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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

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Revisiting Guwahati's Glorious Past: Tricolor India Schauspiel Delivers Assam's First 3D Projection Mapping at Gandhi Mandap Memorial MuseumNew!

PALM + AV-ICN spoke to Himanshu Singh Sabharwal, Creative Director, Tricolor India Schauspiel, to explore how the company illuminated The Ray of the East at Gandhi Mandap Memorial Museum to celebrate Assam's history, heritage, and culture at its finest.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Indian AV Specialist Certification CourseNew!

The AV Industry participated in CAVS first two course editions in Mumbai. Third CAVS course is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in March 2023. PALM AV-ICN magazine interviewed the promoter and founder of CAVS in India, Anil Chopra to understand the credibility, validity and legitimacy of AV-ICN's CAVS certification.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?New!

Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Compass Box Studio's Raag Sethi Elevates His Recordings with Audient iD14 and ASP800 New!

Ahmedabad-based Raag Sethi is a man of many talents. He is a music producer, a music composer, an engineer, bassist, and guitarist with his own studio, named Compass Box Studio. Having collaborated on one-take, live sessions with renowned artists, musicians, and labels, Raag Sethi understands the gravitas behind working with the best-in-class sound equipment. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

In Conversation with Krishna Tripathi, NEC at InfoComm India 2022 New!

Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, joins Anil Chopra, Founding Director, PALM AV-ICN, for a quick conversation, where he talks about fail-safe display solutions for mission-critical applications, the rise of Micro LED and DVLED, and the revolutionary products on display at the NEC Booth at InfoComm India 2022. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Colour And Sound As Healing New!

How is the New Normal treating you? How different is yours from your Old Normal? Crazier and more stressful? It's said that if you have a normal life, 30 minutes of meditation and self-reflection is a healthy tonic. If, however you are super busy and lead particularly stressful lives, you need at least 60 minutes of the same. To uncross the tangled wires and cluttered messages inside your head. On one side they tell me that if you don't sleep enough - you will die. Now another hour wasted on meditation. Tell that to my boss / client who demands 25 hours a day.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

From Yamaha to JBL and Extron to Bose, pendant speakers have reimagined, restructured, and revolutionized sound in commercial spaces. PALM AV-ICN reports on the six investment-worthy pendant speakers from the AV industry.read more

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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Its Getting HOT !

Big Round of Smiles & Congratulations to the entire Event Industry. A whole uneventful year for us Event guys to go about our businesses and do what we love and make everybody happy around us.

Uneventful? Sure. One whole year of NO disruptions of any kind. No fears or calamities get people thinking if they should hold an event or not. The GST regime has more or less settled. In general - systems for trucks to move about are in place and equipment gets to where it supposed to be in time.

Our Event guys are distributing themselves to exhibitions in all corners of the world. Tie-ups, associations and announcements of new equipment hitting our shores have now become common.

Even hotels and other event spaces are waking up to technological advancements and incorporating space to hand technical equipment.

Instances where truss systems being suspended from the roof are reported. Cable Management and access are actually being considered by architects. Even Console rooms are beginning to be partitioned out in some forward thinking halls.

Isn’t That fantastic. Here’s a call and a prayer that all of this continues at an even faster space.

I sincerely hope our Industry responds positively and embraces these changes to make all our lives easier. Finally To Create Better shows.

As this was a fledgling industry - I really do not know of any professional house that was devoted to designing the space and specifying equipment that would be installed into these spaces.

Architects may have created space for speakers or trusses etc. But sadly some detail was missing or some tiny impracticality crept and that hampered a part of the exercise. Hey - No Blame here. Let’s all put it down to teething troubles that all of us learnt from. Architects and Engineers have had to become more sensitive to our needs, and I hope our industry responds with understanding the pressures and compulsions they are under.

The Best news is that a few lucky early starters have actually landed jobs as facility managers at these new places and I am sure they will bring their ‘Road Experience’ and facilitate more complex shows loaded in and out more efficiently and safely.

Sadly we had seen a number of accidents within our industry and a large number of us had turned cynical as no knee-jerk responses were seen and fair practices mandated.

Turns out that the people in charge just did not understand our unique industry. Our Fire Brigades and Municipal officers knew their jobs, but in the limited exposure they had to our industries unique issues they struggled to adapt principals.

Fortunately that is changing. As our shows are becoming bigger and we are travelling all over the world - our event professionals are getting exposed to the best of the west and I am so glad to see them stand up and ask - ‘If we can do it there, Why Not here?’

Progress may be slow but it is happening. Those sad accidents are being studied and a firm resolve to prevent them happening again is definitely at the back of everybody’s mind.

I hope that everybody understands that all of us have a role to play. We must work with the authorities to install firm and fair guidelines and we have to comply with the rules as best we can.

I know of at least one case where an event venue created a set of draconian rules, which the event industry rose up against loudly. I am glad that cooler heads prevailed and in a few days a cool and happy meeting was arranged - both venue and vendors learnt and accepted each others issues and by end of day a draft code was installed. It has since been implemented. of course there are sticking points on both sides - getting 100% compliance In India - with our loose habit will take time.

But the process has begun and by and large both parties are working together well.

Let the cooperative times roll! Be on the road to be the Hot Space that everybody wants a slice of.

Back to what makes us the Place to be.

In our nation of billion plus people we hear and see the rising middle class. Stepping out of their homes and setting out for new frontiers.

We are seeing a huge number of the copy cat malls and public spaces coming up around us. some do amazingly well. Some sparkle in the first few months and then fizzle out.

The Good news is that the ones who are doing well are breaking records. It seems the ones that are fizzling out offer noting unique to bring people back. Initially Malls had anchor stores to attract people. But in the day of online sales - Do Malls have a future?

That’s for people more qualified than me to answer. What I do notice is that the demand to see our Internet Hero’s in a live environment seems to be rising. And Internet Heroes have both a local following as well as a national footprint.

Could it be - That what attracts crowds to come together will be the need to see stars created by the Net - Live. Doing what they do best.

Singing and dancing - Sure. But How long before some version of the TV talk show / Reality show goes LIVE. Is that a farfetched idea ? Could those be fit into Malls, Sheds, Factories that were built for a bygone era and now are open to be reused as a LIVE Gathering Space?

If and this is a Big If - the idea does catch on - do you see the benefit it has for us? It Could Explode.

It just needs one guy to get the equation right. There is masses of talent around the country who will fight for the right to be on that stage.

That can only be a great opportunity for our young people to express themselves and find a path in the confusing times we live in.

Get the talent out of the Studios and in front of the Live audience. After staring at the screens I bet it will be a human need to be in public where we can experience human beings and share stories in a fun environment.

Retaining human connection is a basic human need. Without getting too cerebral - I have a feeling that the more we withdraw behind our screens - the more we will need to step away from it to look for entertainment in our leisure times.

Hope I have given you something to think about as the heat sets in around our country.

As temperatures climb up to around 40 Degrees - think of the business opportunities it creates to get a large population with money in their pockets to cool off.

We Are Hot, Guys! Capitalise on it.


(The views expressed by the author are his own personal comments and the magazine does not subscribe to them).

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