Following the success of the Pro Mobile Awards over the past six years, they are returning for 2024. Designed to bring together the mobile DJ industry within the UK and Ireland to acknowledge and celebrate excellence, the Awards are voted for by you – Pro Mobile’s readers – and will be presented at this year’s Pro Mobile Focus & Retreat.
For the equipment categories, we’ve invited brands to nominate their best mobile-DJ-related products released over the past year and it’s now up to you to vote for the winners in each category. You can find out which products / companies have been nominated on the following pages. When completing the online voting form, you will also have the opportunity to nominate someone for the ‘DJ’s DJ’ category and submit a short explanation of why you feel they are worthy of the award.
NOMINATIONS - New Playback Product of the Year
RANE has produced the ultimate DJ setup with this advanced 4-channel Stems DJ controller, in collaboration with Serato, providing superior Stems control. Fusing the renowned industrial-grade build and sound quality of RANE hardware with the powerful new Stems capabilities of Serato DJ software, the RANE FOUR will always be by your side, no matter the battle.
Pioneer DJ DDJ FLX10
The DDJ-FLX10 is a professional 4-channel performance DJ controller for rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro. It includes a host of brand-new features including Track Separation technology, which enables new creative possibilities such as the easy performance of mash-ups on the fly with no need to prepare tracks in advance.
Reloop Mixon 8 Pro
A powerful 4-channel professional hybrid DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro and Algotiddim DJAY Pro AI in a class of its own - The Reloop Mixon 8 Pro effortlessly provides a complete, balanced set of features for demanding professionals. Flexible connectivity options and features make the Mixon 8 your next DJ controller. You’ll find enhanced jog wheels with real-time displays, four FX paddles for instant effects, stand-alone mixer inside, two audio interfaces with USB-C, XXL performance mode section, and DVS and music streaming support.
NOMINATIONS - New PA Product of the Year
LD SYSTEMS MAUI® 28 G3
Compact, powerful and easy to use - a column PA remains the perfect companion for DJs and smaller bands. The LD Systems MAUI series represents this all-in-one concept in every detail and offers an unrivalled PA package in terms of sound, design, technology and handling. Set it up, plug it in, and you're all set! The MAUI 28 G3 delivers a huge, powerful and precise sound featuring 1,030 W RMS power (2,060 W peak), suitable for all applications: as a main PA for concerts, a sound system for mobile DJs or a public address system at weddings, corporate events and many more.
KAM KMPA600 Compact Tower PA System
The KAM KMPA600, 240W Compact Tower PA System is totally self-sufficient, ideal for parties, social events and small to medium size gigs. Kam have eradicated all the problems associated with rigging small PA systems.The 40W cable-free satellite (click and connect) tower speaker evokes class in a robust ABS construction, with a sleek, steel mesh grill. Four x 2.5" tweeters in line-array format, ensure stunningly clear mid to hi frequencies are dispersed evenly over a wider area, from the front of the stage to the back of the venue while the 200W bass subwoofer, loaded with an 8" speaker, defies physics, delivering a deep response, capable of handling keyboards or electric guitars, and is easy to carry with its built-in carry handle.
Omega Pro Audio Portable System
The Omega Pro Audio System is made up of two 15” active subwoofers (Portable 15-SP) with integrated DSP and Reflex Tuning that features full DSP with phase and magnitude equalization and four presets as standard. The internal Powersoft amplifier delivers 2000W to the subwoofer at 8Ω with 1000W into 4Ω to the mid-high and 750w into 8Ω to the HF driver. This is Paired with two full-range dual 8” passive speakers (Portable-28T). The overall system is perfectly matched to mobile DJs delivering parties, weddings and corporate events with impressive SPL figures.
Avante AS8 ACDC
The Avante Audio AS8 ACDC is an easy-to-setup active column system with Bluetooth® 5.0, perfect for acoustic solo performers, small bands, venues and mobile entertainers. The system comprises an active 8" neodymium subwoofer enclosure alongside two column units. One column is loaded with six precision-aligned 2.75” neodymium drivers while the other serves as a spacer to lift the speaker column up to optimal height. The SAM (Secure Array Mount) system allows the columns to lock securely to the sub and to one another without risk of being toppled over, eliminating the need for speaker cables. It operates self-contained on a rechargeable lithium-Ion battery, providing an average run time of 4 to 5 hours.
NOMINATIONS - New Lighting/Video Product of the Year
ADJ Element H6 Pak
The ADJ Lighting Element H6 Pak is an all-in-one event up-lighting system with (6) IP54-rated battery-powered black fixtures in a durable flight case with on-board battery charging solution. The Element H6 Pak fixtures boast four 20Wt RGBAW+UV LEDs with a life expectancy rated at 50,000 hours. With a beam angle of 17.6° and a field angle of 28.7°, these fixtures produce a LUX output of 1117 @ 2M and 298 @ 4M, making them perfect for stage up-lighting and wall washing.
Apelabs Maxi V2
The ApeLight Maxi V2 is the standard when it comes to ambient light. Using three powerful LED bulbs it is perfect for all your dynamic and dramatic lighting needs. Easy to use, but at the same time meeting all the requirements for professional users in the event sector. The ApeLight V2 is available as a Mini or Maxi variant, with built-in rechargeable battery for at least 14 hours of running time or power cable directly for the socket.
CHAUVET DJ Intimidator Free Spot 60 ILS
This revolutionary powerhouse is a 100% TRUE wireless battery-powered mover with built-in D-Fi transceiver and ILS compatibility for use in the ILS ecosystem. A built-in RF receiver is on board for wireless control using the optional RFC or RFC-XL remotes and adjustable run times ensure the fixture will last the length of almost any event.
AFX Light ThunderLED
Illuminate your event with the AFX ThunderLED Strobe RGB LED Bar. Featuring 672 RGB LEDs and 420 white LEDs, this powerful bar creates mesmerising lighting effects. With built-in patterns, adjustable strobe, and multiple control modes, it's perfect for concerts, parties, and more.
AFX Light Hypnotic
The AFX Hypnotic RGBW LED Strobe is a dynamic lighting fixture that brings your party to life. With its vibrant RGBW LED technology, adjustable strobe effects, and multiple control options, this strobe light creates a mesmerising atmosphere for any event, adding energy and excitement.
Equinox SpectraPix Lithium Batten
The Equinox SpectraPix Lithium Batten offers the same great features as the original SpectraPix, including 224 SMD 5050 RGB LEDs divided into 16 segments and wide 120° viewing angle. Now with added wireless portability thanks to the internal lithium battery and on-board wireless W-DMX receiver making for a truly cable free operation.
NOMINATIONS - New Accessory of the Year
CHAUVET DJ ILS Command
Light up the night without setting up all day with ILS – which makes creating coordinated light shows across different fixture types easy as 1, 2, 3. No DMX required. Now the ILS universe is at your command with ILS Command, a powerful controller capable of programming any ILS-enabled product. This hardware controller has a built-in D-Fi transmitter that wirelessly controls an unlimited number of ILS-enabled fixtures.
Humpter MH Stands
The ultimate lighting stand. Designed with simplicity in mind, it requires no tools for assembly. Available in black and white finishes. MH Stands are solid and easy to set up in less than one minute! The compact design and included bags make transport and storage a breeze.
Humpter B3 PLUS
The new assembly system allows you to assemble the entire table quickly in just three simple steps, with an integrated unique hinge system hidden within the table to create a seamless and stylish look. The design team has skilfully combined top-quality materials, ensuring stability and aesthetics are not compromised whilst delivering a different yet professional DJ booth.
NOMINATIONS - Retailer of the Year
techformusic combine the expertise and reassurance of a superstore with 24/7 convenience of internet shopping. Their demonstration auditorium based in Moulton Park, Northampton, is the perfect space to view all the latest DJ gear on the market including light effects, PA systems and DJ controllers plus much more.
Established in 1999, based on over 20 years of experience in the DJ / nightclub / equipment hire industry, djkit.com is a leading online retailer of DJ equipment, PA and lighting that also has a large fully-stocked DJ shop and showroom.
At Bop, you’ll get honest advice from real life DJs and music producers who love to play as much as you do. We want to make sure you get exactly the right kit for the job. Getting yourself set up should be part of the experience, and we’re here to help you take your next step.
West End DJ have been serving DJs from their Central and North West London locations with DJ, PA and lighting gear from the leading manufacturers for more than two decades. They offer the very best deals in digital DJ gear, production equipment, lighting effects, PA and live sound systems both online and instore and you can spread the cost over 24 months interest free (subject to status).
CRS1 Entertainment House
Located just off J5, M40 in the lovely village of Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, CRS1 Entertainment House serves customers all across the UK. Owned by industry legend Clive Hodghton, he not only stocks new equipment but also buys and sells a huge inventory of amazingly priced second-hand stock. To find out what's available #justcallclive.
DY PRO AUDIO
We are a live sound and DJ retailer specialising in PA systems, cables, DJ controllers, lighting and more! Whether you are a beginner or regular gigging musician, we have all the gear that you need from some of the world's top brands which include Pioneer DJ, American DJ, Chauvet DJ, Equinox, dB Technologies, Mackie, FBT, just to name a few!
NOMINATIONS - Gear Junkies: Rig of the Year
WORCESTER DISCOS - Tim Hatfield
DJ ELEVATION - Charles Schroder
DJ FAT SHARP - Shaun Easton
JINGLES DISCO - Mike Wells
DEE ENTERTAINMENT - DJ Dee
DJ RICHIE VINCE - Richard Salvidge
The full review can be found in Pro Mobile Issue 123, Pages 56-68.