Orange Whip, Melbournes newest night club whipped up a storm when it opened last week after an extensive renovation. Hundred of eager patrons queued for hours to get a first have experience of this truly contemporary 21st century venue.
The audio system is mainly composed of Quest Engineering speakers and amplifiers and split up into 3 zones with a mixture of a primary disco/band system and 2 zones of distributed sound.
Zone I is the main room where a flown mid high speaker array reproduces the live rock band and the DJ program with 4 x Quest HPI 218 double 18 sub bass powered by 2 Quest QA 4004 amplifiers. The purpose of the line of 4 sub bass boxes is to help focus the bass into the centre of the room and limit the low frequency spill into the surrounding neighbourhood. There are noise limitations outside the club and this technique provides a full sounding and even bass response inside the club and limits the noise outside.
The band and DJ system are also limited by a pair of Drawmer SP2120 speaker protectors and the zone system is routed through a Xilica DLP 8080 processor.
Monitors for the band are 6 x Quest Q-motion QM12MP high powered foldback monitors plus a dedicated Quest drum-fill. Even with high stage volumes, the Quest monitors need little EQ to be heard easily over the high stage level, which is handy as the monitors are mixed from front of house.
The other 2 zones are Quest MS series 601 speakers, which happily accept the full range sound from both band and DJ system.
The venue design and lighting/video system are all state of the art and the installation was designed and installed by Magnum Mobile Music who did an outstanding job.