India's First Aviation Themed Technical & Cultural Fest

Hosted by

School of Aeronautics (Neemrana)



Sometimes it seems as if there are as many ways to use Live as there are people who own it. For some, it’s a digital audio workstation with amazing loop capabilities. For others, it’s a DJ program. Some wouldn’t think of using Live without Rewiring it into a host program, and others see it as a song writing tool.

To me, it’s a musical instrument that just happens to look and feel like a software sequencing program. And like any other musical instrument, it requires practice. Putting together one of live sets, involves a lot of preparation; this article covers the steps leading up to actually performing a remix-type set with Live. The three main steps for me, other than practicing with Live itself, are:

* Optimize existing loops and create any additional loops that might be needed.

* Transfer the loops into Live and create and organize Scenes.

* Add real-time control.

A disc jockey (abbreviated D.J., DJ or deejay) is a person who plays recorded music for an audience, either a radio audience if the mix is broadcast or the audience in a venue such as a bar or nightclub. In venues such as a club event or rave, this is an audience of dancers. Originally, “disc” (uncommonly spelled “disque” in French or commonly “disk” in American English) referred to phonograph records, not the later compact discs. Today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter which medium is used (e.g. vinyl, CDs, MP3 players).

The title “DJ” is also commonly used by DJs in front of their real names or adopted pseudonyms as a title to denote their profession and the music they play (e.g. DJ Pierre).

There are several types of disc jockey. Radio DJs or radio personalities introduce and play music that is broadcast on AM, FM, digital or internet radio stations. Club DJs select and play music in bars, nightclubs or discothèques, or at parties or raves, or even in stadiums. Mobile DJs travel with portable sound systems and play recorded music at a variety of events. Some mobile DJs also serve as the master of ceremonies (MC) directing the attention of attendees, and maintaining a room-wide focus on what is included in the event’s agenda. There are also many competitions that specialize in mixing, scratching or other kinds of techniques.

Other types of DJ use musical performance techniques that allow them to be categorized as performing musicians, depending on the situation. Hip hop DJs not only select and play music using multiple turntables to back one or more MCs or rappers, but they also perform turntable scratching to create rhythmic and percussive sounds, and are also often songwriters or music producers who use turntablism and sampling to create backing instrumentals for new tracks.

In reggae, the DJ (deejay) is a vocalist who raps, “toasts”, or chats over pre-recorded rhythm tracks while the individual who helps the DJ by selecting tracks to be played is called the selector.

Many electronica artists and producers who also work as DJs often perform music by combining turntablism with keyboards or live electronics. Electronica, hip-hop or reggae DJs also often collaborate and play live music with bands and musicians from several musical genres (rock, heavy metal, jazz or even classical music), using turntables and electronics as musical instruments. According to a 2012 study, there are approximately 1¼ million professional disc jockeys in the world.

The tunes a DJ picks to play and in which they mix them defines a DJ’s style. The DJ’s style can and should be pliable, depending on what club he or she is playing in and what kind of music is expected of the DJ (e.g. a house music dance requires a different set list than a rave).

Kavi Sammelan is a formal or informal gathering of poets in Hindi-speaking belts of northern India. The participants recite their poetry to each other and have a general discussion of literary issues. This may take place in private homes or before an audience. Gatherings dedicated to comedy (Hâsya) are known Hasya Kavi Sammelan. In the era before economic liberalization(1991), kavi sammelans were a popular part of everyday life. They were often broadcast on the state-owned Doordarshan TV network. Post-liberalization, with increasing westernization and proliferation of electronic media, the frequency of such gatherings has reduced. One good trend that has been observed in Kavi-Sammelan is that, it has taken its roots in other countries too. With its increasing frequency across the globe, Kavi-Sammelan has discovered a new life.

The format of kavi sammelan has not seen many changes since its inception. The traditional format has a Sanchalak (anchor) and a few poets. The number of total poets vary from three to twenties and even thirty. In the traditional format, all the poets sit on a mattress on the stage. The mattress is decorated by flowers, and traditional cylindrical pillows are kept for each poet. There is one standing mike, and one sitting mike. The sitting mike is kept in front of the Sanchalak. He introduces the whole team to the audiences, and then calls the poets one by one. These poets come to the standing mike and recite their poems to the audiences. The order of recitation is generally from most junior to the most senior poet. Most of the traditional kavi sammelan have 7–12 poets.

Breaking the traditions, today even solo kavi sammelan are being organized (although the term ‘kavi sammelan’ indicates plural number of participants, of late solo performances have also been called kavi sammelan).  The positioning of Kavi-Sammelans have come out of the traditional set-up, and now poetry shows are labelled not less than musical concerts.[9] Although this is a matter of discussion among the experts that whether the change of format of Kavi-Sammelan is up gradation or down gradation, even the most senior poets have supported the changing format.

Various Categories in Live Performance Competition for the event are

  1. DJ Nights
  2. Kavi-Sammelan


There will be two rounds. Participants selected in the first round (COMPETITION) will perform in the second round (STAGE SHOW).

  1. Number of participants: minimum 1 and maximum 12.
  2. No restrictions on song styles (English / Hindi / Any Language).
  3. Time limit for the first round is 3 - 5 minutes.
  4. Time limit for the second round is 5-8 minutes.
  5. Selected participants can perform the same for the stage show.
  6. Participant will be penalised if the time limit is exceeded.
  7. The participant should be at the contest area 1 hour prior to the commencement of the competition.
  8. Order of performances will be based on the number decided prior to the contest.
  9. Any audio support should be submitted in a Pen Drive/DVD 12 hour before the competition. The karaoke should be submitted in .mp3 format.
  10. Use of props will be allowed as long as it will not cause any delay in the program and any harm to the performance of other participants. Props such as oil, confetti, pyrotechnic gadgets, smoke generators or combustible material, broken glass are completely restricted.


  1. All the participants must register on The College Fever. Follow the link
  2. Registration starts from  28th July, 2019.
  3. This contest is open to all the students in the age group of 16-30 from an academic (technical/non-technical) institute.
  4. Participants must bring with them a proof of their identity (an institute id-card is acceptable).
  5. Judges will have the right to stop a participant’s performance at any time.
  6. Please check over your schedules very closely prior to the event and notify us immediately of any mistakes or changes.
  7. In case of a tie, the winning participant will have to go for one more performance and the task will be given by the judges only.