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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more

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Mumbai’s Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir Sounds off a Subliminal Audio Experience With an All RD Signature System

The iconic Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir and Sheila Raheja Auditorium in its new avatar, boasts a 740-seater auditorium, with two special boxes on either side of the balcony, designed by a Singapore-based architect. The performance venue par excellence has upper floors with designated rooms to practise the tabla, the flute, Bharatanatyam and Kathakali, among others; in addition to the auditorium itself being integrated with world class technology to capably reinforce any kind of performance under the sun – musical, theatrical and dance.

“We have fitted this auditorium with the latest lighting and sound equipment. A closed auditorium is a better fit for this city, and in this way, there is better acoustics and neighbours do not complain of the noise, unlike with an open-air theatre,” says architect Mahinder Chande, chief executive officer of K Raheja and in-charge of this redevelopment.

The legendary auditorium features a world-class professional audio architecture designed and integrated by industry stalwart Roger Drego, using top-notch products from his signature RD series. The FOH system comprises a total of 20 units of the powerful RD208LA line array elements integrated and aligned in an L-C-R format of 8-4-8 arrays. The RD208LA assures pristine audio playback throughout front-of-stage; ably reinforced by RD218W subwoofers delivering the impactful low frequency fidelity. Complementing the FOH system are a whopping 28 units of RD12 loudspeakers and 4 units of RD10 loudspeakers, each of which have been methodically placed along the flanks and niches of the auditorium to make sure that every last seat in the space experiences consistent world-class quality sound. The audio playback for performers on-stage is guaranteed equal importance, with 8 units of the RD212M floor monitors acting as the source of pure listening pleasure. The entire loudspeaker setup is powered through a slew of high-quality power amplifiers including multiple units of the RD4.14, RD4.08 and RD2.22 power amplifiers; with multiple units of the dBMark XCA48 and Marani DPA440 loudspeaker management systems shouldering the responsibility of a smooth signal chain processing.

The venue management share their comment about the avant-garde audio system saying, “As a venue, we’re able to host any kind of performance event – and the fact that we have an absolutely efficient and dexterous audio system plays a huge role in this. The RD system sounds absolutely fantastic and we must commend Roger and his team on a great job done!”