SPACE Ibiza celebrates its first quarter-century with a little help from Cadac

A Cadac CDC four digital compact console was part of the core spec.

David Davies

Legendary Ibiza club SPACE recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a massive birthday bash in July, centred on its outdoor Flight Club arena and featuring a sound system deployed by Project Audio. The core spec for this dance spectacular includes Funktion-One loudspeakers, Full Fat Audio amplifiers, XTA processors and a Cadac CDC four digital compact console.

House legends Nina Kraviz and Carl Craig were among those to grace the anniversary bash. Meanwhile, the earlier Opening Fiesta event on 25 May at the same event saw the likes of the Chemical Brothers and James Zabiela heard through a Funktion-One rig and a Cadac LIVE1 analogue console.

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. “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.

“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.”