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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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Studio Microphone



The essence of a microphone is to capture a performance whether doing a recording or a show. A good Microphone can accentuate the voice but finding the right one for your studio needs can become tricky. Here is a list of microphones launched in 2019 that can make your choice easy.

AKG Lyra


AKG Lyra is perfect for creating podcasts, YouTube videos, music and more with 4k-compatible, Ultra HD audio quality. Featuring cutting-edge AKG Internal Element Overload Prevention, an internal shockmount and built-in sound diffuser, Lyra automatically reduces noise and improves signal levels for optimal performance. The four-capsule AKG Adaptive Array offers versatile capture modes that eliminate guesswork, to get professional sound. AKG Lyra works seamlessly with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. There’s no assembly required or need for a separate audio interface—it just works, right out of the box.

Main Features include:

  • Ultra-HD Quality Audio with 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution converters
  • Use with the integrated desktop mic stand or mount to a standard or boom mic stand
  • Zero latency monitoring while tracking with full control over output volume, mic gain and mute
  • Four-capsule mic array provides four user-friendly capture modes
  • Camera-ready styling for on-screen appeal
  • Includes Ableton Live 10 Lite audio production software

Technical Specification:

  • Transfer Protocol: USB 2.0
  • Transducer: 4 proprietary, permanently polarized back plate, condenser capsules
  • Capture Modes: Selectable; Front, Front & Back, Tight Stereo and Wide Stereo
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Bit Depth / Sample Rate: 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 129 dB SPL (0.5% THD)
  • Power Requirement/Consumption: 5V USB / 75 mA
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Power Output (RMS): 43 mW
  • THD: <0.009%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 22 kHz
  • S/N Ratio: 98.0

Sontronics - STC-20 Pack


Sontronics STC-20 Pack is an all-in-one cardioid condenser microphone package that allows achieving the same quality recordings as in a professional studio. With a fixed cardioid pattern, the large-diaphragm STC-20 microphone gives impressive results on a wide range of sources, including male and female vocals, acoustic guitar and other plucked instruments, guitar amp, percussion, drumkit, piano and other acoustic instruments. The STC-20 microphone features a large open grille that houses a one-inch gold-sputtered capsule.

It is recommended for...

  • Vocals (sung & spoken)
  • Acoustic guitar & other plucked instruments
  • Guitar amps
  • Piano & other acoustic instruments
  • Percussion & drums
  • Podcast

Main Features include:

  • Large-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Fixed cardioid pattern
  • Fantastic for vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, guitar amps, drums, podcast and other acoustic instruments
  • Comes with shockmount, popshield, mic pouch and 5m XLR cable
  • STC-20 microphone covered by LIFETIME WARRANTY

Technical Specification:

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa -36dB ±1.5dB
  • (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
  • Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 18dB
  • (A-weighted)
  • Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 125dB
  • Power: Phantom power 48V required
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions: 194 x 53 x 53mm
  • Weight: 610g (810g with shockmount)
  • Comes with: shockmount, 2 spare elastics, nylon-mesh popshield, zip-up microphone pouch, 5m XLR cable

Telefunken - Alchemy Series


The Alchemy Microphone Series are large diaphragm tube condensers. These new microphone models are the TF29, TF39, TF47, and TF51 and feature unique sonic profiles developed from the ground up.

The Alchemy Microphone Series boasts of newly designed custom head grilles for transparency and openness, hand-plugged circuit boards, and selected American and European vacuum tubes and transformers. These microphones are the ideal choice for engineers, musicians, and producers.

Main Features include:

TF29 Copperhead

The TF29 features a new old stock American-made 5654W vacuum tube, all-brass K67-style capsule, stand out antique copper finish and a premium Swedish-made Lundahl output transformer. It’s a workhorse microphone, accurately capturing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, saxophone, piano, banjo and nearly any source put in front of it.

TF39 Copperhead Deluxe

The TF39 Copperhead Deluxe comes with an addition of a dual membrane K67-style capsule, allowing for 3-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8. It has the same features as in the TF29 Copperhead.

TF47

The TF47 is a new design based on the “German” sound, drawing inspiration from the historic U47 and M49. With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the TF47 is excellent for adding depth and presence to any source. The Microphone has an all-brass K47-style capsule, new old stock 5840W vacuum tube, and custom-made BV8 transformer. These characteristics make it especially ideal for recording vocals, guitar amps, upright bass, trombone, cello, percussion, toms and kick out.

TF51

The TF51 is based on the “Austrian” microphone sound and exhibits a smooth midrange and airy top end. The 6072A vacuum tube is paired with an edge-terminated style capsule. The output transformer is a custom German-made Haufe transformer. This is a reliable first choice for stand out vocals, acoustic instruments, and percussion.



Technical Specification: (TF29)

  • Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
  • Capsule: TK67S Center Terminated Diaphragm
  • Tube Type: 5654W (New Old Stock)
  • Transformer: Lundahl LL 1935
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 17mV/Pa
  • THD at 1kHZ at 1Pa (Amplifier): < 0.3%
  • Output Impedance: < 300 Ω
  • Maximum SPL (for 1% THD): 130 dB
  • S/N Ratio: 87 dBA
  • Self-Noise (Amplifier): 7 dBA
  • Dimensions/Size: 200 mm L x 46 mm Dia
  • Current Draw from Mains: 50 mA
  • Power Supply: M 902 PSU - 7 Pin Female XLR Input, 3 Pin Male XLR Output
  • Cable: M 803 - 7 Meter TELEFUNKEN Tube Microphone Cable, 7 Pin Male & Female XLRs

Shock Mount: M 703 - Shock Mount, M 782 - Stand Mount


Lewitt LCT 040 Match


With the LCT 040 MATCH recording instruments is as easy as it gets. It’s tried and tested small diaphragm condenser capsule provides well-balanced sound with a pleasant high-end. The excellent transient response retains the natural musicality of the acoustic instruments. The LCT 040 MATCH is durable and lightweight thanks to its CNC’ed aluminum housing, weighing only 44 g or 1.6 oz.

Main Features include:

  • Small diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Well-balanced sound with pleasant high-end
  • Made for acoustic guitar and drum recordings
  • Durable and light aluminum housing
  • Cardioid polar pattern

Technical Specification:

  • Type: Condenser, permanently polarized
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Transducer Ø: 17 mm, 0.67 in
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 18.8 mV/Pa, -34.5 dBV/Pa
  • Equivalent noise level: 20 dB (A), cardioid
  • SPL for 0.5 % THD: 135 dBSPL
  • Dynamic range: 115 dB (A)
  • Internal impedance: 203 Ω
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 Ω
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption: 7.2 mA
  • Connector: Gold plated 3-pin XLR
  • Microphone dimensions: 24 dia. x 83 mm, 0.9 dia. x 3.3 in

Rode TF-5


The precision sonic matching and beautiful tone of the TF-5 makes it perfect for recording detailed and natural-sounding performances when used as a stereo pair, or for capturing the nuances of a soloist when used as a spot mic. The TF-5 is a small diaphragm condenser engineered to sub-micron tolerances, giving unprecedented consistency of tone and response.

Main Features include:

  • Matched pair small diaphragm condenser cardioid microphones.
  • Imagined and designed in collaboration with Tony Faulkner
  • Brand new capsule, precision-engineered to sub-micron tolerances,
  • Exceptionally low noise floor (14dbA)
  • Includes high-quality RØDE stereo bar

Technical Specification:

  • Acoustic Principle: Externally biased condenser
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 20 kHz ±3dB // 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±4dB
  • Output Impedance: 63Ω
  • Signal to noise Ratio: 80 dB
  • Equivalent Noise: 14 dB SPL (A-weighted, as per IEC651)
  • Input SPL @ 1% THD: 135 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600Ω load)
  • Sensitivity: -29 dB re.1 Volt/Pascal or better (35 mV @ 94dB SPL @ 1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 112.6 dB (1kHz @ Max SPL)
  • Power Requirements: 7mA @ 48V phantom power
  • Dimensions: Length: 98.7mm Diameter: 20mm

SHURE MV88+ Video Kit Portable Mic


MV88+ Video Kit, is a digital stereo condenser microphone that provides an all-in-one solution for capturing professional-quality recordings on-the-go. Designed for podcasters, videographers, content creators, field recordists, and musicians looking to record immersive, rich, high-quality audio wherever, the MV88+ accentuates the power of flexibility, enabling to transform the smartphone device into a professional-level mobile audio and video rig.

Main Features include:

  • Built-In Headphone Output for real-time monitoring
  • Live stream ready
  • Seamless compatibility with Shure MOTIV Audio & Video Applications (iOS & Android versions)
  • Multiple stereo width and polar pattern options for ultimate flexibility
  • Included industry leading Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod
  • Included Lightning cable, USB-C cable, phone clamp, shoe-mount mic clip, & neoprene roll-up bag to keep all accessories in one place
  • The included phone mount is also compatible with existing set-up, allowing to connect to any tripod with a connector
  • Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits
  • Compatibility with lightning-equipped iOS devices and additional devices
  • Allows for phone charging while mic is in use (requires USB-A cable and Apple USB3 camera adapter)- iOS users only

Technical Specification:

  • Height x Width x Depth: 27.0 × 27.0 × 77.0 mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response: Adjustable
  • Max. Sound Pressure Level:       120 dB SPL (At Minimum Gain, Flat Mode)
  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Bidirectional, Cardioid
  • Connectors: LTG, USB
  • Interchangeable Capsule: No
  • Main Functionality: Recording
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Microphone Housing: Metal
  • DSP Modes / Presets: Flat, Loud, Acoustic, Singing, Speech
  • Requires Phantom Power: Bus powered via USB/LTG VDC

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