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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

Articles

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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Lighting News

ADJ Introduces Vizi BSW 300 moving head

Chauvet Professional launched the new Épix Strip IP and its new one meter LED strip features a quick programming mode that greatly....

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Chauvet’s Unveils New Épix Strip IP for indoor and outdoor use

Chauvet Professional launched the new Épix Strip IP and its new one meter LED strip features a quick programming mode that greatly....

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Canara lighting launches new lighting fixture JAGLE Panel

Canara lighting launched its new LED digital lighting fixture at the Broadcast Asia in Singapore. This product has been developed with many features based on....

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Work Pro debuts LightShark desk

Work Pro launched a new concept of lighting - the LightShark project, lighting software that is neither....

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Elation Professional introduces new Fuze PAR Z175

Elation Professional expands the Fuze series with the addition of the new Fuze PAR Z175, a full-color LED PAR light....

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Philips Lighting launches the new Philips Vari-Lite VL1100 LED luminaire

Philips Lighting has launched the new Philips Vari-Lite VL1100 LED luminaire, which is a high quality LED moving head spotlight for stage applications...

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Robert Juliat introduces OZ and Alice

Building upon the success of Roxie, its first LED followspot, Robert Juliat has taken the next step by previewing two new LED followspot models - Oz and Alice, the newest additions to the RJ...

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Solaris Flare debuts Flare Q+ Rayzr and Flare Q+ Dynamic White

Flare Q+ Rayzr and Flare Q+ Dynamic White are the latest innovations in the Solaris Flare range of LED fixtures. The Solaris Flare is now universally recognized by top designers and programmers for its ...

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HARMAN Professional Solutions expands the Martin VDO creative LED video range with VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron

HARMAN Professional Solutions announced the launch of Martin VDO Fatron 20 and VDO Dotron and added new dimensions and capabilities for lighting designers with a more comprehensive range of creative LED video products...

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Ayrton launches new line of luminaires

Ayrton has introduced an exciting new line of luminaires with product names like Merak, ArcaLine3, and MagicBlade-FX fixture. Ayrton has developed Merak as a compact...

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Chroma-Q Color One 100X PAR Provides NEW Heights of Performance

From the makers of the multi award-winning Color Force II, Chroma-Q announced the launch of their LED PAR, the ColorOne...

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Mega-Lite Introduces the Axis XTRA 17R

The Axis XTRA 17R is the newest addition to the Mega-Lite Axis family. Housing a 350 watt 17R lamp, the fixture has a very strong output and ...

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Elation’s New WW Profile HP- a warm-white ellipsoidal spot with power

New version of popular WW Profile ellipsoidal spot features twice the output...

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Laserworld presents the new Purelight Series with high performance

Laserworld’s Purelight Series with 6W, 10W and 20W offers high power with a good white balance which makes the units well suitable for high...

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PR LIGHTING LAUNCHES UPGRADED XR 330 BEAM II / XR 250 BEAM 250 II

PR Lighting has launched upgraded versions of two of its products, and has now released the XR 330 Beam II and XR 250 Beam II...

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Blizzard Lighting’s New ProPar I7

Blizzard Lighting has announced the newest addition to the ProPar family of fixtures, the ProPar I7!...

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Robe Launches pixelPATT Fixture

Robe has launched the pixelPATT, a brand new LED fixture that extends and complements its popular PATT range of retro styled fixtures which bring elegance to...

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The Versatile Rogue R3 Wash

The Rogue series showcases an ever-more powerful and brighter moving wash with the addition of the new Rogue R3 Wash. It features 37 15-watt RGBW LEDS and delivers intense outputs of 21,000 lux at 5 meters when operating at 12⁰ zoom...

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Philips Lighting announces new VL6000 Beam luminaire

Philips Lighting, one of the leading global companies in lighting, has announced the latest addition to its Philips Vari-Lite range of intelligent, high-performance entertainment fixtures – the VL6000 Beam...

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The innovative GB-1 REFLECTABEAM from eLumen8

eLumen8 GB-1 Reflectabeam is an innovative and unique product that was launched by the Prolight Concepts group in December, 2016. Inside the fixture’s robust, metal and...

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Elation expands with Zoomable 6-Color and White-Light Pars with IP Rating

Elation Professional’s range of flexible LED Par lights is expanding with the launch of the 6-color SixPar Z19 IP and the variable white DW Par Z19 IP, both IP-rated and with motorized zoom. Useful for...

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Digital Projection launches new projectors featuring large-scale imaging and edge blending capability at ISE 2017

Digital Projection, announced the launch of five new innovative solid-state laser projection systems at ISE 2017. Three of these projectors can be prove to be a big asset of entertainment events and stage shows as they feature large-scale...

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CHAUVET Professional Introduces New Products at LDI

The Chauvet Professional and Ovation booths at LDI introduced a collection of new fixtures with unique performance features that would be adapted in theatres, concert tours and other applications around the world...

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Elation Professional’s New Lighting Solutions: The Platinum 1200 Wash and Proteus

Satisfying discerning lighting professionals with new cutting edge innovations, Elation Professional launched at LDI the Platinum 1200 Wash, a full-color LED moving head wash light with the power of a 1500W discharge fixture, and Proteus which is a next-tier product line of IP-rated moving lights built specifically to empower designer creativity...

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PixelFLEX announces new partnership with SpaceView

LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced a new partnership with SpaceView to offer their clients an even greater understanding of how LED video can transform any environment. ...

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ArKaos Launches MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub

ArKaos Pro has announced the official release of the new MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub. The launch of MediaMaster Pro 5.0 at Plasa, UK follows a successful preview at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt earlier this year...

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Philips Lighting launches new entertainment products at LDI

SL LEDSPOT 300

The product form the Philips Lighting stable will offer designers more dynamic effects to differentiate their shows...

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HOG 4 OS 3.5.0 OFFERS NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS

High End Systems has released its latest OS for Hog 4 lighting consoles. Hog 4 OS 3.5.0 offers new features and enhancements for the platform’s wide user base; the company is also touting new features in development for release in the near future...

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GLP Announces Release of 30W X4 Atom

German Light Products (GLP) has announced the release of the upgraded 30 Watt version of their popular X4 atom fixture. Adding a new high power light source into the unit has doubled its brightness and introduced greater optical efficiencies within the unit. At the same time, an additional 6-way PSU has been added to the product line up...

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Powersoft Sponsors New PA calculate App

Powersoft has sponsored the multi-platform PAcalculate app that runs on mobile devices such as Android, iOS, Windows-Phone and Blackberry including smartphones and...

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SGM launches P-1 and G-4 Wash Lights

Powersoft has sponsored the multi-platform PAcalculate app that runs on mobile devices such as Android, iOS, Windows-Phone and Blackberry including smartphones and...

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Elation’s line-up at PLASA Show

Elation announced an unprecedented line-up of new, cutting-edge, entertainment lighting innovations at the PLASA Show this September. This included the new Fuze Series of dynamic LED wash lights, the ZCL Series of high-output LED effects, and the DTW Series of variable white LED lights....

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ETC announces re-release of Source 4WRD

This past April, ETC’s Source 4WRD was proactively placed on a shipping hold. The thermal management system was degrading faster than...

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ADAM HALL EXPANDS CAMEO Light Solutions with professional Daslight Interface from Nicolaudie Group

Cameo DVC 4 Powered by Daslight is a new DMX Interface and the first product to come from the recently begun partnership between the Adam Hall Group and renowned software developer, the Nicolaudie Group...

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ADJ fixture introduces two new versions of Ikon

One of the most popular new ADJ fixtures in 2016 has been the the Ikon Profile. ADJ recently introduced two new versions of this flexible fixture – the Ikon Profile Pearl and Ikon Profile WW – expanding the Ikon’s usefulness even further...

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Ovation E-260WW Equals Output Of 750W Tungsten Fixture

Chauvet has introduced of the Ovation E-260WW, now users no longer have to sacrifice brightness to enjoy the efficiency offered by LED technology. The brightest LED ellipsoidal...

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Philips Lighting Entertainment introduces SL LEDSPOT 300

Philips Lighting Entertainment introduced a new Philips Showline product at the recently concluded PLASA 2016. The first in a new innovative LED range under the Philips Showline brand, the SL LEDSPOT 300, was...

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Robe Launches Spiider Worldwide on the Web

The global launch of Robe’s highly anticipated new product and “Next Big Thing” - the Spiider - took place at www.spiider.cz on 15th September 2016 CE Time,...

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ENTEC introduces Phero 33 RBD

Australian company ENTTEC has introduced the Phero 33 RBD Pixel Bar, a beautiful linear LED luminaire that’s at home on the stage and on the road. ENTTEC’s new Phero 33 is ideal for direct lighting applications. It offers ...

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GLP’s GT-1 awarded as Best New Lighting Fixture

GLP has celebrated its third major product award since June, with rAVe Publications naming the new GLP GT-1 as the Best New Lighting...

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Cineo Lighting and Lumen Radio announce strategic partnership

LumenRadio, world leader in wireless technologies for the entertainment industries, have announced an OEM partnership with California based Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems available for...

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Martin Professional and ChamSys add support for the CRMX Nova USB dongle

LumenRadio, leading manufacturer of reliable wireless technologies for the entertainment industries, has announced that Martin Professional and ChamSys Ltd. have chosen to...

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Ma Lighting launches grandMA2 software version 3.2

MA lighting has released their latest version grandMA2 software version 3.2 that offers significant developments across many areas of the console, resulting in faster and more flexible programming...

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New Eve E-100Z Is First Fixture in CHAUVET DJ Event Series

Chauvet DJ has launched EVE E-100Z Series of fixtures that is being used for lighting corporate events, community celebrations and similar functions. It is being used by rental houses, production companies and also for many DJ services as well....

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Daslight launches Daslight 4 Software

Daslight has released the new Daslight 4 software that is completely redesigned with a fresh new layout. With over 15,000 lighting fixtures, a new FX generation engine, the new Show Mode and iPhone/iPad/Android control...

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ADJ launches Vizi Beam RXONE

ADJ has announced the latest addition to its popular Vizi range of professional moving head lighting fixtures, the RXONE. The Vizi Beam RXONE is powerful, compact and agile; it is perfect for a variety of portable and permanent applications...

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Elation Launches New High-resolution EVHD LED Video Displays

Elation Professional has announced the launch of the EVHD Series of LED video displays, a new family of professional, high-definition LED panels designed with creativity and ease-of-use in mind for more artistic video layouts. ...

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R1 FX-B - latest addition to Chauvet’s popular rogue series

Rogue R1 FX-B has launched their latest addition to CHAUVET Professional’s popular Rogue series. With its five individually controlled pixel mappable 15-watt RGBW LEDs...

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