Martin M1™ Joins Elite Company at XS Nightclub, Wynn, Las Vegas
December 17, 2010
Elegant XS nightclub at Wynn casino and resort in Las Vegas has upgraded its lighting control system with Martin’s popular new M1 lighting desk.
The obvious choice
The M1 was a smart choice for club lighting console operator Josh Packard and his style of operation, says Wynn lighting programmer and lead lighting technician Brian Gysegem.
“It was obvious that he needed more playbacks at his fingertips and the M1 became the obvious choice. The board was ultimately chosen for its small footprint and abundance of playbacks on the control surface. Josh is equally adept at creating and mixing music as he is operating and programming lights; his timing shines because of it.”
The M1 has been designed with a single philosophy in mind – simplicity – and features a clean and easy to navigate surface. Its fast dual-core processor ensures a fast and responsive user interface, even if hundreds of playbacks and effects are activated simultaneously.
Maxxyz Compact to Tryst
The M1 replaces an existing Martin Maxxyz Compact™ lighting desk that will subsequently be transferred to Tryst Nightclub at Wynn Resorts.
“Because of the numerous choices with Maxxyz modules we had plenty of options to upgrade the Maxxyz Compact,” Gysegem states, “but at the end of the day it made sense to move that board to XS’s sister club Tryst. This gave us a true control surface in both clubs and ultimately upgraded Tryst from a Maxxyz PC.”
The gold standard
Conceptualized by legendary nightlife entrepreneur Victor Drai, and described as the “gold standard” of nightclubs, XS features a sophisticated design that includes a ten-foot rotating mirror ball chandelier encircled by a Martin lighting rig of MAC 250 Krypton™ and MAC 250 Wash™ luminaires. Jem K1 Hazers™ and a Jem ZR33 Hi-Mass™ fogger are used for mid-air projection and atmospheric effect.
Lighting designer for Wynn Resorts is Tom Kowalczuk who has the enviable job of creating a variety of lighting designs across the Wynn property. Lighting project management and equipment was supplied by 4Wall Entertainment of Las Vegas with on site project management by 4Wall Systems Project Manager Darin Hagan.
Photo: Barbara Kraft