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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

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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

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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

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DJ Controllers supporting Lateral market

In recent years, the DJ hardware market has grown and changed exponentially. With an array of options available in the market, choosing the right DJ Controller to suit individual requirements can get daunting. PALM Technology digs deep into the market and brings up an array of controllers that only boast of impressive features but also suit the budget.

Denon DJ MC 7000

MC7000 is the professional DJ controller with 4-channel Serato DJ capability and dual USB connections. These two USB audio interfaces enable two DJs to play together. Coupled with Denon DJ’s legendary build quality and superior 24-bit audio reproduction, the controller is perfectly suited to both mobile and club DJs. The MC7000 also includes the full version of Serato DJ, plus, 3 creative expansion packs (Pitch ‘n Time, Flip and Video), enabling DJ’s to empower their musical, remix and visual style - to the max! The dual 6-inch platters have a touch-capacitive design with rotational LED displays, giving DJs maximum feedback to optimize track manipulation performance in real time. The unit’s multi-input mixer also provides access to line/phono inputs from both authentic analog (vinyl) and digital sources.

Main Features include:

• 4-channel DJ controller with digital mixer
• Dual USB audio interfaces—connect 2 computers at once
• 3 Serato Expansion Packs Included
• 16 velocity-sensitive performance pads
• New dedicated key-matching and changing controls
• Solid 6-inch touch-capacitive platters with tracking LED
• 2 mic inputs with dedicated controls
• XLR booth and master connections
• Serato DJ DVS-compatible
• Solid compact design

Tech Specifications:

• Unit Weight: 7kg (without USB cable and adaptor)
• Unit Dimensions (width x depth x height): 664mm X 378.2mm X 68.2mm
• Total Power Consumption: 15w

Hercules P32 DJ

The P32 DJ is a unique, all-in-one controller at the crossroads of DJing and performance. With 2 decks, screens displaying the sizes of loops, effects racks, equalizers and more, Hercules P32 DJ is perfectly designed for mixing.

Main Features include:

• Loop size display
• Built-in audio
• Two grids of 16 performance pads
• Complete and intuitive professional DJing software DJUCEDTM 40°(PC / MAC ) included
• Sample packs integrated within DJUCEDTM 40° DJing software
• Features 32 ergonomic and responsive pads for precise performance and high-quality feel.
• The combination of pads, dynamic backlighting and sample packs helps you refine your identity as a DJ.
• The Traktor mapping file is available for download on Hercules’ website
• The Hercules P32 DJ is also compatible with all DJing software open to MIDI mapping, such as Virtual DJ, Cross DJ, DJAY, etc. (not included).

Technical Specification:

DJ controller with dual mixing decks
- Built-in audio (mix + preview outputs)
- Two grids of 16 performance pads


• 2 GHz CPU or higher
• 2 GB RAM or more
• Windows 7 and higher (32 and 64-bit)
• Mac OS X 10.8 and higher(32 and 64-bit)

Native Instruments S5

Billed as a “compact DJ controller with Stems control”, the Kontrol S5 is a more stripped back version of the flagship Kontrol S8 controller with some of the faders removed. Like the S8, the S5 comes with two colour displays, control for four channels, touch strips for track cueing, and all the controls you’ll need to make use of Stems, the new audio format that lets you play individual elements of a track.

Main Features include:

• Delivers premium 4-channel mixing and deck controls built to the highest standards.
• Cutting-edge TRAKTOR hardware features and multisensory DJ technology.
• Access key controls, Stem Decks, or Remix Decks, and trigger loops, cue points, or FX directly on the unit.
• Plug-and-play control requires no mapping or control assignments necessary.
• Touch-sensitive Browse, Loop, and FX knobs trigger smart views and pop-up panels on the displays.
• Precision touch strips allows pitch bending, track seeking, and vinyl scratch emulation.
• Eight color-coded performance pads per deck.
• Slice-up and rearrange Freeze mode.
• Audio Interface

Technical Specification:

• Audio Inputs (A/D)
 Channels : 1 Stereo
 Sample Rate: 48 kHz
 Bit Resolution: 24-bit
 Converter: Cirrus Logic
• Audio Outputs (D/A)
 Channels 2 Stereo
 Sample Rate 48 kHz
 Bit Resolution 24-bit
 Converter Cirrus Logic
• Headphone Output
 Load Impedance 32 - 600 Ohm
 Maximum Output Level (33 Ohm load) +10 dBu
 DNR (a-weighted) 107 dB
 THD+N <0.08 %
 Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, + 0.0 /- 0.4 dB
 Phase deviation <0.15 deg

Numark Mixtrack Platinum DJ controller

Numark presents the Mixtrack Platinum DJ controller, built upon the Mixtrack Pro 3 by adding new LCD displays at the center of each platter to give lots of Serato DJ playback info as well as 4-deck control, and gain controls for each channel. This addition to the Mixtrack Numark family series enhances the performance of any DJ, from skilled amateur to the most advanced professional.

The Mixtrack Platinum also has full metal jog wheels to give it more durability and a more solid feel for DJ’s. It has the 16-backlit pads bundled with Serato DJ Intro for basic DJ playback.

Main features:

• Hi-res LCD multi-function displays on each jog wheel
• Dual 5-inch metal platters with Numark-exclusive touch-capacitive response
• 4-deck capability
• Dedicated gain and filter knobs for each channel
• Independent transport controls
• 24-bit audio output—ready to go out of the box
• Includes Serato DJ Intro—upgrade-ready for full Serato DJ
• Includes Prime Loops remix tool kit
• Multi-function touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search
• 100mm pitch controls
• 16 multi-function performance pads
• Multiple FX manipulation
• Dedicated track browsing controls from your library
• Integrated class compliant audio interface with 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch headphone connections

Tech Specifications:

• 24-bit, 44.1k audio interface
• RCA outputs- 1/8” headphone, 1/4” headphone, 1/4” microphone input

NX Audio DJ-MEDIA6000V

Direct USB playback-BUILT in PRO Soundcard

The DJ MEDIA6000-V is a Stand alone Multimedia mix-station with large 7” TFT display and features dual individual mixing with a Traditional mixer/ player layout for easy access. 2 large touch sensitive job wheels with scratch, loop, cue. 2 channel switchable line/phone inputs & 1/4” headphone out with volume make it a versatile product. Plays directly with USB/SD card.

Main Features include:

• Large 7” TFT display
• Classic 2-deck layout with complete mixer section
• Two touch-sensitive 4.5’’ multi-function jog wheels
• MP3-capable USB and SD inputs - for direct playback of MP3 tracks
• Intuitive, fast file management with playlist support (.m3u files)
• Clear waveform display
• Sample, effect and Loop section
• 2 jog wheels, 5 faders, 19 knobs and 61 buttons
• Pitch Control with pitchbend
• Cue functionality - set of return points
• Preview function & adjustable gain
• Channels with 3-band EQ (treble, mid and bass adjustable)
• Master, booth volume & beat-sync
• Adjustable fader curve
• Illuminated controls
• 6-line LED VU meters
• Power consumption: 15W
• USB, SD Card, Mic, Headphone, Record out, Booth out, RCA & XLR Master outs.
• 3 Programmable Hot Cue (Bank) Buttons per side.

Tech Specifications:

• Dimensions: 53 x 37 x 18.5 mm (length, width, height)
• Weight: 5 kgs

Reloop TOUCH

The new Reloop TOUCH is one of the first controllers with full touchscreen integration. It is a 4-deck controller boasts with a 7” touchscreen, performance pads, and dynamic FX control. TOUCH was developed in co-operation with VirtualDJ and it runs plug and play after setup. Also, a full version of VirtualDJ 8 PRO is included.

Main Features include:

• 7’’ full-colour display: DJ without the need to look at the computer
• Touch-screen surface for intuitive operation, developed in cooperation with VirtualDJ
• Customisable user interface can be adapted to one’s own preference
• Display up to 4 waveforms, including track, artist and album information
• XY panel for direct control of FX via touchscreen
• Integrated video mixing feature with full-screen support
• Easy media library organisation via drag & drop folders
• Large TRAX encoder for comfortable browsing of media libraries & cloud streaming providers (Pulselocker and Deezer)
• 4-channel club mixer layout, combined EQ/filter section
• Fader-FX unit for real-time editing of audio and video material
• High-resolution jog wheels, special non-slip design for pitch-bending
• Activate quantize, slip-mode and beat grid adjustment directly via the controller
• Xcoder: Multi-functional encoder with various modes – loop, size, and grid adjust
• 8 RGB-coloured performance pads for creative remixing
• Overall 12 performance modes with quick switch via PAD MODE button and SPLIT MODE support
• Vast adjustment possibilities for performance modes via PARAM button
• Colour-coded deck switching
• 50 mm pitchfader
• 2x headphone outs, 1x mic input, 2x master outputs (balanced/unbalanced)
• Plug ‘n’ Play: Incl. full version of VirtualDJ 8 PRO
• MIDI compatible with other softwares

Technical Specification:

• Inputs: Mic 6.3mm jack
• Outputs: Master 6.3mm jack (balanced), master RCA (unbalanced), headphones 6.3/3.5mm jack
• Interfaces: USB for audio, video and touch transmission
• Power supply unit: 12V/3A
• Dimensions: 594 x 377 x 43mm (height touch display 73mm)
• Weight: 3,7 kg
• Minimum system requirements:
PC: Windows 8 or later; Dual Core 2.5 GHz or better; Minimum 4 GB RAM
Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or later; Dual Core 2.5 GHz or better; Minimum 4 GB RAM

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