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In Topic: Haze Machine / Haze Scent

27 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

There ae a few hazers out there that should do the job for you, an 800W unit would probably be adequate for the size floor you are looking at.  If you can fix it a bit below the lights and ideally a bit behind them it will be the best effect.  Most hazers blow at about a 45deg angle and once you've got some haze into the room you'll be able to keep it topped up and the effect going by mounting as suggested.


Le Maitre and others publish the COSHH data on their fluids and there are even some out there that are 'good' for asthmatics, we typically only use le Maitre fluid but I suspect most are near as danmit the same but we have to be seen to be taking every possible precaution and I would advise you to do the same.  Don't be tempted to get the cheapest, they are not worth it in the long run.


As for scent I would advise strongly against it unless you are sure what they are, Froggy's are OK in our experience, many others are oil based and not only will they be detrimental to your machine they may also be harmful.


A good basic bit of info can be found here http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/etis3.pdf

In Topic: Stage Monitor

11 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

I hope I'm not too late but have a few suggestions that may be helpful.


Don't put the monitor behind you, have it in front facing you.  That way it won't be firing straight into the mics and you will hear it better than if it's behind you.


As you are a Karaoke DJ the chances are you'll be trying to adjust the mix for singers, this is quite an art with inexperienced singers such as you'll be getting at a karaoke, you'll be fighting feedback if you haven't got it just right, put the monitor in front of the singers not just you unless they are in front of the main speakers.  This (if you bring up the singer level relative to the music on the monitor mix) will let them hear when they're not singing into the mic or have gone quiet and can go a long way to getting them to have better vocal and mic control.  It will also help those singers who can't hear themselves, you know the ones, they often put a finger over an ear.