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Avolites Titan Adds Upbeat FX at Ministry of Sound
UK – London’s world-famous clubbing hotspot Ministry of Sound (Mos) has upgraded its lighting control for 2019 with an investment in Avolites’ Arena and Quartz consoles.
The south east London nightclub has been at the heart of the capital’s scene for almost 30 years. Household name DJs and performers are a mainstay of its offering, backed by serious sound and uplifting lighting.
International technical event production company Bigabox drew on its long-standing relationship with MoS to realise the enhancement of lighting control options in the club’s two main rooms: ‘The 103’ and ‘The Box’.
“It was my recommendation the MoS team got Avolites consoles for their largest-capacity spaces and that’s precisely what they did,” says Bigabox Productions’ director, Dean Graves. “The guys at Avolites are helpful, informative, passionate and incredible people to work with. It was imperative their products were in the Ministry.”
Oliver Young is lighting technician at MoS: “We needed something which could work with the freelance lighting operators we have and the diverse events we have coming through the door.
“The Avolites Arena is the perfect console for club nights in The Box with its huge amount of faders, and the second screen is great for when we have corporate events because we can have our cue stack there while using the main touch screen for everything else. It’s amazing having the use of Avolites’ simple-to-use features such as Key Frame Shapes and a large amount of DMX outputs, we can make anything possible!”
As the name suggests, the Arena is designed for use where a larger control surface is required. Alongside the main and smaller screens, it offers six LCD screens displaying electronic legends for 30 faders.
The Quartz, Avolites’ smallest fully-featured console, is installed in the 500-capacity The 103 room, which connects all other spaces within the venue.
“The Quartz is the perfect size for The 103, fitting nicely into the DJ booth,” Young continues. “It gives us all the features of a full-sized desk but in a compact box and using ArtNET we have as many outputs as we could possibly need.
“Avolites is also perfect as all of our freelancers and touring LDs know their desks, they can all get on it and put on a good show.”
In the first few months of 2019, MoS plays host to DJs including Fedde Le Grand, Sigala and Christina Novelli.
15th February 2019
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