Iconic Ibiza club Space recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a birthday bash centered on its outdoor Flight Club arena, with regular Ibiza sound specialists Project Audio providing a CADAC CDC four compact digital console in front of a large-scale system incorporating Funktion-One loudspeakers powered by Full Fat Audio amps with XTA processing.
The club’s earlier 2014 season “Opening Fiesta” in late May saw the Funktion-One rig fronted with a CADAC LIVE1 analog console. Ibiza, noted for its legendary nightlife, is the third largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, 50 miles off the coast of the city of Valencia, in eastern Spain.
Dave Millard, founder of Full Fat Audio, was Project Audio’s sound engineer for both events at Space, working in partnership with Funktion-One chief Tony Andrews and Project Audio’s Ibiza system technician George Yankov.
“We used the 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,” says Yankov. “It was a real pleasure to use both the analog 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,” he continues. “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 line-up of Playa d’en Bossa regulars and legends, including 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 from Erick Morillo, and ‘cameo’ spots from Fatboy Slim and Annie Mac.