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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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Sound & Stage Product News

Amate introduces NÍTID active speaker series

Amate Audio has introduced the first model in its new ‘NÍTID’ ultra-compact performance loudspeaker series – the N12SM...

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QSC TouchMix Series Update

Taking small-format mixing to the next level for both professional and novice users alike, QSC has introduced Version 3.0 for the TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-16 Series and Version 1.2 for the TouchMix-30 Pro. The new firmware is available as a free download for current users and will be factory-installed in new...

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B&C Large Motor Coax now shipping

Released at the ProLight & Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, the new B&C Speakers 12CXN88 and 15CXN88, high output coaxial transducers are now shipping! These larger motor alternatives...

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HK AUDIO INTRODUCES LINEAR 3 SERIES AND NEW LINEAR SUB BASSES

HK Audio has introduced a brand new series of high-performance active speakers – LINEAR 3 – and has added two new active models to the LINEAR SUB family of subwoofers...

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B&C introduces new 18DS115 subwoofer

B&C introduced the new 18DS115 subwoofer. “This next evolution subwoofer uses a new, longer, four-layer aluminum voice coil,” said Ron Tizzard, ....

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QSC Introduces K.2 Series Loudspeakers

QSC, LLC has introduced the K.2 Series which is an addition to the K Family line of powered loudspeakers. The new K.2 Series is comprised of the 8-inch K8.2, 10-inch K10.2 and....

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Outline releases OpenArray2

Prediction and simulation software is acknowledged by today’s audio pros as being a vital tool in getting the best out of modern loudspeaker systems....

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EM Acoustics launches new ESP Series

Earlier this year, EM Acoustics launched its new ESP Series of compact, self-powered and multipurpose loudspeakers for live applications....

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Krystals Cables to Introduce Interlockable Aluminium Stage and Lockable Mojo Barriers

Krystals Cables India Pvt. Ltd to launch their premium range of Interlockable aluminium stage and Lockable mojo barriers at PALM 2017 along with their latest addition to the Microphone cable family- BETA Digital Cable...

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Audiofocus announces partnership with Sun Infonet

Audiofocus has announced announced ambitious plans for the Asia Pacific region at this year’s Pro Light & Sound...

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MARTIN AUDIO ANNOUNCES BOLD NEW PRODUCT LINE UP

n ambitious line up of ten new products across multiple categories including Line Arrays, Stage Monitors and Amplifiers...

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Audiocenter introduces K-LA212 DSP Active dual 12” line array

Audiocenter has launched the K-LA212 DSP Active dual 12” line array with dual 3” HF compression driver. The Line Array System is specifically designed for mid to mid-high market but can be used in any form of installs...

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NX Audio introduces THOR-215

The new and powerful THOR-215 by NX Audio is designed for high quality installations and touring markets. The series comprises of high powered Aluminium Diecast 4” LF drivers, 3” titanium HF drivers, quality crossover...

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NEXO Introduces Compact GEO M10 Line Array

The new GEO M10 line array, unveiled at ISE is a high-output sound reinforcement system for long-throw theatre and live music applications. This contemporary design uses a single 10” driver to...

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Make In India - Stonewater, Audio engages in joint research with Precision Devices U.K.

Stonewater Audio Labs have recently launched a new series of premium professional loudspeakers in the Indian markets, “Balance and Definition Series.” The International...

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Electro-Voice extends X-Line Advance family

Electro-Voice has announced the latest member of the X-Line Advance line-array loudspeaker family: the X12-125F flying subwoofer – a dual ...

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Narain Audio & Lighting LLP goes Global

Narain Audio & Lighting LLP participated in the Prolight & Sound show in Guangzhou that was held from the 22 -25 February...

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Meyer Sound's LEO Family Grows with LINA and 750-LFC

Meyer Sound's LEO Family of linear sound reinforcement systems has been expanded with the addition of the diminutive new LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker and companion 750-LFC very compact low frequency control element. ...

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NEW SENNHEISER XS WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS REDEFINE EASE OF USE

Sennheiser expanded its music industry portfolio at NAMM, with two brand new radio microphone series: XS Wireless 1 and showcased a preview of the upcoming XS Wireless 2. Quality live sound, good design and ease of use features make the system an ideal choice for up-and-coming artists who wish to upgrade to wireless...

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Upcoming Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series drives for excellence

On 15 November, 2016; Sennheiser announced a new addition to its Professional Wireless Range: The upcoming Digital 6000 Series of radio microphones that will bring outstanding audio quality and rock-solid RF wireless ...

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HARMAN unveils New Products at NAMM 2017

HARMAN brands came together and showcased the latest products and innovations at NAMM. Unveiled at NAMM, the products were Soundcraft Ui24R, HARMAN Connected PA, the JBL PRX800W series, JBL Intonato 24 Studio Monitor Management Tuning System, JBL 7 Series Powered studio monitors,...

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QSC Premieres TouchMix-30 Pro Compact Digital Mixer

Last year, QSC introduced the TouchMix-30 Pro- a 32-channel digital mixer to customers worldwide with immediate availability in selected markets. Ideal for production professionals, musicians and bands as well as live performance venues, TouchMix-30 Pro provides an intuitive workflow that delivers great results, quickly and easily, to users at all levels of experience...

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SOUND.COM invests in DiGiCo SD5 digital mixing console

SOUND.COM, one of India’s foremost rental companies based in Mumbai recently added the DiGiCo SD5 digital mixing console, purchased from DiGiCo’s authorized India Partner, Hi-Tech Audio Systems, New Delhi...

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More Power to dBTechnologies with VIO Line Array and Sub series

dBTechnologies presented VIO last year, which is a fully powered line array and sub series intended for large sound reinforcement applications. A unique design and advanced DSP programming...

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ATC announces availability of P2 Pro

ATC announced the upcoming availability of the P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier - a dual mono design delivering 300W of continuous power simultaneously from both channels to drive the most challenging...

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Movecat introduces PLUSlite 1000-4

The new PLUSlite 1000-4 launched by Movecat, satisfies the wish of many users for a single chain fall D8 Plus rigging hoist with a lifting capacity of 1000 kg at 4 m/min. The Movecat PLUSlite 1000-4 is based on the current DIN 56950-1: 2012-5 and meets the requirement of BG in...

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Studiomaster Professional’s releases D.Mix 20 and SLA 30

Studiomaster Professional’s recently launched 20 input digital mixer, D.Mix 20 along with SLA 30 Line array as an addition to its ever expanding range of professional Line Array systems.With supreme touch screen...

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MARTIN AUDIO DELIVERS SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE TO MLA SOFTWARE

Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. Jason Baird, Research & Development Director, Martin ...

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Galaxy Audio’s CM-170 SPL Meter Measures Up

Galaxy Audio, the Hot Spot Personal Monitor experts since 40 years, introduced the new industry standard in sound pressure level measurement technology at an affordable price: the checkmate cm-170...

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ONLINE LAUNCH FOR DiGiCo S31

DiGiCo was to launch the S31 later this year, but courtesy social media the news about the launch is out much before the launch date...

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TURBOSOUND Expands Flagship FLASHLINE MONITORS Range

Turbosound has delivered a shockwave to the professional market with the introduction of two models to its Flashline Monitors range. Designed primarily as stage monitors, the Flashline Monitors also accommodate a wide range of...

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NX Audio launches Rock Series PA Amplifier

As a brand that delivers almost the entire gamut of pro audio product lines, NX Audio over the years has come to assert itself as a leader brand in the Indian market today, especially within the amplifier segment...

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L-Acoustics Debuts Kiva II

L-Acoustics has announced the launch of the Kiva II, a new compact modular line source, adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance, with a new rugged enclosure material...

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Electro-Voice launches X-Line Advance X1 and X2 - 212/120

Electro-Voice has announced the launch of its X1-212/120 and high-performance X2-212/120 at InfoComm 2016...

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Studiomaster Professional adds ER-7 Series microphone

Studiomaster Professional has recently added the ER-7 series, a high quality VHF microphone system to its range of wireless solutions. This model is inspired by the immensely popular ER...

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DPA Microphones d: dicate Series Goes Wireless

DPA Microphones has introduced GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount Accessory and MMP-G Modular Active Cable for MicroDot Preamplifier to create wireless solution ideal for live music applications...

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STUDIOMASTER PROFESSLONARS NEW XR 40 SERIES DUAL UHF WIRELESS MICROPHONE

Studiomaster Professional has Introduced the XR-40, a high performance ProfessIonal Dual UHF Wireless Microphone System. The XR-40 features two variations...

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