From the ground shaking dance floor to amazing laser lighting, Malaysia’s top notch DJ Victor G talks about the best club sound system ever setup bringing back the memories of the legendary super dance club, Ministry of Sound – EUPHORIA. We couldn’t agree more with Victor, indeed it was the best club with world class sounds equipped with 118 speakers and the top club where Malaysian clubbers went to in the few years back when MOS still exists here.
There isn’t any commercialized EDM ever existed at that MOS era as it was all about quality house and electronic music. Top DJs like Fedde Le Grand, Matt Darey, Dash Berlin, DJ Vice, First State, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Rank1 & Jochen Miller, Andy Moor and just to name a few has performed at the super dance club.
“Still the best sound and lighting system I ever worked with~ not to mentioned the top djs I get to work with, observed, influenced from,” said Micheal Mah, the lighting engineer at Euphoria MOS.
“Best DJ console I have ever worked and played in has got to be during my residency at Euphoria by Ministry of Sound back in 2008/09. Whole club was built around the sound and the console was built around the DJ. It was one of the best sounding club in Klang Valley in my books and to compliment that, the control console. It was such and honor to have worked in such top class workspace.
The genius behind the sound is Austen Derek and I remembered him gathering all the upcoming resident djs together when he was about to build the console to discuss and input what was comfortable and best made to suit each one of our styles. Be it hiphop/house/open format or techno. That console was super modular to suit every performers without having to remove any of its construction. There was a box of double 18″ subs underneath the console to compliment the top field monitor speakers.
Every output (2 DJ mixer and 1 Yamaha PA Mixer) was connected to a Midas mini (if i remembered it correctly) mixer below the console, which was then connected to a dolby lake processor which separate and sends outputs to more dolby lake processors across the amp rooms situated around the club. Dance floor was elevated on a rubber so you could feel the vibrations of the low ends on the dance floor. Can’t remember how many subs and top field speakers which was focused on dance floor but sound was super sweet.
There was enough mixers (Pioneer djm800/A&H xone 4D), turntables (Technicks SL1200MK5G) and CDJ1000mk3 (industry standard back then) to have accommodate 2 Dj’s playing simultaneously.
Although the club didn’t last as long as we expected to, but there hasn’t been anywhere else (locally) that could come close to how good that workspace is“, said Victor G.
4 x Dolby Lake LP4D12
10 x Martin Audio WS218X
12 x Martin Audio H3H
15 x Martin Audio AQ10
2 x Martin Audio AQ210
2 x Martin Audio AQ6
7 x Martin Audio MA 1.6
13 x Martin Audio MA 2.8
4 x Martin Audio MA 4.2
1 x Pioneer DJM 800 Professional Mixer
1 x Xone 4D Allen & Heat
2 x Technics SL1210MK35G Turn tables
3 x Pioneer CDJ 1000 MK3
1 x Yamaha 01V96V2 Digital Mixer
1 x Pioneer EFX1000 Effector
1 x Rane Serato – Scratch Live
1 x Sennheiser EM550 Receiver
1 x Sennheiser EW500
2 x Midas – XL88 Mixer
1 x Dolby Lake LP8D8
1 x Martin Audio WS218X
2 x Martin Audio F12
1 x I MAC 7.1
With the recent three-dimensional sound field Dolby Atmos in club setup in Ministry of Sound London, we still hope MOS will return to our clubland one day.