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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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ADJ Launches HYDRO Series - IP65-Rated Moving Heads

ADJ's HYDRO Series - IP65-rated moving heads, comprises of a spectrum of fixtures, equipped with a wide range of unique features

ADJ launched the HYDRO Series - IP65-rated moving heads for spectacular lighting in any weather. THE ADJ HYDRO Series is a comprehensive range of IP65-rated automated luminaires that includes all the major fixture types, most with a choice of size options. every model boasts rugged touring grade construction and a weatherproof design that means they can be safely used for temporary outdoor events even when there is risk of rain, snow, or strong winds.

Serving interchangeably as a beam, spot or wash luminaire, the Hydro Hybrid is the latest addition to the series, which harnesses the full potential of a potent Osram SIRIUS HRI 420W discharge lamp, focused through precision optics, to deliver an output of up to 14,416 Lumens. It's expansive feature set includes CMY colour mixing and an additional 12-position colour wheel, two GOBO wheels (one with 14 fixed static patterns and one with 9 slots for replaceable indexed-rotating GOBOs), two rotating prisms on separate planes (8-facet circular and 6-facet linear), motorized focus, motorized zoom (1.6° - 17.7°: Spot Mode; 3.1° - 39.2°: Beam Mode) and a Frost Filter.

The flagship of the Series is the Hydro Profile, a lighting powerhouse which combines a potent 660-Watt cool white LED light engine, precision-engineered optics, and an expansive feature set to deliver crisp projections with a massive output of 26,000 Lumens. Heading up the fixture's collection of beam-shaping tools is a 4-blade framing system. Each shutter is controlled using two independent motors, one for each side, which allows the individual blades to be applied at any desired angle. In addition, rotation of the combined shutter assembly means the shape created using the four shutters can be precisely positioned. Further manipulation of the output is provided by motorized zoom (6 ~ 45-degrees), iris and focus, as well as two frost filters options. It features two independent GOBO wheels, one with 7 indexed, rotatable patterns and the other with 8 fixed patterns, all of which are replaceable. It also incorporates two indexed, rotatable prisms - 4-facet circular and 6-facet linear - as well as an animation wheel.

A dedicated beam fixture, the Hydro Beam X12 is a nimble luminaire that has an intense, razor-sharp output. It combines the punchy Philips® Platinum 12R LL MSD 6000-hour discharge lamp with a carefully curated selection of beam-shaping tools. The fixture delivers a huge output of up to 522,000 lux (measured at a 10m distance) and is capable of firing its beam across a vast distance, creating impressive aerial effects shooting right up into the night sky. A 16-position (plus open) stamped metal GOBO wheel features a collection of break-apart patterns and simple shapes, including four beam reducers. These can be kept sharp using motorized focus and have been carefully chosen to allow the creation of engaging beam effects. The fixture also features a separate colour wheel, offering 14 options, including CTB (6000K), CTO (3200K) and UV.

Offering an impressive 15,000 Lumen output derived from a potent 320-watt cool white LED engine, the Hydro Spot 2 is a feature-packed spot fixture. From animation wheel, twin GOBO wheels and two rotatable prism options (6-facet circular and 5-facet linear), to CMY colour mixing with variable CTO flag and an additional 7-position colour wheel (including 5600K CTB and High CRI filters), it offers all the tools a lighting designer could wish for. One of the GOBO wheels allows indexed rotation, while the other is static, and the rotating patterns are also replaceable. Motorized zoom allows for a beam angle variable between a tight 8-degrees and wide 41-degrees, while motorized focus can be used to ensure sharp pattern projections and aerial beam effects or to deliberately blur GOBOs to create more ambient effects. In addition, two variable frost filter options - medium and heavy - can be used to further blur projected images or to generate a soft-edged wash output.

The Hydro Wash X19 is powerful and versatile zooming wash fixture. It incorporates 19 x Osram 40-watt RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs, making for an impressive total of 760-Watts. The LEDs offer smooth color mixing, allowing for the creation of a wide variety of different hues, and are arranged in three concentric circles. Each LED is individually controllable, meaning pixel-mapped effects can be generated, with support available for both the KlingNet and Artnet control protocols as well as standard DMX-512. Linear motorized focus allows the beam angle to vary between a narrow 6-degrees and wide 40-degrees.

For applications that call for compact fixtures, the Hydro Spot 1 is a small, LED-powered spot. Harnessing the power of a potent 200-watt cool white LED light engine, the luminaire delivers punchy output with even coverage. Its extensive feature set provides lighting designers with a wealth of creative potential. This starts with motorized zoom, allowing for a variable beam angle of 11° ~ 22°, which is paired with motorized focus to ensure pattern projections remain sharp regardless of distance. The fixture features two independent colour wheels, each loaded with 8 dichroics, including CTO, CTB and UV filters. It also offers a separate GOBO wheel, which has 6 slots for replaceable, rotating glass or aluminium GOBO patterns.

Equally compact, the Hydro Wash X7 is a wash fixture which harnesses the power of seven 40W Osram 4-in-1 (RGBW) LEDs. Each LED can be controlled independently, which allows for the creation of dazzling 'eye candy' visuals through full pixel-mapping. The unit also offers motorized zoom with a wide range of between 6 and 40-degrees. This makes the fixture equally suited to generating large washes of punchy saturated colours as it is to creating narrow solid beams ideal for impactful aerial effects.

The Hydro Beam X1 is a small moving head that packs a mighty punch. This dedicated beam luminaire is powered by an Osram Sirius HRI 100W discharge lamp that offers an impressively long operating life of 6,000 hours. Combined with precision optics and a tight three-degree beam angle, this allows the fixture to generate a powerful beam that travels over a long distance and is capable of creating a wide variety of stunning midair effects. Its colour wheel offers a diverse selection of 14 colour options, including UV and a CTB colour correction filter, plus open white. A second wheel is loaded with a varied selection of 15 GOBO patterns plus open, which include four beam reducers and the versatile fixture also features a 16-facet bi-directional rotating circular prism as well as an independent frost filter.


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