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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM AV-ICN Exhibitor ListingNew!

Exhibitor Listing

Exhibitors spent three fruitful days at the PALM AV-ICN 2022, showcasing latest products and solutions. Browse through the list of all 2022 PALM AV-ICN exhibitors. Exhibitor information is provided solely for the use of attendees to search for brands /products / services offered by exhibiting companies.... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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Trade Fairs, Courses, Tests & Measurements


The best thing about doing trainings is the fact that the market is growing and manufacturers are looking at you seriously, this also means good things for the guys who wish to get some formal education or certification. Few have travelled across globally to derive such knowledge and many have happened locally.

But my observation, which actually is true, is that if you read the fine text, which in many cases is in ‘BOLD’, is that it was a certificate of participation or completion but not a certificate of competency. Now this according to me is the most important aspect of audio training, workshops & certification courses. It is not an exam of technical competency & attending them doesn’t make you an expert because someone embossed a name on a course certificate.

I have personally attended a few (honestly very few) because unless I do not see value in the exercise or what it can do for me or vet the course in itself, my bum isn’t going to be on that chair. And sometimes I have been humbled going for one with a, ‘know it all’ attitude to show up at the course discovering how much I don’t know. Which leads me to my best teachings at workshops that provide certification.

#1 please come with an open mind. You do not know everything.

#2 you are the student not the sir

#3 you will never learn about everything you needed to know by just attendance

#4 you learn how things get done, not how to do it (think about this)

#5 you do not qualify on competency by just by having the certificate.

I just attended the course offered by a leading manufacturer and my experience was nothing short of amazing. Firstly the course was conducted in a venue that was already simulated for the course. The entire venue was mapped in order for the readings & simulations to represent what we were being taught.

We had four instructors instead of one, two blokes taught theory & two blokes gave the practical’s the nice thing is that the theory guys attended the practical’s & the practical instructors attended the theory. To be in sync with whatever each one was teaching.

Our questions & problems were put on the dartboard even before the course kicked off, so they probably knew what topics to highlight upon based on our questions. Not taking much out of the learning experience or maybe for the sake of secrecy I will not further elaborate on the same as that would be too much of a give away. But my learning’s were good and after all these years setting up PA systems, I was glad I did it as it gave me immense knowledge about a few key points I absorbed from the course.

Now this leads me to thinking why would you attend the same even if you would barely learn a thing or two. I think THAT separates the men from the boys, it’s sometimes barely the one crucial thing you take home and do good with would make the course really worth it.

Now talking about trade fairs, they are the reason why so much of training & workshops do happen because instructors and students are always around this neck of the woods.

A lot of people ask me at the exhibitions the one stupid question I cant get to answer. ‘So what are you buying” and this leads me to the thought that is so close to my heart and that goes without saying is that it is never, never ever about the product. It never was and it will never be. (With the odd exception of accidentally stumbling across a brand/product you never knew about).

But its always about the people, I look forward to meeting people discussing things that no books, internet or hearsay can teach you. This journey has been long and I can say I have met the most amazing audio designers, business mavericks, audio gurus, sales wizzes and the one thing is that the best are the most humble and the learning’s they impart to you will last you a lifetime.

Some of them I make it a point to meet them every year and some are reserved but after two drinks at the bar there are no borders and the information superhighways get translated into friendships.

That’s what I love about trade fairs; we meet either knowlegable or interesting people or both. Off course we do meet the ones we should also keep away from but that its an exhibit of also whose side we take in our life’s journey.

I am looking forward to PALM 2017 this year too; our show is better than no other. It’s vibrant, its not snooty, and its no quiet either. Its fun and serious in nice synergy and if there are any manufacturers reading this who are not participating a small advise from someone who has been around. “Be There Or Be Left Out” and hey we have our own industry awards too!!!


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