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AMPLIFICATION TOPOLOGY

First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

AUDIOVISUAL-PROJECTION INTEGRATION

In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point in...read more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected...read more on Page 84

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia reports.read more on Page 36

The TOP 10 EVENT COMPANIES

The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music events.read more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

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Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology magazine.read more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

GOING BIG WITH PLAYBOY

The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the country.read more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Meet Pioneer DJ’s New DJS-1000 standalone DJ sampler

Pioneer DJ have released its new DJS-1000 standalone DJ sampler, enables to create unique sounds and phrases using an intuitive DJ-friendly interface. With an easy-to-use interface....

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Chauvet Appoints Lighting sales veteran Hanslee Lim

Chauvet has announced the appointment of Hanslee Lim in order to expand its global reach. The well-known industry figure Hanslee Lim will be spearheading its sales efforts in Asia. Lim comes to Chauvet after directing Asian market sales for Robe and prior to that SGM....

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P.Audio pours energy into Pop Tates, Mumbai

Pop Tates has always been the ‘it’ thing across Mumbai’s chill out scene, as people from all walks of life pour into the place to unwind, relax and have a good time while downing spirits and beverages and enjoying some amazingly tasty bites....

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Chauvet announces new VP of Global Marketing

Chauvet has appointed John Castelino as the Vice President of global marketing. In his new position, he will be responsible for Chauvet's entire brand portfolio, which includes Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ, Iluminarc, TRUSST, and ChamSys....

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QUBE CINEMA TECHNOLOGIES AND UFO MOVIEZ TO MERGE

The Boards of Directors of UFO Moviez India Limited and Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited approved a Composite Scheme of Arrangement and Amalgamation, amongst UFO, Qube, Qube Digital...

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AUDAC signs a Strategic Partnership with KEI HiFi for the distribution of Professional Audio Products

AUDAC has announced a new partnership with India’s leading audio distributor KEI HiFi for the exclusive distribution of AUDAC audio products...

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MACKIE ANNOUNCES NEW MR SERIES POWERED STUDIO MONITORS

Mackie has announced a complete refresh of its popular, powered studio monitors – MR Series Powered Studio Monitors. Designed for home studios, content creators and multimedia...

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Harman Professional India's Audio and Lighting solutions stimulate the sensory experience at the first ever Justin Bieber concert in India

Top of the line production crew from sound.com and Star Dimension along with the system engineering support from Harman Professional India together delivered the most spectacular sensory experience ever at The Purpose World Tour India edition – a worldwide production by Canadian Singer Justin Bieber...

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Allen & Heath Offers More IO For Dlive Range With The Launch Of DX168

Allen & Heath has added the portable DX168 expander rack to its dLive digital mixing system, offering further remote IO options to the range...

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Algoriddim's Introduces djay Pro for Windows

Algoriddim has introduced djay Pro for Windows. Created from the ground up for Windows 10, djay Pro provides a unique experience that bridges desktop and touch...

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V-MODA UNVEILS 'CROSSFADE 2' WIRELESS HEADPHONES

V-MODA, a manufacturer high-fidelity audio devices, unveils Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear headphones. It is build on the success of V-MODA’s original Crossfade M-100 and Wireless headphones and have won 29 editors’ choice and best headphones awards...

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Sound Devices Launches New MixPre Series!

Sound Devices has launched its new product line, the MixPre Series of audio recorders with integrated USB audio interface. The lightweight, high-resolution MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 audio recorders with USB...

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Audio-Technica Appoints Green Sources as distributor for Installation Segment Products in India

Audio-Technica Corporation announces the appointment of Green Sources Pvt. Ltd. as their professional installation product distributor for India....

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Meyer Sound's LEO Family Grows with LINA and 750-LFC

Meyer Sound's LEO Family of linear sound reinforcement systems has been expanded with the addition of the diminutive new LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker and companion 750-LFC very compact low frequency control element. ...

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Yamaha Music India announces association with NEXO

Established in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Yamaha Music India, Professional Audio department provides the Indian market with the full line of Yamaha integrated professional...

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Global Pro-Audio Management supplies Outline Speakers at Vidyaloke

Global Pro Audio Management, the exclusive distributors of Outline in India supplies Outline speakers for the Vidyaloke event at Talkatora Stadium. The highlight of the event was a public...

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NJ’s Sound Machine explores versatility with d&b Audiotechnik V-Series

NJ’s Sound Machine is the newest member of growing list of d&b Audiotechnik users in India with the acquisition of a highly acclaimed and versatile V-Series...

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Daedal Prodigy purchases Yamaha CL5

Daedal Prodigy, a concert production company in Delhi, was looking for a solution that would be ideal for a number of events in the upcoming festive season while also serving as a solid long-term investment...

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Circle Pro Audio endorses ABC; equips band with E9300 Microphone

Anand Bhaskar Collective (ABC) is an emerging alternative rock music band in India and was founded by Anand Bhaskar and Chandan Raina along...

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Ansata hosts d&b audiotechnik workshop in Mumbai

Ansata culminated 2016 on a positive note with a successful d&b audiotechnik workshop in Mumbai. In its vision to promote quality knowledge dissemination across the country, Ansata- the official distribution partners of global...

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Kaushal Garg Joins Ohm UK as Director of Sales - Middle East & Africa

A veteran in the pro audio trade network, Kaushal Garg has been appointed by OHM UK Ltd, as Director of Sales for the Middle East and African (ME&A) regions. He will report directly to the OHM headquarters in England and...

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More Power to Sudarshan Audio with JBL Vertec

Mumbai-based Sudarshan Audio, a rental company, recently invested in JBL Vertec to deliver quality live sound reinforcement solutions to some of the biggest local events. Established in 1960’s, the company is one of the oldest professional audio rental companies in the country...

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