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    Very creative indeed :D

    Very creative indeed :D
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    I'm still trying to find a reason to go the Prime...

    I'm still trying to find a reason to go the Prime route. I've had a DDJ-SX before so I know how heavy these things can get in their flight cases. As nice as it was, and as pretty as it looked, it...
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    Sticky: Well, I can tell you that from the gig last...

    Well, I can tell you that from the gig last night. The DJ played largely the same selection of music as I have, but sans mixing and with a lot more mic work. He's not a bad DJ, he just has a very...
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    Sticky: I'm two proms down with one more to go and they...

    I'm two proms down with one more to go and they have basically been the same fodder as most of the weddings I do, minus the odd track that I'd normally throw in to keep the older generations happy...
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    I'd almost put money on it being one of two...

    I'd almost put money on it being one of two things:

    1. Radio mic - the receivers have a squelch mechanism that mutes the output when they lose the signal from the handset and this prevents static...
  6. Thread: Storage units

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    I've never understood the mentality that, if the...

    I've never understood the mentality that, if the equipment is at home, it'll intrude on your personal time. I've run multiple businesses from home over the last 17 years and I've only had a storage...
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    I've looked into this a number of times over the...

    I've looked into this a number of times over the years and it gets really complicated. If part of your property is 'owned' by your business or used exclusively for the business then it can be...
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    I've got a small storage room built into the side...

    I've got a small storage room built into the side of my house (a lucky by product of adapting a room for my daughter) and it's 9ft x 6ft (54sq ft). That's carrying 4 PAs, 3 photobooths, 2 booths and...
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    I've got 5 PAs sat in my store that can be used...

  10. My biggest two requests from prospective clients...

    My biggest two requests from prospective clients this year have been:

    1. Videos of me performing

    2. A complete recorded set

    When I drilled into the video point to see what they wanted, it...
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    After spending some time looking through both new...

    After spending some time looking through both new and 2nd hand listings and also looking at options for leasing and pcp, I've come to the conclusion that they're having a laugh. Dealers, at the...
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    I've never been able to make leasing add up...

    I've never been able to make leasing add up compared to buying outright. What's the secret here? Don't say I just need a bigger budget? ;)
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    Vans again - how old is too old?

    I've got a van that I bought second hand a few years back and is starting to shows signs of being a bit unreliable and potentially costing me lots of money (bits falling off, odd noises, etc, etc)...
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    Sticky: I'm still not getting this. I have the odd gig...

    I'm still not getting this. I have the odd gig with an empty dance floor, but I'm not attributing this to anything to do with Covid. It's always the same gigs with the same indicators and factors...
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    All of my USB devices run from a powered USB hub...

    All of my USB devices run from a powered USB hub and the Denon runs off its own adaptor so, as soon as I lose power, everything disconnects and the Denon resets so it takes a little bit of time and a...
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    I'm struggling to see how the wall wart could...

    I'm struggling to see how the wall wart could discern between power going to charge vs power running the connected devices so it'd be impossible to manage the charging process (pretty important with...
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    I've had issues with power for a variety of...

    I've had issues with power for a variety of reasons : sound limiters, fire alarms that are wired to cut the power to entertainment, catering equipment tripping supplies and, in Friday's case, a...
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    Yup... That's why I'm not thinking about running...

    Yup... That's why I'm not thinking about running the whole disco off a UPS, just enough so that the battery dmx lights stay on and when the power comes back on, I'm not waiting for controllers to...
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    I think (from memory) that the wall wart is 12v...

    I think (from memory) that the wall wart is 12v 3A. I'm not 100% sure now why I put it on it's own power supply (I have a 12v 5A power supply in the case running a USB hub, 2x mic receivers, and a...
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    I guess my goals are two fold.... Keep the lights...

    I guess my goals are two fold.... Keep the lights on (I have battery uplighters and I'm often the only light source in the room) and minimise the time for recovery (I think most people understand...
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    To UPS or not to UPS?

    I've never considered running my kit off a UPS before in the 14 years I've been DJ'ing but, so far this year I have had 6 DJ gigs and the power has cut out at 3 of them :facepalm: Last night I...
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    Whenever I see something like this, my first...

    Whenever I see something like this, my first question is always 'how heavy is the base?' :D

    Very slick though :)

    Julian
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    Sticky: I'm back in full swing wedding land. Last...

    I'm back in full swing wedding land.

    Last weekend saw me at a lovely converted barn that is a coveted venue for this area. Great night, lovely people, great fun.
    Friday night should have seen...
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    I generally tell people that I can't take a...

    I generally tell people that I can't take a booking or hold a date until they've secured the venue, but I'm happy to help them find a venue.

    It doesn't happen that often for me, and usually for...
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    Anyone who is making good money from booths won't...

    Anyone who is making good money from booths won't be speaking up. As others have said, it's a crowded and competitive market at the moment so no-one is going to be keen for someone else to enter ;)...
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