We’ve spoken a lot about negative feedback and those who are unnecessarily causing trouble for your career, but something we haven’t touched on as much is how to deal with constructive criticism. Although it’s easy to let emotions get the best of you there are many things you can learn from these criticisms, turn them into a positive and use them to grow as a musician.
There are some critics who are out to simply have an opinion and do not care how it may affect the artist but most are simply trying to give guidance in the hope it will help. So here are a few things you can do to change your outlook on constructive criticism and use it to your advantage.
Firstly you need to filter your feedback, which ones are simply trolls of the internet and which ones are worth your time. Comments and reviews are found all over the internet, not just from published critics but from fans on social media. It’s pretty easy to figure out who has taken the time to listen and review you
Gearooz are excited to be able to offer our customers a range of Novopro products, the first being the High Adjustable Podium Plinth Stands. The Novopro PS1XL which is also the winner of the Pro Mobile ‘new accessory of the year” award is a unique and innovate podium stand.
With adjustable heights the XL is the perfect display for moving heads, lighting FX, speakers and monitors. The design of these stands make for effortless assembly, with no tools needed the set up is quick and easy.
You can use these for a temporary or permanent set up; with maximum stability even at its top height of 1750mm/68.8 inches these stands are the perfect installment in anyone’s kit. Some of the key features included are two sets of scrims (black and white), unique spring loaded turn and lock catches, 35mm Ø pole mount speaker adaptor for the top plate as well as storage bags amongst so many other amazing features. Yo
HH Electronics is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of power amplifiers and sound equipment. Designed for musicians by their own team of experts using their own research, HH electronics make some of the highest quality speakers on the market amongst other technically advanced products.
HH electronics are renowned for their innovative design and production; they continue to focus on future of technology whilst keeping with their roots by continuing to engineer their products in the UK. Their newest range offers amazing performance and the highest quality at the best prices.
The Tessen-X series delivers high power in a compact, professional system. Whether you’re a mobile DJ or you perform from home this series allows for complete flexibility and high quality sound.
The Tessen-X 1501 has the same extensive features as the rest of the rang
New to ADJ the Hydro Beam Moving Heads, professional moving head fixtures designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Both fixtures are durable and reliable; their casting protects them from dust, sand, moisture and liquids. Ideal for all occasions and environments, whether you’re looking to light up a beach party or create incredible visual effects in the rain.
These amazing fixtures offer an extended operational life and reduced maintenance requirement due to their sealed casing design. These are perfect for festivals and outdoor events, as well as installation in open air clubs and other spaces. Enjoy these high powered moving heads, with a compact size and quick movement you can take your lighting to the next level.
The Hydro Beam FX2 includes a range of features such as linear motorized focus, 8-facet circular prism with overlay, glass and metal GOBOs that rotate and are replaceable, 3
With only a few weeks until Halloween we have put together a list of our favorite Halloween themed products. No Halloween party is complete without lighting and atmospheres and we have a range of high quality equipment from a variety of trusted brands.
Whether you are a mobile DJ, bar and venue owner looking for lasers, scanners and strobes, or wanting to throw a spooky house party our variety of treats will add that fang-tastic effect to your venue.
Looking for the ultimate spooky glow this set comes complete with a 600mm UV tube for a glow in the dark effect, a mini strobe for a high impact blinding effect and a 400w smoke machine for a creepy fog/mist effect.
Perfect for outdoor d
As an aspiring musician or DJ bad reviews and comments can be a huge hit especially if you’re new to the industry and haven’t been exposed to negative feedback before. But if it makes you feel any better everyone receives bad reviews even the professionals, it simply about dealing with them rather than trying to make everyone happy.
For up and coming artists these comments and reviews can be especially harsh as you continue to try and find your way within the industry, those looking in on you will take any opportunity to critique your work. Amongst the negative feedback there will also be constructive criticism which can be helpful but ultimately you will do whatever you feel is right for your career. So how to handle the bad reviews, here are a few tips that will hopefully help.
Although a lot of comments may be seen as negative and harsh take a moment to think about how you can turn it into a positive, maybe they’ve tried to give some helpful tips but simply went a
The brand new DJ technology, the SC5000 Prime DJ media player boasting a high resolution, high contract multi touch display, title search and information display. The SC5000 offers a full fledged on board music analysis, never before seen on a DJ player. The durable 8 inch jog wheel allows the user to see track and loop information as well as the record cover of the current track in the integrated display.
Offering all the features of the desktop music management software giving you the most direct and convenient access to your songs and playlists. The SC5000 allow you to have ultimately creatively whilst assisting you with its intuitive operating concept.
Another unique feature is the 8 performance pads for hot cues, loops, rolls and slices. As well as up to four SC5000 prime players can be synchronized via LAN and allows for perfect beat synchronous effect control on the X1800 Prime 4 channel mixer via the Engine Connect protocol.
Once you’ve plugged in yo
The Showtec XS-6 is a very powerful effect light which will completely cover the dance floor with fast moving beams, if you are looking for a high powered light that will steal the show the XS-6 is a fantastic unit. This centre effect has 6 moving heads on a rotating base, the beam angles is 4 degree which creates 6 fat beams that are full controllable. The XS-6 is not for the faint hearted this unit is ideal for large events, if you want an effect light that will transform the space this is the one for you.
All moving heads have 9 gobos and 7 dichros, a dimmer and a shutter function as well as a manual focus. This is a professional grade lighting fixture and highly recommended to those in the entertainment industry. Whether you’re running a festival or large corporate event the XS-6 will not disappoint. If you’re interested in the XS-6 head over to Gearooz.com, remember you can also apply for finance if
When looking for new lighting equipment it can be difficult to choose considering how many are on offer. Today we are going to be doing a comparison on the popular lighting units from ADJ and Martin RUSH. The Wizard and Warlock Barrel Lights are very similar which has customers struggling to decide on the right one. We are going to be putting the products side by side to compare design, features and value.
Firstly for a general overview of both products and what they offer. The Martin RUSH Wizard is lighter, brighter, more compact and energy efficient than previous installments and delivers bright and magical lighting effects.
The ADJ Warlock is a unique, compact moonflower effect light. Offering stunning 360 degree lighting effects which are extremely bright as well as having a nice selection of gobos in a sturdy design.
It’s clear to see both units are very good and seem to offer similar features but which one is better? To start with the design, although v
In our second Top 5 video Jamie will be taking us through the Top 5 entry level controllers on the market, looking over the layout, specifications and value for money to see which one comes out on top. The video includes;
The entry level DDJ-RB is inspired by professional controllers. Designed for on the go DJs, the DDJ-RB is a lightweight controller packed with advanced features. This controller is all you need to get started with rekordbox DJ performance software. Check out our Top 5 for more information on layout and features.
The DDJ-SB3 is the latest addition to the DDJ-SB range and combines the popular feature of the DDJ-SB2 with the leading Serato DJ controllers to make learning to DJ more accessible than ever. Featuring a profes