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  1. Moving heads are great effects, but there are some things that need to be considdered... A moving head effect is slower than a scanning head. Moving heads cover 360 degrees around (often more) and 270 degrees over (again sometimes more). So if you are using moving heads without a controller, most of the light effect will be in your face and not on the dancefloor. I only use moving heads when they are mounted on trussing above the dancefloor, or behind a band, as the effect they create is more dramatic than a flower effect or scanner on its own. If you are mounting your heads on a
  2. I have just got in a couple of new Carlsbro Powerline Pro Amps and decided to road test them over the weekend. The amps are very well built, with a classic design with moving needle VU meters instead of the LED types. On first use of the amp, the setting up is easy and the features on the back include a compressor, multi voltage sensetivity, Bridge modes including parrallel mono, stereo and bridge. The 1200 gives 600Wrms per channel at 4 Ohm, And the 2000 gives 1000Wrms per channel at 4Ohm. Over the weekend i used them in various set ups to see what the perfomance was like: Setup 1:
  3. The Tri-colour lasers are distributed in the UK by Spectrum. If you are interested in a laser, check there site out, and then contact me for the best price! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif As for blue lasers, unless you have money to burn DONT buy a blue laser. The actual laser diode for a blue laser does not last very long. The techie people at spectrum have told me that since the blue lasers arn't very stable, they can break down. So they currently only sell the red, green and combo red+green lasers.
  4. The standard for 1U case height is actually 44.5mm. But most rack cases can be anywhere between 44 and 45mm so if you are building a case, make sure you measure all that is to go in it first, as some equipment doesn't sit well with others!
  5. QUOTE If your buying stands dont buy anything else but powerdrive stands they are british made and will last you a lifetime perhaps a little more expensive than the imported ones but the quality more than makes up for the extra. And if you do need to replace anything on them spare parts are available unlike the imported ones that you would just discard and buy new. Powerdrive are ok, but heavy for what they are. Mobil Tech are french and the sp2 is a very good tripod, slightly smaller than the powerdrive, but will hold 10KG more than the powerdrive version. Anternatively, Ultimax winch stan
  6. SKB cases are FANTASTIC !!!! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/toot.gif I am now a dealer of SKB and can get any product they sell. I can highly recomend the Milatary Spec cases, as they ore indestructable!!! And they will proove it... Check the videos on there site. and the best thing about SKB??? THERE IS A MILLION MILE WARRENTY!!! If you break your case within your life... They WILL replace it! How much trust would you put in a standard laptop case? Would you throw the case in a lake? - SKB do! Would you launch a case of a roof of a building? - SKB d
  7. What make are your lights? and what do you do with them? If you are using the Abstract range, they have there own controllers which are ideal for Disco use. Alternatively American DJ make some some controllers. But if you want more control for band use, then either th Behringer DMX controller, or one of the Soundlab versions will do.
  8. If you are having problems finding any parts, nuts, bolts, anti scratch washers, captive nuts etc... Let me know as have 1000's in stock as we use them in all of our cases Special FX Or PM me for a quote on something special - Make sure you let me know that you are a member from the DJU Forum! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif
  9. If you are having problems finding any parts, nuts, bolts, anti scratch washers, captive nuts etc... Let me know as have 1000's in stock as we use them in all of our cases Special FX Or PM me for a quote on something special - Make sure you let me know that you are a member from the DJU Forum!
  10. FREEOLA Rocks!!!! I have used various different ISP's and site hosting services, but Freeola is the onlyone that i recommend now! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif I have never had any connection problems, and in the many years i have been using them, the web servers were down for 5 minutes back in 1997 which was for some essential maintenence at 4 am! For those of you looking for an ISP and free web space Freeola is the one for you ! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/cool.gif
  11. As a PCDJ user, OtsDJ user, and a final scratch user... and after PLASA05 a virtual dj user... I think we need to ask you a question.. What sort of DJ are you? i.e. If you want to beat mix, then PCDJ is not very goot, OtsDJ are still writting there beat mix, but Final Scratch and virtual dj enable you to mix "proper" dance music... If You are more a party/disco DJ, then PCDJ or OtsDJ would better suit, as it will mix songs for you more like a radio station than a club... I personally prefer OtsDj as the database and search facilities are far better than the PCDj software. Plus you c
  12. The VMX is a high mic output, but the behringer warrenty repair company told me that is normal! try convincing a dj that ! The 2 latest DEQ's both "trip out" One will sit for about 5 minutes, then start clicking the relay, the other takes a few moments to turn on and "boot"... then may/maynot decide to trip... Both are very tempremental. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/014.gif
  13. Search engines will only follow your links if you tell them to in the meta tags.
  14. I have started this poll as i have had various Behringer kit come in and out of my workshop. Today i have just opened 2 (out of 10) new DEQ2496 DSP's and they are both faulty. I was wondering if any one else had any problems with behringer kit and and what with? Also let us know if your opinion of behringer is higher or lower that when you first had one of there products. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/drama2.gif
  15. QUOTE The reason is quite simple, as you move around, you make static electricity. When you are charged up, and approach a component/system you will discharge not on contact, but gradually as you get nearer to said component This however is not strictly true. Static electricity is only produced by man made fibres - nylon, lycra etc. and treated wool for example. Rubber shoes on a nylon carpet as well! By touching the metal of a computer case, will only change you level of Static electricty to that of the computer - which is why the pc should be grounded- plugged in. If the pc is not plu
  16. Same here, Xmas eve and Ny are the only costly times!
  17. Browsing the web on a bank holiday before i have to work... And I found this: http://www.numark.com/images/homepage/1.jpg For more info see the Numark Website
  18. There are loads of programs that do... But do you want a CD to be played backwards, or just a section of the song? When we do this in the quiz, we use Numark CDN88 or otherwise, rip the cd section you want, and use windows sound recorder to reverse it. then simply re burn the disc! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif
  19. This is very simular to a design we came up with 2 years ago, but our tft simply folds down onto the top of the mixer - with a lump of foam between the mixer and screen. Then the lid of the case is foam lined too to protect the screen... Depending on the type of TFT, we also power the screen from the PC so the TFT PSU is nowhere near an audio source. We have found the PSU's can generate unwanted noise from the transformers. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif
  20. Yeah they do (subject to the terms and conditions - USA Only!) http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/wallbash.gif
  21. Firstly what amps are you using? And why dont you want them in paralell? If there was a link out on the amp, it would be in paralell... The easiest option would be to buy 4 Y leads to connect between the X over and the amps...
  22. When i started out some 15 years ago, there was less than 1 page of discos in the yellow pages. Now there are 6 whole pages of discos and all colour, or white on black to make them stand out. I used to advertise in the yellow pages but at nearly £1000 a year for my advert, when the queries started to decline, i stopped advertising with them. I now get over 50% of work from the Internet, about 35% from existing customers, contract and word of mouth, and the rest from Thompson directory, local advertising, and a free listing on yell.com So for me its not worth going in the Yellow
  23. Stripey paint is another... A stripey paint roller... Sparks for the Angle grinder or welder... Matches for the MIG welder... Fallopian tube, flange sprocket, or giggle pin in the local garage... Left handed hammer, screwdriver, spanner... etc... The thing is, the local DIY store had a mate in, so i used to tell anyone to go and ask for him for them and so we had a ping pong effect! In the computer industry: Hard drive eraser, TipEx for the word processor... I am sure there are more... http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/laugh.gif
  24. I too am undecided yet... I would buy a licence if it was clearer what it covered... As for now, does the BPI actually recognise this as a LEGIT way of having digital music... And does everybody with an iPod need a licence?
  25. If they have banned all songs with "Heaven" in them... Does that mean i cant have "Highway to Hell" as my background song???? http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/censored2.gif idiots! I would have played it anyway - if it is a CIVIL wedding then what does god, heaven or hell have to do with it!!! and besides, all the guests were friends and family so i doubt they would care!!
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