DiGiCo and KLANG Deliver Sound Perfection at Spain’s Leisure and Gastronomic Epicenter Odiseo
Quantum225 console, 4REA4 processing engine and KLANG immersive mixing are essential elements of the audio system at the Vegas-inspired thematic centre
Known for its balmy coastline and unspoilt coves, laid-back Murcia is a centre of landmarks to linger over. One of these is ODISEO – a unique venue dedicated to the pure pursuit of pleasure. Boasting three restaurants, a sports bar, a nightclub, a show room and multiple terraces, as well as Europe’s largest cantilevered pool suspended 27 metres above the ground, ODISEO’s remarkable space of 15,500m2 is distributed across three levels and offers entertainment experience synonymous with tourism empires such as Las Vegas and Dubai. On par with great entertainment comes the venue’s equally impressive audio infrastructure that includes DiGiCo 4REA4 processors and a Quantum225console supplied by RMS Proaudio, DiGiCo’s distributor in Spain.
ODISEO is owned by Orenes Group, one of Spain’s fastest growing businesses in the leisure sector with projects galore including casinos, gaming and sports betting rooms, as well as hotels and restaurants. Committed to innovation and the use of the latest technologies as one of the key driving forces behind the growth of a successful project, Orenes Group hired sound design consultant Lolo Moldes, who worked in close collaboration with the team at RMS Proaudio to deliver the audio installation.
“When Orenes Group contacted me about the ODISEO project at the beginning of 2019, I was immediately hooked,” says Moldes. “Architecturally stunning and unique in every way, I was motivated by the team’s ambition to have the premium, comprehensive AV infrastructure installed at this new venue, which would have the same look and flair as some of the top Las Vegas entertainment spots.”
With only three months until ODISEO’s’s official opening, Moldes planned the perfect audio setup that would be able to accommodate the venue’s complete integrated leisure experience. After careful consideration, DiGiCo systems were chosen because of their straightforward architecture, solid sound quality and powerful processing.
“From the very beginning, we knew the systems we install will be used by Odiseo’s in-house engineers for our own shows, as well as visiting sound engineers for the international artists performing at the venue,” adds ODISEO’s technical director Isidro Carrasco. “Therefore, ease of use was one of our key priorities,” says Carrasco. “The sound quality and the system being future proof for many years to come were also very important consideration points, as well as the system being rider friendly. DiGiCo ticked all our boxes, so we were happy to proceed with the installation.”
Originally, Seville’s audiovisual equipment supplier, RMS Proaudio, installed three DiGiCo SD11i consoles in different areas of the venue. Following the launch of Quantum225in 2021, ODISEO’s team swapped one of the SD11 is for this small-format digital console with a powerful Quantum Engine.
“We were pleased with our SD11i consoles but, when the Quantum225 hit the market, we did what was already part of Orenes Group’s DNA – invested in the latest technology. And we were thrilled to work with the new Quantum console!” exclaims Carrasco. “The Quantum engine offers us a great improvement in the sound of our dinner show, and it’s great to mix with the Nodal Processing feature on the monitoring side. We also love the Mustard Optical Compressor available on DiGiCo Quantum consoles, as it offers us better flexibility and extra control within a mix.”
As well as the consoles, DiGiCo’s 4REA4 system processors were also deployed to provide routing, processing and mix control across Odiseo’s multi-space venue.
For the in-ear mixing, RMS Proaudio supplied a KLANG:vokal immersive in-ear mixing processor that allows up to 12 musicians to create their own immersive in-ear monitor mix from 24 mono or stereo sources, perfect for Odiseo’s varied programme of visiting and resident artists.
“Thanks to KLANG:vocal, the ODISEO team was able to seriously improve the listening experience of their in-house and visiting performance, with KLANG offering a lot more clarity and spatiality to the artists’ in-ear monitoring systems,” says Manu Meñaca, Technical Support & Educational Department at RMS Proaudio.
Once the installation was completed, the ODISEO technical team received full training on both the DiGiCo and KLANG systems, with RMS Proaudio continuing to offer full support when the team has any questions.
“We are very happy with the choice of our DiGiCo and KLANG products,” concludes Carrasco. “For Odiseo’s management system, we use two 4REA4 processors from which we run up to 150 channels to around 80 busses. We have DiGiCo A-Control Series remote controllers spread all over the venue for different functions. The system is perfect for our use and the three DiGiCo consoles we use, together with the five D2-Racks give us the sound quality and the configurations we need. I can’t think of anything we could have done better!”
A subsidiary of mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo, KLANG:technologies is the world’s first manufacturer of truly immersive in-ear monitor mixing technologies. Its mixing engine is specifically designed to be used with IEMs and provides musicians with individual, natural and three-dimensional sound. It enables the brain’s natural capability to sort and prioritize audio within the mix, not only providing transparency, but also lowering levels as sounds merge rather than conflict. For more details on the manufacturer, visit www.KLANG.com.
DiGiCo is a UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles for the live, theatre, broadcast and postproduction industries and is exclusively distributed in the US by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. For more information, go to www.DiGiCo.biz.