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Articles July-August 2020

Bay Owl Studios – Not Just Music by the Bay

Launched in February 2020, Bay Owl Studios was founded by Varun Parikh who is an audio engineer and had no significant musical influence while growing up. His first exposure to music came when he was in high school..... read more

Harman all the Way

India’s First Domestic Hotel Chain – the Luxurious MAYFAIR Lake Resort – hires Qubix Technologies to provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end Integration with HARMAN Professional Solutions. PT reports..... read more

ANGRIYA Cruises the Seas with Bose

Latest cruise ships are teaming with audiovisual technology designed to keep passengers awed and coming back for more. In this feature PT reports on the audio installation of one such cruise ship - The Angriya Luxury Cruise Liner..... read more

Sennheiser 75-year Milestone

June 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Sennheiser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Through these 75 years, Sennheiser..... read more

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam Continues to Raise Standards

Since it’s unveiling in 2019 by the President of India Shri Ram NathKovind, the Adiyogi Divya Darshanam has enthralled spectators from across the globe. In May this year, this one of its kind projection mapping..... read more

Shankar & Siddharth Mahadevan’s Lambodara Studios

In the March-June 2020 issue of PALM Technology, PT did a cover story on Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan’s new studio Lambodara. Here are some more images of the new studio..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 2

In part 1 of this series we defined a small room, introduced the concept of sound waves as they relate to phase shift and comb filtering, and even touched on the Haas (precedence) effect. In this article, we will talk..... read more

IRAA 2020 Goes Virtual

PALM expo’s concern to ensure safety from ongoing pandemic mandated cancelation of the 2020 edition of PALM expo and in the best interest of the industry and business, decided not to move forward with the expo in 2020, carrying forward the show to May 2021..... read more

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Zoodio Pro Equips Divine Mercy Church





Situated in Bhayandar, Mumbai, the Divine Mercy Church whose foundation was laid in 2014 has recently undergone a process of a new sound system installation. This installation headed by Zoodio Pro Consultancy having a wide variety of Martin Audio products, was key in making the best recommendations for the church. The church has also received the first delivery of Behringer X32.

Zoodio Pro Consultancy and his team has designed the audio for several projects including St. John The Baptist Church in Thane where they met and connected with Divine Mercy Church committee for this project.


While conducting the initial site survey, Zoodio team spoke with the church committee to understand their concerns. Commenting on this Dylan Hilton, project manager and coordinator, Zoodio Pro Consultancy, says, “The client was looking for a new system which would help in providing good quality sound to the parishioners with low maintenance and easy to use.”

Post the initial survey and understanding the room dimensions, balcony, and architecture of the church, Zoodio team decided to suspend Martin Audio O-Line (Main PA) from the roof in the front corners of the sanctuary. Along with CDD8 (Delays and Monitors), Powersoft M50q & M28q amplifiers, AKG D5S (Choir) vocal microphone, Shure CVG 18 and Shure MX418 d/c Gooseneck microphones. Helping the team determine the optimal balance of audio performance given the church’s sanctuary and area.


While explaining about the reason behind the choice of the equipment, Dylan Hilton, expressed, “We have included Martin Audio because it’s the most trusted brand for us till date and Powersoft low maintenance amplifiers with better tonal quality.” Further, he adds, “We have decided upon BehringerX32 because it is a digital console and helps in fine-tuning the mics as per their requirement. As well now the church also has an audio ministry that actually handles the mics for the choir during the masses.”

Technical Challenges

Throwing light on the challenges faced and solutions determined during the installation process Allwyn D’sa, Chief Sound Engineer of Zoodio Pro, expressed: “Since the church ceiling had a height of almost 40ft, the major challenge was to fly the system as rigging and hardware had to be fabricated. Due to the glass windows and the architectural design of the church, there was a lot of echo which was taken care by adding an acoustic panel to the ceiling of the church which was done by Ultra Acoustics. Since we have been working with Martin Audio for a long time the Display 2.3 helped in placing the speakers the appropriate height so that we could get equal coverage throughout the place as well as the Venu 360 crossover helped in getting a perfect equalization which was expected from our side.”

The Martin Audio speakers were supplied by their distributor Integrated Entertainment Solutions, while the rest of the equipment was supplied by Vardhaman Mega Tech Pvt Ltd.

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