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NEWS ARCHIVE
Pro Mobile will once again be hosting a series of seminars aimed at mobile DJs at this year’s BPM event in October. We hope to be able to publish the entire seminar line-up in the next issue of the magazine, but are pleased to announce one of the speakers who has already been confirmed for the event. International speaker, author and DJ Ken Day will be flying in from the US to present two seminars at BPM 2008.
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Hot on the heals of the popular iDJ2 and groundbreaking DDS80, Numark announced their latest DJ hardware innovation at the recent summer NAMM exhibition over in the States. The HDMIX combines the integrated digital playback and mixer combination of the iDJ2 with the DDS80’s internal hard drive and CD/DVD drive to create a one-stop DJ solution.
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The latest new lighting product from American DJ represents a new breakthrough in LED technology. The X-Move utilises a 20-watt white LED light source projected through a conventional gobo and colour wheel offering DJs a traditional moving head effect, with all the benefits of LED.
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YouTube phenomenon DJ Tutor has teamed up with ToneMine.com, an interactive ringtone service and web community, to run a competition to find the best original ringtones created using ToneMine.com. The top three ringtones, as determined by the ToneMine.com and DJ Tutor communities, will receive distribution on ToneMine.com and LetsTalk.com, while the overall winner will bag a brand new BlackBerry smartphone.
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The much-debated MCPS-PPL ProDub Licence is now available at www.produb.co.uk. The new license grants permission to copy music from a vinyl, CD, MP3 or CD+G collection onto a different format such as CD-R, MP3 player, flash drive or laptop for use in a professional or semi-professional working capacity (in our case – mobile DJing).
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The 27th of July this year sees the 4th DJ Show North at the new "Saviles" Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This year's show promises to build on the successes of previous years and boasts a wealth of exhibitors from all levels of the industry eager to show their wares once more.
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On Sunday the 20th of July DJ Superstore will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary with an action packed open day. Visitors will be treated to a great DJ day out with free food, free drink and free goody bags.
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The latest LED powered lighting effect from American DJ, the LED Messenger, projects scrolling text messages onto walls ceilings or floors. Using 192 red, green and blue LEDs, the LED Messenger has 10 built-in phrases (Happy Birthday etc.) and can also store 5 user-programmable phrases of up to 30 characters each.
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The recording industry today welcomed news that the Guardia Civil in Spain have arrested a commercial DJ on suspicion of music piracy.
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Global music sales have fallen to their lowest level since 1985, the year that started with ‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’ by Foregner and ended with Shakin Stevens declaring ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’.
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Introducing the InvincibLED, which is the latest LED lighting effect from Pro Light Concepts’ ACME brand, due to hit the shops in the next couple of months. The compact and lightweight unit projects multi-coloured and fast-moving beams of light from six separate lenses; perfect for adding action to any dance-floor.
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Advanced tickets are now on sale for BPM, Europe’s biggest event dedicated to DJs. Priced at £8, the tickets not only guarantee entry to both days of the event, but also represent a substantial saving on the £12 on-the-door entrance price; if that isn't enough BPM are giving away a free Slappa CD case with the first 60 orders.
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High street chain Woolworths has decided to stop stocking CD singles due to declining sales.
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Chris Martin and co. have announced full details of a UK tour, set to take place this winter. Following the release of their fourth album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' on June 12, the group will play ten arena dates in December.
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Following Andy Abraham’s defeat in last Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest, Sir Terry Wogan has cast doubts over his involvement in next year’s competition. The veteran TV and radio presenter has commentated on the competition since the 1970s, but following this year’s broadcast said “frankly I don’t want to be presiding over yet another debacle”.
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Digital DJs really are spoilt for choice when it comes to hardware and software solutions for DJing, with a plethora of manufacturers offering a countless number of products in various sizes and formats. The advantage of this is that every DJ can select the particular hardware/software combination that best fits their preferred way of working. The down side is keeping on top of all the different offerings to ensure that you can be confident that you make the right choice when choosing your gear. The latest hardware controller to be aware of is the XP5 from Finnish manufacturer EKS.
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Last summer DJ Gee Papa aka George Papapetrou from Nicosia, Cyprus, DJed for an astounding 105 hours in an attempt to take the crown for the world’s Longest Club DJ Marathon. However, his superhuman effort wasn’t officially verified by ‘the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement’ – Guinness World Records. He was devastated. But, where most people might have given up on the idea, Gee refined his mission for 2008, obtaining sponsorship, media support and, most importantly, booking an official from Guinness World Records to oversee the gig!
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Tonium, the Swedish tech company behind Pacemaker, the pocket-sized DJ system, has announced the launch of the Pacemaker music community. Hosted on www.pacemaker.net, the Pacemaker music community allows members to upload and legally share the mixes of their music, created by them using a Pacemaker or the free Pacemaker Editor software. The Pacemaker music community is the next step in the evolution in social networking.
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To celebrate the recent launch of Sonic Academy Online the team at Sonic HQ are offering the chance to win a Vestax PMC-CX digital four-channel mixer signed by international superstar DJ Carl Cox.
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Altamar Sound and Light in Worksop is the first retailer to join Nottinghamshire County Council’s approved trader list. The ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme gives a stamp of approval to businesses who are vetted by trading standards officers. The approved list helps people to avoid some of the less scrupulous traders who may try to rip them off or carry out sub-standard work.
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The Magnum 2500 Hz™ is an easy-to-use, plug-and-play hazer that is ideal for mobile DJs. The compact unit utilises a 900W heat exchanger to effortlessly punch out 2500 m³/min of uniform haze for mid-air projection or atmosphere enhancement.
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Kam’s new range of LED powered DJ lighting effects is completed by the LED Swingfire, which joins the LED Javelin and LED Kobrascan. The Swingfire features seven lenses, which each project a collection of nine coloured beams, giving the Swingfire a massive 160 degree spread.
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At their recent AGM the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ) announced a new initiative to encourage young people who have an interest in DJing. The Youth Development Program is aimed at introducing young up-coming DJs to the exciting and varied world of DJing and giving them the support they need to find their niche in this industry.
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Following in the footsteps of the LED Javelin, the Kam lighting range has been expanded further with the addition of the new LED Kobrascan. This twin mirror scanning effect produces a stunning display of shapes and patterns, covering walls any floors with movement and colour.
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Wharfedale Pro have announced today that their new Titan 8 passive loudspeakers are now available in the UK. The Titan 8 Passive is a 2 way loudspeaker. It features a custom designed, 8” moisture proof low frequency driver and ferrofluid cooled high frequency compression driver, all housed in a distinctive, gas assisted injection moulded enclosure. Like is bigger relatives, the Titan 8 enclosure is designed as a trapezoid, which means that it can be used for effective floor monitoring as well as main PA duties.
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