The exclusive MyntLounge in Miami Beach may be the last place you expect to find a grandMA but a grandMA2 ultra-light has been installed by clubTech LLC to control the club's lighting complement and video content. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of grandMA in North America.
"MyntLounge is our biggest customer and a pioneer on the Miami nightclub scene," says Pavel Roguszczak at clubTech, LLC. Known for its exclusivity and celebrity patrons and dubbed a place for "the famous and fabulous," the club is refitted every summer - at a million-dollar price tag.
"They do something new and innovative every year and are now running a lot of video. grandMA allows us to integrate all the systems - moving lights, video, conventional lights, architectural lights - and run them from one console. It's the first time we've been able to do that, and it's really great," Roguszczak reports.
He was introduced to grandMA at LDI 2008 and was impressed by its solid performance. When the MyntLounge refit came up last year he specified the grandMA2 ultra-light and received training on the system. "The way it's constructed is great from both a programming and aesthetic point of view. grandMA is easy to program, but a lot of stuff we do is live - there aren't a lot of chances to preprogram for a club. Many things need to be done on the fly, and grandMA makes it easy."
At the MyntLounge, the new grandMA controls media servers for the LED walls and a host of conventional lights, moving heads and architectural lighting. "The project is still a work in progress, but the grandMA operates like we wanted it to," says Roguszczak. "It's been a great experience to program it and a lot of fun to run live. Thanks to the console, the possibilities are endless and the final effect is amazing!"