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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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Digital Lights

PROJECTING LIGHTS Adding Dimensions


Robe Digital Spot 7100 DT


DigitalSpot 7100 DT is Robe’s Digital Moving Light Projector, based upon LCD and LED technology. This unique combination of a digital projector and two powerful RGBW LED modules offers digital gobo effects and the projection of highly saturated colors -- all in a single moving light fixture.

The DigitalSpot 7100 DT emits 7,000 ANSI lumens from a single 330W projection lamp with a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. Each of its two LED modules consists of 48 Luxeon Rebel RGBW LEDs and provides an extremely bright light output across the full color spectrum. Offering DVI input and SDI input/output, the company says the DigitalSpot 7100 DT is aimed at the top level professional markets and applications.

The DigitalSpot 7100 DT was marketed as an ideal tool for all profesional entertainment and leisure applications including corporate events, concert touring, TV, and theatres.

Main Features include:

• 4 digital gobo layers for image and video control
• Graphic engine supports a total of more than 60.000 original and user-created videos/gobos usable on all gobo layers
• Individual X and Y positioning and scaling for each gobo layer
• Layer Media Control Modes (Copy, Add, Subtract, Multi, Minimum and Maximum)
• Banner Effects creating action scripts for Images or Videos
• Digital Iris effect + 160 Masking effects
• Full Key-Stone correction
• Digital strobe effect
• CMY Image and Video Colour Mixing and CTC (Colour Temperature Correction)
• 2 Effect Engines per Layer with more than one hundred effects
• Huge amount of Default Images/Videos
• Import of User Images or Videos
• Effect video synchronization
• Picture Merging effect in the field up to 64 segments in several different matrice
comfiguration
• Integrated LEDWash Module
• Full range dimming

Mechanical Specifications

• Height: 882 mm (34.7″)
• Width: 542 mm (21.3″)
• Depth: 629 mm (24.8″)
• Weight: 48 kg (105.8 lbs)

Martin Exterior 400 Image Projector

The Exterior 400 Image Projector is a powerful tool for integrating textures, patterns and graphics in outdoor lighting designs. At over 7000 lumens, the fixture can be used for bright and dynamic logo projection, as well as precision framing.

Using advanced LED technology, the Exterior 400 Image Projector stands apart for its energy efficiency, compact size and incredible design flexibility.

Main Features include:

• Bright and energy efficient LED projection (+7000 lumens)
• Up to six customizable gobos (two included with fixture)
• Up to eight customizable colors (blue and orange included with fixture)
• Rugged IP65 housing
• Narrow, medium and wide beam angle options
• Pre-programmable effects, such as: continuous image rotation, color scrolling,focus, dimming

Elation EMOTION

Elation Professional EMOTION, a digital moving light that marked the company’s entry into the digital lighting market. A joint project between Elation Professional and High End Systems, the EMOTION is a compact yet powerful moving head digital luminaire.

The EMOTION is a plug and play DMX moving light just like a traditional moving light yet houses an on-board media server. Think of it as a moving light with 100s of digital gobo patterns and animation effects with a projection quality that allows for use in a wide range of professional stage, studio, theatrical, club and event applications.

This next generation moving head digital light houses a built-in content library that includes the entire Elation gobo catalogue with royalty-free digital art videos, gobos and animations ideal for scenic or aerial projection effects.

Each of two onboard layers includes 255 built-in, royalty-free, stock content media libraries. Users can manipulate each layer by adding up to 40 different live effects to videos or 28 different transition effects between layers. These include gobo rotation effects, colour effects for images and backgrounds.

In addition to content on board the internal 64GB solid-state hard drive, users can easily upload custom user content via a network connection via a CMA application. The EMOTION can also link via Art-Net and CITP network protocols to view images on a lighting console for easy programming. It integrates seamlessly with the HedgeHog4 console, also offered by Elation.

With a fully expanded color-mixing system producing over one billion colours via a special 6-wheel system, the fixture also provides a very high contrast ratio and extremely flat field of light. The features a high power 240W OSRAM discharge lamp, delivering up to 4,000 ANSI lumens at 3,000 hours of lamp life with an XGA video output resolution of 1024x768 via the industry-standard Texas Instruments DLP / DMD chip..

Main Features include:

• Slim, Compact Digital Moving Head
• High Output Projector (4,000 ANSI lumens)
• 240W UHP Lamp – 3,000 hrs
• On-Board Media Server w/ 64GB SSHD
• Dual Layer Control of Media Content
• 255 Video Images Included – Royalty FREE
• 40 Live / Background Effects and Color Control
• 28 Transition Effects Between Layers
• Elation Gobo Catalogue Included – Royalty FREE
• User Custom Content Easily Uploaded via CMA Application
• Fast, Compact, Lightweight, Powerful

High End DLHD

The DLHD Digital Light was touted by the company as the first High Definition integrated moving digital light in the market. High End Systems, one of the pioneers of digital lighting, have reportedly pushed the boundaries further, taking digital lighting to the next level with this product. This revolutionary fixture is integrated with an Axon HD media server that is loaded with a wealth of High Definition digital content. Coupled with a high output QuaDrive light engine, the DLHD delivers bright, crisp and beautiful images to fuel creativity.

DLHD offers the industry a tool which is limitless in it its application, totally flexible and utterly awe-inspiring!

It is mounted like any other intelligent moving luminaire and controlled using standard DMX or Art-Net cabling and protocols. Plug-and-play integration with other fixtures can be easily achieved.

Due to the powerful High Definition onboard media server, expensive video infrastructure, racks of equipment and long setup times are a thing of the past.

A Content Management Application running on your PC workstation or laptop computer gives you remote access to manage and upload content, upgrade software as well as configure multiple DLHD’s on a fixture network.

The DLHD represents the fifth generation of digital lighting products from High End Systems Inc. and is the flag ship addition to the product line, which includes the Axon HD and HD Pro Media Servers.

Main Features include:

• 1920 x 1080 ‘Full HD’ Projection Engine
• QuaDriveTM LCD for saturated colour reproduction and increased brightness
• DLHD software based on Windows 7 Embedded, DirectX 11 and FFMPEG
• Pixel Accurate rendering and playback of content
• Powerful Content Management and Configuration suite can remotely manage multiple DLHD fixtures
• Supports importing and playback of custom content includingDMX512 and Art-Net support
• Multi Codec Media Files
• 3D Objects
• Still Images
• Remote software upgrade capability
• High Definition Royalty-free stock digital art collection HD (approx 260 files)
• SDI capture with loop through

Robe Minime

The Robe Minime, bar, club and retail lighting has taken another step into the digital future. The MiniMe is an effects lighting luminaire with the addition of full video output. This small, neat, fast moving fixture is LED driven with 20,000 hour lifetime source. Colours, Gobos and beam shapes are all digitally generated by the onboard micro-media server. Custom artwork, still photographs and video can also be simply uploaded for projection, whilst live video can be streamed through the High Definition Multimedia Interface input.

Main features include:

• Light source: RGB LED device
• Light output: Comparable with 2500 ANSI lumen lamp projectors
• Rated light source life: 20000 hours
• Digital Gobo/Image Projection Output
• Aspect ratio: 16:10
• Resolution: WXGA (1280x800)
• Beam Angle: 16°
• Throw ratio: 3.5:1
• Contrast ratio: 700:1
• Display colours: 16.7 million colours
• Electromechanical Effects
• Pan: 450°, Tilt: 270°
• Upload and projection of custom artwork, still photographs and videos from USB memory stick
• Live input via external High Definition Multimedia Interface
• Setting & Addressing: two-row LCD display & 4 control buttons
• Protocols: USITT DMX-512, RDM, ArtNet
• Optional wireless external module available: CRMX™ technology from Lumen Radio
• Control channels: 24
• 1 DMX protocol mode
• Ethernet port: Art-Net, ready for ACN
• Digital gobo wheel with gobos, images and videos
• RGB or CMY colour mixing
• Virtual colour wheel with pre-programmed 234 colours including 7.500 K white
• Colour effect wheel with wide range of in-built colour effects (colour transitions and cross-fades, multiple colour images, rainbow effects)
• Effect wheel with wide range of graphic effects (Kaleidoscopic effect, fish eye, iris, zoom, swirl effect, pixelation effect, cross-stitching, posterization, and more…)
• Effect speed control
• Horizontal/Vertical keystoning
• Smooth dimmer
• Shutter and strobe effects
• Height: 345 mm (13.6”) – head in vertical position
• Width: 249 mm (9.8”)
• Depth: 191 mm (7.5”)
• Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lbs)
• Rigging
• Mounting points: 1 pair of ¼-turn locks
• 1 x Omega bracket with ¼-turn quick locks


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