Montreux Jazz Festival
Year 2000 marks a moment in festival history as the 34th Montreux Jazz Festival continues to set the standard as one of Europe's leading music festivals. With an awe-inspiring lineup of more than 50 artists and musicians performing live at one of 10 venues, the festival is expected to attract in excess of a quarter-of-a-million visitors from around the globe over the duration of the 16-day event, held from July 7-22.
Continuing its supporting role in the Montreux Jazz Festival, Meyer Sound will provide a wide array of its pro-audio products in its 13th year as a festival sponsor, supplying more than 350 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems which will be integrated into every festival venue.
From Miles Davis Hall and Stravinski Auditorium to Festival-Off and the Montreux Jazz Café, attendees will have an opportunity to listen to some of the world's leading artists on the latest Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems. Artists taking to the stage this year include Macy Gray (July 8), Lou Reed (July 13) and Diana Krall (July 18).
Terrasse du Petit Palais
Join a host of music fans at the Terrasse du Petit Palais, one of the Festival's many outdoor venues, as a host of jazz and blues bands from around the world take to the stage on a Meyer Sound system configured around two UPA-1Ps, two USW-1Ps and four UM-100P self-powered UltraSeries.
Onboard the Montreux Jazz Festival Gospel Boat, you'll not only find attendees from around the globe but a host of renowned gospel artists performing with self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems. Included in the PA configuration are CQ-1s, UPA-1Ps, UPA-2Ps, USW-1Ps, UM-1P, 650-Ps and Meyer Sound's new USM-1P self-powered reinforcement loudspeakers. In the evenings join the party as the Salsa boat takes a cruise of Lake Geneva.
P-T Cruiser Café
New to the Montreux Jazz Festival this year, the P-T Cruiser Café offers attendees a chance to hear live music while having the comforts of a café environment. Included in the PA design are five Meyer Sound UPA-2Ps, two USW-1Ps, and two UPM-1Ps.
Paul Mitchell - Sound Engineer For David Sanborn
Bill Fertig - Sound Engineer For Lou Reed
Michael Briggs - FOH Mixer for Al Jarreau
Jim "Bugsy" Moran - Sound Engineer For Huey Lewis & The News
Montreux Jazz Café Setup
Composing the FOH system design, which integrates Meyer Sound's revolutionary QuickFly rigging system, are four CQ-1s featuring an 80° by 40° coverage pattern, along with four UPA-1Ps, two UPA-2Ps, three DS-4P self-powered mid-bass loudspeaker systems and four 650-Ps.
Festival OFF Setup
For crowds ranging upwards of 1,000 attendees, the Festival OFF venue features four MSL-4s mated with four DS-4Ps which carry mid-bass through high frequencies with tight directional control. The four 650-P subwoofers in use produce the bass that fills out the bottom without the excessive boominess that can annoy ears near and far. Completing the audio configuration are two UPA-2P fills that extend coverage out to the side but drop off well before reaching beyond the defined audience area.
Discover what goes into the Montreux Jazz Festival pro-audio system designs as Meyer Sound takes a look at four PA systems at the festival and gives you a visual rendering and technical perspective of the venues. Check back frequently July 3-10 for system design coverage.