Cannon Black Light & B-8 Police Beacon
lighting effects there are two "timeless classics" that
have endured cultural changes in music and pop culture. Black light
and police beacon effects were with us through the Psychedelic '60s,
the Disco '70s, the New Wave '80s, and the Grunge '90s, and they are
still a vibrant part of the lighting scene today. Now, American DJ is
rolling these popular effects forward into the 21st Century with the
new UV Cannon black light, and B-8 police beacon.
The American DJ UV
Cannon steps away from the ordinary and into the extraordinary,
transforming any space into "outer space." The unit's
ultra-bright rays "beam down" on spectators to create an
ultimate glow in the dark atmosphere.
This is not your
grandfather's black light from the Filmore East that could only cover
a small area with the mystical vibe. With American DJ's innovative
engineering, the UV Cannon can cover a much larger area than the
black lights of the past. It also comes equipped with a
400-watt super-high output black light LL-400BL lamp, so it's ideal
for larger venues, including bowling alleys, roller rinks, stages,
and spacious clubs.
The UV Cannon is
also very lightweight and durable. User-friendly, the UV Cannon
includes a hanging bracket for easy set-up. With a suggested retail
price of $339.95, the UV Cannon is also a fantastic value.
American DJ's B-8
8" rotating police beacon flashes bursts of energetic, intense
colors, commanding and "arresting" attention from viewers.
A fun eye-catcher, the B-8 police beacon is great for storefronts,
home parties, mobile DJs, bands, clubs, bars, roller rinks, and
The B-8 police
beacon is available in four brilliantly vivid colors -- red, green,
yellow, and blue. Replacement domes are also available in the same
vibrant red, green, yellow and blue colors for an instant mood
technologies in materials and manufacturing, American DJ is able to
provide the B-8 police beacon at a price so low it would have been
unimaginable in the '60s -- just $39.95 suggested retail.
ANGELES-Bubbles floating up, bubbles floating down, bubbles floating
all around...That is what American DJ's new directional
adjustment BU-350 Bubble Machine is intended to do. Producing tons of
brilliant round, shimmery bubbles that can be set off in a specific
direction, the BU-350 Bubble Machine is perfect for parties,
weddings, clubs, bars, mobile DJ gigs, plays, roller rinks, and
BU-350 Bubble Machine features a unique bubble directional adjustment
component, which can be adjusted upward or downward to control the
direction the bubbles are being released in. It works like an air
conditioning or heat vent in an automobile. Just like moving a car
vent manipulates the air to circulate to one part of a car or
another, the directional adjustment component can be maneuvered to
make the bubbles travel up or down . . . or at any level in between.
adjustment feature is great for targeting a specific area of a dance
floor by a mobile DJ, for example. Or for moving the sparkly bubbles
in a particular pattern for a school play. Also, this special element
can be used to follow and release bubbles on a bride and groom at a
wedding reception, as well as to cover just a portion of a club, bar,
or party with heaps of dazzling bubbles.
bubble machine, the BU-350, generates hundreds of glistening bubbles
every minute, making it a terrific choice for covering large areas in
a short time. Fitted wands on the BU-350 Bubble Machine give the
bubbles a well formed circular shape, and then push them to rise
rapidly. A high velocity fan also helps the bubbles go up swiftly.
Instantly, any ordinary room can be transformed into an extraordinary
fantasy destination that will not only elevate bubbles-but spirits
The BU-350 Bubble
Machine is equipped with an easy access front fluid tank to allow
quick, effortless filling. For even more convenience, the BU-350
Bubble Machine can be used with most types of bubble juice.
Weighing merely 10
pounds, with dimensions of 14.75"L x 9"W x 11"H, the
BU-350 Bubble Machine is lightweight, compact, and mobile. The unit
includes a hanging bracket-making it super easy to transport,
install, and use.
DJ's BU-350 Bubble Machine was designed with more than just fun and
convenience in mind-it was created to surpass bubble machine
expectations with a directional adjustment feature that lets the user
direct and release the bubbles in any direction, allowing for great
control," said Scott Davies, General Manager for the American DJ
Group of Cos.
The BU-350 Bubble
Machine has a suggested retail price $119.95.
American DJ is continuing its stellar tradition of releasing
intelligent lighting effects that are affordably priced for DJs and
clubs, by introducing its latest "star" --the Centurion.
The DMX-512 Intelligent moonflower features 14 revolving gobos that
can twinkle and sparkle to brighten up the night scene for a
suggested retail price of just $219.95.
The Centurion will
bring 21st-Century-style effects to any venue with its large
selection of 14 gobo/color combinations, including 12 solid color and
2 multi-color gobos, which rotate across the floors and walls to
produce an electrifying light show. Eye-popping magenta, blue, bright
yellow, and orange gobos are used to generate an array of starry,
floral, and tribal geometric patterned images.
Featuring a beam
spread that covers a wide area, American DJ's Centurion is ideal for
use in larger clubs and venues, as well as on a musician's stage,
roller rink, or bowling alley floor. Yet, it is compact and
lightweight for easy transport by mobile DJs.
is always working towards making lighting effects more affordable for
its customer and more astonishing for their patrons," said Scott
Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Cos. "The
Centurion is very reasonably priced for an intelligent effect that
includes such a large number of colors and gobo images. And
it's versatile enough to be used in a wide range of applications --
from the mobile DJ who plays smaller clubs, to a permanent fixture in
To add to this
versatility, the Centurion offers three operation modes-- DMX,
master/slave and sound activated. In the intelligent DMX mode,
a unit can be individually programmed and controlled with any
universal DMX-512 controller to craft a customized light show. In the
master/slave mode, up to four lighting units can by linked by XLR
connection, and they will move in synchronization together for a
dazzling multi-effects visual presentation. In the sound
activation mode, the Centurion will chase to the beat of the music
using its own built-in programs.
Also available as
an option is a convenient Centurion/C controller called the IRC 2,
that can be used to control blackout, sold separately for a suggested
retail price of $31.95.
The Centurion is
fan cooled, and comes with a LL-EPF 12v, 100-watt lamp for an intense
high-energy light show. The lamp has EZ access through its
replacement door, allowing users to change lamps in the blink of an eye.
hanging bracket, the Centurion can be placed anywhere in a room. With
dimensions of 10.25" L x 11.25" W x 11" H, and only
weighing 13 lbs this lighting effect is easy to carry and
This new star is
one that is sure to bring radiance and excitement to the dark of
night. For a suggested retail price of 219.95, the Centurion is a
Introduces High-Strength, Affordable Aluminum Trussing
Auditorium and Mobile DJ Lighting Set-Ups
LOS ANGELES -
Clubs, theaters, churches and mobile DJs now have a new, more secure
and attractive way to rig their lighting set-ups. Stage Tools Truss
America LLC has introduced a line of TÜV-approved aluminum
trussing that is not only amazingly strong and durable, but is also
priced affordably to fit the budget of virtually any lighting user.
high-quality aluminum trussing at a down-to-earth price, Stage Tools
is opening the way for smaller clubs and DJs to take their lighting
set-ups to a new level of professionalism, said Kenneth Kahn, general
manager of Stage Tools Truss America.
"In the past,
many smaller performers, DJs and clubs haven't been able to rig their
special effects and lighting fixtures on high quality truss, because
it was priced beyond their means," said Kahn. "But now
Stage Tools is changing all that with our new line of highly
affordable aluminum trussing."
Stage Tools is
designed to accommodate the growing market of lighting users who
would like to move up to a more elaborate and professional rig-type
set-up, added Damian Mendoza, sales manager for Stage Tools Truss
America. "There is growing market particularly of DJs and others
who want something durable and attractive to hang their lighting
on," observed Mendoza. "Stage Tools aluminum trussing
provides an answer to their needs. Along with being affordable, it's
very strong and rugged, while at the same time offering the light
weight and cosmetic appeal of aluminum."
In addition to
DJs, the lightweight aluminum trussing is great for other mobile
applications, such as touring companies, production/rental houses and
tradeshow designers. Stage Tools' affordability and high-quality
construction also makes it ideal for all types of permanent
installations - from churches and concert halls, theaters and
nightclubs, to convention centers and airports.
Not only are Stage
Tools products lower in price, they're also stronger than much of the
aluminum trussing that was used in the past. That's because the
trussing is made from higher-strength 6082-T6 extruded aluminum alloy
- a material so strong, rigid and corrosion-resistant that it is used
by the aviation industry for aircraft construction.
In addition to
being made from a stronger aluminum alloy, Stage Tools products
utilize a conical coupling system that offers a number of distinct
advantages. For one, the conical shape of the couplers helps to
maintain overall rigidity, especially at key stress points, which
allows for more secure structuring. In fact, the conical coupling
system was adapted from a technology called "mouse-key"
construction used in oilrig structures. As you'd imagine, oilrigs
must be able to withstand forces from all directions at all times.
How's that for stability! There is also a more precise line-up of
chords and fastening points, and the conical parts themselves are
very difficult to damage, so they are better able to withstand the
rigors of road use.
is also more convenient for users, since it assembles very quickly
and easily. Additionally, it allows for truss to be genderless, which
gives each piece greater versatility, providing users with more
Stage Tools offers
a complete line of truss in standard lengths, including 3 meter/9.84
ft., 2 meter/6,56 ft., and 1 meter/3.28 ft. Also available are a wide
range of other lengths from 0.5 to 5 meters, as well as corners,
cross and T-junctions. One end of connecting hardware is included
with each segment.
Overall width of
the truss is 290 mm (11.5"), with 50mm (2") outer diameter
tubing, 20 mm (¾") diagonal bracing, and 2 mm (0.078")
wall thickness. Stage Tools trussing is TÜV-approved and made
from 6082-T6 aluminum alloy composition.
4-Channel Rotary Mixer
LOS ANGELES - From
classic cars to '70s-style fashions, the retro trend is hot today.
Now American Audio has introduced a classic-style rotary mixer that
will put a "blast-from-the-past" in the hands of DJs and
re-mix artists who want to go retro - the DX-5R Rotary Mixer.
rack-mount mixer, the DX-5R features large silver rotary knobs on
each of its channels, which give it the appearance of a mixer from
the '60s or '70s. Not only do the retro-style knobs look great
and command attention, they'll also appeal to DJs who like the
"authentic" feel of turning a rotary dial, as opposed to
using channel crossfaders.
large silver knobs, the DX-5R has the classic looks of an earlier
mixer," said John Brown, national sales manager for American Audio.
"We decided to come out with a rotary mixer, because retro-style
things have gotten so big today, and also because a lot of DJs really
prefer rotary knobs to crossfaders. You might say that the
DX-5R is the 'P.T. Cruiser' of mixers."
In addition to
rotary knobs, each of the DX-5R's four channels has individual LED indicators.
The highly-visible LEDs make it easy for DJs to manipulate channel
settings in any environment.
The DX-5R is also
equipped with a large Master Volume rotary knob. Additionally,
there's a 4-band rotary EQ on the master level that controls bass,
mid low, mid high and treble.
rotary knobs may be retro-style, the DX-5R is strictly 21st century
when it comes to offering features for today's performing DJ artists.
It comes standard-equipped with a high-quality Feather Fader for
smooth, quick crossfades. The DX-5R also offers Fader Q Start, when
used with a compatible American Audio CD player (sold separately).
With 8 lines, 2
phono and 2 mics, the DX-5R gives DJs plenty of flexibility for
configuring their gear. Other features of the DX-5R include:
separate balanced outputs (Master Outs, Booth Outs and Subwoofer
Outs); adjustable subwoofer frequency control; and gain level knobs
for each channel.
the DX-5R is compact and lightweight for easy transportability.
It measures 19"L x 7"W x 4.5" H, and weighs just 7 lbs.
manufacturer's suggested retail price of just $319.95, the DX-5R
Rotary Mixer is destined to become a classic.