Myth Becomes Reality


The Myth nightclub was designed to be the Midwest's finest entertainment venue, both as a club space and as a concert space.
To help make Myth become a reality, the owners worked with Metro Sound and Lighting (St Paul, MN), who installed a wide range of EV loudspeakers, amplifiers and processing throughout the 36,000-foot facility, along with state-of-the-art lighting and video systems. Since Myth opened its doors at the end of 2005, the sound systems have proven themselves with seamless transitions between club nights and concert nights, and between music styles that have run the gamut from The Crystal Method to Billy Idol.

EV X-Line X-fil and X-sub boxes are the muscle behind the main club system, and a variety of EV FRi-2082 and EVID speakers are distributed throughout Myth's myriad of mezzanines, balconies, VIP suites, general seating areas, DJ booth and rooftop ultra lounge. As sound and lighting designer Randy Keeley (Metro Sound and Lighting) explained, "After working extensively on the room design, and putting together numerous EASE models, we arrived at a shortlist of EV speakers. EV X-fil boxes were ideal for the main room, especially because of the sightline issues from the mezzanine. We flew three per side, at a right angle to the stage, over the dance floor. The X-fils provide high SPLs in a low profile package that doesn't obstruct the stage and lights on concert nights, and they provide all the punch we need when fired up on club nights."

The main dance floor system is powered by P3000RL remote-control DSP amps running IRIS software. Keeley said, "The RL amps are wonderful because you can take your laptop, sit in the middle of the dance floor and hear how the rig will sound, making real-time adjustments."

To maintain control of volume and intelligibility elsewhere at Myth, FRi-2082 two-way 8-inch low profile speakers are distributed throughout the deck levels and open seating areas, all delayed to the dance floor X-subs.