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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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Difference between live sound engineering and Studio Engineering

This is a topic on which I get a lot of queries, hence thought to write down my views about it. In SoundideaZ academy we regularly get this query about what is the difference between Live Sound engineering and Studio Sound engineering, Students for sound engineering need guidance to choose the right faculty.

Studio Sound Engineering
Lets discuss what is Studio Sound engineering.

You have a well-designed acoustic space, which is an ideal environment for you to take the right decisions for your recording or mix. You invite musicians and vocalists to come here and record. The studio is acoustically designed isolated space. You ideally have no issues with external sounds leaking in your studio. The spectral balance of the control room as well as the dubbing room is pre designed.

The power supply for both the rooms is well filtered and regulated. The power connections in this studio are well distributed with respect to equipment load.

The equipments installed in the studio are ordered with deep research. The cabling of these equipments are done through patch panels and utmost care is taken for laying cables, so that it does not catch the interference from power cables.

The monitor speakers are correctly mounted and are tuned according to the control room response. A proper calibration process is followed while the studio is commissioned. There generally are two sets of speakers, one is far field and one is near field, depending on the size of the control room.


Hence whatever audio is recorded or played back there is heard in an ideal environment. The sound engineer is the one who is sitting at the sweet spot in the studio and judging the sound and taking decisions. There is no audience per say in the studio; the only people involved would be the Music composer and the producer.

The ability to understand the studio environment and adjust to it allows the engineer to take the right decision. Whatever decisions are taken there is reflected in the mix created in that room. It’s the engineer’s responsibility to ensure that his mix translates exactly on any audio system in the world. It’s very rare to say that it translates exactly, but yes it can up to 90%. It’s a very artistic job to ensure that what you hear in the studio exactly translates out.


• Now about the engineer. The expertise needed for the studio engineer is a completely different skillset than needed for a live sound engineer.
• The studio engineer normally listens to the audio in a soft volume level.
• He has enough time to take his decisions compared to the live sound engineer.
• He can take and discuss his decisions with the music composer and producer
• He can transfer his mixes and go out and listen to them in different systems.
• He still has scope for doing corrections.
In the next issue we will discuss live sound engineer.
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