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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!

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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!

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Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

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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!

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Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

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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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Lighting Console



Lighting Consoles allow lighting designers to control several light fixtures for live shows, performances, and various other events. In today’s lighting industry there are many different consoles to choose from

PT has put together a list of Lighting Consoles to help make the choice easy


ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M Stadium


MagicQ MQ500M Stadium offers the highest level of show control, supporting 256 universes directly from the console without need for external processors.

Main Features include:

  • 256 universes direct from the console
  • 15 fully motorised fader playbacks
  • 15 encoder playback with RGB indicators
  • 12 multi-purpose Macro/Executes/Playbacks keys
  • RGB illumination of playbacks
  • Backlit buttons
  • Dual Inbuilt 15” Multi HD touch displays
  • Up to 8 touch displays support (5 via remote network)
  • Dual motorised 100mm crossfaders ideal for Theatre
  • Inbuilt MagicVis Visualiser with full rendering of beams and gobos

Technical Specification:

Hardware Specifications:

  • Universes direct from the console (via Artnet/sACN/Pathport): 256
  • Direct DMX Outputs: 4
  • Motorised Playbacks: 15
  • Encoder Playbacks: 15
  • Macro/Execute/Playback Section keys: 12
  • Total no of Playbacks: 42 (15+15+12)
  • Dual Motorised Cross Faders: Yes
  • Attribute Encoders: 8
  • Backlit Keys: Yes
  • Illuminated Playback/Encoders with RGB control: Yes
  • Intensity Wheel: 1
  • Network Ports: 4
  • Inbuilt 15” HD Multi-Touch Displays: 2
  • External Monitor up to 1920x1200 Resolution - DVI-D Port: 1
  • USB Ports, including 2 High Power USBs: 6
  • Audio Input (1 channel, 7 band): Yes
  • Audio Output: Yes
  • MIDI Ports 1 in and out: Yes
  • LTC Timecode Ports in and out: Yes
  • Remote Input: Yes
  • Inbuilt UPS: Yes, uses 12v Lead-Acid Battery
  • Front Storage Pockets: 2
  • Power Input, Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 110 to 240 VAC

Console Weights and Dimensions:

  • Width: 860mm (33.8 inches)
  • Depth: 585mm (23 inches)
  • Height: 90mm high at front (3.5 inches), 175mm high at rear (screens stored) (6.9 inches)
  • Weight: 32kg (70.5 lb)

Altman Genesis


The Genesis Lighting Control Console combines the ease of use of a fader-based lighting controller, with the power of a touch screen graphical user interface. A 7” capacitive touch screen provides a powerful user interface with the familiarity and comfort of today’s smart phones, making it easy to control. 

Main Features include:

  • Control of up to 24 individual fixture group over 512 control channels
  • cETLus listed for indoor use and CE marked
  • Two-year warranty
  • Ten (10) playback faders with ind. flash /GO buttons
  • Ten (10) playback pages
  • Two (2) master faders
  • One (1) playback master & One (1) fixture master
  • One-Hundred (100) Cue Lists with up to 1,000 Cues or effects.
  • On-Board context sensitive help with multi-language support
  • “Animate” feature – create complex effects between two or more fixtures – simply.
  • Fixture template wizard
  • 7” color capacitive touch screen
  • Icon driven graphical user interface system
  • Additional playback and DMX outputs available with Genesis Wing (Accessory)
  • One (1) RJ45 Ethernet port for support of: SACN and ARTNET
  • Low Voltage Power Jack with external power supply
  • Dual USB for file storage and wing connectivity
  • Multiple Undo / Redo Command

Technical Specification:

  • Interface: Twenty-Four (24) Luminaire intensity faders; Ten (10) Playback Faders over 10 pages; One (1) Master Play back faderOne; (1) Master Luminaire intensity faderOne; (1) 7” Capacitive 5-point touch screen
  • Storage: 4GB Flash Memory; 1,000 Cues / Animations; 100 Cue Lists
  • Data Connections: DMX 5 Pin XLR (1); USB 2.0 (2); RJ45 Ethernet (1)
  • Data Protocols: DMX 512a, sCAN, Art-Net
  • Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Remote Power Supply)
  • Power Input: 1.5A @12VDC – 2.5mm Jack
  • Environment: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F) with humidity of 5%-95% (non-condensing)
  • Weight: 10.8 pounds (4.9kg)
  • Dimensions: 19.3” x 12.99” x 3.2” (530 x 380 x 130mm)
  • Compliance: cETLus listed and CE marked for indoor use

High End Systems HOG 4-18


Hog 4-18 is designed for the largest stadium shows, theme park installations and concert tours. Hog 4-18 shines in any environment requiring a multi console setup and networking.

Main Features include:

  • Robust Hog 4 OS operating system
  • 5 high-resolution parameter encoders
  • Built-in tri-axis backlit trackball with cursor and parameter control functions
  • 10 master playbacks with motorized faders and master control keys
  • Dual 18.5” multi-touch screens, tilt adjustable
  • Up to three external display port monitors, with touch or multi-touch
  • 8,192 output channels, expandable with DP8K processors
  • 8 Neutrik XLR-5 DMX outputs
  • sACN and Art-Net
  • MIDI In, Out and Thru
  • Dual EtherCON connections for HogNet and FixtureNet
  • Integral keyboard drawer and storage drawer
  • Accessory arm mounts, one arm and VESA mount bracket included
  • Two blue/white desk lamps included

Technical Specifications :

Connectivity:

  • Local DMX-512 outputs: 8x Neutrik 5-pin XLR
  • Expandable DMX-512 outputs via USB DMX Widgets
  • Local Art-Net and E1.31/sACN outputs: 1x 1GB/s Ethernet port
  • Local HogNet 1GB/s Ethernet port
  • Unlimited DMX-512, Art-Net and E1.31/sACN universes via HogNet-connected DP8Ks
  • LTC/SMPTE input via 3-pin XLR
  • MIDI in/out/thru supporting MIDI messages, MIDI Show Control, and MIDI Time Code
  • Expandable MIDI and LTC inputs via USB MIDI/LTC Widgets
  • Unrestricted connectivity to visualizers via encrypted Fixture-Net Visualizer Stream. (Art-Net and sACN to visualizers also supported but restricted by system’s total output capacity)
  • OSC (Open Sound Control) for remote control and integration
  • USB 2.0 ports: 6 rear / 2 drawer

Electrical:

  • ETL, CETL and CE compliance
  • Mains power: 100-250VAC, 50/60Hz, max 120W
  • Mains connector: IEC320 C13
  • Fuse: 1x 5x20mm 5AT fuse

Weights and Dimensions:

  • Width: 994mm / 39.1”
  • Depth: 746mm / 29.4”
  • Height (Monitor Up): 430mm / 16.9”
  • Height (Monitor Down): 169mm / 6.7”
  • Weight: 42kg / 92lb

Obsidian Control Systems NX4


The NX4 is a comprehensive feature packed control surface. With a well-arranged combination of motorized and manual faders as well as an array of playback button the NX4 offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package. 

Main Features include:

  • Adjustable 15.6” Full HD multi touch screen, 2x external 4K Touch Displays
  • 44 playbacks (10 Motorized, 12 Sub, 22 Playback Executors)
  • 9 Encoders, Keypad, Trackball, 14 Function keys, assistive 3.5” touchscreen
  • 64 Universe integrated processing
  • Network, DMX, Timecode and Midi Connectivity
  • CAPTURE Duet Edition License.

Technical Specifications :

Surface:

  • 10 x 60 mm motorized playback faders, each with 4 xfunction-assignable buttons, digital backlit labels
  • 12x 45mm Sub Playback Fader with Flash keys
  • 22x Playback Executors
  • 12 x customizable multi-function keys
  • Playback Select button
  • 2x Master Go section with Go, Pause, Snap and Release
  • 4 x digital rotary encoders with push function and statusLED for fixture parameter control
  • 4x screen mounted digital rotary encoders with push
  • 1x digital intensity Encoder with push
  • 3.5” RGB touchscreen for parameter groups, effectparameters, fanning and global timings
  • 1x 60mm Grandmaster with Flash/DBO
  • Blind/HighLight/Last/Next buttons
  • Full numerical keypad and command keys
  • Industrial Trackball

Hardware:

  • Industrial 15.6” TFT 16:9 touchscreen (1920x1080px)
  • 250 GB NVMe M.2 storage drive
  • Industrial motherboard with Intel i5 Hexa-Core CPU
  • Quiet thermal design using advanced copper heat pipe coolers
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Integrated graphics processor
  • Windows 10 IoT Embedded Operating System
  • OS installation by USB 3.0 storage device
  • Supports Windows USB touch screens

Connections:

  • 4 x DMX / RDM Universe In/Out: 5-pin locking XLR
  • External Display: 2x DisplayPort (up to 4k)
  • External Display Power: 12V, 2x Molex 8pin
  • Network: 2x Gigabit EtherCon for Art-Net, sACN and ONYXX-Net
  • Storage and Peripherals: 3x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0
  • Audio Out, Mic In: 2x 6.3mm Jack
  • MIDI in/out/thru (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDItimecode): 5pin DIN
  • SMPTE Timecode In/Out: 3-pin XLR
  • Seetronic Power In
  • Desk lamp: 2x RGB LED, integrated

Electrical:

  • 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz, 140W

MA Lighting Grand MA3 onPC Command Wings


The grandMA3 onPC command wing is the ultimate grandMA3 mobile solution. In combination with the free of charge grandMA3 onPC software, the grandMA3 onPC command wing is a portable 2 048 parameter control solution that can be used in nearly any location.

Main Features include:

  • Real-time control for 2 048 parameters in combination with grandMA3 onPC
  • Expandable up to 4 096 parameters with onPC products and grandMA3 onPC
  • Command section similar to grandMA3 compact layout
  • 29 rotary RGB backlit encoder
  • 5 Dual encoders
  • 10 motorized 60mm faders
  • 40 separate playbacks
  • 16 assignable x-keys
  • 2 motorized A/B faders 100mm
  • 1 Level-wheel
  • Individuality backlit and dimmable silent (clickless) keys
  • Connect via USB to any PC running grandMA3 onPC

Technical Specifications (ARCS WIDE):

  • Parameters: 2 048 (HTP/LTP)
  • Parameters Mode2: not applicable (no Mode2)
  • Operating voltage/ Supply voltage: 100-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power: max. 50VA
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C up to 40 °C / 32 °F up to 104 °F
  • Dimensions: 620 x 427 x 102 mm / 25 x 17 x 4 in;  (width x depth x height)
  • Net weight: 10 kg / 22 lbs
  • Connectors: 1 x IEC-60320 C14 cord; 2 x DMX512-A Out (5pin XLR female); 1 x DMX512-A In (5pin XLR male); 1 x MIDI In (5pin DIN female); 1 x MIDI Out (5pin DIN female); 1 x Linear Timecode In (3pin XLR female); 1 x GPI General Purpose Interface (D-SUB DE9 female) for remote control; 1 x USB 2.0 (type B); 1 x LED desk light (4pin XLR female)

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