March 3, 2014
If you are in the market for some mid-range production speakers or some general listening speakers – your choices are much harder to make than the rest. For someone who never produces music, they are not going to see the benefits of a thousand dollar speaker setup. Likewise, the guy who just wants his music loud and full of bass; he is not going to want production monitors that will make his music flat and loud. The average listener actually does not know what kind of speakers they want. They just want some semblance of good music at a good cost. So why would anyone want to go with a speaker that is half production, half listening?
In truth, most DJs will never take advantage of a good near field monitor. While they could benefit from hearing certain nuances of sound that other won’t – none of this matters in …
August 20, 2013
At any sort of music or musical instrument trade show, you can expect certain vendors to be more respectable than others. The larger companies like Pioneer and Numark need to have representation that matches their presence in the world of DJ equipment. A small table and a booth is not enough to please the masses who expect to see a truss filled with lighting and professionals demoing their gear for live use. Most of these trade shows and expos are already setup for such a thing, making lights and lasers easily accessible for designers who want to make their booth pop from the ordinary.
Pioneer is no stranger to the glitz and glamour that goes with setting up at a trade show. Even their supposed entry level products are still pretty pricey for someone who is just starting out – but they use this to their advantage. They don’t see …
August 19, 2013
I have to hand it to Rokit for the monitors they produce. They have an entire line of monitors that range from “just got my new DJ setup” to, “I need something professional to test my production skills on”. Whether it is a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars, there is something in the line of KRK products that will suit your needs. The funny thing is that I’ve seen many producers who have a set of KRK monitors, with the classic yellow cones – but they have told me that they also have other pairs of speakers that they use during practice rather than performances.
Sounds strange, but there is something about the yellow cones that attract the eyes. There are other monitors that have the same basic shape and structure, but lack any color in their speaker cones. Yahama’s monitor line comes to mind here, since …
July 11, 2013
We’ve all seen clubs come and go in our local cities and towns. When they do exist, they either bring the people in or they scare them away, but when they don’t bring in the type of reception that was expected, a lot can go downhill. Some think that running a club is not as hard as it looks on the outside – since you really only need to provide the music, the atmosphere, and the drinks. But there is much more to running a good club than trying to provide entertainment all night long. The logistical problems are many – such as buying too much or not enough alcohol for the night.
Then you have to deal with the technical limitations of the club. Every club has to have some sort of lighting and sound, which also means they need a reliable way to power all of this …