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Articles September - October 2023

Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

From A.R. Rahman's studio in Mumbai to composer Raag Sethi's first Dolby-compliant studio in Gujarat, PALM Expo Magazine's Studio Showcase features the latest studios in India. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

Whelan talks to the PALM Expo Magazine Team and discusses his foray into the world of mastering, his unique experience at the PALM Conference 2023, and more. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

Nx Audio completes 20 years of delivering pro audio products for the Indian pro sound industry. Read about Nx Audio's journey over the last two decades. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

Read about IRAA Jury's perspective on the bigger questions in the music industry - AI for music production, the status of mega consoles, & emerging trends in sound recording & mixing. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

PALM Expo Magazine Team talks to Ronak Runwal to explore how the newly-designed Studio D is poised to become a recording haven for the academy students. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

Naveen Deshpande, a renowned lighting designer, made heads turn through his recent collaboration with India's leading stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan, during the latter's international tour. read more

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Pixera Delivers Precise 3D Projection Mapping At India's Republic Day Celebrations

Modern Stage Services used Pixera, AV Stumpfl's media server platform to execute the biggest projection mapping project in Delhi, India

AV Stumpfl's PIXERA media server platform was on the front lines for Beating Retreat, the military ceremony at the heart of India's Republic Day celebrations, which this year transformed New Delhi with a cutting-edge projection-mapping experience synchronised with a drone display.

Marking the formal end of Republic Day, Beating Retreat 2023 featured a 3D anamorphic projection mapped onto the facade of New Delhi's Secretariat Buildings. It was the first time a show of its kind had been projected onto the imposing buildings, which are central to Lutyens's Delhi, the historic capital district also home to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace.

The ceremony also included a drone show, featuring 3,500 drones, in sync with the projection mapping, as well as military parades and performances of Indian classical music by the bands of the armed forces and state police.

"This is the biggest projection-mapping project to date in India, as well as the first event in India where projection mapping and a drone show were in sync," confirms Pratik Wadhwa, CEO of Delhi-based Modern Stage Services, which won the tender for the projection mapping. The show, he explains, celebrated both the past 75 years of Indian history and the present and future development of the country.

To ensure the stability and reliability crucial to delivering the demanding 14-minute show, which took place during what Wadhwa describes as "one of the most prestigious events that happens in India", Modern Stage Services turned to AV Stumpfl's multi-award-winning media server platform, PIXERA.

"We have been using PIXERA for all our projects since 2021," he says, "and we are very satisfied with the stability of the software. Features like 3D pre-visualisation, live input preview and dynamic soft edge make the job much easier for us."

The 14-minute Republic Day Beating Retreat consisted of a huge fleet of audiovisual and lighting equipment, such as Christie's 20k-lumen laser projectors, 40W RGB laser projectors, LED PAR lights, and moving heads

Fourteen PIXERA systems, including one PIXERA Director licence, bolstered a Beating Retreat set-up that included 61 x Christie 20k-lumen laser projectors, a further eight 40W RGB laser projectors, and lighting comprising 96 x moving heads and 180 x LED PAR lights.

The PIXERA software also helped to solve many of the logistical challenges posed by the show, including the positioning of the projectors and the synchronisation of the content with timecode, continues Wadhwa. "This is a televised show with a live audience, so the projectors couldn't be placed directly in front of the buildings," he explains. "Using PIXERA's 3D visualiser, we solved our projector positions during the planning stage."

Wadhwa is additionally full of praise for AV Stumpfl's Florian Eder and Horst Damoser, who "have always been supportive for all our projects", he says, and with whom the Modern Stage Services team had "detailed discussions about the project during the planning stage".

Beating Retreat 2023 took place from 27th to 29th January on Vijay Chowk, New Delhi. The projection show, which was performed on the 27th and 28th (for friends and family, and media, respectively), was scripted and directed by Atul Tiwari, while the content was created by Knownsense Studios. The ceremony was attended by India's President, Droupadi Murmu, and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, as well as Csaba Korosi, President of the United Nations General Assembly.


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