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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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DJ Technology News

Stanton launches ST.150 M2 and STR8.150 M2

Numark has introduced a new, high-torque direct-drive turntable, the NTX1000 that suits demanding professional gigs, with highest starting torque, 12” platter and rugged, and precision tonearm....

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Numark launches NTX1000 Direct Drive Turntable

Numark has introduced a new, high-torque direct-drive turntable, the NTX1000 that suits demanding professional gigs, with highest starting torque, 12” platter and rugged, and precision tonearm....

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Virtual DJ 8 Adds More Supported Controllers

Virtual DJ 8 has just included more DJ controllers in its compatibility list. Joining the...

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Pioneer introduces INTERFACE 2 – 2-channel audio interface for using rekordbox dvs with any DJ set-up

Denon DJ has been a major player in DJ history, creating industry standard CD players in the 90’s to their latest range of controllers, interfaces, monitors etc...

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Denon DJ launches MCX8000 AT PALM 2017

Denon DJ has been a major player in DJ history, creating industry standard CD players in the 90’s to their latest range of controllers, interfaces, monitors etc...

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Ableton Launches Beat Tools Pack

Ableton has launched a brand new Live pack, Beat Tools, that is designed to help producers quickly craft ideas and make beats with the included loops, and kits. Instead of just a sound pack, it’s a full Live project with processing,...

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Serato Launches Serato Sample DAW Plugin

Serato has announced the Public Beta launch for Serato Sample- a fun, fast, high-quality production plugin that allows the user to quickly find, chop, key shift and time stretch samples. Until now, producers have struggled...

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Numark Launches NS6II A 4-Channel Serato DJ Controller

Numark released an update to their NS6 DJ controller- the NS6II.The NS6II builds on the NS6’s legacy of innovation and performance and delivers the user a 4-channel DJ controller, now with two USB outs and built-in hi res screens!...

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CDJ-2000NXS2 and CDJ-TOUR1 now support djay PRO with USB-HID control

Algoriddim’s djay PRO is now compatible with the USB-HID control feature of CDJ-2000NXS2 and CDJ-TOUR1 multi players. This comes under the Pioneer DJ Certification Program, an initiative to evaluate products from other...

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Algoriddim's Introduces djay Pro for Windows

Algoriddim has introduced djay Pro for Windows. Created from the ground up for Windows 10, djay Pro provides a unique experience that bridges desktop and touch...

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V-MODA UNVEILS 'CROSSFADE 2' WIRELESS HEADPHONES

V-MODA, a manufacturer high-fidelity audio devices, unveils Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear headphones. It is build on the success of V-MODA’s original Crossfade M-100 and Wireless headphones and have won 29 editors’ choice and best headphones awards...

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Denon DJ Powers Up With New ENGINE

Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions has introduced the latest version of its exclusive and revolutionary Engine dynamic...

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DJM-250MK2 2-channel mixer with pro-grade features and built-in sound card

Pioneer DJ has upgraded one of its popular 2-channel mixers to create the DJM-250MK2. The new mixer is the entry point into the DJM series and is packed with...

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Gemini launches MAS-1 Ableton Live Controller

Gemini has introduced the MAS-1 controller, the company’s first Midi controller that’s targeted towards users of clip-based performance software like Ableton Live...

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UDG GEAR Launches New Flight Cases

UDG Gear has lately launched new UDG Ultimate Flight Cases that boasts secure transport and...

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Serato releases Serato DJ 1.9.6

Serato has released Serato DJ 1.9.6 which is an update that includes DVS-specific tweaks like Smart Sync, improved Sticker Lock...

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-SZ2 Serato DJ Controller

Pioneer DJ has announced a new version of their Serato DJ controller, the DDJ-SZ2. The DDJ-SZ2 has been built on the strong foundations of its predecessor,...

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Akai Introduces MPC Live + MPC X

Akai Professional, one of the most formative brands for production workstations, specifically their MPC lineup, has announced two new standalone products – the MPC Live and MPC X. ...

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Gemini launches SDJ-4000 and MAS-1

Gemini DJ launched two new products to their line-up at NAMM 2017- SDJ-4000 and MAS-1. The goal of the company is to design products ...

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MIXARS Introduces PRIMO, UNO and QUATTRO

MIXARS recently introduced three new products- PRIMO, UNO and QUATTRO. MIXARS focuses...

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Technics launches New Grand Class SL-1200GR

Technics unveiled the new Grand Class SL-1200GR Direct-Drive Turntable System for audio enthusiasts, a standard model inheriting the technology of the SL-1200G, which was developed as a reference direct-drive turntable for the next generation. ...

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KORG ANNOUNCES NEW MONOLOGUE SYNTH

Fully programmable, analog synthesis for all players, monologue is an advanced monophonic synthesizer with a new voice and features. It has a sleek layout, knob-per-function workflow and high quality...

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Pioneer DJ introduces the DJM-450 – Two-channel mixer

DJM-450, a new two-channel mixer joins the Pioneer DJ range. Inheriting features and design elements from the flagship DJM-900NXS2, the DJM-450 is the ideal mixer to partner with XDJ-700 multiplayers or PLX-1000 turntables to create a professional-style set-up...

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MasterSounds and Union Audio Join Forces; Launch Rotary DJ Mixer: Radius 2

Audio accessories company, MasterSounds has announced the release of the Radius 2, a hand built analogue rotary DJ mixer...

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NUGEN Audio Introduces MasterCheck Pro

Audio accessories company, MasterSounds has announced the release of the Radius 2, a hand built analogue rotary DJ mixer...

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ROLI launches BLOCKS

ROLI has launched, BLOCKS which is an affordable LEGO- like music creation system. Each individual Block offers unique capabilities that allow users to create music in simple but far-reaching ways. The Blocks connect together to create customizable kits that suit any budget, skill level and musical style...

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PiDeck project releases low-cost digital vinyl system for Raspberry Pi

64 Studio has announced the first official release of the PiDeck project which is an open source hardware and free software project retro-fitting the Raspberry Pi onto any turntable...

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Allen & Heath launches new performance DJ mixer

Allen & Heath has launched the Xone: PX5, a new 4+1 channel DJ performance mixer that combines classic Xone analogue audio quality with comprehensive digital connectivity and next generation...

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ROLAND ENTERs DJ ARENA WITH NEW DJ-808 CONTROLLER

The fun doesn’t stop as Roland get in on the act with the announcement of a rather special collaboration with the guys from Serato....

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Pioneer Dj’s XDJ-1000MK2 with latest added features

Pioneer DJ has introduced the XDJ-1000MK2 multiplayer with enhanced track browsing features and high-quality audio support. The new player inherits features from the club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2, including its 7-inch full-colour high-resolution touch screen, enhanced track...

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Reloop Mixon4 a new 4-channel hybrid DJ controller

In close collaboration with Serato and Algoriddim, Reloop proudly presents the first hybrid Performance controller RELOOP MIXON4 that fuses the two acclaimed DJ softwares with a multi-platform concept....

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PANASONIC DJ-1200 HEADPHONES LAUNCHED IN INDIA

Panasonic has launched a new DJ-1200 headphone in India with a “swing-arm” system that supports “free-style monitoring” for music enthusiasts and disc jockeys. The company claims that the headphones are packed with...

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UVI SOUNDS & SOFTWARE INTRODUCES FALCON EXPANSION: SPECTRE

The Spectre expansion ventures to the heart of precision sound design with heart-stopping bass, aggressive leads, hypnotic arps and pulsing rhythms evoking the energy, detail and futuristic styling of modern electronic music...

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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES MOLTEN VEIL MASCHINE EXPANSION

Native Instruments has introduced Molten Veil a new Maschine Expansion aimed at producers looking for the bold...

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