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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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MR B Live Entertainment Sets the Sail for The A. R. Rahman Journey



The legendary composer A. R. Rahman performed in Dubai during a concert titled The Journey: Celebrating Music, to rejoice the occasion of completing his 25 years of being in the music industry. The concert took place at the Bollywood Parks Dubai on 26th of January, coinciding with the Indian Republic Day.

The show was Produced by MR B Live Entertainment. The organizers wanted to celebrate the occasion of 25 years of Rahman and with him being an Indian, the organizers strategically chose January 26, 2018, at Bollywood Parks Dubai. The concert was touted as the Largest Republic Day Celebration of Indians outside of India.”

Brothers Incorporated – Ninad Shah & Rahul Tuljapurkar an Indian company making their mark in a global space wanting to create an unmistakable buzz in Dubai – with an event that could launch their company with a bang. We took the idea of celebrating 25 years of Rahman to the promoters and had them on board immediately. Their brief to us was – make this one of the largest celebrations of music that Dubai had ever seen and an experience that fans would never forget. An event that would position this Indian company in the big league of global events.

A. R. Rahman, who was accompanied by a troupe of Bollywood’s biggest voices like Benny Dayal, Haricharan, Armaan Malik, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Harshadeep Kaur and Jonita Gandhi, performed on a 100-Meter-Wide Set. The set for this event was probably one of the largest sets that have ever been built for an Indian Artist. Adding to the grandeur was a 10000sqft LED with cult imagery content which was created for each song performed. World-class audio ensured that the event was a superiorly produced musical extravaganza.

Highlights & Challenges

There were so many highlights & special moments that made ‘The Journey’ an unforgettable experience – not just for us or the artists but also for the fans, “One of the biggest highlights was the Press conference for which we had a 1000-member, all-girls choir from ‘Gems Our Own English High School’, who performed the iconic Vande Mataram song in front of Raj Mahal at Bollywood Parks. The sentiment of pride was clearly palpable and making this moment even more special was a surprise visit by Rahman himself.” a concept initiated by Brothers Incorporated.

Brothers Incorporated very promptly worked on the paperwork, contracts and safety measures “Due to Dubai’s strict protocol for events, to ensure the show could go on smoothly.


Another critical requirement was of forming and maintaining an intensive liaison between the artist managers and the show promoters so that everything would be kept transparent and flowing as planned. This task, which required a considerable amount of management efficiency, was successfully fulfilled by MR B Live.

MR B Live also upheld the Complete Vendor management responsibility, which required a great deal of meticulousness to ensure that every vendor had proper licenses and could deliver for the extensive requirements of every artist’s tech riders.

Bringing diverse vendors together (from India & Dubai) was a bit of a challenge but everyone at MR B Live collaborated together very well. Along with this, managing logistics globally with people coming in from different parts of the world to Dubai required precise planning and minute detailing.

For this, MR B Live deployed multiple teams, each with the specific tasks, to fulfil the overall responsibility of Planning and Scheduling, delivering design, set, schedules and programming.

There were also some unforeseeable challenges like the heavy fog whirling all around during the show, which made it quite difficult to see. But it was the experienced vendors at MR B Live who made all the difference.

With the experienced teams taking on their roles diligently and delivering flawlessly, MR B Live successfully managed the complete operations at the event, from the set-up to the show day.

The success of this Show also relies heavily on coordination, briefing and planning with not only the artiste but also the various musicians from across the country that accompany him. Muhammed Rafiq, AKR Events and Syed Nasser, ARN System worked persistently and systematically and handled the entire coordination.

Mr Balaji Manoharan, Project Director of MR Entertainment Agency commented, “Dream big, work hard – this is the way to success. This concert was only possible because all of us worked towards one common goal and each of us had the belief that we could do it. And we did!”

A Glimpse of Inventories Used During the Journey Tour:

• Main PA Outline GTO from Talentz
• Lighting Designer – Harold, Media Pro
• 7 Delay Stacks of L Acoustics v DAS
• Main Console – Digico HD 7
• Master Console – SD 10
• Monitors - 2 SD 7 (3 Ways Splitter)
• Master System Management – Galileo 616
• Drum Kit – Sonar Drum Kit
• Media Pro – Technical (Sound, Lighting, Roof Trussing, Audio, LED)
• Venue Infrastructure – Al Laith Event Services (Green Room – Cabins, Scaffold, Toilets, Barricading, Black Masking, Stage Platform)
• Power & Electrical – Aggecko

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