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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM AV-ICN Exhibitor ListingNew!

Exhibitor Listing

Exhibitors spent three fruitful days at the PALM AV-ICN 2022, showcasing latest products and solutions. Browse through the list of all 2022 PALM AV-ICN exhibitors. Exhibitor information is provided solely for the use of attendees to search for brands /products / services offered by exhibiting companies.... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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The DIY Sound Proofing Guide




by Abhimanyu Malhotra, The Sonic Arts Co.


For this month’s article we will be discussing the basics of DIY soundproofing for any bedroom producer at home. Building on our last article, we have discussed the rise of the bedroom producer and the factors that have contributed towards music production moving to a ‘in-the-box’ format that is accessible to most and that leverages technological innovations to allow producers and engineers to achieve global audio standards using just softwares and home studios.

To begin with, let us discuss and clear what soundproofing actually does and what it does not do. Most people misunderstand the term ‘Soundproofing’, while the more accurate term is ‘Acoustic Treatment’. Soundproofing essentially makes the room quieter by blocking out external noise while Acoustic treatment makes your room a better recording and mixing environment by absorbing excessive ambience. The most effective and ideal method is to use a combination of both techniques, however the ‘soundproofing’ method actually requires major structural changes if being done in an already constructed and built up space. Acoustic treatment is easier, cheaper and more accessible to the masses. There are 4 basic tactics that need to be covered in order to achieve effective acoustic treatment for any room, and these are:

1) Adding Mass: Adding mass or density has the primary function of preventing sound from entering and exiting a room. The walls of such a room require lots of mass, which prevents them from vibrating in response to sound energy. Adding mass to an existing room calls for additional structures to be built on the walls using materials such as mass loaded vinyl or sheet block. Such materials also have a metric known as STC (Sound Transmission Class), the higher the STC, the better the ability of the material to absorb vibrations and not transfer them forward.

2) Damping: Similar to adding mass, damping is a method of acoustic treatment that dissipates kinetic energy from sound waves by converting it to heat. One can use material such as green glue or rock wool, sandwiched between two rigid panels (made of drywall, plywood, or medium density fiberboard) and place these strategically around the room in order to facilitate sound absorption and room damping. Damping is meant to make a room a lot less resonant, as it prevents sound waves from bouncing off walls and prevents the buildup of standing frequencies. This is especially effective in rooms that have a prominent slapback echo, or resonant surfaces such as glass and windows.

3) Decoupling: Decoupling is the process of separating two structures in your room that are in direct contact with one another. This can include furniture and objects that conduct sound waves with least resistance when placed in contact with one another. The objective of decoupling is to block the transfer of sound by isolating the contact points, usually with some sort of dense and pliable rubber. Other methods can include but are not limited to: building a floating floor (using rubber isolators), building double walls (which leaves an air gap to help block out sound, can also add insulation to increase absorption), isolating layers (using resilient channels and sound clips to create a floating wall or ceiling) and isolating metal studs from the floors/walls/ceiling by applying gasket tape for absorption. This ensures that any type of resonance that develops in the room can be contained and is not amplified by the surrounding surfaces.


Most people misunderstand the term ‘Soundproofing’, while the more accurate term is ‘Acoustic Treatment’.

The ‘soundproofing’ method requires major structural changes if being done in an already constructed and built up space.


4) Filing Air Gaps: The final task for effective acoustic treatment is to make sure all air gaps and holes in the room are sealed up and are air tight. Sound can sneak through the tiniest of passages and it is vital to block these out as effectively as possible. Common tools used to plug up such gaps include Acoustical Caulk, Foam Gaskets and Automatic Door Bottoms.

Most of the materials required for effective DIY acoustic treatment can be purchased at your local hardware store or Amazon. Having a strategy that covers all the points above is a good way to make sure your room has effective acoustic treatment.

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