Over the past few months Prebeat has been adding a larger range of products for customers performing live on stage. One range of products that needs a mention is the fantastic range of LIVE mixing desks released by ALTO. It is known that ALTO produce reliable products at some prices that have previously never been seen when comparing the quality of the products in the market. We think that this is also true when it comes to the Alto LIVE mixing desk range from the smaller, but very competent Alto LIVE 802 8-Channel PA Mixer which has the following features…
- 5 XLR inputs with DNA™ microphone preamps
- Dynamic compression (Channels 1-2)
- 3-band EQ plus 2 aux sends per channel
- 60mm faders with mute switch and LED
- USB audio connectivity with level control
- 100 Alesis DSP effects
- Balanced XLR, balanced/unbalanced 1/4” outputs
- 9-band graphic EQ for main or monitor outputs
- Headphone out with independent level control
- USB jack to power lamps or charge mobile devices
Now take this smaller model and I’ll raise you – bring in the next 3 models featuring the 12, 16 and even 24 channel mixing desk which are all at such reasonable prices. These mixers are perfect to be matched with the Alto range of active speakers which again offer great performance for a great price. Ideally the Alto Truesonic TS2 range of active speakers would be a great choice and again as you would expect the range consist of several models from a small compact 8″ and 10″ version to the more suitable 12″ and 15″ versions. We believe that Alto will be releasing SUBS in the TS2 range during the summer of this year (2016) – but for now the TS-SUBs that are already available from the previous TS range are more than capable of delivering a complete PA rig.
You can see our full range of Alto products on our website here :
Yet again ADJ, the UK’s Leading manufacturer for entertainment lighting, have come up with something a little different and a little mad too. Within the range of ADJ DMX Lighting Effects there is pretty much any type of effect you would ever need to light up either your dancefloor, stage or venue. Now if you are looking for a DMX Moving Head which has full 360 degree movement/rotation in both directions there are 3 products available that do just that. ADJ give you the XS-200, XS-400 and XS-600 moving heads that also fall within within the affordability bracket.
Many moving heads feature gobos, but these are different which also means you have full RGBW colour mixing. I know what you are asking, what is the different between the three models – basically it is the number of lenses/heads featuring on the unit. The ADJ XS-200 is a single axis fixture with two lenses projecting beams from their bright 10w RGBW LEDs. You can use the lighting effect in 8 different shows modes either stand alone or sound active. Of course you can also use these with a DMX controller too.
The XS-400 increases the number of beams to 4 to give even more coverage and then you step up to the ADJ XS-600 featuring double the lense, double the movement and double the effect for sure.
Take a look at each model on our website and watch the great videos to see just how fantastic and affordable these DMX lights really are…
ADJ XS-200 : http://www.prebeat.co.uk/adj-xs-200
ADJ XS-400 : http://www.prebeat.co.uk/adj-xs-400
ADJ XS-600 : http://www.prebeat.co.uk/adj-xs-600
It is no secret in the UK and probably elsewhere too that since iNmusic took over the pro audio brand Alto it has just revolutionised the way the industry looks at affordable audio products. It is a rare occasion when a product of a similar price can stand up and say it is better than the Alto equivalent product, maybe you know once and please do let us know if you do. Here at Prebeat we are very proud to offer a wide selection of Alto Audio products and the recent addition is as impressive as the rest of the range.
So come on then tell us what it is I hear you say… radio microphones, yes wireless UHF microphone systems that again offer amazing value. From the Radius 100 UHF Microphone System which is perfect for presenters, DJ’s, Quiz Masters to the even more impressive Alto Radius 200 UHF Microphone system offering True diversity for even the most demanding vocalist or performer.
These systems offer the choice of frequency and here in the UK these are within the license free channel 70 range. The receiver is a nice metal case which is half 19″ rackmount space making it ideal to rack 2 systems alongside each other in a 1U rack space. In the handheld wireless UHF microphone system the transmitter will automatically syncronise the channel settings to receiver saving time having to set both individually. As you would expect these sytems offer you a 1/4″ Jack output along with the balance XLR output to give you the choice. Insert AA batteries in to the microphone to give a long life and ensure a faultless and more important constant signal for your live performance.
Visit our webiste here at Prebeat to see both of these products and even better their current amazing price, it is certainly a product worth considering if you are looking for a reliable wireless microphone solution. Follow this link : http://www.prebeat.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Alto+Radius&x=0&y=0
Our most popular section of products is lighting, with stage lighting and dmx lighting leading the way. It is no wonder with our amazing range of products from leading manufacturers. Now we are pleased to offer even more DMX Lighting and Stage Lighting from leading worldwide brand Chauvet Lighting who offer some amazing products with most coming with a 2 year warranty.
Take the Chauvet GigBar IRC all in one lighting system which features several lighting effects on one single bar. This lighting system has been a huge sucess because of the portability and easiness of using it for gigs out on the road. Of course there are several more lighting effects which are popular such as the Chauvet Swarm 4FX and Chauvet Swarm 5FX which feature LED lighting effects along with a bright room filling cluster style laser effect in the one unit for a great price.
It isn’t just lighting that Chauvet offer, they also have a fantastic range of effects machines such as fog machines, bubble machines, vertical foggers in the form of the Chauvet Geyser RGB which also has a junior model. Then you have the Chauvet Funfetti Shot which is an amazing confetti cannon with 3 types of refills available. So you can see why we have taken on the range of Chauvet products and you can see them all on our website here…
It is a competitive market if you want to produce stage lighing in the current market and Equinox lighting have certainly hit the ground running with two of their new products designed to make led band lighting or led disco lighting affordable to everyone.
First comes the new Equinox RGB Power Batten which although uses older LED technology is more than adequate for the needs of many just looking to light up a stage or maybe uplight a wall to create a different look to a venue. The Equinox RGB Power Batten is a 1m LED bar that contains 240 Red, Green and Blue 10mm LEDs to give you many colour mixing options. As with most of the lighting products we sell you can set this LED lighting bar to run through it’s own built-in programs, to run to the sound of the music or link them together in Master/Slave mode so they do the same colour at the same time. The other option is to use a product such as the ADJ RGB3C LED controller to give you more control over the RGB Power Batten. Whichever way you use this product it will certainly give you amazing value for money as you will see on our website….
The next and more recent product from Equinox lighting is the brand new Equinox MaxiPar Plus RGBUV which again is one of the most affordable led stage lighting products available today. This time the unit uses 5 x 5w Quad LEDs to offer a powerful output. Each LED has Red, Green, Blue and UV which gaves an amazing choice of colours. The Equinox MaxiPar Plus is a flat style par can so uses very little space and as many can be mounted on a stand or be kept floor standing with the dual yoke bracket. The unit features IEC power in on one side of the fixture with IEC power out on the other, and does the same again with the DMX in and out. This allows you to easily link the units together meaning you can soon create an amazing light show for a low budget. As with the Equinox RGB Power Batten the MaxiPar Plus RGBUV can run stand alone, master/slave and sound active. If you want more control them they are perfect for the ADJ RGBW4C Lighting controller. Take a look at this superb product on our website …
You cannot help but notice many of the classic ADJ LED lighting effects being re-released with the letters IR included in the name. If you are wondering what that means then we are only to happy to explain. It is all about the way we control our light show, particular for those of us who may not want to use the more complicated option of DMX controllers or DMX software.
So if we take one of the latest examples, which is the ADJ Revo 4 that is now re-released as the ADJ Revo 4 IR model. This means that the new model is now compatible with the ADJ UC IR remote that will give you some control over its features. This is a great option for some basic control such as the built in show you want to run, black out or maybe to change the colour. Of course you don’t need to use this features, the ADJ Revo 4 and other ADJ Lighting effects will happily run on their own without the remote control.
One of the new and exciting products from ADJ is the Airstream IR which can be used with all of the IR products now being released. The ADJ Airstream IR is an iOS app available in the apple store for free, it is currently compatible with Ipads and Iphones from the Iphone 5 upwards. You insert the small connector to your headphones socket and ensure your headphone socket is on full – this will allow you to control the ADJ IR range of lighting easily. We are sure that we will see this feature developed further as ADJ release more lighting in their range.
You can see our full range of ADJ Lighting on our website : http://www.prebeat.co.uk
When the winter arrives and at some point we see real snow fall from our skies there is a mixture of panic and excitement. It seems these days many are worried about getting around when snow falls, yet we hardly get any to be fair. The easier option of course is to have a fake snow effect to get just the excitement and smiling faces and forget any panic.
Our most popular snow machine is the ADJ VF Snow Flurry which has a wired remote to help generate snow and create a realistic effect at a reasonably low cost. Using standard water based snow fluid the ADJ Snow Flurry is a 600w machine to generate a snow effect quickly.
A great addition to our snow generator range is the new larger DMX snow machine from ADJ. The ADJ VF Snow Flurry HO is a more powerful 1250w snow machine and can be used with DMX and also the ADJ IR remote which includes their new Airstream IR APP for the iPhone and iPad. This much larger snow machine gives you a high output of snow and is without doubt going to prove popular for this festive season when we find selling out of snow machines is a regular thing.
Below is a great Video of the smaller ADJ Snow Flurry.