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    Mobile Beat article on Wedding order of events

    Hey everyone, A few years back, Mobile Beat did a huge article that pretty much laid out the order of events at a wedding. Does anyone know how to find that article, or does anyone have it in electronic format that can send it to me? Thanks!
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    Hard echo in large, high ceilinged rooms

    Hey guys, I have a gig coming up where I'll be playing in a room that has high ceilings and flat, featureless walls. It is about the size of a gymnasium. I'm going to be playing music and doing announcements as they have a bridal fashion show. How can I avoid the hard echoes while making...
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    How would you respond? (Sorry, long post)

    Greetings colleagues! Below, I'm posting a series of emails between myself and a potential client. I wanted to get your opinions on how I've handled this contact so far, and what your response would be to his last email...
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    Cleaning/repairing cds?

    Greetings colleagues, I was just wondering what you guys might be using to clean or restore your cds? I've seen several products marketed, but what works? As always, any information you wish to share is appreciated. And to all my fellows that have served our great country, and to any...
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    Hotel Free WiFi vs your wireless audio system

    So, I was in my local music store the other day talking to one of the guys in the pro audio section. He tells me that the free WiFi offered at most hotels would interfere with a wireless sound system. I pooh-poohed it at the time because this particular store doesn't sell any wireless systems...
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    Where can I find a list of upcoming dj conventions?

    Hello colleagues, I was wondering where I could find a list of all the dates for any other dj conventions happening the rest of calendar year 2009. I would also like to find a list of conventions for 2010 as well. Any place I can find such a list? Also, are there any conventions that...
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    SWEAT (and body odor)! How do you deal with it?

    Greetings colleagues, Many of us perform in a suit or a tux. My question is, how do you cope with sweating during your performance? I can break out into a sweat while thinking about a cold winter day, sitting in my air conditioned house. So when I perform, I sweat a lot. I use a lot...
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    Incorporating other perfomers into your show

    Hello everyone, As some of you may know, I am in the process of making major changes to my business. As I was mulling over some changes, I thought about a working partnership with other entertainment professionals, such as magicians, or dance group, etc. I was wondering if any of you...
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    Question after 1st mp3 gig

    Hello all! Well last night I did my first gig using a laptop and my hard drive with mp3s on it. Here was my setup: 320GB WD My Book Toshiba Satellite Laptop with 512mb SDRAM, 100GB HDD, 15.4" screen. Numark DJ/IO Virtual DJ 5.2 (Trial Version) This was connected to my MTX mixer...
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    DDS80, HDCD1, DN-HD2500, or DN-HC4500? HELP!

    Okay, so I'm REALLY looking at this whole digital thing. However, there's so many great products out there, I don't know which way to go. Which controller to use, which software (SOFTWARE?!?!, don't even get me started on SOFTWARE! :mad: ), what mixer, laptop (?), etc. So many choices...
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    Mixer with sound card and mic inputs

    Hi all, I'm going to take the plunge and switch over to MP3 (eventually). I was wondering if any of you use or know of a mixer board that has a sound card and also has multiple mic inputs. I was looking at the Rane MP4, but it only appears to have one mic input. Anyone know of any others...
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    Does Billboard have a music subscrtiption service?

    Hey all, I was just wondering if Billboard puts out a monthly cd subscription? If so, does anyone know how I can get them? I didn't find anything on Billboard's site. As always, thanks in advance for your input...
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    How do you keep up with current music?

    I know most of us have subscriptions to various music services. This is not a question so much about whether or not your music service is keeping up with the times. No, what I'm asking is, how do YOU know what's hot and what's not? Do you listen to several radio station each day? Do you...
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    Is the economy affecting your business?

    We see and hear it everyday; people are losing their homes, gas prices are skyrocketing, even groceries are twice what they used to be. Is anyone seeing a direct effect on your business? I guess the better question would be is the economy affecting your bookings? How?
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    Questions about ripping to mp3

    Hello all, I've read different comments about mp3s. I was wondering what would be the best bitrate for mp3s. I have a hard drive that has thousands of mp3s that have 192kbs bitrate. Is that good? Thus far I've only been playing around on my external pc speakers. At this point I can't...
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    Lights, foggers, ACTION!

    Hello again colleagues, So, on to lights and fog. I don’t often get the opportunity to compare lights in person, so I’m relying on your input to compare for me. So, first question: moving heads or intel lights? I’ve seen videos of both. To me, they seem to behave similarly except that...
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    QSC Speakers, DJ Worx, wireless DMX, oh my. . . . .

    Hello all, I’m looking (again) to update my system. This time, I’m looking to lighten the load. I’m planning on moving from passive speakers to active speakers. Although I’ve been a dj for over 10 years, my technical knowledge is not very strong. So, I’m looking to update my knowledge along...
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    Cases for lights

    Hi all, After being inspired by pics and videos of light shows here on PRODJ, I am once again giving serious thought to weening myself off the spin & puke lights of old. I've looked at several fixtures, but have not yet made any decisions. As I was looking, however, the question of protection...
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    Am I missing something? (Long Post - sorry)

    Hello fellow pros, I had a wedding this past Saturday night. It was small wedding scheduled for 120 people. I was doing both the ceremony and reception. The crowd was a decent mix, mostly family and friends – blue-collar types that weren’t afraid to let their hair down. Age ranged...
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    Do you have a Party Planner Form?

    Hello all, My partner and I have talked about using forms to plan parties. We were going to create one for corporate parties (since the holiday season is coming). We already have one that we use for wedding receptions, but need some input on what a corporate party planner should contain...
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