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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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CONSOLES


Spotlight on mixing consoles popular in India’s entertainment venues (pubs / clubs)

Allen & Heath Qu Series


Qu mixers designed by Allen & Heath research and development team have earned the industry’s respect. Its three different models i.e. Qu-16, Qu-24 and Qu-32, helps users to be confident that they will sound like a pro.

Main Features include:

  • 38 In / 28 Out Digital Mixer; 7” colour touchscreen’
  • 32 Mono Inputs (TRS + XLR); 33 Motor Faders; 3 Stereo Inputs (TRS); 4 stereo FX with dedicated Sends and Returns
  • 24 Mix Outputs (XLR); 4 Stereo Groups; 2 Stereo Matrix Outs
  • Extra stereo outputs – AES digital, Alt Out, 2TRK out
  • dSNAKE Cat5 snake for remote audio using AR2412, AR84 or AB168
  • 4 Mute Groups; 4 DCA Groups
  • AnaLOGIQ total recall analogue preamps
  • Effects ported from the flagship iLive console
  • Dedicated stereo FX return channels
  • Master strip for quick access to mix levels and processing
  • Input channel linking for stereo sources
  • Input processing – Preamp, HPF, Gate, PEQ, Compressor, Delay
  • Automatic Mic Mixing
  • Output processing – PEQ, Graphic EQ, Compressor, Delay
  • 31 Band Real Time Analysis and Spectrogram
  • 7” (800x480 pixel) colour touch screen for quick control
  • Motorized faders for sends on faders, GEQ fader flip and mix recall
  • Quick copy and reset of processing, mixes and scenes
  • 100 Scene memories
  • FX, processing and channel User Libraries
  • Qu-Drive for stereo and 18-track recording/playback to USB hard drive
  • USB streaming to/from an Apple® Mac or Windows PC computer
  • MIDI DAW Control driver for Mac (converts to HUI or Mackie Control)
  • USB transfer of Scenes, Libraries, Shows
  • User assignable Custom Layer

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions & Weights
    • Desk mounted: Width x Depth x Height 850 x 500 x 186 mm (33.5”” x 19.7” x 7.4”)
  • USB Audio Streaming: USB B, Core Audio compliant
  • System:
    • Dynamic Range: Measured balanced XLR in to XLR out, 0dB gain, 0dBu input 112 dB
  • Frequency response: +0/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
  • dBFS Alignment: +18dBu = 0dBFS (+22dBu at XLR output)
  • Meter Calibration: 0dB meter = -18dBFS (+4dBu at XLR out)
  • Meter Peak indication: -3dBFS (+19dBu at XLR out), multi-point sensing Compressor: Self-key Sidechain Threshold / Ratio: -46dBu to 18dBu / 1:1 to infinity Attack/Release: 300us – 300ms / 100ms - 2s

Midas M32 Series


M32 Digital Mixing Console is a 40-input digital mixer featuring the “1-million lifecycle” Midas pro faders. It is 96 kHz ready and carries 192 kHz AD/DA converters. Multiple expansion cards such as Dante, MADI and ADAT are available for digital networking and its onboard 32×32 USB interface allows real-time tracking.

Main Features include:

  • Cirrus Logic converters and 40-bit floating point offer 112dB of dynamic range
  • Master control section features a 7” TFT display that’s easily viewable even in daylight
  • Outfitted with 25 premium 100mm Midas Pro motorized faders rated to 1 million cycles
  • Easily assign channels to 8 DCA groups and 6 mute groups
  • Assign audio across 25 independent, time-aligned, and phase-coherent mix buses
  • 100 Scenes/Snippets with 500 Cues provide powerful show automation possibilities
  • AES50 and Ultranet let users expand their system with up to 96 channels with P16 monitoring
  • Insert over 50 signal processors and effects across 8 stereo DSP engines
  • 32-in/32-out, 48kHz USB 2.0 audio interface accommodates both studio and live recording
  • Control your DAW via either Mackie Control or HUI protocols with full automation
  • Optional Midas iOS apps provide Wi-Fi control via your iPhone or iPad

Technical Specifications:

  • Input Processing Channels: 32 Input Channels, 8 Aux Channels, 8 FX Return Channels
  • Output Processing Channels: 16
  • 16 aux buses, 6 matrices, main LRC: 100
  • Internal Eff ects Engines (True Stereo / Mono): 16
  • Internal Total Recall Scenes (incl. Preamplifi ers and Faders): 100
  • Signal Processing: 40-Bit Floating Point
  • I/O Latency (Console Input to Output): 0.8 ms
  • Network Latency (Stage Box In > Console > Stage Box Out): 1.1 ms
  • THD+N (0 dB gain, 0 dBu output): <0.01% (unweighted)
  • THD+N (+40 dB gain, 0 dBu to +20 dBu output): <0.03% (unweighted)
  • Input Impedance (Unbalanced / Balanced): 10 kΩ / 10 kΩ
  • Non-Clip Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu
  • Phantom Power (Switchable per Input): +48 V
  • Equivalent Input Noise @ +45 dB gain (150 Ω source): -125 dB (22 Hz-22 kHz, unweighted)
  • CMRR @ Unity Gain (Typical): >70 dB
  • CMRR @ 40 dB Gain (Typical): >90 dB

Soundcraft Si Impact


Si Impact brings the latest digital mix innovations together with the unrivalled sound quality of Soundcraft. Designed to be as simple as an analog mixer, but offer radical workflow enhancements such as the unique FaderGlow system, massive DSP power, and a pristine 32-in/32-out USB audio interface, Si Impact delivers digital live sound mixing and recording for those who refuse to compromise on audio quality.

Main features include:

  • Up to 80 channels to mix
  • 32 Mic Inputs
  • 8 XLR/1/4” Combi-jacks for line inputs and instruments
  • 40 DSP input channels (32 mono inputs and 4 stereo channels/returns)
  • 31 Output busses (All with full DSP processing and GEQ)
  • 4-band Fully Parametric EQ on each channel and bus
  • 8 VCAs + 8 Mute groups
  • 26 motorised faders (24 input + LR/Mono)
  • 4 fully customisable Fader Layers
  • Built-in Stagebox Connectivity
  • 5” touchscreen display
  • Multi-Colour LCD Channel Displays on each input fader
  • 4 studio-grade Lexicon Effects engines and dedicated FX busses
  • BSS Graphic Equalisers on every bus
  • 20 sub-group / aux busses
  • 4 mono/stereo matrix busses
  • 32x32 USB audio interface for multi-track recording and playback
  • Increase I/O capabilities with option cards and stageboxes:
    • Use included MADI option card and Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32i or 16i for more microphone preamps, inputs and channels to mix
    • Add 2nd MADI option card and two Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32i or 16i for up to 96 microphone preamps, 136 total inputs and 80 channels to mix.
    • Add Dante option card for 64 chan- nels of Dante to mix
    • Additional option cards available: AVIOM A-Net, CobraNet, AES/EBU, BLU Link, more
  • Additional Soundcraft stageboxes available: Mini Stagebox 32R, Mini Stagebox 16R, Compact Stagebox, and Vi Stagebox

Technical Specifications:

  • Height: 160mm (6.3”)
  • Width: 750mm (29.5”)
  • Depth: 500mm (19.7”)
  • Weight: 20kg (44.1lb)

Yamaha Rivage PM10


RIVAGE PM10 is a new generation consoles that continues to evolve. In terms of sound quality, operation, functionality, reliability, expandability, and more, the RIVAGE PM10 is a thoroughly refined flagship that defines the direction for future generations. It is a worthy heir to the PM name that brings true innovation to the developing live sound scene.

Main features include:

  • The new hybrid microphone preamps at the input stage of the PM10 help create a solid foundation of sound for crisp clear sound.
  • The great sound of the hybrid microphone preamplifier is its digital stage. The transformer circuitry and SILK processing incorporated in high-end analogue devices from Rupert Neve Designs, designed by the legendary Rupert Neve himself, have been precisely modelled using original Yamaha VCM technology. These preamplifiers are available for use on all RIVAGE PM10 input channels.
  • The PM10 has been designed with operability in mind, as with all Yamaha consoles. With the PM10 Yamaha have worked to take their already well designed interface and extend its operability with new time saving and efficient features.
  • As with most Yamaha consoles, the PM10 features Yamaha’s industry standard select channel concept, providing direct access to parameters of any channel via its select key.
  • The PM10 also features a merged touch screen and fader strip which allows for intuitive changes and editing on the fly as well as facilitating 2-man operation.
  • This console is fit for use in a number of solutions, whether it is for live sound in a venue or in a house of worship.
  • The new features make this a high end option that offers extremely clear sound and a high level of flexibility and control. The PM10 is a fitting flagship model for Yamaha and a worthy addition to the PM range.

Technical Specifications:

  • Mixing Capacity: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz; 144 input channels, 72 Mix buses, 36 Matrix buses; Stereo buses A and B (or Mono bus), Cue A/B, Monitor A/B
  • Input Channel: A/B, Gain Compensation, Digital Gain, HPF, LPF, 4-band PEQ, 2 Dynamics, Delay, 2 insert points (x4 daisy-chain), Direct Out
  • Output Channel: HPF, LPF, 8-band PEQ, Dynamics, Delay (on channel and port), 2 insert points (x4 daisy-chain)
  • Scene Memory: Number of scenes: 1000; Functions: Recall Safe, Focus Recall, Fade Time, Preview, Overlay Filter, Isolate
  • DCA/Mute Group: 24 DCAs, 12 Mute Groups
  • Plug-ins: 384 plug-in slots (The maximum number of plug-ins used at a time varies depending on the plug-in types); 45 types of plug-ins
  • GEQ/PEQ: 48 racks (96 for Flex15GEQ and 8-band PEQ); 31-band GEQ, Flex15GEQ, 8-band PEQ
  • Recording: 2-track USB recording (MP3 and WAV); Multitrack recording and Virtual Soundcheck via Dante (option)
  • I/O Network (TWINLANe)
  • 400 channels @ 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 32-bit
  • Network latency: 11 samples at 44.1/48 kHz, 12 samples at 88.2/96 kHz
  • Topology: ring for network redundancy
  • Recommended cable: Neutrik opticalCON DUO multimode fiber (HY256-TL) or Neutrik opticalCON DUO singlemode fiber (HY256-TL-SMF).
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