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AMPLIFICATION TOPOLOGY

First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

AUDIOVISUAL-PROJECTION INTEGRATION

In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point in...read more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected...read more on Page 84

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia reports.read more on Page 36

The TOP 10 EVENT COMPANIES

The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music events.read more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

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Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology magazine.read more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

GOING BIG WITH PLAYBOY

The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the country.read more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Audio & Music Production Product News

DPA introduces new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface

DPA Microphones introduces new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface which is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities...

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M-Audio launches BX-D3 Series monitors

M-Audio have announced the introduction of two new studio reference monitors, the BX5-D3 and BX8-D3. Driving the low-end and...

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Arturia unveils AudioFuse

Arturia has unveiled AudioFuse, which fuses sound of high-end mixing consoles....

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Boss announces RV-500

RV-500 Reverb from BOSS is the latest addition to the company’s ‘500’ series of guitar effects pedals....

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SE Electronics Introduces sE8 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Mackie has announced a complete refresh of its popular, powered studio monitors – MR Series Powered Studio Monitors. Designed for home studios, content creators and multimedia, the MR Series is available in the 5” MR524,...

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MACKIE ANNOUNCES NEW MR SERIES POWERED STUDIO MONITORS

Mackie has announced a complete refresh of its popular, powered studio monitors – MR Series Powered Studio Monitors. Designed for home studios, content creators and multimedia, the MR Series is available in the 5” MR524,...

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Antelope Audio Releases Powerful Refresh to Orion Studio Interface

Antelope Audio, one of the leading interface companies with advanced software control and real time FX technology, has announced a refresh of its popular Orion Studio that takes the audio conversion to the next level. In addition to a sleek new carbon grey faceplate, Orion...

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Celestion Introduces the G12H-150 Redback Guitar Speaker Impulse Responses

Celestion introduces G12H-150 Redback Guitar speaker tones as new additions to their celebrated line of Impulse Reponses. As one of the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers, Celestion created their line of IRs using state-of-the...

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Samson’s MixPad Series Mixer offers Smart Solutions for all Mixing situations

Samson MixPad MXP Mixers represents a whole new value in compact mixers.At the heart of the MixPad is Samson’s MDR (Maximum Dynamic Range) Mic Preamps, which provide wide frequency range, definitive channel separation and...

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces New Soundcraft Notepad Mixers

HARMAN Professional Solutions has introduced three new Soundcraft Notepad mixers at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are desktop analog mixing surfaces that...

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Genelec introduces Ultimate Point Source monitoring - The Ones

Genelec, one of the leading companies in active monitoring technology for four decades, w Ultimate Point Source monitoring with The Ones. The award-winning...

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Sound Devices Launches New MixPre Series!

Sound Devices has launched its new product line, the MixPre Series of audio recorders with integrated USB audio interface. The lightweight, high-resolution MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 audio recorders with USB...

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Audio-Technica introduces AT5047 studio mic

The AT5047 is one of the premier studio microphones that is equally at home with vocals and instruments. ...

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QSC Introduces TouchMix DAW Utility Version 2.0 Software Application

QSC has announced the release of the TouchMix DAW Utility Version 2.0. The TouchMix Digital Audio Workstation...

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Antelope Audio launches Zen Studio+

Antelope Audio launched Zen Studio+ which is the newest addition to its Zen family of portable professional audio interfaces at Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2017 in Guangzhou, China...

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Samson announces QH4 - 4 channel Headphone Amplifier

Samson, one of the leading companies in professional live and studio audio products, has announced the QH4 4-Channel...

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Neumann launched the KH 80 DSP at the NAMM Show

Neumann.Berlin launched at NAMM 2017 the brand new KH 80 DSP monitor loudspeaker, which employs digital signal processing ...

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Dynaudio PRO Introduced LYD 48 3-Way Studio Monitor at NAMM 2017

Dynaudio redefined the game of personal reference monitoring with its LYD range in 2016 and now the range is expanded with a new 3-way monitor...

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Roland Rubix - USB Audio Interface for PC, MAC and I Pad

Roland’s Rubix series is a versatile line of USB audio interfaces that allows the user to record clean and clear audio, even in less-than-ideal environments. Rubix communicates via class-...

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BOSS INTRODUCES NEW KATANA AMP LINEUP

BOSS has introduced the Katana amp series, a new lineup of guitar amplifiers with refined rock tones and built-in BOSS effects. Gaining significance of the acclaimed Waza amplifier, the Katana series embodies....

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RTW UNVEILS MM3 MUSICMETER

RTW had introduced a new MM3 MusicMeter to the U.S. market at AES’ September Convention. It gave users the ability to implement loudness metering into music-based applications with flexibility and ease...

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Roland Aerophone AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument creates a Realistic Playing Experience

In the studio and on stage, your trusty acoustic sax is always by your side. But if you work across a range of musical genres, imagine how useful it would be to own a single wind instrument that delivers every sound ...

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Yamaha Launches NEW STUDIO MONITOR HEADPHONES - HPH-MT8 and MT5

Yamaha announces the upcoming release of the latest additions to the MT Series professional studio monitor headphones, the HPH-MT8 and MT5/MT5W. The new...

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Arturia announces MiniLab MkII

Arturia announces the release of MiniLab MkII which is a space-saving and high-quality controller well suited for musicians on ...

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Audio-Technica launches E-Series Professional IEM Headphones in india

Audio-Technica an innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has launched in India the E-Series Professional In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Headphones. Debuted at NAMM 2016, early this year, the three...

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Mackie introduces XR series studio monitors

Mackie has announced a new series of studio monitors to its popular lineup - XR Series Studio Monitors. This series aimed at professional and project studios,...

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NEW FROM Zoom - U-44 Handy Audio Interface

In April, Zoom announced the availibility of the U-44 Handy Audio Interfacce. Whether you’re in the studio or out with your iPad,...

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Apogee Introduces Element Series

As a celebration of their 30th year of award-winning digital audio recording products, Apogee Electronics has announced The Element Series. This all-new product family includes three premium...

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Rupert Neve Designs Announces New Shelford Channel

Rupert Neve Designs has announced the Shelford Channel: the definitive evolution of Rupert Neve’s most prized classic console modules thoughtfully advanced and refined for the 21st century studio...

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Lewitt Introduces LCT 640 TS Condenser Microphone

Designed and engineered in Austria, Lewitt’s new LCT 640 TS multi-pattern studio condenser microphone (price TBA) introduces new capabilities that can alter the recording process. Set to Dual...

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SANKEN CHROMATIC LAUNCHES CU-51 DUAL-DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MIC

Sanken has introduced the new CU-51 cardioid condenser microphone as part of the Sanken Chromatic range of professional studio microphones. The CU-51’s unique dual-capsule design provides an exacting cardioid ....

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PRESONUS RELEASES THE PRESENCE XT EDITOR FOR STUDIO ONE

PreSonus has released the Presence XT Editor, a powerful Add-on for Studio One that enables quick creation of expressive sound programs that offer deep control and realistic playability....

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AUDIFIED ANNOUNCES MIXCHECKER MIXING ASSISTANT PLUG-IN

Audified has announced the availability of MixChecker a mixing assistant plug-in that transforms studio monitors into classic reference monitors or one of several consumer devices to instantly improve mixes....

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PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE AR USB HYBRID MIXERS MAKE MIXING AND RECORDING EASY

Lightweight, versatile, and feature-rich, new PreSonus StudioLive AR USB hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record. These are musician’s mixers, packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use....

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ARX RELEASES NEW SUPERSPLITTER TRANSFORMER

ARX Systems, the Australian based designer and manufacturer of Professional Digital and Analogue Audio interface and signal processing products has announced the release of their new SuperSplitter transformer isolated one input to three outputs passive splitter. ....

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