As the venue name implies, OMNI nightclub boasts an omniscient first impression that is impossible to miss. Its aesthetics, visuals, sounds, and its performances are tied seamlessly together in order to convey the meaning of “omni” and live up to the name.
Anyone casting a first glance of the venue will notice its dazzling curved LED screen. The 5mm LED panels, 100 ft. in width and 652 sq.ft in total surface area, complete with Hippotizer V4 Karst at its heart, the C shaped screen located on all three sides of the walls over the dancefloor gives the spectators a 360° surrounding sense of encompassment, creating a panoramic live experience much akin to that of an amphitheater.
“The goal of OMNI is to provide the ultimate all-encompassing experience, presenting a platform for all kinds of creativities,” explained Mr. Hsia, the owner of OMNI.
To achieve the perfect curvature of the LED panels, OMNI had set up a cross-national task force dedicated to figuring out what the best angel between each panel is and how it should be installed. The task force consists of interior designers, lighting designers, visual designers, hardware manufacturers, along with contractors, worked tirelessly on the project over hundreds of man-hours just to work out the realization of the visual marvel that sits serenely at the center of OMNI today.
Besides the curved wonder, the taylor-made spinning lighting truss so aptly named “Stargate” that hovers above the dancefloor also grants the audience a unique and intense visual experience. “Lighting not only expresses the depth and tension of music, it also serves as a visual extension beyond the pixels of its signature curved LED,” explained Hsiao-Cheng Kuo, lighting designer of OMNI.
To realize such a visual extension, the curved LED was designed to incorporate with Ayrton Magic Panel-R units placed within the grand arc. Powered by Madrix, the penetration of visual sources showing on the LED panels are enhanced by the pixel-perfect clarity of its pixel mapping functionality. Ayrton Magic Rollapix are also found both above and beneath the main screen, making the color tones and overall atmosphere in one combine.
Apart from the all-encompassing LED and lighting panels that forms the focal center of OMNI, the Acme 710-Beam 5R units installed on the spinning truss above the dancefloor, along with the mind-blowing LED strips engraved on each side of the main room that is 18,000 ft long in total length, also play an important role in the extensive experience.
Opened in May, 2015, OMNI has own a staggeringly numerous awards and accolades in less than a year, including none-other-than the prestigious iF Design Award 2016 in the Hotel/Spa/Restaurant/Bar category, making it the first nightclub in Asia to receive such an honor. In addition to the iF Design Award, OMNI has also won the German Design Award, I-Ding International Design Award, JingTang Award, and the China Good Design Award.
All in all, combining the curved LED panorama screen, the Ayrton Magic Panel-R panel matrix, and the spinning Stargate lighting truss all integrated seamlessly together, OMNI is both a physical and spiritual experience not to be missed.
Selected Gear List
- 14 Ayrton MAGIC PANEL-R
- 16 Ayrton MAGIC ROLLAPIX
- 47 Acme 710-Beam 5R
- 16 Acme ST-1000 LED Strobe
- 12 Acme UV050N
- 18,000 ft. LED strip in total length
- 1 MA Lighting grandMA2 Control Console
- 1 MADRIX LUNA 4
- 1 Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Karst
- 1 Antari HZ-500 Hazer1 ARC Automation System
- 1 3 Meter ARC Moving Truss
- 1 6 Meter ARC Moving Truss
- 652 sq.ft - 5 mm Video Tiles
- 2 VOID Incubus Array
- 4 VOID Hyperfold
- 2 VOID Incubus Sub
- 8 VOID Airten V2 delay
- 10 Powersoft Amps
- 1 Midas Pro-1 Digital Console
- 1 Pioneer DJM-900 Nexus
- 2 Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus
- 4 Downstage upward CO2 blasters
- 4 dance floor downward CO2 blasters
- 2 Downstage upward power Confetti Blaster
Design Lead: David Hsia / theLOOP Production
Production Manager: Cindy Liu / theLOOP Production
Production Design, Lighting Design: Hsiao Cheng Kuo
Interior Design: Sean Chang / E - Tai Space Design