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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    Even if the trends lead him further away from what is his core product and value?
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    We are talking about the same thing, you're just attributing failure to inventory when it's clearly a result of an unwilling or unskilled person. Everything you cite can be rented rather than purchased. It can even be rented with a technician to run it for you. So, the problem is not a lack of...
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    Are you trying to insult him? Sparklers are not the reason people choose Taso over another DJ. Any other DJ could add that toy if it meant the difference between being hired or not.
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    Sparklers are not a top tier expectation, they are a gimmick and like all of these toys the fad runs it's course and you are right back where you started - looking for another gimmick to stay relevant. (The topic of special effects doesn't even come up until AFTER I've been hired. They are...
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    I'd start with learning the difference between a comment and "advice."
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    Sparklers are not adapting. There's nothing about sparklers that says: "we need a DJ."
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    Interesting Week with phone calls...from other DJs

    The number of DJs has been and will continue to decline. Whether or not you see that depends on where you draw the line between what constitutes a DJ and any other person who enjoys playing music. The event market has polarized with respect to income. There are major players who continue to...
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    So you hate the scratching and "fapping"?

    Your technical knowledge is way off, but I get your point. Yes, the evolution of DJ gear IS and ALWAYS HAS BEEN driven by the demands of club and performance DJs. While the mobile will never admit it - the entire mobile DJ biz is an imitation of the nightclub and stage arena. As for mixing...
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    Reworking My Large System

    I don't think I would rely on wood, aluminum tubing, and self tapping screws to support a monitor with a single point moving base. Use a piece of solid steel rod with a 3/8" threaded mounting hole in the bottom, and a 1/4" horizontal hole to attach your arm. If you can't do the metal work ask...
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    Looking for a clean edit of Celebration by T.I.

    I second what Hank wrote. I only stock clean versions of songs. If there isn't one then I don't carry that song with me. I'll play it if the client is determined to include it - but, I never devote editing time to trying to clean something up. If I'm going to do an edit it has to be for timing...
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    Reworking My Large System

    I realize you're not looking for advice and instead just sharing the project as you intend but, I'll offer this for general information. I built road cases for years, and designed portable systems for multi-op DJs (company's with 10 -30 systems.) I call a rack like yours "the Sofa" because it's...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    The nozzle needs to be mobile, not the tank. Safety isn't about what's convenient or affordable - it's about what reduces injury and saves lives. The reason you have compressed gas cylinders on the site won't alter the local or state codes that dictate how they must be handled or stored. If...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    I'm not suggesting you can't use or sell this effect to client's who want it. I'm just in awe at the lackadaisical regard for safety. Taso's description shows no more regard than an 18 year might toward driving drunk. Sure just stand there holding the tank (until you drop it of course and break...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    Chalk it up to the base Headline of today's typical news story: Man pokes eye out with fork... because he can. [roll: Youtube video]
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    The TV and Radio stations (Clear One) had even bigger problems because in addition to being tied in with the promoter, their reporter was one of the partner's who owned the club. They also had conflict of interest issues with everyone from the FCC to the state and local authorities. For...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    I think the Wiki numbers (which is where I quickly grabbed then from) are probably not up to date. Last I heard, the total settlement was valued at closer to $175M. Point is - trouble with this kind of stuff costs a whole lot more than our insurance companies suggest because its not just two...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    I think you're indicating some insight and key understanding of what separates a well thought out customer service approach as opposed to competitive trendiness and the race to make the first flash in the pan. I have no issue with CO2 installed in staging applications and the permanent club...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    If you're paying attention, there was nothing defective about the tank that injured three people and ended the reception. It was improperly trained staff, and violations of the State code that requires compressed gas cylinders to be fixed and/or caged. How about the photographer, caterer...
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    IT guy and a stalker... yeah, no pattern there.
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    Thinking on a new Laptop

    From the people who brought you frozen sand and electric toothpaste, comes yet another IT guy to caught up in his own infinite loop to validate real world user experience. Yet, one more thing that can't be upgraded! :)
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    CO2 Tank Does Pirouettes at a Wedding in New Jersey

    The title is not misleading, the rapid escape of compressed CO2 from a tank has an explosive force behind it, and a dangerous temperature gradient. While the canister did remain intact - it's was essentially a rogue baseball bat taking swings at people. As a DJ you really shouldn't be using...
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    dance floor spot - what would you recommend?

    If you really want the lighting to be impressive then a "spot" with hard edges in not the aesthetic result you want. (The aesthetic is a separate issue from whether the fixtures used to create it are 'spot-lights' or 'wash-lights') Think like a photographer - for a really impressive visual the...
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    dance floor spot - what would you recommend?

    That's not how you would plot good lighting. The method is to fully light what you want to be lit, while not spilling light into undesirable areas or blinding your audience. Are you suggesting 15 feet setback from center, or is the ceiling 15ft high? If the lights appear in the FOV as point...
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    Travel Fees?

    Said every drop-out, ever.
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    Travel Fees?

    One has no bearing on the other. I have detailed accounting of my costs across all departments and activities, even at the single event level. It does not mean that I need to itemize the bill on the client side and I don't. If I were to itemize a cost for the sound system, then most U.S...