PACHA LONDON'S SYSTEM HELPS SCOOP TOP AWARD
When Pacha London recently won the 'Best Dance Club' category at the prestigious London Club & Bar Awards 2013 it became the latest leading night club with a Martin Audio sound system to win an award.
The Awards, which have been run each year since 1994, were presented at a gala event, held at the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel. And following the Ministry of Sound's recent success in the premier international IDMA's in Miami, Pacha was rewarded for their recent £500,000 refit which has seen them extend to a third, soundproofed Glass Room on the first floor as part of a complete club redesign earlier this year.
During the refurb, the Martin Audio WT3/WS218X system, installed back in 2008 by Bernard Mani's Systems Etc was reconfigured and enhanced by Viba Sound, with their project manager Hugh Sadleir adding a pair of WSX subs to complement the flown Martin Audio Blackline+ top boxes in the new dedicated space. Assisting with the redesign was Martin Audio customer, Carl Broadhurst of CTS Productions.
Meanwhile the first floor Global Room is in the process of doubling in size across the original void and downstairs the main room has had its DJ booth repositioned, so that it has now become a focal point - in full view of the gallery above.
Said operations director Gemma Ross, 'With a 500-capacity second room, the new configuration now gives us the possibility of having two promoters in on the same night.'
With stand-alone sound systems in each room the new-look club continues to use only Martin Audio loudspeakers, processed via the Martin Audio Engineer 418 DSP. And since the space is constantly evolving, a projected fourth room will also feature Martin Audio sound when it comes to fruition.
Of the consistent high quality sound, Gemma says, 'Everyone is really happy with the system and the DJ's freaking out over it '
'There are generally only a few club brands considered for good house music - and we have always thought Martin Audio was better. fabric has it, so does the Ministry - it's a proper system and sounds fantastic.
'In fact since the redesign the whole space feels more like a club atmosphere, with strobes, CO2 jets and a rig that moves up and down.'