Space Ibiza celebrates 25th with Cadac-fronted Funktion-One rig18 August 2014
Space, the Iconic Ibiza club, celebrated its 25th birthday on 13 July with a massive party featuring a Cadac CDC four digital console, Full Fat Audio amps with XTA processing and one of the most sophisticated Funktion-One speaker systems in the world.
As with the club’s earlier 2014 season ‘Opening Fiesta’ on 25 May, the Funktion-One rig and Cadac desk were deployed by Ibiza sound specialist Project Audio.
Dave Millard, founder of Full Fat Audio, was Project Audio’s sound engineer for both events, working in partnership with Funktion-One chief Tony Andrews and Project Audio’s Ibiza system technician George Yankov. He comments: “We used the [Cadac analogue console] LIVE1 on the opening party, but for the 25th anniversary, we needed to wireless mic a troupe of flamenco dancers on stage and use some effects on them, so we went with the CDC four for that.
“It was a real pleasure to use both the analogue LIVE1 and digital CDC four. The audio performance of both consoles is equally excellent. I cannot recall another desk so transparent and with so much drive and finesse. The CDC four really allows the audio to breath and just does not sound digital at all. Every nuance of a recording or live input can be heard, with even subtle changes to the controls. Bass performance is exciting with every note precise. Build quality is also first class and user interaction is straightforward.”
The 25th anniversary party featured a lineup of Ibiza regulars, including appearances by Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Jimmy Edgar, Shaun Reeves, Layo and Bushwacka!, Alfredo, José Padilla, Jose De Divina and César De Melero; a four-hour set by Erick Morillo; and cameo spots from Fatboy Slim and Annie Mac.