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YAMAHA FT. QOBUZ: AN UNRIVALLED HIGH RESOLUTION MUSIC EXPERIENCE
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Yamaha has announced a very special offer with high resolution music streaming service Qobuz. If you buy a pair of HS series powered loudspeakers or an HS8S powered subwoofer between December 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022*, you will receive a free, three-month Qobuz subscription.**
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LAVOCE PARTNERS WITH BISHOPSOUND FOR UK DISTRIBUTION
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Lavoce Italiana, the transducer company with a heritage of over 30 years designing and manufacturing professional loudspeaker transducers, are excited to announce the appointment of BishopSound as their exclusive distributor for the UK market.
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HEADSTOCK AUDIO DROP NEW PORTABLE BATTERY PA
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From the brands inception in 1968, HH Electronics have spearheaded innovative audio product design.

With the introduction of the positively received Tensor loudspeaker range in 2020, HH Electronics are expanding Tensor further with the inclusion of the versatile, portable array system; Tensor-Go.
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RCF ART 9 SERIES MAKES A GIANT LEAP FORWARD IN AUDIO TECHNOLOGY
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ART 9 sets a new standard in professional audio with its innovative electroacoustic design and extreme versatility, delivering stellar performance in a rugged, tour-ready cabinet. ART 9 is a reliable audio solution that can be used as the main sound system, fill speaker, or stage monitor.
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INTRODUCING THE KINSMAN KPA500, 240WATT COMPACT TOWER PA SYSTEM
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Kinsman have eradicated all the problems associated with rigging small PA systems with the KPA500 Compact Tower PA System. With its robust, slim, attractive lightweight design and easy set up, you are minutes away from one trip from the car to playing live.
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ALTO PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES THE NEW TX3 SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS
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With the TX3 Series, Alto Professional has created a family of powered loudspeakers suitable for your most demanding gigs, night after night. Utilising much of the technology of our acclaimed TS3 series, the new TX3 Series delivers the power and clarity you need to sound your best.
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FIND YOUR FREQUENCY: INTRODUCING THE VM SERIES MONITOR SPEAKERS
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The VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80 monitor speakers produce clear audio with fast-attacking, punchy bass.
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XVIVE LAUNCH THE P1 PORTABLE PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY AND MD1 BLUETOOTH MIDI ADAPTER
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Xvive have added two new items to their range of innovative products, the battery driven, 12/48 volt P1 Portable Phantom Power Supply and MD1 Bluetooth MIDI Adapter, once again delivering impressive performance with reassuring quality and reliability.
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BOSE UNVEILS ADVANCED PORTABILITY AND POWER WITH THE NEW L1 PRO PORTABLE LINE ARRAY FAMILY
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Five New Bose Portable PA Products Offer Leading Enhancements, Including Stunning Clarity and Bass, Wireless Mixer Control and Space-saving RaceTrack Design
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M-AUDIO EXTENDS THE BX FAMILY OF INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO MONITORS WITH THE COMPACT BX4 & BX3
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Two new additions to the famous M-Audio BX monitor series - the BX3 and BX4 – bring 120 watts of studio quality sound to livestreams, podcasts, and music productions everywhere.
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JHS DISTRIBUTE POWERWERKS SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS IN THE UK/ROI/FRANCE/BENELUX & GERMANY.
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JHS are thrilled to be the distributors of Powerwerks, a comprehensive range of high-quality sound reinforcement products, designed in the USA and based on the immense knowledge and manufacturing expertise of the Hanser Music Group founded in 1924.
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COMPETITION TIME - WIN YOUR ENTIRE ORDER BACK!
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We're offering 3 lucky customers the chance to get your order for FREE when you checkout before 30.09.2020.
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KAM LAUNCH THE ‘QUARTET ECO’ MULTI-CHANNEL UHF WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM.
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The new Kam Quartet Eco is a complete, easy to operate, professional multi-channel UHF wireless microphone system, delivering impressive performance, with reassuring quality and reliability.
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PEAVEY LN1263 COLUMN ARRAY
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Peavey UK are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Peavey LN1263 Column Array in the UK & Ireland.
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KAM LAUNCH 4 NEW KXR SERIES PROFESSIONAL GRADE POWER AMPLIFIERS
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Kam are renowned as a company committed to innovation and quality, designing energy efficient, easy to operate products packed with the latest technology, proven once again with 4 new models of the KXR Series of high quality, professional grade, stereo power amplifiers.
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INTRODUCING THE HDJ-CUE1 HEADPHONES FROM PIONEER DJ
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Start your DJ journey with HDJ-CUE1 headphones. Available in four different models, these fresh units come with modest price tags and bold features.
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THE NEW PROFESSIONAL AUDIO STREAMING DEVICE
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Newhank Stream IT is a highend audio streaming preamplifier with network and Bluetooth aptX HD connectivity. Adding Stream IT to your current system will enable you to stream music from your smart device, USB, NAS or streaming services, such as Spotify,Tidal or Qobuz in high resolution by 4STREAM App, AirPlay, Bluetooth or other DLNA apps.
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BISHOPSOUND LAUNCHES DELTA DUAL TWIN 12" ACTIVE SUBWOOFER
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Compact punchy powered subwoofers are in high demand for mobile and installation applications. Even home cinema fans are demanding deeper and more powerful subwoofers that accurately reproduce the pounding low frequencies that Dolby Atmos motion picture soundtracks deliver.
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AKAI PROFESSIONAL® INTRODUCES MPC LIVE II – THE FIRST MPC WITH BUILT-IN STEREO MONITORS
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Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced its newest portable standalone music production centre the MPC Live II, packed with all the enhancements from the recent software update for the entire MPC line, MPC 2.8.
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SAVE UP TO 15% WHEN YOU BUILD YOUR OWN BUNDLE
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Bishopsound have made it easier than ever to build your ultimate set up. Whether it be Active Powered, Passive or a bit of both, you can build your perfect bundle with ease, all while saving up to 15%.
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ASK RCFS ANDY!
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Given so many people are currently in lockdown, RCF UK thought it might be time for you to get the answer to the PA question/ issue that has always been on your mind.
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PIONEER DJ INTRODUCES GOLD-COLOURED HDJ-X5BT-N HEADPHONES
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Stand out from the crowd with the new gold-coloured version of Pioneer DJ’s HDJ-X5BT headphones. With Bluetooth® wireless technology and a wired connection, these over-ear cans are ideal for both DJing and monitoring tracks on the move.
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SOFTWARE UPDATE RELEASED FOR DENON DJ PRIME 4
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Denon DJ today announced that its Prime 4 DJ controller is now enabled for both hard-wired and Wi-Fi internet connection, via a new Firmware update (v1.4). This update, delivered within a forum-based public beta initiative, brings the global streaming and entertainment platform TIDAL to the Prime 4.
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BISHOPSOUND MAKES GLASTONBURY DEBUT
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UK-based PA manufacturing company and regular Pro Mobile advertiser BishopSound is making its debut at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend. BishopSound speakers are to be used exclusively on a new stage being run by the long-established Glastonbury suppliers, A1 Entertainments from Bristol.
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PIONEER DJ EXPANDS DDJ RANGE WITH CONTROLLER IDEAL FOR MOBILE DJS
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The latest addition to Pioneer DJ’s line-up of DJ software controllers, the DDJ-800, is aimed squarely at the mobile DJ market. Inheriting the layout design of the 4-channel DDJ-1000, which has proved popular with many professional mobile DJs, the new DDJ-800 is a 2-channel model which is smaller, lighter and more affordable than its bigger brother.
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DENON DJ UNVEILS PRIME 4 STANDALONE DJ CONTROLLER
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Denon DJ has unveiled its latest DJ controller, the Prime 4, a 4-channel standalone DJ system with 10-inch multi-touch display, a built-in SATA hard drive bay and independent zone output. Launched ahead of the NAMM music industry trade show that takes place in LA next week, the Prime 4 is due to land with DJ retailers in March.
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PEAVEY UNITY DR16 DIGITAL MIXER LANDS IN THE UK
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Peavey has confirmed the immediate availability of the new UNITY DR16 16 channel digital mixer in the UK. The first entry in the UNITY Series of digital mixer products is a fully expandable and highly adaptable mixing solution that delivers professional-grade audio all controllable via the Peavey UNITY Mix iOS app.
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MAKE ANY MICROPHONE WIRELESS WITH THE NEW XVIVE XU3
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The new XU3 from audio accessory company Xvive is an easy to use solution for wirelessly transmitting any audio signal. It can be used to turn any regular corded microphone into a wireless mic as well as for sending the signal from a DJ mixer to active speakers that can’t be easily reached using a cable.
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QSC INTRODUCES CP SERIES POWERED LOUDSPEAKERS
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QSC has recently introduced the new CP Series of compact, powered loudspeakers. The CP models have been designed to deliver a best-in-class powered loudspeaker solution for customers who desire QSC performance, quality and reliability at a value price point. Further enhancing the products’ appeal, an ultra-compact form factor and light weight combine to offer easy transport and deployment.
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BLUETOOTH UPGRADE FOR PIONEER DJ’S POPULAR HDJ-X5 HEADPHONES
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Pioneer DJ has upgraded its affordable HDJ-X5 DJ headphones, adding Bluetooth® wireless technology to create the HDJ-X5BT. This makes these new over-ear headphones a perfect multi-purpose choice, which can be used for listening to music at home or on the move as well as for DJing duties.
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DENON DJ LAUNCHES SC5000M MEDIA CONTROLLER BOASTING MOTORIZED PLATTER
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Denon DJ has announced the introduction of its new SC5000M, a motorized platter DJ media player based on the innovative SC5000 Prime. The new SC5000M model is designed to bring DJs the true essence of vinyl-based turntable performance but combined with ultimate creative control over their digital music files.
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PIONEER DJ LAUNCH NEW ENTRY-LEVEL CONTROLLER
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With the future of the DJ industry in mind, Pioneer DJ’s new rekordbox dj controller has been specifically developed for those just starting out who want to learn the basics of DJing. The lightweight and portable unit has a layout inspired by Pioneer DJ’s professional-calibre units, but also integrates newly-introduced software features that are designed to help new DJs learn their craft.
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ALTO PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES TWO NEW SPEAKER RANGES
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Alto Professional has expanded its product line-up with the release of two new series of powered loudspeakers that are ideal for use by mobile DJs. The top of the range Truesonic TS3 range and lower cost new TX2 range encompass a total of eight models, all of which are available now.
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NEW PROFESSIONAL ON-EAR DJ HEADPHONES FROM PIONEER DJ
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Following the launch of Pioneer DJ’s HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7 and HDJ-X5 professional over-ear DJ headphone models in autumn 2017, the company is now releasing the new HDJ-S7 professional on-ear DJ headphones. The new model offers outstanding audio quality, superior durability and improved functionality for comfortable DJing.
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PIONEER UNVEILS THE DDJ-SB3 SERATO DJ LITE CONTROLLER
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Pioneer DJ has upgraded one of its popular Serato DJ controllers to create the new 2-channel DDJ-SB3, designed for dedicated use with Serato DJ Lite (previously known as Serato DJ Intro). The new controller offers an intuitive interface for beginner DJs to craft professional performances and improve their skills.
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HK AUDIO INTRODUCES DJ-FOCUSED LUCAS 2K
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HK Audio has expanded its active PA range with the LUCAS 2K, a new compact system specifically optimised for mobile DJs. There are two models available: LUCAS 2K15 features a 15” wooden bass reflex subwoofer, while LUCAS 2K18 comes with an 18” sub to offer even more low-end. Both systems are completed by a pair of 8”/1” satellites.
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JBL EON ONE PRO RECHARGEABLE PORTABLE PA NOW AVAILABLE
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The battery-powered EON ONE PRO enables DJs to perform and present absolutely anywhere, unrestricted by the availability of power sockets. This makes it ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies or drinks receptions as well as any other situations where music or amplified speech is required in a place where mains power is unavailable.
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W AUDIO INTRODUCES NEW WIRELESS MICROPHONE RANGE
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The Prolight Concepts Group has expanded its W Audio range with a collection of eight new wireless microphone systems. Comprising both VHF and UHF models, as well as handheld, belt pack and headset options, the whole range is competitively priced to offer great value for money.
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HH ELECTRONICS LAUNCH NEW TESSEN AND TESSEN-X RANGES
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Iconic PA brand HH Electronics has recently launched two new ranges of loudspeakers: TESSEN and TESSEN-X. Across the two product line-ups are a wide variety of active and passive full range speaker cabinets and subs, many of which are ideally suited to the needs of mobile DJs.
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D.A.S AUDIO ENTERS THE DJ MARKET
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Although less well-known in the UK, D.A.S Audio is a leading professional loudspeaker manufacturer headquartered in Valencia, Spain. Having previously concentrated on the installation and touring markets, particularly in mainland Europe, D.A.S is now setup with a solid UK distributor – Vortice AV – and has recently launched a new range of powerful, feature-packed and affordable speakers that are ideal for mobile DJs.
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PIONEER DJ INTRODUCES THE DJM-750MK2
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Pioneer DJ has today unveiled an updated version of its DJM-750 four-channel mixer. The new DJM-750MK2 inherits many features and design elements from the brand’s flagship DJM-900NXS2 product, but will be available at a substantially lower price point.
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PEAVEY INTRODUCES PVXP DSP POWERED ENCLOSURES
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Designed with mobile DJs – amongst other users – in mind, the new PVXp DSP powered enclosures from Peavey provide a combination of clarity, ease of use, and sophistication. Offering ADSP (Advanced Digital Signal Processing) technology, a larger box for better bass, and plenty of power, the PVXp DSP series represents Peavey’s next level of PA speakers.
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MONACOR APPOINTED AS EXCLUSIVE UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR GEMINI
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Monacor UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of German lighting and audio company Monacor International GMbH, has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Gemini DJ to supply the UK and Irish markets. The new deal will see Monacor UK stock and distribute a wide selection of both Gemini DJ and Pro Audio products, as well as providing after service support through their own UK service centre.
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PIONEER DJ ‘OPENS UP THE REKORDBOX ECOSYSTEM’ WITH LAUNCH OF NEW INTERFACE 2 HARDWARE
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Pioneer DJ has announced that it is ‘opening up the rekordbox ecosystem’ to all DJs by releasing the INTERFACE 2. This new 2-channel audio interface allows DJs to use rekordbox dvs to control the digital music on their computer with any hardware setup.
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INTRODUCING AVANTE AUDIO
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The ADJ Group of Companies has announced the launch of AVANTE Audio – a new professional audio brand born from a passion for audio excellence. The vision behind AVANTE is to produce high quality products – that offer both sonic and aesthetic beauty – at attainable prices in order to provide the greatest possible audio experience for its users.
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QSC INTRODUCES K.2 SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS
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Today (Monday the 17th of April 2017), QSC has unveiled its new K.2 Series, the next generation of the company’s global best-selling K Family line of powered loudspeakers. The new K.2 Series, which is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and 12-inch K12.2 full-range loudspeakers, offers a number of significant feature upgrades. QSC has also announced the introduction of the KS212C, a first-in-class, single-box powered cardiod subwoofer.
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PIONEER DJ UNVEILS DJM-250MK2 2-CHANNEL DJ MIXER
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Pioneer DJ has upgraded one of its most popular 2-channel mixers to create the DJM-250MK2. This new mixer is the entry point into the DJM series and is packed with professional features including the Magvel crossfader and Sound Color FX filter from the DJM-900NXS2.
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AMERICAN AUDIO DEBUTS 6 NEW PRODUCTS AT NAMM 2017
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American Audio is debuting six new additions to its line-up of professional audio products at the 2017 NAMM show which began in Los Angeles, California today (Thursday the 19th of January). The new items comprise three corded mics, two pairs of headphones and package of four wireless mics with a 4-way 1U rack-mount receiver.
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PEAVEY LAUNCHES SP2 SERIES SPEAKER ENCLOSURE IN THE UK
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Peavey UK has confirmed the immediate availability of the brand’s passive SP2 speaker enclosure in the UK. The SP2 enclosure is a two-way, full-range/bi-ampable sound reinforcement system that packs a raft of features into a lightweight and compact package.
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PIONEER DJ NXS2 SETUP NOW COMPATIBLE WITH SERATO DJ
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Pioneer DJ has announced that Serato DJ is now officially compatible with its flagship NXS2 DJ hardware setup. This is part of the new Pioneer DJ Certification Program, an initiative to evaluate products from other companies and certify them as compatible with Pioneer DJ gear so that DJs know they can use them together with confidence.
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FBT VERTUS CS1000 NOW SHIPPING
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The much-anticipated new VERTUS CS1000 active PA system from FBT is now on demo and available to buy from DJ retailers across the UK and Ireland. Thanks to its unique compact design that allows the top column speaker to sit inside the sub enclosure for transport, this system is ideally suited to mobile DJs.
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PEAVEY’S RBN SERIES RIBBON DRIVER SPEAKERS HIT THE UK
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Peavey UK has confirmed the arrival of its RBN Series speaker enclosures in the UK. Available through exclusive UK distributors Barnes & Mullins Ltd, the RBN Series speakers feature proprietary 120mm true ribbon high frequency drivers. Typically used in studio environments, ribbon drivers offer unrivalled crystal-clear audio reproduction as well as wide horizontal dispersion.
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PEAVEY TO SHOWCASE PA GEAR AT JG WINDOWS’ ‘BIG NAME EVENT’ ON SATURDAY
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Peavey UK has confirmed that it will be showcasing its musical instrument and pro audio catalogue at the upcoming ‘Big Name Event’ hosted by North-East music retailer JG Windows. The event is taking place on Saturday (22nd of October) at JG Windows’ Central Arcade store in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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QSC PREMIERES NEW TOUCHMIX-30 PRO COMPACT DIGITAL MIXER
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QSC has today unveiled the new TouchMix-30 Pro, a 32-channel model expanding its innovative digital mixer line. Perfect for mobile DJs who also offer audio production services or live sound mixing, the TouchMix-30 Pro sets a new standard for performance in a compact digital mixer.
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SERATO DJ RELEASE VERSION 1.9.3 WITH ABLETON LINK
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Serato has released a new update to its professional DJ software package, Serato DJ. Along with a host of bug fixes and optimisations, Version 1.9.3 sees the introduction of a new sampler, support for Roland’s DJ-808 and integration with Ableton Link, which keeps multiple devices and software applications in time when connected over a wireless network.
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PIONEER DJ EXTENDS EQUIPMENT CASE RANGE
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Pioneer DJ is extending its range of equipment cases with seven new custom-designed carry bags specifically created to fit its range of DJ players, mixers and MIDI controllers. Each bag in the range is constructed with an EVA Durashock moulded body, black ballistic polyester and black fleeced lining to create a hard-wearing but lightweight solution.
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RELOOP PARTNERS WITH SERATO AND ALGORIDDIM TO CREATE MIXON 4 CONTROLLER
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The latest controller from Reloop DJ, the MIXON 4, has been developed to be a ‘hybrid’ device designed to work plug ‘n’ play with djay PRO and Serato DJ. It offers multi-platform support for PC/Mac as well as iOS and Android and incorporates an integrated docking station that holds any size of tablet up to an iPad PRO (12.9”).
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ROLAND & SERATO UNVEIL THE DJ-808
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Having teased it over the last few weeks, DJ software giant Serato and musical instrument giant Roland have today announced the first DJ controller from Roland, the DJ-808. A professional 4-channel DJ controller with built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, external instrument connectivity and full Serato DJ integration.
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PIONEER DJ ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PRODUCTS AHEAD OF BPM | PRO 2016
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Today (Thursday the 8th of September), Pioneer DJ has announced three new additions to its range of DJ equipment. The DJM-450 is a feature packed two-channel DJ mixer, the DDJ-WeGO4 is a new entry-level DJ software controller and, finally, WeDJ is a low-cost DJ performance app for iPad.
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FOUR’S COMPANY AS YAMAHA HEADS FOR BPM | PRO
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Yamaha Commercial Audio, Yamaha Pro Audio, Nexo and Line 6 will all have a significant presence at the BPM I PRO Sound & Lighting Show, which takes place at the Genting Arena, Birmingham NEC, next week.
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UPGRADED USB-ONLY DJ PLAYER FROM PIONEER DJ
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Pioneer DJ has announced the launch of the XDJ-1000MK2, an upgrade to the brand’s popular USB-only multiplayer, the XDJ-1000. For the new version, even more features are inherited from Pioneer DJ’s flagship CDJ-2000NXS2, including its 7-inch full-colour high-resolution touch screen and support for playing high-quality FLAC and ALAC files.
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PEAVEY FX2 SERIES MIXERS AVAILABLE NOW
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Distributor Barnes and Mullins has announced the immediate availability of Peavey’s FX2 Series of mixers in the UK. With twice the processing power of the original FX mixers, the FX2 Series have had more than just a simple facelift with innovative technological evolutions and greater capabilities in almost every area of their specification.
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ROLAND ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN V-MODA
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Roland has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in V-MODA, the award-winning maker of world-class high-fidelity headphones and audio devices. The strategic investment is intended to provide both Roland and V-MODA with the resources to together accelerate product development and push the boundaries of audio innovation.
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PIONEER ADDS NEW FEATURES TO REKORDBOX
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New features have been added to Pioneer DJ’s free music management software, rekordbox. Version 4.2.1 brings a new way of easily recording analogue sound sources so that DJs can effortlessly manage digital and analogue music in one library and also introduces a Matching feature that makes it easier to find the perfect track to play next in a set.
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JTS LAUNCHES TC-22 REPLACEMENT CAPSULE FOR PROFESSIONAL WIRELESS SYSTEMS
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JTS has announced the launch of the TC-22 replacement condenser capsule for professional wireless mic systems, offering an unbeatable combination of sound quality and price.
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NUMARK LAUNCHES NEW MIXTRACK PLATINUM DJ CONTROLLER
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Numark has today (1st of August 2016) announced the introduction of its latest DJ controller, the Mixtrack Platinum. This new feature-packed controller comes bundled with Serato DJ software and offers hi-definition LCD displays positioned in the centre of touch-capacitive jog wheels.
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PEAVEY PV 20 USB MIXER NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK
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In line with its continued efforts to bring the most sought after Peavey products to the UK market, distributor Barnes and Mullins have now added the Peavey PV 20 USB to the expansive catalogue of Peavey Pro Audio gear currently accessible to UK customers.
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INMUSIC ACQUIRES RANE AS FOUNDERS RETIRE
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Rane, the company known in the DJ world for designing and manufacturing high-end mixers and DVS interfaces, has been sold to inMusic, the American company that owns DJ equipment manufacturers Numark, Alto Professional and Denon DJ among many other music-related brands.
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FLASH COMPETITION: WIN A PAIR OF ORANGE O EDITION HEADPHONES
#GEAR | #SOUND | #ORANGE
We’ve got a pair of the new Orange O Edition headphones that are reviewed in the current issue of Pro Mobile (77 – May/June 2016) to give away. Worth £149.00, the O Edition headphones are equally suited to DJing as they are to enjoying music at home. If you fancy winning a pair, our competition is easy to enter, but don’t delay, it closes soon!
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NEW HOME FOR FBT AUDIO UK
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FBT AUDIO UK has moved into a new warehouse and office facility in Rochester, Kent, following a period of exceptional growth. The new premises will allow the company to increase stock levels in the UK, ensuring that FBT speakers are readily available for British and Irish DJs.
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NEW COMPACT & FEATURE-PACKED DIGITAL MIXER FROM DAP-AUDIO
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Ideal for mobile DJs who are looking for a powerful but easily portable multi-channel mixer, the new GIG-202 TAB from DAP-Audio is ideal for mixing the sound for live bands, stage productions and even large wedding ceremonies.
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MOBILE DJ HOPES TO PITCH BUSINESS IDEA TO RICHARD BRANSON
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Scottish mobile DJ Stuart Maclennan, the entrepreneur behind the Subsafe Audio range of speaker protectors, hopes to pitch the company’s concept to Richard Branson with the aim of securing funding and business mentoring. Stuart has entered the Virgin Media Business #VOOM 2016 competition and needs help from fellow DJs to get through the first round.
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YAMAHA LAUNCHES NEW PX SERIES POWER AMPLIFIERS
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Yamaha used the recent Frankfurt Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse exhibition to launch a new line of power amplifiers ideally suited to the needs of modern DJs. The PX range is designed to offer durable and light-weight amplification capable of delivering maximum output power while simultaneously protecting the connected speakers with optimised processing.
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HK AUDIO RELEASES LUCAS NANO 608I PORTABLE PA
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The first all-in-one PA system to feature an on-board iPad-enabled mixer, HK Audio has released its new LUCAS NANO 608i, providing mobile DJs with an extremely portable PA that can be easily stored away and is ideal for wedding ceremony music and speeches.
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ORANGE INTRODUCES NEW ‘O’ EDITION HEADPHONES
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Renowned for its guitar and bass amplification, manufacturer Orange Amplification has now introduced its on-ear ‘O’ Edition Headphones, which are designed to deliver superior audio performance and comfort, providing mobile DJs with a stylish and comfortable headphone solution for monitoring their mixes.
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YAMAHA EXTENDS DXS SUBWOOFER RANGE WITH NEW DXS18!
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Yamaha has made a new addition to its popular range of DXS subwoofers with the release of the DXS18, an 18” powered subwoofer that delivers the highest output level and the lowest frequency range capability in the series, making it well-suited to mobile DJs branching out into larger events and venues.
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PEAVEY MIXERS WITH AUTO-TUNE AND BLUETOOTH NOW AVAILABLE
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Barnes and Mullins, the recently appointed UK distributor for Peavey UK, has announced the arrival of a new range of Peavey PV mixers. The new series features mixers offering Auto-Tune and Bluetooth features, ensuring quality vocal sounds and allowing mobile DJs to incorporate the units into their modern wireless setup.
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NUMARK ANNOUNCES RED WAVE CARBON HEADPHONES FOR DJS
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Numark has announced the release of its new Red Wave Carbon headphones, which will offer mobile DJs a professional quality solution for monitoring their mixes, whether they’re DJing at weddings, parties and all-day events, or creating personal mixes and playlists at home.
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ALTO INTRODUCES BAT BLUETOOTH RECEIVER FOR WIRELESS AUDIO
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Alto Professional, manufacturer of live performance sound reinforcement products, has introduced its new BAT audio signal sender. A rechargeable XLR-equipped Bluetooth receiver, the BAT allows mobile DJs to convert their powered loudspeakers into Bluetooth-ready units, so they can stream audio from wirelessly from their laptop or handheld devices.
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NUMARK RELEASES NEW WS-100 DIGITAL WIRELESS MIC SYSTEM
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DJ manufacturer Numark has introduced its new WS-100 – a digital UHF wireless diversity microphone system that provides mobile DJs with high-quality audio and a 200ft range, eradicating the need for cables and allowing users to move around venues during their events.
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INTO THE GROOVE: RELOOP RELEASES GROOVE SET 10 & 12
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DJ gear manufacturer Reloop has this week released its new Groove Set 10 and 12 PA systems, providing mobile DJs with two portable audio solutions that offer clear sound and powerful performance.
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AKAI PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES NEW BT-500 TURNTABLE
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Music production equipment manufacturer Akai Professional has introduced a new belt-drive turntable. The BT-500 offers audiophiles high-quality sound and a range modern features, including wireless Bluetooth streaming, making it the ideal system for the modern mobile DJ who still loves to ‘spin wax’ at home!
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PIONEER PRO AUDIO'S NEW XPRS SERIES SET FOR SUMMER RELEASE
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A new range of high-power active speakers – the XPRS Series – has been announced by Pioneer Pro Audio, providing mobile DJs with portable, wooden-enclosure speakers that use efficient class-D amplifiers and the company’s Pro Audio technology to deliver natural sound.
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NXS2: PIONEER ANNOUNCES UPDATED CDJ-2000 AND DJM-900
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Pioneer DJ today announced the release of two ‘refined, remastered, reborn’ NXS products – the CDJ-2000NXS2 multi player and the DJM-900NXS2 mixer – which, having been designed with feedback from DJs in mind, will offer mobile DJs an update of the company’s popular flagship setup.
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JTS INTRODUCES NEW IN-164 WIRELESS SYSTEM
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FBT UK has announced the introduction of the affordable new IN-164 from JTS – a diversity wireless system that’s available in both Channel 38 (UK licensed) and Channel 70 (UK licence-free) versions, providing mobile DJs with a microphone system that remains reliable even in challenging situations.
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REKORDBOX DJ NOW AVAILABLE BY MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
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Pioneer DJ has announced a new monthly-subscription option for its recently launched rekordbox dj Plus Pack, which is available for upgrade from within the free rekordbox 4.0 software. The new pay plan will give mobile DJs affordable access to rekordbox dj's range of professional features following their initial 30-day free trial.
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ALLEN & HEATH EXPANDS ZEDI RANGE WITH NEW MODELS
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Following the launch of its ZEDi-8 hybrid mixer/interface, Allen & Heath has now released the ZEDi-10 and ZEDi-10FX models as part of its acclaimed ZED series of analogue consoles, offering mobile DJs two compact, portable mixers that are ideal for wedding ceremonies and speeches.
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LD SYSTEMS TO GIVE AWAY CUSTOM-PAINTED DAVE 18 G3
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LD Systems recently asked a renowned French street artist to create a customised version of its DAVE 18 G3 compact active PA system. Now, the company has announced that it will give away the hand-painted speakers in its Christmas competition – giving one lucky winner the chance to own a unique piece of art that’s also capable of big sound!
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NUMARK RELEASES NEW N-WAVE 580L SPEAKERS
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Ideal for use as part of a home DJing setup, Numark has announced the release of its new N-Wave 580L desktop monitoring system, providing mobile DJs with compact self-powered speakers that offer quality audio and built-in LED illumination.
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LAMBA BRANDS BST, AFX AND BST PRO ARRIVE IN UK
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Lamba – the UK distributor for Kam, Gemini DJ and Skeletoncase – has made new product lines from its BST, AFX and BST Pro brands available throughout the UK, it was announced recently. The brand-new products will be showcased at DJ retailers across the UK, with Graeme Raeside, Lamba’s Technical Executive, on hand to share his advice and knowledge.
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YAMAHA RELEASES NEW EMX2 POWERED MIXER
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Today (12th of November) saw the release of the Yamaha EMX2, the newest model in the company’s EMX Series of powered mixers. Ideal for users with little or no experience with live sound, the EMX2 is a compact mixer well-suited to dry hires or for mobile DJs looking for a simple, portable mixer to use during speeches and wedding ceremonies.
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ALTO PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES PORTABLE NEW MIXPACK 10
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Alto Professional has announced the release of its new MixPack 10, an all-in-one sound system/mixer which combines high-output power, flexible source-mixing and a compact design to offer mobile DJs a portable PA solution that’s also well-suited to wedding ceremonies and speeches.
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ALLEN & HEATH LAUNCHES NEW ZED MINI MIXERS
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Allen & Heath has launched three new mini-mixers from its popular ZED analogue-console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer/interface, providing mobile DJs with a series of compact, portable solutions that are well-suited to use during wedding ceremonies and speeches.
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CUSTOMISABLE SUBSAFE PROTECTIVE COVERS AVAILABLE TO ORDER
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The UK-based company Subsafe Audio has announced that its range of customised pyramidal/shaped protective covers for subwoofers are now available to order, giving mobile DJs that want to protect their audio equipment a chance to get in early.
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KAM RELEASES FLAGSHIP SF SPEAKER SERIES
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The Lamba brand Kam has now released its new series of SF speakers, featuring two active units that are the flagship products in the company’s PA line-up, both of which offer mobile DJs high-quality sound reproduction at this price point.
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JTS LAUNCHES NEW UF-20 WIRELESS SYSTEM
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Microphone technology brand JTS has released its new UF-20 wireless system, providing mobile DJs with a durable solution that utilises an expansive operating range, interchangeable rechargeable transmitter station and a host of other professional features well-suited to the needs of the DJ on the move.
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PIONEER DJ ANNOUNCES COMPACT XDJ-700 DIGITAL PLAYER
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Pioneer DJ has announced the release of its compact new XDJ-700, which will provide mobile DJs with a versatile slim-line digital player that comes rekordbox-ready and equipped with performance features previously found on the popular XDJ-1000.
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PIONEER REKORDBOX DJ: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
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Launched at the beginning of this month, Pioneer’s rekordbox dj has already made a significant impact on the industry, providing users with a more-flexible solution for managing music and preparing sets. But what exactly is rekordbox dj and what does it mean for mobile DJs?
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PIONEER RELEASES DURABLE NEW HDJ-700 HEADPHONES
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Pioneer DJ has released its new HDJ-700 headphones, designed with the company’s top-flight range in mind and offering mobile DJs a stylish headphone solution that offers clear, quality sound, a solid but lightweight aluminium build and comfort during lengthy periods of use.
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JTS RELEASES NEW US-36G2 WIRELESS SYSTEM
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Based on the popular original US-901 model, microphone manufacturer JTS has released its new US-36G2 system, providing mobile DJs with a single-channel, true-diversity wireless system that incorporates the latest technology to offer a wireless setup and clear, crisp response.
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DENON DJ UPGRADES SUCCESSFUL HP HEADPHONES SERIES
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DJ equipment-manufacturer Denon DJ this week announced the introduction of its upgraded HP Series of high-performance headphones, providing mobile DJs with three revamped models that offer quality sound and robust design.
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RCF ANNOUNCES PRODUCT DEMO SESSIONS FOR BPM 2015
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Audio brand RCF will take full advantage of the sound demo possibilities at this year’s BPM event, giving mobile DJs a chance to listen to and compare the latest RCF audio products and discuss them with brand representatives on the company’s stand.
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PIONEER DJ TO RELEASE HDJ-1500 HEADPHONES IN WARM GOLD
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Equipment manufacturer Pioneer DJ has announced the addition of a new Warm Gold model to its popular range of HDJ-1500 headphones, providing mobile DJs with a reliable headphone solution in a sleek gold finish.
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FBT RELEASES VERTUS CLA 406A AND CLA 118SA SYSTEMS
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FBT has released two new VERTUS models – the CLA 406A and CLA 118SA – which the company hopes will extend true line-array technology to a range of applications, including as a live audio solution for mobile DJs.
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PEAVEY INTRODUCES NEW DARK MATTER SPEAKER ENCLOSURES
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Peavey Electronics has announced the release of its new Dark Matter speaker enclosures, providing mobile DJs with a range of high-end professional audio solutions that offer well-defined sound and a stylish modern design.
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JTS PROFESSIONAL BOOSTED BY FBT AUDIO UK
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After spending 30 years creating high-end microphone technology, JTS Professional has announced that it will now be represented in the UK and Ireland by leading audio brand FBT Audio UK. The news comes following a distribution agreement that will make JTS products more readily available for mobile DJs throughout the UK.
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W AUDIO RELEASES NEW PRESENTER PORTABLE PA SYSTEM!
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The Prolight Concepts brand W Audio has released its compact new Presenter Portable PA System, which includes two speakers and a powered mixer, offering mobile DJs a portable but powerful PA solution that delivers quality sound.
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SANKEYS IBIZA PICKS PIONEER PRO AUDIO
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Pioneer Pro Audio has announced details of a recent install by Sankeys Ibiza. Aiming to upgrade the sound system in the LAB (its main room), the popular White Island club opted for Pioneer Pro Audio’s flagship system, which combines a number of professional features.
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M-AUDIO RELEASES UPDATED COMPACT SPEAKER SYSTEMS
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M-Audio has announced the release of its latest compact loudspeaker systems – the AV32 and AV42 – which are updates of previous popular models, offering a range of new features. The AV32 and AV42 are ideal for mobile DJs who need affordable, compact booth monitors for their road-show or powered monitor speakers for home practice sessions.
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TRENDSETTING BOSE L1 FLEXIBLE ARRAY SHIPPING SOON!
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Following its launch at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany last month (April), Bose has released the new L1 Flexible Array – a compact linear array speaker/sub combination that enables mobile DJs to bring quality sound to larger-than-usual rooms thanks to its adjustable array design.
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ADAM HALL ANNOUNCES LD SYSTEMS CURV 500
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The new CURV 500 is Adam Halls latest addition to its LD Systems range, offering mobile DJs a compact curved line array that produces a powerful sound while remaining efficient, highly portable, and fully scalable for far- and near-field applications.
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ALLEN & HEATH LAUNCHES SERATO-SUPPORTED XONE:43C
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Allen & Heath has announced the introduction of its Xone:43C DJ mixer. The new four-channel mixer, which is supported by the Serato DJ software, will act as a sister product to the recently launched Xone:43, with its range of new features providing mobile DJs with a gateway into digital DJing.
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TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 PREVIEWS ACROSS THE UK THIS EVENING
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Native Instruments has announced a series of exclusive preview events for its new TRAKTOR KONTROL D2, set to take place across stores in the UK and Ireland this evening (Thursday the 23rd of April). The free product demonstrations will offer mobile DJs the chance to see the brand new TRAKTOR controller up close ahead of its official release.
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RELOOP LAUNCHES BEATPAD 2 CONTROLLER
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Following on from where the BeatPad left off, Reloop has announced the release of its BeatPad 2 controller, which allows DJs to mix with any device, whether laptop, tablet or smartphone. For mobile DJs, this means a professional cross-platform controller that utilises Algoriddims DJAY 2 mixing software and lets them do more with their mixing.
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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS UNVEILS TRAKTOR KONTROL D2
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DJ hardware and software manufacturer Native Instruments has announced the release of its TRAKTOR KONTROL D2, an advanced DJ performance deck designed for use with TRAKTOR PRO 2 that takes focus away from the laptop to give users a more creative feel.
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HOTLY-DEBATED NEW NUMARK LIGHTWAVE SPEAKER HITS SHOPS
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After showcasing it at NAMM 2015 earlier this year, Numark has released the new Lightwave a loudspeaker with a built-in beat-synched lightshow, designed for mobile DJs that want the convenience of having a portable speaker equipped with a ready-set lightshow.
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ALLEN & HEATH LAUNCHES XONE:43 DJ MIXER
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The Xone:43 is the new four-channel, analogue mixer from Allen & Heath, designed for working DJs in need of a compact audio solution that still offers quality. The company has equipped the latest addition to its Xone Series with a range of enhanced features, including Xone filters, X:FX routing, three band EQ, VCA faders, and an adjustable crossfader.
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