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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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DJ Controller


Spotlight on DJ Controllers launched in 2018-2019.


Akai Pro Force


The Akai Pro Force fuses clip-launching, step sequencing, sampling, synth engines, and a tactile touch screen control into a standalone, performance-driven device. It comes preloaded with 10GB+ of sounds including SampleTools by CR2, MSX Audio and Sample Magic.

Main Features include:

  • Import stems, loops and one-shots into Force’s 8x8 clip matrix.
  • Assign tracks to Force’s crossfader and load full tracks
  • Connect to a wireless network and sync projects with any Ableton Link compatible application or hardware device.
  • Dual custom real-time time stretch algorithms and auto BPM detection.
  • Dedicated cue assign controls and a cue mixer.
  • Browse the library or create samples loaded from USB thumb drives or SD cards.
  • Four premium synth engines, each with full editing capability.
  • Load multi-sampled instrument keygroups and playback samples chromatically via a MIDI keyboard or Force’s pads.
  • Resample clips or capture audio from Force’s collection of inputs and loop.

Technical Specification:

  • Pads: (64) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • Knobs: (8) 360° touch-sensitive Knobs, (1) 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push, (5) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment
  • Buttons:(56) dedicated function buttons;
  • Display: 6.9” / 176 mm (diagonal), 5.9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93 mm (width x height), Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
  • Connections:
    • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
    • (4) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 pairs)
    • 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
    • 1/8” (3.5 mm) MIDI input
    • 1/8” (3.5 mm) MIDI output
    • 1/8” (3.5 mm) MIDI thru port
    • (4) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
    • Ethernet link port
    • USB Type-A ports
    • USB Type-B port
    • SD card slot
    • power adapter input

Denon DJ Prime 4


DJ Prime 4 is a standalone 4 deck DJ system with a 10” touchscreen. It has a multicore processor that makes the entire music collection available without the need of a laptop.

Main Features include:

  • Entertain two separate audiences at different locations simultaneously.
  • View 4-deck, horizontal or vertical waveforms, Search, select and load tracks, Create playlists and crates on-the-fly with the 10” touchscreen.
  • Dedicated XLR Zone output with gain and EQ control.
  • 4-channel line faders, each with 3-band EQ and gain, Single encoder, sweep FX including filter control, Mainstage quality Post-Fader FX, User-replaceable crossfader.
  • Dedicated mic channels, Control EQ, dedicated TRS mic.
  • Ultra-responsive, touch-capacitive jog wheels, Central HD display, RGB light customizable.
  • 14 class-leading FX, Individual effect selector, and parameter controls, Crystal clear OLED screens, Effects ‘on/off’ and ‘beats’ buttons for dynamic punch-ins.

Technical Specification:

Audio

  • Bit Depth:24-bit
  • Sampling Rate:44.1kHz
  • Dynamic Range:> 117dB (A-weighted)
  • Frequency Response:20Hz to 20kHz (+/-1dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:> 93dB (A-weighted)
  • Headroom:
    • Line: > 15dB
    • Microphone: > 20dB
    • Outputs: > 20dB

Displays

  • Main:
    • 10.1” / 257 mm (diagonal)
    • 8.5” x 5.5” / 216 x 139 mm (width x height)
    • Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface
  • Jog Wheel:
    • 2.2” / 56 mm (diameter)
    • Full-color LED-backlit display
  • FX:
    • 128 pixels wide x 32 pixels high
    • Black & White OLED display

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ


The Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ is a full-sized, professional all-in-one DJ controller with a 4-channel system and multiple inputs and outputs. It works with Serato and Rekordbox and comes with 14 professional Beat FX and 6 Sound Color FX.

Main Features include:

  • Full-size jog wheels and color On Jog Display for track information.
  • Use a USB drive loaded with rekordbox-analyzed tracks or use a laptop to use rekorbdox dj or Link Export mode.
  • Clear audio with a 64-bit digital signal processor and fine-tuning with the 3-band master output EQ.
  • Connect CDJs to sync the audio. Use XDJ-XZ’s screen to browse external libraries.
  • Display Waveforms, Hot Cues, BPM, via the 7-inch LCD touch screen.

Technical Specification:

  • Supported music file formats: AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF
  • File Systems: FAT, FAT32, HFS+
  • Included DJ Software: Rekordbox DJ
  • Compatible DJ Software (not included): Serato DJ Pro (coming early 2020); rekordbox video (paid upgrade)
  • DVS Control: Serato DVS (Paid Upgrade); rekordbox DVS (paid Upgrade)

Other Specifications

  • Width: 878mm
  • Height: 118.4mm
  • Depth: 466.1mm
  • Weight: 13kg
  • Frequency Range: 20 – 20000Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 114dB (USB)

Performance Control

  • Channels: 4
  • Deck Control: 2 (USB Storage Device)/ 4 (DJ Software Control)
  • Jog Wheel: 206mm
  • Sound Color FX: Space, Dub Echo, Sweep, Noise, Crush, Filter
  • Beat FX: Delay, Echo, Filter, Flanger, Helix, Phaser, Ping Pong, Pitch, Slip Roll, Spiral, Reverb, Roll, Trans, Vinyl Brake

Terminals

  • Inputs: 2 Line (RCA), 2 PHONO (RCA), 1 AUX (RCA), 2 MIC (XLR & ¼ inch TRS Jack)
  • Outputs: 2 MASTER (XLR, RCA), 1 BOOTH (1/4 inch TRS Jack), 2 PHONES (1/4 inch stereo jack, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack)

Roland DJ-707M


The DJ-707M is an integrated live sound console, loudspeaker management system and a full-fledged performance DJ controller.

Main Features include:

  • 10 onboard scene presets for creating create ‘go-to’ event settings for audio routing, loudspeaker management and system setups
  • Master, booth, and zone outputs with independent speaker management processors
  • Built-in feedback suppression listens out for feedback adjusting the speaker output automatically
  • Dual USB Ports for seamless DJ changeover or backup laptop connection
  • Up to 4 inputs for guest performer with front-facing dual 1/4-inch jacks or 1/8-inch stereo aux input
  • Fully assignable zone output with dedicated level control for creating separate mix
  • Ideal size for DVS – fits perfectly between turntables and DJ media players
  • Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
  • Mic section can handle anything from straightforward speeches and announcements to pitch-corrected karaoke throw downs
  • Studio-quality microphone preamps with independent gain, low-cut, and noise gate on each channel
  • Console-class mic EQ and effects
  • Dedicated hardware effects from clean reverbs and delays to key-based auto-pitching and auto-ducking
  • Up to four mic inputs
  • Full Serato DJ Pro support for hot cues, loops, rolls, pitch play, slicer, and more
  • Fully adjustable crossfader with full-range curve settings and software-adjustable crossfader margin
  • Channel filter and FX with dedicated Filter/FX knob on each channel
  • Phono/Line Level Inputs – use DJ-707M as a mixer with turntables and CD decks
  • 5-Pin MIDI Output – sync with external synths, samplers or lighting rigs
  • TR Drum machine on Deck 3, with classic TR-808 and 909 drum loops
  • Oscillator mode on Deck 4 for sweepers, synth stabs, and other onboard DJ sound effects.

Technical Specification:

  • Signal Processing: Sampling Frequency = 48 kHz
  • Scene Memory: 10
  • Input Impedance –
  • INPUT (1–4) (RCA phono type): 47 k ohms or greater,
  • MIC IN (XLR type): 7 k ohms or greater,
  • AUX IN (1/4-inch TRS phone type, AUX/MIC): 30 k ohms or greater/ 7 k ohms or greater
  • AUX IN (Stereo miniature phone type): 10 k ohms or greater

Output Impedance –

  • Master Out 1: 600 ohms (balanced),
  • Master Out 2: 1 k ohm (unbalanced),
  • Booth Out: 600 ohms (balanced),
  • Zone Out: 1 k ohm (unbalanced),
  • Phones: 44 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 48.0 kHz: 20 Hz–22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
  • Display: 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)

Size and Weight

  • Width: 474 mm, 18-11/16 inches
  • Depth: 331 mm, 13-1/16 inches
  • Height: 73 mm, 2-7/8 inches
  • Weight: (excluding AC adaptor) - 3.5 kg, 7 lbs 12 oz

Traktor Kontrol S3


Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S3 is a four-channel performance oriented controller with upsized jog wheels, extended pitch, a mixer section with EQ, filter and Mixer FX controls and channel faders. Traktor Kontrol S3 comes paired with the full version of Traktor PRO 3.

Main Features include:

  • Full-length faders, EQ, cueing, eight RGB pads and Mixer FX control over each deck.
  • Large jog wheels for scratching.
  • Choose from eight effects and three filters.
  • Pro-grade XLR and RCA main outputs, a ¼” TRS booth output, and 3.5 / 6.3 mm headphone outputs.
  • Trigger loops for extended mixes, track manipulation, and re-edits.

Technical Specification:

Audio –

  • Channels: 4 out / 2 in
  • Sample Rate / Resolution: 44kHz/48kHz – 24 bit

Main Out (Balanced - Xlr) –

  • Signal Level: 18.7 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Freq Resp: +/- 0.1 dB
  • Channel Separation L/R: <-107
  • Crosstalk: -106 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB

Booth Out (Balanced - Trs) –

  • Signal Level: 18.7 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.009%
  • Freq Resp: +/- 0.1 dB
  • Channel Separation L/R: <-107
  • Crosstalk: -109 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 111 dB

Headphone Out @32 Ω (Stereo Unbalanced - Trs) With 12v Psu/Usb Powered

  • Signal Level: 7.7 dBu/-16.5 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.015%/ 0.001%
  • Freq Resp: +/- 0.1 dB/+/- 0.1 dB
  • Channel Separation L/R: -65 dB/ 64 dB
  • Crosstalk: <-105 dB/<-81 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 109 dB/ 85 dB

Mic In (Balanced - Xlr/Trs)

  • Signal Level: -10 dBu
  • THD+N: 0.002%
  • Freq Resp: +/- 0.03 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 97 dB

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