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Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more

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27th- 29th May 2021, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

Hosted in Mumbai, India, the PALM AV-ICN expo will take place from May 27th – May 29th, 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, and will provide access to the expo floors and the many prominent features taking place concurrent to the trade show activities.

PALM AV-ICN is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in India with a plethora of products for pro audio, music production, audiovisual and lighting. The show attracts decision-makers across continents and segments for talks, purchase, workshops and networking. In order to accommodate the expanse of exhibits in a manner which facilitates efficient movement of buyers leading to better business for exhibitors, PALM has dedicated exhibit areas for sound + music production + lighting + laser + effects + audiovisual integrated system.

HALL I – Pro Audio + AV

Hall 1 is the pro audio and audiovisual, no-sound hall. This hall maintains a business atmosphere as sound and AV Rental companies, AV Consultants, Systems Integrators and dealers and distributors from across the country account for a major percentage of visitors. PALM AV-ICN’s evolution in providing total solutions in event and entertainment technology has witnessed the largest gathering of system integrators than at any other expo in India.

The major global line-up of Live mixing console brands, wireless stage microphone systems, power amplifiers, cables & connectors, talkback communication, trussing, rigging, staging, touring proves that the Mojo of the event industry is the PALM Expo. PALM expo is a great show for product buyers with major brands displaying an endless slew of turnkey solutions that include high-end professional speakers, line arrays, amplifiers, woofers & subs, mixers, consoles, patch panels, cables, connectors, mics, headphones, extended racks etc.

Pro Audio accounts for a big pie of exhibited products and includes recording and reproduction equipment, loud speakers and monitoring speakers, range of studio, DJ and live mixing consoles, amplifiers and microphones, as well DSP [Digital Signal Processing] and DJ equipment and accessories like cables and connectors.

A.R. Rahman walks the PALM expo show floor

The AV focus 

The AV exhibits which share space this year with Pro Audio in Hall 1 accounts for the other piece of the pie. Audio Visual – AV and Display area is designated alongwith Pro Audio. AV-ICN focus is on providing equitable opportunity to all brands aiming at India’s burgeoning AV market. Introducing new brand and product providing new technology for applications at a more competitive cost is the driving factor for Indian marketplace. The reason for this is adoption of AV communications and networking by MSME (micro small and micro enterprises) and government, and institutions on a very large scale.  The impact of AV technology on our learning environment has also been nothing short of noteworthy. In the last decade technology coupled with internet penetration has greatly influenced and given a boost to the education sector with demand for Multimedia-based and smart classrooms rising phenomenally.

Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa check out new gear at the show

Install Sound

The expo over the years has witnessed dramatic increase in participation of Install Sound and Display, mainly LED, reflecting the entry of numerous brands into the Indian market. The explosion in hospitality in the FSR & QSR [Full Service & Quick Service Restaurant] segment has seen demand for Install solutions expand, with both international and major domestic brands mushrooming across the country. Install in HOW, auditoria, education, corporate has risen sharply. As such the market in Install provides opportunity to new brands to penetrate easily, given the price advantage offered vis-à-vis product availability and satisfaction on quality specs.

LED Factor

The expo is a sourcing ground for LED displays, Videowall display and projection systems with many LED screens, projection and display companies showcasing their latest products in Hall 1. AV consultants necessarily attending PALM AV-ICN each year for sound and light solutions demand display and projection solutions integral to their project implementation. LED Technology is a major attraction at AV-ICN due to the humungous demand across the more than 1000 cities and explosion in entertainment and infrastructure. The demo of large format LED is an attraction most brands showcase. The entire LED market is at AV-ICN evaluating new product in this segment with the big distributors carving our market share at the show. 

The CAVS- Certified AV Specialist – initiative by AV-ICN platform in its very first year received a thumbs-up from aspiring AV technicians

LED display scalability and applications and low entry hurdle has attracted scores of distributors. Modular systems, and higher quality resolution, with tremendous upgrade in LED control technology has seen LED displays replace LCD displays in numerous high-end applications. Outdoor and indoor display installs have created a demand and supply has been met with gusto from distributors investing in imported inventory. AV segment at PALM AV-ICN as such has improved remarkably. Aside from Display, the gamut of AV product such as PA, audio networking, video conferencing and communication products and software unified communications and collaboration , display, video, control, digital signage, home automation, security, VR and live events are exhibited.

AV consultants are challenged to provide solutions that fit the budget of such applications as such India is indeed the best open market adopting new product and technology from brands and manufacturers who have been developing affordable product of good quality. AV-ICN platform with media and digital engagement held in conjunction with the PALM Expo is an Expo that approaches the exhibitor need for entry into India market on a holistic basis. Product introduction; brand visibility, knowledge of applications is provided to such a level that investment from distribution network is achieved.

HALL 2 – Lighting

Hall 2 at the venue is dedicated for spotlighting Stage Lighting, Lasers, Lighting Control & Automation, Lasers & Effects, Theatre & Auditorium Lighting, Trussing, Rigging, Studio Lighting, Club & Disco Lighting and lighting solutions and smoke & fog machines that create integrated experiences.

The Dynamic PALM Summit - Conference & Seminar Programme are truly Fantastic gatherings each year

Lighting in Hall 2 has seen a rush and wave of product representing the second highest segment at the show. Entertainment lighting for stage, event and hospitality is witnessed across tier1, 2, 3 and tier 4 towns. This has led to dealership and distribution centres in the big metros with surge of rentals in hundreds of cities.

PALM Content Features

PALM AV-ICN has a very strong philosophy and belief in the assets it creates, their utility and purpose, contribution to evolving the industry to high professionalism, greater talent and better business. It is this sense of purpose that drives the dynamic PALM features like PALM Conference & Seminar

Programme, PALM Lighting Design Showcase, 3D Immersive Projection & Mapping, Rigging & Trussing showcase, Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards and PALM Sound & Light Awards.

Parallel Award shows at PALM focussed on Sound Engineering and Event Tech respectively L: Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA) and R: PALM Sound & Light Awards

The Dynamic features are truly Fantastic gatherings each year, proving beyond doubt that PALM expo, Mumbai is one of the most important platforms in Asia, and among the top three pro sound and light platforms in the world. The three days of the show conference attracts top honchos and tech gurus in the event, entertainment venue and music production business as this highlight feature merges commerce and creativity, bringing innovative fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.

Knowledge Quotient at AV-ICN expo

The experience at the Expo for actual user visitors is purposeful. Expo has focus on education. The CAVS- Certified AV Specialist – initiative by AV-ICN platform in its very first year received a thumbs-up from aspiring AV technicians who paid a nominal sum to participate in the course. This is serious objective of AV-ICN expo platform to build the CAVS as a movement, training hundreds of Indians in AV fundamentals. AV Education & Training Programme provides AV companies exhibiting at the show to present intensive product knowledge and applications. This is very important for industry at this juncture. This is AV-ICN’s deep understanding of the market need and the show is designed to give the visitor a proper learning experience during the three days of the expo.

What is most appreciated feature of AV-ICN? It is the AV-ICN Summit three days’ conference & seminar, boasting of key speakers and renowned AV consultants who are delighted at the conference that proves the platforms neutrality and independence to speak to a rich gathering of movers and shakers. At the conference an award recognizes the BEST AV Architect for a marquee project that defines AV technology at its cutting edge in integrating communications and networking diverse spaces to maximum utility and a futuristic experience. This is the ethos of AV-ICN.