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The Art and Craft of Sound Design- Interview with Bishwadeep Chatterjee

PT met up with Bishwadeep Chatterjee, one of India’s most esteemed Sound Designer. In this extremely insightful interview, he generously shares his unique perspective and experience on music recording and sound design..... read more

Bose Professional Assures an IMMERSIVE SOUNDSCAPE At Sardar Patel Stadium – The Largest Cricket Stadium in the World

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrived for the “Namaste Trump” event on 24 Feb 2020..... read more

Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan’s Lambodara Studios – Leaves you Breathless

Auroville based leading acoustic consultancy & audio video system design firm Sound Wizard was tasked with designing acclaimed singer, composer and music director Shankar Mahadevan’s ..... read more

In Conversation With Sreejesh Nair

Besides being a part of the first Dolby Atmos Mix theater installation in India and the first Dolby Atmos Premiere Mix room in the world, Sreejesh Nair has been responsible for crafting the sound for major films like Bombay Velvet, Gangs of Wasseypur - II, Agneepath..... read more

Stained Class Productions - Beyond the Realms of Sound

Meet the father & son duo, Murugan N. and Mrinal N. whose musical influence has been Judas Priest and who have aptly named their studio after the fourth studio album of Judas Priest - Stained Class. Mrinal who manages the technical aspects ..... read more

Independent Producers Blurb on their Music and Technology

One of Asia’s largest music festivals, OPPO Sunburn in association with Percept Live and Klassique Events Goa returned to its birthplace Goa, this December after a hiatus of 3 years. The festival which made a grand homecoming for its 13th edition at Vagator for a three-day showcase ..... read more

Sequence of Steps to Follow on Resuming Studio Operations Post an Extended Duration of Shutdown

Munro Acoustics India has put together a suggestion/ guideline document after consulting many studios and engineers across the world to aid their clients in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and SE Asia..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - Part 1

Acoustic and audio system design for a “small room” can be extremely challenging, especially for critical listening applications like control rooms and reference home cinemas. It is vital to understand the relationship between system..... read more

Harman Reigns Supreme in Indian Cinemas

Sound in the cinema, until recently, was dictated by standardized speaker layouts. If you are from the commercial cinema project, from the first design to the finished furnishings..... read more

Recording To Records

Music in India has changed drastically. This music and song driven country which is largely dominated by Bollywood soundtracks, has in the past year seen less of originals and more of old songs being plagiarised..... read more

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Painting Light Canvases

Lineup of products from six major lighting console brands, lighting up events & venues across the globe

Avolites Arena

The Arena is the perfect desk for festivals and theatres. It combines the popular interface of the Tiger Touch II with more live control than ever before.

Main Features include:

• 40 precision playback faders in three pageable groups.
• 20 programmable macro executor buttons.
• 3 metal shaft optical attribute encoders.
• 4 optical playback encoder pots.
• 15.6” vibrant main touch screen with brightness control.
• 7” vibrant secondary touch screen.
• 6 mono LCD screens for digital fader legends.
• UPS battery back-up
• New six-position articulation stand
• Ergonomic trim and carry handles
• Robust stainless and zinc treated steel construction – built for life on the road
• Includes 4-port managed Gigabit network switch
• OpticalCON Stage link output, with an optional second link
• 8 physical 5-pin XLR opto-isolated DMX out, up to 16 universes over ArtNet or streaming ACN – total of 8192 console channels.
• Compatible with Titan Net – up to 64 universes, total of 32,768 system channels.
• 4 Ethercon Gigabit primary network connection with a battery maintained managed switch supporting Titan Net, ArtNet and streaming ACN.
• 1 Ethercon Gigabit secondary Network connection for Titan Net, ArtNet and streaming ACN.
• 1 standard OpticalCON stage link output, to connect to industry standard network switches with optical support.
• SMPTE Timecode/LTC input 3-pin XLR (transformer isolated).
• Trigger inputs on ¼” jack, suitable for foot switches.
• Audio in on stereo ¼” jack for Audio Triggering.
• Headphone 3.5mm jack conveniently placed on the front panel.
• 4 USB3 ports – 1 front, 3 rear.
• DVI-D for external display.
• Two 3-pin XLR dimmable lamp connector
• MIDI in, out and thru.
• Compatible with Titan Remote (Wi-Fi access point required)
• Optional extras: Flight Case, Dimmable Lamp x2, Cover

Tech Specifications:

• Dimensions (mm): 1072 x 428 x 150
• Weights: 23kg

HedgeHog 4E

The HedgeHog4E is a professional lighting controller with ArtNet and CITP capabilities, designed for small to mid-level shows like theaters, nightclubs, corporate events, medium scale rental jobs or churches.

Main Features include:

• Robust Hog 4 Operating Software
• With Newest V3.0 Software including Pixel Mapper and Plot View
• Unlimited Number of Simultaneous Crossfades
• MIDI Input and Output, MIDI Show Control and MIDI Time Code via Optional External Widget
• Supports USB Playback and Master Wings
• Dust cover Included
• Optional Custom Road Case

Technical Specification:

• Length: 20.74” (526.8mm)
• Width: 21.83” (554.37mm)
• Height: 3.97” (100.78mm)
• Weight: 17 lbs. (7.7 kg)
• ELECTRICAL / THERMAL: AC 90-250V - 50/60Hz

Martin Lighting M6

The M6 is a lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. It can control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server for multimedia shows.

Main Features include:

• 2 x positionable BriteTouch widescreens (sunlight readable, multi-touch)
• 2 x external DisplayPort touchscreens up to 1920x1080 per output
• FastTouch 3.5” touchscreens
• 1 x LiveBlender split T-Bar with 8 x FastBlend™ RGB buttons
• 4 x FastTrack linear encoders
• 12 x FastDial rotary encoders
• 1 x dedicated dimmer wheel
• 10 x motorized playbacks with LCD displays and 4 x customizable buttons
• 10 x PlayPairs buttons with LCD displays
• 12 x Sub Playback faders and 12 x Sub Playback buttons
• 2 x Main Go sections
• 12 x F-Keys and 5 x FastKeys
• Low-profile housing with adaptable module layout
• Show-ready boot up in under a minute
• 64 DMX universes directly from the console network ports

Technical Specification:

• Length: 668 mm (26.3 in.)
• Width: 1058 mm (41.7 in.)
• Height: 204 mm (8.1 in.)
• Weight: 37.5 kg (82.7 lbs.)
• Shipping weight (in flightcase): TBA
• 4 x DMX universe outputs: 5-pin locking XLR
• 1 x DMX input: 5-pin locking XLR
• DisplayPort: 2 x external touchscreen (both up to 1920x1080)
• Art-Net (up to 64 universes): Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45
• MaxNet controller link: Gigabit Ethercon RJ-45
• Peripherals and USB memory devices: 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0
• SMPTE In/Out: 3-pin locking XLR
• VITC In/Out: BNC MIDI in/out/thru
• (MIDI show control, MIDI notes, MIDI timecode): 5-pin DIN
• Stereo audio In/Out: 3-pin locking XLR
• Microphone: 3-pin locking XLR
• 2 x desk lamps (optional accessories): 3-pin locking XLR
• AC power input: Neutrik PowerCon

MA Lighting grandMA2

The GrandMA2 is equipped with up-to-date technology and special features, suppling intuitive and fast control of all connected fixtures and channels.

Main features:

• Real-time control for up to 65,536 parameters per session in connection with MA NPU (equivalent to 256 DMX universes)
• 8,192 HTP/LTP parameters
• 3 internal TFT wide mode touchscreens (15.4” WXGA)
• 2 external TFT screens can be connected (UXGA, touchscreens accepted)
• 1 internal command screen – multi-touch (9” SVGA)
• 30 motorized executor faders
• Integrated keyboard drawer
• Built-in uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
• 2 etherCON connectors, 5 USB 2.0 connectors
• Motorized monitor wing
• 2 motorized A/B fader 100mm

Tech Specifications:

• Operating voltage/ Supply voltage: 120V/230V, 50/60Hz (automatic detection)
• Dimensions: 1,284 x 204 x 661mm / 50.6 x 8 x 26inch
• Net weight: 46kg / 101lbs
• Output connectors: 6 x XLR 5pin (DMX), 2 x DVI (external monitor), 2 x etherCON, 1 x MA Link (grandMA2 fader wing), 5 x USB, 1 x DIN (MIDI), 2 x XLR 4pin (desklight)
• Input connectors: 1 x XLR 5pin (DMX), 1 x XLR 3pin (Sound), 1 x XLR 3pin (SMPTE), 1 x DIN (MIDI), 1 x Sub-D 25pol (Analogue Remote), 1 x powerCON

ETC Cobalt 10

The Cobalt 10 is a compact solution suitable for touring or smaller control rooms.

Main features include:

• Two 12” articulating, multi-touch displays
• Backlit command keypad
• 20 Master playbacks, consisting of 10 motorized faders and 10 backlit, color-coded endless pots with full-color touch displays
• Solid-state hard drive
• Supports three external DisplayPort monitors starting at 1280x1024 resolution with optional touchscreen control
• Dual PoE Ethernet ports
• 4,096 or 16,384 outputs/parameters
• 5,000 control channels (nameable to 9999)

Technical Specification:

• 16,384 Outputs/parameters
• 5,000 Control Channels
• 9,999,999 Presets
• 4 x 999 Palettes (Focus, Color, Beam, All)
• 999 Groups, Macros, Sequences, Master Pages
• 99 Effect Playbacks
• Supports three external DisplayPort monitors starting at 1280x1024 resolution with optional touchscreen control
• Seven USB 2.0 ports for USB flashdrive, pointing devices, keyboards
• AC input (100 - 240V at 50/60 Hz)
• Maximum power consumption (excluding external monitors) approximately 2A 120/240V
• Height: 12.5 inches
• Width: 31.9 inches
• Depth: 23.5 inches

Chamsys MagicQ MQ80

The MagicQ MQ80 is a small but powerful console with a large central touch screen, which provides easy access to all MagicQ features and display and selection from full lighting plots.

Main features include:

• Advanced Media Server Support
• Fixture Morphing & Cloning
• LED Pixel Mapping
• Fixture Plot View including Target Focus
• Powerful PC/Mac Show Editor
• Fixture, FX and Gel Library
• In-built Fixture Editor
• Fixture morphing and cloning
• Tracking / non-tracking option
• Rainbow colour picker (CMY, RGB, HSI)
• Individual fade times on any channel
• Easy fanning of parameters and times
• Configurable faders - HTP, LTP, speed, size, masters
• Theatre mark cues, split fades and inhibit masters
• Client/Server network architecture
• Multiple console playback tracking
• Multiple console programming
• In-built Web Server
• Remote console control
• Visualizer support (including patch transfer)
• Architectural Zoning and Day/Date support
• In-built UPS (~5 minutes)

Technical Specification:

• Universes: 24
• Channels: 12288
• Number of fixtures: Up to 12288
• Cues: 5000
• Cue stacks: 2000
• Palettes: 4096
• Groups: 5000
• Media server support: 50
• Faders: 13
• Direct DMX ports & Network Ports: 4
• External monitor: Up to 1920x1200
• Internal monitor resolution: 1280x800
• USB ports: 6
• Audio input (1 channel, 7 band)
• Inbuilt UPS
• Power input: 110 to 240 VAC
• Width: 570mm (22.5”)
• Depth: 405mm (15.9”)
• Height: 110mm (4.3”)
• Weight: 8kg (17.5lb)

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