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

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

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In Conversation With Sreejesh Nair

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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

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Studio Monitors

The True Sound


The PM is Sonodyne’s newest range of professional active loudspeakers for the producing musician. The enclosure is heavily braced double MDF panels. This renders the cabinet rigid. To add, the integrated isolation base minimises residual vibrations.

The woofer is PP, and the tweeter is silk, both ferro fluid cooled.

Main Features include:

• Highly braced MDF enclosure
• Class AB: Biamplifier
• 6.5“ woofer with 1” tweeter for PM 100
• 5.25“ woofer with 1” tweeter for PM 50
• High, Low Shelving EQs

Tech Specifications:

Description: Biamplified Studio Monitor
Transducer Complements-HF: Neodymium magnet 1” silk dome tweeter
Amplifier Type: Class AB
Amplifier Power Before Clipping: LF-80 W, HF-50 W for PM 100; LF-45 W, HF -45 W for PM 50
Amplifier THD At Rated Power: < 0.04%
MAX SPL @ 1M: 107 dB for PM 100; 104 dB for PM 50
Overall Frequency Response (+/-2 dB): 65 Hz ~ 20 kHz for PM 100; 75 Hz ~ 20 kHz for PM 50
Usable Frequency Range (-10 dB): 55 Hz ~ 22 kHz for PM 100; 65 Hz ~ 22 kHz for PM 50
Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
CMRR: > 65 dB
Input Level for 90 dB SPL @ 1M: 0 dBu
Controls – REAR: Power, Volume, EQs
Gain Control Range: - 70 dB to +6 dB
High Shelving Eq: -2 dB @ 15 kHz
Low Shelving Eq: -2, -4, -6 dB @ 80 Hz
Bass Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 6 dB / oct
Signal To Noise Ratio (At Unity Gain): > 90 dB (at full output)
Input Impedance: 22 kOhm
Dimensions (HxWxD) mm: 332 x 220 x 262 (PM 100); 306 x 194 x 235 (PM 50)
Power Consumption: 200 VA Max (PM 100); 100 VA Max (PM 50)
Power Requirement: Two versions - 230 V AC and 120 V AC, +/- 10%
Net Weight: 10 kg (PM 100); 6.3 kg (PM 50)

Dynaudio LYD Series

Introduced in 2016, the LYD speakers are intended as successors to the BM line, which has become the nearfield monitor of choice in studios around the globe. The series consists of 4 models: LYD 5, 7, 8 and 48

LYD 5 is the premium small-format near-field monitor. With its low volume precision, LYD is the perfect fit for smaller setups and home studios. LYD 7 uses advanced Digital Signal Processing to extend or curtail the low-frequency response by 10 Hz. LYD 8 is the biggest 2-way version of the three, with its 8’’ MSP woofer and advanced DSP. LYD 48 is the newest 3-way addition to the LYD personal reference monitor series.

Main Features include:

• Nearfield Monitor with 5”, 7”, 8” Woofer respectively
• Bi-amped speaker design with 2 x 50W and state-of-the-art Class-D amplification (LYD 5 and 7)
• Bi-amped speaker design with 50W HF/80W LF and state-of-the-art Class-D amplification (LYD8)
• Bass extension to extend or curtail the low end frequency response
• Two different tunings: one for free standing and one designed for speakers within 50 cm of wall
• Sound balance to influence the overall response of the speaker

Tech Specifications:

Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 21 kHz (LYD5); 45 Hz - 21 kHz (LYD 7 & 8)

Max SPL 1m, pair: 106 dB / 109dB/112 dB

Principle: Bass reflex

Crossover Freq.: 5200 Hz / 4300 Hz/ 3900 Hz

Tweeter: 28mm Soft Dome

Woofer: 5’’/7’’/8’’

Amplifier: HF 50W/LF 50W Class-D / HF 50W/LF 80W Class-D (LYD 8)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 170 x 260 x 211mm/ 186 x 320 x 296 mm / 234 x 369 x 328 mm / 369 x 234 x 328 mm

Weight: 5.4 kg / 7,3 kg / 12,8 kg


Yamaha HS Series speakers are designed to give the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process. The second generation HS Series also adds a new 6.5” model to the lineup, bringing exceptional accuracy to an even greater variety of recording environments. The series consist of the HS5, HS7, HS8, HS 8S, HS 51, HS 71, and HS 81.

Main Features include:

• Highly Efficient Transducers: These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates flow of magnetic response.
- Tweeter - 1” dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers high-resolution sound. Utilizing a thick wave guide designed to minimize vibration the tweeter is able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up to 30 kHz.
- Woofer - Newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level.
• High Performance Amp Unit: Features a bi-amp design with a separate dedicated amp for both the woofer and the tweeter.
• Low Resonance Enclosure Design
• Cutting Edge Noise Reduction Technology
An advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates a thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound enabling control and reduction of vortex, thereby arriving at the ideal port design, which facilitates reduction of audible noise up to 6dB.

Tech Specifications (HS 8):

System Type: 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency Response (-10dB): 38Hz - 30kHz
Crossover Frequency: 2kHz
Transducers LF / HF: 8” cone & 1” dome
Output Power* Total / LF / HF: 120W, 75W, 45W
Input Sensitivity/ Impedance: -10 dBu/ 10k ohms
Input Connectors (Parallel): XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Controls: LEVEL control (+4dB/center click)
EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF)
: ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
Indicator: Power ON : White LED
Power Consumption: 60W
Enclosure: Type: Bass-reflex type
Material: MDF
Dimensions W x H x D mm (inch): 250 × 390 × 334mm or (9.8” x 15.4 “x 13.1”)
Weight: 10.2kg (22.5 lbs.)

KRK V Series 4

The new V Series 4 nearfield studio monitors is comprised of four, six and eight inch models.

V-Series 4 includes 49 user selectable EQ settings to ensure proper setup for room acoustics and placement anomalies.

Main features include:

• KRK custom designed Kevlar tweeter and Woven Kevlar woofer
• Optimized front ported bass reflex enclosure design
• Bi-amped Class-D amplification
• Acoustic and desk loading condition correction Low Frequency EQ’s
• Mid and High Frequency EQ’s
• Precise input level attenuation switch
• Standby, ground lift, input sensitivity, and logo LED selectors
• Optional protective grille included for mobile broadcast applications
• Friction lock, Neutrik combo (XLR and TRS) connector
• Robust EVA foam pad for non-skid and acoustic isolation
• Universal threaded mounting bracket points

Tech Specifications:

Configuration: 2-Way
System type: Active
Low-Frequency: Woofer, 4” cast aluminum frame, Kevlar cone, ferrite magnet
High-Frequency: Tweeter, 1”, Kevlar dome, ferrite magnet
Frequency Response: 58Hz - 19kHz
Frequency Range: 50Hz - 24kHz
Max Peak SPL: 110 dBSPL
Power Output: LF (55 Watts), HF (30 Watts), Total (85 Watts)
High Control: H1 (High Shelf -2dB 10kHz, H2 (High Shelf -1dB 10kHz / High Mid Peq -1dB 3.5kHz), H3 (High Mid Peq -1dB 3.5kHz), H4 (Flat), H5 (High Mid Peq +1dB 3.5kHz), H6 (High Shelf +1dB 10kHz / High Mid Peq +1dB 3.5kHz, H7 (High Shelf +2dB 10kHz)
Low Control:L1 (Low Shelf -3dB 75Hz), L2 (Low Shelf -1.5dB 75Hz), L3 (Low Shelf -2dB 75Hz / Low Mid Peq -2dB 200Hz), L4 (Flat), L5 (Low Mid Peq -2dB 200Hz), L6 (Low Shelf +1.5dB 75Hz), L7 (Low Shelf +3dB 75Hz)
• Enclosure Construction: MDF / Aluminum
• Dimensions (H x W x D):10.08” (256mm) x 6.54” (166mm) x 8.58” (218mm)
• Weight: 12.78 Lbs. (5.8 Kg.)

Genelec 8430A IP SAM™

With the 8430A IP monitor, Genelec has opened the door to audio-over-IP (AoIP) workflows. A world first, the 8430A IP is based on the Ravenna IP protocol, with full AES67 support for ultimate compatibility. It is also a fully-fledged member of the SAM family, working with Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM™) 2.0 to allow for the fine adjustment of all monitor settings, while AutoCal™ compensates for detrimental room influences to perfectly calibrate your IP-based monitoring set-up for your listening environment.

Main features include:

• Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) Technology
• Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™) Technology
• Reflex Port Design
• Optimized Amplifiers
• Active Crossovers
• Protection Circuitry
• Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS™) Technology
• Iso-Pod™ Stand
• Versatile Mountings

Tech Specifications:

SPL: 104 dB
Frequency response: 45 Hz – 23 kHz (-6 dB)
Accuracy of frequency response: ± 1.5 dB (58 Hz - 20 kHz)
Driver dimension: Woofer 5 inch + Tweeter 3/4 inch metal dome + DCW™
Amplifier power: Woofer 50 W + Tweeter 50 W
Dimensions: H 299 x W 189 x D 178 mm, 11 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/16 inch, with Iso-Pod™
Weight: 5.5 kg / 12.1 lb


Following his success with the Egg 150 monitors, well-known acoustician Andy Munro followed it up with a new, compact design – The Munro Sonic Egg 100.

This new system has been designed for greatest accuracy in near-field conditions, taking into account the fact that it will be used on consoles or flat surfaces. The frequency response is continuously adjustable to allow for the bass loading that can add up to 6dB to the sound level. The bass port is angled and placed as low as possible to take advantage of this effect without phase error. The EGG100, is designed and manufactured in the UK by Munro Acoustics and Sonic Distribution

Main Features include:

• Unique monocoque shell construction
• Near zero diffraction interference
• No internal standing waves
• Perfect bass port integration
• Free standing control unit and integrated amplification with 3m matched speaker cables
• Volume Level control and LED headroom indicator
• Class-A headphone amplifier
• Precision trim pots for bass (LF) and High Frequency (HF) calibration
Tech Specifications: • Bass reflex speakers with 70Hz QB4 front port alignment
• Speaker effective internal volume: 14 Litres
• 25mm HF unit - sensitivity 95dB SPL for 1W at 1m
• 100mm LF unit - sensitivity 86dB SPL for 1W at 1m
• Dimensions: H 35cm x W 24cm width x D 23cm depth.
• Weight: 3.07kg

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