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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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CHAUVET DJ to Distribute SoundSwitch

Chauvet & Sons LLC has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone Ltd to....

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Ableton acquires Max maker Cycling ’74

During the Palm Expo Mumbai trade show, MA team members kept a keen eye on companies offering....

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MA Lighting identifies and bans copies at PALM expo, Mumbai with support from organizers

During the Palm Expo Mumbai trade show, MA team members kept a keen eye on companies offering....

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Altman Lighting Appoints Jaime Friedstadt as International Sales Director and JR Chai as Asia-Pacific Sales Director

In a move to expand their International sales division, Altman Lighting has announced the appointment of Jaime Friedstadt as their new International Sales Director. With a wealth....

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Rich Nevens announced as Focusrite’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Commercial & Pro Audio

Focusrite has appointed Rich Nevens as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Commercial & Pro Audio, and he will lead the newly formed business unit which consists of RedNet, Red interfaces and the ISA range of products....

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Shure Names Mark Humrichouser VP Of Sales - America And Asia

Shure Incorporated announced an expanded, global role for Mark Humrichouser, as Vice President of its Americas and Asia/Pacific Sales organizations. In this role, Mark leads the Sales, Marketing,....

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AUDAC signs a Strategic Partnership with KEI HiFi for the distribution of Professional Audio Products

AUDAC has announced a new partnership with India’s leading audio distributor KEI HiFi for the exclusive distribution of AUDAC audio products. KEI, which has over 200 trade....

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Mackie lifts Energy Levels at Cloud 9 Gym and fosters divine experience at caramel church, hyderabad

Cloud 9 Gym in Andheri, Mumbai has deployed four units of the Mackie Thump12 loudspeakers, each of which are strategically placed, delivering optimum coverage and maximum impact....

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Dev Electronics adorns Glasshouse with outstanding sound

Located in the bustling suburb of Malad in Mumbai, Glasshouse has quickly gained repute as the city’s latest uber-chique party hot-spot thanks to its perfect mix of ...

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Riedel AcquireS Majority Stake in Antenna Company PIDSO

Riedel Communications has brought on board a powerful new center of expertise through a partnership with PIDSO, a leading manufacturer of innovative...

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Dev Electronics LIVENS Lord Of The Drinks WITH HARMAN Products

With its name drawing inspiration from J.R.R Tolkein’s immensely popular novel titled “The Lord Of The Rings”, Mumbai is now home to “The Lord...

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Sun Infonet carries out Microflex Advance certification in India

Sun Infonet along with Shure MEASA conducted back-to-back technical certifications in Mumbai and Bengaluru focusing on the Microflex Advance Array Microphones...

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Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall chooses d&b Audiotechnik Y-Series

Following the remarkable success of the Genelec Experience Centre, which opened in London last summer, the concept of bringing state-of-the-art demonstration facilities direct to Genelec...

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Barco partners with Visual Display Solutions for its ProAV Projector Series

Following the remarkable success of the Genelec Experience Centre, which opened in London last summer, the concept of bringing state-of-the-art demonstration facilities direct to Genelec...

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New Genelec Experience Centre Opens in Bangalore

Following the remarkable success of the Genelec Experience Centre, which opened in London last summer, the concept of bringing state-of-the-art demonstration facilities direct to Genelec...

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Auditorium at Government Degree College, Dharamshala features an impressive audio architecture from FBT

A Portuguese style Christian church tracing its origins back 500 years, St. John the Baptist, is situated in the Thane, North...

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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...

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Martin Audio spruces up the sound at Mumbai HOWs

The Administrative Board of beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG has named Dutchman Edgar van Velzen as the company’s new Managing Director with effect from 1 June 2017...

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Beyerdynamic APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Administrative Board of beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG has named Dutchman Edgar van Velzen as the company’s new Managing Director with effect from 1 June 2017...

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LAVOCE PARTNERS WITH NARAIN IN INDIA; Announces Partnership at PALM 2017

Lavoce Italiana, the transducer company with a heritage of over 30 years designing and manufacturing loudspeaker components, announced the appointment of Narain Audio & ...

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NJSM deploys d&b Audiotechnik at the 10th Annual Boroplus Gold Awards

NJSM one of the major sound rental company based out of Mumbai recently was hired for executing the Audio section at the 10th Annual Boroplus Gold Awards which is one of the most prestigious television...

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Sennheiser Top 50 gives impetus to Independent Music in India

Strengthening its commitment of building a platform for independent music in India, Sennheiser has announced the third edition of Sennheiser...

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PreSonus Announces New Commercial Division

PreSonus Audio Electronics, a manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware and related accessories, has announced the launch of the company’s new ...

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OHM signs up local channel partnerships across India

Continuing with its approach of partnering up with local channels across India, Ohm has appointed Pro Audio Video Solutions – Chandigarh...

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Audio Genetics becomes the first owner of dLive C Class C3500

Mumbai-based PA company, Audio Genetics, has become the first owner of Allen & Heath’s dLive C Class C3500 system. The company already has a GLD Chrome mixer in its hire stock....

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Electrocraft Purchases AVID VENUE S6L

Sound rental company Electrocraft, recently purchased two comprehensive VENUE S6L live mixing systems – a VENUE S6L 32D system and a VENUE S6L 24D system. The purchase was made through Indian Avid distributor, Ansata....

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ULTRA Worldwide broadens International footprint; India added to 2017 schedule

Having already united twenty countries across five continents since embarking upon its global journey in Brasil, the world’s most international, independent music festival brand is adding India to its unmatched international repertoire...

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Sungandar Light House invests in First SD10 in Karnataka

Sungandar Light House (SLH), a Bengaluru-based rental company, recently invested in Digico SD10 and the purchase was handled through Authorized India Digico Partner, Hi-Tech Audio Systems Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi...

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SUN INFONET STAGES LAUNCH EVENT FOR AUDIO FOCUS

Sun Infonet, the Indian distribution partner for Audiofocus recently staged a launch event to formally introduce the Belgian...

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Adam Hall Group Launches New Corporate Positioning and Continues Growth Expansion

The Adam Hall Group has announced its repositioning with a specific focus on business customers. Its newly launched...

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Mackie Thump lifts the gig spirit in Udaipur with Blue Star Sound

Blue Star Sound, an audio rental company catering to local entertainment scene in Udaipur, recently invested into adding...

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Dev Electronics organizes AUDIO FEST 2017

One of India’s leading professional audio solutions provider lived up to its promise of showcasing a plethora of industry favorite legacy pro audio products as well as state-of- the-art pro audio technologies from its...

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Celto Acoustique’s IWAC210 Line array loudspeaker demoed in New Delhi

Celto Acoustique IWAC210 Line array loudspeaker was demoed in New Delhi, India to a large number of sound rental companies, sound engineers, dealers and consultants. The event was organised by AG...

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Harman Professional India's Audio and Lighting solutions stimulate the sensory experience at the first ever Justin Bieber concert in India

Top of the line production crew from sound.com and Star Dimension along with the system engineering support from Harman Professional India together delivered the most spectacular sensory experience ever at The Purpose World Tour India edition – a worldwide production by Canadian Singer Justin Bieber...

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Modern Stage Services pvt. ltd. provides Technical Splendor

Keshav Reddy, son of GVK’s Vice president Sanjay Reddy tied the knot with Veena, daughter of Pharma baron Chinappa Reddy. Their sangeet ceremony took place at Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad and put forth a technical...

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Hi-Tech Audio Spruces Up India’s First Integrated Amusement Park WITH BOSE SPEAKERS

Audio-Technica Corporation announced the appointment of Green Sources Pvt. Ltd. as their professional installation product distributor for India...

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Audio-Technica Appoints Green Sources as distributor for Installation Segment Products in India

Audio-Technica Corporation announced the appointment of Green Sources Pvt. Ltd. as their professional installation product distributor for India... ...

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Antelope Audio names exclusive distributor for India

Antelope Audio named Rivera Digitec as its first exclusive distributor for India. The Mumbai-based Rivera Digitec was established in 1997 with exclusive distribution rights for a number of leading brands in the Music Industry...

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Audio Technica announces SKE AUDIOTECH as New Professional segment Distribution Partner for India

Audio Technica has announced SKE AUDIOTECH as its new Professional segment Distribution Partner for India. Established in 1962,...

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Audio Academy purchases Avid S6L

Antelope Audio named Rivera Digitec as its first exclusive distributor for India. The Mumbai-based Rivera Digitec was established in 1997 with exclusive distribution rights for a number of leading brands in the Music Industry...

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AudioCore chooses JTS for its microphone inventory

AudioCore, a popular premium live audio rental company based out of Mahim in Mumbai, has recently invested into reinforcing its microphone inventory with the...

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LED Solutions showcases proficiency with d&b Audiotechnik Inventory

Providing solutions for audio-visual reinforcement transcending live event applications across North India has empowered New Delhi based LED Solutions, the certainty to stamp its authority as one of the key players...

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BOSS - GT-1 and dBTechnologies VIO debut in India

The Mumbai-based Rivera Digitec has exclusive distribution rights for a number of leading brands in the Music Industry. The company has announced the Indian debut of products like BOSS - GT-1 and dBTechnologies VIO Line Array and Sub series...

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NJ Sound Machine invests in AVID S6L – 24D

NJ Sound Machine has invested in the latest revolution of AVID- the S6L – 24D with 192 Engine boasting 64 on stage inputs and 32 Outputs, the sale of which was supported by Ansata Computer Systems. The company for a long time was looking for a change to a bigger board that could quench the thirst of the ever-growing...

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Drives Tour Audio Innovation with JBL Array Link App and Key Software Updates

HARMAN Professional Solutions announced at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, the new JBL Array Link app for iOS and Android, plus key updates to the Performance Manager and Line Array Calculator software applications. Designed from the ground up, JBL...

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Dynatech rocks Namchi Sikkim with DD Sound

DD Sound has created a steady reputation for reinforcing some of the most famous events to have graced the region of Namchi in Sikkim. They’ve come to be recognized as a...

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Cas-Ant Entertainers premiers Goa’s first d&b Audiotechnik V-Series loudspeaker system at Viva Carnival

Cas-Ant Entertainer, one of Goa’s leading live event rental solutions company delivered high quality festivity experience at the Viva Carnival 2017, through their recently acquired state-of-the-art V Series line array system...

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Harman Live Arena at palm expo 2017 to unfold an eclectic mix of genres with the unveiling of the loudest loudspeaker system ever by JBL

Harman Live Arena, the biggest IP of Harman Professional India enters in its 8th year with Palm expo 2017. Conducted at Bombay exhibition center, Mumbai every year, HLA is the...

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Soundeffects.com adds JBL Professional VTX V25-II to its inventory

Pune based Soundeffects.com became the first touring company in India to purchase the state-of-the-art line array system by HARMAN Professional JBL - the VTX V25-II, along with G-28. ...

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SUN INFONET ANNOUNCES Big Sales for Allen & Heath S7000

Allen&Heath Indian distributor, Sun Infonet has announced the sale of S7000 to sound rental companies, broadcast audio solutions providers and others. S7000 is the largest control Surface in the dLive family, with a whopping 216 assignable...

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QSC Announces New Online Training Platform

QSC, LLC has launched the new online training platform. This site offers several new features to help improve end user experience and make learning simpler for the company’s award-winning training,...

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Meyer Sound Strengthens its Sales Team

Sandeep Braganza has joined Meyer Sound as Sales Manager, India. In his new role, he will report to the manufacturer’s new sales manager for Middle East,...

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Circle Pro Audio and Kiran Sales give new angle to Retail sales with 360 Pro Solutions

The team of Circle Pro Audio and Kiran Sales have come together to give a completely new ...

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Mowzz Entertainment purchases Hyderabad’s first d&b Audiotechnik V-Series rig

Mowzz Entertainment has recently reinforced its existing inventory with a comprehensive audio rig- V series from d&b Audiotechnik. The purchase...

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SNL Pro relies on Soundcraft

Mumbai-based sound reinforcement company, Sound & Light Professionals, also known as SNL Pro, has relied on Soundcraft – Digital Audio Mixers for many gigs and festivals in the last year...

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SUN INFONET HOSTs MASTERCLASS ON DLIVE

Providing education and training to the industry professionals as a part of Sun Infonet and Allen & Heath’s educational programme, Delhi-based distributor, Sun...

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HARMAN in association with Apex Solutions hostS Tech Exchange

Harman professional India conducted its flagship TechExchange program in association with Apex Solutions in Delhi. The event was free to attend on an invite-only basis...

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Saha Sound & design solutions reinforce inventory with dynatech

Siliguri’s audio reinforcement vendors- Saha Sound and Calicut based premier rental company Design Solutions have added multiple units of Dynatech amplifiers...

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Yamaha Music India announces association with NEXO

Established in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Yamaha Music India, Professional Audio department...

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India TV INSTALLS DLIVE

India TV, one of the leading Hindi news channels, has invested in Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive S Class digital mixing system to manage audio ...

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Harman Professional uplifts sound experience of performances at Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Harman Professional India recently renovated audio infrastructure of Bangalore Gayana Samaja and gave it a much overdue facelift. While preserving the original...

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Global Pro Audio Management supplies Outline Speakers to House A

House A, a high end bar at Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Delhi that will be opening shortly, had commissioned responsibility to Axys Integrated Solutions as Audio Consultants and Munro Acoustics for the Acoustic treatment...

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More Power to 5 CORE Integrations

5 CORE, a leading manufacturer and exporter of PA rendering sound solutions has a strong history of manufacturing and has established itself in the industry and marked its place...

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Shizusan Shophouse & Bar reinforced through comprehensive audio system from Wharfedale

The new fine dine destination in Mumbai for authentic Asian food, Shizusan Shophouse & Bar scores high on multi-cuisine FnB, aesthetically appealing interiors...

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JBL exudes energy at Black Haven integrated by Dev Electronics

The superlative audio system at Black Haven has been designed and integrated by Mumbai-based comprehensive solutions provider Dev Electronics, wherein the audio scheme consists...

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation installs Apart Audio

Bombay Cocktail Bar (BCB) is one of Mumbai’s latest nightclubs and is laced with a comprehensive audio system from pro...

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BCB ups the party ante with RCF & Wharfedale

Awan India Pvt. Ltd. recently proceeded as a consultant for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) in Bengaluru and provided professional audio ...

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SHURE AND SUN INFONET CONDUCT “WIRELESS MASTERED”

Riding on the success of the previous seminar series and also part of educational programmes, Sun Infonet & Shure, MEA conducted back to back seminar series on wireless microphones...

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Notorious attracts independent music talent

Composer-songwriter Vipin Mishra and screenwriter-filmmaker Atul Sabharwal have come together to start record label Notorious...

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Global Pro-Audio Management supplies Outline Speakers at Vidyaloke

Global Pro Audio Management, the exclusive distributors of Outline in India supplies Outline speakers for the Vidyaloke event at Talkatora Stadium. The highlight of the event was a public...

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NJ’s Sound Machine explores versatility with d&b Audiotechnik V-Series

NJ’s Sound Machine is the newest member of growing list of d&b Audiotechnik users in India with the acquisition of a highly acclaimed and versatile V-Series...

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Daedal Prodigy purchases Yamaha CL5

Daedal Prodigy, a concert production company in Delhi, was looking for a solution that would be ideal for a number of events in the upcoming festive season while also serving as a solid long-term investment...

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Circle Pro Audio endorses ABC; equips band with E9300 Microphone

Anand Bhaskar Collective (ABC) is an emerging alternative rock music band in India and was founded by Anand Bhaskar and Chandan Raina along...

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Ansata hosts d&b audiotechnik workshop in Mumbai

Ansata culminated 2016 on a positive note with a successful d&b audiotechnik workshop in Mumbai. In its vision to promote quality knowledge dissemination across the country, Ansata- the official distribution partners of global...

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Kaushal Garg Joins Ohm UK as Director of Sales - Middle East & Africa

A veteran in the pro audio trade network, Kaushal Garg has been appointed by OHM UK Ltd, as Director of Sales for the Middle East and African (ME&A) regions. He will report directly to the OHM headquarters in England and...

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More Power to Sudarshan Audio with JBL Vertec

Mumbai-based Sudarshan Audio, a rental company, recently invested in JBL Vertec to deliver quality live sound reinforcement solutions to some of the biggest local events. Established in 1960’s, the company is one of the oldest professional audio rental companies in the country...

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HARMAN PROVIDES SUPERIOR QUALITY SOUND AT REPUBLIC DAY PARADE IN DELHI

India, the largest democracy of the world marked its Republic Day with a grand parade on the 26th of January at Rajpath. The annual parade which is held from the President’s House along the Rajpath till India Gate was attended by the top political...

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Ashly Audio Names New CEO

Industry veteran, Jim Mack has joined the Ashly Audio team in Webster, New York as CEO. He will help expand business in existing markets and forge paths into new markets that leverage Ashly’s deep history and solid reputation for ...

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DIGICO SD10 SPRUCES UP BEAT LIGHT SOUND and MEGA SOUND INVENTORY

Beats Light & Sound, a rental company based in New Delhi, and Mega Sound- an AV rental company currently operational in Ahmedabad and Udaipur have recently added DiGiCo SD10 digital mixing console along with 2 x D2 racks to their inventory. The purchase was ...

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Shure Celebrates 50th Anniversary of SM58 Microphone

The Shure SM58, a leading microphone, has been a part of live performance for more than 50 years. To celebrate and honor five decades of the renowned sound, design and durability of ...

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Taher Sound adds Allen & Heath dLive system

Hyderabad PA rental company, Taher Sound, recently added an Allen & Heath dLive system, comprising the flagship S7000 Surface with DM64 MixRack and a DX32 Expander rack to its inventory. It was purchased...

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Genelec Founder Ilpo Martikainen passes away

Ilpo Martikainen, the founder of Genelec and a pioneer in active audio monitoring passed away on 30 January 2017, at the age of 69 after struggling with a long-term illness...

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IRAA Awards announces the savant Pramod Chandorkar as Awards Director 2017

The Indian Recording Arts Academy proudly has announced Pramod Chandorkar as the Awards Director. Pramod has been working as a Sound Engineer since 1995. He has worked on numerous mega hit albums and films as Chief Sound Engineer...

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Harris Jayaraj’s Studio H Showcases Sound Wizard’s Expertise

When Harris Jayaraj, Tamil Nadu’s iconic film composer, contacted Sound Wizard, an audiovisual and acoustics design company, his desire was to upgrade from his studio of nearly nineteen years. The resulting ultramodern studio and...

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Bengaluru-based Rental Company Lights up Sunburn gigs

J Davis Prosound & Lighting announced that it had provided the complete technical support at several gigs of Sunburn. It included a series of events in Bengaluru ...

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A spectacular light display by Sholite 330W (15R) - 3in 1 Beam Wash Spot

The birth anniversary of Sikh spiritual leader Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated with great fervour across the country in the months of December and January. Sikhs ...

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Ahuja Sound ensures HASSLE-FREE COUNTER COMMUNICATION AT FERRARI WORLD, ABU DHABI

To manage a seamless entry to Ferrari World in Abhu Dhabi for thousands of visitors from across the world, Ahuja Counter Communication System CCS-...

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Crestron Expands into India

Crestron, well-known globally for advanced control and automation systems, had announced on 17 January, 2017, a dedicated and physical brand presence in India that will allow the company to...

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5 CORE’s Integrations Going Strong

5 CORE, a leading manufacturer and exporter of PA has been working with a vision to deliver supreme sound quality by rendering quality sound solutions and helping people find access to great technology,...

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PASCAL Announces Buyout of Minority Shareholder Camco

Pascal A/S, the leading OEM amplifier module provider for the global pro audio industry, has announced a buyout of its minority shareholder Camco, by its Danish founding team. The buyout has been executed through a join...

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A new sound setup at Kopper Kadai

Kopper Kadai in Bengaluru is one of the most premier restaurants in town and it blends the traditional Indian flavours in style. The restaurant owner, Mohammed Shafeeq decided...

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Mackie provides a sublime audio experience at Gurukul The School, Ghaziabad

Gurukul The School is a school with international outlook focusing on global trends and traditional Indian values empowering the young learners to become world citizens. The management shares its belief that education not only follows ...

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Sennheiser ADN Digital installed at Havells Electronic

Havells India Limited is India’s leading Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) manufacturer approached Okhla-based systems integrator Savi Vision to provide a system for the auditorium at...

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New Distribution Partner for Outline in India

Outline s.r.l. has announced the appointment of Global Pro-Audio Management as their exclusive distributor for the Indian sub-continent...

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Pearl City Church invokes a divine sound connection with the d&b Audiotechnik Y-Series

Pearl City Church in Hyderabad along with team Ansata, the official distribution partners for world-class pro audio brands like AVID and d&b Audiotechnik devised audio...

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5 Core integrates Harley Davidson Showroom with full range of solutions

The soon-to-be launched Harley-Davidson showroom in Mayapuri, Phase-1, Delhi, which is slated to be one of their biggest showrooms in India, was on a look out for a sound system partner for their venue...

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The Joker livens up Turquoise Cottage Cafe and Tamasha Bar

Delhi based Indian distributor- White Eagle Entertainment has showcased quality sound at Turquoise Cottage Café in Noida and Tamasha bar in New Delhi by equipping the venues with Amate Audio’s state-of-the-art sound solutions...

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DPA and ANSATA educate Trivandrum on Quality Microphone Techniques

Recently, the team-work of DPA microphones and their Indian distribution partner, Ansata came together and hosted a seminar-workshop in Trivandrum. The educative session gave local broadcast and production sound ...

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Sennheiser Brings Sound Impression Roadshows to Raipur

Sennheiser, showcased audio solutions - The successful Sound Impression series in Raipur on 9 December, 2016. The roadshow put forth an intriguing session and...

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Freedman Purchases Soundfield

The Freedman Electronics Group, home to pro audio brands like RØDE Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, expanded its company portfolio on 21 November, 2016 by purchasing the surround sound recording marque SoundField ...

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REYNOLD’S INC. AND SUN INFONET HOST A&H WORKSHOP

Sun Infonet along with Hyderabad-based Reynold Inc. conducted a one-day workshop in September, which focused on Allen & Heath’s dLive...

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QSC - A Global Presence Alliance (GPA) Accredited Vendor

QSC, LLC has announced that it is now a Global Presence Alliance (GPA) accredited vendor. The GPA was formed to help customers have one global source for all audio, video and unified communications solutions and is...

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Arena Group acquires Rim Scaffolding

Arena Group has acquired the event equipment, management and operational teams of Leeds-based Rim Scaffolding. As a result of the acquisition, Arena Group will extend...

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Frequency Professionals purchases TW AUDiO’s VERA36; Organize demo

Pune-based rental company, Frequency Professionals Services has purchased TW Audio’s VERA36 system after the company had been introduced to the product range by TW Audio India’s Managing Director - Krishna Pratap Singh at the PALM Expo Mumbai 2016 trade show...

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JBL Celebrates 70 Years

Harman International, the leading connected technologies company for automotive, consumer, entertainment and enterprise markets, celebrated 70 years of its renowned audio brand,...

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DLIVE TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT BACARDI NH7 WEEKENDER

Allen & Heath’s digital mixing system was employed on the main stage of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender which was recently...

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Bose Demos ShowMatch in Mumbai

Bose Professional which began global demonstration events of its new ShowMatch DeltaQ Array in September, hosted its first demo in India in Mumbai on 21st October 2016 at the Hotel Holiday Inn, Andheri...

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Hardia Sound expands with JBL VTX Series and Crown I-Tech amplifiers

Hardia Sound, Indore has acquired a total of 18 units of the JBL VTX V25 full-size line array elements, 18 S28 subwoofers and a total of 16 units of the Crown I-Tech 12000HD series amplifiers to...

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Shiva Systems showcases versatility with the d&b Audiotechnik V-Series

Live sound and lighting rental service provider, Mumbai-based Shiva System has expanded its audio system rental inventory with the purchase of d&b audiotechnik’s V-Series speakers. Ansata, the official distribution partners ...

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Samsung Electronics Acquires HARMAN

Samsung Electronics and Harman International Industries, Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Samsung will acquire Harman for $112.00 per share in cash or total equity value of approximately $8.0 billion...

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DJ Gaurav Malvai and Sunny Kalra add MA Lighting dot2 consoles

Modern Stage Service has advanced the usability and ease of MA Lighting dot2 console and has recently supplied MA Lighting to two renowned Lighting Rental companies, headed by DJ Gaurav Malvai and Sunny Kalra...

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Sonotone announces big sales for principals Dynatech

Sonotone - renowned distributor of audio & cinema equipment in India, representing top industry names such as P.audio, Mackie, JTS Microphones & Dyna Group Taiwan reported that Dynatech had fostered heightened sales and has fast become a preferred...

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Camco acquired by L-Group

L-Acoustics’ holding company, L-Group, has announced the acquisition of Camco. Camco is the manufacturer of high-end amplified controllers, DSP and audio network solutions for the professional audio industry...

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Dibble and Watson back at Martin Audio

Martin Audio has announced the return of Robin Dibble as Product Support Engineer and Bradley Watson to the role of EMEA Sales Manager...

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Shure wins Global Excellence Award

Shure has been awarded as a 2016 Global Excellence Award winner by the Global Presence Alliance (GPA). As a reflection of the leading audio, visual and UC manufacturers and vendors, the ...

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Smoke & Mirrors Launches Indian Facility with Pro Tools | S6

Established in 1995, Smoke & Mirrors is a visual effects and post-production company that delivers exciting, visually stimulating and contemporary work to the advertising, film and music video industries...

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Ruooff 180 in nagpur installs Audiocenter

Ruooff 180 has created massive buzz since it opened. Clearly inspired by international Rooftop Lounges, the ambience and vibe of this Al Fresco place is beyond awesome. On week nights, it’s a chilled out restaurant with a very interesting range of Cuisine...

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MADEIRA & MIME IS SERIOUS ABOUT SOUND

When Prashant & Anuj, the owners of Mumbai’s Best Restaurant – Mirchi & Mime, the highly acclaimed & written about restaurant in publications worldwide and the winner of several accolades like the highest rated restaurant title...

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Dev Electronics pushes up the ‘Power’ in Mumbai & Pune

Bar Bar is the new rage in Mumbai and Pune where the ‘youth’ of all ages congregate over the weekend (and weekdays too!) for amazing deals on food and drinks, and to party the night away to some awesome dance music. Located in the confines of...

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Harman Professional Solutions India leverages AV and Installed Solutions expertise at InfoComm India 2016

Harman Professional Solutions, the industry’s largest AV Solutions manufacturer, exhibited an exciting range of comprehensive audio and video technology at InfoComm India 2016,...

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Five Core on an installation spree!

Indian-based internationally-recognized PA Equipment manufacturer and exporter 5 Core Electronics has steadily become one of the largest manufacturer of speakers in India with nine audio manufacturing units in the country...

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POWER X works up energy pumping music at Talwalkars Gym, Thane

Gymnasiums are all about getting fit and staying healthy, and ‘Talwalkars’ is undoubtedly one of those few great gyms that delivers the perfect kind of atmosphere that motivates patrons to whip themselves into good health and condition, making it such a huge...

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EXPERIENCE AHUJA RANGE AT Sound & Beyond

With 300+ products and counting, Ahuja has become a synonym for sound reinforcement & professional audio in India and abroad. With sucha large portfolio of products catering...

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DEV Electronics strengthens audio quotient at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai

The Yoga Institute was founded on 25th December, 1918 by Shri Yogendrajiat ‘The Sands’, the residence of Dadabhai Naoroji in Versova, where he cured many people from various ailments through therapeutic yoga. ...

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Ahuja’s intelligent paging system at Hero Motocorp

World’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers, Hero Motocorp recently commissioned their state-of-the-art Research and Development facility near Jaipur, Rajasthan. This newly...

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Sound forum 2016 at God’s own country

It was the turn of two of the biggest and commercially important cities in Kerala, Cochin and Calicut to host Ahuja’s marquee installation...

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Bose Professional Takes New ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeakers on the Road

Bose Professional has begun global demonstration events of its new ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers. The compact and versatile ShowMatch loudspeaker features DeltaQ next-generation array technology, offering...

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Two Indian PA companies invest in dlive

Two Indian PA companies, Systematic Inc. in Bengaluru and Naamdhari Entertainment Systems in Telengana, have recently added Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems to their hire stocks...

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Rajkot Sound and Stage Light Owners Association and Sai Systems enlightens audio fraternity of Saurashtra on the latest in products and technologies

The Rajkot Sound & Stage Light Owners Association along with Sai Systems – a key local dealer of market leader brands like Pioneer DJ, Yamaha, Wharfedale and more – successfully organized the 4th edition of its annual pro audio workshop...

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Dynatech’s DVX212LA choice for DK Sound Service, Chandrapur

DK Sound Service has created a steady reputation for reinforcing some of the most famous events to have graced the region of Chandrapur. They’ve come to be recognized as a trusted source...

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Sennheiser Top 50 Season-2 ends with a BIG bang! Winners announced!

The Top 3 bands - Parvaaz, Peepal Tree and Barefaced Liar take home the trophies and the prestigious Sennheiser evolution wireless G3 vocal microphones...

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DirectOut has entered into a SoundGrid licensing partnership with Waves Audio

Connectivity specialists DirectOut has announced that they have entered into a SoundGrid licensing partnership with Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of audio...

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LATEST STM SERIES MODULE EXPANDS NEXO NETWORK IN INDIA

NEXO STM M28 line array systems have been purchased by three rental companies in Mumbai/Goa region - Just Audio, Karryman Sound and Chakor Sound...

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Bihar Sound System added Mackie’s famed ProFXv2 series

Bihar Sound System the audio rental market in Kisanganj, Bihar – have wisely invested into adding power amplifiers from market leader Dynatech’s famed V series range of...

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JTS reinforces Beats Sound & Lights’ wireless inventory

Beats Sound & Light, a popular local live audio rental company based out of New Delhi, has reinforced its wireless inventory with the purchase of multiple units of the ever efficient and reliable JTS...

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Circle Pro Audio joins hands with audio academy

Beats Sound & Light, a popular local live audio rental company based out of New Delhi, has reinforced its wireless inventory with the purchase of multiple units of the ever efficient and reliable JTS...

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Rivera Digitech announces big sales for two brands

The team at Rivera Digitech has informed that products from two brands have been pushing the bar for pro audio products in the Indian market. These products include the E-A7- Expandable Arranger and R-26 recorder from Roland and MOTIV Digital Product Line from Shure...

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Robe Announces Jens Poehlker as MD for Robe Asia Pacific

Robe has announced the appointment of Jens Poehlker as Managing Director for Robe Asia Pacific. Poehlker joins the Asia Pacific team based in Singapore...

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PR Lighting Puts Hardwell Centre Stage in New Delhi

New Delhi-based Modern Stage Service (MSS) recently supplied all technical production, including sound, trussing, LED wall — and...

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HARMAN APPOINTS MOHIT PARASHER PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS DIVISION

Harman International Industries has named Mohit Parasher as Executive Vice President and President of Professional Solutions. Parasher was previously Vice President and General Manager for Harman’s Consumer Audio and Professional Solutions businesses in Asia Pacific....

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CHRIS HUMPHREY JOINS QSC AS VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

QSC has appointed Chris Humphrey as Vice President, Marketing. Now Humphrey will oversee all of the company’s global marketing activities and initiatives for the Professional, Systems and Cinema Divisions of QSC....

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SHURE ADDS JAMIE GRIFFIN TO EXECUTIVE STAFF

Shure Incorporated has announced Jamie Griffin as Vice President of Operations. As Vice President of the Operations Division, he will be responsible for all of Shure’s global manufacturing and plants around the world;....

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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES REPLIKA XT

Native Instruments has introduced REPLIKA XT which is a creative multi-mode delay. It consists of five deeply modeled delay modes span crisp digital repeats, analog warmth and experimental textures....

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HARMAN PARTNERS WITH A.R RAHMAN FOUNDATION AND RANGA SHANKARA THEATRE

Harman has announced the launch of its global corporate social responsibility initiative, ‘Harman Inspired’, in India. Through this initiative, the company aims to empower the next-generation to realize their potential through the power of music, technology and community service....

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SGM G-1 Beam receives Live Design award

SGM has won the prestigious Live Design award for Best Product of the Year for the innovative, battery-driven LED moving head; G-1 Beam...

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INMUSIC SET TO ACQUIRE RANE CORPORATION

inMusic, Inc. (inMusic), the corporate owner of 13 premiere companies that delivers hardware and software solutions to the music, professional sound and consumer electronics industries, has announced that co-founders Linda Arink and Dennis Bohn have agreed to sell...

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APPLE HONOURS ALGORIDDIM FOR OUTSTANDING DESIGN AND INNOVATION, FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Algoriddim wins the 2016 Apple Design Award for the world’s best selling DJ app with over 20 million downloads. After receiving the award in 2011 for djay for iPad, Algoriddim is the first developer to receive the coveted...

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SENNHEISER TAKES SOUND IMPRESSION SERIES ROADSHOW TO LUCKNOW

Sennheiser took perfect audio solutions to Lucknow this year - The successful Sound Impression series. The exclusive roadshow put up an exciting and intriguing session on sound systems on 17th of June 2016...

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Allen & Heath introduces firmware update for dlive

Allen & Heath has released a major firmware update for its dLive series, which includes Director Software to enable offline editing and live mixing on a PC with or without a Surface, plus preamp modeling on all 128 channels, 5.1 surround sound, and dedicated Mute Groups...

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SNL Pro Powers Zubin Mehta, Andrea Bocelli & Israel Phillarmic Orchestra in Mumbai

Recently on the occasion of the 80th birthday celebration of Maestro Zubin Mehta, the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation had presented a concert in Mumbai at Brabourne Stadium, CCI. The renowned...

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Shailesh Awasthi to join Pink Noise as Director

Pink Noise has announced that Mr. Shailesh Awasthi will be joining them as their new Director - Technical. Pink Noise Professionals Pvt. Ltd caters to many industries like corporate, broadcast...

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Community Appoints Kim Muurholm Juergensen for APAC Sales

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Kim Muurholm Juergensen in the position of APAC Sales Manager...

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Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2016 returns with a diversified product range and expansion in scale

The 14th consecutive Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2016 - the international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center, Hall N1-N3 ..

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Acoustic Arts the new Indian distributor of Renkus-Heinz

Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Acoustic Arts Pvt. Ltd, as the company’s distributor in India. Acoustic Arts Pvt. Ltd is based in New Delhi,...

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Art of Living, Mumbai adds Mackie DL1608

Mackie DL1608 16-channel compact digital mixing console was added in the iconic Art of Living initiative in Mumbai. This decisive audio requirement was catered to and commissioned by Son...

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J Davis Prosound employs 24 L’ Acoustics K2 line arrays for BOA

The Bangalore Open Air (BOA) which is undoubtedly India’s Largest Metal Festival ran its fifth edition this year at the Royal Orchid Resorts on the outskirts of Bangalore. The BOA is the Indian licensee of the Wacken Open Air,...

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SnL Pro - first rental companY in India to purchase two AVID VENUE S6L consoles

The VENUE S6L launched a year ago has quickly risen on the popularity graph across the global live sound fraternity. Not far behind global counterparts, the Indian market too welcomed its first VENUE S6L system...

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SONOTONE ELECTRONICS TO REPRESENT MARAN I PRO AUDIO IN INDIA

Sonotone Electronics – the Mumbai based comprehensive professional audio solutions provider, has recently been appointed to represent Marani Pro Audio products...

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FREQUENCY PROFESSIONALS ADDS GLD•80

Pune-based rental company, Frequency Professionals, has added Allen & Heath's GlD-80 digital mixer to its inventory. Purchased from Reynold Inc, a channel partner of Allen...

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Sennheiser Top 50 is back and its bigger, wilder and louder!

Staying true to its credo of ‘Pursuit of the Perfect Sound‘, the 70-year old German audio brand, Sennheiser, has announced the second edition of Sennheiser Top 50 – a battle of Indian bands to compete and make their way to the coveted list of Top 50 best bands in India....

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