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Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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Chawla Movies Adds DiGiCo Console to its Inventory



Ajay Chawla, Managing Director, Chawla Movies with DiGiCo SD10 console


Delhi's Chawla Movies is an audio rental company that recently added a DiGiCo SD10 console to its inventory, allowing it to continue to deliver a state-of-the-art audio production service to its clients.

“Last year was a challenge for everyone, but we decided to take our time to work out how we could do things that were considered and meaningful,” says Ajay Chawla, Managing Director, Chawla Movies. “We are still a relatively young company and in a competitive marketplace. We already had two DiGiCo SD9s, and we knew that we had to increase our inventory, adding maximum functionality and flexibility with systems that are powerful and applicable to a varied client base”. DiGiCo was once again the obvious choice when looking at additional consoles.

Chawla's approach is from an engineer's point of view, and prides itself on adapting to each client's requirements, ensuring it provides solutions that will suit individual needs in demanding real-world scenarios, whether for headline touring, festivals, virtual shows, or corporate projects.

“Maximum capability and functionality were key points for us, as we never want to find our equipment unable to meet the demands of the client,” continues Chawla. “We believe the SD10 and SD Rack are one of the best all-round packages available to the industry, offering the right balance of sound quality, versatility and all-round control, whether deployed at FOH or monitors. Hi-Tech Audio Systems, DiGiCo's Distributor for India, has been instrumental in providing us with the right solutions and has now supplied us the SD10.”

Amit Kapur spearheads the audio team and is the system engineer of Chawla Movies. “I have been using DiGiCo for around eight years now,” he says. “It's always been my desk of choice. My job is to make my artists sound great, and for the audience and management not to even think about the tech side of things. There is no scope for failure; I need to have 100% confidence that the gear will work every day. The way the SD10 is set out is similar to the way my head works. The workflow is so intuitive, and once you know the little tips and tricks to speed yourself up, you can fly through the setup. The SD10 is complemented by an SD-Rack running at 96kHz with full 32-bit I/O card upgrades.”

Amit continues, “what I love about the SD10 is it has it all; huge sonic quality and an easy to use, intuitive, fully functional user interface. That's why I think it's the best solution for us as a facility and for me as a mix engineer. Being able to customize the SD10's layers for each artist at rehearsal, and then being able to quickly call those up during the show is what makes all the difference.”

Vanshaj Sharma, Hi-Tech Audio Systems' DiGiCo Application Engineer provided product training at Chawla Movie' warehouse. “The training we had at the Chawla movies studio was a little different and spread out over two days,” says Vanshaj. “The first day we covered a lot of basic setup for their on-site team to ensure they could set up the console for any event. We spent the second day trying different combinations of their DiGiCo consoles, all used in the same system. It was a very interesting in-depth training session and we all had a great time experimenting and learning.”

By the end of the second day, the team had noted improved sound quality and added effects to all their recordings, with multiple outputs from the consoles delivering a controlled streaming output to various zones of Chawla ' RCF TT Series loudspeaker system. “We are thankful to Hi Tech Audio Systems for their continuous support during the pandemic for upgrading and maintenance of the system,” says Amit.

“It's been almost a decade of our association with Chawla Movies,” adds Nirdosh Aggarwal, Director Sales, Hi-Tech Audio Systems. “With their dedication and technical know-how, they have made their mark in live industry. Ajay Chawla and his team never cease to surprise their clients with their flexible service offerings.” comments on Chawla Movies.

“Rental companies like Chawla Movies are go-getters who never compromise, even in the face of adversity,” concludes Rajan Gupta, Director of Hi-Tech Audio Systems. “That's why their clients appreciate them so much. We are proud to partner with companies like Chawla Movies who have shown faith in our brands and have inspired the rental industry to stay strong and motivated.”

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