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Well-known mobile DJ equipment brand Kam have recently extended their range of smoke machines with the addition of the KSM1100. This extremely compact and lightweight machine features a powerful 1100 watt heater and a large 1.5 litre fluid tank, allowing it to generate 10,000Cu ft/min of smoke.
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Unique padded DJ equipment case manufacturer Arriba are offering Pro Mobile readers an exclusive opportunity to win £100 to spend on cases for their mobile equipment. All you have to do in order to enter the draw is fill out the simple form on the Arriba website letting them know what equipment you have that could be protected with Arriba cases.
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Native Instruments announced last week that TRAKTOR DUO and TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO are now available in stores worldwide. DUO is a compact version of the company’s flagship TRAKTOR PRO software with a lower price tag designed to attract DJs with lower budgets.
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