When the pandemic hit, operations and production manager for Australia’s legendary Twin Towns Resort, Lachlan Donaldson, decided to harness the club’s downtime to upgrade its audio technology with an L-Acoustics K3 system.
The Showroom at Twin Towns Resorts is an iconic venue in the town of Tweed Heads, New South Wales; aptly named because the venue lies on the border with Queensland’s Gold Coast suburb of Coolangatta, where revellers can celebrate the turn of the New Year twice in one night, simply by crossing the street to a new time zone. For decades, the 1,000-capacity Showroom’s ideal location has made it a mainstay in the region’s live scene for vacationers from around Australia who come to enjoy the climate and the nightlife. The club’s entertainment program in a typical week may include a stand-up comic, an annual general meeting, a tribute band, or a heavy metal show.
While the showroom’s location may be ideal, the sound system was not. Over the years, visiting mix engineers regularly mentioned the challenge of getting great sound at the rear of the venue. So with a reduced promotional and marketing budget after cancelling all the club's entertainment and rebooking the acts for later dates due to Covid, Donaldson believed they could allocate funds towards acquiring a new front-of-house PA system.