Mobile DJ Trade Tips - Issue 48 - Win Disco Gear!

Win in Time for Christmas!


Big drum roll....... it's the AMPdj Christmas Competition!

We have some fabulous prizes to give away this month including a pair of speakers, a DJ program, music CDs, tripod covers and books. This is wholly due to the fantastic support from our friends in the industry; dB Technologies, Emulator (Smithson Martin), CD Pool, DJ Wrapz and Andrew Wylie.

dB Technologies Cromo Club 12" Speakers
dB TechnologiesdB Technologies have been around a long time, providing a range of quality speakers for clubs, bands and DJs. David Finlay from dB Technologies has offered a pair of their Cromo Club 12" speakers for one lucky winner.

These lightweight active speakers are designed specifically for the mobile market. With their stylish appearance and well designed features, they are easy to carry and a doddle (even for a girly girl like me) to pop onto a speaker stand. When used on their side as monitors, they sit perfectly at a 45° angle.

The active 12" cabs are fitted with a 400w integral amplifier and weigh in at only 18kg each. Other features include an XLR, jack and microphone input.

These babies are advertised as 'entry' level systems. Yeah right! I was amazed at the clarity of sound, not too bright and shrill, but almost a 'wooden cab' mellow sound that could certainly pack a punch! In our opinion, the Cromo Clubs out perform their very reasonable price tag (rrp £499 a pair).

dB Technology speakers are stocked in various disco stores round the country. To find the nearest local stockist visit http://www.dbtechnologies.com/index.php?id=28

Smithson Martin - Emulator
EmulatorThe Canadian based company, Smithson Martin have developed an amazing product called 'Emulator'. It is a multi touch midi control program that operates on Windows 7 & 8 and Mac OS X.

Emulator can transform a DJ or lighting program into a multi touch system, negating the need for additional controllers or mixers. It works with all the major DJing programs such as Traktor, PCDJ, Virtual DJ, Serato and Ableton and lighting programs such as Light Jockey, Venue Magic, ShowXpress, Daslight and Martin Show Designer.

If you DJ from Virtual DJ or similar, you will have experienced the problems with using a mouse, or even felt the necessity to buy a compatible controller for it. The Emulator works as an overlay for your existing program, enables you to customise the controls, allows you to touch more than one area at a time and ultimately gives you much more freedom and versatility. Your DJing can reach new heights!

Hardware touch screen options are available (as illustrated above - not included in the prize), but it works on most everyday touch screen tablets or laptops.

Smithson Martin have offered a box of the full version Emulator software to one very lucky winner. It runs on both OSX & Windows 7/8, and has a value of $299. On top of this, there are three t-shirts to give away as runner up prizes. This part of the competition is only available to current AMPdj members.

For more information about Emulator and relating products please visit http://www.smithsonmartin.com . AMPdj members receive a 10% discount on all products; further details available in the members login area.

CD Pool
CD PoolCD Pool is a promo music service aimed primarily at DJs. Their services include both CD distribution and downloads. They cover a wide variety of genres and have various packages available to suit all types of DJs.

The latest tracks from all the big labels are released before they reach the high street giving you a distinct advantage.

Six lucky winners will each receive a 1 month free subscription to the Ultimate Mobile Disco Pack worth £29.99. The pack of three discs, radio, hits and dance hits, are delivered direct to your door each month and, in addition, weekly downloads are provided between deliveries to ensure you always have all the latest tracks for your functions.

To find out more about the various packages available, please visit http://www.cdpool.com/

DJ Wrapz
djWrapzIf you're looking for a cost effective and creative way to hide unsightly tripod stands or table legs, then DJ Wrapz have the answer. Table covers and wrapz covering the base of a tripod have proved very popular amongst DJs.

Made from translucent white material, it is ideal for placing a light behind. By using uplighters, cluster lasers and moonflowers, you can transform a stand into a feature. They are also available in black.

New to the DJ Wrapz family are two full length wrapz; one to suit a lighting stand and the other for a speaker tripod. The robust elasticated material allows it to be stretched to fit most sizes and designs of stands. Each cover comes in a neat zip bag to keep it clean and tidy.
The winner can select either a pair of double sided light stand covers or a pair of double sided speaker stand covers.

AMPdj members are entitled to a 20% discount on all DJ Wrapz products; promo code available from member's login.

Games Books
Andrews Games BooksIncluding the option of games as part of your mobile disco gives you an additional selling point when promoting your service to potential clients. Games are often associated with children's parties, but equally have a place at corporate events, birthday parties and weddings.

Seasoned Mobile DJ, Andrew Wylie, has written two books crammed with a variety of games that you could use at a party.

There are games suitable for children, some for adults and some that could be adapted for either. Each game has a full description and also contains tips on delivery and presentation.

Both books are an invaluable resource for both DJs introducing games for the first time and DJs looking to expand on their repertoire.

Andrew has very kindly supplied two sets of both books to be given away as prizes. For more information on purchasing copies, please contact Andy at straightshooterdisco@tiscali.co.uk or tel: 01592 774683.

Fourteen chances to win - prize total worth over £1000
Pair of dB Technology Cromo Club 12" speakers
Full version Emulator Software (restricted to a current AMPdj member)
Pair of DJ Wrapz stand covers
6x one month free subscriptions to CD Pool (Ultimate Mobile DJ Pack)
2x Sets of two games books
3 Emulator T-shirts

The Competition
To be in with a chance of winning one of these superb prizes, all you need to do is answer this question:
‘This Competition is now closed - for a list of the winners go to the next Infomail’

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