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Best Fog Machines 2017

Jan 25, 2017 2:48:13 PM

best fog machines 2017

The fog machine has been a staple in nearly every lighting setup. From mobile DJs, to nightclubs, to large arenas and concert venues, fog machines give light beams a boost, and create an absolutely "wow" factor for DJ effect lights and moving heads. As lighting has evolved, so has the fog machine. And while you can still get a classic "no-frills" fog machine, there are opportunities to do so much more. Here are our best fog machines for 2017 so far!  Now without further ado...

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Comments | Posted in Tips & Tricks By DJ Double XL

Best DJ Lights 2017

Dec 12, 2016 1:20:40 PM

best dj lights 2017

It was a big year for DJ lights. We've gotten more wireless, more portable, and brighter this year. We've seen all-in-one setups in small packages. The world of DJ effect lights is truly innovative in design, and will continue to be so for 2017. For now, here's our current top products based on both sales and site search, and traffic trends. This list does not include moving heads and higher end lighting, which we'll create a separate list for. We'll be updating the best DJ lights list on a monthly basis for 2017. Now without further ado...

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Best DJ Controllers 2017

Dec 6, 2016 3:26:03 PM

One of our favorite lists to create at the end of the year! We've measured thousands of sales and website activity to help bring you the list of the best DJ controllers for 2016-2017. If you're looking for the best controllers for DJs, this is one of the best places to start.Now without further ado...

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Best Powered Speakers 2016-2017

Nov 30, 2016 1:23:57 PM

Looking for the best powered speakers for your setup? Thousands of customers can’t be wrong. From what people are searching for, to what people are buying, we’ve pulled in endless data to come up with the best powered speakers in 2016-2017. If you’re looking for a new speaker choice, this is the first place to look.

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Perhaps one of the most photographed moments of any wedding is the first dance. As one of the memories that any couple wants to preserve for a lifetime, anything to add extra "wow" factor to these few minutes is extremely valuable to photographers, videographers, and guests. While intimate lighting certainly creates an elegant scene, the idea of dancing on clouds is something of a fantasy-world idea.

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Comments | Posted in Tips & Tricks By DJ Double XL

Whether you're stepping into the world of lighting design, looking to step up your theatre lighting effects, or just a mobile DJ wanting to offer something more, DMX lighting can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time. What does DMX mean? Is programming difficult? Do I need DMX control for my lighting? What's a universe? Surely there's a lot to go over if you're just looking into DMX, and the information can often be overwhelming. At the same time, technology has afforded the opportunity for everyone from churches, to clubs, to private businesses, to offer something above and beyond the "set it and forget it" method.

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Comments | Posted in Tips & Tricks By DJ Double XL

6 Smart Ideas for the Mobile DJ

Nov 11, 2016 2:40:47 PM

If you've been a mobile DJ since the 90's or earlier, you often reminisce (but not miss!) the days when gear wasn't so small. From bulky lighting to endless crates of CDs and vinyl, the setup of a mobile rig often involved intensive manual labor. Heavy lifting was both dreaded and expected at every gig. But for the love of the art, you persevered. Today, that hard work has paid off. Music has gone digital. Setups are lighter and more portable than ever before. But if you're still looking to lighten the load a bit, here are six of our favorite add-ons that have made setup a little simpler for the mobile DJ.
Photo Credit: Eric Huybrechts - Unaltered

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Pioneer Shows Off WeDJ iPad App

Sep 8, 2016 11:48:24 AM

In January of 2016, Pioneer revealed their own DJ software called rekordboxdj (it's even in lowercase for a cooler look). Since then, Pioneer has released DJ controllers that were targeted at this endeavor versus their previous releases that utilize a Serato DJ license and it's been a good move on Pioneer's part thus far. Today, Pioneer is expanding their software creations into the world of the iPad with the WeDJ app.

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Outdoor weddings, backyard BBQs, beach parties, camping...there are dozens of reasons we can think of that you'd need to get sound where there's no power. Bluetooth has made it possible to take the music with us, but in the event of a party, portable speakers aren't the easiest thing to come by until lately. When you've got a group of folks itching for tunes, sometimes those personal speakers don't quite cut it. Here are 4 of our favorite powered speakers that are completely battery-powered, allowing you to take your speakers where power is hard to come by.

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Comments | Posted in Tips & Tricks By DJ Double XL

Got vinyl? Chances are you've got dust, too. Whether you're an LP aficianado or a lover of vinyl in conjunction with DJ software, taking care of your records should certainly be a priority. While there is no absolute way to really purify a record, there are ways to clean them, and there's plenty of research that's gone into the some of these ideas for keeping your vinyl around a while.

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