Buma/Stemra issues Beatport.com a Pan-European LicenseJul 21, 2008
Beatport the world’s leading online electronic music retailer has signed a licence agreement for author’s rights with Buma/Stemra covering all of the world’s music repertoire. The license applies throughout the entire European Union. Buma/Stemra is the only music copyright organisation so far to issue such a Pan-European licence. The licence model offered by Buma/Stemra provides online music service providers with a one-stop shop for authors’ rights for music for 27 European countries. [ In Hot Wire ]
DJ Times Announces DJ Seminars for DJ Expo 2008Jul 15, 2008
For over 18 years, the International DJ Expo has presented the most informative, most topical, and most intensive DJ seminars in the United States. Whether you’re a single mobile operator working the local Wedding and Mitzvah circuit or a multi-system owner building a business and looking at the big picture, the 2008 International DJ Expo’s new and improved Mobile Operator Track will show you how to step to the next level with educational seminars, in-depth discussion panels, hands-on workshops, and exciting networking opportunities. [ In Hot Wire ]
Cerwin-Vega Releases Bass Management PA GuideJul 11, 2008
Cerwin-Vega announces the release of a bass management guide for performers entitled: “Understanding Bass Management in PA Systems: A Guide for Performers”.
The document provides in depth detail on bass frequencies and their properties, why subwoofers are important, the types of subwoofers available and their characteristics, the history of bass in PA systems, system configurations for various applications, setting up powered and non-powered subs and full range cabinets, cables and connectors, and setting up crossovers. [ In Tech Talk ]
Namba Gear Releases Big Namba Studio BackpackJul 10, 2008
Southern California based Namba Gear announces their 2nd offering of high performance bags, backpacks and accessories for musicians and dj’s. The Big Namba Studio Backpack features a security design that can hold up to a 17’’ laptop computer along with most 2-octave MIDI controller keyboards or computer dj controllers. [ In Tech Talk ]
American DJ Adds X- Scan LED X- Color LED To 20W LED EffectsJun 29, 2008
American DJ has added a scanner and a color spot to its revolutionary X-LED Series of 20W LED-powered mobile DJ/club effects. The company’s new X-Scan LED
and X-Color LED
produce dazzling gobo patterns and colored beams just like a traditional 250-watt lighting effect, however instead of a halogen or discharge lamp, they are powered by an energy-efficient, mega-bright 20W white LED light source. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
Martin RGB Laser 1.6™ Wows Ministry of SoundJun 23, 2008
Ministry of Sound realized long ago that lighting has a positive draw, and the more impressive the better. The famed club brand is continually improving their offer for their customers, while striving to look better than any other nightclub. So when Alex Barrand, Technical Manager at Ministry of Sound in London, decided it was time to invest in a new laser system that would give the venue even more ‘wow’ factor, he turned to Martin’s RGB Laser 1.6™. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
CHAUVET Takes Road TripJun 19, 2008
CHAUVET is pleased to announce the kick off of the 2008 Interstate Tour training sessions. Starting in June, the lighting manufacturer takes new and flagship products on the road for a series of free 2-day seminars consisting of training, Q & A sessions and demonstrations led by Product Specialist Allan Reiss. A special emphasis is on LED fixtures geared toward the production market. Other topics include installation and trouble-shooting tips, LED applications and training in control software. Upon completion of the presentations, participants can earn a CHAUVET Product Training Certificate. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
American DJ’s myDMX Software PC Ran DMX AffordableJun 16, 2008
For many lighting pros, PC-based lighting software has become the DMX control method of choice, because it’s so convenient and provides them with more creative options. Instead of running a big control board, lighting designers can create and trigger shows from their laptop computers via a user-friendly interface that offers powerful features such as the ability to “visualize” what the final product will look like. [ In New DJ Lighting ]
Numark DDS80 Released At Summer NAMMJun 16, 2008
Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market, announces DDS80, the forward-looking CD player for DJ performance.
DDS80 is the world’s only future-proof CD player for the DJ. It provides DJs with the combination of everything they love about CD players and everything they need for incorporating future formats into their performances. The CD player features convenient USB ports for connection of modern media devices such as thumb and hard drives, iPods, MP3 players; and an included 80GB removable/upgradeable hard drive stores a limitless library of music. [ In New DJ Gear ]
Alesis Introduces Protrack At Summer NAMMJun 16, 2008
Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, is proud to introduce ProTrack, the world’s first professional handheld digital stereo recorder for iPod.
ProTrack provides convenient, direct-to-iPod stereo digital recording to iPod in a portable, handheld form factor. Users can capture live audio anywhere and anytime with their iPod or iPod nano. ProTrack’s smart design integrates the iPod into the recorder, with included sleds to securely mount supported iPod models to the recorder. [ In Music Production ]
Numark iDEC Recording Hub For iPod Reaches Summer NAMMJun 16, 2008
Numark, the world’s leading manufacturer of products for the DJ market, announces iDEC, a professional rack-mount solution offering playback and recording for iPod.
iDEC allows DJs and musicians to integrate iPod audio and video into any 19-inch equipment rack. With high-performance digital audio and video playback, quality digital audio recording, and a convenient interface, iDEC is an ideal addition to any audio system [ In New DJ Gear ]
Allen & Heath Launches Xone:4d DJ ControllerJun 12, 2008
Allen & Heath has selected the forthcoming Sound Recording Technology (SRT) show - part of the London International Music Show (LIMS) - to unveil the new Xone:4D performance DJ controller.
Evolved from the revolutionary Xone:3D, the Xone:4D has an enhanced feature set, combining a fully-featured, high specification professional analogue DJ mixer with 105 MIDI controls, and a new high-end 96 kHz/24bit 20-channel USB 2.0 soundcard. [ In New DJ Gear ]
Stanton DJ’s New C.324 CD Player Now ShippingJun 10, 2008
Stanton DJ, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, is now shipping the new C.324, the company’s newest slot loading tabletop CD player for the professional DJ.
This advanced new DJ CD player has been gaining acclaim since it made its debut at NAMM, and is expected to be a hot-selling addition to Stanton’s diverse line of DJ gear. [ In New DJ Gear ]
Elation’s Impression LED Moving Head Wins Live Design “Lighting Product of the Year” AwardJun 6, 2008
Elation Professional’s revolutionary Impression intelligent LED moving head fixture was chosen as a 2007-08 “Lighting Product of the Year” by Live Design magazine. The prestigious industry award was presented to Elation director of sales Eric Loader at an Excellence Awards reception held at XL LED Lab in the Soho district here on May 20. [ In Hot Wire ]
Gemini PS-626EFX and Gemini PS-828x Classics Re-introducedMay 30, 2008
Gemini takes its re-introduction of the classic, hardworking and award-winning PS Series Professional mixers one step further with the unveiling of the new PS-626EFX and PS-828x. [ In New DJ Gear ]