IRAA Committee 2021

Anil Chopra

Anil Chopra - Founder & Chairman of IRAA

Founder of PALM Expo and PALM Conference; AV-ICN Expo and AV-ICN Summit; Music Expo; IRAA; PALM Sound & Light Awards; PALM DJ Championship.

He founded India’s first pro audio magazine Playback & Fast Forward in 1986. In its new avtaar the magazine is now called PALM technology. He was also Publisher and Editor of Studio Systems (1993) - India’s first pro video and broadcast magazine.

Promod Chandorkar

Pramod Chandorkar - Honorary Chairman

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. He is one of the few audio engineers who have excelled in all branches of audio ranging from music recording, live sound, film sound design and studio design and audio education.

Currently other than being the Founder & Director of Soundideaz Academy Pvt. Ltd. a premier institute conducting courses on Sound engineering, he also heads an impressive Audio post-production facility. He is also a FOH Mix engineer and the Head Technical Engineer for Sonu Nigam Live in concert and has been traveling the world for his tour for last 18 years. He has mixed live for several artists like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. He has also received the Zee cine award for best Song recording in 2005 and 3 IRAA & 3 Palm live sound awards too.

Vijay Benegal

Vijay Benegal - IRAA Award Director 2021, Eminent Recording & Mix Engineer and Co-founder, OdBle Consultants

Vijay Benegal’s career as an independent Sound Engineer has spanned close to three decades with experience on diverse sound recording and mixing projects for radio, films, television, and music albums. Artists he has recorded for include Ustad Zakir Hussain, Indus Creed, Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Ranjit Barot, and many more. Film recording projects have included album and background scores for Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Armaan, Kaante, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and others. He is also a Live Sound Engineer having worked with local and international artists such as Kailash Kher, Indus Creed, Slash, Niladri Kumar, Steve Smith, Louiz Banks, Dave Holland, Chris Potter and other luminaries. Vijay is currently touring with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as well as Ustad Zakir Hussain’s Cross Currents.