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Articles Mar-Apr 2023

Martin's New RGBW Light Engine Propults Compact, Brighter Wash Light Series New!

Mark Mercer-Buss, Martin Global Product Line Manager of Entertainment Lighting, delves deep into how the Martin ELP PAR/ELP PAR IP and Martin ERA 150 Wash Lights elevate the Martin Lighting portfolio. read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2023

Patna's Auditorium Gets New Audio System From SOUNDXPERTS New!

Punjab-based SOUNDXPERTS delivered a complete turnkey solution for Patna Women's College auditorium, including pro audio, video, lighting, control, acoustics, seating, and flooring. Sun Infonet supplied leading brands for prestigious project execution. read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2023

AV-ICN 2023 Show Preview: Strong Sentiment for AV-ICN to Establish New!

The AV-ICN Expo 2023 is a stand-alone Expo in Hall 2 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Nesco, Mumbai. The AV-ICN Show Preview offers a sneak peek at audiovisual products, technologies, and innovations on display at the show floor this year. read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2023

CAVS, Ahmedabad Elevates INDIAN AV EDUCATION Landscape To New Heights New!

The third edition of CAVS proved once again that when it comes to carving a niche in fields such as audiovisual and integration networking, the sky is the limit. read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2023

Are Global Integrators Reshaping the INDIAN AV INDUSTRY? New!

Global integrators establishing in India are sourcing highly experienced AV professionals from Indian system integrators and AV consultancy companies. Executing large projects worldwide from India, the Indian AV industry is being reshaped to compete for international projects. AV-ICN's Editorial Assistant Ritika Pandey analyses the churn impacting Indian AV industry. read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2023

State-Of-The-Art Technology Set To Be Unveiled At PALM Expo 2023 New!

From premium microphones to cutting-edge stage lighting fixtures, from superlative loudspeakers to ever-reliable cables and connectors - the trade show floor at PALM Expo 2023 promises to bring into spotlight the cream-of-the-crop products from the pro audio and lighting industry. PALM + AV-ICN offers a glimpse into what this edition of India's biggest stage sound, professional lighting, rigging, and trussing trade show has to offer to its visitors. read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2023

How I Prepare for My Shoot New!

by Cheerag Cama, Freelance Audio Engineer

Whenever I am about to start working on a new film project, there are a few things that I always do. The first is of course to read the script. This gives me an idea of what the movie is all about. And as I read through the script, my mind starts working on how I plan to approach the shoot. read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2023

Creating State-of-the-Art AUDIOVISUAL Experiences Surrounding The Statue of Unity New!

In PALM + AV-ICN's conference session titled 'AV Architect of the Year', Narendra Naidu, Chairman and MD, Rhino Engineers, talks about rendering jaw-dropping audiovisual technology for Gujarat's Statue of Unity and several other projects situated in its periphery... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2023

Udaipur City Palace Comes Alive with Splat Studio & Dataton New!

Splat Studio makes use of Dataton's Watchout software to highlight India's culture and heritage on the palace's facade

The G20 Sherpa Meet in Udaipur, India witnessed a congregation of world leaders, who partook in key conversations on sustainable lifestyle, technological transformations, and more. The City of Lakes - the host of the G20 Sherpa Meet... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2023

AV Innovations Galore at ISE Barcelona 2023 New!

ISE Barcelona 2023, held from January 31 - February 3, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, witnessed a record-breaking footfall over the four-day show. Clocking in at 58,107 unique attendees from 155 countries around the world, the ISE Barcelona 2023 not only gave the global AV industry a much-needed push in the right direction after the two-year long COVID-19 pandemic... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2023

BRINGING SOUND TO LIFE: Ashish Saksena on his Love & Passion for Live Sound Mixing New!

With more than 25 years of experience as a live sound engineer for musical stalwarts such as Shankar Ehsaan Loy and KK, Ashish Saksena has forged his craftsmanship with technical acumen in monitor mixing and Front of House mixing. But his expertise in sound engineering isn't restricted to the live stage. Even in the studio, Ashish knows how to make the mix dance to his own tunes. read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Leading with LED New!

PALM + AV-ICN reports on the latest popular, reliable, and cost-effective LED video walls available in the Indian pro AV industry today. From Barco's TruePix to NEC E Series, these indoor LED video walls are here to change the conferencing game in the long run. read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

An 'AV'ant-Garde Fusion of Nature & Technology New!

Gujarat has always been a home to the greatest minds who believe in the concept of 'simple living, high thinking'. Be it Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and India's current Prime Minister,Narendra Modi - these individuals have been a testimony to how a human being... read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Active LED Video Walls - Demystifying The AV Enigma by Abdul Waheed, CTS, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt. Ltd. New!

The ever changing video market is reaching new heights with active LED video walls. From projection to plasma displays; LCD to LED, the continuous journey for large size display wall is always challenging. The indirect light of projection system, to the thick breaking lines of Bezel in LCD and LED is always disturbing the impact of the high resolution content. The cost of Micro LED panels and the alignment issues didn't allow it to be a success. read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

On Delivering Quality Mega Scale AV Projects in India New!

The PALM + AV-ICN conference session witnessed a panel of AV experts, Prashanth Govindhan, Claron D'souza, Abdul Waheed, and Kapil Thirwani sit for a dialogue on the evolution of Indian AV industry, how it differs from AV industries in other countries, and how moral is the concept of jugaad in the Indian AV sphere. In this article, read the highlights of the talk. read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Mondosonic Studios' Varun Krrishna on Preferring Analog-Over-Digital SetupNew!

Varun Krrishna is not just a mixing engineer and music producer out of profession, but also out of passion. With an ardent love for music, Varun Krrishna is also the founder and owner of Mondosonic Studios in Kerala, a space he has built for music to breathe free. So, it isn’t a surprise that the man of music is always in a quest to stay abreast with the latest trends in the world of acoustics, and knows just how big the spatial audio boom is. To encapsulate the essence of spatial sound, Varun Krrishna is upgrading Mondosonic Studios with an extension for spatial audio. read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Dialing it up: Ashish Saksena on how Monitor Mixing can Elevate a PerformanceNew!

What does it take to create a technically accurate monitor mix and put the stage performance on a pedestal? Ashish Saksena, Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Late KK, spills the beans on crafting a good monitor mix in PALM + AV-ICN conference session titled, 'How Good Monitor Mixing Can Boost A Performance.'read more

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11 Questions with Kalle Hvidt Nielsen - CEO, DPA Microphones

Kalle Hvidt Nielsen - CEO, DPA Microphones

Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO at DPA Microphones since September 2016 gained extensive knowledge of developing cutting-edge technologies in audio, in his previous positions as CEO at Bang & Olufsen A/S and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. Here, he fields 11 questions on acquired legacies from these companies, milestones in DPA history, DPA’s relentless focus on innovation, business transformation and overall IP creation, the Indian pro-audio market and more.

1. DPA has been producing microphones for live sound, recording studio, film and broadcast and the company is especially known for miniaturization. Can you tell us a bit about this technology, what makes it unique, and which specific market segments is DPA targeting with the miniature mics?

DPA Microphones is a spinoff from the world’s largest sound measurement company, Brüel & Kjær, so our legacy is built upon extremely precise recording mics (pencil mics). In 2005, we merged with a sub supplier from the hearing aid industry. This cooperation gave us the necessary technology to shrink the form factor of our high-quality pencil mics while keeping the audio quality. The introduction of miniature mics that performs like high-end studio mics revolutionized the use of microphones in broadcast, film, theater, live and houses of worship.

2. What is your global standing in the professional microphone industry?

Microphones are a very small part of the cost of the full audio system - typically about 1% - yet it is critical for the performance and output of the entire system. More and more audio engineers understand that the most economical way of improving the sound system is to use the best mics possible. This way, the first part of the audio chain is reproduced clearly and in the highest possible quality. This drives our strong growth; we’re the supplier of the best performing microphones in the market used by top professionals.

3. What is the technology that makes DPA’s CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone an award-winning product? If you have to name one single component most responsible for vocal clarity in the mic what would it be?

The essential part of a DPA mic is the mic capsule, which captures tiny sound vibrations in the air and converts them into electric signals. For subminiature microphones like the 6066, these signals are extremely weak. This is why we have designed a unique amplifier technology called CORE by DPA technology that is inside the 6066 and many of our other miniature mics. This combination - the capsule and the amplifier - is what delivers the clear and undistorted sound coming from a 6066.

In addition to vocal clarity, the 6066 was developed to meet professional users’ greatest needs. Prior to the design phase, DPA talked to professional users in the theatre and broadcast industries to learn about their requirements. The entire design of the 6066 was based on the feedback collected and the understanding of the users’ pains, needs and wishes. Some key mechanical features of the 6066 are its unique 3-point gripping system, which softly yet firmly grips above, below and behind the ear for increased security as well as the novel boom attachment that lets users easily adjust and lock its placement without bending the boom.

4. How does DPA aim to change the live performance landscape with the 2028 Vocal Mic?

DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic has been around for some years and is used by top artists like Paul McCartney, Sting, Celine Dion and many others. The new 2028 Vocal Mic has many of the same qualities as the d:facto™ but at a more attainable price. With the 2028, we hope to enable more artists to have the same top-class sound experience.

5. Which product is DPA currently pushing most aggressively in the pro-audio market globally?

Actually, DPA does not push its products.

We believe that we have the best microphone solutions for most needs in the pro-audio market including live, house of worship, studio, broadcast, film and theater. Many audio professionals choose DPA microphones because they know our solutions are the best to meet their needs.

In addition, DPA puts a lot of effort into training and education. We believe that as sound engineers around the world learn more and more about how great audio is created; they will come to appreciate the amazing qualities of DPA microphone solutions even more. To help educate people, we have created a wide range of written and video content on subjects ranging from basic audio education to how to mic specific instruments. DPA’s Microphone  University, available on our website, is where we post this educational content.

6. What according to you are the three main milestones in terms of product development in the history of DPA?

1: The first pencil mics made based on the extremely accurate measuring mics from Brüel & Kjær brought the quality of pro audio mics to a completely new level.

2: The first miniature microphones introduced in 1998 that captured studio-like sound and could be worn on the body really made an indelible impact on the theatre world specifically and the entertainment industry in general.

3: The introduction of the miniature 4099 Instrument Mic combined studio-quality sound into a small form factor that led artist to close mic their instruments and enjoy more freedom to move around on stage.

Recent DPA history has given us another milestone:

4: The introduction of CORE by DPA technology that, while still new, has the possibility of taking the pro audio industry to new levels by eliminating distortion and enlarging the dynamic range of miniature mics, which is a massive benefit for all types of use.

7. Tell us a little about DPA’s production facility and the R&D process at DPA. How heavily is DPA invested into R&D and is there any other innovation that the market can expect to see from the company in the near future?

It requires extreme precision to manufacture a DPA microphone. Our miniature mics go through up to 200 production steps of which 90% are made under a microscope! The mics are tested 8-10 times before they even leave the factory. Creating consistent, accurate and durable mics in our factory requires special skills from the staff and a lot of training.

During the last three years, DPA has increased its investment in R&D and technology by a factor of three. We have introduced breakthroughs like CORE by DPA technology as well as designed amazing 3mm mics like the 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic. We will continue in this manner and further accelerate our R&D. We have a strong pipeline of innovations for the coming years.

8. As your growth would depend on more sales in developing countries like India, do you have a special strategy to increase your market share?

With India’s size and strong economic growth it will become an increasingly important market for DPA. We have a strong partner in Ansata Computer Systems locally in India, to help us get in front of Indian customers. We make frequent visits and training sessions locally to ensure we provide high-quality support and service to the customers.

9. What are the company’s short and long-term goals for the Indian market?

Our ambition is to have more people, in India as well as around the world, experience exceptional sound. We share best practices and continue to educate sound engineers in the latest knowledge and techniques for capturing sound. We are convinced that this will lead to higher use of top-quality mics like DPA microphones.

10. Can you tell us a little about The DPA Masters Club? How can the audio community in India avail of this opportunity and/or benefit from this?

The DPA Masters Club is a community of highly skilled, working sound engineers, who use DPA Microphones’ solutions in their daily work. These talented enthusiasts are willing to share their passion for DPA microphones with their colleagues and peers in the audio business. This is a major benefit for all the parties involved, including our customers in India, who can benefit from local sound engineers and their specific knowledge of DPA products as well as working with them in familiar environments.

11. What is your vision for DPA as a company for the next 5 years?

DPA will continue to be the most innovative supplier of state-of-the-art microphone technology and solutions for high-end audio professionals. We have the deepest knowledge in the industry, which we openly share and we are the natural go-to partner for any audio professional.

We want more people to experience exceptional sound.

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