Product News & Updates for Mobile DJs
For this Infomail we have been reviewing some new, innovative and
upgraded products for DJs. We have chosen a variety of items and software that
cover the Planning, Presentation, Performance & Personal aspects of being a
DJ Event Planner
software application which literally puts all the elements of organising a gig
into one basket. Conveniently, the basket isn't stored on your computer so can
be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection by means of a login and
There are 5 primary functions: scheduling calendar, customer portal, email
system, event planning forms and document creation with the option to select the
facilities and tools that you want to utilise on
One of the key features allows your clients to access
documents, plan their event and even make song choices. With the optional tools,
it transforms a website from an online brochure to being fully interactive and
In summary, DJ Event Planner saves you time, helps to organise your events, negates the need for
mountains of paperwork, encourages communication with your clients and could
ultimately improve the service you provide to those clients.
More information can be found at www.djeventplanner.com
AMPdj members can select a free 3 month trial using the supplied code in the
AMPdj 'Member Benefits' section of the login area.
ShowVision LED Curtain
For the 'wow' factor, the ShowVision LED Curtain can enhance any mobile disco
show. The operative word is 'mobile' as it folds up into a neat, lightweight
package and is straightforward to erect and disassemble (even I can do it!). Made from
soft velour material and multicoloured LEDs, it is easy to hang from trussing or
tripods using the supplied reusable cable ties.
fully DMXable, it also comes with a simple controller that can put on an impressive
display using the sound to light function and the 30 preset patterns ranging
from a raindrop through to a windmill effect. Currently, it is available as a 3m
x 2m curtain, which is ideal as a backdrop. The 2m x 1m, which lends itself to
being a frontage for a table or booth, will be available shortly.
Text 2 Screen
Text 2 screen is an exciting product to encourage unprecedented interaction
between you and your guests/audience. It is a versatile program that could
enhance a wedding, club/pub or corporate event. Once the program is
installed on your computer, all you need is a secondary screen for the
audience to view which could be a monitor, plasma screen or projector.
Communication is via a compatible
mobile phone or GSM modem, so there's no need for an
It can be used for sending messages to share,
requests for songs, shout out for birthdays, photos (via Bluetooth), video
streaming, etc. It gives a whole new meaning to getting the guests involved
in the evening!
The display can be personalised and customised
to suit your own needs, the venue and the occasion. An automatic filter
prevents the use of swearing, although nothing is displayed for all to see
without your approval, which is part of the unique feature of this system.
There is also marketing potential as the program collates and stores mobile
numbers on a database.
Mobile basic program is available from £99 (all subscribers to this
Infomail can also select a free module upgrade using discount code amp980). The full software suite is available for only £199 to AMPdj members (usual price £325).
More details of its capabilities to enhance a performance and other
unique features can be found at www.t2smobile.co.uk
As legal download sites and the purchasing of individual
music, video and karaoke tracks becomes more accessible, there is a
significant increase in the number of DJs who are favouring this method of
performing. We have reviewed two leading brands which have been designed with the
professional DJ in mind.
The mixing potential of this program is amazing. Very simply, you can drag and
drop music files onto a timeline, and play back. But then MixMeister has the
capability of going much further than this with features allowing the user many
different and unique options as to how songs merge into each other including time
stretch, manually beat match, edit songs, loop, insert sound effects, overlay or
automatically beat match many songs at the same time which results in a polished, professional performance. The end result can also be exported to a
CD or an iPod as one continuous track
and still keep the idents.
Although the time line is active, there is
also the opportunity to cue and listen on headphones before mixing live. The
potential for the DJ who performs mainly through his mixing skills, such as club
or at younger persons functions, is enormous. A trial version can be downloaded
OtsAV DJ Pro
general function Dj who performs mainly at parties and weddings will find OtsAV
DJ Pro offers an ideal playback solution. For functions where timings are
crucial, OtsAV has a time line that indicates how long the music will play for.
The search facility is
very instant and straight forward. Tracks can be tagged and you can view
tunes from the same genre with one click.
incorporate your video and karaoke files, mixing them effortlessly between music
tracks. The simplicity of this program with auto DJ and automated beat mixing allows you more time for presenting and
interaction with your audience.
Another feature we've found particularly useful is the dynamic
processor. Select 'Radio' when playing background music and the sound level
remains constant between and within tracks. A
trial version can be downloaded from www.otsav.com.
AMPdj members will receive a 10% discount off any purchase (go to 'Member
Benefits' from the AMPdj login area).
today's busy schedules, it's quite easy to let important dates slip our minds.
MemoMinder helps you manage your life, business and family. You can set up
single reminders or recurring ones so that you never forget a meeting, birthday,
anniversary or appointment again. MemoMinder will remind you by email so you can
get on with your life.
Sorry MemoMinder is no longer available