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J Davis Prosound & Lighting chosen for Jaihind Malayalam Film Awards The popular television channel in Kerala, “Jaihind TV”, along with Impressario Events, Cochin, organized the Jaihind Malayalam Film Awards 2012 on 12 May 2012 at Chandrashekar Nair Stadium, Trivandrum, Kerala. Close to 10,000 people attended the awards function which was filled with fun and glamour. The biggest evening in the Malayalam Film Industry brought together some of the top actors and actresses of the industry, all on one stage. J Davis Prosound & Lighting, Bangalore, was chosen to provide technical solutions (sound, lights & LED) for the 3rd time in a row for this prestigious event of the Malayalam film fraternity. The sound system set-up was a bit complicated as the front VIP audience was covered with a super structure as a safety measures for rain. So a total of 4 + 4 L-Acoustics V-DOSC were stacked inside the structure with 4 + 4 L-Acoustics SB 218 Subs. The system covered the structure length of 110 feet. Just behind the structure were two flown arrays of 8 + 8 L-Acoustics V-DOSC to cater to the remaining venue length of 70 metres. Four L-Acoustics Arcs were used for stage front fills with 4 Arcs and 2 QSC Powered Subs for the stage sidefills.

The system was completely powered by L-Acoustics LA – 48a Amps with the monitors powered by Martin Audio Amps. The system was controlled by a Dolby Lake Processor. 8 LE 1500 Martin Audio Monitors were used for the 6 piece band and front vocals. The microphones were a mix range of Shure & Sennheiser.

12 Claypaky Alpha HPE 1200 Spots, 16 PR Lighting Beams 16 LED Moving Head Washes 08 575 Robe Washes 72 3 Watt LED PARS all controlled with 2 Avolites 2010 Lighting Boards & W-DMX Wireless DMX Controller.

The lighting comprised of :

Graflex Inc, AV division of J Davis Prosound & Lighting, provided the LED Slim Line panels and mesh. The main backdrop along with the props comprised of a centre LED wall of 6mm 24 x 12.5 feet. The left and right stage wings comprised of 12 x 8 LED mesh.

250 Parcans with Pulsar Datapak Dimmer Racks

There were 4 vertical runners of 3 x 9 LED mesh.

A Yamaha PM 5D RH was used as the FOH console and it was also used control the monitors.

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