Ibiza – Over the summer there was one major story dominating the Ibiza headlines: the launch of the island’s hi spec new superclub, BOOOM!, featuring a custom made Pioneer Sound System and visuals powered by Avolites Media’s ultra high spec Ai Media Server.
The Ai Media Server is being used to feed multiple surface projections and LED screens around the club, providing an integral part of the BOOOM!’s ‘world class clubbing experience’.
Production Manager for the BOOOM! project was Dave Singleton from The Shop Ibiza.
“I specifically asked Steve Warren from Avolites Media to get involved as I’d worked with him and the Ai Media Server before,” explains Singleton. “I knew it was the only piece of kit that could provide us with the flexibility and sheer power to meet our demanding visual needs. Our single Ai is running an incredible amount of information from under its hood including the in-house screen, projections, video-mapped content to numerous surfaces, and LED screens throughout the club. We’ve programmed our Ai so we can manipulate different visual feeds from the same output without the need for loads of separate servers, which is saving us time, money, and hassle – I continue to be amazed at how clever Ai actually is.”
Singleton highlights the fact that big clubs don’t open that often in Ibiza, and the concept for BOOOM! is a nightclub aimed at a customer base that enjoys music and appreciates mind-blowing visuals and lighting.
“The hype surrounding BOOOM! is huge,” he continues. “Naturally, this means the expectation to deliver a technically impressive club is also huge. On this occasion we are making no exception but to deliver something awesome. By specifying Avolites Media’s Ai server I’m ensuring that as far as visuals are concerned, we achieve that.”
BOOOM! states its mission is to deliver a venue that is focused on incredible music and DJs. The line-up of DJs has read like a who’s who of top disc spinners, including Sasha, Josh Wink, and Danny Tenaglia.
“BOOOM! is a stunning club and really there is no other Media Server on the market that would have been versatile or powerful enough to achieve this ambitious and media packed project,” says Selvin Cooper, sales engineer for Avolites Media. “There is so much going on concurrently around the club, which ordinarily would have demanded many more servers and a huge level of complex set up and programming. With Ai we have managed to simplify this, and as Dave says, it saved him and his team valuable time and money. Basically, there’s no better solution out there!”
As the season draws to a close, BOOOM! anticipates an even greater season next year. ‘We have had an incredible summer, thank you all for being a part of it!’ the club posted on its Facebook page. ‘See you in 2014.’