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Emmy Award-winning "The View" Upgrades to Meyer Sound

"The View," winner of 20 Daytime Emmy awards, has received critical acclaim since its 1997 debut. Now in its tenth season, the show is hosted by ABC news icon Barbara Walters, entertainer Rosie O'Donnell, comedian Joy Behar and former "Survivor" star Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and offers a wide-ranging menu of news, celebrity interviews and live entertainment.
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December, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Powers Citrawarna Dance Extravaganza at Malaysian Festival

It's hard to find a country that honors its diversity as extensively as Malaysia, as illustrated by the annual Citrawarna festival. A month-long, nationwide celebration of multiculturalism and the broad regional and spiritual influences of the peoples of Malaysia, Citrawarna's festivities culminate with a live pageant, parade, and street festival featuring prominent national singers, and the highlight of the festival, the Citrawarna dance exhibition. The audience for the massive spectacle, as well as the dancers themselves, heard the music powering the dance clearly through the entire stadium-sized area, thanks to a large system of Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers.
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December, 2006

Vienna's Arena Wien Upgrades with Meyer Sound MILO

The city of Wien, Oesterreich (Vienna, Austria) has been a cultural nexus for music and the arts for centuries, drawing an international array of artists to a creative scene that is as vibrant today as it was in the Vienna of 400 years ago. Read More »

December, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Helps Megadeth Rock, Rattle, and Rumble on "Gigantour 2"

You won't hear any gentle instrumental sections at a Megadeth concert. Fans of this pioneering metal band expect hard-driving guitar licks, heavy drums, and deep, thunderous bass from tune-up to encore. On this summer's "Gigantour 2," with opening acts Lamb of God, Opeth, Overkill, and Arch Enemy, the central philosophy was clear: loud is good, but louder with clarity is better. Read More »

December, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Brings the Punch Lines Home for Dane Cook HBO Special

A cavernous arena crammed with 18,000 raucous, roaring fans is no laughing matter when you're in charge of making sure every single one of them hears the punch lines. It doesn't make your job any easier when your client, HBO Productions, insists on the sound system being tucked discreetly up near the ironwork. However, when superstar comic Dane Cook taped A Vicious Circle for an ecstatic hometown audience at Boston's TD Banknorth Center, every syllable was carried intelligibly to the crowd by a high-flying system of 56 Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers.
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December, 2006

Cirque du Soleil's® Delirium™ Takes to New Heights with Meyer Sound MICA

The creations of Cirque du Soleil have been holding audiences spellbound since the company's inception in 1984. With their newest presentation, Delirium&trade, the Canadian entertainment troupe has surpassed even its own lofty standards. Read More »

November, 2006

Grammy-Winning Engineer John Pellowe Joins Constellation Development Team at Meyer Sound

Meyer Sound has announced that Grammy-winning classical music recording and live sound engineer John Pellowe is joining its staff in the role of Consultant Engineer to work closely on installations of the company's new Constellation electroacoustic architecture. Read More »

November, 2006

Netherlands' Vrijthof Theatre Entertains Maastricht with Meyer Sound M'elodie

The small city of Maastricht, at the southern tip of the Netherlands, is wedged tightly between the borders of Germany and Belgium. Here, it sits astride a crossroads of European culture, a place where traditional artistry mixes with modern mass media. Read More »

November, 2006

Fellowship Church Depends on Meyer Sound for Consistency Across Five Campuses

Under the dynamic leadership of pastor Ed Young, Jr., Texas's Fellowship Church has experienced exponential growth over the past five years, with typical weekly attendance surpassing the 20,000 mark. To accommodate growth while fostering a neighborhood church atmosphere, Fellowship expanded outward from its primary campus in Grapevine, Texas (adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth airport) to satellite campuses around the metro area: two in nearby suburban communities, and one in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. Read More »

November, 2006

Roger Waters Delivers Epic Performance in Reykjavik with Help from Meyer Sound's MILO

Roger Waters became a major figure in rock and roll with the band he co-founded, Pink Floyd. The band was well known for its elaborate tour productions, and Waters continued that tradition after splitting from the Floyd; the 1990 Berlin concert of his musical and conceptual masterpiece, "The Wall," is still mentioned as one of the best shows of all time. Read More »

November, 2006

Meyer Sound Shows Support for Central European Audio at ACF in Budapest

Meyer Sound will be among the largest and best-known exhibitors at ACF Central Europe, a new regional trade fair for the corporate AV and installation markets scheduled to be held at the Europa Congress Center in Budapest, Hungary from November 21 – 23. Meyer Sound's prominent role at the exhibition reflects the company's commitment to an expanded presence in Central and Eastern Europe, a trend already evidenced by the numerous Meyer Sound installations in theatres and houses of worship throughout the region.
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November, 2006

Meyer Sound Announces Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture

Meyer Sound has announced the launch of Constellation electroacoustic architecture, a complete package of equipment and services, provided exclusively by Meyer Sound and centered around the company's VRAS technology, that gives venues the flexibility to alter their acoustics instantly and accommodate a variety of events and source material while remaining virtually invisible to the eye. The Constellation system improves the acoustical experience in a venue, not just for audiences, but for performers as well.
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October, 2006

Meyer Sound Installs First Constellation System into Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall

Zellerbach Hall is one of the jewels of the University of California Berkeley campus. Housed in an American Institute of Architects Honors Award-winning building, the 2,014-seat hall is home to Cal Performances, the largest presenter of performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cal Performances brings to the hall a wide range of performances, including orchestral, chamber music, jazz, theatrical, dance, spoken word, operatic, and all variety of ethnic performances from around the world. The university also makes use of Zellerbach for graduations and other major university events. Plainly, Zellerbach Hall is the definitive multipurpose venue. Read More »

October, 2006

Dave Matthews Band Upgrades to Meyer Sound MILO with Pro Media/UltraSound

Vying for the mantle of hardest-working band in the biz, Charlottesville, Va., heroes The Dave Matthews Band (DMB) spent four months crossing the U.S. on their marathon summer 2006 tour. Fans at every stop were treated to stellar sound, as the DMB's long-time FOH engineer Jeff Thomas recently switched the band to a system of self-powered MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers provided by legendary San Francisco Bay Area sound company Pro Media/UltraSound. Read More »

October, 2006

Award-Winning Blast II Tours Japan with Meyer Sound M2D

In 1984, Bloomington, Ind., businessman Bill Cook founded the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps with the modest goal of providing local youth with a positive music education experience. Corps Director James Mason's vision far exceeded that of a mundane marching band, though, and over the next fifteen years the Corps' unique mix of rhythm, movement and visuals evolved into Blast!, which premiered in 1999 at London's Apollo Theatre to months of sold-out performances. An Emmy-winning PBS special and a soundtrack album followed. After the show's 2000 Broadway premiere was awarded a Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event, the show branched out to include multiple companies in the U.S., Europe and beyond. Read More »

October, 2006

Berlin Celebrates Opening of Europe's Largest Train Station with Help from Meyer Sound's MILO

The new Berlin Hauptbahnhof is giving onlookers a glimpse into the future right smack in the historical center of the 800-year-old city. The German capital's new central train station is an architectural masterpiece that, at over 900 feet long and as tall as a skyscraper, has caused more than a few awestruck passers-by to liken it to a "Cathedral of Rail Traffic." The long structure features a glass-lined outer hull that lets visitors see both the German Chancellery and the Reichstag buildings. The numbers are as impressive as the view: covering more than 70,000 square meters, and housing 54 escalators and 49 elevators, the Hauptbahnhof can host 2,000 trains and 300,000 commuters a day.
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October, 2006

Meyer Sound Brings Mixing Seminar and More to Europe

Meyer Sound has long been committed to providing the professional audio community with high-level training seminars that present scientifically valid information on both theoretical concepts and their practical applications. Continuing the steady expansion the company's education program has seen in the last few years, Meyer Sound's latest seminars are now coming to the European continent. Read More »

October, 2006

Swank AV Opens Renaissance Schaumburg with Meyer Sound M'elodie

Given its close proximity to Chicago, as well as to the headquarters of several major corporations, the "Windy City" suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., has become an attractive alternative for business travelers not inclined to stay in the heart of downtown. Thus, a cottage industry of local hotels has sprung up to serve the corporate travel crowd. Read More »

October, 2006

Historic Salt Lake City Rail Station Transformed into Venue with Help From Meyer Sound MICA

To residents of Salt Lake City, the old downtown Union Pacific Railway Station was just another aged building doomed to collect dust until it turned to dust. A certified National Historic Landmark, it would never be razed to make way for new development, yet budget concerns seemed to end every attempt at restoring the space in the planning stage. Even the House of Blues pulled out of a renovation they had begun on the building due to financial difficulties.
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October, 2006

Meyer Sound Appoints Will Lewis as Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Meyer Sound has announced that pro audio industry veteran Will Lewis has been appointed to the newly created position of Southwest Regional Sales Manager as part of the company's effort to best serve the growing demand in the Western U.S. region. His territory will encompass Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Read More »

October, 2006

Meyer Sound Ready for Strong Showing at LDI and ET Live

For this year's LDI and ET Live show (October 20 – 22), Meyer Sound has staked out substantial space inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center to display and demonstrate the company's latest advancements in sound reinforcement technology. Inside the LDI show, an array of new products will highlight the presentation at booth 257. Outside at ET Live, attendees will have the rare opportunity to audition a complete Meyer Sound concert system in a realistic full-production setting and to then compare it to competitors' systems at other stages. The proof will be in the hearing. Read More »

October, 2006

Meyer Sound's MILO Family Carries Dalai Lama's Message to Canada

Very few speakers can guarantee the public interest and huge turnout which His Holiness The Dalai Lama draws. With some 14,000 audience members and throngs of press crowding into Vancouver, Canada's General Motors Place for the Dalai Lama's appearance, it goes without saying that expectations for the event were high on all sides. To ensure that the presentation would meet expectations, the team at sound provider Audio Image Canada (AIC) supplied a system constituted of Meyer Sound's MILO family loudspeakers: the MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, MILO 120 high-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeaker, MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, and the new M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. Read More »

October, 2006

Meyer Sound Features New Products and Strong Presence at AES

With the upcoming 121st Audio Engineering Society convention (October 5-8) being held in Meyer Sound's San Francisco Bay Area home territory, the company will give attendees much to think about, including new products, participation in papers, Live Sound Events, and Special Events, the company's 24th TEC Award nomination, this time for the MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, a Technical Tour of the Meyer Sound factory and much more.
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October, 2006

World's Largest Cruise Ship Freedom of the Seas Outfitted with Meyer Sound

Freedom of the Seas, the flagship of Royal Caribbean's new "Ultra-Voyager" class, is the largest cruise ship ever built. Outsizing even the legendary Queen Mary II at nearly 160,000 tons, this luxurious behemoth boasts a capacity of 3,634 guests (double occupancy) on fifteen decks, and it pampers all aboard with amenities that simply could not be accommodated on a lesser vessel: the first at-sea water park and surfing pool, a state of the art fitness center, a boxing ring, a 3,600-volume library, and the four-story Royal Promenade of shops and restaurants that hosts a nightly street parade. Each of the 1,817 cabins – from the 160 square foot doubles to the 14-person, 1,200 square foot Presidential Suite – comes equipped with flat-screen televisions as well as WiFi and cellular telephone connectivity. Read More »

September, 2006

Berlin's Loveparade Celebrates Homecoming with Meyer Sound

As music festivals go, Berlin's famed Loveparade is a unique event. The annual celebration of techno and electronica music and related culture began in 1989 as a music-centered party cum political demonstration advocating unity amongst the populace and the demolition of the Berlin Wall. With the destruction of the wall coming within months after the first parade, it has since evolved into an iconic summer event, equal parts parade, rave, freewheeling exhibitionist shindig, and the world's largest block party, with the stated goal of promoting peace and understanding through music. Read More »

September, 2006

Meyer Sound Keeps the Audio Consistently Wicked in London

The New York Times has tagged it as one of the most successful shows in Broadway history, and with good reason. The hit musical Wicked has logged well over a thousand performances at New York's Gershwin Theater alone, with about that same total already staged by a second permanent company in Chicago and a third company now out on a national tour.

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September, 2006

Meyer Sound Powers Hungary's Sziget Festival

Europe has traditionally offered a multitude of large music festivals during their relatively short summer season, and Hungary has of late emerged as one of Europe's most popular festival locales, with an average of one major outdoor festival held every week throughout the season. From the Volt and Felsziget festivals, featuring primarily DJ's and dance-oriented fare, to the Hegyalja and Wan2 festivals and a spate of more punk and indie-themed offerings, local music fans have so many opportunities to hear bands this summer that the festival beat could almost be considered a full-time job in itself.
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September, 2006

Meyer Sound Compass and SIM 3 Updates Improve System Integration

Meyer Sound has announced the release of version 1.7.0 software for the Galileo loudspeaker management system and version 1.7.0 software for the SIM 3 audio analyzer. The primary focus of the updates is to provide greater integration between the Galileo system and the SIM 3 analyzer, adding new interoperability capabilities. The releases are the first step in a strategy to make all of Meyer Sound's digital audio products highly communicative with each other and work together as a tightly integrated system. Read More »

September, 2006

Mississippi Church Gets "The Word" Out with Meyer Sound M'elodie

With a population of fewer than 7,000 and an area of less than six-and-a-half square miles, Columbia, Miss., is every bit the picturesque southern town. An hour or so north of the Gulf Coast, it's a laid back, pastoral hamlet where everyone waves and few people lock their doors.
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September, 2006

Modesto State Theatre Transformed Into State-of-the-Art Venue with Meyer Sound

The State Theatre in Modesto, Calif., (originally named the Art Deco State Theatre) was built as a movie house in 1934 by noted architect S. Charles Lee and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The seating area is long and narrow, with rear seating that rises about 20 feet above the main floor. The side walls are notable for their gold leaf murals depicting greyhounds and gazelles. Sadly, the building fell into disrepair over time, and its sound system was badly outdated. In June of 2005, the non-profit State Theatre of Modesto, Inc. was formed and planning for a comprehensive renovation project commenced.
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September, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO in Tropical Paradise at Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

The name "Montego Bay" conjures images of a paradise of sunshine, sand, turquoise blue seas, music, and recreation virtually without limits. Set amongst the white beaches of the Jamaican Caribbean, Montego Bay's five-star hotels, golf courses, and clubs, provide all the entertainment a visitor could ask for on an idyllic vacation. Read More »

September, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Wows Crowd at Country USA

This is the 11th year that the small college city of Oshkosh, Wis., has seen its population inflate by more than 50 percent during the week the Country USA festival, one of the nation's largest outdoor music festivals, is held. With an average attendance this year of 30-35,000 and a high of 38,000 in the audience for headliner Rascal Flats, it's no wonder that next year's concert is being moved to larger grounds to provide more room for campers and ease overall congestion. This year's bill featured 32 acts on a total of five stages, pumping out an average of 10 hours of non-stop music daily for five full days. Read More »

September, 2006

ARCHI-TECH AV Award Goes to Thomas Gregor Associates for Caribbean Princess Installation

A pair of weather-protected Meyer Sound MILO high-powered curvilinear arrays anchor the audio side of a spectacular shipboard cinema system that was honored recently with a 2006 ARCHI-TECH AV Award. Installed alongside a giant Panasonic Astrovision LED video screen aboard Princess Cruise Lines' Caribbean Princess cruise ship, the MILO arrays provide clear, forceful sound for an ambitious entertainment offering dubbed "Movies Under the Stars." Read More »

August, 2006

Meyer Sound Makes the Difference for Total System Upgrade at Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center's (MACC) petroglyph-style logo shows a person releasing a bird into flight, symbolizing the freedom of expression at the heart of all creative endeavors. Since its founding in 1994, the MACC delivers that artistic liberty to residents and visitors of this picturesque Hawaiian island, hosting over 1,700 events a year in nine facilities. Read More »

August, 2006

Bob McCarthy Gives Meyer Sound Design Seminar in Korea

In Seoul, South Korea, an enthusiastic group of 105 audio professionals absorbed lessons from Meyer Sound Senior Education Consultant Bob McCarthy as he presented a seminar entitled "The Optimized Design." The 3-day class, extracted for the occasion from the five-day SIM 3 Training and System Design seminar, gives a concentrated overview of the theory and principles required to design complex sound systems in a way that facilitates optimal alignment in any acoustical environment. McCarthy's presentation featured new material developed while writing his forthcoming book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, scheduled for publication in October by Focal Press.
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August, 2006

Meyer Sound Surrounds Phoenix's Celebrity Theatre

The Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., is one of the city's most distinctive venues, an intimate hall where none of the 2,650 seats are more than 75 feet from the stage, and the seating arrangement can be configured for either in-the-round or traditional proscenium stage performances. The Celebrity's uncommon design, however, presents its own unique set of issues when it comes to achieving intelligibility and even coverage, challenges addressed by the recent installation of a new state-of-the-art sound system from Meyer Sound. Read More »

August, 2006

Concert Systems USA Rebuilds After Katrina with Meyer Sound MICA and M'elodie

By now, just about everyone knows someone with a Hurricane Katrina story; the tales of shattered lives, homes and businesses are, sadly, all too commonplace. However, Concert Systems USA's Katrina story is a triumphant tale of determination. With a new system of self-powered MICA compact and M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound, the company was able to face down the odds and come back bigger, better and stronger than ever.
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August, 2006

BTS Matches Audi's Excellence with Meyer Sound

The Ingolstadt, Germany, corporate headquarters of automaker Audi AG is a huge building, encompassing offices, engineering space, and a large display area for the company's latest vehicles. Inside the building, Audi recently created a temporary auditorium roughly 30 meters wide and over 50 meters long in which to hold a meeting of their shareholders. With approximately 400 shareholders in attendance, presentation is key. Responsibility for the event's audio fell to BTS GmbH, of Landsham, near Munich, as it often does for events staged by the carmaker. "Audi is our biggest and most important client," says BTS Managing Director Thomas Randl. "We do nearly all the events for the Audi press department. They want the quality of these events to reflect the quality of their product, so we use Meyer Sound." Read More »

August, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Powers Santana's Return to Peru

The passion and rhythm of Latin music has always crossed over borders, ideological barriers, and languages. To see one of the most important figures in Latin music casting his spell over an audience only too willing to abandon themselves to it is a singular and memorable experience. Read More »

August, 2006

Meyer Sound's M Series Adapts to Complex La Pasión

Though usually categorized as classical music, La Pasión Según San Marcos by Argentinean-born Osvaldo Golijov is a work that defies classification. Set in a Brazilian street festival, this contemporary retelling of the Passion according to Saint Mark created a sensation when it premiered in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of a series of concerts commemorating the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death. In the six years since, La Pasión's richly textured mélange of Bach influences and Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms has played to wildly appreciative audiences in both hemispheres.

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August, 2006

Montreux Jazz Festival and Meyer Sound M'elodie Celebrate Landmark Year

Given that jazz festivals began less than 60 years ago, the Montreux Jazz Festival's 40th anniversary this summer qualifies as a landmark in the history of jazz and music festivals in general. When the festival was barely 10 years old in the 1970s, the festival's founder, Claude Nobs, encountered John Meyer, then director of the acoustics laboratory at Switzerland's Institute for Advanced Musical Studies. Excited by the sound of the prototype loudspeaker Meyer demonstrated for him, Nobs resolved that they would work together sometime in the future. Read More »

August, 2006

Fontana Uses Meyer Sound to Voice "Hidden Sounds" of Millennium Bridge

Perhaps because he lives in San Francisco, sound sculptor Bill Fontana has come to regard suspension bridges as living structures that should be heard as well as seen. Fontana creates works in which he puts microphones and sensors in interesting locations and transmits the sounds they pick up to equally interesting locations some distance away, where they are reproduced in real time by carefully placed loudspeakers. Fontana's recent work Speeds of Time involved positioning microphones and accelerometers (vibration sensors) in the clockworks of London's Big Ben, and playing the sound back from loudspeakers in a corridor of the Palace of Westminster below. "Sound Island" used hydrophones (underwater microphones) to gather sounds at the beach in Normandy, France, which were reproduced from speakers hung on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Read More »

August, 2006

Anthony Jackson Achieves Bass-Line Quality with Meyer Sound CQ-1s

When people think electric bass, there's no mistake: Anthony Jackson defines innovation and power at the low end of the frequency spectrum. His indelible stamp on modern music includes the groundbreaking bass line on the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money," more than 500 album credits, nonstop touring, and the invention of the six-string contrabass guitar. Read More »

August, 2006

Meyer Sound Helps Kick Off FIFA Opening Celebrations

The excitement of the 2006 World Cup spawned innumerable celebrations in cities and towns across six continents, but nowhere did football fever play out as fervently as in the host country of Germany. In addition to the games themselves, a regular calendar of musical and cultural celebrations helped to keep the enthusiasm level high between matches.
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August, 2006

Tony Award-winning Pajama Game Relies on Meyer Sound

Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall's Broadway revival of the 1950s classic play The Pajama Game has received a 2006 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, while Marshall herself won one for Best Choreography. The show received an impressive seven Tony nominations in all, including Best Direction of a Musical, and best performance nominations for leading actors Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara. Read More »

August, 2006

San Francisco Opera Appeals to the Masses with the Help of Meyer Sound

Madama Butterfly is one of the most-loved works in the entire canon of opera. In fact, it was the favorite of its composer, Giacomo Puccini, out of all of his operas. The timeless nature of Madama Butterfly could hardly have been seen at its disastrous premiere at Milan, Italy's famed La Scala opera house in February 1904, when a complex mix of logistical, artistic and political issues resulted in La Scala's famously merciless crowd giving the work a raucously negative reception. But when Puccini's reworked version reopened in Brescia a mere three and a half months later, its future popularity was clearly indicated by the seven encores and Puccini's 10 curtain calls.
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July, 2006

Thunder of Metallica Comes to Estonia with the Help of Meyer Sound

Flanked on two sides by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, Estonia has seen many changes since it emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The country's capital, Tallinn, is now a thriving and energetic Eastern European city that is more than ready to rock to the sounds of head-banger legends Metallica. Around 80,000 eager fans crowded into Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds — an open-air venue that hosts the All Estonian Song Festival (Laulupidu) every five years — to hear the band as it celebrates its 26th year with a tour through Europe and Asia.
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July, 2006

CNMAT and Meyer Sound Collaborate on Spherical Loudspeaker Project

University of California Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) is a hotbed of research into areas of music and sound technology as diverse as music languages and protocols, gestural controllers, and new methods of radiating and spatializing sound. Read More »

July, 2006

Puyallup Foursquare Church Upgrades with Meyer Sound

Puyallup Foursquare Church has a history of fast, consistent growth. It began in 1998, when pastors Roger and Tina Archer moved from Seattle to Puyallup, Wash., and started a Bible study group. From that point on, expansion was a constant, as the church outgrew first a junior high school cafeteria, then a 5,000-square-foot space at a Christian preschool, until it finally moved to its current location: a 50,000-square-foot church bought from another local congregation in 2001. Read More »

July, 2006

Yokohama Arena Receives an On-the-Fly Audio Makeover from Meyer Sound

Opened in 1989, Yokohama Arena has quickly become the standard of measure for all Japan's other arenas and convention centers, both in terms of its design and its business model. Truly warranting the overused description "flexible space," Yokohama Arena is constantly booked with trade shows, corporate functions, sporting events, and concerts galore. It's so solidly booked, in fact, that when the old sound system was replaced by a brand new one from Meyer Sound, the installation crew was forced to work around normal arena operations and bookings, and could only remove the old system after the new one was up and completely operational. Read More »

July, 2006

Legendary Mixer Buford Jones Conducts Meyer Sound Seminar

Buford Jones, Meyer Sound's Tour Liaison Manager, has added his illustrious credentials to the company's education program with a new seminar offering that focuses exclusively on all aspects – artistic, technological and psychological – of FOH mixing. Entitled "The Mixing Workshop," the full-day presentation draws extensively on Jones' three decades of top-level FOH touring experience with the elite of rock and country acts: Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, James Taylor, Faith Hill, Counting Crows and Clint Black, among many others. The most recent workshop was held on June 7 at Full Sail, a private media and entertainment school in Winter Park, Fla., following the seminar's debut on April 6 in Studio C of the Soundcheck rehearsal facility in Nashville. Meyer Sound maintains an office at Soundcheck and has installed loudspeaker systems in the facility's four primary rehearsal halls. Read More »

July, 2006

Meyer Sound Updates UPA Loudspeakers with New Grille Frame

Meyer Sound has given the venerable UPA-1P compact wide coverage and UPA-2P compact narrow coverage loudspeakers a facelift by replacing the original grille design with a robust new steel grille frame. The new style, similar to that already used on the UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeaker, features a molded steel frame overlaying an inner screen that protects drivers from dust and dirt. This durable, damage resistant design eliminates the removable exterior foam used on the prior version. Read More »

July, 2006

Meyer Sound Loudspeakers Dress Up Audio for Abercrombie & Fitch

First established in 1892 as a supplier of rugged clothing, Abercrombie & Fitch's (A&F) name has come a long way in its century-plus of existence. Today, A&F's line of casual clothing for men and women and its hundreds of retail stores make it one of the best recognized brands in retail. Read More »

July, 2006

New Indonesian 4D Theatre Enthralls with Meyer Sound Support

The grand opening of new 304-seat theatre at the Jaya Ancol Resort in Jakarta, Indonesia, marks the largest installation to date of the innovative "4D" entertainment systems designed and installed by Kraftwerk Living Technologies (Wels, Austria). Housed in a structure resembling a pre-Columbian Peruvian pyramid, the theatre's cutting-edge networked digital systems create a synchronized, multisensory experience that bridges the gap between cinema and a full-blown theme park ride. On screen, dual Christie HD video projectors create superimposed, color-encoded screen images that, when viewed through the provided special glasses, result in three-dimensional visuals of startling depth and detail. At appropriate moments in the film's story line, the seats jolt, shake, and emit wafts of cool air or sprays of moisture. Finally, to complete the sensation of total immersion, the visitors are encircled by audio from a potent, precision-tuned system of 18 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Read More »

July, 2006

Bryan Adams Rocks Dubai with Meyer Sound MAPP Online Pro and M3D

Unlike many similar acts that got their start in the 80s, rocker Bryan Adams has enjoyed well more than his obligatory 15 minutes of fame. Starting out as a songwriter, Adams broke out as a solo artist with a no-frills throwback sound on albums like Cuts Like a Knife, Reckless and 1991's smash hit Waking up the Neighbours. Adams is now on a world tour to support his latest projects, including his new album Room Service, and a concert DVD. Read More »

July, 2006

InfoComm Enchanted by Meyer Sound's New M'elodie

After the close of InfoComm 2006, hundreds of audio professionals left Orlando singing the praises of Meyer Sound's new M'elodie ultracompact curvilinear array loudspeaker. As the newest (and smallest) member of the MILO family, M'elodie captivated long-time Meyer Sound users and newcomers alike with a forceful voice housed in a svelte package. In the process, M'elodie also garnered a Sound & Video Contractor Pick Hit Award from the editors of the leading industry trade magazine. Read More »

July, 2006

Frank Martin Appointed Installation Sales Manager for Meyer Sound Germany

Meyer Sound has appointed Frank Martin to the newly created position of Installation Sales Manager at the company's office in Polch, Germany. In his new post, Martin assumes responsibility for sales and support for the installation market throughout Germany, as well as in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Read More »

July, 2006

Meyer Sound Matrix3 Helps Lake of Dreams Win ARCHI-TECH Award

Like most things Steve Wynn does in Las Vegas, the Lake of Dreams production at his eponymous Wynn Hotel is "a spectacular." Lake of Dreams is an environmental theater that uses a wide man-made waterfall as the backdrop for a nightly performance of light, water, music, and computer graphic imagery. While crowds first notice the elaborate visuals, the show's sound is no less complex. The key to managing the demands of the show and smoothly integrating that with the audio in the hotel inside which it is located is the device at the center of the audio scheme: a Meyer Sound Matrix3 audio control system, the keystone of the LCS Series of products. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound SIM 3 Training Comes to Hamburg

Meyer Sound brought its long-running worldwide professional training program to Hamburg, Germany, recently with a highly successful seminar on the SIM 3 audio analyzer and its source independent measurement system. The four-day interactive event, titled "SIM 3 Training and System Design," drew 40 audio professionals from varied backgrounds, including the touring, theater, and AV installation markets. The intensive sessions were presented in English by Mauricio "Magu" Ramirez, Meyer Sound's engaging senior seminar technical instructor. Read More »

June, 2006

Luis Miguel Electrifies Santiago with Meyer Sound

From Luis Miguel's debut album, 1982's Un sol, through his most recent release, Mexico en la Piel in 2004, the Mexican singer's albums have been best sellers throughout Latin America and Europe, and his concerts sold out wherever he has played. Miguel is also known to be a perfectionist, personally seeing to the quality of each of his performances. This dedication to making sure his audience always gets the best has been reflected during the tour for Mexico en la Piel. At Miguel's National Stadium of Santiago, Chile, performance last November more than 40,000 people bore witness once again to the reason Miguel continues to be one of Latin America's most loved artists. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound Helps Pacific Film Archive Resurrect Sensurround for Earthquake Commemoration

Through the years, Hollywood has tried just about everything to supplement the usual film experience in order to create more excitement in moviegoers, including some things perhaps best left to the history books. Everyone has seen footage of audiences wearing 3D glasses, and who can forget Smell-O-Vision? It seemed to Steve Seid, video curator of the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) at the University of California Berkeley, that it might be fun to resurrect some of these stunts. Accordingly, in 2004 Seid planned a retrospective film series highlighting various gimmicks the film industry has dabbled with. He soon involved Meyer Sound to help bring back one of these ploys. Read More »

June, 2006

Calvary Baptist Church Achieves Near-Field Performance with Meyer Sound

In 1866, the Midway Baptist Church became the first house of worship in Clearwater, Fla., when its founder, Reverend C.S. Reynolds, supervised the construction of a log cabin church. Known today as Calvary Baptist Church, the congregation now worships in a 2,500 seat, state-of-the-art facility on a 28-acre site. Read More »

June, 2006

Sirius Showequipment AG Purchases Meyer Sound MICA as First Self-Powered Line Array

Sirius Showequipment AG, one of Germany's leading sound companies, announced that it has placed an order for a large Meyer Sound system based around the MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. The Sirius order is the result of long-standing relationships between Sirius owner Wolfgang "Schabbach" Neumann, Chief Engineer Holger Schader, and Meyer Sound. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound Celebrates 20 Years of Sponsorship at 40th Montreux Jazz Festival

For the first two weeks of July, the entire universe of popular music — from rock and jazz to hip-hop and reggae — converges on a single point: Montreux, Switzerland. Here, for the 40th time since 1966, the incomparable Montreux Jazz Festival will present 16 unforgettable days and nights of indoor and outdoor concerts in a stunning setting nestled between mountain peaks and Lake Geneva. More than a quarter million music lovers from around the globe are expected to attend this year's festival to hear 200-plus international artists spanning the music world from Abdullah Ibrahim to Zucchero and from Donovan to the Deftones. Read More »

June, 2006

LCS Audio Co-founders McMahon and Ellison Assume New Roles at Meyer Sound

Meyer Sound has announced that LCS Audio co-founders John McMahon and Steve Ellison have assumed the roles of Executive Director, LCS Series, and Applications Director, LCS Series at Meyer Sound, respectively. In his new role, McMahon will maintain direct involvement with most aspects of LCS Series products, including product development, and management of the Canadian office, while Ellison will work closely with customers, with a particular focus on the consultant community. Read More »

June, 2006

Jerry Placken Joins Meyer Sound to Spearhead LCS Series Sales

Meyer Sound has announced that Jerry Placken joined Meyer Sound as sales manager for LCS Series products, effective May 1. The newly created position makes Placken the primary contact at Meyer Sound for all LCS Series product sales. Placken will perform a critical role as the link between users in the field and Meyer Sound's internal process for developing and selling LCS Series products. In this position, he will foster customer relationships and work with all Meyer Sound departments on LCS Series issues, while also creating broader awareness and more complete understanding about LCS Series products in the user community. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound Debuts M'elodie in Germany to Enthusiastic Response

Meyer Sound made the initial public presentation of its new M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker to great acclaim in a series of high-profile demonstrations in Germany in May. M'elodie is the newest and smallest member of the company's MILO family of loudspeakers, which grabbed the industry's attention with the 2003 release of the original MILO, and has subsequently grown into a complete product line of curvilinear array solutions. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound Injects New Life Into South Korean Corporate Conference Room

If you've recently ridden in an automobile or set foot inside a steel-framed public building, the chances are that you've had contact with a POSCO (Pohang Steel Corporation) product without even knowing it. First established in 1968, POSCO started off as a modest player in the then-upstart South Korean steel industry. POSCO today is the world's largest steel manufacturing company, as well as one of the cornerstones of the Korean economy, and their business achievements have helped spur significant advancements in that nation's chemical, automotive, and electronics markets. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound M2D Proves To Be an Angel in Montgomery

Starting from humble roots in a Montgomery, Ala., storefront, Frazer United Methodist Church has served its growing congregation for over a century. By 1990, Frazer had the largest worship attendance of any United Methodist church in the U.S., enough that seven services are held every Sunday. To accommodate its large and active congregation, Frazer constructed the new 2,000 seat Wesley Hall worship center. Read More »

June, 2006

Carnaval Hits the Miracle Mile with Meyer Sound MICA

Now in its eighth year, Carnaval on the Mile is a Coral Gables, Fla., tradition that keeps getting bigger and better every year. Miracle Mile, the city's famed walk of shops and cafes, is closed to traffic for the two-day event, making room for three stages and a multitude of arts, crafts and great food. This year the festival included a fitting tribute to New Orleans that featured several national acts, including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Sounds of New Orleans, as well as a headlining performance from Cuban-American legend Arturo Sandoval. Read More »

June, 2006

First U.S. M'elodie Demos Highlight Meyer Sound Presence at InfoComm

Meyer Sound will be busy when the InfoComm exposition gets underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., June 3-9. The excitement will focus on the new M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, which will receive its first U.S. auditions in a series of demonstrations open to all attendees, as well as being shown on booth 2039, along with the Galileo loudspeaker management system and other delights. Read More »

June, 2006

Keeneland Off to the Races with Meyer Sound

The mention of thoroughbred horses conjures images of racing, but at Keeneland, located six miles west of Lexington, Ky., in the heart of the famed Bluegrass Region, horseracing is only part of the story. Spread over 900 acres, Keeneland does have a racecourse, but it also is the premier thoroughbred sales facility in the world, operating five auction sales each year that attract buyers from around the world. So when David Humphreys of New World Resources Corp. (Healdsburg, Calif.) came to the Keeneland auctions this past year, his thoughts were on pro audio, not horses. Read More »

June, 2006

Palm Theatre Chooses Meyer Sound M1D and Galileo

With the recent addition of Meyer Sound loudspeaker arrays and a Galileo loudspeaker management system the Michael D. Palm Theatre in Telluride, Colo., has heightened its reputation as, according to one regional newspaper, "the most impressive performing arts facility between Denver and Salt Lake City." Certainly that's a bold assertion for a small theatre that seats only 665, which is nevertheless 28% of the town's year-round population. Nevertheless, local arts patrons were adamant that the auditorium's modest size not limit the quality of technology it houses. Read More »

June, 2006

Reynold Rocks the Indian Subcontinent with Meyer Sound

As India has evolved into a major economic and technological player on the world stage, the country has also become a musical and cultural force to be reckoned with. The Bollywood cinema industry rivals that of the United States, and while ragas have by no means lost their charm, the new sounds of Bhangra music are filling dance floors on several continents. Read More »

June, 2006

Meyer Sound Releases Updated Full Line Catalog

Meyer Sound has released a new full line catalog printed entirely on high-quality New Leaf recycled paper. The catalog contains updated information on the company's line of self-powered loudspeakers, processing electronics, and support tools. Information on the company's history, corporate background, educational and support programs, and manufacturing is also included, as well as a section illustrating the varied applications and range of clients using the company's products. Read More »

June, 2006

Joint CNMAT/Meyer Sound Spherical Loudspeaker Array to be Presented at Paris AES

University of California Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) is a hotbed of research into areas of music and sound technology as diverse as music languages and protocols, gestural controllers, and new methods of radiating and spatializing sound. Meyer Sound's long-time dedication to advanced research and the physical proximity of their facilities (Meyer Sound headquarters is barely two miles from CNMAT), made it entirely natural for an alliance to form between the two organizations. The relationship that developed has encompassed several projects over a number of years. Read More »

May, 2006

Meyer Sound Appoints Alejandro Orozco as Marketing Manager for Latin America

Meyer Sound has announced that Alejandro Orozco has been appointed to the newly created position of Marketing Manager for Latin America. Based at Meyer Sound's office in Mexico City, Orozco is charged with strengthening Meyer Sound's brand throughout Latin America by working closely with customers and Spanish language press to disseminate news about applications of Meyer Sound equipment in Latin America, and through Meyer Sound's presence at trade shows. Read More »

May, 2006

Opera Returns to New Orleans with Help from Meyer Sound MILO

In post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, you never know what to expect; events often take unexpected turns. Case in point: "A Night for New Orleans." It began as a modest fundraising gala, something to help the city's renowned opera company regain a semblance of normalcy. However, by the time the day of the event rolled around, it had mushroomed into what was quite likely the largest operatic performance in Louisiana history. Read More »

May, 2006

Lestat Flexes Sonic Muscle from Meyer Sound and LCS Audio

When Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire was published in 1976, it quickly became the most popular vampire tale since Dracula. Nearly 10 years passed before Rice wrote more vampire stories, which have since continued in a steady stream of books totaling a dozen volumes as of 2003. Naturally, several movies have been made from this colorful body of work, but it was only in 2005 that a full theatrical production was mounted based on Rice's vampire writings. Now opening on Broadway, Lestat is a musical scored by the inimitable Sir Elton John and his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin. The elaborate production's complex soundtrack is rendered by a sound system built around a powerful LCS Audio Matrix3 digital audio system and an extensive complement of self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers in an innovative configuration. Read More »

May, 2006

"Touching the Sky" With Kanye West and Meyer Sound

What a difference three years makes. Back at the beginning of 2003, only the most hardcore of hip-hop fans knew who Kanye West was. West had been working for years on ideas and songs for what would eventually become 2004's Multi-Platinum breakout album, The College Dropout, but had encountered difficulty getting the project fully realized. He had already cemented a solid reputation as a producer with a Midas touch for making hits, which he first established at Roc-A-Fella records in 2001 with the hit singles Izzo (Hova) and Takeover off of Jay-Z's smash album The Blueprint, and he has since produced major hits from Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Alicia Keys, and far too many others to list. But his own music was not known. Read More »

May, 2006

Meyer Sound MILO Provides Texas-Sized Solution for Red Raiders Stadium

It's been said that in a good season, college football fans in Texas quite possibly outnumber the rest of the country's NFL fans. Whether that's a bit of hyperbole or not, it's fair to say that Texas is home to some of the game's more rabid devotees, for whom college games are every bit as crucial as the major leagues. Read More »

May, 2006

Meyer Sound's MICA Ushers in Nigeria's National Sports Festival

Over a two-week period in April, nearly 20,000 athletes gathered at venues in and around the city of Abeokuta for Nigeria's 15th semi-annual National Sports Festival. Divided into teams representing the 36 semi-autonomous states of this federated West African nation, the athletes vied for top honors in Olympic-style sports such as soccer and swimming, and squared off in traditional African sports like ayo and abula. Even the cerebral Western games of chess and Scrabble had their own medal rounds. Read More »

May, 2006

Malaysia's BNB Technologies

Tourism is one of the main industries of the state of Sarawak; not at all surprising, as this eastern Malaysian state is blessed with beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and a balmy tropical climate. Yet, nestled between the scenery and the welcoming arms of the tourism trade, you'll find plenty of industry, such as local firm BNB Technologies, a booming audio-visual company based in the city of Kuching to serve both Sarawak and the neighboring state of Sabah. Read More »

May, 2006

Meyer Sound's M'elodie Launches in Europe to a Latin Beat

A diminutive performer with a remarkably powerful voice takes the limelight when Meyer Sound's new M'elodie ultra-compact high-power curvilinear array debuts in Europe later this month. Underscoring the upbeat mood of the occasion, the M'elodie demo sessions in Germany will feature source music from a live Latin band as mixed by veteran FOH engineer Buford Jones, who also serves as Meyer Sound's tour liaison manager. Read More »

May, 2006

Mark Frink Joins Meyer Sound as Tour Manager

Meyer Sound has announced that well-known mixer Mark Frink has joined the company in the position of Tour Manager. Read More »

May, 2006

Porsche Cayman S Debuts with Meyer Sound M1Ds

For German auto enthusiasts, the definitive driving experience would be zipping along a road through the Bavarian Alps behind the wheel of a new Porsche. It was hardly a surprise, then, that a recent debut party for the 2006 Porsche Cayman S coupe drew an overflow crowd of 800 eager Bavarians to the theatre hall of Haus der Kunst in Munich. For audio enhancement of the video program and other visual effects, which included twin silver Caymans bursting in through paper walls, the event relied on a high-flown system of Meyer Sound M1D ultra-compact curvilinear array loudspeakers. Read More »

May, 2006

New Meyer Sound MILOs Welcome Jacky Cheung to Malaysia

Hong Kong-born Jacky Cheung (not be be confused with Jackie Chan, whom he has starred opposite in movies), is often idolized for his huge number of film credits but he first achieved phenomenal success as a singer of CantoPop (Cantonese + pop) music. In fact, Cheung's concert ticket and CD sales indicate him reigning as the world's most popular Chinese language singer for nearly 15 years. Read More »

May, 2006

Meyer Sound and LCS Put Christ United Methodist Church in Control of Its Sound

After a recent remodel, Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) in Sugar Land, Texas moved into a larger and more aesthetically pleasing space. Unfortunately, the room suffered from a twofold reverberation problem: too much of the wrong kind for one application, and not enough of the right kind for another.
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May, 2006

Praise for First Meyer Sound SIM Seminar in Hungary

Eleven eager audio professionals gathered in Budapest early this year for Hungary's first Meyer Sound training seminar on source independent measurement and the SIM 3 audio analyzer system. The intensive five-day course was taught by Mauricio "Magu" Ramirez, Meyer Sound's energetic and personable senior technical seminar instructor, with logistical support of the event entrusted to Makkay Imre of Chromatica, Meyer Sound's Hungarian distributor. At the close of the sessions, the participants were effusive in their praise of both the technical content and camaraderie they experienced.
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May, 2006

Meyer Sound MICA Wins Mipa Award at Pro Light + Sound

Meyer Sound's MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker received a Muskemesse International Press Award (mipa) as the best Large Format PA-System at the recently concluded Frankfurt Musikmesse/Pro Light + Sound exhibition. The award is Meyer Sound's second mipa, having received one in the same category in 2004 for the MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. Meyer Sound Technical Support Manager John Monitto, who was involved in the development of MICA, accepted the award for the company. Read More »

May, 2006

WTO Ministerial Conference Communicates Through Meyer Sound

As an organization, one of the goals of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is to promote open dialogue among nations, so accuracy of communication is essential. With over 5,000 delegates from 148 countries in attendance, the WTO's Sixth Ministerial Conference, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the city of Wan Chai, presented a formidable challenge to achieving this goal. Knowing they needed a sound system with superior intelligibility and total reliability the conference organizers met their needs by choosing a system of Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers. Read More »

May, 2006

Brundibar Sings in English-language Debut with Meyer Sound

On its surface, the opera Brundibar is a simple tale of two poor children whose quest to find milk for their ailing mother results in the downfall of their town's reigning bully. But the story of Brundibar is far more complex than this straightforward synopsis suggests. Read More »

April, 2006

Meyer Sound's MICA Proves Its Mettle with Swiss Metal Band, Gotthard

Gotthard's music could best be described as "melodic metal," a style blending the sound of raging guitars with catchy tunes and memorable lyrics. In November and December, the Swiss quintet wrapped up its 2005 European tour with 15 packed shows at large concert halls and small arenas in Germany and Switzerland. To cover crowds of up to 6,000 energetic fans, the tour's production manager and FOH engineer Lothar Strunk specified Meyer Sound's MICA compact high-power curvilinear arrays as the cornerstone element of his sound system. Read More »

April, 2006

Il Divo Get the Classic Treatment with Meyer Sound's MILO and MICA

Il Divo are four young men from different countries who combine model-level fashion with lyrical, operatically-influenced music. Since their 2005 breakout appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Il Divo has entered the mainstream on a global level. Their eponymous 2004 debut of classic tracks has sold over five million copies to date, the first artists to achieve a number one album without a single release since Led Zeppelin did it a quarter-century ago. Read More »

April, 2006

Meyer Sound on the Field for Olympic Ceremonies in Turin

The closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy were as colorful as the Olympics ever get, with the Carnevale theme played out by athletes in red clown noses and much of the 35,000 in the audience adorning themselves with devil and angel masks. This phantasmagorical sight was accompanied by buoyant Italian songs emanating from Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers mounted on and inside the massive stage deck covering more than half the playing the field in the Stadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium). Read More »

April, 2006

Udo Jürgens Tours with Meyer Sound's MICA

From his early days as a young heartthrob to his more universal appeal in later years, Udo Jürgens has long been a legend among German music fans. With several generations of fans and several decades of performing, Jürgens is still going strong. He's just released his 50th album, Jetzt oder nie (in English, Now or Never) and his current 38-city European tour has been so successful that a second tour of 40 more dates has been scheduled for fall.
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April, 2006

Strong Finish for De Palmas with Meyer Sound's MILO

Gérald de Palmas has been a chart-topping recording artist and stellar concert draw in his native France ever since his debut single, "Sur la Route," rocketed to number one in 1993. Though not yet as well-known in North America, de Palmas' name nonetheless has come to public's attention through a 2003 duet with Sheryl Crow ("The First Cut Is the Deepest") and his songwriting contributions to Celine Dion's Gallic repertoire. Read More »

April, 2006

Meyer Sound Outfits Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Home of the Florida Gators

Built in 1930, Gainesville, Fla.'s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, affectionately referred to as "the Swamp" by local fans, is the home of the championship University of Florida Gators football team. Over the years, the stadium has benefited from a number of expansion projects, most recently a 2003 renovation that increased capacity to over 88,000 seats, making it the largest — and loudest — stadium in the state. Read More »

April, 2006

Meyer Sound a Highlight at Pro Light + Sound Expo in Frankfurt

The Pro Light + Sound exposition in Frankfurt is always a highlight of the international trade shows, making it a prime place for Meyer Sound to welcome the European market with new products and old-fashioned hospitality. The sprawling trade show comes at a time when Meyer Sound's business in Germany is expanding, a development to which the company is responding by applying more resources from its Berkeley, Calif., headquarters to Meyer Sound Germany. Read More »

March, 2006

Meyer Sound and LCS Audio Tailored to Dreamcoat Tour

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's first collaboration, and its history has been one of evolution, an evolution that continues in the current national revival tour of the show. Read More »

March, 2006

L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium Finds Finest Fit with Meyer Sound MICA

In a city with no shortage of famous landmarks, Los Angeles' legendary Shrine Auditorium still glitters like a star. A singular and striking historical monument built in the 1920s, the 6,300-seat hall boasts the largest stage in North America. The Shrine and its attached 54,000-square-foot expo center have for decades hosted an amazing roster of events — awards shows like the Grammys, American Music Awards, Emmys and Oscars, as well as theatre, ballet, and concerts from opera to Sinatra to Springsteen. Read More »

March, 2006

Zazie Zigzags Through Europe with Meyer Sound

Wherever songs are sung in French, from Le Havre to Haiphong, the name Zazie is celebrated. Since recording her debut album with British pop icon Peter Gabriel in 1992, the techno-pop diva has repeatedly won acclaim as the most creative and popular female vocalist on the contemporary French music scene. Her subsequent recordings have earned critical raves and chart-topping sales, while her concerts have been consistent sellouts in large venues throughout the region. Zazie is also known for a personal dedication to ensuring the best possible experience at her concerts, and for the 2005 summer tour in support of her latest CD, Rodeo, this commitment was reflected in the choice of a Meyer Sound self-powered line array for the audio reinforcement system. Read More »

March, 2006

Innovative Cardinals Stadium Surrounds Audience with Meyer Sound MILO and UPA-1P

Designing creative solutions for audio and video challenges has long been Miami, Fla.-based systems integrator Pro Sound's specialty. For Glendale, Ariz.'s new Cardinals Stadium, Pro Sound partnered with consultants Pelton Marsh Kinsella and the Hunt Construction Group to fashion and install an audio system innovative enough to match the rest of the stadium's construction, which was featured on the Discovery Channel's "Extreme Engineering" program. Pro Sound's choice of a system to fill the venue with sound was a large complement of self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers, deployed in an unusual configuration. Read More »

March, 2006

Mudvayne Delivers Raw Power with Meyer Sound's MILO

Mudvayne's music has been described as everything from "alt metal" to "math metal" no doubt due to its complex rhythms and somewhat unconventional structure. Bassist Ryan Martinie's über-funky licks and drummer Matt McDonough's double-kick drum polyrhythms are offset by Greg Tribbett's layered, odd-meter guitar figures, while singer Chad Gray's compelling and sometimes eerie vocals simultaneously provoke both thought and head-banging. Read More »

March, 2006

Meyer Sound Lends Flexibility to Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns is one of Australia's foremost travel hot spots, owing to its agreeable tropical North Queensland climate, active nightlife, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and other attractions. Capitalizing on the city's tourist draw, the Cairns Convention Centre (CCC) has spent the last decade quietly building a dedicated following and a solid reputation for excellence. Year after year, the CCC is tightly packed with a plethora of conventions, banquets, educational events, exhibits, and concerts, not to mention being the home of Cairns' own professional basketball team, the NBL Taipans. Read More »

March, 2006

Motown's Kem is Ultra-Smooth with Meyer Sound's MILO

Having made a splash on the R&B and Urban charts, Motown recording artist Kem has been taking his soulful jazzy sound and upbeat lyrics to the streets, touring the U.S. in support of his second album, "KEM Album II." The Detroit native's fans are hearing every word of Kem's sultry voice through a Meyer Sound MILO system provided by Thunder Audio. Read More »

March, 2006

Meyer Sound Powers RTL France's Long-Awaited Renovation

The RTL Group is a European broadcasting institution, an acronym whose letters carry a degree of cachet comparable to that of the American NBC, ABC and CBS networks. Founded in 1924 when the Anen brothers, Francois and Marcel, installed their first transmitter in the attic of their Luxembourg house, the original Radio Luxembourg has grown into the RTL powerhouse of 31 radio stations and 32 television channels in 11 countries across the European continent and beyond. Read More »

March, 2006

Sai Baba's Birthday Celebration with a Million Close Friends and Meyer Sound

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has long been one of Asia's most beloved and colorful spiritual leaders. A larger-than-life figure for decades, his legions of devotees have included movie celebrities, sports stars, politicians and followers from India and all corners of the world. Read More »

March, 2006

Germany's Westfalen Sound Schallwand Chooses Meyer Sound

A recent visit to Meyer Sound's Berkeley, Calif. headquarters was all it took to convince rental company Westfalen Sound Schallwand CEO Carl Cordier to add Meyer Sound equipment to the company's arsenal of sound reinforcement gear.
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March, 2006

NSCA and "The Strip" Showcase Meyer Sound and LCS Audio

When audio professionals gather for NSCA in Las Vegas, they will be treated to a non-stop, citywide showcase of technologies from Meyer Sound and its recent acquisition, LCS Audio. During the daytime, the focus of activity will be inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the combined sizes of the booth (1547) and demo room (S230) represent the company's largest exhibit presence for any NSCA show. Later, as night falls, the action will shift to a vast "secondary exhibit area" – also known as the Las Vegas Strip – where at least 18 premier venues and fabulous spectacles employ systems from Meyer Sound, LCS Audio, or both. Read More »

March, 2006

Introducing the M'elodie Ultracompact High-Power Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker

Meyer Sound has announced the M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, the latest addition to the company's popular MILO family of self-powered loudspeakers. M'elodie shares the smooth, extended high-frequency response and easy-to-use rigging that is the hallmark of the MILO family, but has a smaller footprint than the MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, making it ideal for fixed installation in theatres, ballrooms, clubs and other venues that before might have seemed too small for a line array solution. With M'elodie's clarity, power, and ease of setup and use, it is also the consummate performer in corporate AV applications. Read More »

March, 2006

Jackie Chan Gets His Kicks with Meyer Sound's MILO

While Jackie Chan is best known the world over for defeating bad guys with his amazing, gymnastic martial arts, his talents extend beyond Hong Kong and Hollywood action flicks. Some 50,000 fans recently gathered at Shanghai Stadium (China) to witness Jackie Chan — the singer — showing his musical chops in an eclectic performance combining live music, karaoke, driving Sino rock, dance, humor, and even some Tai Chi. Read More »

March, 2006

Glad Tidings in Tucson

Inspiration is often found in unexpected places. When Pastor Steve Hilton and his brother Shaun attended the annual School at the Phoenix First Assembly of God in Phoenix, Ariz., last winter, they did not suspect that it would lead them to solving the ongoing audio problems plaguing their church. But that's exactly what happened when attendees of the three-day workshop were invited to experience Phoenix First Assembly's self-powered Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker system. Read More »

March, 2006

Meyer Sound Loudspeakers Add Emotion to Lennon Exhibition

John Lennon, Unfinished Music, an exhibition currently running at the Museé de la Musique in Paris, presents a sweeping portrait of the ex-Beatle as a musician, poet, artist, political activist, and self-confessed "chameleon" who transcended social and artistic boundaries. Read More »

March, 2006

Australia's Largest Convention Center Replete with Meyer Sound

In 1988, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) opened its doors to booming business and high demand for a first-class venue for meetings. Set on the edge of Sydney's picturesque Darling Harbour, the center was literally an overnight success, and remains to this day the largest convention center in Australia. More than 600 different conventions, events, meetings and product launches are held at the SCEC every year, with attendees at many major conferences numbering more than 5,000. Read More »

March, 2006

Meyer Sound and Oceania Audio Accompany Pavarotti on Farewell Tour

Celebrated Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti has given much to the world. However, at the age of 70, he made the decision to conclude his performing career with a farewell tour. With a career spanning more than four decades (including a record 40 years with a single record label, Decca), the master tenor chose to step down and devote his attentions to his family, who are accompanying him on his world tour. The global tour included five shows in Australia and New Zealand, concluding November 12, 2005, with a sold-out concert before 15,000 fans at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium. Performing with Pavarotti was acclaimed Italian tenor Simona Todora, accompanied by the 66-piece Auckland Philharmonia, conducted by Leone Magiera. Read More »

February, 2006

Veteran Sound System Designer "Thorny" Joins Meyer Sound

Veteran sound system designer Alexander "Thorny" Yuill-Thornton II, has returned to Meyer Sound to join in the company's effort to develop digital products. Thorny, best known for his work with Luciano Pavarotti and The Three Tenors, played an integral role in product development during his first stint at Meyer Sound, from 1980-86, when he was responsible for mechanical engineering on classic products including the UPA-1, MSL-3, MSL-10 and UPM-1 and -2. Read More »

February, 2006

The Moulin Rouge Dancers High-Kick to Meyer Sound

Long before the 2001 hit film of the same name, the Moulin Rouge in Paris was celebrated as the world's most famous cabaret. Since it first opened its doors in 1889, this Montmartre district nightclub has symbolized both the glamour and the uninhibited sensuality at the heart of Parisian "joie de vivre." A simple mention of the club's name evokes images of a red neon windmill, a mock elephant in the garden, impressionist painters sipping absinthe, and, above all, girls high-kicking the French Cancan. Read More »

February, 2006

Corteo Tours with "Mirror Image" Meyer Sound Systems and LCS Matrix3

Corteo is the title of a new Cirque du Soleil touring production that vividly portrays the funeral of a circus clown as a festive parade with a carnival-like atmosphere. Processions — on stage and careening above it — are woven throughout the story, a theme that prompted placement of an elongated open stage down the middle of the oval "Grand Chapiteau" tent. The resulting split auditorium – with two facing audiences of about 1,000 each – dictated dual mirror-image audio systems. The task was assigned to veteran sound designer Jonathan Deans, and his response to the challenge was a technological tour-de-force comprising 38 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers per side with mixing and control from a common LCS Audio CueConsole. Read More »

February, 2006

Festival Theatre Brings Meyer Sound Surround to Budapest

On the southern fringe of Budapest sits the city's new Palace of Arts. The new complex, among the largest of its kind in Europe, has transformed the cultural life of Hungary's capital city since opening last spring with its 1,700-seat philharmonic concert hall, 450-seat Festival Theatre multi-purpose auditorium, and arts museum incorporating the Hungarian national music library. Read More »

February, 2006

Meyer Sound Theatre Named for Don Pearson

Meyer Sound has announced that the company's on-site, state-of-the-art, 57+-seat theatre has been named "The Pearson Theatre," in memory of the late Don Pearson, sound reinforcement pioneer and co-founder of touring sound company Ultra Sound. Read More »

February, 2006

Meyer Sound's MICA Lends Big Kick to Little Britain

To those unfamiliar with contemporary British pop culture, the magnitude of the Little Britain tour challenges credulity. How is it that a staged version of a TV comedy could tour the country for more than a year, quickly selling out cavernous venues where even legendary rock bands sometimes fail to fill the seats? The answer, in brief is that Little Britain isn't a typical TV show — or live production, for that matter. Read More »

February, 2006

Historic Colorado Springs Performance Site Gets a Makeover With Meyer Sound

Established in 1936 by local benefactor Alice Bemis Taylor, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CSFAC) has long been a cornerstone of all things artistic in the region. Housing a gallery, artistic and theatrical teaching facilities, and a multi-use performance hall, the center truly provides a bit of everything to this rapidly growing metropolitan area. However, as is often the case with grand old historical buildings, the center's performance space has lately started to show its age, prompting a much-needed remodel project this past summer. Read More »

February, 2006

Meyer Sound M1D Returns to Prestigious Rolex Gala

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, established in 2002 by the prominent Swiss watchmaker, seeks out gifted young artists from around the world and pairs them for one year with renowned masters in their discipline. The second round of the mentoring program culminated on December 5, 2005, when distinguished patrons of the arts gathered for a gala celebration in the promenade of the New York State Theatre at Manhattan's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Read More »

February, 2006

Granger Community Church Hears Candlelight Services with Meyer Sound

Located in Granger, Indiana, only blocks from the Michigan state line, the fast-growing Granger Community Church recently opened an expanded auditorium space expecting to host over 10,000 people for Christmas services. The church celebrates Christmas each year with a special candlelight service. An original multimedia worship program incorporating music, drama and interactive video vignettes, titled Letters at Christmas, is presented six times, taking full advantage of the facility's 100-foot stage, three large video screens, and a concert-quality audio system from Meyer Sound. Read More »

January, 2006

Meyer Sound's MILO in the Ring at Spain's Plaza de Toros Las Ventas

In the nearly 75 years since "Hortelano" became the first bull to meet his fate in the ring, Madrid's La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas has become so emblematic of Spain's love of bullfighting that it has been called "the world's most important bullring." This past fall, José Luis Moreno directed his Miramón Mendi production company in executing an ambitious project: transforming Las Ventas into a colossal theatre with seating for 10,000 people for an Antología de la Zarzuela, or "Zarzuela Anthology." Read More »

January, 2006

Fellowship Church Worships with Meyer Sound's MILO

Between December 21 and 24, 2005, nearly 30,000 residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area attended Christmas services – 11 in all – at Fellowship Church's main Grapevine campus. Certainly the timeless story of Jesus' birth was familiar to everybody, but some likely were surprised to experience the "good tidings of great joy" presented via strikingly new technology. Read More »

January, 2006

89X Gives Motown a Christmas Present Wrapped in Meyer Sound

Detroit alt-rock fans kicked off the holiday season this year at the annual holiday bash, "The Night 89X Stole Christmas," at the Cobo Arena, hosted by Detroit-Windsor radio station CIMX-FM (known as "89X"). Read More »

January, 2006

Remembering Dr. Don

On Monday, January 9, 2006, Don Pearson suddenly and unexpectedly passed away during a routine medical procedure. After more than 25 years on the road providing live sound for literally thousands of shows with Ultra Sound, the sound company he co-founded with Howard Danchik in 1978, Don finally came off the road in 2004 to join Meyer Sound as a Technical Seminar Instructor. His mission in this position was to pass on the wealth of knowledge he had accumulated over the years by teaching professional seminars on high-level topics in sound reinforcement. Read More »

January, 2006

Norway's Hydro Parties with Meyer Sound

When Hydro celebrated its 100th birthday this year, the company — Norway's largest industrial concern — generously opened the festivities to everybody in the capital city of Oslo. The main attraction was a free concert featuring a-ha, the country's hottest rock group, along with the Oslo Symphony and guest soloist Sissel performing soundtrack music from The Lord of the Rings movie. Over 120,000 local residents attended, making it the largest event of its kind ever staged in Norway. Fortunately, the outdoor concert site was fully equipped to host the gargantuan party with a massive reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound M Series self-powered arrays to spread the musical excitement to the overflow crowd. Read More »

January, 2006

Osaka's Theatre BRAVA! Debuts with Meyer Sound

The denizens of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city, enjoy a reputation as very good business people. When the business day ends, however, Osakans often partake of the city's lively nightlife. Read More »

January, 2006

Ricky Martin Soars Again with MILO

After a lifetime just below the mainstream pop radar as a founding member of Menudo, a soap opera actor, a Broadway performer and a multi-platinum Latin recording artist, Puerto Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin gyrated onto the U.S. scene in 1999 as an "overnight sensation" and quickly became a household name. And as with so many of pop music's "next big things," he was summarily dismissed once his 15 minutes of fame expired. Read More »

January, 2006