Odyssey Debuts Scrim WerksAug 26, 2010
The Odyssey Scrim Werks™ Triangular Scrims, also referred to as speaker and/or lighting tripod stand scrims, are designed to have a variety of functional and decorative uses. For mobile DJ setups, they can be used to cover speaker and light stand setups for a cleaner and more professional look
20 Years Strong: DJ Expo Sees 16-Percent GrowthAug 24, 2010
With a sold-out exhibit hall and a 16-percent rise in attendance from its ’09 event—up 24-percent for the past two shows—the 2010 DJ Expo raised the roof at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., this past Aug. 16-19.
Clean up your act! The “back to school” dance TOP 30Aug 18, 2010
Now you can cheat! Here is a safe dance list for school dances(updated here on Mobile Beat every week). It’s a new feature that will save you the time and energy of finding, screening and reviewing all lyrics of each weeks airplay favorites. Plus a list of the current songs you probably shouldn’t play.
Beamz Interactive Unveils the Beamz PlayerAug 3, 2010
Beamz Interactive, an interactive music products company that develops innovative musical instruments and music entertainment products to enable people of all ages and skill levels to play music, today unveiled the Beamz Player at the E3 Expo (Dynaflex Booth #5754). This new and improved interactive music system features a sleek, smaller-footprint design with four laser beams that trigger up to 12 different instruments, music clips, sound effects, or vocals as you pass your hands through the beams. Each beam controls a different pre-programmed instrument, rhythm or sound, so users can easily arrange and create their own music each time they play a song.
AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES 2000 SERIES WIRELESSJul 17, 2010
Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is enhancing its highly successful 2000 Series wireless systems with several new products and technology updates, including the ATW-R2100a receiver, the ATW-T210a body-pack transmitter and the ATW-T220a handheld transmitter.
Denon DN-F400 Audio Playback Sytem ArrivesMay 21, 2010
Every school administrator’s nightmare: just before an assembly begins, instead of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the auditorium gets a taste of “Welcome to the Jungle.” Every college football coach’s nightmare: you’re on defense and the opposing quarterback takes the snap, but the music over the P.A. system continues to play, drawing the home team defenders a 15-yard interference penalty.
Zoom’s H1 Handy RecorderMay 12, 2010
Zoom is excited to announce availability and shipping dates for its smallest recorder to date, the new H1 Handy Recorder. Weighing in at about 2 oz, the H1 records big sound despite its tiny footprint and features the same studio-quality microphones as Zoom’s renowned H2 – the most popular handheld recorder in the world. The H1 is priced at just $99, making it one of the most affordable professional recording solutions available.
AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES USED AT GMA DOVE AWARDSMay 4, 2010
Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, provided wireless solutions for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, taped live on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Nashvilles Grand Ole Opry House, and broadcast on GMC, Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Mackie Launches New SRM1801 1000 Watt Powered SubwooferMay 4, 2010
Mackie today announces a powerful new compact subwoofer, designed specifically for use with the SRM450v2 — the Mackie SRM1801 Powered Subwoofer. The SRM1801 delivers the most power, output and low frequency extension in its class, offering tremendous value for any customer interested in adding massive low end to their portable PA system. It is also the first-ever subwoofer specifically designed to pair with the tremendously popular SRM450v2.
New Custom Entertainment Laser Systems Web Site LaunchesApr 5, 2010
X-Laser has quickly become the industry standard brand for mid-high powered custom entertainment laser systems designed specifically for DJs, bands, neighborhood bars and clubs. Now, with the recent launch of Nocturne by X-Laser, these projectors have become powerful enough to be at home in even the largest of venues.
American Audio PPA-210 IntroducedMar 24, 2010
American Audio has introduced the ultimate all-in-one PA system for mobile entertainers or anyone who has to take their sound with them. The new PPA-210 is a compact portable PA system with built-in digital effects, graphic EQ and portable playback. A complete turnkey system, the PPA-210, contains all the PA gear you could possibly need, including two 10” speakers, an 8-chanel powered mixer, dynamic microphone and every cable -- including a mic cable and two 20’ speaker cables -- required to set it all up.
Pioneer to discontinue the CDJ-1000MK3 in UKMar 12, 2010
In the UK Pioneer has announced that they are to discontinue production of their groundbreaking CDJ-1000 CD deck, which has been the industry standard for years now.
CHAUVET Finds a Niche in the Barbecue MarketMar 9, 2010
CHAUVET lighting retail dealer Pablo Elizondo figured out how to cash in on Texans’ passion for barbecuing by making his own barbecue pit complete with trusses, lights, speakers, plasma TVs and a DJ stand.
“My main concern is growing my business,” said Elizondo, who owns DJ Centro in Houston. “We can rent it out for parties or do catering.”
YOU MAY NOW KISS THE DJ!Feb 13, 2010
When Jimmie Hontz Jr. and Rachel Welch exchanged their vows before a minister on their very special wedding day on Wednesday, February 10th, their wedding was traditional in every way; there were flowers, a tiered wedding cake, champagne, a minister and about 500 DJs!
Shure Mobilizes Community for FCC DeadlineFeb 1, 2010
Shure, Inc. is mobilizing the pro audio community in response to the Federal Communications Commission's proposed expansion of Part 74 licensing eligibility for wireless microphones.