Mackie Celebrates its BirthdayApr 20, 2009
It’s been 20 years since Mackie first rocked the foundations of pro audio with the introduction of the CR-1604. Over the course of two decades, Mackie has released countless innovative products that have irrevocably shaped the music industry. Mackie wants to celebrate the past 20 years by asking Mackoids to submit their Mackie stories and photos or Mackie video.
DJ Skirts Gives The Seal of ApprovalApr 4, 2009
Members of the Special Event and Bridal industries talked with us about preserving the elegant appearance of the room. They felt that many DJs just didn’t fit in (aesthetically). Some venues even developed habits of positioning DJs in the corner of the room, to get them out of the way.
Verizon Move Will Force Wireless Microphones Into ComplianceApr 3, 2009
Even in the rural areas the demise of 90% of the wireless microphones could be on the horizon thanks to Verizon Wireless.
Last year, Verizon purchased the airwaves previously used for analog television, the so-called 700 MHz spectrum, the same 700 MHz that most pre-2009 wireless microphones operate on.
New DJ Games DVD Released!Apr 1, 2009
Friday March 27th was the official release of The Greatest DJ Games Ever... Volume 2 DVD at Audiolines.com
in Chicago. Sid Vanderpool, World DJ expert, autographed dozens of his DVDs during a 4 hour event in the chilly windy city. While temperatures dropped outside, things heated up inside as Sid did an impromtu seminar while greeting DJs that came for the event.
Mackie Unleashes HD Series Powered LoudspeakersMar 30, 2009
Mackie today launches HD Series High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers, creating an entirely new category: High-Definition Live Sound. The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way represent the pinnacle of Class-D amplifier technology, delivering up to 1800W of peak system power. Mackie created the "active" electronics game long ago, incorporating precision crossovers,
Pacemaker Wins Red Dot AwardMar 18, 2009
With its excellent and innovative design, the Pacemaker by Tonium has succeeded in one of the most renowned and hardest international design competitions. In the red dot award: product design 2009 the top-class jury awarded the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality only 49 times among the 3,231 submitted products. According to the judgement of the jury, Pacemaker is among these 49 pioneering design products. The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen Opera House, the Aalto Theatre, on 29 June 2009.
MyMusicSite.com CEO and Music Industry Veteran Gives Away FREE BookMar 7, 2009
MyMusicSite.com, an interactive Web site that acts as a medium for music talent to independently promote and sell their own songs, albums, production tracks, ringtones and more, but without the restricting chains of a traditional record label, today announced it will feature a link to self-help book Lifemoney: The Proven System for Creating the Money You NEED for the Life You WANT
, by Brad Turk
X-Laser SkyWriter Animation Laser On ClubWorld Awards Short ListMar 7, 2009
Following a “particularly fierce” competition among many laser manufacturers, ClubWorld’s 12-person committee of industry experts nominated X-Laser’s SkyWriter for the 2009 Best Effect Laser award (http://www.clubworld.us/).
GENIUS PRODUCTS UNVEILS NEW SCREENSHOTS FROM SCRATCH: THE ULTIMATE DJFeb 21, 2009
Genius Products has released new screenshots from the upcoming videogame, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, one of the first music rhythm games for fans of hip-hop. With creative and technical input from Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ features an innovative turntable style controller and more than 60 licensed and original hip-hop and R&B songs from mainstream and underground artists such as Kanye West, Tech N9ne, Run DMC, and Deltron 3030.
Pioneer Cuts 10,000 JobsFeb 12, 2009
Pioneer laid off 10,000 people or 27% of their worldwide workforce today including many in the very profitable DJ product division. These 10000 job cuts are in addition to the 5,900 job layoffs by Pioneer in 2008. Of the 10,000 employees to be fired, 6,000 are full time employees while 4,000 are contract workers. All the job cuts will take place in Japan as well as abroad.
Pioneer Pro DJ Retail Experience LaunchedJan 27, 2009
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division, today introduced the Pioneer Pro DJ Retail Experience (Pro-DJ6S and Pro-DJ3S)
, two modular, interactive in-store product displays designed to deliver a hands-on experience for its Pro DJ product lines in the retail environment. The unique retail display debuted last week at the 2009 Winter NAMM tradeshow. The Pro DJ Retail Experience accommodates the full line of Pioneer Pro DJ products.
JBL LSR2300Jan 26, 2009
At Winter NAMM 2009
, JBL Professional
is introducing the new LSR2300
Series Studio Monitor System, delivering professional performance at price points within reach of any studio. The LSR2300 Series addresses the demand for cost-effective, high-performance monitoring systems, driven by the proliferation of affordable, computer-based production systems.
What to Do with 700 MHz Wireless Mic SystemsJan 23, 2009
With the move out of the 700 MHz frequency band, many mic manufacturers have instituted policies and services to help their customers make the transition
Crown introduces XTI6000Jan 20, 2009
Reprising the broad market success of its XTI Series of portable sound amplifiers for live sound and fixed applications, Crown Audio
is introducing the next generation XTI6000
that features advanced power performance, improved system reliability, and a new breakthrough user interface for configuration and control in Crown’s HiQnet™ Band Manager™
I-Key Shows The HDR-7 Field Recorder AT NAMMJan 18, 2009
I-Key a leaser in cutting edge electronics displayed their new field recorder the HDR-7.
Perfect for recording interviews, pod-casts, meetings, class lectures and seminars, and also live performances the HDR-7
will be in stores soon.