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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

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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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Turntables

The DJ Platter


Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB


The AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Turntable System is a professional-quality USB turntable and software package. Rugged and durable to meet the demands of the professional use it provides consumers with the flexibility to enjoy top-quality vinyl playback and easily transfer records to digital media files and CDs. The AT-LP120-USB includes a direct-drive turntable and phono cartridge, PC- and Mac compatible software, a USB cable and other accessories. Designed to deliver superlative sound quality from LP albums, 12-inch and 7-inch singles and even 78 RPM records, it features a heavy-duty cast aluminum platter with slip mat, and a balanced pickup arm with soft damping control and adjustable tracking force, anti-skating and vertical tracking angle (VTA) for optimum playback performance. The AT-LP120-USB is supplied with a precision Dual Magnet stereo phono cartridge with replaceable stylus. The included USB cable enables plug-and-play connection to a computer. The PC and Mac-compatible Audacity software converts the audio on a record to MP3, WAV or other format digital audio files. The Audacity software includes a host of audio editing features including equalization and noise removal.

Main Features include:

• Direct-drive, high-torque motor
• Fully manual operation
• Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
• Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
• ½” mount universal headshell with AT95E Dual Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
• Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
• Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables
• Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
• Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock
• Popup stylus target light for easier cueing in low light

TEAC TN-300

The TN-300 belt-drive analog turntable is housed in a stylish chassis containing an MM Phono equalizer amplifier with USB output. With both Phono and Line outputs being supplied, it allows the user to play vinyl into powered speakers or a stereo without a Phono input. Transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac or PC using the USB digital output. CD quality digital archiving via USB preserves your vinyl collection for use on a smartphone or Digital Audio Player.

With the included audio-technica AT95E VM cartridge, the TN-300 sounds great right out of the box. An aluminum, die-cast, High inertia platter is also included. The TN-300 is the perfect turntable for any music lover from first time users to audiophiles with high-quality sound and sturdy yet stylish design.

Main Features include:

• Cabinet with multi-coated veneer and beautiful wood grain (TN-300-CH)
• Cabinet with glossy piano finish (TN-300-B, TN-300-R, TN-300-W)
• Manual arm lifter for analog playback
• Static balance straight type tone arm
• Anti-skating system
• USB digital output for transferring music from vinyl to Mac or PC
• Built-in phono equalizer amplifier for MM type cartridge (Line/Phono output switchable)
• 2-speed Turntable including 33-1/3 and 45 RPM for LP/EP record playback
• Corrosion resistant gold plated terminals

Numark TTXUSB

Exclusively designed for the modern DJ, TTXUSB has a silicon rubber base that absorbs vibrations and dampens low end feedback and an interchangeable tone arm system that adapts to any DJ style.

The TTXUSB also delivers versatility and control as a result to an illuminated output bay; a built-in BPM counter and interchangeable S-shaped or straight tonearms. Its built-in USB connector simplifies connection to a computer for fast and professional grade vinyl-to-digital transfer. As an added benefit, vinyl-to-digital conversion takes just a few mouse clicks due to the bundled EZ Vinyl Converter software; a new program available exclusively to Numark that quickly converts vinyl tracks directly to iTunes. Additional features include digital outputs for direct sampling, Key Lock and ±50% pitch control for unprecedented mixing options.

Main Features include:

• World’s first user–adjustable ultra–high torque (2.5kg•cm, 3.7 kg•cm, 4.7 kg•cm) direct–drive motor
• Patented interchangeable aluminum tonearm system includes both straight and S–shaped tonearms
• Interchangeable pitch fader and button cartridges for club and battle style
• Blue illuminated display provides pitch, RPM, BPM and motor settings
• Aluminum target light and strobe with super–bright white LED
• Solid–core steel top and rubber base construction diminishes vibration and unwanted noise
• Anti–drag aluminum platter reduces excess rotating friction
• Precise cue, height and anti–skate adjustments
• Reverse and adjustable start and brake times
• ±8, 10, 20 and 50% selectable pitch ranges
• Key Lock to maintain any key while changing tempo
• Onboard auto BPM counter
• 33, 45 and 78 RPM with reverse
• Selectable phono/line level output (no ground wire required)
• Detachable power and audio connections, illuminated output bay

RELOOP RP-7000

The Reloop RP-7000 is the solution for vinyl DJs and DVS users who are looking for a professional high-torque, club-standard turntable with extremely strong motor and a sturdy and indestructible construction. With its classy and scratch-resistant painted metallic finish the RP-7000 is suited for everyday club grind.

On the technical side, RP-7000 offers a highly dependable direct drive and improved even speed with digital correction that makes this turntable reliable and a device of precision.

Main features include:

• Quartz driven DJ turntable with upper-torque direct drive
• Adjustable torque (1.6 kg/cm - 4.5 kg/cm)
• Classy painted metallic finish
• Phono and line output (no grounding necessary)
• Direct connection of turntable and motor for best possible stability
• Adjustable start/stop time (0.2 - 6 Sek.)
• Metal housing
• Especially heavy construction
• Vertically adjustable S-shaped tonearm with anti-skating
• Pitch Range +/-8%, +/-16%, +/-50%
• Easy to exchange, freely revolvable needle illumination with super bright LED
• Quartz lock
• Safety mains switch
• Reverse switch
• Additional start/stop button for vertical positioning
• Rubber inlay for reduction of vibrations and ambient noise
• Removable mains and RCA cables
• Sunk-in connection cavity for easy case installation
• Shock proof feet
• Vibration-resistant base

Stanton T.92 USB

The T.92 USB is a direct-drive professional turntable with built-in USB connectivity. The USB port and supplied software make it easier to digitalize vinyl recordings. With features such as key lock and a pitch range of ±%12, the T.92 USB effortlessly fits in with a regular DJ setup.

Main features include:

• Professional Quality Turntable Featuring High-Torque Direct-Drive Motor
• Sturdy Construction for the Ultimate in Durability
• USB and S/PDIF Outputs for Easily Transferring Music from Vinyl Records to your Mac or PC
• Pitch Control Fader with DSP Key Lock (change tempo without affecting pitch) Selectable Range (+/-8%, 12%)
• Includes iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner
• Includes Audiophile-quality Stanton 300 Cartridge Pre-mounted on Headshell
• S-Shaped Tone Arm for Lower Distortion and Superior Fidelity
• 3 Playback Speeds (33, 45, and 78 RPM) and Quartz Lock
• RCA Stereo Outputs (Phono / Line Switchable)
• 2 Start/Stop Switches for Mix or Battle Setup
• Accessories include RCA Cables, Slip Mat, USB Cable, and Dust Cover
• Dimensions [WxHxD]: 45.2 cm x 14.3 cm x 37 cm

Denon DN S3700


TDN-S3700 Direct Drive Turntable Media Player and Controller is a cutting-edge single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. As a result of its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 offers both digital and analog realms. In addition to a host of advanced digital features including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.

Main Features include:

• High Torque Direct Drive Motor and Spinning Platter Design
• New Hybrid MIDI Mode - Outputs Timecode to Control Scratch Live and other DVS systems
• Fast Loading Slot-in Drive
• USB Device Hosting and Midi Interface Control
• Internal 24-bit Processing and USB Audio (sound card)

• 5 Superb Built-in Effects
• Waveform Display with Multi-line Text and Icon Support
• 3 Hot Starts, Auto Loop and Manual Loop Functionality
• 3 Platter Effects
• Deep Pitch Resolution & Key Adjust

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