Udaipur is all soaked up in the colors of big fat royal weddings this season. The much-hyped pre-wedding celebration of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal is on the tongue of every Indian. And if we get any time to think about something else, it is just going to be the wedding celebration of Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra and the stunning Nick Jonas which took place in Jodhpur. But do you know who is behind the mind-boggling audio and lighting setup of these wedding celebrations?
The company which is behind the astonishing setup of these grand weddings is MEGA SOUND from Udaipur.
Mega sound was established in the year 1997. From the past many years, it has provided sound and light setups for prestigious shows, live concerts, corporate events, fashion shows, and extravagant big fat weddings. Based in Udaipur and Ahmedabad, the company has been taking responsibilities of many notable and grand events some of which are the recent Isha-Anand and Priyanka-Nick’s wedding event.
“Mega Sound took the entire responsibility for sound and light set up of both of these high profile weddings which were a huge task in itself because of the high profile guest list and challenging schedule as well as technicalities. Isha-Anand wedding celebration witnessed many national and international artists including Beyonce. The challenge was to deliver a phenomenal sound quality that can satisfy the international clients within given the short time duration.” said Mr. Siddharth Chouhan, Managing Director of Mega Sound.
Mr. Vishrut V Joshi, Chief Audio Designer of Mega Sound took the entire responsibility of managing both the event with perfection.
He says “We designed the entire audio setup for artists like Beyonce and Nick Jonas. Honestly, it was tough. Since Beyonce is a brand in herself and we had to be very precise with her requirements. Her team was very particular about the sound settings and why wouldn’t they be. Her Audio designer Aroon Voortman had worked in festivals such as
Tomorrowland. With all the challenging audio designing, in the end, they were satisfied with our design and work. We covered the entire city palace complex with the sonic sound quality and delivered uniform sound throughout the venue.”
What all equipment was needed in these grand setups?
We deployed around 90 speakers throughout the City Palace with long audio feeds to give an exceptional sound to all the guests. All the equipment was unmistakably backed up in case the main power fails.
The main Speaker for Beyonce was 4 Rigs of L-Acoustics K2 system with KS28 Subs with Kara as Downfill and front fills, Arcs II was used for extreme outfills to fill up the gaps. All system was driven by L-Acoustics LA12X Amplification.
Apart from that, somewhere around 50+ DPA and AKG microphones were used for the symphony orchestra. Rajesh Kumawat, the stage technical engineer was responsible for the placement of microphone for dedicated instruments and Mr. Vanshaj Sharma took the entire responsibility of mix the Symphony orchestra on DiGICO Desk.
The Sound of after party at Zenana Mahal was managed by Ranjit Singh Rathore and our Light Designer Mr. Vinay Sharma from Ananta Stagecraft who was responsible for giving a blasting musical and lighting experience to the guests. The after party was planned in Zenana Mahal with Bollywood singers such as Sukhbir Singh and DJ Aman Nagpal. The after party was a challenge as the venue was completely packed. Here, Ranjit deployed the distributed system with main hangs of L-Acoustics K2 and distributed fills. The center place was covered by a speaker to give a feeling that of a nightclub. The center part was a bit tough as the stage was too low to it and was fired from sides with measured height, and was successfully achieved with 110 DB level over the entire Zenana Mahal and made everyone groove till the morning light.
About the owner
Mr. Siddharth Chauhan, director of Mega Sound, found his passion for sound in 1997 with the limited inventory and small shows. He believes in teamwork and keeps his faith in his staff members and motivates them regularly to achieve the best. His belief, continuous efforts, integrity, hard work and commitments helped Mega Sound to reach the zenith of success.
He is the MAN OF WORDS who strongly believe in business ethics and deliver the best quality to clients, the man who is an unstoppable optimist.
The team member of MEGA SOUND denotes him as “HEART OF COMPANY & MR. PERFECTIONIST”
Vishrut V Joshi – Who chose a road less taken
Vishrut V Joshi is the Chief audio system designer and mix engineer. He says “since childhood, I had less interest in studies. And as I grew, I felt unhappy with the direction I was going towards and so, I chose the field that makes me happy and found passion in a field which is not even known by several people. My boss, who is known as Mr. Perfectionist became my Leader & Mentor and I decided to work hard and drag my potential & energy to match the level of perfection with him (Mr. Siddharth Chauhan). My sole goal became to make him feel proud & to achieve international recognition of Mega Sound. I’ve been into this field from past 8 Years and worked with major Bollywood and Hollywood artist such as Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Hardwell and shows like FILMFARE, IIFA, Sunburn, Coke Studio, AR Rehman and so on.
Audio is a very important part of an event, and so every day, every event is a new challenge. Sometimes, it takes sleepless nights and 24×7 working duration but it was only my passion that kept me going and overcome every challenge that came in my way. I love to be called as #SOUNDGUYVISHRUT because Sound is something that means everything to me.”
Ranjit Singh Rathore (system mix engineer)
Working with MEGA SOUND for more than 11 years, with his hard work and an instinct to learn every day made him the brilliant sound engineer he is today.
Ranjit Singh Rathore is the backbone of MEGA SOUND and contributed in nearly all the major shows till date.
Mega Sound Team
Audio director – Siddharth Chouhan
Chief audio designer – Vishrut V Joshi
System Engineer – Ranjit Singh Rathore
Chief stage patching engineer – Rajesh Kumawat
Stage Patching engineer – Anu Aiman
Assistant engineer – Virender Solanki
Rigging engineer – Krishna Biswal
Assistant stage engineer – Ajay Vyas
Assistant engineer – Devender Jethi & Ravi Singh Rathore
Assistant stage engineer – Rahul Makwana
“We believe in Kaizen concept where we work for continuous improvement to provide best quality service.”
-Team Mega Sound
Reach Mega Sound at www.megasound.in
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