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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

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrived for the “Namaste Trump” event on 24 Feb 2020..... read more

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

Munro Acoustics India has put together a suggestion/ guideline document after consulting many studios and engineers across the world to aid their clients in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and SE Asia..... read more

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

Music in India has changed drastically. This music and song driven country which is largely dominated by Bollywood soundtracks, has in the past year seen less of originals and more of old songs being plagiarised..... read more

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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
• 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 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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