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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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The new generation of Reloop’s RMP top-loading CD player series, the RMP-3 ALPHA, is due to be introduced in April 2010. The new product will include all the functionality offered by its predecessor along with four additional innovative new features.
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When Virgin Galactic were looking for some atmospheric music to herald the launch of their ground-breaking 'SpaceShipTwo' earlier this month, they turned to the UK's biggest DJs, Above & Beyond. At an event hosted by Richard Branson in the Mojave Desert, the track chosen to accompany the official unveiling of SpaceShipTwo was Above & Beyond's club anthem 'Buzz', which samples Buzz Aldrin's original moon-landing dialogue.
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Looking for a large, but portable projection surface to add to your mobile road-show? Look no further than the DURA TRUSS truss screen - the perfect eye catcher for your event. Available in various sizes, the flexible, fireproof, synthetic screen is fixed to a truss frame using integral elastic straps. This simple system ensures a professional finish at every event, while requiring minimal setup time.
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The new Constella laser projector from Equinox brings full colour laser effects within reach of mobile DJs. The unit combines red, green and violet pumped laser diodes to create a rainbow of patterns with ultra-smooth movements from its high speed optical scanners that are capable of creating full colour animated graphics, varied light shows and displays that would be at home in any nightclub.
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Historians of British pop will look back on the noughties as the decade a once-vital, progressive and unifying cultural force ran out of ideas, sold out to the TV industry, then shriveled into irrelevance. Either that, or they'll just laugh in sheer despair. Here are the singles that sold the most in the last ten years.
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AMPdj is a new organisation for Mobile DJs in the UK. For an annual subscription of £49, members receive all client enquiries for their chosen area and £10 million PLI.
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Mobile DJ gear brand Kam have recently unveiled their new KSD3 all-in-one mixer and playback device. The new unit, which replaces the previous KSD2 model, allows digital music files to be played from either USB storage devices or SD cards and also provides input connections for external devices.
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Mono hybrid cases are favoured by musicians worldwide for their supreme portable instrument protection. Now the Mono range has been expanded into the DJ market with the EFX Series 365 DJ PACK and PRODUCER.
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Eagerly anticipated by some of the most respected UK and international DJ and VJs; OOVJ - the ultimate hardware for music professionals is about to go mainstream. Launching in early winter 2009, it is the one stop unit for any professional VJ.
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Prolight Concepts have recently increased their Acme range of LED powered lighting with the launch of four new effects. The Acme Fury, Rage, Radiant and Matrix all use different combinations of lenses and LEDs to create a variety of distinctly different, but equally impressive, effects.
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Haute Couture for DJs: The three new limited special editions of Reloop's top-of-the-line RHP-10 headphones embody individuality and character. Each pair of headphones is unique – the engraved serial number on the aluminium plate documents this matchlessness.
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The BPM DJ event earlier this month (3rd and 4th October) at the Birmingham NEC attracted record numbers, and has been hailed by organisers as a resounding success. Visitor numbers went up by 50% from last year, with a total of 3897 DJs attending the event over the weekend. Attendees came from all corners of the UK, with some making the trip from mainland Europe and even further afield!
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Evolution. Changing times call for changing tools. That’s why, according to Pioneer, their new multi-format player is the natural selection for the next generation of DJs. It’s been 15 years since the genesis of Pioneer’s first CDJ deck, which led to the industry standard CDJ-1000 series. Now it’s time for something completely new and the brand have therefore recently introduced a major leap forward for the CDJ series: the CDJ-2000 – a new professional player for the digital age.
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After months of development, DJ Intelligence Version 6.5 has been officially released. While DJ Intelligence rolls out upgrades and enhancements to its subscribers in real time, a version number helps separate different phases of development planning. The official completion of Version 6.5 paves the way for significant changes and advancements as Version 7.0 features begin launching next month.
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Numark recently announced the launch of NSFX, an effects controller for use with the company’s NS7 premium software-performance controller. Numark developed NS7 and NSFX in strategic partnership with software developer Serato. NSFX made its worldwide debut on Numark’s stand at the 2009 BPM show, that took place over the weekend of October 3rd and 4th at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
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Exhibiting on Stand B6, Allen & Heath will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its renowned Xone series at the BPM show, taking place 3rd - 4th October at the NEC, Birmingham. To mark the milestone, the entire range is now finished in a new storm grey colour scheme with UV sensitive legend.
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It's been a long time in the planning but finally it is here – CD POOL's latest monthly disc 'DANCE NRG'. This 12 track promo-only disc is for all DJs who play hard dance styles such as scouse house, UK Bounce, happy hardcore, jumpstyle, trance or simply European pop with more of an NRG feel. From Central Europe to Wigan Pier or from Clubland to Dance Nation, if that accurately defines your musical tastes (or the tastes of your audiences), you need this disc!
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