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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM SUMMIT Conference & SeminarNew!

Knowledge Quotient at PALM AV-ICN expo 2022
PALM SUMMIT Conference & Seminar

Manufacturers and distributors spend three fruitful days at PALM, exhibiting and showcasing their latest products, but beyond the enticing exhibition stands, are fringe events like the PALM Conference & Seminar Programme that are arguably the most valuable feature of the three days, wherein delegates ... 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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Digital mixers have been around since the late 80s but due to increased processing power and reduction of cost, they are now more popular than ever. With the myriad of latest and affordable digital mixers on the market, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with features, options and pricing and choosing the perfect digital mixer for your application can be a daunting task.

The advantages of a digital mixer over analog is due to their convenience, expandability, and resistance to noise. Enhanced versatility and functionality, the possibility of pre-setting or programming the mixer, saves time and effort. Wide range of built-in signal processing settings, do away with the need of purchasing dedicated signal processing equipment.

Digital mixers are often quite compact and portable, and easy to installation and configure. The possibility of expanding a sound system by connecting external devices to a digital audio mixer is immense.

Better Sound Quality
In every sound system, noise is lurking. Since digital audio is just zeroes and ones, underlying signals are less affected by noise. Digital excels in the ability to resist noise and signal degradation.

Recallable Settings
One of the main advantages of most digital mixers is their ability to be pre-programmed. On-board memory allows the user to set the mixer up, and then save the settings for future use.

Processing Power
DSP or Digital Signal Processing in Digital mixers process audio in real-time with useful tools such as delay, reverb, equalization, compression, limiting, gating, pitch and modulation effects, and de-essing on every input channel and often on every output channel as well. Software aids in additional processing and it is very flexible based on application. They also negate the need for external equipment such as compressors since everything is possible from within the console.DSP or Digital Signal Processing in Digital mixers process audio in real-time with useful tools such as delay, reverb, equalization, compression, limiting, gating, pitch and modulation effects, and de-essing on every input channel and often on every output channel as well. Software aids in additional processing and it is very flexible based on application. They also negate the need for external equipment such as compressors since everything is possible from within the console.

Room to Grow / Digital Snakes
Many digital mixers offer expansion capabilities such as the addition of digital I/O (USB, DANTE, etc.) for recording, or digital snakes. Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) is a network protocol that delivers multi-channel, low-latency digital audio through an Ethernet cable.

Function Switching Controls
Since digital mixers are built on software, each button can change function based on the application. This makes it possible to pack lots of features into a board that might be the same size as its analog counterpart. This holds true for channels as well, which lends to a significantly smaller footprint. As with anything as complex as a mixer, the choice of which one to go for comes down to a variety of factors.

Channels and Inputs –
It is always better to get a mixer with more input channels to accommodate special occasions where extra inputs are needed and also allow for future expansion of the system.

EQs -
Most mixers have at least treble and bass EQ controls, and often midrange as well, so one can adjust the tone of each channel for clarity and fidelity.

Directs Outs/Inserts –
These are required for input channels to be routed to external processing gear or recording systems, or mixing input channels to the main mixer outputs.

Onboard Processors and Effects -
Mixers that have onboard effects conveniently add sonic effects like reverb and echo to enhance dry and lifeless sound without needing any extra outboard equipment or cables.

Buses and Routing -
This depends on the signal routing needs. While sending out monitor mixes, recording feeds, and external effects mixes, enough aux sends will be required to handle the demand.

I/O configuration -
For extra-fine control over an input channel, there's a feature to look for called "insertion" or "I/O" (for input/output). A 1/4" TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) jack provides a way to insert sound processing devices into a channel's signal flow.

iPad/remote mixing integration -
The majority of digital consoles now offer iPad remote mixing integration. But this requires careful planning at how it integrates, taking into consideration things like the need to add a host computer or a router, which will increase cost and complexity.

Personal monitoring options -
With the popularity of personal monitor mixing, it’s a good idea to find out options offered by digital console manufacturers, and also, to look at integrating third-party solutions.

Storage/recall/presets - Evaluate how the presets/snapshots work. Are they global, or can one recall individual channel settings separate from a global preset? There are several options of how this is done.

Recording – Considering what type of recording software is available is very vital. Recording multi-track or a USB option that allows recording stereo right to a USB drive are some of the must haves these days.

Digital mixers have no doubt changed the way shows and events are mixed today. With a large library of effects on hand, the sound quality is phenomenal. These are usually low maintenance and since they are software-based, firmware can be updated to fix bugs or add new features. With the ability to save and recall settings, digital mixers are rider friendly and great return on investment.

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