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Taylor

Taylor
July 26, 2013

Numark Orbit Review

One of the first things we saw at the NAMM show 2013 was the Numark Orbit wireless DJ controller. There was a lot of buzz from the early press day on through the week about Numark’s latest DJ controller. After the initial high wore off, many bloggers and gear heads began to wonder whether or not the Numark Orbit could be used in a performance environment and be used well. Well we took it for a test drive to see if it has performance potential and we found that it actually holds up pretty well. Many DJs may scoff at that sentiment, but we found it to be quite fun and had several folks around the office, who weren’t DJs, playing with it, sounding great doing it, and having a lot of fun. We also had more skilled DJs pick it up and see the potential for dynamic MIDI mapping …

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Taylor

Taylor
February 15, 2013

Bose L1 Portable Speaker Systems Overview

Bose is known for having some of the best sounding audio devices from headphones, to media players, to surround sound systems. To add to their existing line of quality professional audio equipment, Bose put out a collection of portable PA systems. Initially released in 2003 the L1 Speaker Systems looked to change the way we look at live sound setups. These systems have been used in multiple applications from PA for the acoustic performer to monitor systems for full bands. In 2012 Bose added a new product to the line with the L1 Model 1S and its companion bass speaker the B1 Bass Module. The L1 Portable Systems can also be used for any type of performance or live sound application from a mobile DJ to an orator. Not only do these speakers have great sound but they are also aesthetically pleasing for use as an audio source/entertainment hub for your home or business. There are …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 21, 2012

WiSA Compliance Test Specifications Released

The same wireless technology that allows you to listen to your music through thin air on a pair of wireless headphones, is now coming to you in a standardized form that audio manufacturers have all decided to agree upon.  If you have a pair of Sennheiser DHR160 wireless headphones, you’ll understand why this shift in technology is so monumental.

Hardcore listeners and home theater buffs will no longer need to run long lengths of wire to achieve true surround sound.  Even better, WiSA certification marked speakers are all guaranteed to work with each other and communicate with the same receiver, regardless of manufacturer.  …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
September 29, 2011

Line 6 XD-V70 Digital Wireless Microphone System Review

Sometimes I take things for granted. I’m getting paid up front, the club will be packed, and my mic will sound great, right? Wrong. It’s not always the case for any of those, but I can definitely help with the last. We had the pleasure of using the new Line 6 XD-V70 digital wireless handheld mic recently and discovered just how advanced wireless technology has become.

Microphone reliability is of paramount importance, especially in a live environment. These days most artists rely on a wireless microphone so they can have a broad range of mobility without fumbling over mic cables. For as long as wireless microphone technology has been utilized there have been issues with RF interference, signal loss, frequency redundancies, and recently a limited range of frequencies in which to operate. The XD-V70 offers the perfect solution to all of these issues as well as offering some unique mic-modeling …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 14, 2011

Samson Airline Micro Wireless Earset Mic

I remember always wanting a headset mic. I wanted to be on stage with Janet Jackson matching her every move and then dropping a silky rhyme in between her bridge and chorus. That never happened obviously, but I still have the desire to bust out a verse in the living room during family time karaoke. Now I can do so unimpeded by wires or a bulky headset microphone with the new Samson Airline Micro. This is a mic that has the transmitter and rechargeable lithium ion built into a compact, lightweight headset mic that wraps comfortably around the ear. It’s also water resistant so you don’t have to sweat the sweat. We have provided many an aerobics instructor with it’s older sibling the Airline 77 Vocal Headset and for $50 less you can have the new hotness here. I’ve decided I’m going to wear mine at all of my …