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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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Sound Effects Crafts Sound Impressive Acoustic at Ellora Caves



Trikaal Festival energized with JBL VTX V25-II line array modules of the stage

Trikaal Festival energized with JBL VTX V25-II line array modules of the stage



The Aurangabad circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) hosted an elaborate programme to celebrate World Heritage Day; with the organization choose the visually stunning and historically compelling Ellora Caves as the host venue. With the heritage nature of the venue and the lineup of musicians invited to perform with their brand of music, it was vital to have an audio reinforcement that would deliver an optimum audience experience that would befit the theme of the event and the objective that it looked to achieve. Field Production assisting the production responsibilities of Trikaal reached out to Uday Shah, Director of Sound Effects, to execute the acoustic design and setup.

The Ellora Caves is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was built during 600 to 1000 CE; comprising Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples in addition to over 100 caves which at one point in history acted as lodging and abode to the travelling Buddhist and Jain monks.

Since this year i.e. 2022, coincides with the 'Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' i.e. the celebration of 75 years of India's independence - the ASI Aurangabad circle decided to spotlight a rather detailed photo exhibition, along with an extensive 'cultural festival' that emphasized the exceptional diversity in Indian classical music and the several transcendent artists that have left an indelible mark on the art form. The aim of doing so, according to the ASI Aurangabad Circle, was to adopt a unique way to not just educate the youth to carry forward the legacy and do their bit to safeguard the rich culture of our country, but also inform the masses about the hard work and efforts that architects, engineers, geographers, civil engineers, artists and archaeologists put in towards constructing and conserving various heritage sites.

The Cultural Festival - titled 'Trikaal' (which literally translates to past, present and future) - was organized in collaboration with artistic Director Birwa Qureshi, and was accentuated by stellar performances from music virtuosos and maestros like Ustad Fazal Qureshi on the tabla, vocalist Anand Bhate, Rakesh Chaurasia on the flute, Dilshad Khan on the sarangi, Sridhar Parthasarthy on the mridangam, Sangeet Haldipur on the keyboard, Gino Banks on drums and Sheldon D'Silva on the bass guitar. The musical spectacle was hosted by special guest artist Sachin Khedekar, was held in front of the famous rock-cut Kailas Temple, leveraging the awe-inspiring facade to act as a truly enchanting backdrop for the musical wizardry that captivated the audience till the very end.

As Aditya Gupte, from Field Production, shares, "A live concert has three important aspects... stage, lights and perhaps the most important - sound. We wanted to have Lakir Mehta as the Monitor Engineer for this event, as we trust him to be an excellent sound engineer. His understanding of the various nuances of his craft is unparalleled, and this is what made our work easier in terms of the kind of approach we needed to take with the sound reinforcement. For this festival, reputed Pune based rental services company Sound Effects by Uday Shah, came on-board along with Lakir; and we found that the Sound Effects team's level of commitment to the event was as high as we expected it to be. Their inventory is up to date with all the latest equipment; and so, as organizers, we knew that the technical requirements in terms of sound would be well taken care. They did do a fabulous job indeed. The event was flawless - the music experience was impeccable, and everyone was really pleased!"

Uday reveals that his team designed and commissioned the entire technical setup with the utmost amount of care and caution, keeping in mind the 'world heritage' stature of the venue, and the fact that the site has its own set of limitations and sensitivity when it came to possibilities of putting together a formidable sound architecture.

"While the famous rock-cut Kailas Temple added to the beauty of the stage and the classical fusion genre of the music - we had to ensure that the loudspeaker system was designed and placed in a manner that would not compromise the visual appeal of the stage yet enhance the aural experience for the audience. This coincidentally, was also the brief provided by the show producer; and so, we had to spend a fair bit of time analyzing the site to account for various architectural and spatial factors that could impact overall sound experience, and go about putting together a system that would reproduce even the most nuanced musical notes that could be expected from the line-up of world class musicians who graced the event stage. We began setting up at the site in the wee hours of the morning, as we knew we had to be extra careful and extra precise with every single move. However, as the day progressed and the temperature soared to almost 43`C, it did make the process a little more challenging for the team," explains Uday.

For the event, the Sound Effects team deployed a comprehensive JBL loudspeaker system, with the FOH comprising six units of the JBL VTX V25-II line array modules with 4 units JBL VTX G-28 on either side of the stage, complemented by four units of the versatile JBL VRX932LA line array modules that acted as the center fill reinforcement. Rounding off the audio system were a total of ten units of the JBL VRX915M wedges that were placed strategically on stage to act as the stage-monitoring system. The entire loudspeaker system was powered through multiple units of Crown IT12000HD power amplifiers. Alongside, the Sound Effects team also provided the Backline system for the event, which comprised world-class gear like a Markbass Little Mark 800 Tube with 104HR, a Pearl Masters 7 Piece Drum Kit, and a keyboard each of the Yamaha Montage 6 and Montage 8; in addition to two sets of the 6000 series wireless microphone system from Sennheiser along with mix of several corded and cordless microphones from Shure and Sennheiser respectively. And to enable unparalleled control over the sound output, the Sound Effects team offered the leading-edge SD10 full-format mixing console from DiGiCo at FOH that was operated by sound engineer Jayakrishnan Nalinkumar(JK), while a unit of the ever-reliable SC-48 mixing AVID console was provided by Lakir to fulfil the artist monitor mix exigencies.

Recounting his personal experience of the event, Lakir shares, "Since it was a large-scale classical fusion concert with some of the most noted music maestros of India, and that too at a venue that's regarded as a world heritage site - it was indeed an overwhelming experience. But thanks to the Sound Effects team, everything went smoothly. Their backline was amazing, and the artists too were all praise about the quality and performance of the equipment. JK -who was at FOH did an amazing job to sort inputs and output patch-list, and so it was extremely easy for me to work my part. Overall, my experience was great and looking forward to doing more work with the team."

It's safe to note that the several stunning performances at Trikaal played a vital role in the qualitative and quantitative success of the overall endeavor. As Uday sums up, "At the end of it all, it is so heartening to receive a flurry of compliments from the artists, organizers and audience members for a job well-done. I'm extremely proud of the efforts that every single member of Sound Effects has put into bringing this magnificent event together, and I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the immensely talented Lakir Mehta for his unwavering support throughout the entire project. This is an event that will hold a special place in my memories for years to come!"

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