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Day 1, Thursday, 31st May
|Theme - Stage Sound & Light|
PALM CONFERENCE NETWORKING
Technical Support Specialist - Middle East, Africa, India at Meyer Sound Laboratoires Inc.
MEASURING AND ALIGNING SUBWOOFERS
At this workshop, discover the most efficient way to use FFT analyzers More..
Less At this workshop, discover the most efficient way to use FFT analyzers and how to avoid some common mistakes. This session will give you a brief introduction to FFT and the right approach while measuring low frequencies. Find out what the readings on the screen mean and how to use that information to align subwoofers for maximum summation.
|LUNCH (14:00 - 14:30)|
Manager, Pro Audio Application Engineer, Yamaha R&D Centre, London
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE DANTE FOR LIVE SOUND EVENTS
Dante has quickly become the most widely used audio network technology in the industry. Discover how to get started with Dante, understand how it works, and learn how to create a successful and reliable audio network.
HOD - Audio, True School of Music
MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
This workshop will provide an overview of microphone technology and technique for live sound application. The world live loud performance present new challenges to the sound engineer in the form of potential feedback and requirement of mobility. The other concerns would be handling noise, dust, wind, moisture and potential damage. This workshop will take you through the decision making process for microphone choice and also through the miking technique suitable for live. Other aspects that will be covered will include wireless mics and miniature microphones.
Global Product Manager Entertainment lamps OSRAM
OSRAM - THE EXPERT IN ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING
Chief Technical Officer at Audio Academy LLP
Co-Director, NJSM Rentals
Director - Sound & Light Professionals
Group Head Production, Live Shows at Percept Live
Regional application and education manager for Asia Pacific , d&b audiotechnik Asia Pacific Pte.Ltd
Sr. Manager - Application Engineering at HARMAN International India
DOES SIZE MATTER?
This session will discuss on the necessity to have huge More
Less This session will discuss on the necessity to have huge watt power in big stage events. A lot of rental business is driven by the demand for huge numbers of speakers and line arrays at big scale Events. This session will also analyze and discuss if it is only about using bigger boxes or is good systems engineering in a knowledgeable manner the key to deliver big sound.
Day 2, Friday, 1st June
|Theme - AV Install & Integration|
PALM CONFERENCE NETWORKING
|13:00 - 14:00||
Auditorium Design & Acoustical Consultant
ACOUSTICS IN AUDITORIUM DESIGN.
In our part of the world that is in Indian sub-continent, majority of More
Less In our part of the world that is in Indian sub-continent, majority of performing auditoriums are designed considering drama as basic design parameter. Such an auditorium is a cultural hub or centre of a village or town and multiple hubs in big cities. Many educational institutes also build the auditoriums for cultural programs of students as well as for seminars and lectures. Almost all corporates are also having auditoriums at various locations mainly for presentations, seminars & occasional cultural programs. In classroom, one of the very basic & important element of school/ college design, where understanding the subject by students is the single most important goal, acoustics, unfortunately has last priority or practically neglected by the designers as well as school management. For all these applications, audio visual connection & communication between the performer & audience is a very important.
In my opinion, success of any architectural design or beauty of interior aesthetics is nothing but how well it serves the purpose for which it is built for. Unfortunately, in many of the cases the purpose is missing. And especially when it comes to auditoriums, seminar halls or classrooms, it’s about acoustics. As written by Michael Barron: “Several auditoria exist around the world where a major world-class architect has wanted to create a great public monument, but the architecture gets in the way of an effective functioning of auditorium.”
Our discussion here is to the acoustics in complete
|LUNCH (14:00 - 14:30)|
Co-Founder - Inoage GmbH (Madrix Brand)
Integrated Entertainment Solutions (IES)
LED LIGHTING CONTROL AND ITS IMPACT ON DESIGN FOR INSTALLED VENUES
As the latest advancements in lighting technology continue to transform the More
Less As the latest advancements in lighting technology continue to transform the lighting industry, this session will focus on the MADRIX LED Control hardware and software and how these simple control products for creative LED lighting are bringing life into LED installations worldwide. The session will also explore the varied applications of LED Control products with insights and ideas into the possibilities of tomorrow. Learn about the latest in product developments, trends in LED lighting technology and LED lighting control applications, aimed at driving knowledge in key areas of lighting design to enhance efficiency.
Principal Consultant with Qubix Technologies
WOW FACTOR BY THE HELP OF AUDIO VIDEO
Day 3, Saturday, 2nd June
|Theme - Music Production|
Founder / Owner - Flying Carpet Productions & The Media Tribe
BREEDING THE NEXT GEN MUSIC TALENT
Vice Chairperson of Audio Engineering Society India
Chief Recording Engineer at YRF Studios
Music Producer, Singer & Composer
PALM AES INDIA OPEN FORUM
HAS BOLLYWOOD MUSIC FAILED?
This session will explore whether Bollywood music has failed or not. Does india More
Less This session will explore whether Bollywood music has failed or not. Does india have enough talent - creative talent as well as engineering talent; Lot of Bollywood songs are being mixed and mastered in London - Is something lacking here with regards to the production process; This session will discuss all facets of Bollywood music production
Pro Audio Application Specialist, AVID
DOLBY ATMOS MIXING - CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES
This session will provide an overview of DOLBY Atmos and the technology, and More
Less This session will provide an overview of DOLBY Atmos and the technology, and inform on how to Set up a mix and Mix for visuals. The session will also offer a preview of Techniques of the mix with tips and tricks
|LUNCH (14:00 - 14:30)|
Sound designer and sync sound engineer
Sreejesh Nair- Moderator
Pro Audio Application Specialist, AVID
STRATEGIZING DIVERSE APPROACHES TO SOUND DESIGN AND SYNC SOUND POST PRODUCTION FOR FILMS
The One-On-One, Q&A Session with award winning More
Less The One-On-One, Q&A Session with award winning Sound Designer Shajith Koyeri, moderated by ace sound engineer Sreejesh Nair will provide clues and strategies to understanding the way sound and music are used in films and tips for creating the best sound design. Shajith will give an insight into his creative process, showing his approach to sound design using working examples from his films. This session will also offer and insider view to creative sync sound techniques for films.
|16:00 onwards||INDIAN RECORDING ARTS ACADEMY AWARDS
An experienced "creative sound designer" and a pioneer in the field of "sync sound technique", Shajith Koyeri has been the man behind many successful executions of sync sound projects in Indian cinema. Shajith is also known for his work in Foley editing and pre-mixing.
Shajith won the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the movie "Omkara". He is also the recipient of the Filmfare Award for Talvar, Star Screen Award for "Kaminey", Rangoon and Dangal and IIFA Award for Barfi and Haider
He has to his credit over 70 films with accomplished directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ketan Mehta, Shimit Amin, Aparna Sen and many more.
His first independent work was for the movie, Perfect Husband in 2003. He went on to do films like Black, Saawariya, Ab Tak Chappan, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Bluff Master, Dusvidaniya, Chalo Dilli, 15th park Avenue, Ishqiya, Maqbool, The Blue Umbrella, Omkara, Kaminey , 7 Khoon Maaf and more recently Paramanu: The Story of Pokhran and Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds
Shajith has also worked on many documentaries and short films that have been showcased in film festivals around the world. In 2011, he made his critically acclaimed Hollywood debut with DAM999.
Kishore Banan has educated students in sound engineering and developed course content for audio engineering programs for the past 15 years. He was the head of academics at the School of Audio Engineering. His area of expertise include acoustics, sound system designing, recording and mixing technology and technique. He also designs and installs audio video facilities and some of his projects include the True School of Music, The Quarter and Book My Show Studio. He is currently the Head of Audio at the True School of Music.
After graduating in music and electronics from the University of Keele, UK in 1994, Andy became a radio station sound engineer and started using digital mixers and workstations daily in 1996. He joined Yamaha R&D in 1999 as a digital mixer product specialist, and has overseen customer training plans and system designs for mixers and networks since then. He has taught in more than 45 countries around the world and has presented over 50 YouTube tutorial videos.
Anuj Mathur a graduate from FTII, Pune has worked as sound designer for films Lamhe, DDLJ, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham to name a few. He has been associated with Yashraj films since then and was an integral part in planning & execution of the YRF Studios. Regarded as one of the best sound engineers in the country, today he’s the Chief Recording Engineer at YRF Studios.
Mathur’s resume boasts of a long list of projects for top producers and directors in the country like Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Nikhil Advani,Anurag Basu, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pradeep Sarkar, to name a few.
He is known for his work on blockbuster movies, which include Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kal Ho Na Ho, Mohabbatien, Gundaay, Dhoom-3, Sultan, Raees, Tiger Zinda Hai, Hichki, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Chak de! India…to name just a few from the endless list of movies he has worked on.
Mathur has won several awards in his career span. These include IIFA award for Best Sound mixing for Sultan (2017), Best Sound Mixing for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2012), Best Sound Re-Recording for Chak De! India (2008) and Filmfare Award for Best Sound Recording Mohabbatein (2001). Apsara award for Best Sound Mixing for Chak De! India (2008) & Best Sound Mixing for New York (2010).
Born on October 22nd 1977 in Czech Republic, Pavel Ptacek graduated in 2002 from the Czech Technical University in Prague and then till 2004 worked at the Czech Academy of Sciences. In 2004-2005, he received a scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service for Scientists at University of Osnabrück (Germany) and from 2005-2009 Ptacek Scholarship from German Research Group at University of Osnabrück. In 2009 he was appointed Head of R&D for Entertainment lamps at OSRAM Czech Republic. He worked as Head of R&D till 2015, after which he was appointed Global Product Manager for Entertainment Lamps at OSRAM GmbH in Berlin.
Mr. Rajeev Arora, Principal Consultant with Qubix Technologies is a Professional AV, Automation & Smart Buildings Consultant, offering a wealth of solution services including, but not limited to AV integration, entertainment technology, venue design, project management & converting homes into Smart Homes. Mr. Arora is on the Board of Sahara Group as Consultant for Technology since over 15 years. He has been involved in the concept, design, construction and development of world class Conference Rooms, Hospitality Projects, High end Residences, Entertainment and Convention Resort operations as well as the Project Management of extensive unique custom undertakings ranging from Private Retreats and Corporate Offices to Banquets and Sporting Stadiums, etc.
With style and flexibility Mr. Arora has been involved in the production and planning of world class events. He was on board with Commonwealth Games 2010 & on board with Academy of Learning for the Power Grid Corporation for it’s AV & Automation. For him, no challenge is too typical or unique, too large or too small, weird or unusual ‐ with an extensive network of associates and industry professionals, he can turn any vision into a practical reality. The Smart ClassRoom design of Mr. Arora was highly appreciated & shortlisted for bidding by the Director of IIM Ranchi .
Having worked for the Corporates, Multinationals, Hotels, Luxury &Innovation loving CEO's of top companies like Nokia, Adidas & Reebok etc. and conglomerates, he has the edge when tackling any project or venture no matter how tough it is.
Mr. Arora ,is renowned for his professional advisory and design services on the numerous technicalsystems required to enhance the efficiency & wow factor of Smart Homes ,corporate locations, hotels, celebrity homes theatres, nightclubs, Stadiums, arenas, multi‐purpose venues, conference and convention centers as well as exhibition halls and any other venue requiring AV, Automation & related systems. Some of his prestigious projects include:
National Stadium, New Delhi; Various Hotels of the Lalit Hotel Group; Le Meridian Hotel and Convention Center; Chief Minister's House, Mumbai, Maharashtra; Kity Su Night Club at Delhi; UB Tower at the UB City ,Bangalore.
Vijay Purandare completed his Diploma in Industrial Electronics from the Maharashtra State Board Of Technical Education in 1987. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of India and Audio Engineering Society of India. He worked in a Small Scale unit manufacturing PA Loudspeakers in Pune, set up by Mr. N. M Purandare in 1962 after which he worked as a partner in Precise Electronics from 1985 to 2004. Since 1998 he has been a Consultant in Acoustics & Audio Visual and since 2001, he is focused completely into Auditorium consultancy: Line of sight & seating, Acoustics, Audio Visual, Stage craft, Stage lights etc. He has been called to various Architectural colleges for lectures on Acoustics & Auditorium Design.
Important Projects done by him include Commonwealth Youth games, Pune 2008 (Indoor stadiums & 4 Shooting Ranges); Karnataka Assembly Council Hall (Central Hall, 1 Banquet, 1 Auditorium & cabinet meeting rooms); Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai (980 seating); Yashavant Natya Sankul, Matunga, Mumbai (960); Balgandhrva Natya Mandir, Miraj (950); Venutai Chavan Trust Auditorium, Karad (450); YESHADA MDP Auditorium (350); COEP: College of Engineering, Pune (1000); PRAJ Industries Ltd. (100 & 150); NHEMRL, Ambarnath, Mumbai (400); Bal Shikshan Mandir, Pune (450); St. Meera College, Pune (500)……to name just a few.
Over 6 years of industry experience and an impressive record of achievements within the special event, music festival and live arena executed shows for artists including KSHMR, Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Hardwell and more. I head production, technical department and produce rider for all percept live intellectual properties i.e. Sunburn, Bollyboom, Windsong, and Fly.
A freelance audio expert with over a decade's experience in the industry, Niranjan Shivaram is an accomplished and well known audio engineer in the country. Having trained with Meyer Sound, he learnt a lot on the job. He has worked on high profile shows like Jethro Tull, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, The Black Eyed Peas and Metallica. The construction of his studio laid the platform to work with renowned Indian bands like; Swarathma, The Raghu Dixit Project, Thermal and a Quarter and Avial. In addition to recording and mixing their music, he also tours as their preferred sound engineer. Having started his audio career with the company, he continued to consult with Audio Rental Company - Reynolds Sound & Light, on international gigs. As a certified VENUE instructor, he also lends tech support to AVID and its consoles in India as well as the Middle East. Launching Audio Academy, the only Live Sound school of its kind with audio courses, Live rehearsals and musicians at our upscale boutique studio has been an unparalleled experience for him.
Rahul Samuel is an award-winning live sound engineer with a global work experience of over 13 years. He has the privilege of working as an FOH, Monitor and System Engineer with the best artists and equipment available in the audio industry. Based out of Dubai, Rahul is now a Technical Support Specialist with Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.
Mr. Makenthira is the Head of Programs at ICOM, International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is a professional project manager, audio engineer and video editor with work credits in live sound engineering and commercial production, and event management. He produced a number of albums. He has lectured in universities, helming curriculum development and program leadership.
Amit Relan a proud entrepreneur at WOOT Factor Events Pvt Ltd, an event production house based out of Mumbai working with corporates and brands across India. He is a conceptualiser with an incessant urge to strive forward towards the advancement of the event industry. His vision and expertise since 2009 has helped brands and organizations to create unique experience and business solutions in the field of Sports, Entertainment and Experiential marketing.
Sachit Subramanian is an advertising graduate with a masters in conference and events planning from London, He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Circle Pro Audio, an Indian Pro Audio brand which was set up to provide professional audio solutions to the Indian market. Sachit is also the Co-Director at Mumbai based Audio rental company NJSM. His experience in Audio industry has not just helped his companies but also helped a lot of students at the EMDI institute where he teaches Audio for the event management students. His experiential teaching style, has helped students and professionals from the event industry.
Manish Mavani is the Founder/Director at Sound & Light Professionals ( SNL Pro), India. His passion for music & business minded nature helped him setup up an audio rental company 15 years ago, with sheer dedication, hard work & a drive to constantly upgrade and innovate the company. The company now has grown with close to 60 employees and have spread their Services with Audio / Trussing / Rigging and Special effects and lighting.
Gert has worked for more than 20 years in the live sound industry as a system tech and front of house engineer for shows ranging from corporate events, Broadway shows, large-scale stadium tours and major UK festivals. He has also spent six-years as the in-house engineer for legendary British rock band ‘Deep Purple‘ before joining d&b audiotechnik. Gert is now the Regional Application and Education Manager APAC for d&b audiotechnik.
Sunil Karanjikar chased his childhood passion for Audio and completed his Diploma in Electronics and Radio Engineering. In 2002, he began working with SOUND.COM. Working with SOUND.COM grabbed him a lot of opportunities to work with most of the Indian artists in the classical and fusion genre. Going further, it was just a matter of being consistent for him. He began working for A. R. Rahman Concerts in 2009 as Monitor Engineer where his core competency as a Systems Engineer was commissioned to responsibility. Thenceforward he worked for the movie launch of ‘Rockstar’ in 2011 and continued to work as the Systems and Monitor mix engineer for Rahman’s concerts. His career as a Mixing FOH Mix Engineer commenced since the North America Intimate Tour 2013 and he is continuing to do the same. Besides actively touring with Rahman, Sunil is also Sr. Manager - Application Engineering at HARMAN Professional India.
Sreejesh Nair owns to his credit a span of 12 years’ experience as a Sound Mixer in the industry. Sreejesh is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam and has mastered Audio Engineering From Chetana Sound Studios, Thrissur. He started his career as assistant sound re-recording mixer in Rajkamal (FutureWorks) studios and has worked on more than 200 movies since then. He was part of the First Dolby Atmos Mix theater installation in India and the first Dolby Atmos Premiere mix room in the world. Sreejesh Nair won the 60th National Film Awards for the best Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track for the film Gangs of Wasseypur. He has also done quite a few art installations in Paris and Mumbai with artists like Shilpa Gupta & Rajivan Ayyappan. He is currently working as Solutions Specialist at Avid.
A seasoned Audio professional with 14 years of experience in Audio solution design, Studio integration & technical sales. Currently working as National Sales Manager for Recording, Broadcast & MI vertical for Harman International in India.
Vijay Dayal is the man behind the sound of some of Bollywood's successful chartbusters films like GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM-LEELA, DHOOM 3, GUNDAY, STUDENT OF THE YEAR among others. He started his life as a musician but the science behind the creation intrigued him and his interest in learning the technical aspect grew. He took his first step into the world of Sound Engineering in the year 1999 as assistant to Pramod Chandorkar. He worked with Pramod as an assistant for six months and then was placed in Studio Plaza, a small post production studio, as the Chief Engineer. Within 2 years, he shifted to Krishna Audio, a Mainstream Bollywood Recording studio, as an assistant to Mr. Satish Gupta. After completion of one and a half year in Krishna Audio, he was called back by Pramod to assist him and finally got placed as Chief Recordist at Yash Raj Studios and has been there since 2006. He has worked on various projects like albums such as Vighnaharta, Vishnusahastranam, to name a few and about 10 television series. He has also executed feature films like Border, Shhh… koi hai, Mumbai se aya mera dosst, Koi mil gaya, Mai hoon na, Rishtey, Madhoshi, Aan, Hum Tum , Veer Zaara , Khule Aasmaan ke Neechey, (Pakistani film) , Masti, Aga Bai Archchya (marathi), Kya cool hain hum, Lucky, I Robot, Fanaa, Life mein kabhi kabhi, Kabul Express, Dhoom 2, Om shanti om, Sawariya, Ta ra rum pam, Bachna ae Haseenon, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Natranga (marathi), Rocket Singh, Kurban, Aitbaar, Gurdas maan (Punjabi Album), Some Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi films and many more.
Vikaas Kalantri, belongs to a business family. Making early forays into the field of acting as it was his passion. Vikaas has featured in popular films namely Nayee Padosan, Pyaar Zindagi Hai, Naqaab amongst others. Whereafter he forayed into the field of event management launching his own company White Leaf Entertainment Media Pvt Ltd, which is one of the leading event companies in India and also boasts of owning the number one television awards show ‘Gold Awards’. The company is into the business since the last 10 years and having conceptualised and executed more than 1500 events on a worldwide basis.
Vijay Sabhlok is a Technical Evangelist and has a vision. He believes in being dynamically multi faceted and values service by providing access to high-end technology and solutions to create a “wow” factor, unprecedented in the entertainment and install industry.
His mission is to deliver memorable events and multimedia install solutions by using art, architecture, energy & technology to transform spaces into environments & experiences.
Vijay, specializes in all aspects of “Technical Production and Solutions on Demand”, right from Concept to Salutation creating a versatile, and cost efficient strategy and solution for clients that allows him to use his decades of combined production experience and vendor contacts to help his clients to produce, manage, and execute Projects be it Installs or Events on any scale with maximum flexibility and economy.
He has been actively involved in all aspects of production & technical solutions for almost 25 years and is one of the leading technology solutions providers to the events and install industry due to the sheer number of years of experience.
Right now he is the technical advisor on some very large scale Museum Projects and corporate experience centers around India …. Namely Viraat e Khalsa Museum who are building one the most technical AV based museums in Anadpur Sahib in Punjab. Jaquar Taps Experience Center at Manesar, DS Group Experience Center and the Golden Temple Plasa at Golden Temple Amritsar to name a few .He is also Technical Advisor also on a few Permanent Mapping Installations around India. He was also the technical head of top mapping projects like Neeta Ambani 50th Birthday celebrations in Jodhpur and the Ground projections at Goa for the Lusifonia Games and recently was the Technical Director for the GVK Wedding Mapping.
He strongly believes that Visual Technologies will rule the roost for the years to come and believes in providing the latest Entertainment Engineering Video and Visual Technologies like Watchout, Holographic Projection, 3D Stereoscopic Projection, 3 D and 2D Video Mapping, Content and Media Planning, Media Servers and top end full HD and 4K Projectors.
Right now his focus is on new technologies like Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Humanization of Technology with Interactivity and Immersive based experiences in Events and Installations
Colin is an accomplished Operations Executive, with extensive experience in multi-site global manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, procurement and product development. As VP and GM of Philips Entertainment Lighting, Colin Kavanagh oversees the growth of Philip’s lighting presence in the entertainment sector. He holds an Executive MBA from The University of Colorado and a BS Mechanical Engineering from The University of Limerick.
Pankaj has been working as an actor/director for over 17 years and his recent work was as the drama director of the Bollywood magnum opus Jaan-E-Jigar. Touted as one of the biggest Bollywood theatricals, 'Jaan E Jigar' is a spectacular two-hour show, produced and conceptualized by Wizcraft. The musical extravaganza is an original piece of theater, created & directed by Viraf Sarkari, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, which currently running at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai.
Aditya Modi, Vice chairperson of Audio Engineering Society India, Member of CEDIA, a 2006 & 2007 IRAA Awards winner, graduated with a Recording Arts Degree from Full Sail University, after which he assisted sound engineering veterans Daman Sood and Avinash Oak.
He has acquired extensive training in analog & digital recording techniques for large orchestras, as well as singular vocals and has worked with stalwarts of the Indian music industry, including, Jagjit Singh, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Pandit Jasraj to name just a few. After receiving an offer from the Maestro – AR Rahman, Aditya moved to Chennai and has been working with AR Rahman on several of his film projects since 2001. Aditya has also worked on over 75 live concerts with AR Rahman worldwide. Currently he manages a Pro Audio consultancy & distribution business with offices in Mumbai, Chennai & Bangalore. He has designed, constructed, consulted audio and sound technology for over 250 installations including studios, Home theatre, showrooms, auditoriums & TV / Radio stations.
VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology was created by Toshifumi Kunimoto, the man who was also behind the world’s first physical modeling synthesizers, and his team at Yamaha’s innovative “K’s Lab.” Mr. Kunimoto is also known affectionately known as “Dr. K.” VCM faithfully models the characteristics of individual circuit components such as resistors and capacitors, as well as the way they interact in circuit, thus making possible to create digital simulations of analog circuitry that are not only accurate, but more eminently musical as well.
Armed with a Diploma in Computer Technology, Mumbai , and a Certificate Course in Sound Recording & Reproduction from University of Mumbai, Mahesh Amberkar started his audio engineering career as a Studio Recording Engg, at STUDIO 2000, in Mumbai where he mostly Recorded and Mixed for Film and Non Film genres from 1995 to 2006. Since 2007 he has been working as a Sound Engg in Television and Boradcast industry for the Music and Dance Reality Shows, which include Saregamapa Hindi for Zee Tv, Dance India Dance for Zee Tv, SEGA Music Event, Live Broadcast Engg for Mauritus Broadcasting Corpn. ( MBC), Indian Idol for SONY TV, X Factor for SONY TV, The Voice for & Tv, Rising Star (Direct-Live to Air Music Reality Show) for COLOURS.
Uday Chitre’s passion for Sound saw him enroll for Radio & Telecommunications Engineering from Mumbai, Maharashtra state Technical Board (1973). He joined Radio & TV commercials Pvt. Ltd in June 1974 as a Sound Recordist .Recorded various radio programs be it musical shows or Radio plays or Ameen Sayani ji’s Radio shows. He was awarded Cleo International Award and RAPA award for his work. He joined the legendary Western Outdoors Studios in January 1981 as Recording Engineer. Started with recording Jingles and Radio programs and then moved on to recording Music albums, TV shows, Film songs, Live shows and Light & Sound shows.
Has worked with singers Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz, Bhupendra Singh…Music Directors Viju Shah, Uttam Singh, Jatin Lalit…Live shows for Jagjit Singh , Lata Mangeshkar, Phalguni Phatak and various renowned Indian Classical musicians.
Engineered sound & Light show for Gwalior Fort, Gwaliar Cellular Jail at Andaman Island and Udaipur Fort. Done a complete sound design for Golconda fort at Hyderabad, Agra fort at Agra, Purana Quila at New Delhi, Shanivarwada at Pune, Fort at Akluse near Solapur. Sound design for famous 350 artist open air Play "Janata Raja",on Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj which included dialogues, background score and sound effects. His calm nature and invaluable knowledge is an asset for the students. He is presently also the Chairman of Audio Engineering Society, India.
Resul Pookutty, Asia’s most feted sound technician has etched his name in the annals of cinema history in a very short span of time. Pookutty truly a ‘Director of Sound’ is the leading proponent of sync sound recording in India. His work as a sound designer, production mixer, sound effects, foley editor and post-production re-recording mixer, has brought Indian cinema sound to a new level and international acclaim. Passionate about sound, he is the master of a multitude of techniques and equipment’s. Blending technology with strong Indian aesthetics, he has brought film sound as a craft and art to the forefront.
Born on May 30, 1971 at Vilakkupara in Kollam District of Kerala, Pookutty received his Bachelor of Physics degree from University of Kerala in 1990. Later he studied Law at the Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram, and went on to major in Sound Recording & Sound Engineering with a Post Graduate Diploma in Cinema at the prestigious Film And Television Institute Of India (FTII), Pune, in 1995.
Pookutty has recorded, edited, engineered and designed more than 80 films in a short span of his illustrious career, and won national and international recognition for his work. His vast experience in Film Sound and its Design, now lends itself to his Sound Post facility, “Canaries Post Sound” in Mumbai that designs sound for national and international projects. Pookutty is a visiting faculty at various film schools in India and abroad. Apart from feature films, he has recorded sound for various documentaries for BBC, Channel-4, Norwegian Television, and various other independent projects and short films from America and Europe. He has recorded and released the first and only Library of Indian Sound Effects called “The Essential Indian Sound Effects”, one of the finest works to preserve sound in Indian cinema. He has also done elaborate digital restoration and re-mastering of over ninety years old original tube recordings from the Palace Of Udaipur, now in a series called “Heritage Recordings Of Mewar Court”. His pioneering effort of using Sound as a work of art in India- “Song For An Ancient Land” has been exhibited in art galleries of Mumbai and Bengaluru. Pookutty is also an innovator, developing new technology and products that aims to make technological innovations reach common man at affordable price.
Pookutty is the recipient of numerous awards and honours for his contribution to cinema. His work in the film “Slumdog Millionaire” won him the prestigious- Academy Award® of Merit, more popularly known as Oscars, given in recognition of the highest level of achievement in moviemaking. He also won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-BAFTA and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) award for outstanding achievements in the field of Cinema for the same movie, making him the first and only Asian to win all these laurels. More recently, Pookutty is nominated as the Best Sound Designer at the prestigious 62nd Golden Reel Award at MPSE in Los Angeles for the film “Roar-Tigers of Sunderbans”. He earned a twin nomination at MPSE again in 2015 for his work in the film “Unfreedom” and “India’s Daughter”, a rare feat in the world cinema and won the 63rd Golden Reel Award for his work in the film “India’s Daughter” which makes him the first Asian to win this recognition. And now he is a member of the Executive committee of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (Oscar Committee), Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild (MPSE) and CAS (Cinema Audio Society) of America.
Following his win in 2009 at the Oscars, he has been conferred ‘Padma Shri’ (The Fourth Highest Civilian Award), by the Government of India for his distinguished service in his field. He has been accorded Honorary Doctorate by the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady- Kerala. His work in Malayalam movie “Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja” won him the ‘National Award’ for best Sound Design from the President of India. His recent work in Marathi film “A Rainy Day” won him the Maharashtra State Award for best Sound Design from the Government Of Maharashtra and Goa State Award by the Government of Goa. Government of India has nominated him as the Society Member (the highest education body chaired by the President of India) in of one of its major film schools SRFTII, Calcutta (Sathyajit Ray Film & Television Institute Of India) and a member of CFSI (Children’s Film Society Of India). He was awarded the “News Maker of the Year” by Manorama News Channel and India Today weekly’s “News Maker” in the regional context for 2009.He holds the Limca Book Of Records for the First Asian to be winning an Oscar in the technical category. He is in the advisory board of IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) and GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) aimed at promoting Indian Cinema and Music to the growing global audience outside India.
He has also won The Zee Cine Award for the Best Sound Designer for the film “Musafir” in 2004. His work in the film “Black” set a new benchmark in Indian feature film sound. It won the Screen Award, The Producers Guild Award and The Zee Cine Award for best Sound Recording & Sound Design in the year 2005 and merited laudatory praise in the American Cinematographer magazine. His work in the film “Ghajini” won him the IIFA (Indian International Film Academy) Award in Macau in 2009. “Blue” with its finest underwater sound treatment, won him the Producers Guild Award in 2010. His foray into Malayalam Cinema, “Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja”, created a sensation among the audience and won him the AMMA (Annual Malayalam Movie Award) award twice for Best Sound, held in Dubai. Pookutty was awarded the Mathrubhoomi-Amrita Television’s “Prince Of Sound” Award and a special contribution to Indian Cinema, honour from Asianet Television, besides a host of other honours and awards across the world. His work in the film “Ra.One” won him the The Zee Cine Award, Producers Guild Award and the prestigious IIFA Award in Singapore for best Sound Design in 2012.He also has won the Zee Gaurav, Mumbai Doordarshan Sahyadri Award, Jagran Film Festival Award and twice Prabhat Puraskar as the best Sound Designer for the film “A Rainy Day” and “Nagrik”.
His recent work as a Producer and Sound Designer in the film “ID” has won him a selection in the prestigious ‘India Panorama’ at the International Film Festival Of India, it is adjudged as the ‘Best Asian Film’ in the International Film Festival Of Kerala and won ‘Audience Award’ in Torino International Film Festival and seven other international awards in Festivals including Black Horse Award in Poland. His latest film as a Co-Producer and Sound Designer “Nanak Shah Fakir” a biopic on the life of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism has won three National Award and earned another Indian Panorama Selection at International Film Festival Of India at Goa in 2015, and is awaiting world wide release.
The humanitarian side of Pookutty was visible during the Bhuj Earthquake of 2001, when he used sound sensors to aid rescue operations saving the lives of seven earthquake victims. His philanthropic organization ‘Resul Pookutty Foundation’ caters to serve the needy, primarily in education and healthcare across India. He is one of the Trustees of the biggest Cancer Foundation in India, “Prashanti Cancer Care, Pune” giving free treatment close to five thousand people every year.
Pookutty has authored two books in his short but illustrious career as a Sound Designer, Writer, Producer, and Philanthropist. “Sounding Off” published by Penguin is his autobiographical sketch of a boy who came from rural anonymity to international acclaim, originally written in his native language Malayalam called “Shabda Tharapadham’ (Sound Of The Milky Way).“Ente Kathoppukal”(My Ear Signatures) is an anthology of his talks and interviews describing sound as a craft and art form and how he has taken an otherwise unknown art to public and intellectual domain. He Co-authored another book with famous underwater cinematographer from London; Franz Pagot called “Immersive-3D” describing the technique and technology behind three dimensional picture and sound. A natural orator, his speech at the IIMK (Indian Institute Of Management, Kozhikode) is compared to Steve Job’s speech at Stanford. His short speech at the Oscars in 2009 is still considered to be the best speech at the Oscars, where he touched upon the sound of “Om” as the ethos he came from. His speech has raised the conscience of the people of India during the Oscars in 2009, in Kerala, his home state, people consider him as the second Vivekananda (Swami Vivekananda, the great religious saint who made the famous speech at Chicago in 1893). In his famous acceptance speech at the Golden Globe in 2009, Danny Boyle described him as the touching stone during the making of Slumdog Millionaire.
Becket Tundatil is a media artist whose work is a fusion of technology, popular culture, and visual information. Becket Tundatil has been designing, lighting professionally since 2001. A highly experienced and well known lighting professional with a good deal of experience in the Entertainment industry, his early work dealt with analyzing how technology and media “work”. A move to the Middle East in 2004 has seen his focus shift to how technology and media “affect”, and today his designs have enhanced many stage and television shows like IIFA, Sunburn, KBC 2 and many more.
With a rich industry experience of 25 years, AR.Chandrashekhar is an ICT - AV - CCTV Surveillance Consultant. Through his consultancy services, he has been assisting various Indian Govt. Ministries, PSU’s, Architects, Builders, Real Estate Landscape Developers, Hospitality Vertical, Education vertical & Institutions, Roadways projects, Hydro Power Projects, MNC’s & PMC’s in works related to Information and Communication Technology, Audio-Visual, CCTV and other low voltage communication solutions. He carries a varied experience as a System Integrator, Distributor, and also MNC OEMs with leadership positions in pre-sales, sales and post-sales project implementations.
Fali Damania, one of India’s most sought after live sound engineers, got his first break in the, music industry working with a popular band from Mumbai called Pin Drop Violence. As a freelancer, he has worked with or alongside a range of Artists of various genres from India and abroad. He vast experience as an Front of House Audio Engineer, Monitor engineer, FOH and monitor Systems tech. He has toured across India, and the world, and has varied experience in dealing with the most complex situations related to live audio. Fali Damania, who has brought alive many international and Indian artistes on stage such as Indian Ocean, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Trilok Gurutu, Sunidhi Chauhan, Indus Creed, Amit Trived, Karsh Kale, Vishal & Shekhar.
MARANI® is the owned brand of SEED Guangzhou Electronic LTD (founded in 2006) and SEED Asia Limited HK (founded in 2004), playing an important role in DSP Pro-Audio market. With its mission statement that “Creating the most sophisticated and advanced digital process within an innovative audio product allowing customers to accomplish all their system requirements.”, MARANI® serves the audio industry well by offering Speaker Management System, Power Amplifier, Amplifier Modules and other audio processors, all developed and manufactured by the MARANI® team with more than 15 years Pro-Audio industry experience. Combined with the advanced FIR and Dante™ technology, the FIR Controllers and Touch Screen Power Amplifier from MARANI® provides potentials for users. Products under MARANI® name are sold all over the world by its long-lasting distributors and dealers. Located in Scientific City, Guangzhou, MARANI® owns its factory of more than 2,000 square meters, where it conducts high quality manufacture, QC and so on, ensuring stability and quality from components to after sales service.
MARANI® is equipped with a robust team, which takes good care of issues from purchasing, technology and manufacturing. Moreover, there are 5 more engineers for hardware and software development in Italy and Germany. All in all, MARANI® is a group of 70 members including China and Europe, covering production, purchase, quality control and development.
Sanchit Balhara is an Indian Composer. He has been working in the Indian film industry as a film score composer since 2013. He is best known for his score in Bajirao Mastani (2015), for which he received the best score award at Zee Cine awards, Music Mirchi awards, GIMA and International Indian Films Academy (IIFA) awards. He was also nominated for Filmfare (2016) and Star Screen awards (2016). His works include Tera Mera Vaada (2012), Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Rang Rasiya (2008), Singh Saab the Great (2013), Time Out (2015) and My Client’s Wife (2016). Sanchit currently lives in Mumbai where he is currently working on several films as a Music composer.
Rob Cowan is the CEO and Founder of Point Blank, voted ‘Best Electronic Music School’ by DJ Magazine. Starting his musical journey as a bass player in Sony signed band, Honeychile, Rob then became a music producer at London’s famous Matrix Studios before setting up Point Blank in 1994. Now with schools in London, LA, Ibiza and online, a record label for new talent, and an international audience of over 2 million followers on social media, Rob has overseen the growth of the company into a truly global brand.
Donal Whelan graduated from the prestigious Tonmeister music production course at the University of Surrey, then spent the 1990s in London mastering and remastering at established studios Chop Em Out and The Townhouse. After travelling and working overseas, Donal returned home to rural Wales to establish his own mastering facility and an online mastering service. A chance meeting with Ghazal singer Tauseef Akhtar ten years ago resulted in an invitation to Mumbai and an introduction to a number of music directors, producers and engineers. These days Donal and his colleagues master mostly Welsh, Indian and English music along with a diverse assortment of random songs from around the world thanks to the wonders of the Internet.
Manish Mavani is the Founder/Director at Sound & Light Professionals ( SnL pro), India. His passion for music & business minded nature helped him setup up an audio rental company 13 years ago,with sheer dedication, hard work & a drive to constantly upgrade and innovate the company.The comany now has grown with close to 45 employees and have spread their services with trussing and social effects and lighting.
Krishna Prasad is an audio engineer, with a Diploma in Audio Engineering from Muzik Lounge School of Audio Technology, along with a degree in Computer Science. He has an experience of over eight years in the audio field, with vast experience in areas which include Studio Production, Acoustics, Voice-Over Artist, TV & Film Post Production.
He was also teaching Audio at MLSAT. Currently his focus is on Live Sound and he has been a part of several Music Festivals. He has also toured with a lot of bands round the world. Presently he is employed in Alphatec Audio Video Pvt. Ltd as the System Engineer where he looks after the demonstration, training and on-show assistance for the Midas Digital Consoles and other products under Music Group.
Mr Bhavesh Thakkar is the Director of Events & Operation in the company. He has completed his graduation from Mumbai university and Diploma in Mktg. from Welingkar institute and immediately after that he joined the company in the year 2003. Initially he was handling all the existing client and later on he went on approaching new clients like Event management companies , exhibition Organizers, Corporate Companies, Wedding Clients, Govt. Contracts to make company two steps ahead in that competition environment. Also he has started adding up the inventory simultaneously for Jess Ideas in terms of structure elements , latest air dispersion system for A.C. Solution, wedding props, exhibition shell scheme profiles etc. to deliver clients latest requirement time to time for their odd jobs. He has also started the venue construction job for all the leading Event management companies of the country with better service and result of that Association of the Event management companies(EEMA) honors Jess Ideas Pvt. ltd. for INFRASTRUCTURE in 2016 under his efforts. Now Jess Idea has become one stop solution for all the clients and in various segments of the venue Construction market.
A sound engineer by profession, Sameer Kripalani has completed his degree in the Bachelor of Acoustic Engineering from the United States. He has an experience of over 15 years in the field of Audio Engineering as a sound engineer and a system tuning engineer. He has worked with some of the leading bands in India as a sound engineer and is currently working as an FOH Engineer with renowned music directors Salim - Sulaiman.
Farhad K. DadyBurjor has been working as a Recording and Mixing Engineer since 1989. He started his career by helping to build, and then engineering at The Digital Domain, India's first digital studio for 6 years. He left The Digital Domain in 1995 to build a truly world class recording studio, Galactica A at Famous Studios, Mumbai, where he has been engineering in-house since.
Over a career spanning 27 years, he has recorded and mixed every possible kind of musical genre at different scales for almost every kind of media release, from movie songs and soundtracks to orchestral scores and western classical concerts to Grammy nominated albums, to radio plays and sound design jobs, and stage shows, besides engineering innumerable advertising commercials.
Vijay Sabhlok is a visionary. His ingenious and inspired modus operandi is powered by being dynamically multi-faceted and valuing services by proffering unprecedented high-end technology and solutions in the Entertainment and Installation Industries.
In the pursuit of creating and delivering ‘Wow” experiences, Vijay executes memorable events and multimedia installation solutions by integrating art, architecture, energy and technology to transform spaces into environments and experiences.
Vijay specializes in all aspects of ‘Technical Production and Solutions on Demand’; right from Concept to Salutation, in creating a versatile, and cost efficient strategy and solution for clients.
Decades of combined production experience and vendor affiliations, allows him to produce, manage and execute projects, be they Installs or Events, on any scale with maximum flexibility and economy.
He has been actively involved in all aspects of production & technical solutions for nearly 20 years and is one of the leading technology solutions providers to the events and install industry due to the sheer number of years of experience.
Having been actively involved in all aspects of production and technical solutions for nearly 20 years, Vijay is one of the country’s leading technology solutions providers to the industry, a stalwart authority on designing and execution, a title awarded to him by his peers and clients.
Currently, Vijay holds fort has the lead technical advisor on a number of incredibly large scale Museum Projects and Corporate Experience Centres in India; namely the Viraat-e-Khalsa Museum commissioned by the Punjab Government, one of the most technically advanced and digitally enhanced AV based religious structures in the world, coming up at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, and also the Jaguar Taps and DS Group Experience Centres in Noida and Manesar respectively.
His previous work includes heading the technical production of Mapping Projects such as Neeta Ambani’s 50th Birthday celebrations in Jodhpur using over 36 Projectors of 20K and ground projections at Goa for the Lusifonia Games. He remains the Technical Advisor and Consultant on a few Permanent Mapping Installations around India. He recently was the Technical Consultant for Modern Stage Service for the IPL Openinfg ceremony 2016 and was instrumental in designing and planning the Technicals for the same
Vijay envisages that Visual Technologies will rule the roost for years to come and strongly believes in providing the latest Entertainment Engineering Videos and Visual Technologies like Watchout, Holographic Projection, 3D Stereoscopic Projection, 3D and 2D Video Mapping, Content and Media Planning, Media Servers and top end full HD Projectors to his clients, in an effort to amplify the Extra in Ordinary and to make the solutions provided by the industry synonymous with astounding and pioneering.
Right now his focus is on new technologies like Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Humanization of Technology with Interactivity and Immersive based experiences in Events and Installations.
Sunny M.R. is an award winning music producer, sound engineer and composer. He has been working on commercial music for almost 16 years now. Apart from working in the studio, he also has been a music producer and FOH mix engineer for a couple of Artists. A hardcore synth enthusiast by heart, he believes in innovation and thus puts his mind, body and soul into making new experiments with music to make it sound unique. He has worked very closely for composers Pritam, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar and many more. His portfolio of work as a music producer and a sound designer includes movies like Dilwale, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dhoom:3, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! to name just a few.
He has won several awards for his outstanding work. These include - IRA awards 2013 - Best Mixed Album (Film) – Cocktail, IRA awards 2013 - Best Score Production and Mix - Barfil, Mirchi awards 2013 - Best music arranger and programmer for Dil Mera (Agent Vinod), Gima awards 2014 - Best music arranger and programmer for Badtameez Dil (YJHD), Mirchi awards 2014 - Best music arranger and programmer for Badtameez Dil (YJHD), Mirchi Telugu 2015 - Upcoming Music Composer of the year for Rowdy Fellow.
Mr.Milind Raorane , presently practicing as “Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant” - A professional whose expertise lies in understanding the behavior of Loudspeakers and Rooms together and specializing in bringing unison between them.
Academically Mr.Milind is a B.E. Electronics along with formal education in Sound Recording & Engineering .Working in the field of Loudspeaker & Architectural Acoustics for last 15 years.
Dr. Jaydeep Mehta (JD Mehta) is the Founder and Chief Managing Director of True Events and World Wide Weddings – a technology driven premier entertainment Company of India.
Dr. Jaydeep Mehta is the 1st Indian to be recognized as Doctor of Honours in Event Management. He is also Founder president of EMF (Event Management Federation), Gujarat and Visiting faculty for Event Management courses at prestigious institutes like MICA and NIEM, Ahmedabad.
Today his company is one of the most reputed Events and Entertainment Companies in India with expertise in
True Events is also the only events company in Gujarat to Win 4 National and 1 International Awards in the last 2 years. Some of the awards that the company has won include the WOW Awards, EEMAX Awards and GIWA Awards.
Mr. Rahul Pandey is Marketing Head/Senior Technician of Video Wall India Pvt Ltd. He joined Video Wall India in 2008 just to get into the glamour industry rest is history.He has sold and installed more than 50 outdoor LED screen across INDIA. He ventured into all possible spaces – Government projects, Entertainment events, & sports. Completing his graduation from Mumbai University in Mass Communication & Journalism, his hobby is to write Hindi poems.
He has also been the part of the following:
Anil Girkar is a trained Electronics Engineer and has served in the Indian Army for seven years. He started his company - Video Wall India in the year 2007 after realizing immense potential of usage of LED display boards in the country. His company undertakes ventures into all possible spaces like Government projects, Entertainment events, sports and so on. He has successfully managed to instill a strong work ethic in the company – be it introducing innovation, executing projects with panache. He is the technical brain behind the venture and he looks forward to being the Go-to man in the Industry – for anything related to LED display
The Awards and Achievements that Anil Girkar has received for his work include:
Gert has worked for more than 20 years in the live sound industry as a system tech and front of house engineer for shows ranging from corporate events, Broadway shows, large-scale stadium tours and major UK festivals. He has also spent six-years as the in-house engineer for legendary British rock band ‘Deep Purple‘ before joining d&b audiotechnik. Gert is now the Regional Education Manager APAC for d&b audiotechnik.
Literally born in a recording studio in a quaint studio apartment in Chennai, Aditya has the flair & passion for anything audio, music & technology in his blood. After school, he used to sit in on recordings conducted by his father Vijay Modi for artists such as AR Rahman amongst others working on jingles.
A Graduated with a Recording Arts Degree from Full Sail University, he then moved to LA where he practiced as a DJ. Soon he moved to Mumbai where he assisted Sound Engineering legend Daman Sood, along with Avinash Oak, and acquired extensive training in analog recording techniques for large orchestra, as well as singular vocals. Here he got the opportunity to work with stalwarts of the Indian music industry, which included, Jagjit Singh, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale, Pandit Jasraj, Pankaj Udhas, Naushaad Ali, Abida Parveen, to name a few.
After receiving an offer from the Maestro himself – AR Rahman, Aditya moved to Chennai and worked with AR Rahman on almost every film & project since 2001. Even today, Aditya manages most of AR Rahman's Mumbai operations.
Currently, Aditya has his own recording, mastering & mixing facilities in Mumbai (Premier Digital Mastering Studios) and also manages a Pro Audio consultancy & distribution business (MODI DIGITAL) with offices in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad & Bangalore. He has designed, constructed, consulted or installed technology for over 250 studios / home theatres / churches / hotels / education institutions pan India.
He is also the musical producer for over 50 AR Rahman's live shows & theatre productions since a decade, is the technical writer for various publications & has hosted various seminars for various educational institutions that teach Music / Audio.
Best known for his Bollywood works like “Swag Se Swagat”, “Bol Do Na Zara” "Main Hoon Hero Tera", "Tumhe Apna Banane Ka", "Tu Bhoola Jise (Airlift) as the music producer and arranger.
He is well known for his collaborations with Musical Giants like Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Salim Sulaiman, Raju Singh, Amaal Mallik, Drums Sivamani, Stephen Devassy, Mikey McCleary etc.
Meghdeep is a Trained Pianist (Trinity College of Music, London) and a gifted Singer and Guitarist and is known as a composer for bringing about pleasant changes in the "Hindi Gospel" Music Scene through his effective collaborations with singers like Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam & Mahalakshmi Iyer.
Meghdeep was selected for the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston in 2012 and had received 50% scholarship and Dean's Merit Award for outstanding performance in the auditions.
He is also the winner of the prestigious IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) 2017 award for MUSIC PRODUCER(HINDI FILM SONG)
Mujeeb Dadarkar is an Electronics Engineer also holding a Diploma in Studio Recording from Full Sail Recording Workshop, Orlando, U.S.A.
Has been a recording engineer and technical consultant to the Audio/ Video industry since 1983. Has also designed and custom built various electronic equipment for specific application in the field.
Acting as consultant to Indian National Theatre, Bombay since 1984. Has designed and implemented their Audio/ Video studio, and been involved with the recording of several of their productions. Has also custom-built to their requirement various lighting control equipment.
Was actively involved in the setup of M/s RAVE's Audio studio in May 1986, and their Video studio in May 1987. Worked with them as consulting Audio/ Video Post- Production engineer 1986-88.
Involved as Engineering Consultant with M/s Progress Electronics, Bombay from 1988 to 1992 for the design and development of their tape duplication and tape tailoring systems.
Designed and installed the complete Public Address/ Sound system at the Patidar Stree Samaj Auditorium, Bombay under contract to their architects M/s Shirish Mehta & Associates in January 1988.
Technical Consultant to M/s Hunnar Films, Bombay since 1988 for the development and upgradation of their computerised Film Animation Rostrum, and later the installation of their Video Animation System.
Contracted by the Xavier's Institute of Communications, Bombay for the design and installation of their recording studio "Studio 16+" in November 1988.
Associated as a consultant with M/s Soundesigners, Bombay for their recording studio "Music Room" in May 1989.
Technical Consultant and Production Controller for West Zone Cultural Centre's documentary film on I.N.T.'s "Gujarat Adivasi Kala Mahotsava" at Halol, Gujarat in April 1990-91.
Contracted by M/s Anand Music & Movies, Bombay for the design and installation of their recording studio "La Musique" in June 1990.
Contracted by M/s AMI Productions (U.S. based group) for the design and installation of their captive recording studio in August 1990.
Technical Consultant to Radio Mid-Day since September 1993. Designed and installed their studio in Mumbai in February 1994.
Technical Consultant to M/s Purple Haze for the design and installation of their recording studio in July 1994.
Shantanu Hudlikar, Chief Sound Engineer at Yash Raj Film Studios since 2005, started his professional career as an engineer in the year 1990 at The Music Room, Bombay, and went on to head the studio as chief engineer in 1991.
As chief engineer he has engineered numerous radio and television commercials, documentaries, independent artistes, and feature films.
Shantanu has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Rupert Hine, Gustavo Santaolala, Dr.Ilaya Raja, John Leckie, The Bombay Dub Orchestra, Deep Forrest, Ranjit Barot, Shakti (featuring John McLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussein), Rock Machine (now Indus Creed), Soulmate , Advaita, A R Rahman, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Asha Putli, Louis Banks, Vishal & Shekhar, Pyarelal Sharma, Colonial Cousins and Pritam, to name a few.
Shantanu has also worked with some of the finest names in advertising and film such as Highlight Films, Whitelight, Genesis, Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions, Excel Entertainment, Aamir Khan Productions and Vinod Chopra Productions to name a few.
His sheer passion, enthusiasm and high caliber craftsmanship has won respect from all quarters for his single-minded pursuit of sonic excellence with an onus on acoustic recording using complex multiple microphone techniques.
15 years’ operational experience in the Aviation Safety sector. Proven hands on experience in Emergency services and response, Occupational Health & Safety, Aviation Safety, Safety Management system implementation and management, Environmental Management system implementation and management and Risk Assessments & mitigation. He is familiar and experienced in working towards compliance to relevant national and international standards, recommended best practices and legislative requirements within the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental and Aviation Safety field. He is also involved in Sport Administration and have proven experience in hosting and coordination major Regional, Provincial and National Championship sporting events.
Pramod Chandorkar has been working as a Sound Engineer in the music industry from 1995 till date. He has worked on numerous mega-hit albums and films as a Chief Sound Engineer. Starting out as a musician, Pramod ‘s journey is marked with an association with many leading sound recording studios. Pramod has also been responsible for designing and deploying more than 30 fully operational sound recording facilities. Currently he is the founder & director of Soundideaz Academy Pvt. Ltd. Which is a premier institute conducting courses on Sound engineering. He also boasts of a Premier Audio Post Production Facility “ Soundideaz Studios “ in Andheri Mumbai. he is also a Live Sound Engineer for last more than a decade. He has been the Head Technical Engineer for Sonu Nigam Live in concert and has been travelling the world for his Tours. In the world Of Film Sound design He has been Active for last 4 years and in a short span has received 4 Prestigious Nominations for Sound design For Films.
He is one of the few engineers who have excelled in all-major aspects of sound engineering.
Music Recording Mixing: Zee cine Award 2005
IRAA Award 2015.
Live Sound Mixing: Sonu Nigam Live in Concert, Palm Award 2013
Film Sound Design: 2 Nominations in 2015 Zee Chitra Gaurav.
2 Nominations In 2016 Zee Chitra Gaurav.
His Credits to list a few are mentioned below:-
“Garwa” (Marathi album), “Vishwavinayak”, “Ganesha”, “Hanuman”, Sonu Nigam’s “Classically mild”, “Rafi resurrected”, “Sadgi” by Lata Mageshkar, “Sarva mangal Ganesh” by Lata Mangeshkar, “Maitra Jivache” by Lata Mangeshkar, Working on an album With Jimmy jam & Terry Lewis (USA), Worked For Brian allan (UK), Worked For Jim Beans. (USA), Worked For Chaka Khan (USA), Worked For Jermaine Jackson. (USA), “Tribute to Michael Jackson” by Sonu Nigam (Facebook). Music Room
Hey ram, Baaz, Wo tra naam tha, Madhoshi, Aan, Gayab, Hum tum, Road, Main Madhuri Dixit banna chahti hoon, Ankhein, Khakhee, Veer zaara, Khule aasmaan ke neechey (Pakistani film), Virrudh, Masti, Phir hera pheri, Aga bai arechchya (marathi film), Rakht, Kabhi Alvida naa Kehna, Jatra, Zabardast,Lokmanya, Classmates,Mitwa, Sandook , Santa Banta Pvt Ltd. and many more..
John Stewart Eduri is a popular Bollywood Film Composer and Music Producer. A gospel musician who has honed his ear in the church, he calls the holy abode of Christ his first music school. Today he is one of the leading sound masters of Bollywood.
He started his career as a Gospel Musician, and then moved to Mumbai at the age of 21 to pursue his dreams and try his luck. And since then, he has co- produced over 60 Film Scores with Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal-Shekhar, A.R. Rahman and many more.
Since 2013 he has been composing individually original background scores and songs and his recent famous ones, (scores only) are ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’, ‘Ungli’, “Gulaab Gang” and more.
Ashish Manchanda is an entertainment business entrepreneur, noted recording engineer and music producer. He is known primarily for his work in association with Bollywood, as well as independent music productions. He is also the founder of the Music & AV Media production house "Flying Carpet Productions" established in 1999.
Manchanda is featured in legendary producer/engineer Bruce Swedien's book, In the Studio with Michael Jackson. He is a 3 time recipient of the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Award) for best mix engineer movie soundtrack 'Dev D', for debut album by Sona Mohapatra, and best live engineer 2013 respectively. He is also the founder / director of the award winning sound engineering & music production institute "The Media Tribe".
Warren D’Souza is the Founder and Managing Director of SOUND.COM, a Global Tour Sound and Special Events boutique audio company headquartered in Mumbai.
The company’s specialities include Global Spectaculars, Concerts, Music Festivals, Electronic Dance Music Festivals, International tours, Televised Events, Award Shows, Worship Events, Product Launches, Web Audio & Corporate Audio.
Some of the key specialized events and shows handled by Warren & his team include -Commonwealth Games 2010 -Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Delhi, Oman Tattoo (Military Music Festival), 150 Years of Indians in South Africa, IPL Opening Ceremonies 2013 & 2016, Yanniin Colombo, Carlos Santana, Sunburn, NH7 Weekender, AR Rahman Symphony Tour, AR Rahman World Tour, Coke Studio, South Asian Games, AR Rahman NenjeEzhuTour, Sensation, MTV Unplugged, to name a few.
Warren’s passion for audio & gadgets, specialization in design of audio systems is intently followed byprofessionals and aspirants in the field of live sound and events. He leads a highly motivated set of professionals through an organization that is rooted in delivering the best through robust processes, training, team work and the latest in audio technology, while he is also engaged in conducting workshops for students and clients.
He is a columnist for a leading pro-audio magazine, Pro Sound Systems and is a contributor in other leading industry publications & portals. He has been a guest speaker at several leading industry meets and consortiums like Audio Engineering Society( AES), Event & Entertainment Management Association(EEMA), InfoCommand SAE.
Warren holds a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from St.XaviersTechnical Institute, Mumbai. He is also an avid traveller and a collector of vintage synthesizers.
Wiz Viraf Sarkari, one of the founder directors of Wizcraft International Entertainment has immense experience in the field of Entertainment and hospitality from the onset of his career. Viraf has strengthened the company’s technical infrastructure and expanded the organisation’s scope of business in India and across the globe.
Prior to that, Viraf was a partner in Mumbai’s most popular nightclub Xanadu. He began his career as a management trainee & then Night Manager with Hotel Airport Plaza, after completing his Diploma in Hotel Management.
As Director of Wizcraft, Viraf is closely involved in producing mega productions & concerts in India & internationally. Viraf’s career encompasses extensive expertise in producing & directing mega events to engage live and television audiences worldwide. These include 50 years of Indian Independence Celebrations, 30 years of Mauritian Independence Celebrations, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the National Games, and Afro Asian Games 2003, South Asian Games in Colombo, Oman Tattoo Military Festival, International Indian Film Academy Weekend, Awards since its inception & many more public events. In 2006 Wiz Viraf produced & directed the 11 minute Delhi 2010 Handover segment at the Closing Ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and in 2010.
Wiz Viraf has been closely involved in producing mega productions and concerts in India and internationally. Viraf Produced & Directed the Unforgettable Show – World Tour featuring the Bachchan Family & also many other Bollywood superstars. He was also Executive Producer & Director of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies to be held in New Delhi, followed by the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening.
Virafs dream to promote a world class Entertainment & Leisure Destination has initiated the development of Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. He has provided the Creative Vision for this destination & is the Executive Producer & Creative director of a long running & the World Biggest Bollywood Musical show hosted at Kingdom of Dreams
A high-altitude Himalayan trek at the age of 10 was Avishkar’s first step into a life of adventure. Today, he is a well-respected Outdoor Educator and trained professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Outdoor Sports and Adventure Travel, and an intuitive grasp of how outdoor and adventure activities can engage with and affect the human psyche.
Forgoing a traditional education, Avishkar instead ensured that his passions turned into usable skill sets. He now holds qualifications in Himalayan Glacier Mountaineering from the National Outdoor Leadership School, USA; Mountaineering from the Directorate of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports, Manali; multiple specialized courses such as Rock Climbing, Solo Paragliding, and Ornithology; and is a certified Wilderness First Responder from Wilderness Medicine Insititute, USA. He has also taught at the prestigious Voyageur Outward Bound School in Montana, USA – an international organization for Outdoor & Experiential Education.
At Natura, Avishkar has taken his expertise with mountaineering equipment and techniques and adapted them to meet the needs of the live events and entertainment industry, among others. As a consequence of his professional training and expertise, Avishkar has a deep understanding of the need for safety-inherent procedures and is a strong proponent of stronger safety standards in the industry.
As Managing Director at Natura, he is the driving force behind our approach to all things aerial and a respected voice calling for greater safety in a still-unorganized industry.
Sushma Gaikwad has over 25 years of experience with her career spanning the fields of Luxury retail Event Management, Corporate Identity Implementation Processes and Training
She specialized in Corporate Identity Implementation processes with Sista's and Wolf-Olin’s in the UK. She was a part of the core team that designed the corporate identity of the TATA brand.
Sushma is the Co-founder and Director of Ice Global a company that specializes in experiential strategy, campaign management and event execution roll-outs.
Firmly entrenched in the field of Brand Communication and event management, Ice Global has worked with inspirational Brands in automobiles, Media, Entertainment and Engineering having orchestrated events of premium caliber.
With a vision to make a difference to as many people as possible and help them unleash their true potential, Sushma founded IGM, an organization that facilitates Learning and Development.
With a vision to make a difference to as many people as possible and help them unleash their true potential, Sushma founded IGM, an organization that facilitates Learning and Development.
Sushma is also actively involved in the initiative for Live Event Industry as VP – West EEMA ( Event And Entertainment Management Association)
A perfectionist, Sushma enables her team to always push the boundaries, create extraordinary and great experiences.
Volker Schmitt is an experienced professional in the realm of RF wireless. As Director of the Product Lifecycle Management in the Professional Systems Division at Sennheiser’s corporate headquarters in Wennebostel, Germany, he spearheaded the creation of Sennheiser’s most successful and innovative wireless product lines. Over a period of eight years, Schmitt’s development team designed and introduced the popular evolution wired, evolution wireless, MKH, MKE series and the 3000 & 5000 Series Wireless products.
Schmitt moved to Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters in 2006 to take a position as Senior Engineer for wireless equipment. He brought his vast knowledge of RF wireless equipment both to the corporate environment and to the live productions of some of the most popular musical performers in the world. Schmitt worked behind-the-scenes at live concerts of Sennheiser-endorsed artists, quickly solving RF dilemmas and providing the artists’ sound crews with a wealth of technical tips and know-how.
Schmitt returned to the corporate headquarters in 2008 and worked as Director Product Lifecycle Management in the Professional Systems Division and was in charge for the product- idea, -concept, -development and support of the products throughout the lifecycle.
Since January 2015 he is as Director Customer Development and Application Engineering in charge for the support of Sennheiser customers. The CDAE team is acting globally, solving problems and present solutions for customers and our end users.
Before joining Sennheiser, Schmitt worked for over 10 years at Matsushita – well known for the Panasonic, Technics and Quasar brands – developing video and audio products. He spent 2.5 years at the Matsushita headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
Schmitt earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, specializing in RF and Communication.
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