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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.
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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IRAA 2019 announces Appointment of Mujeeb Dadarkar as Awards Director

Jury committee to be announced


Indian Recording Arts Academy (IRAA) governing council consists of Anil Chopra, Founder & Director, PALM Expo and Founder & Executive Chairman, IRAA, Pramod Chandorkar - Founder & Director of Soundideaz Academy and Honorary Chairman of the IRAA Award Committee 2019 and Ramesh Chetwani, Exhibition Director, PALM Expo.

Mujeeb Dadarkar, Sound Engineer and Co-founder Odble Consultants is appointed Award Director of IRAA Awards 2019.

Mujeeb Dadarkar is a renowned recording engineer and technical consultant to the Audio/ Video industry since 1983. His experience in multiple fields such as Sound Engineering, Studio Design, Computer Hardware, Live Sound Engineering and Systems Integration as an independent consultant has made him a highly recognised name in the Industry.

His role as a sound engineer has spanned numerous documentaries, advertising and feature film projects. In addition to the above, he has extensive Live sound experience for celebrated artistes like Ustad Zakir Hussein for whom Dadarkar has assisted as FOH engineer during concert tours like “Masters of Percussion” as well as several other concerts.

As the IRAA Awards Director he will oversee the growth of Awards. His role would involve the translation of his vision into increased entries and selection of the best music and recording from studios across the country. His duties include evaluation and judging process, ensuring that all entries received are reviewed and judged fairly to ensure the awards are conducted in a scrupulous manner.

Pramod Chandorkar, expressed “I am very happy Mujeeb accepted the post of award director of IRAA Awards. His seniority and vast experience in the field of sound will be very valuable for the whole IRAA team. This year we plan to take the awards to the next level as we expect to double the entries this year than the previous year. I thank the jury for agreeing to be with us again and help us sustain the mission.”

The IRAA Awards which recognizes work of distinction and exceptional achievements in the field of Sound Recording has been critically acclaimed and recognised by Indian recording engineers aspiring for recognition in their technical art. In its 13th consecutive year IRAA will continue to applaud those who exhibit the courage and creativity to bring about a transformation in the world of sound recording.

Anil Chopra, Chairman welcomed Mujeeb Dadarkar as Award Director, “IRAA gained tremendous reputation in past few years with a diligent and methodical selection of recordings for which we indeed need thank the jury headed by the Award Director. Mujeeb has been standing strong with IRAA as jury member since long. I am confident as Award Director Mujeeb will go the green mile in building participation by the entire recording fraternity across the country. IRAA endeavors to bring together on stage in 2019 the creative artistes as well, to applaud the art of recording that creates chart busting music in India”.

Aditya Modi, Vice chairperson of Audio Engineering Society India, Member of CEDIA and IRAA Awards Director 2018, conveyed his best wishes to Mujeeb Dadarkar and said, “I would like to graciously transfer over the post of Director of IRAA for the year 2019, to my dear friend and extraordinary acoustician, sound engineer & Human Being - Mujeeb Dadarkar. I thoroughly enjoyed this post last year & it was a landmark year for IRAA as we shared the dias with Mr. AR Rahman himself & our chief guest & award winner. All the best Mujeeb! May you take IRAA to the next level.”

Commenting on his appointment as IRAA Awards Director 2019, Mujeeb Dadarkar said, “IRAA awards have always been special to audio professionals because of the opportunity to connect with and be recognized by their peers. I am happy to be appointed as Awards Director for 2019 and would like to reiterate the jury’s commitment to honour and encourage excellence in the field.”

Nominate now and send in your entries for the 2019 awards, log on to http://iraa.in/registration.aspx and be among the first to nominate and be recognised by the jury. Avoid any delays as the entries have already started coming in on the IRAA website. The sound recording fraternity can send in nominations for soundtracks and albums released between 1st January and 31st December 2018. The winners will be announced at the IRAA award ceremony which will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai on 1st June, 2019, 4 pm onwards. Smita Rai, Project Head – Features & Marketing, PALM Expo 2019, is managing the coordination of IRAA 2019 between the Chairman, Director and jury and overseeing the entry and nomination process and production of the award ceremony. For more information, please contact: Smita Rai at srai@palmexpo.in or 9820943398

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