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.
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.
CHAUVET goes Country with Grand Ole OpryMay 28, 2008
Originating as a radio broadcast in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is often called “the home of Country music.” Naturally, when country’s most famous stage decided to renovate some of the existing lighting show, each choice was scrutinized to the smallest detail, as CHAUVET COLORado 1 and COLORado 3 units were selected to replace 1000-watt cyclorama lights around the stage. Tyler Bryan, the Opry’s lighting director, says the COLORado units were chosen because they “blew the other units away.”
XONE:S2 MIXERS RAISE THE ROOFTOP AT NYC’s HUDSON TERRACEMay 23, 2008
D&A Collective has installed two Allen & Heath Xone:S2 mixers at the Hudson Terrace in New York City to manage the venue’s main dance floor and huge roof deck. High above 46th St in Manhattan’s Midtown West, the new Hudson Terrace excels as an exclusive event space and night club boasting a 7,000 square foot rooftop deck in addition to more than 8,000 square feet of multi-function space, bar, and outdoor patio.
Passing of Bruce Keslar, founder and National Director of NAMEMay 22, 2008
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Keslar, founder and National Director of NAME
this past Saturday May 17th 2008. Bruce suffered a massive heart attack and passed on at Montgomery County Hospital.
TONIUM LAUNCHES PACEMAKER COMMUNITYMay 19, 2008
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.
Xone DJ Mixers Hit WMCMay 18, 2008
Allen & Heath’s leading Xone DJ mixers were prevalent during the recent Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami this March. Now in its 23rd year, WMC is regarded as the singular networking event in the dance music industry, attracting professionals from over 62 countries.
Shure Files With FCC Against "White Spaces" PlansMay 7, 2008
Shure Incorporated placed a filing with the Federal Communications Commission Monday vehemently against the approaches taken in “white space” plans proffered by major technology companies--including Microsoft, Google and Motorola--that would reallocate use of the “empty channels” between broadcast television stations’ frequencies.
Wedding Feather Banners DJ Upsell ExtraordinaireMay 6, 2008
Over the years wedding DJs have expanded their duties to include more than just DJing. In a quest for more of the wedding budget pie, they have added upsells that allow them to expand their services into décor, video montages, planning and coordination and more.
The moment I first saw the Wedding Feather Banners at the LDI show I could see the viability of them being a great upsell for DJs that perform at outside weddings.
DJ Cruise For DJs Changes HandsApr 24, 2008
The DJ Cruise for Mobile Entertainers is making history by sailing on its 10th Cruise…making it the longest running cruise for DJ’s and Mobile Entertainers. And this year we have made several changes.
After 2 years of working together, our previous partner, Ryan Burger, has decided that it is time to hand the reigns over completely to Alan and Debbie McKenzie (creator of the original West Coast Mobile Entertainers Cruise) in order to concentrate his efforts on his core businesses.
American Audio MP3 Maestro Media PlayerApr 16, 2008
The Media Operator from American Audio is the ideal solution for playing and controlling MP3 tracks in retail locations, buildings, restaurants – any installation where an easy, reliable way to manage digital music is needed. An all-in-one, simple-to-operate professional MP3 player, the Media Operator can play digital tracks from both SD cards and USB sticks/drives
D&M Holdings Acquires Allen & Heath of UKApr 3, 2008
D&M Holdings Inc. announced today the completion of the acquisition of Allen & Heath Holdings Limited of Penryn, Cornwall, England, a leading designer and manufacturer of audio mixing consoles for professional sound engineers, live sound installations and DJs. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings per share in FY2008.
REMIX HOTEL ROCKS MIAMI—AGAIN!Apr 1, 2008
Remix Hotel Miami, presented by Beatport with Premier Technology Partner Apple, established its most successful event to date, as an attendance of more than 10,000 avid music enthusiasts flocked to The National Hotel for the nation's leading music-technology showcase from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30. General admission was free.
International DJ Expo heads "Back To The Boardwalk" in ‘08, Unveils All-New Seminar & Panel Program TracksMar 20, 2008
After several years at the Atlantic City Convention Center, DJ Times’ annual confab of DJs, gear manufacturers, and other industry movers & shakers, the International DJ Expo
heads “Back to the Boardwalk” to the glittering Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino
in Atlantic City, NJ
from August 11-14, 2008
Shure Sets The Wireless Record StraightFeb 28, 2008
Shure has a strong message for our wireless microphone customers. "The sky is not falling," says Michael Pettersen, Director of Applications Engineering, whose department talks to hundreds of wireless microphone users every week. "Most people have heard only half of the story, and that half is often wrong."