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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

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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The Next Dimension Of Stage Production


Electrocraft delivers outstanding immersive entertainment experience with dynamic automation solutions and spot on sound reinforcement at Filmfare Awards 2019.

Popularly referred to as India’s equivalent of the Academy Awards; the 64th edition of the Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, continued its legacy of honouring artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi film industry of India, through an elaborate ceremony hosted on 23rd March 2019 at Mumbai’s iconic Jio Gardens.


Shahrukh Khan makes a grand entrance in a magnificent looking moving ‘Cocoon’ which essentially comprised revolving rings that travelled on stage along a rolling platform, controlled remotely through automated panels

The event this year proved to be a visual and aural spectacle as the show witnessed a slew of breathtaking performances, ably reinforced with state-of-the-art professional entertainment technology, with one of India’s foremost rental outfit – Electrocraft – commissioning the spectacular sound architecture, trussing and automation solution for the gig.



The electrically powered custom-made double revolving stage with inner and outer rings.
The stage has both an inner and outer revolving ring, which operate independently of each other with adjustable rotation speed. Both rings can revolve clockwise and counter-clockwise, one at a time, or both at once. Inset pic shows dancers positioned in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions.

Stage Automation

Electrocraft played a key role in ensuring that the magic created on stage by celebrities and their stellar performances, was efficiently delivered by using a comprehensive system of automation solutions, which were deployed with great precision. Megastar Shahrukh Khan made his grand entrance on stage in a magnificent looking moving ‘Cocoon’ which essentially comprised revolving rings that travelled on stage along a rolling platform, controlled remotely through automated panels.

Movecat motors enabled the upward and downward movement of the six massive LED screens on stage

Another key highlight involved a breathtaking on stage performance that took place on a ‘floating’ platform, which was powered through state-of-the-art hydraulic lifts and again, was controlled remotely. The team also installed on stage, a slew of variable speed controlled large frame travellators and a massive Turntable section with two individually controllable rings – both of which played a key role in dance performances by various Bollywood celebrities. Additionally, high speed fully automated and individually programmable Movecat motors enabled the upward and downward movement of the six massive LED screens, making the show even more flamboyant in its visual appeal.


Yohan Fernandes at the Avid VENUE | S6L

Sound Reinforcement

Electrocraft also lived up to its reputation as the country’s leading live sound specialists, as they deployed an elaborate audio infrastructure with the primary system comprising an all L’Acoustics solution wherein the K2 system formed the FOH, while the dV-Dosc systems formed the In-fill and Out-fill systems, along with the Arcs system covering the venue as side-fills. Multiple units of SB28 subwoofers and KS28 subwoofers provided the crucial low-frequency fidelity that rocked the event, with amplification of the entire system provided through multiple units of power amplifiers from L’Acoustics. Owing to the massive expanse of the venue, the team also deployed an additional delay system comprising multiple elements of the Y-series line array modules from d&b Audiotechnik. The team worked tirelessly during setup to ensure perfect alignment and tuning of the entire loudspeaker solution as a whole, which ensured that the audience experienced an almost ambisonic soundscape that was in perfect harmony. A slew of top-notch wireless systems from leader brands Shure and Sennheiser comprise the microphone solution, with the ULX-D wireless system from Shure and the D6000 wireless microphones and series 2000 IEMs from Sennheiser rounding up the solution. Multiple numbers of headset microphones from Roger Drego’s signature series of products were used by performers and presenters during the event. Additionally, the team also ensured that the same impeccable sound experience was normed backstage as well, as they deployed multiple units of loudspeakers from Roger Drego’s signature series of products to act as green room speakers and backstage monitoring. The VIP room was reinforced with a neat and compact EVOX system from RCF. At broadcast position, the team deployed the sleek and efficient S6L-24D console from AVID along with multiple numbers of Rockit 8 near-field monitors from KRK.


MOVECAT I-MOTION EXPERT-T III System Controller used to control the entire stage automation. The Expert-T III system controller controls the Movecat MPC-4ID8 / C1 and V-Motion Power Controllers via an I-Motion network, forming a closed safety network with them. An error in a unit is centrally evaluated, visualized and, according to the system configuration, ensures the safe shutdown of a train / drive, the associated group or even the entire system. For direct operation, two dynamic control levers and, in addition, five CUE start buttons are available for retrieving and driving transformations and performances.

Commenting about the sound experience, a Filmfare spokesperson commented, “Filmfare is all about lineage and a rich history of recognizing the best. Naturally, we would only settle on delivering the best experience to our audience; which is why we chose to work with Roger and his team at Electrocraft. And we must say, they absolutely lived up to all our expectations. The sound experience was absolutely fantastic and extremely captivating. And to add to it, the brilliant work that they commissioned with the automation of the moving stage elements – that was amazing. Their hardwork and skill helped bring the show to life and make it magnanimous – true to Filmfare’s legacy!”


Roger Drego Backstage during Rehearsals

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