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NEWS ARCHIVE
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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Mobile DJ equipment manufacturer Kam have recently extended their range of lighting equipment with the addition of a new LED effect unit. The twin lens LED Javelin projects sharp red, green and blue coloured beams, which create a dual moonflower effect that has a wide beam angle allowing it to cover a large area.
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On Sunday (27th April) the National Association of Disc Jockeys held their AGM & Trade Show event at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The highlight of the day was a prize draw with a top prize of a complete DJ rig worth over £2,500 that was taken away b
by lucky winner Pete Williams (pictured).
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The UKs leading manufacturer of ‘Ultimax’ DJ and lifestyle equipment stands, Ultimate Concepts, is under new ownership. Popular industry figure Andy Tain has now been joined by Marc Wilson as the 50% shareholders in the company.
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Martin Professional has given its www.martin.com website a thorough makeover. The new look site, optimized for bigger bandwidths and wider screens, features an enlarged format with bigger images, expanded segment pages and a brighter appearance for greater clarity and visual impact.
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Want to produce your own music? Develop your DJ skills? Learn about specific software? Beginners and experts alike can always do with a bit of extra knowledge here and there, but physical courses can cost a fortune. Not any more, Sonic Academy has launched the ultimate music production video tutorial resource, and it’s being delivered direct to your PC from just £3.49 per tutorial at www.sonicacademy.com.
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This year sees the North's most established DJ show move venues into the heart of Leeds. DJ Show North's 4th outing will be held at the newly commissioned Saviles Hall at the Royal Armouries museum, and hopes to build on the success of previous years.
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Prolight Concepts have recently announced the expansion of their ‘Equinox’ range with the launch of four new DMX compatible LED powered effects lighting units. Named Radon, Krypton, Cobalt and Carbon, each offers a different effect utilising a varying number of LEDs.
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With iPods seemingly dominating the mp3 player market, a look on independent reviewer – Reevoo’s website tells a very different story. Reevoo.com have analysed over 4000 mp3 player customer reviews and have concluded that Sony are number one when it comes to playing your digital music files.
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Members of the European Parliament have rejected a proposal to cut the internet connections of people who are persistently caught illegally downloading music.
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Mastermix has teamed up with Virgin Radio to produce a series of mixes that have been playing on the 'JK & Joel Show' for the last four weeks. The mixes are aired EVERY Saturday on the JK & Joel Show on Virgin Radio just after Midday!
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The much anticipated Tonium Pacemaker is now available from DJ stores across the UK. Specifically designed for DJs, the Pacemaker is a portable digital music player with an impressive 120Gb of storage capacity and a host of features to allow advanced music manipulation.
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At this year’s Frankfurt Musik Messe exhibition Numark announced their latest product, the DDS80 – a rack-mountable digital music player that is perfect for mobile DJs who want the ability to play from CDs, hard drive, iPod, USB sticks, and infact nearly any USB compatible digital media.
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The latest addition to the Mastermix 'Grandmaster' series features a collection of the biggest commercial dance anthems of the last decade. Grandmaster Dance is a ready-mixed disc of 30 floor-filling tracks, which is available for £20 from your local dealer or the Mastermix website.
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D&M Holdings, the Japanese company behind Denon DJ have announced that they have completed the acquisition of Allen & Heath. Although this is unlikely to have an immediate effect on the UK market, it may see future product releases that combine Allen & Heath mixer wizardry with Denon’s DJ player know-how.
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PCDJ DEX is the brand new software mixing program from PCDJ for both beginners and professional DJs. Designed from the ground up with customer features and skins that make it quick and easy to choose the mode that is best for your DJ needs.
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Darlington based DJ Store Phase One have recently won a prestigious Tees Valley business award for use of internet and E-commerce within a business. The award was presented at a black tie awards dinner in March and has secured the company a place in the North East Business Awards final that will take place on the 1st of May.
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This year's NADJ AGM & Trade Show will take place on Sunday 27th April at the National Motorcycle Museum, near the NEC in Birmingham, B92 0EJ. There will be three rooms this year, the loud room, the medium room and the presentation room.
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