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Embrace Your Competition

Competition

By Stacy Zemon, Publisher & Chief Scribe DJ business owners often view their competitors as the enemy, but that’s shortsighted. Here’s how the competition can help keep you in the lead. Stop viewing your competition as the enemy and instead use it as the catalyst to brilliance. Instead of investing your precious energy into hating…

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Freedom Par Tri-6 and Freedom Par Quad-4 by CHAUVET DJ


The Freedom™ Par Tri-6 is the basic model in the next generation of the Freedom™ Par family. It is powerful, bright, and truly 100% wireless with a rechargeable battery and a built-in D-Fi™ transceiver. The Freedom™ Par Tri-6 has 18 watts of RGB color mixing for a variety of color effects and punchy light. It can be operated with the control panel, the included IRC-6 remote, or from any mobile device running the FlareCON™ mobile app. The Freedom™ Par Tri-6 fits perfectly inside TRUSST® and all other 12" box truss, and travels stylishly in the CHAUVET® CHS-FR4 Gear Bag. The Freedom™ Par Quad-4 is the next model up in the next generation of the Freedom™ Par family. It is powerful, bright and, truly 100% wireless with a rechargeable battery and a built-in D-Fi™ transceiver. The Freedom™ Par Tri-6 has 20 watts of RGBA color mixing for that extra richness and variety that amber adds to colors and effects. It can be operated with the control panel, the included IRC-6 remote, or from any mobile device running the FlareCON™ mobile app. The Freedom™ Par Quad-4 fits perfectly inside TRUSST® and all other 12" box truss, and travels stylishly in the CHAUVET® CHS-FR4 Gear Bag. www.chauvetlighting.com
Video of the Week

DJ Tips in under a minute: charge everything up the night before


Seems simple, but it's funny how many times this has come in handy! I make sure the laptops are both at a 100% so if something comes up and I need to change out or have an issue with a power supply or realize I forgot a power supply (happened at a DJ show once to me). For more videos from DJ Jay Brannan, visit www.ProDJTV.com
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