THE NEW AND GLAMOROUS FITZ CLUB, INSPIRED BY THE 1920S, REVOLUTIONIZES THE MADRID NIGHT
In a great bid to revive the splendor of the roaring 20s, the heart of the Spanish capital, near the emblematic Plaza de España, was decked out last April to celebrate the opening of FITZ CLUB Madrid. This new concept, which occupies the legendary Sala Arena space, has revolutionized the city’s nightlife with its leisure and cultural proposal.
FITZ CLUB opened with an outstanding event that featured the presence of renowned DJs Marco Carola and Loco Dice. These artists, pillars of tech-house, ensured a music and dance experience that perfectly fused the past with the most modern sound trends. Since then, the club’s expectations have been unleashed, becoming the favorite place for many Madrid residents and tourists, since FITZ CLUB not only symbolizes a space for celebration, but also represents a new chapter in Madrid’s already acclaimed nightlife.
With a decoration that evokes the glamor and excess symbolized by literary figures such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of “The Great Gatsby”, FITZ CLUB Madrid is launched as a sophisticated setting that combines the decadent aesthetics of the 1920s with advanced technologies and a lighting system that takes the entertainment experience to another level. The club is structured on two floors that offer different environments, including a VIP room, all designed to host everything from concerts and private events to DJ sessions. Natural textures, organic shapes and touches of vegetation enrich its environment, creating a unique ecosystem for attendees.
Thanks to Grupo Sounds, the promoter in charge of the production of the room, Fluge Audiovisuales worked on this project from the initial step, getting involved in the integration of spectacular lighting and sound systems, with decorative elements and installations throughout the venue that posed a technical challenge. To highlight, in the main area of the room a lighting project was implemented in the form of a large dome that crowns the space. For this, more than 50 Prolights moving heads were used. On the other hand, to generate stroboscopic effects, more than 10 Martin spotlights were used, specifically the Atomic 3000 LED model. To complete this area, four lasers from the manufacturer Kvant, model Clubmax 68 FB4, were installed, which create spectacular effects.
The integration and control of the lighting system is based on the Art-net network protocol, with a deployment of 3 switching and distribution nodes of custom-designed DMX boxes, differentiating the dome by zones for the distribution of control signals. The room also has other spaces, such as the entrance and the VIP Area on the upper floor. These areas are reinforced with Prolights moving heads, Ruby and Diamond 19 models. Due to the typology and design of the project, all areas of the room can be controlled independently or together depending on the needs, using a GrandMA3 Light table. This system guarantees 100% flexibility and multiplies the potential of the space.
In terms of sound, the philosophy of the project was to provide the space with a system distributed in the entrance areas and VIP Area with L’Acoustic, speakers, specifically the X12 model, and subwoofer reinforcements integrated into the decoration and ambience of the hall. For the main area of the room, the space was equipped with 12 K3 speakers distributed in four line arrays for the homogeneous distribution of the sound pressure level and 6 KS28 subwoofers under the stage. All of this controlled and processed with the LA4X and LA12X stages, along with NST Audio and Meyer Sound processors, including a mixing console from the manufacturer Digico, model SD11. In addition, specific audio signal distribution boxes were designed at different points in the room for holding events. Finally, a recording and broadcast system was included with Canon cameras, model CR-N300, and a Roland mixer to control the system.