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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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Moving Heads

Awards Gallore!


SGM G-Spot


The G-Spot won the prestigious top industry PLASA Award for Innovation. SGM G-Spot provides a LED moving head spot with numerous revolutionary functionalities. The G-Spot is a multi-environmental, maintenance-free fixture with an IP-rating of 65.

More and more moving heads are being exposed to wet and humid conditions. The consequences of such conditions are high, causing compromising of cooling effect, luminous intensity and projection quality, while dirt accumulates inside. Based on the revolutionary P-5 technology which includes the highest luminous output, SGM claims to have overcome these challenges.

Being water, dirt and sand proof, there will be no accumulation of dust or externally induced impact on internal optics, gobos or the light source unit, no smoke fluid build-up inside and no humidity inside. The inner cleanliness of the luminary will be kept perfect and it will run an excellent performance in any condition.

Worst case scenario in a turbulent environment, the front lens must merely be wiped off, which is a huge time and cost saver effectively eliminating the need for cleaning and maintenance. The applicability of the G-Spot is unlimited; the IP65 moving head can replace any lighting products in any environment.

Main Features include:

• High power RGBY LED light source
• IP65 rating
• Maintenance-free and multi-environmental fixture
• No accumulation of dust or externally induced impact on internal optics, gobos or the light source unit
• No smoke fluid build-up inside
• Integrated dehumidifier
• Perfect inner cleanness of the luminary
• Excellent performance in any conditions

Elation Platinum FLX

The award winning Platinum FLX is an innovative full featured patent pending design 3-in-1 luminaire which can be utilized as a beam, spot, or wash fixture, featuring the brand new Philips MSD Platinum 20R 470W 80CRI lamp, 7,800K, 23,000 total lumens delivering comparable output to 1,200W fixtures, 1.8° to 18° zoom in beam mode and 2.9° to 25° zoom in spot mode, 6° - 42° zoom able wash / frost effect, full CMY colour mixing plus linear CTO colour correction, 10 dichroic colours including UV, CTB, plus white (open), 8 rotating-interchangeable and 6 static-stamped gobos, 6-way linear and 8-facet rotating prisms, bi-directional animation wash frost effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), KlingNET™, Art-NET and sACN support, 5pin DMX, RJ45 Ethernet, and powerCON connections, (6) button control full colour 180° reversible menu display, 740W max power consumption, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).

Main Features include:

• Patent Pending 3-in-1 Beam, Spot, and Wash Luminare
• Comparable Output to 700-1,200W Fixtures
• Minimal Lux Loss in Spot Mode
• 1.8° - 18° Beam and 2.9° - 25° Spot Zoom
• 6° - 42° Zoomable Wash / Frost Filter
• 6-Way Linear and 8-Facet Rotating Prisms
• Bi-Directional Animation and Zoomable Wash / Frost Effects
• Full CMY Color Mixing and Linear CTO Color Correction
• RDM, KlingNET, Art-NET and sACN (DMX Over Ethernet).

Martin MAC Aura

The MAC Aura is an award-winning wash light that lighting designers have turned to the world over due to its versatility as a powerful beam and wash luminaire of the highest caliber. The result of out-of-the-box creative thinking, it is the first LED moving head wash light to combine multicolour beam LEDs with a backlight LED array that takes the synthetic look out of LED wash lights..

Main Features include:

• Single-lens wash with fully premixed colour
• Broad colour palette, RGBW colour mixing
• Eye-candy Aura Effects Uniform shades
• Built-in FX engine11 to 58° zoom3850
• Lumens output
• Rapid movement Compact,
• low weight design (5.6 kg)
• High efficiency, low power consumption, long lifetime

Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330

The award winner Sharpy Wash 330 is an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330 W wash light, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY colour system, special colours, 6.5°-48° zoom, mechanical dimmer, beam shaping filter and motorized top-hat. At minimum beam angle, the Sharpy Wash 330 produces a beam like its brother Sharpy: the two lights are designed to work perfectly together. It is an eco-friendly light.

Main features include:

• New 330W Lamp (8,000 K 1,500 h)
• Equalling the light output of a 1,000 Watt luminaire
• Small, lightweight and easily transported: only 18.5 Kg (40.8 lbs)
• Adjustable beam angle from 6.5° to 48°
• Motorised Top Hat (Clay Paky patented)
• CMY Color System + 11-color wheel + open
• Rotating beam shaper
• High speed movements and effects
• Frosted, smooth mechanical dimmer
• High speed Stop/Strobo effect
• Soft-edge Filter + heavy frost filter
• New, high-performance electronics
• Art-Net / RDM
• Patented Italian design Eco-friendly: replaces far larger and more expensive washlights
• Electronic ballast fitted as standard
• Available in black, white, gold-plated and “mirror-finish” chrome plated versions

GLP GT-1

An award winner, the GT-1 from GLP is a true hybrid fixture, working as both a Spot and a Beam fixture with highest levels of performance. Using a high powered 470 Watt discharge lamp, its high quality optical system produces a light beam that features an enormous 22:1 ratio zoom range from 2.5° to 55°.

When in spot mode, the GT-1 offers a wide range of effects, including CMY colour mixing, eight rotating gobos, 14 fixed pattern gobos, additional beam reduction gobos, and an interchangeable animation wheel. But it doesn’t stop there; the GT-1 also features three different rotating prisms, a fixed colour wheel with CTO/CTB filters, and a frost for softening the beam.

When in beam mode, the GT-1 produces an astonishing highly parallel beam of light at 2.5° through its large 145mm diameter front lens that remains bright and consistent over long distances.

The GLP GT-1 features our unique baseless design, inbuilt wireless DMX control, full 16 bit pan and tilt movement, full range dimming and shuttering capability, an in built battery for fixture setup, an auto sensing power supply and a low weight of just 25kg, in all giving a vastly versatile fixture for a wide range of applications.

Main features include:

• Lamp type - Philips MSD Platinum 20R 470W
• Lifetime (Hours) - 1.500 h
• Color temperature - 7800 Kelvin
• minimum Zoom (Deg) - 2,5
• maximum Zoom (Deg.) - 55
• Focus - motorized 2m - infinite
• Beam Mode - 2,5°
• Resolution - 8 - 16 Bit
• Pan (Degrees) - 540°
• Tilt (Degrees) - 280°
• Control Modes - Compressed
• Display- illuminated graphic LCD, intuitive touch wheel control, Self charging buffer battery, Automatic orientation of the display

Ayrton MAGICDOT-R


An award winner, MAGICDOT- R is reportedly the first professional moving head LED luminaire with a single optical collimator. The new high-efficiency optical system measuring 94 mm in diameter and weighing over 200 grammes required more than two years of development and perfection. The result is an intense beam of less than 5° using a multi-chip RGBW LED with a light-emitting surface of 8 mm2.

With its minimalist cylindrical design, the innovative MAGICDOT R (patent pending), capable of continuous double rotation on the pan & tilt axes, allows the user to create groups of luminaires and control each light emitter individually in all directions. Leaving a minimum amount of space between multiple luminaires will make it possible to create configurations never before dreamt of.

Highly compact, light, ultra-fast and powerful, the MAGICDOT-R is equipped with a new 60 Watt RGBW multi-chip LED emitter paired with a 94 mm high-efficiency collimator. The fixture offers an overall luminous flux of 1,800 lumen and a luminous intensity of 180,000 candela for an overall consumption of only 130 Watt. This new high-power LED source has required implementing a special phase-change liquid cooling system using a heat pipe. The MAGICDOT- R is the ideal tool for creating moveable virtual sets and complex light compositions with multiple beams.

Main Features include:

• Beam aperture: 4,5°, 85% optic efficiency, High-efficiency 94 mm PMMA optics
• Continuous pan and tilt rotation
• Extremely accurate positioning
• Moving-head operated via either 8 or 16 bit resolution
• High-resolution stepper motors operated via microprocessors ensure extreme accuracy and smooth movements.
• Pan and tilt automatic repositioning
• Sophisticated 4 colours RGBW mixed, reaching high Colour Rendering Index
• Uniform light beam with no colour shadows, and rich saturated and pastel colour-hues
• 4.29 billion colours (8 bit resolution)
• Virtual colour wheel, including white colour temperature presets
• Dynamic colour macro effect with variable speed.


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