White Beirut opens with new sound and light
LEBANON: Outdoor rooftop club, White, got the Beirut clubbing season underway with a signature over-the-top live light, sound and video show. Prolites was the solution provider for the lighting side of the project, setting up the full venue from design to equipment supply and install. The audio system for the venue is a large Funktion One solution installed by Audiotec Group.
The venue now features more than 110 Cyclops Lighting moving heads including the new high brightness and high-contrast platinum-series beams CL 160B-ER and CL 200B-E with Philips 5R lamps. The venue’s roof is held with 20 Chainmaster chain hoists that hold four giant Eurotruss square truss structures framing for LED screens. The venue includes over 100 sq-m of LED screens.
The lighting is controlled by an Avolites Pearl Expert Pro with Touch wing console. It allows the lighting operator to create countless mixes that accommodate the sporadic changing moods, music and events throughout the night, keeping the live shows original from one night to another. From the architectural aspect, more than 3km of LED flex strips wrapped the trademark white bar and sidelines.
On the audio side, Audiotec supplied six Resolution 3, four Resolution 2 and two Resolution 3 SH for the mid highs, as well as eight F221 and two F121 to provide low end. Added to this F1201s and F101s have been distributed in the upper lounge areas, and a pair of PSM318 act as monitors in the DJ booth.
‘The guys behind White club knew exactly what they wanted, an evenly distributed sound in every corner of the club and have every single person feel the punch and energy of the music,’ said Ralph Choueiri, managing partner at Audiotec. ‘We did not have any single challenge during our install at White, from the initial design of the system with the F1 team and club owners, to White's electrical and metalwork people, to Audiotec Group’s engineers and technicians, everyone did an incredible job which made the install happen flawlessly. And to top it all, John Newsham co-founder of Funktion One made it to Beirut and put his final magical touch. We are thrilled to have been part of this beautiful journey. The owners are very happy with the end result and so are we.’