Continuing a commitment to help DJs build their technical chops, Mobile Beat Las Vegas will again feature the Tech DJ Institute, headed up by the industry leader who can translate “geek-speak” to “DJ” better than anyone else: Ben Stowe of NLFX Professional.

The institute will feature eight 90-minute sessions on sound and lighting for DJs, at beginning and advanced levels. Sessions will be in a classroom format with room for 50 attendees each.

Sound 1 – In this workshop we’ll cover the fundamentals of what sound is and why it matters to you. You’ll learn how the physics of sound apply to using your gear more effectively, and how to buy gear smarter. You’ll also learn how to properly measure decibels, how many are enough, and how to comply with noise ordinances. DJs are often confused as to how and why a powered speaker could fail, and in plain language you’ll learn how to keep yours running reliably. This is an essential primer to the 201 course.

Ben Stowe started his electronics journey at the tender age of 5, when a neighbor taught him how to solder and started feeding his voracious appetite for knowledge of all things electrical. While in high school, he built his first DJ systems from others’ thowaways. Since then he has accumulated all the certifications he can, beginning with a Minnesota electrical license and culminating with the elite InfoComm CTS. His AV installs have been featured in the major trade publications. He is also the founder and president of NLFX Professional (, a leading supplier of sound, lighting and other gear. Along with Mobile Beat, his presentations have been featured at BPM, Wedding MBA, and many other industry events.