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Articles Mar-Apr 2022


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.
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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
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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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Nikhil Mehta
Founder, Sudeep Studio

Much-Respected and self-taught sound engineer, the founder of Sudeep Studio and games, Nikhil Mehta, passed away on 2nd September 2021 in Ahmedabad, leading a career that successfully inspired many in the pro audio industry. Mehta was a reserved, camera- shy, and self-taught sound engineer who had topped in M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry from Bombay University.

Mehta was born in Mumbai, and spent 62 years in a joint family, and was also an expert in electronics under the guidance of his intelligent and kind father, Jyotendra. Mehta started a corrugation plant at Charkop, Mumbai, that made boxes for Eagle and Milton flasks. Some financial theft by a partner made him switch to working with Parmanandas Patel. In this company, he repaired oscilloscopes and handled other technical jobs for some Hungarian manufacturers. After his marriage in 1970, he started an Electronics training institute and a music store at Andheri Station selling records and record players, radios, etc. He named it Sudeep Electronics, “Sudeep” stood for “pure light”, and was not a name of a person in his family. After a record label backed out of a promise, as a matter of prestige towards the promise made towards some musicians, Mehta Set up a recording studio at his home.

He did his first commercial recording on September 23, 1977, at Sudeep Studio. He has worked for two decades on several prestigious projects such as Kachi Dhoop, Chanakya, Aa Bail Mujhe Maar, and hundreds of private albums, radio spots, jingles, etc. He was also known as a master editor on spool tapes and worked for major films like Mr. India and many more. Mehta moved to Ahmedabad in the mid-90s, where his last official job as a sound recordist was for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, Ram Leela (2013), where he recorded some folk instruments for some songs. In the same year, he also initiated a biography on his illustrious grandfather Sir Lallubhai Samaldas. which was done by National Book Trust, New Delhi (author: Aparna Basu). Mehta’s son, Aditya has fond memories of his supportive father as he reminisces several anecdotes, for instance, Mehta building a makeshift studio overnight in their basement, when Aditya got a job to handle RJ auditions for Radio Mirchi’s, Ahmedabad station in November 2001. He also supported and believed in his idea of selling studio gear and software online when the Net bubble had burst in 2000. September 23rd marks the company’s birthday for several initiatives. On this day in 1999, the company registered its domain name with Network Solution, USA. In 2003, SudeepAudio. com became India’s first full-fledged online store, and in 2017 released Pro Audio games portal for education in audio.

“In 2011, we started the converSAtions YouTube channel to honour sound engineers like him, who work tirelessly behind the scenes and ensure that the final quality audio output is the best. Papa refused to come on camera for the channel but took over the reins of editing and uploading the videos on YouTube. In the autumn of life at 86 years old, it was amazing to see him make Bluetooth preamps from waste materials like empty cheese boxes until 2021,” said Aditya.

He further adds, “He was someone who never worked for the money. Papa’s priority and focus was always to ensure that the job undertaken was done ethically, completed on time, and done perfectly. It would be better to try and incorporate his values and ethics into my own life than talk about it. Pops, you will always live in the hearts of all those you have ever met or recorded.”


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