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Ansata hosts Loudness Seminar with Avid, Dolby, and Netflix

On 11th October 2019, some of the most prominent audio industry professionals gathered in Mumbai for the Loudness Seminar hosted by Ansata..... read more

Articles Sept - Oct 2019

Modern Stage Service Projects Delivers awe Inspiring Light & Sound Show at Jyotisar Tirth

Jyotisar, situated about 12 kms away from Kurukshetra on Kurukshetra-Pehowa road in Haryana, is a part of a 48 km parikrama with temples. This venerated place is known as the land where Lord Krishna ..... read more

LBT Lights up RAAS CLUB, Pattaya

Pattaya, a major tourist hotspot, situated on Thailand’s Eastern Gulf coast, recently welcomed a new and modern destination for partygoers – The Raas Club..... read more

PALM Expo 3rd Lighting Design Showcase 2019...

In 2019, PALM expo upped the ante at the Lighting Design Showcase with a one of its kind remarkable and ingenious Spider lighting rig. The feature was created to provide a platform to lighting designers from across India to showcase their talent..... read more

Naveen Deshpande - Lighting Designer Of The Year

Any live event is obviously redundant without the lighting and visual imagery. Lighting plays a crucial role in any show adding excitement, dynamism and emotion to a performance and it is the art and science of the Lighting Designer that adds zing to any concert..... read more

Osram Clay Paky : Sharpy Plus - Outstanding Lighting Product Innovation

The PALM Sound & Light awards honoured Osram Clay Paky SHARPY PLUS with the award for Outstanding Lighting Product Innovation of the Year at the 2019 awards ceremony. Clay Paky has always been a market leader in entertainment..... read more

Sound Emporium - Lighting Integration

The PALM Sound & Light Awards honoured Sound Emporium – one of India’s premier lighting company, recognized for delivering quality technology at affordable prices..... read more

"Apart From Education and Giving People Access to Professional Training, It's also about Bringing the Community Together and that's a Really Important Aspect in a Growing Industry"

Mumbai’s AV Consultants and Integrators congregated at CEDIA's Training & Tech Summit Event held from 7th to 9th August at the MCA Club in Bandra, Mumbai. AV-ICNx caught up with CEDIA..... read more

OHM at India’s Greatest New Landmark – Digha Convention Centre

Digha is West Bengal’s most popular sea resort. It is located 187 km South West of Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee had earlier laid down the blueprint for the creation of a unique Convention Centre to promote..... read more

Monitor Mixing Summit 2019

With an aim to fill up a huge vacuum in the industry for knowledge and audio education in the Live sound realm, EvenTech Academy, an initiative by Sound.com organized a full-day summit..... read more

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Stage Sound Managers


For any live setup the requirements are many and varied and typically include mic, line and instrument sources etc. But whether the setup is simple or complex, live console is always the heart of any stage show. The ideal console offers maximum flexibility, efficiency and control, making it easy to mix any type of performance. This product focus lines up five latest small or large format live consoles launched in 2018. This section does not endorse any product and is intended as a guide for future purchase.

Allen & Heath SQ-7


SQ-7 is the 33-fader flagship console in the SQ series, powered by Allen & Heath’s revolutionary 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine. Created to excel in demanding scenarios such as AV, corporate events, live productions and houses of worship, SQ-7 offers pristine high-resolution audio quality and an ultra-low latency of <0.7ms. The console features 32 exceptional onboard mic preamps, plus 8 stereo FX engines with dedicated stereo return channels and access to the renowned RackExtra FX library.

Main Features Include:

  • 96kHz FPGA processing
  • 48 Input Channels
  • DEEP Processing ready
  • 33 Faders / 6 Layers
  • 12 Stereo mixes + LR
  • 3 Stereo Matrix
  • 8 Stereo FX Engines + dedicated stereo returns
  • 7” capacitive touchscreen
  • SLink port for remote audio / expansion
  • 64ch I/O Port for audio networking
  • 32×32 USB audio interface
  • SQ-Drive direct recording to USB
  • AES output
  • Chromatic channel metering
  • Integrated LED illumination
  • Dedicated physical controls
  • 16 Assignable SoftKeys
  • 8 Assignable Soft Rotaries
  • Channel LCD displays

Technical Specifications:

  • Width x Depth x Height: Desk mounted 804 x 514.9 x 198 mm (31.7" x 20.3" x 7.8")
  • Unpacked weight: 17.8 kg (39.3 lbs)
  • Packed weight: 21.9 kg (48.3 lbs)

Ashly Audio digiMIX18


The digiMIX18 is a digital mixing solution that maintains all key features of the digiMIX24 in a more compact, rack-mountable model. It offers 18 inputs and 12 output buses (18x12) and maintains the same powerful real-time live control that give users instant access to all major functions.

Main Features Include:

  • Precision Alps motorized 100mm fader
  • Responsive, 7" color LCD touchscreen for graphical viewing, assign, and setup
  • FREE iPad App for wireless remote control
  • EZ-Mode for secure, simplified touchscreen or iPad control with EZ-Mode mixer
  • Ships as desktop console, rack rails included
  • 16 low noise microphone preamps with dedicated trim controls, +48V phantom power, phase invert
  • Gain-sharing automixer
  • Stereo AUX sends for stereo monitors
  • 2 dedicated line-level inputs
  • TRS inserts on channels 1-8
  • 8 AUX sends, 6 DCA for fader or mute groups
  • 2 internal stereo FX with fully editable reverbs, delay with tap tempo, tremolo, flange, and chorus
  • Pan control
  • High resolution delay (0.2mS) on every input, AUX, or FX
  • Expander/noise gate on every input and FX channel
  • Comp/limiter on every input, output, and FX channel
  • 4-band parametric/shelving EQ filters plus HPF/LPF on every input, output, and FX channel
  • 31-band Graphic EQ on main and AUX outputs
  • Stereo link for adjacent inputs and AUX outputs
  • Solo/PFL on every input, output, AUX, or FX
  • Stereo main outputs on XLR and phone jack with dedicated level control
  • Headphone and control room outputs with dedicated level controls
  • User presets for Scene, DSP channel, FX or GEQ settings, plus channel copy function
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters, 32-bit DSP processing, 48kHz sampling rate
  • Internal 100-240VAC universal power supply

Technical Specifications:

  • Microphone Input Class-A Discrete Balanced, 7.3k Ohm Input Impedance
    • Frequency Response to Main Output: 20Hz – 20kHz, +0.0/-0.5dB
    • Distortion (THD&N) to Main Output: <0.01% at 0dBu, 20Hz – 20kHz
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -126dBu, unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz, 150 Ohm source
    • Gain (Trim): 0 dB – +50dB
    • Maximum Input Level: +20dBu, balanced
    • Phantom Power: +48VDC, 14mA per channel, assignable to channels 1-16
  • Weights and Dimensions
    • Unit Dimensions: 19.3"L x 5.65"W x 14.0"H (486 x 144 x 356 mm)
    • Shipping Dimensions: 22.0"L x 8.15"W x 17.1"H (559 x 207 x 434 mm)
    • Unit Weight: 17.0 lbs (7.7kg)

Cadac CDC seven-s


The Cadac CDC seven-s is the new flagship console in Cadac’s digital lineup. It is not only physically larger than its sister consoles, the CDC six and five, but it also has a greater channel count, with 128 input channels and a configurable bus count of 56. It shares the same operating system and feature set as its smaller siblings meaning that show files can run across all three.

Main Features Include:

  • Classic Cadac Mic-pres
  • Sub 0.4 millisecond latency from analogue inputs on stage to analogue outputs on stage
  • Automatic latency management system
  • 128 input channels
  • 64 busses, 56 are assignable as Group, Stereo Group, Aux, Stereo Aux or Matrix
  • Unique Cadac Monitor Mode
  • Custom Fader Layers
  • 4 band fully parametric EQ
  • Extensive dynamics
  • 16 VCA groups including ‘VCA unfold’ navigation
  • 16 assignable buttons with OLED displays
  • 16 stereo on-board effects
  • 31 band graphic equaliser on all outputs as well as 4 band fully parametric EQ
  • Compressor/limiter on all outputs
  • Input and output delays
  • Snapshot automation system with Cue Ripple and Cue Preview
  • Dugan Automixer post fade Insert for Waves

Technical Specifications:

  • General Specifications CDC Seven
    • Faders: 36 x 100mm motorised faders
    • Screens: 2 x 23.5" 16:9 HD + 1 x 6.5" Touchscreens
    • PSU: 1 x external 19" 2U rackmount PSU
    • Inputs: Up to 192 (inc local I/O)
    • Channels: 128 with full processing
    • Busses: 56 configurable in pairs as group/aux/st aux plus dedicated LCR, monitor LR, headphones LR and talkback
    • Matrix: Up to 67 x 48 with full processing
    • Outputs: Up to 192 (inc local I/O)
    • Graphic EQ: 32 band +/-16 dB on all 55 outputs
    • Internal FX: 16 high-resolution 96 kHz stereo effects processors
    • Local IO: 8 x XLR Mic Inputs (inc 48 V, PAD and 1 dB gain steps), 8x XLR Balanced outputs, 4 x XLR AES/EBU inputs and 4 x XLR AES/EBU outputs
    • Comms: 2 x Cadac MegaCOMMS
  • Audio Specification
    • Sample Rate: 96 kHz
    • Processing Delay: Sub 0.4 millisecond latency through complete signal chain
    • Internal Processing: 40-bit floating point
    • ADC/DAC: 24-bit
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 44 kHz + 0.5 / -1.5 dB
    • THD+N: better than 0.005% @unity gain, 10 dB input at 1 kHz
    • Channel Separation: better than 90 dB
    • Residual Output Noise: < -90 dBu (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    • MIC EIN: < -127 dB with 200 Ohm source impedance
    • Maximum Output: 21 dBu
    • Dimensions: 1555.7mm wide x 766mm deep x 259.12mm height
    • Weight: 60kgs / 132lbs (approx)

Cadac CDC seven-s


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