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Articles Jan-Feb 2021

TAG Basics

A view from within

TAG is a modern day audio institute in India’s fast evolving audio education segment. State-of-the-art technology in all three studio suites at the institute is ensuring that TAG is emerging as a front runner..... read more

Sonic Boom - In Conversation with Farhad K. DadyBurjor

PT spoke to Farhad DadyBurjor, one of the most respected and sought after sound engineers in the country today. In a career spanning over 3 decades, Farhad has built an impressive..... read more

Studio Showcase

Recording & Mixing studios are behind the success of any great record and in a country like India where music is an important part of everyday life musicians have a host of options they can choose..... read more

New Edge Studios Transforms into an Immersive Mix Room

Founded in 2015 by sought-after sound engineer Shadab Rayeen, New Edge Studios has been a preferred destination for many acclaimed Indian music directors, producers and artistes. In order to remain on the cutting-edge of audio production..... read more

Top 30 Products 2021 – PALM Technology

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology

The year 2020 has taken all of us on a topsy-turvy ride. The COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down the world impacting every industry. The unexpected turn of events left the pro-audio, installation, lighting and DJ industry..... read more

Acoustic and Audio Systemdesign for Small Rooms - Part 5

In the previous part, the article discussed frequency responses of speakers and how they relate to the listening experience. That discussion is the perfect overture to this next topic of interest..... read more

CELTO ACOUSTIQUE

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio systems for rentals and installation industry.

Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built his first loudspeakers with his father in their garage..... read more


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MARTIN O-line installed at John Baptist


A Portuguese style Christian church tracing its origins back 500 years, St. John the Baptist, is situated in the Thane, North Mumbai, recently underwent a massive restoration project spanning 18 months, including a complete sound system upgrade.

The older system had consisted of multiple speakers that were spaced along the wall of the church, and neither provided suitable intelligibility nor venue coverage. With the extension to the church (enabling it to expand the congregation size to around 5,000 for Sunday mass), the parish priest had initially requested a demo from another vendor to provide coverage for the growing number of people. “We were not very impressed with the sound,” admits Cleo Pereira, from Martin Audio partner Zoodio, who has been specifying the British brand for the past decade. “Instead, we suggested the Martin Audio O-Line as a brand, since we use it in most of our installs.“

Zoodio’s Dylan Hilton, who also happens to be one of the parishioners, coordinated the project. He set up a demo of this discreet, premium micro line array through Integrated Entertainment Solutions (IES), official distributors for Martin Audio in India. “We suggested that this would do the trick, at the same time reducing the number of speakers required and enhancing the overall worship experience.”

O-Line was duly adopted, with Zoodio supplying the components and their team of engineers, technicians and riggers worked on the fit out, to meet Dylan Hilton’s specification, with four sets of O-Line (eight elements per side).

O-Line was supported with Martin Audio’s CDD8 Differential Dispersion loudspeakers for the delays as well as in the corridors. “The reason,” said Pereira, “was that we had a lot of constraints from the Heritage committee; they wanted an extremely compact system that would not block any of the murals and paintings present in the church and also a system that sounded good.”

He also emphasised that this was the first time both the O-Line and CDDs had been used in India.

The biggest challenge had been rigging the O-Line as the walls of the church were not concrete but limestone, and so the utmost care and safety measures needed to be taken during the mounting phase. “The O-Line did a perfect job in reducing the reverberations within the church as the limestone walls had no acoustical properties.”

Feeding the system is a combination of six vocal mics for the choir, an acoustic guitar and keyboards, a podium mic for the clergy and three mics on the altar.

In conclusion, Cleo Pereira said, “Having dealt with all the sound challenges, and taken proper care to avoid any further issues, Zoodio has brought back the voice of the church once more.”

The Parish Priest - Rev. Fr. Allwyn D’Silva is also delighted with the system, which he says provides him with excellent sound quality.


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