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Articles May - June 2019

THE FAMOUS STORY

Armed with a degree in Marketing and Finance and International Business from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Aston University respectively, and after learning the dynamics of the Indian business world at Fanatic Sports and GVK..... read more

FIXINTOGETMIXIN with Brad Divens

Renowned FOH engineer Brad Divens who is currently mixing for Enrique Iglesias and has mixed for Linkin Park, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, HIM, Bob Seger and countless others in the past, was in Mumbai for doing what he loves to do most...... read more

BToS Productions - The Rising Star

Nazeef Mohommed, the frontman of an immensely young, passionate and growing enterprise – BToS Productions talks to Ankita Bhadrawale about their overall plans for the future and his recipe to designing, curating and executing the event..... read more

The Next Dimension Of Stage Production

Popularly referred to as India’s equivalent of the Academy Awards; the 64th edition of the Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, continued its legacy of honouring artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi film industry of India......... read more

Complete Audio Solutions from Honeywell

Honeywell is the new entrant on the block in the professional sound segment with ‘Honeywell ProSound’. The series is a perfect adjacency to Honeywell’s current PAVA business offering solutions to new verticals like hospitality, entertainment...... read more

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PALM EXPO 2019 PREVIEW

Mumbai Beckons Sound & Light industry to ride the growth wave at the 19th edition of PALM Expo

PALM expo 2018 opened to record numbers, showcased a plethora of products and hosted full house conference sessions. This preview brings a brief update on what’s in store for the 2019 edition in May.

PALM expo 2018 opened to record numbers, showcased a plethora of products and hosted full house conference sessions. This preview brings a brief update on what’s in store for the 2019 edition in May.


India’s premier trade expo for the live events, music production, lighting, staging and ProAV industry is back with its 19th edition, scheduled to take place from May 30 – June 1, 2019, at BEC, Mumbai, concurrently with the inaugural edition of AV Integrated Systems expo.

India’s robust economy fuels sustained growth in entertainment technology. Investment into entertainment and event industry is increasingly corporate with a long-term arc. Stage Sound and Light equipment rental boasts of the latest equipment today.

With foresight of the mammoth potential of the industry, the PALM expo this year features the most ideal exhibit space - with Pro Audio in Hall 1, Hall 2 and Grande Hall, Lighting in Hall 2, PoAV in Hall 3, Demo Qube in VIP Parking Area, Indoor Line Array Demo in Hall 5 and PALM Live Arena in Hall 2 Annexe. The extended space accommodating many new brands, undoubtedly asserts the show as being the finest platform to showcase the latest, most pertinent technologies for the entertainment and install industry.

The May-June 2019 issue will feature comprehensive information on what’s new on the exhibit floor.

PALM understands the requirements of its exhibitors and will thus maintain a quality check process with paid on-site entry for visitors visiting the venue without invitations. The aim is to filter and ensure that only quality industry professionals register for the expo, thereby attracting a more professional audience of consultants, integrators and rental & event management companies.


The Knowledge Quotient at PALM 2019

The expo has taken a firm initiative to improve the skill and knowledge quotient asserting that economic development and business success depends greatly on efficient technology coupled with product information. The objective has led to the conceptualisation of extremely crucial and all-encompassing features such as PALM Summit and PALM Soundscape.

PALM Summit 2019

The three-day PALM SUMMIT - Conference, Seminar & Workshop, which will be held in the International Lounge (Level 1) of the main pro audio hall (hall 1) BEC, Mumbai, will gather industry leaders and technology experts from across the globe to this important knowledge platform.

A definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world, make the PALM Summit a leading conference and seminar platform for the pro audio and lighting industry in India. The Summit will feature international and national technical experts and thought leaders, discussing innovative technology, new products, future trends, critical business insights and pathways towards better business and key strategic and topical issues facing the industry across all segments of the pro audio, lighting and install chain.

Delegates and media can look forward to a comprehensive and diverse program this year. The PALM Conferences will host expert speakers and offer 15 sessions across the three days of the expo with each day being dedicated to one specific theme.

Day 1 (30 May, 2019) is Stage Sound & Lighting; Day 2 (31 May, 2019) is Install Sound; Day 3 (1 June, 2019) is Studio Music Recording & Production.

At the time of going to press, the first line-up of speakers for 2019, among the growing list of speakers, include some of the most reputed names in the industry.

DAY 1: 30TH MAY 2019

TOPIC : WORKSHOP ON LOUDSPEAKER ARRAYS AND SUBWOOFER CONFIGURATIONS - Rahul Samuel

Time : 12:00 - 14:00

“Derivatives of line arrays and subwoofer arrays are the most commonly used loudspeaker configuration for medium and large scale system deployment. With a clever arrangement of individual loudspeakers in arrays, you can achieve better coverage and greater control over the dispersion of sound, maximizing the available inventory.

The workshop aims at demystifying arrays and enabling you to make better decisions based on science. We will discuss theory, run simulations and review practical applications.”


TOPIC : CREATIVE SOUND DESIGN IN THE ERA OF CHALLENGING SURROUND SOUND

Time : 14:30 - 15:30

Baylon Fonseca

Anuj Mathur


TOPIC : WAVESLIVE EMOTION LV1 - REVOLUTION IN LIVE SOUND MIXING

Time : 15:30 - 16:30

The speakers this year come from some of the largest brands and solution providers in the industry.

The first choice for the pro audio and music production industry - Waves Audio, makers of the world’s most popular audio plugins for live, studio and broadcast and leading providers of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools will be presenting WavesLive eMotion LV1 - Revolution in Live Sound Mixing on Day 1 of the PALM Summit. The eMotion LV1 is a live sound mixing solution that is not only sonically superior, but is also highly modular and can grow with the engineer’s mixing and business requirements. With the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer, one can enjoy pristine audio quality, detailed control over sound, quick and easy setup and operation, and convenient portability.

Waves Regional Sales Manager - Ravisankar Nadiyam, along with Mixing Engineers Praveen Muralidhar and Supratik Subramanian will introduce delegates to a new era in live audio mixing solutions

Ravisankar Nadiyam

Praveen Muralidhar

Supratik Subramanian


TOPIC : INTRODUCTION TO DANTE AUDIO NETWORKING - Gautham Pattani

Time : 16:40 - 17:40

With more than 1,600 products from over 400 manufacturers, Audinate’s Dante platform has today become a popular go-to medium for networked audio transport. Day 1 of the PALM Summit will also host an Introduction to Dante Audio Networking by Gautham Pattani, Dante Certified Instructor at ANASATA, Audinate’s partners in India.

This session will be followed by a panel discussion on Big Noise about Noise Pollution. This session will focus on the great debate about Supreme Court setting noise level at 75 db for sound shows. This panel discussion will discuss and debate knowledgeably about noise and decibel levels at live stage events, the balance between organized sound shows and noise on the streets and wherein lies the golden medium.


TOPIC : NOISE POLLUTION CONTROL KILLING MUSIC

Time : 17: 50 - 18:50

A session on the Great Debate about Supreme Court setting noise level at 75 db for sound shows. This panel discussion will discuss and debate knowledgeably about noise and decibel levels at live stage events, the balance between organized sound shows and noise on the streets and wherein lies the golden medium.

Sushma Gaikwad

Milind Raorane

Pramod Chandorkar

Zura Braganza

Mohomed Morani


DAY 2: 31st MAY 2019

TOPIC : ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (MACHINE LEARNING) TO SAVE TIME AND SOLVE PROBLEMS IN AUDIO PRODUCTION - Michael Rozett

Time : 11:00 - 12:00

Michael Rozett is a product manager and producer with more than 20 years of experience developing and launching products and programs for consumers, viewers, and listeners. A senior product manager at iZotope, Michael is responsible for the Repair & Edit products: RX, Insight, RX Loudness Control, and the RX Post Production Suite. Prior to that, he was a staff producer at Chedd-Angier-Lewis in Boston, and a writer/producer for the History Channel series Tougher In Alaska. He worked on television and film projects for Moore Huntley Productions, Moody Street Pictures and Northern Light Productions, and also produced at WGBH Radio. He received his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and has a bachelor's degree in history from Vassar College.


TOPIC : ROOM TUNING AND OPTIMIZATION - Didier Weiss

Time : 12:00 - 13:00

In most professional audio productions as well as in private home entertainment facilities, there is too often a weak link - from carefully picked high-end audio equipment and proper acoustical treatment work that prevents harvesting the highest quality one could and should expect. On Day 2, Didier Weiss – Head Acoustics at Sound Wizard will conduct a session on Room Tuning and Optimization. Delegates will get an opportunity to learn about tools available and processes to follow up, called optimisation, tuning, calibration or audio system alignment.


TOPIC : ELECTRO ACOUSTIC DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT INSTALL VENUES (CLUBS, PUBS, LOUNGES) - Kapil Thirwani

Time : 12:00 - 13:00

Music is an integral and crucial part of the ambience and customer satisfaction in the F&B industry. The primary draw of an establishment these days is multi purpose.The design of the electroacoustic systems face challenges from several fronts and this session is to discuss a few of them with examples taken from case studies of spaces.




TOPIC : SCIENTIFIC ART BEHIND MULTIMEDIA SENSATIONS - Vijay Sabhlok

Time : 14: 30 - 16:00

Transforming Spaces Into Environments and Experiences using Creativity, Energy, Technology and Innovation



TOPIC : MODERN LED CONTROL – FASCINATING PIXEL MAPPING SPEAKER

Time : 16: 15 - 17:15

Christian Hertel Dive into the stunning world of LED lighting and see how 2D pixel mapping and 3D voxel mapping transform modern lighting design. Videos from nightclubs, live productions, and architainment installations showcase the fascination behind state-of-the-art projects around the world.


Rasesh Parekh

Christian Hertel


TOPIC : WIRELESS DMX FOR LIGHTING HEROES - Vinayak Pulugurtha

Time : 17: 30 - 18:15

Wireless Solution Sweden manufactures the world's renowned Wireless DMX technology. Through 16 years of existence, W-DMXTM has evolved making possible to co-exist in very crowded wireless environments. The presentation aims to show how the technology works and what makes it so reliable.



DAY 3: 1st June 2019

TOPIC : Dynamic Processors Demystified - Jaykrishnan Nalinkumar

In most professional audio productions as well as in private home entertainment facilities, there is too often a weak link - from carefully picked high-end audio equipment and proper acoustical treatment work that prevents harvesting the highest quality one could and should expect. On Day 2, Didier Weiss – Head Acoustics at Sound Wizard will conduct a session on Room Tuning and Optimization. Delegates will get an opportunity to learn about tools available and processes to follow up, called optimisation, tuning, calibration or audio system alignment.


TOPIC : Analysis Paralysis Today: Recording Studio Technology - Daman Sood

Today when an artist, be it a musician, producer, or recording engineer, plans to set up his own project studio or commercial studio HE GETS PARALYSED BY DIGGING INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET. Most can’t make right decisions. Adding fuel to fire are limited budgets, making it confusing for the artist to select the right gears, which will not become obsolete for at least five years. Over the past few decades, technology has so much to offer that Correct Analysis is required, most important being should I buy Digital or Analogue technology? This session will guide the budding artist to select RIGHT equipment, while also considering individual budgets. Everybody wants the warm sound of analogue with latest DAW software ! IS IT POSSIBLE ? The session will clear all doubts.


TOPIC : Optimising the Design for ATMOS Studios - Kapil Thirwani

The ATMOS Immersive format includes new authoring, distribution and playback tools.It offers a cinema and a new home entertainment flexible rendering engine. The goal is to optimise the sound quality and surround effects of the Dolby ATMOS soundtrack to the loudspeaker layout and characteristics of each studio. This session will throw light on a few room layouts and acoustic design.




TOPIC : Ambisonics and Virtual Reality - Deepayan Ghosh

Today when you listen to any music in a game or in a theater, we have a unique experience, it can be anyone, they all are mesmerised with that experience. Many engineers are relying on the internet to learn how to do achieve this technology. Many fail & give up. Since 1970, with the invention of Ambisonics, this experience has changed drastically. Steinberg has evolved since 1994, carving a direction. Technology has a lot to offer, with the right information & gear, one can get the desired results.


PALM Soundscape 2019

The PALM Soundscape is a key feature of the PALM expo and has particularly been instrumental in dissemination of knowledge on technological advancements & industrial trends, empowering the next breed of professionals. Key speakers covering big stage sound, light, visual, festivals, touring tech, FOH, artiste management, music production, A&R - all the ingredients for show biz, congregate in these panels.

Don’t miss out on the first session on the first day where Reji Ravindran, who is the curator of this 5th edition of PALM Soundscape will bring to the audience a masterclass on Classic DJing Tips & Tricks by. Whether you play on media players, DVS systems or vinyl, this session is jam packed with practical & timeless tips & tricks - for DJs in any level of their craft.

The panel for Heeding Caution - Safety at Big Stage events on Day 1 will tackle immediate problems concerning safety at big stage & stadium events. Aspects like rigging, pyrotechnics, crowd management & security would be introspected by a panel of professionals in the fields of pyrotechnics, staging, rigging & large scale events production. To be moderated by Sanjeev Pasricha, the panel will include speakers Khushroo Kekobad, Mankaran Singh, Ajinkya Kanetkar and Cyrus Gorimar.

The last session on Day 1, The Bollywood Tadka - From Local to Global will discuss how Bollywood has been the biggest Indian export to the world. And how Bollywood music & shows have been the driving factor behind it. This panel discusses it’s rise from local bollywood parties, to industry focused big stage events & music festivals. Followed by QnA. Moderated by Lil’ B, the panel discussion will include, Bhumicka Singh, Ali Merchant and Ankur Bhasin.

As part of the “Big Stage” Series, day 2 and day 3 will delve into one session discussing business and technical intricacies for the big stage.

A session on Next Gen Big Stage Sound on Day 2 will throw light on innovation, techniques & global trends in stage sound systems engineering. Expert panel will also discuss inventory management, ROi & logistical aspects. With ever increasing demands for big stage sound, this session will throw light on innovation, techniques & global trends in stage sound systems engineering. Expert panel will also discuss inventory management, ROI & logistical aspects. Followed by QnA. This panel to be moderated by Sachit Subramaniam will include panellists Vinay Agarwal - Assistant General Manager, BookMyShow, Ace FOH engineer – Fali Damania and Samir Kriplani.

A panel discussion Next Gen Big Stage Light & AV on Day 3 will shed light on innovations, techniques & global trends in stage lighting. The expert panel will also discuss lighting effects & mapping aspects. Experts speakers on this panel include Jash Reen and Joshua Dmello of Wolves Visuals, Antonio Marino - Marketing Director World Display/Optic - Osram S.p.A, and Vijay Sabhlok - CEO and Chief Tech Evengalist at Event Resource.

Sez who has been the music producer behind the success of some of the biggest local hip- hop artists in the country will conduct a workshop Day 2 on Hip Hop Music Production giving a rare opportunity to understand his approach, workflow & tools when producing for rappers.

This workshop will be followed by a panel discussion on Independent music artists and streaming platforms to be moderated by Amit Gurbaxani and will include panellists - Warren Mendonsa, Artist - Blackstrat Blues and Tej Brar, Owner - Third Culture.

The last session for this day, Gullywood - How Indian Hip Hop took centre stage in 2019 to be moderated by Mo Joshi - Owner - Azadi Records, will include panellists - MC Mawali - Artist - Swadesi, MC Tod Fod - Artist - Swadesi, MC Altaf - Artist and Tony Sebastian - Artist – Dopeadelicz.

EEMA (Event & Entertainment Management Association) who will have a strong presence at the PALM expo will debate and discuss on the Need for Transformation of the Event Industry

Registrations for PALM Soundscape are live now on http://palmexpo.in/soundscapereg/index.aspx

The PALM & HARMAN association celebrates another sensational year of the PALM HARMAN Live Arena. Equipped with the best in staging, sound and lighting gear, the HARMAN PALM Live Arena will help buyers identify and evaluate their audio requirements.

Besides boosting the business and knowledge quotient, the PALM expo also acts as a platform and catalyst to recognise and honour quality work and talent through its awards – IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) for Audio & Music Production and PALM Sound & Light Awards for Stage Sound, Lighting and Production.


Overall, the PALM 2019 will be an amalgamation of creative and technical talent, trade and quality business networking which also provides the ideal platform to connect with new customers and formulate enhanced business opportunities.


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