ANNIVERSARIES

Majrooh Sultanpuri 1-Oct l Don McLean 2-Oct l Stevie Ray Vaughan 3-Oct l Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) 3-Oct l Pamela Mukherjee 4-Oct l Shailendra Singh 4-Oct l R.K.Sreeramkumar 4-Oct. l Prameela Gurumurthy 5-Oct l Rattan Jain 5-Oct l Bob Geldof 5-Oct l T.N.Krishnan 6-Oct. l Palai C.K.Ramachandran 7-Oct l Usha Khanna 7-Oct l John Cougar Mellencamp 7-Oct l Toni Braxton 7-Oct l Leo Rod 9-Oct l John Entwistle (The Who) 9-Oct l Nedunuri Krishnamurthy 10-Oct l David Lee Roth (Van Halen) 10-Oct l Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) 11-Oct l Milan Singh 12-Oct l Nida Fazli 12-Oct l Marie Osmond 13-Oct l Sammy Hagar 13-Oct l Cliff Richard 14-Oct l M.S.Shashank 14-Oct l Chris De Burgh 15-Oct l Dr. N.Ramani 15-Oct l Mudikondan C.Venkatarama Iyer 15-Oct l Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 16-Oct l Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) 16-Oct l Eminem 17-Oct l Ziggy Marley 17-Oct l Palladam Sanjeeva Rao 18-Oct l Kumar Sanu 20-Oct l Manfred Mann 21-Oct l Prayag Raj 22-Oct l Shaggy 22-Oct l Sapna Mukherji 23-Oct l Tirupanithura Radhakrishnan 24-Oct l Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) 24-Oct l Madurai Mani Iyer 25-Oct l Navneet Nishan 25-Oct l Sharda 25-Oct l Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 25-Oct l Shabbir Kumar 26-Oct l Anuradha Paudwal 27-Oct l Simon Le Bon 27-Oct l Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 29-Oct l Abhijeet 30-Oct l Abu Malik 30-Oct l Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) 30-Oct l David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) 22-Sep l Emani Sankara Sastri 23-Sep l Bruce Springsteen 23-Sep l Imran Merchant 25-Sep l Papanasam Sivan 26-Sep l Olivia Newton-John 26-Sep l Pinky (Preety-Pinky) 27-Sep l Durai Swaminathan 28-Sep l Lata Mangeshkar 28-Sep l Mahesh 27-May l Jerry Lee Lewis 29-Sep

Orange Amplification Sponsor Prog Awards 2017

Orange Amplification is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 Progressive Music Awards once again. These prestigious awards will be held at The Underglobe on the September 14th. This year, Orange Ambassadors Mastodon, Sólstafir and Rush are nominated for awards.
 
Mastodon, winners of this year’s Golden God Award for Best Live Band, have earned themselves a reputation as one of the most creative metal bands of a generation. The stunning artwork of their best-selling seventh studio album, Emperor of Sands, has been nominated for Prog Awards 2017 Album Cover Of The Year. In addition, ‘Show Yourself’ the second single from the album and the band's most commercially successful has been nominated for Video of The Year. Mastodon has just announced their Emperor of Sands tour will be extended with seven UK Shows from December 2nd in Cardiff to the 10th in London.
 
The music of Icelandic heavy metal band Sólstafir has been described as a unique blend of metal, beautiful melodies with psychedelic moments. They have been nominated for International Band / Artist of the Year at the Prog Awards. Their sixth album Berdreyminn, released in May 2017 is being supported by a UK and European tour throughout June.
 
Rush’s fortieth anniversary edition of their seminal ‘2112’ album has been nominated for Reissue Of The Year, sponsored by Orange Amplification. The re-mastering of this landmark 1976 album adds polish to an already superb example of musical agility. It has Orange Ambassador Geddy Lee’s vocals popping and his iconic bass lines sounding refreshed and rejuvenated. The album may be forty years old, yet 2112 remains as relevant as ever.
 
To find out more about the Prog Awards, the categories and vote for your favourite Orange Ambassador please go to www.progmagazine.com/awards. To find out more about Orange Amplification, its products and its artists please go to https://orangeamps.com/.

Experience 3D Immersive Audio

AMBEO is Sennheiser’s program and trademark for 3D audio. It aims to venture into the 3rd dimension in audio with the launch of AMBEO VR Mic which will cover immersive audio products and technologies for the entire audio signal chain. From capture to mixing and processing to reproduction, Sennheiser is unveiling a strategic focus on 3D immersive audio, a ground-breaking technology that promises the ultimate in audio capture and reproduction. 3D audio is the new frontier of excellence, set to transform the listening experience for users across a broad range of applications, from virtual reality gaming to audio recording and broadcasting
 
The elegantly designed AMBEO® VR Mic has been developed in cooperation with VR content producers and fine-tuned through an extensive creators’ program with participants from across the audio and VR communities. The mic caters exactly to the needs of VR content creators, letting you capture the experience and spirit of any location enabling the listener to be immersed as if they were there. The easy-to-use AMBEO® VR Mic is an ambisonic microphone fitted with four matched KE 14 capsules in a tetrahedral arrangement. This special design allows you to capture the sound that surrounds you from a single point. As a result, you get fully spherical ambisonics sound to match your VR video/spherical 360 content.

The Best Headphone System in the World

Sennheiser HE 1 is proof of the fact that Sennheiser is truly shaping the future of audio in the Indian market. The audio miracle combines a unique amplifier concept with carefully selected materials and highest quality craftsmanship the world has ever seen before. A frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing and the lowest total harmonic distortion that has ever been measured in an audio reproduction system are just some of the technical highlights of this milestone product - Sennheiser HE 1

Building high-end headphones which sound so brilliant that you feel that you are in a concert hall; creating acoustics that surpass anything that has been heard before; this has always been Sennheiser’s vision. In 1990/1991, the audio specialist achieved precisely that with the Orpheus HE90/HEV90; Sennheiser took the audio world by storm with an engineering masterpiece that eliminated all previous ideas about the performance limitations of headphones. The electrostatic headphone system with an impressive 500 V tube amplifier, became an icon of the audio industry and was recognized as the best headphones in the world until now....now we have the HE 1.

With this incredible headphone system, we expect that Sennheiser HE 1 will truly shape the future of Indian audio.

 

Parrot launches Zik 3

The stunning Zik 3 headphones are a successful result of designer Philippe Starck and Parrot's merger. The Zik 3, a luxurious pair of over-ear headphones offers more than        you could ask for - beautiful, wireless, intuitive, technological, and compatible with all ‘modern’ devices like smart watches. The world's finest pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones in India.
The Parrot Zik 3 lets you experience your music with immersive depth and all its glorious harmony. There is a simple touch to control your music. With 18 hours of battery life you can listen to your playlist endlessly.
The battery life on these headphones is ridiculous as the airplane mode offers up to 18 hours! With the mini-jack cable, you can continue to listen to your music when your headset is no longer charged. The Parrot Zik 3 lets you free yourself from cables. Experience wired-quality sound even while going wireless. Also, you can use them as wired headphones as and when you like.


Parrot - Zik 3 Features

 Immersive Sound - 40mm drivers are tuned to deliver best in class audio. 32 bit audio processing   let you experience music like never before.

Customize the Audio - adjust the sound as per the environment.

Auto Adaptive Noise Cancellation Feature

Intuitive Touch Panel - Control your music with a simple touch 

Parrot Zik App -  makes your life easier with easy equalizer settings

QI-compatible Audio Headset - Pump up the charge within 2 hours


MRP: Rs. 29,990/-

 

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To understand what the Alcons "pro-ribbon fuzz" is all about, Alcons hosts hourly presentations on immersive surround for Residential installations and Live-Production applications, in a unique acoustically-optimized listening room.The audio system will be a hybrid 9.X.8 immersive surround configuration, comprising 20+ Alcons pro-ribbon loudspeakers, driven by 24 channels of Sentinel amplified loudspeaker controllers with "lossless" AES3 digital signal distribution. This set-up is designed to reproduce native and upmixed Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X content, as well as Astro 3D Spatial Audio material. Alcons pro-ribbon sound systems are in use at Walt Disney, NBC Universal, Lucasfilm, Google/YouTube, Levels Audio Hollywood, Hamilton the Musical, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg a.o. and a fast growing number of reference home theatres around the world. ISE 2017 sees Alcons Audio returns to its 'home show' both as a an official ISE Technology Partner and with an expanded Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience.Taking place in an acoustically-optimised demo room on Alcons stand 6H148 in Hall 6, the company will be demonstrating the latest immersive surround systems for both the residential/home theatre and live-production/installation markets.The Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience is a joint collaboration with Astro Spatial Audio, Barco Residential, DreamScreen and Trinnov. 

Sound Impression Series of Roadshows

The German audio giant, Sennheiser, took perfect audio solutions to Lucknow this year – The succesful Sound Impression series. The exclusive roadshow put up an exciting and intriguing session on sound systems. The showcase included Sennheiser’s range of wired and wireless microphones that’are designed to give you an experience you can never forget.

Interviews

Venues

Hard Rock Cafe1

Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.


Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary