Category Archives: Sound & Lighting Tutor – Chase Jewell

Product Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid Turntables

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For years, I’ve had a pair of Stanton STR8-60 turntables that I used for my events that I would use for doing timecode mixes. This was mostly for my bar, club, and school dance gigs. And while these turntables did the job, after five rebuilds and years…

Software Review: Jammtext by Mixcity for the Mobile DJ

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor For the past few months, I’ve been doing a test run of the DJ software Jammtext from Mixcity, which is an interactive video text to screen/slideshow program with social media integration. I wanted to get an objective, fresh look at it for myself. There are so many…

Sound System Setup Tips: Speakers, Subwoofers, and More

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By Chase Jewell – Sound & Lighting Tutor In this article, I discuss the proper setup of your PA system, as well as recommendations of what types of equipment you should use or look into purchasing. A lot goes into designing your PA system, and making sure everything runs and sounds perfect can be a…

Sound-Activated vs. Intelligent Lighting

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By Chase Jewell, “Sound & Lighting Tutor” The biggest question I get asked a lot by mobile DJs just starting out is, “What dance floor lighting do you recommend I get for my DJ setup?” Well, that is a very simple question that has a very VERY complex answer. Why? Because the answer depends largely…

Uplighting at Weddings

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By Chase Jewell, “Sound and Lighting Tutor” Uplighting is architectural accent lighting where you focus on finding the architectural features such as columns or molding in an event room and bring attention to them. Uplighting also relates to turning a plain wall into a focal point by using fanning, raking or just lights only. I’ll…