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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Coldplaying in the Heat & Dust

They were here. Did you see them? Has your life changed?

If you did not see them - get the recording off VH-I. I have been told they will keep broadcasting it.

If your life has still not changed - sunny boy, this is the time to recognise your dad was right. You need a real job. Like in an office, with a tie.....

If you, like me has seen the future. Then you in the right place. A few columns ago I wrote that we were in the best of times and in the worst of times. Coldplay was the best of times.

In my opinion Chris Martin is a Star. Cut in the mould of the greatest Rock Stars of his generation. Amongst a crowd of 80,000 (reported) he connected to everyone there. He was best friend.... or brother or lover or whatever you wanted him to be. That is his gift and we all felt it that night.

Also in my opinion the rest of the band was about the most boring, average set of musicians who were supremely lucky to have befriended a Rock God. Lucky Them. Was that boredom or resentment on their faces ? While Superstar Martin obviously was enjoying every moment on stage and ensuring that every one of his new best friends or lovers or brothers in India also enjoyed every moment, the rest of the band looked like they were going to burst into tears or just wanted to be somewhere else.

Now let’s talk about the real hero of the evening. The Staging.

The Sound - Impeccable. All the work and the attention to detail paid off. The Colden King was transmitted to each one of us there. The unique timber of his voice sitting on our shoulders. As for the rest of the guys - the PA made them actually sound good.

The Lighting - Vast. Who says that a massive inventory of cheap Chinese lights doesn’t look great. Who would have thought that DMX delays and many cylinders of carefully released smoke can fill a space with shock and wonder. I learnt a huge lesson that day.

The Staging. That vast flying wing of blinding light flying at you. The confetti, the balloons, the bridge and even more confetti. Simply WOW.

Everything put together makes me feel that tomorrows Global citizen has much to look forward to.

Clean Toilets, Digital Currency, No corruption and every time somebody powerful wants to make a connect to India’s unbounded youth - we can celebrate these gifts with a huge concert.

There was so much around the concert. So much to read, so much fuel, so much hype. Like good little children being groomed to be global citizens, concert mama also advised us on what to wear - loose comfortable clothing. What to pack - water, salt tablets, nutrition bars. We were told to bring cash. Not cards. Apparently the ringing of cash registers and the airwave consumption of card machines would adversely affect the technology of the evening. Hopefully next time we will learn to behave in the presence of our betters. But mama - we were good children right? Nobody got hurt or was led astray.

I was led astray. After ages some excitement crept into my cynical old bones. I danced, bad leg and all, and still had energy to walk to the car.

I am a minimalist. I believe that great lighting is about the minimum darkness we displace. One carefully placed spot light in a beautifully timed fade, to me is orgasm. In the theatre my mentor would yell at me. ‘I don’t care how big the show. You don’t need more than 15 dimmer channels - as long as you have a finger on each one of them ‘

Even in a Pink Floyd Concert with its amazing light shows - when you break it down it is always so simple. Every song has ONE big look. That you can never forget. Against them you have the Rolling Stones with their jumble of joys. But the Coldplay light guy had it all. Simple stuff like in the obviously lit ‘Yellow’ to the complexity of ‘In My Place’ From Garage Band to Outsize stadium in a switch. Break it down guys. Watch it over and over. It was lesson in showmanship. What can I say - Respect !

This issue is all about Outsize DJ’s. This is a Visual Designers dream. Like the self effacing Pink Floyd once said - ‘None of us are in the Robert Redford looks department, so we got have our audiences see something’

Fortunately for us, most of the DJ’s are not much better looking than Roger Waters. Can I be mean and say - perhaps even including the ladies !

So here’s your chance to stand up and give those incredible audiences ‘Something to See’

All the advertisers in this issue offer many tools in that journey. Coldplay has taught us that being a maximalist with cheap Chinese lights is the new way forward. I finally understood why people would invent boxes that control mountains of DMX universes. Ok sorry - I was slow - but I got there !

Break out of the square box stages. Fly off in a hundred new directions and bring back the stages that immerse you in light, shower you in fine smoke and fill all the air around you in tightly controlled LIGHT.

The beat is steady and easy to bounce off. The girls are pretty and everybody is moving in chic convulsions. Come on we got Mr Modi to sprout ‘Too cool to show up for a Nobel, Dylan’

Step up and take the space before these Global citizens come yapping on your heels.

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