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New LEOPARD SolutionJanuary 20, 2021Meyer Sound has announced immediate availability of LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array, a new variant of the LEOPARD loudspeaker designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. LEOPARD-M80 is identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a precisely controlled 80° horizontal pattern instead of the 110° coverage of the original model.
2021 NAMM Believe in Music WeekJanuary 13, 2021Meyer Sound will participate in the 2021 NAMM Believe in Music Week virtual show starting January 18, where the company will debut two original content sessions, share product resources, and schedule one-on-one meetings with NAMM attendees.
Ultra Reflex Sound Solution for Direct View DisplaysJanuary 11, 2021Meyer Sound has introduced Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending solution for optimum reproduction of discrete screen channel audio on large-scale direct view (“emissive”) video displays. The complete system for each screen channel comprises a high frequency component reflecting off the screen that is coupled seamlessly with a direct radiating low frequency component.
Australian Reseller NetworkJanuary 5, 2021Meyer Sound will launch a direct, non-exclusive reseller network for the sales and marketing of its loudspeaker solutions in Australia and New Zealand starting January 2021. The new business model allows for greater factory-direct support to Meyer Sound customers in this important and growing market.
Meyer Sound Responds to Market Conditions in 2020December 15, 2020By adapting to changing conditions, both geographically and within market verticals, Meyer Sound is poised for a period of growth, innovation and market leadership in 2021 and beyond. By focusing on markets only minimally affected by the pandemic as well as global regions experiencing lesser economic impact, the company will finish 2020 ready for the future.
Spacemap Go Expands Creative Palette for Mouse on MarsDecember 9, 2020BEWAKE STUDIOS in Berlin has become the first recording facility to install a multichannel monitoring system fully outfitted with Spacemap Go, Meyer Sound’s breakthrough tool for spatial sound design and mixing. By offering this unique capability, BEWAKE promises to become a magnet for electronic musicians and sound artists seeking a laboratory for developing spatial sound designs that can be quickly scaled up for live performances in clubs, galleries and festival venues.
Spacemap Go Creates Dynamic “Virtual Crowd”December 2, 2020With safety measures limiting the number of fans who can physically attend university football games, one Midwest top-ranked football team lost a major component of home field advantage — the sound of 100,000-plus fans reverberating through their massive stadium. To recover this advantage, a temporary distributed system of 66 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers was deployed to reproduce the crowd with uncanny realism by applying dynamic sonic movements via the new Spacemap Go spatial sound solution.
Spacemap Go Proves a Highlight of MUTEK 2020 November 11, 2020The organizers of the 21st edition of the annual MUTEK electronic music and arts festival in Montréal navigated a delicate pathway between virtual and live performances at the two venues hosting in-person/live-streamed performances: the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts. The event adapted to the times with a hybrid model that depended heavily on Meyer Sound products and highlighted the company’s new spatial sound design and mixing tool, Spacemap Go for iPad.
Spacemap Go, a Breakthrough Tool for Spatial Sound Design and MixingOctober 28, 2020Meyer Sound has officially released Spacemap Go, an industry game changer in spatial sound design and mixing. Available October 28 as a free app for Apple iPad, Spacemap Go can transform the thousands of Meyer Sound GALAXY Network Platform processors in the field into powerful, flexible and user-friendly tools for spatial sound design and mixing.
Public Spacemap Go RoundtablesOctober 22, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of Spacemap Go roundtable discussions in November and December. Each session will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of panelists. The roundtables will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s new Spacemap Go spatial sound design and mixing tool.
Meyer Sound Promotes Rawks and Appoints CanalisOctober 21, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of Katrin Rawks to Director of Loudspeaker Engineering and the hiring of Ianina Canalis as Application Architect, Spatial Audio Specialist.
Steven Tanger Center for Performing ArtsOctober 14, 2020The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina is now the home to the largest Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system in the United States. The center’s events will be supported by world-class audience amenities and advanced technologies, including variable acoustical environments tailored for each performance.
Bluehorn System Provides BNY Productions the Accuracy to Deliver Remote EventsOctober 7, 2020In Sioux City, Iowa, BNY Productions has been working in their production studio remotely broadcasting an average of 100 live and virtual “hybrid” events per week for the past six months. As high-profile candidates travel throughout the United States for political rallies and speeches, BNY Productions has relied on Meyer Sound Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors for accuracy and precision every step along the way.
Constellation Webinars in OctoberOctober 1, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of Constellation discussions on three Fridays in October. Each roundtable will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of roundtable panelists. The sessions will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s Constellation Acoustic System.
New Marketing Leadership and Executive PromotionsSeptember 30, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of four key staff, assigning each a broader scope of responsibilities to streamline internal communications, increase operational efficiencies and accelerate the timelines from product planning to R&D through product development and global marketing.
Billy Strings at the Drive-In with LEOPARD System Provided by DBS Audio SystemsSeptember 15, 2020As drive-in concerts continue to provide an interim solution in the live sound market, bluegrass sensation Billy Strings put on his first shows with a live audience since March 2020. The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA outdoor parking lot venue was powered by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD reinforcement system for three consecutive nights of Billy Strings’ “Meet Me at the Drive-In Tour.”
Constellation Plays a Starring Acoustical Role at New Jakarta TheatreSeptember 9, 2020Opened late last year, the resplendent JIExpo Theatre is the new crown jewel of the Indonesian capital city’s Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) centre for meetings, events and arts performances. Among first events was a concert by illustrious cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose dynamic performance proved an appropriate showcase for the venue’s Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Four Projects Shortlisted for AV Awards 2020September 8, 2020Four Meyer Sound projects in Europe have been shortlisted for the AV Awards 2020, presented by AV Magazine, in three categories. The finalists include the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg, Germany for “Education Project of the Year;” Switzerland’s Fête des Vignerons 2019 for “Events And Entertainment Project Of The Year;” and Austria Center Vienna (ACV) and Copenhagen, Denmark’s Falkoner Hall, both nominated for “Venue Project Of The Year.”
Public MAPP 3D Roundtable SeriesAugust 28, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of MAPP 3D roundtable discussions every Thursday in September. Each roundtable will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of roundtable panelists. The sessions will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s new MAPP 3D system design and prediction tool.
MAPP 3D Software Tool Adds New Dimensions to Audio System DesignAugust 19, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the release of MAPP 3D, the most extensive upgrade to its industry-standard system design tool since the original MAPP Online software program was introduced in 2001. MAPP 3D works on both the Mac and Windows platforms, employs local processing (no Internet connection required) and is now available as a free download from the Meyer Sound website.
Extensive Upgrade at Australia’s Adelaide Convention CentreAugust 12, 2020Widely recognized as one of the world’s most flexible and technologically advanced meeting facilities, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) in South Australia recently completed a AU$397 million redevelopment which included a major overhaul of the venue’s audio systems. The loudspeakers and associated processing were augmented or completely replaced with new Meyer Sound systems in seven halls, including the addition of LYON line arrays for the ACC’s largest configurable space.
Summer Webinar Program to Wrap with Grateful Dead RoundtableAugust 4, 2020Meyer Sound’s Summer Webinar Program will wrap with a final “Festival Friday” roundtable session featuring the decades-long sonic explorations of Meyer Sound with the Grateful Dead and their related bands. The roundtable includes special guest Derek Featherstone, UltraSound CEO and FOH mixing engineer for Dead and Company, Meyer Sound President & CEO John Meyer, and Bob McCarthy, Meyer Sound Director of System Optimization.
“Shining a Light” Uplifts Downtown Indy with AVB-Networked AudioJuly 29, 2020When darkness falls each evening, residents and visitors who come to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis receive a message of hope and unity from a high-definition video and light show accompanied by an uplifting, high-fidelity musical soundtrack. Evocative images, including global maps and a throbbing heart, are projected on the surrounding buildings while instrumental music custom-recorded by members of the Indianapolis Symphony is reproduced by an AVB-networked system of 36 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Sound System Provides Full Immersion in “Double Duty” Atmos Room at Dallas Audio PostJuly 22, 2020With an eye to the future and a finger on the pulse of the regional market, Dallas Audio Post has rebuilt its main mix room to enable production of soundtracks in the latest immersive formats. Now equipped with a total of 29 Meyer Sound cinema series loudspeakers, the world-class facility is among a very few that have been certified by Dolby for working with both the theatrical release and home entertainment versions of Atmos.
Chicago’s Adler Planetarium Audio Elevated to Celestial HeightsJuly 15, 2020As part of a major renovation project, Adler Planetarium in Chicago recently replaced the original audio system in its Definiti Theater with an all-new system featuring a complement of eight full-range Meyer Sound cinema series loudspeakers and two 900-LFC low frequency control elements. Opened to the public in 1999 and currently seating 181, the Definiti is the smaller of two domed theatres at the Adler Planetarium.
New Spacemap Go Adds Dynamic Spatialization to Bill Fontana’s Primal EnergiesJuly 6, 2020A new exhibition by renowned sound artist Bill Fontana entitled Primal Energies opened July 1 at Kunsthaus Graz in Austria. While viewing images on the eight large screens, visitors are immersed in an evocative blend of energy-related sounds reproduced by 64 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers. The impact of the installation is further enhanced by dynamic spatial sound movements created and automated using a beta version of Meyer Sound’s soon-to-be-released Spacemap Go technology.
Gateway Church Steps Up to Innovative Mono-Stereo “Hybrid” LYON and LEOPARD SystemJune 25, 2020Gateway Church is ranked among the nation’s largest multi-site congregations with an average of more than 30,000 worshippers weekly attending 29 weekly services at nine campuses — eight in the Dallas-Fort Worth area plus an extension campus in Wyoming. Gateway’s flagship Southlake campus recently upgraded with 51 new Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeakers configured as a novel mono-stereo “hybrid” system.
Refreshed Daily Summer Webinar ProgramJune 19, 2020After introducing a successful webinar series this spring, the Meyer Sound education team is launching a refreshed comprehensive summer webinar program Monday, June 22. The webinar content offers a natural progression of subject matter, including project case studies and specialty tools that cover a diverse set of solutions across all industry verticals.
ULTRA-X40 Point Source Loudspeaker Earns Accolades Across All ApplicationsJune 15, 2020Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeaker has earned widespread acceptance across the full spectrum of demanding portable and installed sound applications. Featured at InfoComm Connected 2020, the ULTRA-X40 — which has earned numerous industry awards since its launch in 2019 — is already providing solutions across a range of applications.
Toei Studios Kyoto Steps Up to “Clear and Direct” MonitoringJune 10, 2020The post-production department at Toei Studios in Kyoto, Japan has upgraded the audio monitoring in their premier screening room with the installation of a new Meyer Sound cinema system. With 42 seats for screenings, the facility can be converted to a dubbing stage with removal of a few seats and replacement with a mixing console. The room is in constant use as directors, producers and post-production professionals have come to rely on the accuracy and neutrality of the Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems.
Prestigious DGA Theater Upgrades to Dolby Atmos with Cinema LoudspeakersJune 3, 2020The Directors Guild of America recently completed a total renovation of its flagship motion picture exhibition space at the prestigious DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Guided by a Guild committee of six leading filmmakers, the renewal project has moved the 600-seat theater to the forefront of cinema technology with installation of custom-built Dolby Vision laser projection and a Dolby Atmos immersive sound system encompassing more than 70 Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers.
New Hampshire Drive-In Experience Powered by LEOPARDMay 21, 2020Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire transformed their business operations and parking lot into the “Tupelo Drive-In Experience” to produce some of the first live concerts in the United States with the new social distancing requirements. The music venue’s debut shows in mid-May were powered by a LEOPARD system provided by Meyer Sound rental partner UltraSound, showcasing one of the early innovations that explores new ways to deliver performances to a safely-distanced live audience.
Comprehensive Daily Online Training Program LaunchesMay 11, 2020As part of Meyer Sound's ongoing webinar education program, Friday, May 15 President & CEO John Meyer will present “From Apocalypse Now to Bluehorn” at 9 AM PST. The one-hour special presentation traces Meyer Sound’s innovative development path in the world of cinema, post-production and residential from the company’s early days collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola to today’s Bluehorn System, a breakthrough in full bandwidth, phase accurate monitoring.
Omaha’s CHI Health Center Outfitted with LEOPARD SystemMarch 19, 2020A new Meyer Sound system based on LEOPARD line array loudspeakers is the keystone component of a complete audio upgrade for Omaha’s up to 18,300-seat CHI Health Center arena. Now equipped with the latest in audio reinforcement technology, the venue offers an enhanced audience listening experience for a wide range of large-scale athletic, community and corporate events.
LEO and LYON Power 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band Celebration at Madison Square GardenMarch 12, 2020Members of the final The Allman Brothers Band lineup, dubbed “The Brothers,” came together Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate 50 years of The Allman Brothers Band. The one-night show was powered by Meyer Sound solutions anchored by LEO and LYON linear line array loudspeakers, provided by rental partners UltraSound and PRG North America.
Constellation Optimizes Acoustics and Inspires Creativity at German UniversityMarch 10, 2020With seating for an audience of 465, the Forum is the principal performance venue for the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany. Although it has hosted a full schedule of performances since opening in 1986, the auditorium had been hampered by problematic acoustics. Fortunately, the Forum recently was transformed into a world class venue for both traditional and cutting-edge performances with the installation of a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Fabled Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studio Lot Upgrades with Bluehorn System MonitoringMarch 3, 2020The Newman Scoring Stage, located on the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles, recently upgraded its control room with the installation of Meyer Sound’s Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors. A seamlessly integrated system comprising three drivers in two cabinets along with proprietary digital processing, Bluehorn is uniquely capable of high acoustic output coupled with flat amplitude and phase response across the entire audible spectrum.
Natural Ambience at Helsinki Airport’s “Aukio” EnhancedFebruary 25, 2020Part of a new terminal extension at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Aukio (Finnish for “square” or “plaza”) is a relaxing, fluid space where global travelers can gently immerse themselves in the unique sounds and sights of Finland’s vast landscape. Complementing the visual panorama is a subtle yet engaging multi-channel soundtrack, reproduced with precise definition by 27 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.
Luley and Molnar Promoted to Key Management PositionsFebruary 20, 2020As part of a restructuring program to accommodate continuing growth, Meyer Sound has promoted two managers to key high-level management positions. Amy Luley has been named Director of U.S. Sales Operations and Mary Molnar has been appointed Technical Services Manager, Americas.
New Spatial Sound Tool Spacemap GoFebruary 11, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is presenting preview demonstrations of Spacemap Go, a new spatial sound design and mixing tool that leverages the processing power of the company’s GALAXY network platform.
New ULTRA-X20 Loudspeaker and USW-112P Subwoofer Maximize VersatilityFebruary 10, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is introducing two new compact, self-powered loudspeakers that leverage a new generation of technologies to provide exceptional versatility for covering a wide range of installed and portable applications.
McMahon Promoted and Sales Structure RealignedFebruary 5, 2020Meyer Sound has promoted a key executive and announced a strategic realignment of sales and technical services to realize greater efficiency, closer collaboration and faster response to customer needs. The changes were prompted by continuing sales growth globally in all market verticals.
Shanghai Arts Center Celebrates China’s First Constellation System February 3, 2020Nine Trees Shanghai Future Art Centre, opened to the public in late 2019, is the new crown jewel for arts and culture in China’s most populous city. Located in the city’s Fengxian District and nestled deep in a forest preserve, the Centre’s organically inspired structure houses three theatre spaces equipped with Meyer Sound audio reinforcement systems. The largest auditorium also claims the first Constellation active acoustic system in China.
Constellation Morphs Supper Club at L.A.’s Alluring VERSEJanuary 27, 2020Disrupting the restaurant world just before Christmas, VERSE in Los Angeles audaciously incorporated the sound quality of a premier recording studio into a relaxed yet elegant supper club. To ensure the ultimate listening experience, VERSE features a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustics system along with a direct reinforcement system based on ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeakers.
New Products, Technology Demos and Relaxing Hospitality on Tap for ISEJanuary 22, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound will debut two much-anticipated loudspeaker products, demonstrate a new digital tool for spatial sound design and mixing, and welcome attendees into the relaxing atmosphere of the Sonic Lounge, a casual show floor retreat.
CenterStaging Rehearsal Studios Elevate Audio with LEOPARD Systems January 14, 2020CenterStaging, Southern California’s leading rehearsal facility, has raised the bar on in-house audio quality by offering Meyer Sound loudspeakers exclusively. In consultation with Meyer Sound engineers, CenterStaging General Manager James “Jimbo” Neal has equipped all of the facility’s 12 rooms with a self-powered Meyer Sound system — including a total of 24 LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers — each configured for optimum performance given the specific room volume and dimensions.
New Systems Highlight 50th Anniversary of India’s National Centre for the Performing ArtsJanuary 7, 2020Widely heralded as one of India’s leading cultural institutions, The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai recently celebrated 50 years of presenting an extraordinary array of dance, drama and musical performances by Indian and international artists.
Memorable Avicii Tribute Concert Supported by LEO Family SystemDecember 17, 2019Setting a new all-time attendance record for the venue, more than 58,000 admirers streamed into Stockholm’s vast Friends Arena on December 5th for the Avicii Tribute Concert, a celebration of the life and work of beloved DJ and producer Tim Bergling — known professionally as Avicii.
LYON from Solotech Powers New Era at The Colosseum at Caesars PalaceDecember 12, 2019Following a summer hiatus for significant technical and design upgrades, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace relaunched in September to herald a new era at Las Vegas’ premier music showcase. Originally completed in 2003 to house Céline Dion’s record-shattering residency “A New Day,” since first opening, The Colosseum has relied on Meyer Sound reinforcement systems supplied and installed by Solotech, a global leader in AV solutions and services.
Expanded Footprint and Hospitality at NAMM 2020December 10, 2019Recognizing the importance of the annual event to audio professionals, Meyer Sound has booked its largest-ever exhibit space for the 2020 NAMM Show, scheduled for the Anaheim Convention Center from January 16th to 19th. The floor booth (17219) fronts an adjacent, spacious demo room (17218) that will be fully stocked with the latest additions to Meyer Sound’s definitive line of self-powered loudspeakers.
Constellation Redefines the Possible at Sun Valley’s Argyros Performing Arts CenterDecember 3, 2019Located in Ketchum, the principal city of Idaho’s Sun Valley resort area, The Argyros Performing Arts Center presents a broad spectrum of performances in its 462-capacity theatre, ranging from dance, film, lectures and comedy to drama and concerts by local and touring classical, jazz, blues and pop/rock musicians.
LEO Family Propels J Balvin’s “Arcoiris Tour” Across North AmericaNovember 21, 2019After captivating audiences throughout South America and the Caribbean to establish himself as reggaeton’s reigning megastar, Colombian singer J Balvin has further expanded his global fan base on the current, four-continent “Arcoiris Tour.” To anchor audio production for the recently concluded North American leg, the tour relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family line array system supplied by PRG Music Group.
Marc Anthony Makes a Splash with OPUS Tour via LEO Family SystemNovember 20, 2019Tropical salsa sensation Marc Anthony is currently on the road on his OPUS Tour in support of the March record release of the same name. Starting back in September, the tour will continue into March 2020 in North America with a Meyer Sound LEO Family system, provided by PRG Music Group.
Largest Permanent Installation of New ULTRA-X40 at Austria Center Vienna November 19, 2019Located adjacent to the United Nations headquarters complex in Austria’s capital city, Austria Center Vienna (ACV) is an expansive conference and exhibition facility offering 24 presentation halls for 100 to 4,320 participants along with 180 smaller meeting rooms and 22,000 square meters of exhibition space.
New Audiences Reached with Festival Presence ExpansionNovember 12, 2019For Meyer Sound, 2019 was the year of exciting new product launches and an increase in global festival collaborations. Starting as early as February, Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker solutions were deployed at more than 60 festivals with musical genres ranging from heavy metal to jazz music. For five festivals, hospitality lounges were added to provide a relaxation space for the hardworking production crews on the road.
Partnership with National Sawdust Opens New Realms for Musical InnovationNovember 7, 2019Since it launched in 2015, Brooklyn, New York’s National Sawdust has been heralded as a world-leading incubator of new music talent as well as an intimate performance venue with excellent acoustics. Looking ahead to its fifth season, National Sawdust further elevated its reputation through a partnership with Meyer Sound, unveiling their new LINA direct reinforcement, Constellation active acoustics and Spacemap dynamic spatial audio mixing systems.
Compass 4.6 Software Offers Milan Integration and Streamlined System ConfigurationNovember 4, 2019Meyer Sound has announced the release of version 4.6 of its Compass control software package, the first to incorporate new feature sets for full control of Meyer Sound devices, including the Milan-certified GALAXY processors.
“Sonic Crystals” a Synthesis of Sound Art and Selective Noise ControlOctober 28, 2019More than just another summer rock festival, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival is a broad meeting ground where music, visual arts and technology come together to form a dynamic creative community. As one example, during the 2019 event Meyer Sound partnered with the festival’s creative team and students at the Danish Technical University to design and construct an intriguing “sonic crystals” demonstration project.
Constellation Hits the Sweet Spot at Brown Sugar KitchenOctober 22, 2019At its best, fine dining pleases all the senses and annoys none. For Tanya Holland, owner and executive chef at Brown Sugar Kitchen, the quality of sound heard inside the restaurant plays a critical role in complementing what her guests experience with food and drink. To ensure the optimum listening experience, Holland chose to install a Meyer Sound Constellation system at her new uptown Oakland, California location.
LINA Strikes a Chord at Chicago’s Renowned Orchestra HallOctober 16, 2019Chicago’s historic Orchestra Hall recently updated their audio production capabilities with the installation of a new sound reinforcement system based on LINA line array loudspeakers, the newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s LEO Family.
Meyer Sound Asia Established with Singapore Office, New Asia Partnerships AnnouncedOctober 10, 2019Sharpening its focus on the fast-growing markets of the Far East and Oceania, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. has established Meyer Sound Asia as a new entity to guide marketing and technical support operations throughout the region.
The Musical Magic of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The MusicalOctober 8, 2019When Baz Luhrmann debuted Moulin Rouge! in 2001, his fantastical tale of “truth, beauty, freedom, and love” at the famed Parisian nightclub was heralded for reinventing the movie musical, with its exuberant cast of characters, frenetic visuals, and more-is-more production numbers that juxtaposed the Belle Époque drama onscreen with a tapestry of modern pop hits.
LEOPARD System Powers Summer Residency at The Mann CenterOctober 4, 2019For several years, The Philadelphia Orchestra has spent their summers in residence at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. This year, Meyer Sound rental partners, DBS Audio Systems Inc. of nearby Coatesville, PA brought in a LEO Family system of LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers to support the season's various events.
Point Source Solutions Take Center Stage at AES New YorkOctober 2, 2019Meyer Sound will showcase a new generation of point source loudspeakers at AES New York 2019, underscoring continuing innovations in a line extending back four decades to when John Meyer and legendary Broadway sound designer Abe Jacob created the groundbreaking UPA loudspeaker.
Cape Cod Melody Tent Thrives with LEOPARDSeptember 25, 2019The Cape Cod Melody Tent was among dozens of “music circus” tents that sprouted up around the United States in the 1950s, with most of these seasonal venues presenting light operettas and summer stock musicals. Looking to extend even further into its seventh decade, the Cape Cod Melody Tent upgraded to a Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array system at the beginning of the 2019 season.
Copenhagen Fashion WeekSeptember 24, 2019During Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) in August, the event partnered with Boozt.com to power the Copenhagen Fashion Week x BOOZT.com show at Forum Copenhagen. The biannual show occurs every January and August and is Scandinavia's only fashion week. The August 5th evening show was powered by a Meyer Sound system, provided by local rental partners ShowTech Event Group.
Chicago Area High School Steps Up Production Values with LINASeptember 17, 2019Named for the two Chicago suburbs it serves, Oak Park and River Forest High School has earned national recognition for academic excellence and is renowned throughout the Chicago metro area for its outstanding programs in the performing arts. To ensure that students and faculty receive optimal support from the latest technology, the school recently replaced the aging sound reinforcement system in its 1,500-seat main auditorium with Meyer Sound LINA line array loudspeakers.
Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Deliver "Epic" S&M2September 12, 2019For two shows in early September, Metallica teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony for the first event in San Francisco’s Chase Center — the gleaming new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors — while surrounded by capacity audiences of 18,000 for each show. Staged in the round and dubbed S&M2 (in homage to 1999 S&M concert and recording with the same orchestra), the 2019 shows had 70-plus musicians encircling the band with conductor Edwin Outwater perched on the perimeter of a rotating stage.
National Museum of QatarSeptember 10, 2019The imposing National Museum of Qatar rises from the desert floor like a striking mirage. Each gallery captivates the visitor in a multimedia experience of Qatar’s history, with the sweeping wall-wide video projections supported by multichannel sound designs heard through immersive Meyer Sound systems controlled by D-Mitri digital audio platforms and comprising hundreds of hidden IntelligentDC loudspeakers.
46th Edition of the Telluride Film FestivalSeptember 6, 2019Through a long-term partnership with a goal of creating extraordinary film experiences, Meyer Sound and Telluride have collaborated to bring a custom designed Meyer Sound cinema sound system to three of the festival major venues, including the 650 seat Werner Herzog Theatre, converted each year from a hockey rink; the Galaxy, converted from a middle-school gymnasium and The Nugget, originally built in 1892 as a bank and converted to a movie theatre in 1935.
Unique “5-in-1” System Solution for Switzerland’s Lavish Fête des VigneronsSeptember 4, 2019A Swiss cultural tradition that extends back to 1797, the Fête des Vignerons (“Festival of the Winegrowers”) is held no more than five times each century in the small city of Vevey. This summer’s edition attracted record attendance, drawing more than a million visitors between July 18 and August 11.
LEO Family and ULTRA-X40 Power Garcia's Forest at the LOCKN' FestivalAugust 28, 2019The seventh edition of the LOCKN' Festival is in the books after four days of music, dance, and love at the Oak Ridge and Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, VA. Meyer Sound rental partners DBS Audio Systems, Inc., based out of Coatesville, PA, joined the 2019 LOCKN' Festival for a second year to provide the sound for the Garcia's Forest and Super VIP stages.
Mohegan Sun Shines with LYON Arena SystemAugust 27, 2019The flagship property in a growing portfolio of casino-resorts, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut is renowned as an East Coast destination for lively gaming and top-billed entertainment. Recently, Mohegan Sun management upped the stakes in its bid to attract more world-class musical artists and further enhance the audience experience by investing in a Meyer Sound LEO® Family reinforcement system for the resort’s 10,000-capacity arena.
One Dozen Years at Outside Lands’ Main StageAugust 19, 2019Widely heralded as one of America’s premier music and arts festivals, Outside Lands has been staged every August since 2008 in San Francisco’s expansive Golden Gate Park. Since the event’s inception, audio for the "Lands End" main stage has been delivered through a Meyer Sound system as supplied by legendary Bay Area rental company UltraSound.
Ed Sheeran Sets New All-Time Touring Record with Support from LEO FamilyAugust 12, 2019Ed Sheeran’s epic ÷ (“Divide”) Tour has been elevated to Pollstar’s highest ranking tour of all time, handily outdistancing the old marks for both tour gross receipts and attendance totals. As has been the case since the globe-circling odyssey launched in 2017, Sheeran’s veteran audio crew relies on a Meyer Sound LEO Family system to ensure an intimate, one-to-one audio connection between the appealing pop icon and his legions of devoted fans.
LEO Family a Main Stage Attraction on China’s Festival CircuitAugust 8, 2019China’s burgeoning music festival scene is in full swing this summer, with many exuberant and eclectic gatherings across the vast nation relying on new Meyer Sound LEO Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing.
JM-1P Comes Right to the Point for Mississippi’s Elegant Riley CenterJuly 31, 2019Originally built in 1889, the elegant theatre at the heart of Mississippi State University’s Riley Center in Meridian was painstakingly renovated before reopening as a performing arts venue in 2006. In both its 19th and 21st century incarnations, the room was celebrated for its intimate feel, open sight lines and excellent natural acoustics.
ULTRA-X40 Debut Highlights at Montreux Jazz FestivalJuly 24, 2019The Montreux Jazz Festival wrapped up 17 days of magnificent music-making on July 13, with a total of nearly a quarter million attendees thronging into multiple venues along the scenic shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva. For the 33rd consecutive year, Meyer Sound was selected as the festival’s Official Sound Provider, with LEO Family line arrays flown in all three principal venues and scaled-down systems — two anchored by the new ULTRA-X40 point-source loudspeaker —at the smaller venues.
Roskilde 2019: Partnering to Elevate the Festival ExperienceJuly 17, 2019This June, Meyer Sound returned to Denmark as the exclusive sound provider for the Roskilde Festival, Northern Europe’s largest and longest-running music festival.
Total Immersion in “An Encounter with Lux Prima” with Karen O and Danger MouseJuly 11, 2019For four days in late April, more than 3,500 visitors experienced a 35-minute multisensory art installation called “An Encounter with Lux Prima.” Conceived by Karen O and Danger Mouse as an immersive introduction to their new album collaboration, the audacious event — sixteen sessions in all — was held at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
33rd Year as Official Sound Provider at Montreux Jazz FestivalJune 26, 2019Meyer Sound is the Official Sound Provider for the 53rd edition of the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, marking 33 consecutive years of collaborative association between Meyer Sound and Switzerland’s celebrated annual event.
New Systems Heighten the Fan Experience at Stanford Athletic VenuesJune 25, 2019Stanford University has completed the first phase of a major upgrade program of sound reinforcement systems across its campus athletic venues. By early summer of this year, all-new Meyer Sound systems based on column array loudspeakers (CAL) with advanced beam-shaping technology were in place at 50,000-capacity Stanford Stadium, the Avery Aquatic Center, and the Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium.
LEOPARD Supports Iconic Atlas Opera at LA PhilJune 25, 2019Three years ago, Meyer Sound was asked to partner with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) in support of Director Yuval Sharon’s three-year term as Artist in Residence. It’s been an extraordinary journey — from War of the Worlds, to John Cage’s rarely performed Europeras, and finally, to Atlas.
Two Leading Spokane Venues Concur on LEOPARDJune 19, 2019The two foremost performing arts venues in Spokane, Washington have upgraded their audio capabilities with the installation of essentially identical new reinforcement systems, differing only in respect to scaling of array size to venue capacity. Both systems are based around Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers as supplied by Eugene, Oregon-based George Relles Sound.
Galileo GALAXY Leads the Way with Milan Certification from Avnu AllianceJune 12, 2019Today, Meyer Sound announces that its Galileo GALAXY network platform has been certified as fully compliant with the new, AVB-based, Milan deterministic network protocol. Milan certification, provided through Avnu Alliance, ensures that Galileo GALAXY processors will offer seamless interoperability with all other Milan-certified devices in the signal chain, regardless of function or manufacturer. GALAXY is among the first products to receive Milan certification.
Tony-Winning Broadway ProductionsJune 10, 2019Meyer Sound systems continue to power the most celebrated productions along the Great White Way, with Tony-winning shows relying on LEOPARD, LYON, and LINA systems to deliver exhilarating sonic experiences.
Festival Soundscapes Brought to Life for New Orleans Jazz Museum ExhibitionJune 5, 2019Meyer Sound partnered with Relix Magazine to provide sound for the exhibit’s installation and events, which brought together artists, photographers, musicians, and historians to explore the history of the relationship between the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, examining ways the city and event continually influence and honor each other.
LEO Family Back for Another Round of TobyMac’s “HITS DEEP Tour”May 28, 2019Enduringly popular Christian artist TobyMac was back on the road this year for the fourth edition of his HITS DEEP tour, a perennial winter-into-spring music celebration that circulates through arenas across the United States.
Audio Clarity, Locally and Globally, at TEDMay 23, 2019Meyer Sound has announced a multi-year partnership agreement to supply audio reinforcement systems for the annual TED Conference, the flagship event for the iconic, multi-faceted global community dedicated to spreading new insights and ideas for the benefit of humanity.
Debut of ULTRA-X40 and Previews of Spacemap LIVE at InfoCommMay 21, 2019For InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Meyer Sound has expanded its booth and demo room footprints to showcase multiple new products — most notably the ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeaker — and to immerse visitors in a captivating preview of Spacemap LIVE a prototype spatial sound mixing tool.
Spatial Technology at MoogfestMay 14, 2019Meyer Sound returned to Durham, North Carolina from April 25–28 for its second year as the Official Sound Partner of Moogfest, the landmark festival that brings together the most visionary and creative minds in music, art, and technology.
39th Richard C. Heyser Memorial LectureMay 13, 2019At the 145th Annual Audio Engineering Society New York in October 2018, Meyer Sound President & CEO John Meyer led the 39th Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture. His keynote presentation, "Taking the Room Out of the Loudspeaker: New Tools for Transparent Reproduction," discussed his long history of loudspeaker design and applications.
Constellation Advances Direct Communication at Sweden’s World-Leading Medical SchoolMay 9, 2019Consistently ranked among the world’s leading medical schools, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute recently expanded its Stockholm-area campus with construction of the KI-NEO building. The new facility brings the latest in 21st century learning technologies to the 200-year-old institution, including Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic systems in two principal lecture and conference rooms.
LEOPARD Holds True to the Versatile Voice of Alfie BoeMay 7, 2019Alfie Boe easily ranks among the United Kingdom’s most popular male vocalists, boosted over the past decade by sellout tours and multi-platinum record sales both as a solo artist and as half of the duo “Ball and Boe” with the equally popular Michael Ball.
LEO Family the Clear Choice for Three Southeastern ChurchesMay 2, 2019Exceptional speech clarity and effortless musical transparency have made Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker systems the choice for two fast-growing churches in Georgia and another in Florida.
Innovative LEO Family Configuration Makes Closer Better for Michael Bublé and FansApril 29, 2019After a four year touring hiatus, smooth pop megastar Michael Bublé has returned to his adoring fans for 91 shows in North America and Europe. Dubbed "An Evening with Michael Bublé," the 2019 edition relies — as have Bublé’s tours for nearly a dozen years — on a Meyer Sound system supplied by Montreal-based Solotech.
Technologies Elevate Creative Potential at Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9: Raisbeck Music CenterApril 23, 2019The Seattle Symphony has expanded creative possibilities for musical performance and composition throughout the community with the opening of Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, an intimate venue inside the orchestra’s home at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.
Sensual Sound Technology Lends Visceral Impact to Apocalypse Now Final Cut at Tribeca Film Festival PremiereApril 22, 2019Forty years after its original 1979 release, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s celebrated masterpiece of the Vietnam War era has been restored, remastered and re-released as Apocalypse Now Final Cut.
Peak Energy Efficiency and Zero Waste at “Recycled” Berkeley CampusApril 16, 2019Meyer Sound has announced a renewed commitment to further reduce energy consumption, cut manufacturing waste to zero, and provide more incentives for employees to reduce their personal carbon footprints.
CAL Hard to Find but Easy to Hear at Southwest ChurchesApril 10, 2019Two markedly different churches in the Southwest have found a common solution in Meyer Sound’s CAL column array loudspeakers, with each deploying systems that combine precision-tailored coverage for optimum intelligibility with a barely noticeable cabinet profile.
Tech Industry Veteran Marc Chutczer to Expand Digital ProgramsApril 4, 2019Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of Silicon Valley veteran executive Marc Chutczer to the newly created position of Vice President of Digital Program Management. In his new role, Chutczer will take charge of one of the most significant refocusing efforts in the 40-year history of the company.
Bands, Brands, and BBQ at SXSW 2019April 1, 2019The SXSW Music Festival is about discovery: For the 2,000 artists taking the stages of every bar, club, and concert venue in Austin, it’s an opportunity to connect with fans and vie for the attention of executives hoping to sign the “Next Big Thing.” For 160,000 music lovers, it’s a chance to share space with both legendary icons and the hottest undiscovered talent.
Second Year of Roskilde Festival Partnership Spotlights Internationally Renowned LineupMarch 27, 2019The Roskilde Festival, the largest annual musical and cultural event in Northern Europe, will partner with Meyer Sound again in 2019 for its 49th edition. Held near the Danish town of Roskilde from June 29 to July 6, this year’s event marks the second year of a five-year partnership between Meyer Sound and the festival, with all stages deploying Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems exclusively.
LINA and LEOPARD Return for Good to London’s National Theatre as Part of Sound PartnershipMarch 25, 2019Lavished with exuberant praise by critics, a 2017 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies was a complete sellout for the Olivier Theatre — the largest stage of London’s esteemed National Theatre complex.
Sonic Lounge and More to Come to PL+S in FrankfurtMarch 21, 2019Meyer Sound’s ever-popular Sonic Lounge will be reassembled on site at the Messe Frankfurt for the 2019 Prolight + Sound (PL+S) show from April 2 through 5.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Elevates Performances with ConstellationMarch 19, 2019Following a major renovation that involved gutting the main building and constructing an entirely new auditorium inside the old structure, Washington, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts reopened with a stunning performance space that offers the flexibility of Meyer Sound’s Constellation acoustic system.
Continued Expansion with New Hires and PromotionsMarch 12, 2019Reflecting a rising global demand for the company’s products and services, Meyer Sound has announced four new hires and a key promotion.
LEOPARD Scores a TKO with “Dream System” for Intense UFC EventsMarch 6, 2019Since late last year, live sound for the globally popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts events has punched through the roar of arena crowds with more impact and clarity thanks to a new, custom-configured Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on LEOPARD line array loudspeakers. Dedicated exclusively to audio support for all UFC events in North America, this “dream system” comprising 120 total loudspeakers was devised specifically for the demands of UFC bouts.
Constellation System Turns a Historic Barn in Norway into a World Class Concert VenueFebruary 28, 2019Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and a group of acclaimed musicians will focus on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich for the fourth annual Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, presented August 8-11, 2019. Organized by the Barionet Rosendal, the festival takes place by Norway’s Hardanger Fjord, a magnificent location surrounded by mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. The primary concert venue is the Riddersalen, a one-time barn now transformed into an optimum environment for musical enjoyment thanks to acoustical enhancement from a Meyer Sound Constellation system.
Las Vegas’ Opulent Venetian Theatre Rocks Harder with New LYON SystemFebruary 25, 2019Although the Venetian Theatre’s sumptuous interior harkens back to 19th century Paris, the recent installation of a new Meyer Sound LEO Family system has thrust the 1700-seat Las Vegas showroom to the forefront of 21st century AVB-networked audio technology.
IntelligentDC a Perfect Match for Newest terrain Event VenueFebruary 20, 2019The new Terrain Gardens at Devon yard has quickly emerged as the prime location for upscale weddings, parties and corporate events in the Main Line suburbs west of Philadelphia. The venue’s lush, horticultural setting creates a lavish backdrop for special occasions year-round, with locally-inspired menus, signature cocktails and hand-selected wines complemented by a sonically impeccable yet virtually invisible Meyer Sound IntelligentDC loudspeaker system.
Flexibility of IntelligentDC Systems Extended with New MPS-482HP Power SupplyFebruary 6, 2019The new MPS-482HP two-channel power supply extends the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of IntelligentDC, an exclusive Meyer Sound technology that enables remote DC powering of self-powered loudspeaker systems.
UPQ Line Updated with New Amplifier, New Processing and Third Coverage OptionFebruary 5, 2019Drawing on technologies developed for the LEO Family line array systems, Meyer Sound has updated its popular and proven UPQ point source loudspeakers with a new class D amplifier, new on-board signal processing for optimized frequency and phase response, and a 13 pound overall weight reduction.
Entirely New Point Source Loudspeaker Design Previewed at ISEFebruary 4, 2019At ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is previewing the most innovative redesign of its point source loudspeakers since the introduction of self-powered systems more than two decades ago. The new loudspeaker series is designated ULTRA-X40.
Sound Quality Matched to World-Class Artistry at Emerging Canadian Music FestivalsJanuary 30, 2019Meyer Sound has been named as Official Sound Partner and Major Sponsor of the Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, Voices of Freedom and the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, all based in Niagara-by-the-Lake in southern Ontario’s wine country. Working in close cooperation with GerrAudio Distribution, the company’s Canadian distributor, Meyer Sound will be providing all audio systems for the up-and-coming festivals’ year-round eclectic programs of jazz and classical music.
New Point Source Loudspeaker Introduced at ISEJanuary 24, 2019Meyer Sound has expanded its footprint for ISE 2019, with this year’s larger stand (1-M90) encompassing more new and existing product offerings plus interactive displays and a spacious hospitality area for relaxed, in-depth engagement with dealers, consultants and end-users. Booth highlights include two new product introductions — a versatile IntelligentDC power supply and an updated UPQ loudspeaker series — plus the unveiling of an entirely new point source loudspeaker design.
Introducing M-Noise Test Signal for ‘Real World’ Loudspeaker SPL MeasurementsJanuary 18, 2019Meyer Sound has introduced M-Noise, a new test signal that will promote standardized measurement of a loudspeaker system’s maximum linear output. A mathematically derived test signal that effectively emulates the dynamic characteristics of music, M-Noise enables a far more accurate measurement of a loudspeaker system’s linear peak SPL in any application requiring reproduction of musical content.
UP-4slim System and Immersive Demo Highlighted at NAMM ShowJanuary 8, 2019The Meyer Sound booth (17800) at the 2019 NAMM Show will feature a display of the new UP-4slim system while also offering the content creation community an opportunity to experience a 7.1.4 immersive demo using Amie precision studio monitors in a small studio environment.
LEO Family System Connects Pope Francis to Lithuanian Faithful at Open-Air MassDecember 19, 2018The high point of Pope Francis’ three-day, early autumn visit to Lithuania was an open-air Holy Mass celebrated for more than 100,000 of the faithful at Sàntakos Park in the city of Kaunas. For flawless audio reinforcement of the momentous event, Lithuanian rental company NGR Service deployed a massive 228-loudspeaker Meyer Sound system anchored by LEO Family line arrays.
CAL System Focused for Flexibility at The Classical Academy in Colorado SpringsDecember 17, 2018An audio reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound CAL 64 column array loudspeakers has boosted the performing arts at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs by providing exceptional flexibility and superlative sound quality in the school’s new 635-seat theatre. Equipped with advanced beam steering and beam splitting capabilities, the discreet CAL loudspeakers ensure clear articulation for spoken word and amplified events within a relatively reverberant room acoustic that is eminently suitable for jazz bands and choral performances.
Major Updates Announced for MAPP XT and Compass Software ProgramsDecember 13, 2018Meyer Sound has announced significant upgrades of its MAPP XT system design tool and Compass control software, including greater integration between the two platforms along with new, streamlined workflows and inclusion of data sets for new products.
New USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer Fits Forceful Bass into a Tight SpaceDecember 12, 2018Meyer Sound has introduced the USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer, a self-powered loudspeaker providing robust forceful low-frequency reproduction in a slender form factor that is ideally suited to space-restricted installations or very small performance stages. The dual 10-inch driver configuration produces greater output than typical single 12-inch designs, making the USW-210P a preferred alternative wherever convincing bass power must be combined with minimal cabinet width and depth.
New Depth Brought to the Caymus Tasting Room ExperienceDecember 5, 2018Legendary Napa Valley winery Caymus Vineyards has a rich history in California, stretching back to the 1850s, when ancestors of the Wagner family came to Napa Valley by wagon train from Bible Grove, Missouri. Other family members followed, emigrating from the winegrowing regions of Alsace, France and Rheinpfalz.
Roskilde Festival Offers a Rare “Laboratory” for ResearchNovember 29, 2018Thanks to its unprecedented partnership with Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Meyer Sound realized a rare opportunity to make precision measurements on the effect of variable atmospheric conditions on concert sound reinforcement.
Impeccable Aural Ambience for Denmark’s Café Vivaldi ChainNovember 28, 2018As befits an enterprise named after an illustrious composer of convivial “foreground music,” Denmark’s Café Vivaldi places a high priority on sound quality in its casual restaurants. To ensure the optimum aural ambience, Copenhagen-based Prime Production has installed Meyer Sound IntelligentDC reinforcement systems for recorded music playback and — in many cases — live music presentations at nine Café Vivaldi locations, with more planned for the future.
LEO Family Soars with Twenty One Pilots on “Bandito Tour”November 19, 2018Flying high on their number one album release, Trench, avant-garde rock icons Twenty One Pilots blazed across the United States through the fall months on their sellout “Bandito Tour.” Packing A-level arenas at every stop, frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun underscored the show’s physical acrobatics and visual pyrotechnics with potent audio delivered by a 138-loudspeaker Meyer Sound LEO Family system supplied by VER Tour Sound in partnership with Concert Investor.
Global Superstar Jason Derulo Delivers High-Energy “2Sides World Tour” Across Europe Using LEO FamilyNovember 12, 2018Riding a string of hit singles, from his chart-topping “Whatcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” feat. 2 Chainz to this year’s “Goodbye” with David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj and Willy William, Jason Derulo blazed through European arenas this fall on his “2Sides World Tour.” To deliver Derulo’s incandescent blend of R&B, hip-hop and pop with intimacy and impact, production manager and FOH engineer Rick Wright relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system as supplied by U.K.-based Wigwam Acoustics.
LINA Harmonizes Eye and Ear at Las Vegas’ Holy Spirit Catholic ChurchNovember 6, 2018By blending contemporary Southwestern architecture with a striking variety of modern and traditional inspirational art, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Las Vegas immerses up to 1600 worshippers in an extraordinary visual experience. For an equally captivating aural experience, a concealed Meyer Sound reinforcement system supplies crisp speech intelligibility along with the power reserves and linear response needed to support a diverse music program.
Captivating ‘Grand Finale’ to The Mile-Long OperaOctober 31, 2018A quintessential “only in New York” event, The Mile-Long Opera placed more than 1,000 stationary vocalists singly and in groups along the city’s High Line linear park for six nights in early October. The sellout audiences entered the park — a brilliantly repurposed stretch of elevated railway — and progressed as pedestrians through the 25 “acts” of the opera.
Godsmack and Shinedown Deliver a Double Blast Propelled by LEO FamilyOctober 25, 2018With two headline bands combining their drawing power, hard rock luminaries Godsmack and Shinedown packed 40 A-market sheds and arenas across the USA on a double-barreled summer tour that left the crowds stomping and chanting for more. The cross-country headline sweep was powered from beginning to end by a Meyer Sound LEO Family system with a wide wrap-around of LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD line arrays and with a pummeling low end delivered through an arced array of 1100-LFC low frequency control elements.
‘Auditory Cinema’ at San Francisco’s de Young MuseumOctober 17, 2018In a reverse twist on the silent movies of old, The Companions: A Lost Screenplay is a film without moving images. Or, as described in accompanying notes from the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the sound installation becomes “a type of auditory cinema that explores the vital role sound plays in shaping narrative and affective space in film.” The 20-minute work, “shown” in the de Young’s iconic observation floor (one of the free spaces within the museum), couples sweeping 360-degree views of the city to a soundtrack of music and sound effects as reproduced through a 24-channel system of Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound Announces New PromotionsOctober 15, 2018Looking to sharpen focus and improve customer communication across key market areas, Meyer Sound has announced promotions and restructured roles for top-level marketing personnel. John McMahon has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing; Steve Ellison has been named Director, Spatial Sound; Miles Rogers has been promoted to Business Development Manager, Cinema & Content Creation Markets; and Tim Boot has been tapped as Director of Digital Product Experience.
Tarek Atoui Pushes the Boundaries of Sound ArtOctober 8, 2018International sound artist Tarek Atoui is renowned for fusing imagination with technology to develop innovative ‘instruments’ that expand the boundaries of how we perceive sonic experiences. Although based in Paris, Atoui travels worldwide with his instruments, presenting interactive workshops and free-form improvisational concerts at museums and arts festivals.
AVB Networks Build a New Backbone at Roskilde FestivalOctober 3, 2018AVB networks were employed as the signal backbone for Meyer Sound systems at three stages of the 2018 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, marking the first time the technology has been used to interconnect the company’s GALAXY network platforms for a major European rock festival. The fiber optic networks were configured for the event’s two largest stages, Orange and Arena, using new Luminex GigaCore 10 switches while the smaller Pavilion stage employed switches by Extreme Networks.
Record-shattering Ed Sheeran Tour Pleases the Masses with LEO FamilyOctober 1, 2018Propelled by an unbroken string of sellouts in NFL-sized stadiums, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (“Divide”) Tour continues to draw thousands of fans from around the world to hear the unstoppable one-man band. As has been the case from the beginning of his “A” level tours, Sheeran connects with his adoring throngs through a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system provided by UK-based Major Tom, Ltd. The production team relies on the power and transparency of LEO Family to deliver the dynamic punch of the music while creating a sense of intimate connection between Sheeran and his fans.
Intimacy and Impact Added to Dr. Atomic at Santa Fe OperaSeptember 24, 2018With this past summer’s acclaimed production by the Santa Fe Opera, 73 years after the first blinding nuclear detonation, Dr. Atomic finally came home. This 2005 contemporary opera by composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars centers on the inner turmoil of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer as he headed development of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos Laboratories, situated barely 20 miles from the opera’s Crosby Theatre.
Meyer Sound Expands Presence at Telluride Film FestivalSeptember 19, 2018Meyer Sound and the Telluride Film Festival have announced a decade-long partnership agreement which outlines a fourfold expansion of theatres equipped with 100% Meyer Sound cinema systems. For this year’s festival, held over Labor Day weekend, the Galaxy Theatre joined the flagship Werner Herzog Theatre as a second venue to offer complete, premium Meyer Sound systems. In addition, the Palm Theatre and the Nugget Theatre will be fully furnished with Meyer Sound systems in the coming years as part of the continuing collaboration.
DMB Taps Pent-Up Demand on Jam-Packed Summer Tour with LEO FamilySeptember 12, 2018The Dave Matthews Band didn’t tour in 2017, so this year the legions of loyal fans packed into amphitheaters and festival grounds as the DMB zig-zagged from coast to coast in support of its number-one charting studio album, Come Tomorrow. From Texas in May through the final September shows in California, the tour’s audio production again relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family system supplied by Martinez, California-based UltraSound.
New Hires and PromotionsSeptember 10, 2018In response to increased global demand and expanding research activities at its Berkeley, California headquarters, Meyer Sound has added three new hires and announced a key promotion.
Wide-Open B-2 Fest Rocks BelarusSeptember 6, 2018It was an unforgettable party more than three decades in the making when legendary rock band B-2 returned to its home turf of Belarus for a one-day free concert in front of 120,000 rapturous fans. Staged in a vast open park in front of Bobriusk Arena, the event was powered by a massive Meyer Sound reinforcement system anchored by LEO Family loudspeakers and bolstered by additional MILO and MICA line arrays.
Maluma F.A.M.E. Tour Ignites Two Continents under LEO Family PowerSeptember 4, 2018As an encore to the sizzling, sold-out 23-city North American leg of his F.A.M.E. Tour, Colombian singer Maluma recently launched a 21-city European arena tour. To maximize the excitement on both sides of the Atlantic, audio production was anchored by potent Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems supplied by VER Tour Sound in North America and Fluge Audiovisual of Madrid for the European swing.
LINA Steps into the Arena at University of Maryland Baltimore CountyAugust 29, 2018The new $85 million UMBC Event Center is the long-anticipated new home for indoor sporting events at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and in addition it serves as a flexible venue for hosting concerts, convocations and graduations, trade shows and other events. About 4,700 fans are accommodated for UMBC Retriever basketball and volleyball games, with uniform audio coverage and “pump ‘em up” power supplied by a distributed system based on Meyer Sound’s new LINA ultra-compact line arrays.
Constellation Expands Musical Possibilities at Monash University in MelbourneAugust 14, 2018As the technology centerpiece of a total renovation project, a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system has been installed in the 561-seat Alexander Theatre at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Originally designed and built for spoken word dramatic presentation, the Alexander Theatre is now capable of hosting the full spectrum of acoustic music performances and, in conjunction with the complementary LEOPARD line array direct reinforcement system, all genres of amplified performances as well. The Constellation system is the first in a dedicated performing arts venue in Australia.
Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium Claims Another "First" with AVB-Networked CAL SystemAugust 1, 2018Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca (Azteca Stadium) claims an impressive number of "firsts", including the first stadium to host two FIFA World Cup Final matches (1970 and 1986) and serving as principal venue for the first Olympic Games held in Latin America (1966). In addition, the official capacity of 87,000 ranks it first among stadiums in Latin America, while a breathtaking elevation of 2,195 meters makes it the highest among the world’s elite association football stadiums.
First Patent on Breakthrough Technology in Bluehorn System Studio MonitorJuly 25, 2018Meyer Sound has been awarded a United States patent on proprietary digital technologies that enable the Bluehorn System to reproduce complex musical signals with absolutely flat frequency and phase response across the full audio bandwidth, an unprecedented achievement in high-power studio monitors.
LEO Family at 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in RussiaJuly 17, 2018The 2018 FIFA World Cup has begun at Luzhniki Stadium — the largest sports stadium in Russia. An opening ceremony was held June 14 with sound support by local rental company Arlecchino Techno.
LEO Family “Beast” Prowls on Post Malone TourJuly 16, 2018Best-selling hip-hop artist Post Malone recently wrapped up the North American leg of his 2018 tour in support of his latest album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, which broke streaming records on Spotify the day it was released and zoomed to the top of the Billboard Hot 200. The 26-city tour of mixed arenas and outdoor sheds was supported by a massive Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system supplied by VER Tour Sound.
Roskilde Festival Celebrates Launch of Groundbreaking PartnershipJuly 10, 2018The Roskilde Festival 2018 marked the first year of a multi-faceted partnership with Meyer Sound, creating a new paradigm in both large scale festival sound as well as launching pillar programs in education and training, scientific research and development — all with the goal of elevating the festival experience for the audience, technicians and artists alike.
The Band’s Visit Leads Parade of Broadway ProductionsJuly 2, 2018Once again Meyer Sound systems are powering the music along the Great White Way, with top-grossing hit productions relying on LEO Family line arrays and UltraSeries loudspeakers. Following the Tony Awards ceremonies in early June, certainly the most celebrated of the current group – recipient of an astonishing ten awards – is the subtly engaging new musical, The Band’s Visit.
Penn State University’s Eisenhower Auditorium Welcomes New Era with LEO FamilyJune 28, 2018Penn State University notched up the technical capabilities for its performing arts programs with the recent installation of a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system in Eisenhower Auditorium, the flagship facility of the Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus in State College, Pennsylvania. At a school renowned for its Nittany Lions athletic teams, the new state-of-the-art reinforcement system is appropriately anchored by 24 LYON line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound Returns to Montreux for 32nd Year as Official Sound ProviderJune 21, 2018When the 52nd edition of the fabled Montreux Jazz Festival kicks off on June 29, it will mark the 32nd consecutive year that Berkeley, California-based Meyer Sound has been selected as Official Sound Provider.
Audiences Loosen Up and Let Go in Immersive Performance Installation at Park Avenue ArmoryJune 21, 2018Renowned American multi-disciplinary artist Nick Cave’s “The Let Go” – part performance art, part dance hall and part community gathering – is bringing audiences together in Park Avenue Armory through July 1. Audiences are encouraged to let go as “chase,” a massive, multi-colored Mylar sculpture, glides gracefully through the space, creating a visual spectacle and, as The New York Times said, “rallying New Yorkers toward playful, sweaty abandon.”
Amsterdam Studio Joins Global Family of Post-Production FacilitiesJune 19, 2018WarnierPosta of Amsterdam is among the latest additions to a growing family of independent audio post-production studios that rely on Meyer Sound’s self-powered monitoring systems. Opened at the end of 2017, WarnierPosta’s new Dolby-certified Atmos re-recording room is housed in a 1100 square meter facility overlooking Amsterdam harbor. The new facility already has credits on a number of notable film productions, including two selections for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The Intimacy and Intensity of Jagged Little Pill at American Repertory TheaterMay 29, 2018A daring stage adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s iconic Jagged Little Pill, which premiered in May at the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center, has pushed the limits of immersive sound design in a musical drama that moves freely between interior intimacy and arena-sized intensity.
UP-4slim UltraCompact Installation Loudspeaker DebutsMay 23, 2018Meyer Sound has introduced the UP-4slim ultra-compact installation loudspeaker, a slender new solution for applications that demand impeccable performance and exceptional power-to-size ratio together with elegant aesthetics.
Smith Center in Las Vegas Upgrades System to LEO FamilyMay 22, 2018Las Vegas is a city of innumerable venues, yet the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas’ Smith Center for the Performing Arts stands out as a consummate showcase for entertainment and culture. In addition to hosting the Las Vegas Symphony, the Nevada Ballet Theatre and other regional fine arts ensembles, Reynolds Hall is also the city’s leading roadhouse for touring Broadway productions and a preferred site for prestigious pop, rock and jazz concerts.
Interactive, Immersive and Inviting at InfoComm 2018May 16, 2018Meyer Sound will offer a varied menu of attractions at InfoComm in Las Vegas, including stepped-up display technology at the booth, daily raffles for tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows, and a “Sonic Lounge” for relaxation and conversation. The Meyer Sound exhibit floor booth is C1356 while the Sonic Lounge holds forth in room N110.
San Jose Leads the Way with Exhibit Hall Overhead SystemsMay 14, 2018San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center has vaulted to the forefront of global meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) technologies with their installation of the world’s first self-powered Meyer Sound exhibit hall overhead systems. With 226 individually addressable loudspeakers plus 60 subwoofers, this unprecedented solution not only provides flexible, full bandwidth response in standalone operation but also accommodates use as a delay system when temporary line arrays are deployed for large conference sessions.
Moogfest Selects Meyer Sound as Official Sound PartnerMay 7, 2018Moogfest, a unique synthesis of music and technology scheduled for May 17 - 20 in Durham, North Carolina, has named Meyer Sound as Official Sound Partner for both the 2018 and 2019 events.
Training Sessions for Roskilde Festival PartnershipMay 1, 2018Meyer Sound recently concluded a special two-day training session for technical crew members who this year will be working directly for the Roskilde Festival, northern Europe’s largest continuing musical and cultural summer event. For the first time in 2018, all festival stages will be equipped with Meyer Sound systems and, as part of an unprecedented partnership, Meyer Sound is fully engaged in training the festival’s own technical crew to assist in system deployment, operations and monitoring.
LEO Family Enriches Worship at Virginia and Washington State ChurchesApril 27, 2018New Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems are energizing and elevating the worship experience at three churches, two in northern Virginia and one in Washington State.
Savannah Music Festival Moves Up and Outside with LEO FamilyApril 24, 2018The 17-day Savannah Music Festival is moving up in the world of cross-genre musical celebrations, easily ranking as the largest music-oriented arts event in Georgia and drawing audiences from all 50 states and many European countries. The 2018 edition wrapped up in mid-April, and for the fourth consecutive year all amplified music venues – featuring a varied mix of jazz, world ethnic and American roots styles – were equipped with systems from Meyer Sound.
LEO Family Fuels Live Firepower from Judas PriestApril 18, 2018Astonishingly, nearly 49 years after Judas Priest’s original incarnation first rocked the Midlands, the British heavy-metal masters are touring behind their highest-charting new release ever. Debuting in March, their scorching Firepower album quickly surged into the top 5 in both the US and UK charts (number one in Sweden), while rising fan enthusiasm has upped the buzz surrounding the band’s current US tour.
Lineup Announced for 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival, the 32nd for Meyer SoundApril 17, 2018The artist lineup has been announced for the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, where for the 32nd consecutive year Meyer Sound has been chosen as the Official Sound Provider. Again in 2018, MJF is setting the world standard for both excellence and eclecticism, presenting a deliciously diverse program of headliners that spans the worlds of rock, R&B, hip-hop and electronica as well as mainstream jazz.
LEOPARD Brings Power and Transparency to Elite Cologne Philharmonic HallApril 16, 2018First opened in 1986, Cologne Philharmonic Hall (Kölner Philharmonie) has become a focal point for the thriving musical culture of Germany’s Rhine – Ruhr region. In addition to concerts by two resident symphony orchestras, the hall’s diverse program also includes jazz sessions, folk and pop concerts, cinema, musicals and children’s events. To amplify all programs with transparent fidelity, the hall recently installed a new Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on LEOPARD compact line array loudspeakers.
Groundbreaking Conference on Sound in Architecture at MAAT Museum in LisbonApril 11, 2018Meyer Sound was a key collaborator for RESONATE: Thinking Sound and Space, a groundbreaking conference that brought together architects, acoustical engineers, sound artists, journalists, museum directors and students for a unique and wide-ranging exchange of ideas and inspiration. Focused exclusively on the role of sound in architectural space, the full-day program on February 12 was co-organized by reSITE, a Prague-based nonprofit platform acting to improve the urban environment, and MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) in Lisbon, Portugal that hosted the event.
New LMBC Enhances “Precision Toolset” for LEO FamilyApril 8, 2018Meyer Sound has expanded the “Precision Toolset” accompanying its LEO Family line array systems, adding proprietary Low-Mid Beam Control for assuring uniform front-to-back coverage and improving workflow for maximum efficiency in time-critical touring applications.
CAL an Acoustical Winner in MonacoMarch 26, 2018Though certainly better known for its sumptuous Casino de Monte Carlo, the Principality of Monaco is also home to the resplendent Monaco Cathedral, an impressive example of Romanesque Revival architecture dating from 1903. The cathedral's soaring vaulted interior presents a dazzling feast for the eyes, but unfortunately it also creates highly reverberant acoustics that had confounded earlier attempts at achieving musical clarity and speech intelligibility when using sound amplification.
Admiral Theatre Cruises into the Future with LEOPARDMarch 12, 2018Following a “stem to stern” overhaul, the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, Washington takes its place among the Northwest’s best live performance venues. In addition to upgraded patron amenities and an exterior facelift, the $1.2 million renovation included removal of the former audio system and replacement with a new installation anchored by 20 Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers.
Fort Collins Launches New Music Venue Powered by LINA ArraysFebruary 28, 2018The live music scene in Fort Collins, Colorado has notched up to the next level with the recent opening of Washington’s, a 900-capacity venue hosting an eclectic mix of local and national touring acts spanning genres from Americana and indie-rock to funk and zydeco. Dating from 1903 and most recently occupied by a sports bar and grill bearing the same name, Washington’s sandstone-walled structure was redeveloped with premium amenities, including world-class lighting and sound. To assure all musical styles will be enjoyed with uncolored clarity, Washington’s chose LINA very compact linear line arrays, the newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s LEO Family.
American Repertory Theater Takes Immersive PlungeFebruary 21, 2018A recipient of nineteen Tony Awards, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts is widely recognized as a focal point for artistic and technological innovation. As stated on its website, A.R.T. seeks “to expand the boundaries of theatre by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences,” a commitment bolstered under the leadership of Executive Producer Diane Borger and Diane Paulus, who holds the endowed position of A.R.T.’s Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director.
India’s Sun Infonet to Distribute Meyer SoundFebruary 5, 2018Sun Infonet Pvt. Ltd. of New Delhi has been named exclusive distributor of Meyer Sound products for the professional and commercial sound market verticals in India, including the sound hire, commercial installation and live entertainment business sectors.
2018 Marketing Campaign Launched at ISEFebruary 5, 2018Meyer Sound is launching its annual marketing campaign at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, where the new visual themes are incorporated into the company’s trade show presence starting Tuesday, February 6. This year, the campaign draws from the company’s strengths and attributes with the theme of “A Family of Sonic Solutions: Pioneering Quality since 1979.”
LINA and LEOPARD for National Theatre’s “Transcendent” FolliesJanuary 31, 2018Closing in January following an extended run, a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at London’s National Theatre was showered with lavish praise by critics. Paul Taylor called it “jaw-droppingly great” in The Independent while Tim Bano of The Stage declared, “This isn’t just triumphant, it’s transcendent.” To ensure dialogue and music were carried to the audience with pristine clarity and undiminished impact, the production relied on a Meyer Sound main reinforcement system – anchored by LINA and LEOPARD line array loudspeakers – supplied by Autograph of London.
IntelligentDC Hits the Ceiling with New Ashby SeriesJanuary 29, 2018Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the Ashby Series self-powered ceiling loudspeakers, the latest addition to a growing family of installation products incorporating the company’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology. The two new Ashby loudspeakers join seven surface mount models in the existing IntelligentDC line, all of which offer the inherent sonic advantages of self-powered systems along with the installation ease of distributed low-voltage systems.
Chris D’bais Appointed to Business Development for Oceania and Southeast AsiaJanuary 29, 2018Meyer Sound has announced appointment of Chris D’bais to the newly created position of Business Development, Oceania and Southeast Asia. D’bais will be based in Brisbane, Australia and will serve as a direct factory representative for Meyer Sound across Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) mainland and maritime Southeast Asia, as well as in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Audio Brands Australia Named Exclusive Distributor for Meyer SoundJanuary 23, 2018Audio Brands Australia has been named as the exclusive Meyer Sound distributor for Australia, with the appointment also extending to New Zealand through a partnership with Pacific AV. Effective immediately, Audio Brands Australia will be responsible for sales, technical support and service of Meyer Sound products across all markets, including touring and AV rental, performing arts venues, houses of worship, hospitality, cinema and studio.
LINA Arrays Flown in First Trio of ChurchesJanuary 19, 2018Two churches in California, and one in Florida, are the first houses of worship to install reinforcement systems based on Meyer Sound’s LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker, the newest and smallest member of the LEO Family.
Exhibits, Education and Awards at ISE in AmsterdamJanuary 8, 2018At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound will exhibit a wide array of cutting-edge audio technologies, contribute to education through the AVIXA Professional Development Program, and participate in the 11th annual InAVation Awards.
LINA at Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Grand BallroomDecember 19, 2017Following its recent installation in the Kridel Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum, a new Meyer Sound LINA very compact line array system has been praised as a delight to both eye and ear. Museum management selected the LINA solution based not only on performance across a wide range of music and spoken word applications, but also because of its slender profile and elegant, understated appearance.
Helsinki City Theatre Expands for Total Aural ImmersionDecember 13, 2017Located in Finland’s capital city, the Helsinki City Theatre recently upgraded its Meyer Sound systems for full immersive audio capability, adding dozens of new loudspeakers along with D-Mitri digital audio platforms complete with Wild Tracks multichannel playback and Spacemap 3-D panning. The system in the 947-seat Big Stage was expanded to a total of 124 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers while an appropriately scaled-down system of almost 50 loudspeakers was deployed for the 347 seat Small Stage.
Constellation at Germany’s kING Culture and Congress HallDecember 7, 2017The kING Culture and Congress Hall in Ingelheim, the newest and most technologically advanced multi-use venue in Germany’s Rhine-Main region, offers an ingenious array of flexible seating, staging and lighting features for optimizing the space to the needs of any conference or artistic performance. To adapt the room acoustic to any requirement, the audio operator simply taps a touchscreen button to activate the appropriate preset on the venue’s Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Introduction of the VLFC Very Low Frequency Control Element November 28, 2017Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the VLFC very low frequency control element, the latest addition to Meyer Sound’s LEO Family of line array systems. VLFC is the first large-scale loudspeaker system specifically engineered to create visceral impact at frequencies below the threshold of hearing. By focusing energy into a narrow band between 30 Hz and 13 Hz, VLFC is uniquely capable of generating extreme variations in air pressure that are sensed by the entire body as compression waves while those frequencies at the upper end of its range are perceived as thunderous bass sound.
Networked D-Mitri Platform Links Bridge to Museum for Shadow SoundingsNovember 20, 2017A Meyer Sound D-Mitri audio platform with integrated multichannel networking is the pivotal component in Shadow Soundings, an ambitious multimedia installation by renowned sound artist Bill Fontana, now on view at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, Portugal.
LEOPARD at Victoria’s Royal TheatreNovember 16, 2017The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia has upgraded its in-house production audio with installation of a new Meyer Sound system with LEOPARD compact line array loudspeakers. According to the theatre’s 30-year veteran technical director, Blair Morris, the move up to LEOPARD was largely a matter of patiently awaiting the Meyer Sound LEO Family solution that offered just the right fit.
LEOPARD Powers Danish Staging of a Disney ClassicNovember 7, 2017Chalking up a new record as Denmark’s most acclaimed musical theatre production, a Danish language version of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical was showered with an unprecedented 27 six-star reviews for its sellout performances in Copenhagen. Produced by the Fredericia Theatre, Klokkeren Notre Dame – the Danish title – has enraptured audiences at the Royal Danish Theatre’s Old Stage with inspired performances, extravagant visuals and enthralling music as reproduced by a Meyer Sound reinforcement system with LEOPARD line array loudspeakers.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opens November 1, 2017Recently granted the great distinction of a Royal title by Her Majesty The Queen, the new £57m facility at Birmingham City University is a state-of-the-art music conservatoire. Now part of its parent institution’s City Centre Campus, the music and drama academy is the first purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987 and the only one in the UK which has been specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age.
John Pellowe on Retooling Constellation for Corporate and Educational ApplicationsOctober 24, 2017As a Project Director for Constellation, John Pellowe is one of a small team responsible for the calibration and voicing of Meyer Sound’s Constellation active acoustic systems throughout the world. One of Pellowe’s recent and most challenging assignments was fine-tuning three Constellation systems in the Maersk Building, a technologically groundbreaking addition to the Panum Institute for medical training at the University of Copenhagen. In the following Q&A he discusses how this installation charts new directions for Meyer Sound’s Constellation program.
LEOPARD Chosen for Trinity Church in Lubbock, TexasOctober 18, 2017When health and safety regulations compelled Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas to remove old asbestos insulation and install new sprinkler systems, the church leadership decided to seize the opportunity and transform the costly directive into a blessing for the future. The congregation rallied to fund a total renovation of the 2000-seat worship auditorium that included a new Meyer Sound system based around LEOPARD linear line array loudspeakers. The world-class audio package was complemented by new video and stage lighting systems, all designed and supplied by Summit Integrated Systems of Lafayette, Colorado.
Record-setting LEO Family System for Les InsusOctober 10, 2017It was summer’s-end extravaganza like no other when Les Insus, France’s favorite home-grown rock band, filled the vast Stade de France stadium in suburban Paris for back-to-back, sold-out shows. To carry the full impact of the hard-rocking foursome – formed by founding members of the legendary group Téléphone – to assembled throngs of 60,000-plus, principal audio provider DUSHOW deployed the largest system ever configured using Meyer Sound’s LEO Family line arrays exclusively. Comprising a total of 312 loudspeakers, the meticulously tuned system delivered a level of power and musical transparency that, according to many professionals, raised the bar for sound quality in the acoustically difficult venue.
CAL Loudspeakers Enhance Intelligibility and Aesthetics at Swiss ChurchSeptember 26, 2017The sanctuary of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Swiss town of Brig has benefited from improved speech intelligibility, enhanced visual aesthetics and expanded multimedia options with the installation of an AV system anchored by Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers with advanced digital beam steering technology. The system renovation was designed and installed by Stefan Margelisch of the local multimedia and system integration firm Black Cow in consultation with Meyer Sound Design Services and Tonspur, Meyer Sound’s Swiss distributor.
Meyer Sound and Roskilde Festival Announce Unprecedented PartnershipSeptember 20, 2017The Roskilde Festival Group and Meyer Sound have announced a unique partnership that will leverage the strengths of northern Europe’s largest continuing music festival and a world-leading supplier of professional audio systems. Beginning with the 2018 event, all stages at the Roskilde Festival will deploy reinforcement systems from Meyer Sound exclusively. In addition, Meyer Sound will assist in training the festival’s own technical staff in audio system design, configuration and optimization. The partners also outlined ambitious proposals for audience education and interactive participation, as well as the formation of a new Roskilde Festival Academy for high-level training throughout the year.
New Bluehorn System a Critical Tool for Composer John PowellSeptember 18, 2017Meyer Sound has announced availability of the Bluehorn System, a technology breakthrough that for the first time achieves flat amplitude and phase response from 25 Hz to 20 kHz in a large-format loudspeaker. The product of more than six years of intensive research, Bluehorn applies advanced proprietary algorithms to cancel out the non-linearities inherent in all mechanical transducers and loudspeaker cabinets, resulting in breathtakingly transparent aural neutrality.
Tønder Festival Chooses LINA for Exclusive Bolero StageSeptember 14, 2017The Tønder Festival, which takes place every year on the last full weekend in August, has been playing in its own league for more than 40 years in the Danish festival culture. The festival, which was first held in 1974, has developed into the most prestigious folk and roots festival in Northern Europe in recent decades. Tønder stands for quality. The more than 60 artists, made up of young talents from folk, roots, indie rock, alternative country and singer-songwriter scenes from Ireland, the UK, North America and Scandinavia in particular, as well as top artists and veterans of the international and Danish folk music scene, appreciate the first-class equipment used and rely on highly qualified technicians.
Detroit Lions Roar at Ford Field with LEO FamilySeptember 11, 2017A 178-loudspeaker Meyer Sound LEO Family linear reinforcement system is the keystone audio component of a $100-million off-season renovation of Ford Field, the 65,000-seat enclosed stadium that hosts home games for the National Football League’s Detroit Lions. The new audio system – designed and built in Berkeley, California – will provide exceptionally high speech intelligibility with uniform coverage throughout the seating bowl while also delivering the broadband power and dynamic range required to energize fans in the stands and players on the field. The Lions’ renovation project marks the first permanent installation of a LEO Family system in any NFL stadium.
Dierks Bentley Rolls with First AVB-Networked Meyer Sound Touring RigSeptember 7, 2017On his What the Hell World Tour, country superstar Dierks Bentley is packing arenas and amphitheaters across North America, energizing fans with rousing concerts while also setting a technical milestone. The Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system powering Bentley’s headline shows is the first on the road to be digitally interconnected by a Galileo GALAXY networked platform using the widely adopted AVB/TSN Ethernet-based networking protocol.
Telluride Film Festival’s Werner Herzog TheaterSeptember 5, 2017The 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival concluded yesterday, screening over sixty feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-six countries. Set in Telluride, Colorado, a historic mining town nestled at the foot of a beautiful box canyon, the four-day festival ranks among the world’s most prestigious annual gatherings for film industry insiders, filmmakers and critics.
GerrAudio Exclusive Distributor for CanadaAugust 28, 2017Meyer Sound has announced that GerrAudio Distribution, Inc. will resume responsibility for design, technical support, sales and servicing of Meyer Sound products throughout Canada. Established in 1977, GerrAudio is headquartered in Brockville, Ontario, with additional sales and technical support locations in Quebec and Western Canada.
A.P. Møller Foundation Makes Sound Investment in Education with ConstellationAugust 15, 2017With the installation of Constellation acoustic system by Meyer Sound, Copenhagen’s new Maersk Building demonstrates a major commitment to world-class dynamic and collaborative 21st century learning. Located at the Panum Institute’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences on the North Campus of the University of Copenhagen, the striking new 15-story Maersk Tower showcases Constellation in three distinct auditoriums.
Alhambra in Paris Upgrades with LEOPARDAugust 2, 2017Under the artful guidance of producer/owner Jean-Claude Auclair, the Alhambra Theatre and Music Hall in Paris has flourished by serving up an eclectic mix of diverse musical genres intermingled with comedy shows and children’s productions. To present such wide-ranging artistic diversity with the utmost sonic fidelity, the Alhambra recently upgraded its venerable Meyer Sound reinforcement system with new LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control units.
Michael Bogden New Sales Manager for MidwestJuly 19, 2017Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of Michael Bogden to the position of Sales Manager, Midwest. Effective immediately, Bogden assumes responsibility for sales and client relations in ten states of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Based in Minneapolis, he will report directly to Meyer Sound Executive Vice President Helen Meyer.
LEOPARD “Exceeds the Ordinary” at Tachikawa Cinema TwoJuly 17, 2017The Tachikawa Cinema Two is known throughout the Tokyo metro area for supporting its first-run feature showings with superior audio quality. In fact, patrons entering the largest screening room in the multi-theater complex know immediately that an extraordinary sonic experience awaits them as new twin arrays of Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers for the left and right channels are in full view beside the screen.
Live Sound Showcase: MetallicaJuly 11, 2017Pro Sound News Magazine's latest Live Sound Showcase focuses in on Metallica's WorldWired Tour 2017. In their first extended run across US and Canada in eight years, Metallica's audio crew chose a massive LEO Family system provided by VER, with over 80 LEO line arrays, 1100-LFCs and our brand new VLFC very low frequency control element.
VLFC Delivers Visceral Impact below the Limit of AudibilityJuly 11, 2017Meyer Sound has announced introduction of the VLFC very low frequency control element, a ground-breaking, self-powered loudspeaker system specifically engineered to realize extremely high power output at frequencies below the limits of human hearing. With all power focused in a single octave bridging the threshold of audibility, from 30 Hz to 14 Hz, the VLFC intensifies the sonic impact of large-scale reinforcement systems by reproducing air pressure variations sensed through the body as compression waves in addition to those perceived by the ears as deep bass sounds
Meyer Sound Systems Featured at Montreux Jazz FestivalJune 29, 2017As the idyllic Montreux Jazz Festival reconvenes on the shores of Lake Geneva for its 51st edition, Meyer Sound returns for its 31st consecutive year as a strategic partner and official sound system provider. This year marks the Montreux debut of the LINA very compact line array, the newest member of the LEO Family, with LINA arrays deployed at the Montreux Jazz Lab and at the new Lisztomania venue.
Meyer Sound Founder Returns to Monterey Festival’s 50th CelebrationJune 26, 2017In June of 1967, a young John Meyer traveled from Berkeley to a festival site in Monterey where he supervised set-up of the on-stage amplifier systems he had designed – in a last-minute rush – for a relatively obscure blues-rock guitarist named Steve Miller. Fifty years later to the day, Meyer returned to Monterey, this time confident in knowing an entire commemorative festival would be heard through a LEO Family linear reinforcement system designed and built by his company, Meyer Sound.
Sounds of the Summer of Love Coming to Golden Gate ParkJune 13, 2017The sounds of the Summer of Love will be heard 50 years later throughout Golden Gate Park as part of the Grand Lighting and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert on June 21. Meyer Sound has partnered with the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers as its official sound partner for their nightly illumination as part of Meyer Sound’s year-long Summer of Love celebration.
Sigur Rós Transcends Musical Boundaries with LEO FamilyJune 12, 2017Since the band first formed around front man Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson in 1994, Iceland’s Sigur Rós has carved out an enduring musical niche with its genre-bending blend of rock, classical, minimalist and ambient sounds. To carry the power, dynamics and subtle nuances to packed houses on its 2017 springtime North American tour, Sigur Rós relies on a versatile Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system supplied by VER Tour Sound.
Dead & Company Celebrate the Summer of Love’s 50thJune 8, 2017San Francisco’s fabled “Summer of Love” captured the world’s imagination 50 years ago, and what better way to celebrate this golden anniversary than at a Grateful Dead concert? True, the original moniker was formally retired after the Fare Thee Well concerts of 2015, but fortunately three founding band members along with a noteworthy trio of new recruits are caravanning nationwide as Dead & Company, again filling large outdoor venues with throngs of gyrating Deadhead faithful.
Constellation a “Game-changer” at Palo Alto High SchoolJune 6, 2017Located adjacent to Stanford University, Palo Alto High School enjoys a stellar reputation for academic excellence spanning all subject areas, from high technology to fine arts. It’s hardly surprising, then, that the new Performing Arts Center on campus leverages the digital wizardry of Meyer Sound’s Constellation acoustic system to provide optimum support for the school’s outstanding programs in drama, musical theatre, and instrumental and choral music.
LINA Line Array and Immersive Sound at InfoCommJune 1, 2017At InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Meyer Sound will feature the InfoComm debut, complete with live demonstrations, of its new LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker and companion 750-LFC very compact low-frequency control element. Other company highlights include an ear-opening immersive sound experience in the demo room (W222B) and a preview of a new series of ceiling loudspeakers at the booth (5960).
Join Us at InfoCommMay 25, 2017Listen to LINA & 750-LFC, our Very Compact Linear Line Array System. Experience Meyer Sound Immersive Audio. Musicians, sound designers, and audio engineers have been using Meyer products for decades to create immersive audio experiences. Our demo room will highlight some of the technologies that have helped enable these, including Constellation Acoustic System, D-Mitri, Spacemap, and our IntelligentDC loudspeakers. We will feature New York violinist Brendan Speltz, the work of composer Rand Steiger, and other examples to show how immersive ideas become reality.
LF Systems in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Virtual Reality InstallationMay 24, 2017Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s first venture into virtual reality (VR), entitled “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)”, immerses a participant in the experience of refugees and immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border.
LEO Family Powers Metallica Stadium TourMay 22, 2017Metallica’s summer-long WorldWired Tour is currently rolling in high gear through the largest stadiums and festival sites in North America, galvanizing the iconic band’s multi-generational fan base by delivering a searing, eye-popping and – literally – gut-slamming experience of adrenaline-fueled guitar rock. For sonic saturation of venues often holding 50,000-plus, the tour carries a massive Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system from VER Tour Sound that incorporates – for the first time anywhere – the visceral impact of the new VLFC very low frequency control element.
New Distributor for KoreaMay 8, 2017Meyer Sound has appointed Ingang Audio Co., Ltd. of Seoul as its new principal distributor for most verticals in the fast-growing South Korean market. Ingang Audio will assume primary responsibility for building a stronger network of Meyer Sound dealers and system integrators in Korea, and for connecting customers to Meyer Sound through a more direct and transparent relationship.
21st Century Audio for 14th Century ChurchMay 4, 2017A Meyer Sound system comprising 36 self-powered loudspeakers and integrated AVB audio networking has been installed in Pieterskerk, a 14th century gothic cathedral in Leiden, the Netherlands, now repurposed as a community events center. The scope and intent of the project as announced by Pieterskerk Leiden Managing Director Frieke Hurkmans and Eric Mattijsen of Audio Electronics Mattijsen (AEM), Meyer Sound’s Dutch distributor and the system integrator chosen for the project.
Liberty Offers Acoustical Flexibility with ConstellationApril 26, 2017Liberty University’s School of Music has set a new benchmark for acoustical flexibility as it debuts one of the world’s first performance venues to offer adjustable architectural acoustics working hand-in-hand with Meyer Sound’s Constellation active acoustic system. Students, faculty, guest ensembles and the surrounding community of Lynchburg, Virginia now can experience musical performances of any genre in acoustical surroundings precisely tailored for optimum benefit.
LEO Family Boosts Ed Sheeran’s Solo ConquestApril 18, 2017With his effervescent hit “Shape of You” topping the charts across dozens of countries, Ed Sheeran continues to single-handedly conquer the world of pop music. Now in the midst of a three-continent, 108-show ÷ (“Divide”) Tour, Sheeran takes to a stage unaccompanied by bands, backup singers, dancers or orchestras. Supported only by his acoustic guitar and a custom loop pedal, Sheeran relies solely on his infectious music and an innocently electrifying persona to sell out cavernous A-level arenas months in advance.
Meyer Sound Appoints New DistributorsApril 13, 2017In response to growing sales in Northern Europe, Meyer Sound has appointed two new distributors in the region. Moscow-based Major Sound is the new distributor for Russia, while Sonus Exsertus, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, will represent Meyer Sound in its home country as well as the other Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia.
TABALUGA Tour Celebrates Friendship with LEO Family SystemApril 7, 2017The unconventional star headlining one of Europe’s top-grossing tours is a small green dragon named TABALUGA, a fairy-tale figure co-created by the tour’s other star, celebrated German rock musician Peter Maffay. Booked in the largest halls and arenas of 19 major cities, the tour relies on a robust and intricate Meyer Sound audio system based around LEO family line arrays for impact and intelligibility.
Lukas Graham in Europe with LEO FamilyApril 4, 2017Led by engaging frontman Lukas Forchammer, the Danish pop/soul group Lukas Graham has vaulted from small club gigs to arena touring in less than two years, along the way garnering three Grammy nominations for their global hit, “7 Years.” On their current European tour, the band is packing large halls and small to mid-sized arenas while thrilling fans with funky danceable tunes – usually abetted by a brass section – and the emotional urgency of Forchammer’s introspective songwriting.
Meyer Sound Founders Celebrate at sound:check XpoApril 3, 2017Meyer Sound co-founders John and Helen Meyer will celebrate two anniversaries – the 50th of their first meeting and the 20th of Meyer Sound Mexico – when they attend sound:check Xpo in Mexico City. In addition to the dual commemorations, Meyer Sound’s presence at the show will include the Western Hemisphere introduction to the LINA very compact linear line array system as well as a keynote presentation by John Meyer at the co-located AES Mexico Annual Conference.
LEO Family Grows with LINA and 750-LFCApril 3, 2017Meyer Sound’s LEO Family of linear sound reinforcement systems has been expanded with the addition of the diminutive new LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker and companion 750-LFC very compact low frequency control element. Easily the smallest and lightest in the series, LINA and 750-LFC bring the inherent linearity, low distortion and exceptional power-to-size ratio of LEO Family technology to a wider range of applications and venues.
Meyer Sound Touring Acts to Headline at MontreuxMarch 30, 2017Three major acts that tour with Meyer Sound LEO Family systems – The Lumineers, Passenger and Lukas Graham – have been announced as featured performers at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, where for the 31st consecutive year, Meyer Sound is the Official Sound Provider.
The Meyer Sound Tie-Dyed Ticket ContestMarch 28, 2017Meyer Sound is launching a special social media contest as part of the continued celebration of the meeting of founders John and Helen Meyer 50 years ago during San Francisco’s famed Summer of Love.
Eastside Christian First to Benefit from Ready-Made LEOPARD SolutionMarch 21, 2017A new satellite site for Southern California’s Eastside Christian Church is the first to benefit from the power, clarity and quick set-up offered by an innovative portable system of Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers. Installed on carts that are rolled into place weekly by volunteers, the self-contained arrays deliver ample power to supply sound for up to 800 worshippers gathered in the gymnasium of Whittier Christian High School, located about nine miles from the church’s Anaheim main campus.
LEOPARD Reinforces Beverly Hilton’s International BallroomMarch 15, 2017Encore Event Technologies has purchased a new Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system to serve as the sonic foundation for production services it provides in the world renowned International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. As the hotel’s resident production services provider, Encore supplies world-class technology for more than 300 events annually, including such prominent entertainment industry gatherings as the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards Oscar nominees luncheon, the Director’s Guild Awards, the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, the Visual Effects Society awards, and the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party.
All the House is a StageMarch 6, 2017One of the most celebrated musicals of the Broadway season and top contender for multiple Tony Awards, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (hereafter abbreviated “The Great Comet”) has earned critical acclaim not only for electrifying performances – notably by Josh Groban as Pierre – but also for the way the performers move freely throughout a set that encompasses nearly the entire audience.
IntelligentDC for University of Sussex LabFebruary 28, 2017At the University of Sussex in the south of England, the new £3 million ($3.75 million) Sussex Humanities Lab leverages cutting-edge AV systems to revolutionize study of traditional humanities disciplines in light of the digital revolution. Inside this multi-disciplinary research and educational space, the auditory components of digital media are heard through a 7.1 surround system that employs Meyer Sound’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology, delivering robust and precise audio reinforcement through remarkably compact, self-powered loudspeakers.
The Lumineers on the Road with LEO and LYONFebruary 16, 2017These days, almost every band in the Billboard Top 100 charts uses synthesizers and electronic manipulation to produce sleek, danceable pop music for the masses - but not The Lumineers. "Ho Hey," the band's debut single in 2012, rose quickly to ubiquity, with simple acoustic guitar and shouted "ho"s and "hey"s demanding attention from the first strum. The band makes music showcasing unmediated human emotion, using nothing but strings and singer Wesley Schultz's raw voice to cut through the white noise.
Audio Pioneers Share Summer of Love Golden AnniversaryFebruary 7, 2017The Summer of Love — 1967 — served as the epicenter of the counter-culture, beckoning thousands of young people to the San Francisco Bay Area. Flower Power was up, war was down, the Monterey International Pop Festival served as a precursor to Woodstock, and two young sound enthusiasts named John and Helen, went on a date at a Berkeley hi-fi shop to hear The Beatles seminal, psychedelic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
GALAXY Granted AVnu CertificationJanuary 18, 2017Meyer Sound has announced that its Galileo GALAXY network platform has been certified by the AVnu Alliance as fully compliant with the open AVB/TSN networking protocols developed through IEEE. AVnu certification assures consultants, system designers and rental company operators that Meyer Sound systems based around GALAXY can be integrated into larger networked audio and video systems involving input, playback and processing components from multiple manufacturers.
Amie-Sub Completes Amie Monitoring SystemJanuary 12, 2017Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the Amie-Sub compact cinema subwoofer, a self-powered unit specifically designed as the ideal complement for the Amie Precision Studio Monitor. Amie-Sub gives sound designers and sound editors working in smaller studios absolute confidence that their LFE content will translate accurately and seamlessly into the final mix as well as into commercial exhibition and home theatre distribution.
London’s West End Rocks with LEO FamilyJanuary 10, 2017Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems lay down a rock-solid sonic foundation for two of the hottest musicals playing on London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brash and energetic School of Rock and the soulfully scintillating Motown: The Musical. Both systems were provided by London-based Autograph Sound with logistical coordination by Scott Arnold.
Wall Sound Secures Ottawa’s High-end Market with LEO FamilyDecember 15, 2016Wall Sound and Lighting, based in the Canadian national capital of Ottawa, has secured its place as a major player in the region's high-end event rental market by investing in a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system.
LEOPARD is the Choice for British Balladeer PassengerDecember 12, 2016Folk balladeer Passenger crafts delicate songs that tell stories. In his trademark raspy warble, he sings in vignettes, delivering lyrical beacons of truth within immersive narratives. Known off-stage as Michael David Rosenberg, the English musician began writing songs at around age 14, leaving school at the age of 16 to pursue a music career by busking in the streets of England and Australia. Passenger was initially the name of Rosenberg's band, but when it dissolved in 2009, he kept the name for his solo work.
LEO Family Rolls with Justin BieberDecember 5, 2016With 138 shows scheduled over a 15-month run across five continents, Justin Bieber's marathon "Purpose World Tour" is on track to rank among the five top grossing tours of 2016. The tour's success relies heavily on an intimate connection between artist and audience, a feat accomplished physically with aggressive out-in-the-house staging and sonically supported by a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system from VER Tour Sound.
IntelligentDC at Toronto's Casa LomaNovember 29, 2016An early 20th century castle and museum of historic note, Casa Loma is also one of Toronto's most popular sites for concerts and other social events. The favored event venue in warm-weather months is a glass-walled outdoor pavilion that was recently outfitted with a new distributed system of Meyer Sound IntelligentDC self-powered loudspeakers.
LEO Family First Choice for New Productions on BroadwayNovember 21, 2016Meyer Sound LEO Family line arrays have been tapped to anchor the sound for some of the most talked-about new shows both on Broadway and heading out on national tours. New shows in New York include Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the Cats revival and the annual holiday spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall. In addition, the tours of Fun Home and Finding Neverland are both carrying LEOPARD line array systems.
Peer Gynt Hall Upgrades with ConstellationNovember 16, 2016As part of a multi-year renovation project, the Grieghallen Performing Arts and Conference Center in Bergen, Norway has outfitted the Peer Gynt Hall, its principal multi-use venue, with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Constellation's power to optimize the room's acoustic signature for any use – from conferences and banquets to amplified and acoustic concerts spanning all musical genres – has expanded utilization of the venue to encompass a broader spectrum of events.
ArcLight Chooses Cinema Audio for New Premium ScreensNovember 9, 2016ArcLight Cinemas has selected Meyer Sound cinema audio systems for three screens at new upscale multiplex theaters in Chicago, Illinois; Bethesda, Maryland; and Santa Monica, California. A fourth Meyer Sound system was installed earlier at ArcLight Cinemas' La Jolla, California location.
The Last Whispers: Soundscape at British MuseumNovember 1, 2016Lena Herzog’s “Last Whispers: Oratorio for Vanished Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Fallen Tree” project recently debuted at the British Museum during the Bloomsbury Festival. The immersive installation occurred in silence with hundreds of voice recordings from all over the world available for listening. By giving words, songs, and stories from dying and extinct languages a platform, the exhibit highlighted the disappearance of our linguistic diversity.
London's Capital Sound Invests in LEOPARDOctober 31, 2016Capital Sound Hire, for more than three decades ranked among the UK’s leading sound rental companies, has announced a significant new investment in Meyer Sound’s LEOPARD compact linear line array, the newest and smallest member of the powerful LEO Family. Recently delivered to Capital Sound’s London headquarters at Wimbledon were 24 LEOPARD loudspeakers, eight companion 900-LFC low frequency control elements and eight UPJ-1P loudspeakers.
Superstar Dierks Bentley Rocks with Meyer Sound LEO and LYON SystemOctober 13, 2016Current four-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley is known for hosting sold-out crowd and amphitheaters throughout the country on his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR. The “notorious road warrior” (Rolling Stone) has been crowd-pleasing everywhere from Dublin to Kentucky, in support of his critically acclaimed album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville). His current tour, named after the Platinum multi-week No. One summer anthem has been an outstanding success, not only due to the entertaining stage presence.
LEO Family Lends Intimacy to Celine Dion’s TourSeptember 13, 2016For more than a quarter century, Celine Dion has captivated millions worldwide with music that reaches straight for the heart. On her recent arena-scale tour of French-speaking lands on both sides of the Atlantic, Dion relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system to provide an intimate connection with audiences despite the vast scale of tour’s four arenas.
Radio City Music Hall's “Spectacular” Upgrade with LEOSeptember 10, 2016A new permanent Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system has been installed at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to support performances by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, including this summer’s New York Spectacular and the Christmas Spectacular slated for this upcoming holiday season.
Clarity and Balanced Acoustic Solutions in Worship SpacesSeptember 3, 2016New installations of Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers are delivering clearly intelligible speech along with impeccable music reproduction in two acoustically problematic worship spaces, with one room also benefiting from a subtle acoustical re-balancing courtesy of a Constellation acoustic system.
Meyer Sound Moving into Residential and Private CinemaAugust 31, 2016Meyer Sound’s involvement in the cinema world began back in 1980 when John Meyer built the original 650 subwoofer for the multichannel sound system touring with the 70mm theatrical release of Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now.” The legendary director later said, “If only every theatre had a system like this they would have the same remarkable experience I have on my stage.”
Company Founders, New Distribution Agreement at PALM China 2016August 22, 2016Making their first visit to China, Meyer Sound co-founders John and Helen Meyer will attend the PALM China 2016 Expo in Beijing this September to emphasize the company’s commitment to serving the Asia-Pacific region with leading-edge professional audio technologies. The Meyers will be available to meet with key customers, consultants, experts and the audio trade press. In addition, company CEO John Meyer will address the annual conference of the China Entertainment Technology Association on Augu.
LYON Solution for Twenty One Pilots World TourAugust 17, 2016Twenty One Pilots puts on the kind of live show you have to see to believe. Singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun emerge from backstage in ski masks. They crowdsurf on a platform while playing drums. Joseph crawls through the crowd inside a giant red hamster ball. Dun does a backflip off of Joseph’s piano. Joseph climbs the stage to nerve-wracking heights, singing all the while.
D-Mitri Provides Sonic Immersion at Dai Show TheatreJuly 28, 2016At China’s domed Dai Show Theatre, built exclusively for producer Franco Dragone’s newest themed spectacle, the nightly displays of jaw-dropping aquatic acrobatics are bolstered by immersive music and effects sonically choreographed through a 128-channel Meyer Sound D-Mitri digital audio platform and reproduced by an encircling array of 103 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Fantasy Film Center Reopens After Major RefurbishmentJuly 26, 2016Meyer Sound and Fantasy Studios -- both major forces in extraordinary sound and recording – are pleased to announce a collaboration on the newly re-launched Fantasy Film Center.
LEO System from Wigwam Acoustics at Isle of Wight FestivalJune 29, 2016The 21st century revival of the legendary Isle of Wight Festival once again launched Europe’s season of summer celebrations, with this year’s edition benefiting from relatively hospitable weather and the auspicious debut of a new Meyer Sound LEO Family system at the main stage.
Meyer Sound and Montreux Jazz Festival Celebrate Three DecadesJune 29, 2016The summer of 2016 marks a major milestone for both Montreux Jazz Festival and Meyer Sound. When the Festival kicks off its 50th anniversary edition on July 1, Meyer Sound celebrates thirty years of collaboration with what many consider the world’s most illustrious and eclectic annual celebration of popular music.
Lukas Graham FOH Engineer on his First Choice in Sound Systems: The LEO FamilyJune 23, 2016The Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham is one of the top global breakout artists of 2016. We caught up with FOH engineer Frank Grønbæk when the band returned to Copenhagen earlier this month for a homecoming show off the back of their USA spring tour.
LEO Family Systems Kick Off Transatlantic Festival SeasonJune 23, 2016LEO Family systems kicked off Meyer Sound’s 2016 summer festival season powering multi-day events at two major music festivals on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Boston Calling drew huge crowds to City Hall Plaza while BigCityBeats World Club Dome played out over 700,000 square meters in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena.
LEO Family is First Choice for Top Tours in France and DenmarkJune 16, 2016The veteran French rock band Les Insus and Danish pop singer Christopher have a common denominator: the two diverse European acts have each relied on the unparalleled power and clarity of Meyer Sound LEO® Family systems for their recent tours.
Constellation Provides Sound Solutions for Bay Area Diners at BellotaJune 15, 2016Like restaurateurs around the country, Bill Russell-Shapiro, proprietor of The Absinthe Group, is acutely aware of how crucial sonic ambience is to its diners’ experience and satisfaction. When he set out to achieve an elegant Spanish restaurant in San Francisco, he made sound a priority. That’s why his company’s new Bellota has become the latest Bay Area restaurant to install a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, which is leading the industry in providing creative solutions to restaurants.
Meyer Sound Provides Unobtrusive Sound for Hong Kong RestaurantsJune 6, 2016At three new upscale Hong Kong restaurants, self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems are delivering unobtrusive, high-quality sound to diners. The loudspeakers’ small size and factory custom color finishes allow them to recede into the elegant décor of the restaurants, which are located in The Pulse, an opulent shopping mall situated beachside on Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay.
Oakland’s Fox Theater Upgrades with LYONJune 2, 2016Thrash metal, indie rock, jazz, comedy, spoken word, and more. Another Planet Entertainment (APE) does it all at Oakland Calif.’s landmark Fox Theater, a dazzling Moorish Deco movie palace whose reincarnation as a multi-use performance space required a sound system with great flexibility and intelligibility. That’s why Northern California’s premier independent music promoter has installed a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system in the historic, 2,800-capacity Fox.
Introducing Galileo GALAXY at InfoComm in Las VegasJune 1, 2016The new Meyer Sound Galileo GALAXY network platform will make its worldwide debut at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. As the next generation of the Galileo processor line, GALAXY offers the most advanced processing power and networking standards available. Visit the Meyer Sound booth to learn about the company’s leading-edge approach towards technological innovation in sound reinforcement. In demo room N112, “Real World SPL” will present the company’s approach towards measuring SPL (sound pressure)
Q&A: Duncan Ballash on Why Sound Matters in ArchitectureMay 26, 2016In this Q&A, EHDD Principal and President Duncan Ballash shares his thoughts on the importance of sound in architecture, and the vital factors and considerations that go into making each project the best it can be. Hear from Ballash on why sound and acoustics are a key consideration in architecture.
Italy’s Arcadia Cinema Invests in Record-Setting LEOPARD SystemMay 25, 2016The recently upgraded Sala Energia auditorium at the Arcadia Melzo multiplex in suburban Milan, Italy is the first cinema anywhere to power all of its screen channels with Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers. The 630-seat Sala Energia now contains the most powerful permanent Meyer Sound cinema system in the world, as well as one of Europe’s largest Dolby Atmos systems.
Telstra Showcases Technology Leadership with ConstellationMay 18, 2016A Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system is helping Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company, to inform and educate visitors at the company’s lavish Customer Insight Centre (CIC) in Sydney. Installed in a 300-seat theatre, Constellation provides Telstra with the acoustical flexibility to hold a variety of meetings, concerts, and multimedia presentations in the same space, helping to connect customers with the company’s range of cross-platform technology solutions.
Europe’s First LEOPARD Installations Land in NorwayMay 16, 2016Norway is the first European country with permanent installations of the compact Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. LEOPARD’s remarkable flexibility and versatility made it the top choice for two very different venues. The 1,200-seat Grand Hall at Studentersamfundet (Student Society) in Trondheim uses LEOPARD to support community events such as theatrical performances and conferences, while the LEOPARD system at Oslo’s 650-capacity Vulkan Arena primarily powers hard rock show
Sands Expo and Convention Centre Invests in LYON and LEOPARDMay 12, 2016Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Asia’s leading destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), has upgraded its inventory of AV equipment with the first Meyer Sound LYON and LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement systems in Singapore. Located within the Marina Bay Sands resort, the centre has invested in 156 total Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts, representing the largest investment to date in LEO Family technology by any hotel/
Steering the Sound: CAL at Swiss University Lecture HallsMay 4, 2016Two leading Swiss universities have equipped lecture halls with Meyer Sound CAL 64 column array loudspeakers to provide highly intelligible voice reproduction in challenging acoustical environments. Identical CAL systems at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel apply advanced beam steering technology to custom tailor uniform coverage of two differently shaped lecture halls, greatly improving students’ intelligibility of instructors’ voices.
Mariah Carey Tours with LEO: “All the Nuances Are Right There”April 29, 2016R&B diva Mariah Carey recently packed “A-level” arenas across Europe with a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. The powerful and transparent system clearly delivered Carey’s five-octave range and soaring, melismatic vocal style to every seat without the use of delays. Mixed by FOH engineer Lorin White Jr., the 22-city “Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour” was Carey’s first European tour in 13 years.
Meyer Sound Provides State-of-the-Art Sound for SFMOMAApril 28, 2016After a three-year expansion, the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens on May 14 with nearly triple the gallery space, 45,000 square feet of free public access areas, and an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art on view. Committed to an extraordinary visitor experience on every level, SFMOMA partnered with Meyer Sound to provide sound solutions throughout the transformed museum.
Martin Walker Q&A: On the Road with Judas Priest and Iron MaidenApril 21, 2016British metal legends Judas Priest have relied on the skills of FOH engineer and production manager Martin Walker for over 15 years of world tours. Having just wrapped the band’s latest run of shows with Meyer Sound’s LEO Family of line array loudspeakers, Walker is now circling the globe with Iron Maiden’s “Book of Souls World Tour,” where again the LEO Family is his system of choice. In this Q&A, Walker discusses the challenges of mixing Judas Priest over the years in different settings with c
LEO Family Powers Iron Maiden on Massive World TourApril 20, 2016conic British metal band Iron Maiden is relying on a Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker system to power its successful “Book of Souls World Tour.” The band’s high-octane performances have been filling arenas around the world since the six-month, 35-country tour began in February. FOH engineer Martin Walker chose the LEO Family to ensure maximum power and clarity for Iron Maiden after mixing Judas Priest’s 2014-2015 world tour on the system.
Constellation Enhances Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never DiesApril 14, 2016A permanently installed Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system at Hamburg’s Stage Operettenhaus is currently supporting Love Never Dies (German: Liebe Stirbt Nie), the musical sequel to the long-running The Phantom of the Opera. Lloyd Webber’s longtime sound designer Mick Potter uses Constellation’s acoustical effects throughout the show to optimize the aural experience for the audience.
MJF-208 wins Best of Show at Prolight + Sound 2016April 8, 2016Just days after its worldwide debut at Prolight + Sound 2016, the new MJF-208 compact stage monitor has won a Pro Sound News Europe Best of Show Award.
LEOPARD Leads Pack at Savannah Music FestivalMarch 31, 2016For the second year in a row, Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival is an all-Meyer Sound event, with sound systems reinforcing all five venues for amplified music. With more than 100 performances scheduled through April 9, this year marks the debut of Meyer Sound’s LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system at the festival, providing sound at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
Meyer Sound Debuts MJF-208, MDM-5000 at Prolight + Sound 2016March 30, 2016Meyer Sound will debut the three latest additions to its line of sound reinforcement solutions at Prolight + Sound 2016: the MJF-208 compact stage monitor, the MDM-5000 high-power distribution module, and the LYON-WXT extended vertical option. Also in focus will be the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system’s Native Mode, a timesaving advancement that delivers great sound right out of the box, regardless of the array size. Visit the Meyer Sound stand to learn about leading-edge technologies
Ko Shan Theatre Upgrades Meyer Sound System to MINAMarch 23, 2016The Ko Shan Theatre in Hong Kong, China has installed MINA™ line array loudspeakers to upgrade its long-standing Meyer Sound system. Used to discreetly support a schedule of Cantonese opera productions, the compact MINA system was chosen for the 1,031-seat theatre due to its low profile, as it was important to theatre management that the system had zero visibility.
Constellation Assists San Francisco Opera in Redefining Opera for 21st Century AudiencesMarch 14, 2016San Francisco Opera’s new Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater features a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, custom designed to provide the showcase venue with a range of acoustic environments to support the adventurous exploration of operatic programming for new audiences.
Vienna Konzerthaus Installs CALMarch 10, 2016The Vienna Konzerthaus is the latest addition to a select group of world-renowned European concert halls that have chosen steerable Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers. The Konzerthaus will use its new CAL systems for voice announcements, concert narrations, and incidental music. Other venues installed with CAL include Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Berlin, and another esteemed Viennese institution, the Musikverein.
Muscle Shoals Worship Centre Chooses JM-1P for New CampusMarch 7, 2016To support a varied spoken word and music program, Highland Park Baptist Church of Muscle Shoals, Ala. has specified a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system for its new, 1,000-seat worship centre. The new space was designed to retain the intimate feel of the church’s old 450-seat room.
Jose Rivera on Mixing Marc Anthony: 360 Degrees of EmotionMarch 1, 2016In this Q&A, Rivera shares the challenges and rewards of his work and his past experience as both a studio and live sound mixer. This interview was conducted soon after Marc Anthony’s sold-out Valentine’s concert before an ecstatic audience of 19,000 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Choctaw Casino Resort Opens World-Class Theatre with LEOMarch 1, 2016Aiming to become a regional destination for concert entertainment as well as gaming, Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla. has opened the Grand Theater, a multi-purpose venue featuring one of the largest Meyer Sound LEO Family line array system installations in North America. Since opening with a sellout show by Aerosmith, the Grand Theater has hosted acts such as Kiss, Kid Rock, Boyz II Men, and Kenny Rogers.
LEO Family Powers 300,000-Strong Papal Event in MexicoFebruary 25, 2016A massive, all-Meyer Sound system of more than 600 loudspeakers recently supplied seamless coverage for a festive crowd of over 300,000 that converged near the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec for an open-air Holy Mass with Pope Francis. Held across a sprawling event site temporarily constructed on a vast rain catchment plain known as El Caracol, this was by far the largest event of Pope Francis’s five-day visit to Mexico.
Meyer Sound Systems Enhance the Fine Arts at BAMPFAFebruary 19, 2016Meyer Sound systems deliver powerful and intelligible sound for a diverse array of events at the new UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) building. One of the nation’s premier institutions for the presentation of cinema, the recently reopened BAMPFA has installed a 7.1 Meyer Sound cinema system in its 232-seat Barbro Osher Theater, which hosts both film screenings and lectures and discussions regarding current films and art exhibits. Elsewhere, CAL column array loudspeakers
Sound Designers Worldwide Tap LEOPARD for Musical TheatreFebruary 16, 2016Sound designers are specifying the Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system to support a growing number of musical theatre productions in America and Europe alike. With support of six productions on three continents, LEOPARD is making an impression in the world of musical theatre with its level of clarity, power, and precision.
Video: Constellation Profiled at ISE 2016February 11, 2016InAVate.tv visited the Meyer Sound booth at ISE 2016 in Amsterdam to showcase the Constellation acoustic system and its ability to change the perceived acoustic of a room to suit different types of applications.
Constellation Installed at Casino de MontrealFebruary 10, 2016After a top-to-bottom renovation, the recently reopened Cabaret du Casino at Casino de Montreal now features Canada’s largest Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. The new system allows the 616-capacity venue the flexibility to host a wide variety of events, providing ideal acoustics for everything from evening dinner shows and rock-style musicals to boxing matches, corporate events, and the upcoming World Series of Poker.
The Meyer Sound Connection at Super Bowl 50February 5, 2016Sound reinforcement systems from Bay Area audio innovator Meyer Sound are playing a supporting role in Super Bowl 50 festivities, the biggest Super Bowl week ever celebrated and one that the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee calls “uniquely Bay Area.”
The Music Center Chooses LEOPARD for Walt Disney Concert HallFebruary 1, 2016The Music Center has installed a new Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system in Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) and its Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel, as well as the Los Angeles Master Chorale and its Artistic Director, Grant Gershon. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the 2,265-seat Concert Hall opened in 2003, winning immediate acclaim as one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. While the LA Phil
Constellation Serves Performances and Technical Education at Singapore American SchoolJanuary 27, 2016The Singapore American School has installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in its upgraded school auditorium, fixing a sound issue that prevented performers from hearing each other clearly. The system now gives students the opportunity to learn about active acoustics technology first hand, while also providing a customizable sound experience for community productions.
Deborah O’Grady and St. Louis Symphony to Collaborate on Multimedia Symphonic ProductionJanuary 26, 2016At Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall on January 31 and Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 2, the St. Louis Symphony, conductor David Robertson, and landscape photographer Deborah O'Grady will collaborate on a multimedia presentation of composer Olivier Messiaen's monumental 1974 work “Des Canyons aux Étoiles.”
ISE Attendees to Experience Constellation Acoustic SystemJanuary 26, 2016A Meyer Sound team of acousticians will demonstrate the flexibility of the Constellation acoustic system at this year’s ISE in Amsterdam. Integrators and design consultants seeking solutions for corporate offices and meeting rooms, university classrooms, and restaurants can demo the product every 30 minutes while asking questions of our expert staff.
LEOPARD Wins NAMM TEC AwardJanuary 25, 2016Industry professionals have voted Meyer Sound’s LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system as the winner of the NAMM TEC Award for Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers. Presented in Anaheim, Calif. in conjunction with the 2016 NAMM Show, this is the sixth industry accolade for LEOPARD since its debut in 2015, and the 11th TEC Award win for Meyer Sound.
LEOPARD and More Voted ProSoundWeb Readers' Choice WinnersJanuary 22, 2016LEOPARD, 900-LFC, CAL, and MJF-210 have all won Readers' Choice Award, chosen by readers of ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International.
Rotor Film Selects Meyer Sound for Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D Mixing StageJanuary 14, 2016The German post-production facility Rotor Film has installed a 69-loudspeaker Meyer Sound cinema system in its recently opened mixing stage—the largest in Europe that offers both Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D immersive surround sound technologies. Located in the Babelsberg “Media City” complex in Potsdam, the room features one of the largest Meyer Sound cinema monitoring systems ever installed.
LEOPARD, 900-LFC, and More Nominated for ProSoundWeb Readers' Choice AwardsJanuary 8, 2016This year, Meyer Sound products are on the ProSoundWeb Readers' Choice Award ballot in four categories: LEOPARD for Medium Format Line Arrays, LEOPARD’s companion 900-LFC low-frequency control element for Subwoofers, the CAL column array loudspeaker for Column/Line Source Loudspeaker, and the MJF-210 for Stage Monitors. Cast your vote here through Wednesday, January 13.
Berkeley Rep Optimizes Intelligibility with ConstellationJanuary 7, 2016Known for decades as an artistic innovator, Berkeley Repertory Theatre now becomes a world-leading innovator in theatrical technologies with the recent installation of a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. When it reopens for its first production, the renovated Peet’s Theatre will be the first venue designed principally for dramatic presentations in North America to provide audiences with the sonic advantages of Constellation.
Lincoln Center Chooses Meyer SoundDecember 18, 2015With the newly renovated Frederick P. Rose Hall opening in mid-December, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) now features Meyer Sound systems in every performance space at the prestigious complex, including a LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system in the Rose Theater, a Constellation acoustic system in the Appel Room, and an ULTRA Series loudspeaker system in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
LEO at Electric Daisy CarnivalDecember 16, 2015For the second straight year, the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival(EDC) Orlando featured a Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker system on its main stage. One of the most important electronic dance music (EDM) events on the East Coast, EDC Orlando showcased some of the biggest names in EDM including Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, and Eric Prydz. The artists played to a sold-out audience of 60,000 over two days at Tinker Field.
LYON Roars onto Broadway with School of Rock and On Your FeetDecember 10, 2015Two of the hottest musicals this Broadway season are supported by reinforcement systems built around Meyer Sound LYON linear line array loudspeakers: School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and sound design by Mick Potter, while On Your Feet, the inspiring story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is supported by a system designed by Andrew Keister and Steve Canyon Kennedy of SCK Sound Design. Both shows mark the Broadway debut of LYON.
Dave Matthews Band Tours Europe with LEONovember 17, 2015Now in their 20th year of touring with Meyer Sound systems, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) once again relied on a LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for its recent 20-city tour of European arenas. As the band's system of choice since 2013, LEO is the latest in a line of Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems provided by longtime supplier Pro Media/UltraSound, dating back to DMB's first major headline tour in 1996 with an MSL-3A conventionally powered loudspeaker system.
Halloran Centre Investment in ConstellationNovember 17, 2015Equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Memphis, Tenn., can be instantly optimized to host a wide range of diverse events. With the push of a touchscreen button, Constellation adjusts the acoustics in the 361-seat theatre to host everything from educational programs to a regional film series, dance recitals, and music concerts of varied genres.
Gugak Center Upgrades with M'ElodieNovember 13, 2015The National Gugak Center in Seoul, South Korea has added M'elodie line array loudspeakers to upgrade the decade-old Meyer Sound system in its 800-seat Yeak-Dang Theatre. Renowned for its role in preserving and promoting ancient Korean musical traditions, the Center continues to count on the durability and reliability of its UPM-1P, CQ-1, and CQ-2 loudspeakers, which were reconfigured for the upgraded system.
Centrepointe Theatre Upgrades with LEOPARD SystemNovember 5, 2015Ottawa's Centrepointe Theatre has become the first Canadian venue to permanently install a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. The LEOPARD system is the third generation of Meyer Sound systems to be installed in the 954-seat theatre, which has relied on the durability and longevity of Meyer Sound since its opening in 1988.
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom AVB-Enabled SystemNovember 2, 2015Advanced audio technologies from Meyer Sound help deliver an immersive experience for audiences of all ages at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's 5D Castle Theater in Zhuhai, China. Located in the Chimelong International Ocean Resort, the 1,000-seat theatre presents an animated show with support from 119 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Stage Unit Invests in LEOPARD SystemNovember 2, 2015Stage Unit of Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium has become the first Belgian sound provider to invest in a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. Since taking delivery of LEOPARD, Stage Unit has deployed the system for a number of events, including the 10,000-person Hestival, a free, annual music event in Heist-op-den-Berg.
IntelligentDC at London Jazz ClubNovember 1, 2015A fixture of London's jazz music scene for more than four decades, PizzaExpress Jazz Club recently replaced its aging audio system with a new, self-powered Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology. Long known for its intimate atmosphere, friendly acoustics, and stellar musical lineup, the club was voted Live Music Venue of the Year at the 2015 London Lifestyle Awards soon after the upgrade.
Mid-Coast Sound on LEOPARDOctober 30, 2015Since delivery of its new Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeaker system, Nashville-based Mid-Coast Sound has seen an immediate growth in its live sound business on the home turf and in events stretching from Kentucky to Mississippi. The team expects the power-to-size ratio of LEOPARD to play a major role in the company's future projects.
CAL at LA Metro BoardroomOctober 16, 2015A new pair of Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers has improved intelligibility for speech, video playback, and music in the public boardroom of LA Metro, the regional transit agency serving Los Angeles County. The CAL system is a keystone element in a complete AV retrofit of the 300-seat facility designed and installed by the Los Angeles office of AVI-SPL.
LEOPARD at Dutch Film FestivalOctober 16, 2015The 23rd Openlucht (Open Air) Film Festival in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands presented seven nights of blockbuster movies with 3.1 cinema sound provided by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. Recently acquired by Aukes Theatertechniek of Amsterdam, the LEOPARD system delivered power and clarity for nightly audiences of 1,500 in a secluded forest meadow outside the city.
Meyer Sound and Major Tom win Pro Sound AwardOctober 13, 2015At the 2015 Pro Sound Awards in London, Meyer Sound and UK-based rental company Major Tom recently won the Best Tour/Production Sound award for Ed Sheeran's X Tour.
Meyer Sound and Chef Gabriela Cámara Partner at CalaOctober 8, 2015Berkeley's Meyer Sound Laboratories makes its San Francisco restaurant debut with Cala, celebrated Mexico City chef-owner Gabriela Cámara's first U.S. restaurant. Among San Francisco's most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Cala is also one of the first new restaurant projects to address sound design as a key component of a new build.
Gateway Fellowship to Install LEOPARDSeptember 29, 2015Gateway Fellowship, a growing multi-generational church in Poulsbo, Wash., has become the first house of worship to install a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. The church selected LEOPARD following a long search for an adaptable system to support the diverse musical styles in its worship services and fit its needs for power, coverage, spoken word clarity, size and weight, and budget.
The Advocate Restaurant with Constellation and LibraSeptember 24, 2015Having witnessed how acoustic technology can elevate the dining experience at their restaurant Comal, restaurateurs John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman have again integrated Meyer Sound Libra and Constellation acoustic systems into their newest culinary venture.
Primus with LYON on North American TourSeptember 3, 2015The Bay Area-based band Primus recently toured North America with a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system to deliver its quirky, bass-driven brand of alternative rock. Described by FOH engineer Jason Mills as a really fast system with plenty of punch, the LYON configuration was provided by Pro Media/UltraSound of Martinez, Calif.
Shania Twain on Farewell Tour with LEOSeptember 1, 2015On her first tour in more than a decade, Shania Twain bids farewell to her concert fans as she packs A-level arenas with a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. VER Tour Sound is providing the complete audio, video, and lighting package for the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour.
Davies Symphony Hall Chooses LEOPARDAugust 27, 2015The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) has implemented a new Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system in its home, Davies Symphony Hall. While highly regarded for the orchestral acoustics, the hall's warm and reverberant characteristics pose a suite of challenges for its amplified events, which have evolved and diversified under the leadership of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Volbeat at Homecoming Show with LEOAugust 24, 2015Danish rock band Volbeat's recent homecoming show broke records as the largest concert ever played in Denmark by a local act. With a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, the show was heard by more than 37,000 in the Tusindårsskoven forest of Odense.
Ed Sheeran Captivates Wembley and Croke Park Stadiums with LEOAugust 11, 2015With a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, Ed Sheeran has become the first solo artist to sell out five 80,000-capacity shows at London's Wembley Stadium and Dublin's Croke Park Stadium. For the one-man band relying only on an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, the production team was tasked with providing an up close and personal sonic experience, despite the massive size of the venues.
LEOPARD and Constellation Transform Audi Factory into Concert HallAugust 5, 2015For the 25th Anniversary of Audi's Summer Concert series inside its factory in Ingolstadt, Germany, Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement and Constellation active acoustic systems formed the foundation of an extraordinary audio experience for both the audience and musicians. The combination transformed a cavernous space that normally stamps out steel side panels for the Audi A3 into a temporary concert hall worthy of hosting the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Nagano.
Elon University with CALJuly 31, 2015At North Carolina's Elon University, a steerable Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeaker system provides clear speech and music in the Great Hall, a large common room with acoustically reflective architectural elements typically found in centuries-old European institutions.
Mills College Experimental Music with UQP-1PJuly 27, 2015Six years after installing a Meyer Sound system in its Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College in Oakland, Calif. has again turned to Meyer Sound to add a UPQ-1P loudspeaker system. The new addition works seamlessly with the hall's existing Meyer Sound equipment to support an array of experimental and electronic music performances and recording sessions for the college's Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).
LEOPARD Wins Awards at InfoCommJuly 15, 2015The Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system earned two industry accolades at InfoComm 2015, where it recently made its US debut.
The Grateful Dead Bids "Fare Thee Well" with LEOJuly 3, 2015Fifty years after forming their band at a Palo Alto music store, the surviving founders of the Grateful Dead kicked off their end-of-an-era Fare Thee Well mini-tour at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. with a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system driving a quadraphonic surround setup.
Glenn Massey Theater Installs ConstellationJune 26, 2015Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) has installed Alaska's first Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in its new Glenn Massay Theater, a 523-seat facility purpose-built for Constellation. With the goal of accommodating a broad range of educational activities and arts performances in a single venue, the venue uses the system to provide ideal acoustics for all its events, including orchestral and choral concerts, student assemblies, lectures, fine arts performances, and amplified rock music.
New Kids on the Block on Tour with LYON and VER Tour SoundJune 24, 2015For their coast-to-coast North American arena tour, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and opening acts TLC and Nelly are heard through an in-the-round Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. Chosen by veteran FOH engineer Kevin Elson and supplied by VER Tour Sound, LYON has simplified setup and delivered pristine, even coverage for every stop on the band's 46-show The Main Event tour while eliminating the need for delays.
Volvo Ocean RaceJune 19, 2015Self-powered Meyer Sound systems play an integral role in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, the prestigious globe-circling yacht sailing competition. Serving three venues in a temporary race village at each of the 10 worldwide ports, Meyer Sound systems provide clear voice communication and musical backdrops. Bazelmans AVR of Veldhoven, the Netherlands is charged with system design and supply.
Continental Club Upgrades to Meyer SoundJune 17, 2015A musical and cultural landmark featured in Richard Linklater's acclaimed film Boyhood and named one of the top 10 clubs in America by Rolling Stone, the Continental Club in Austin, Tex. has recently upgraded its house and monitor systems to new Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Audiences and artists alike immediately noticed the change in audio quality.
LEOPARD Debuts at German FestivalJune 11, 2015The Meyer Sound LEOPARD and 900-LFC linear sound reinforcement system recently made its live concert debut at Germany's Moers Festival. The LEOPARD system significantly enhanced the audience experience as it transformed the venue from a large reverberant hall into an intimate club venue.
CAL in Korean Convention CenterJune 1, 2015South Korea's Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) has dramatically extended the versatility of its exhibition space with the installation of two steerable Meyer Sound CAL 32 column array loudspeakers. Formerly suited only for hosting floor exhibits, the room now can accommodate a variety of meetings, lectures, presentations, and performances that demand controlled coverage and highly intelligible audio reinforcement for both speech and music.
Film Factory Adds Second Sound Cinema SystemMay 27, 2015The presence of Meyer Sound in French film post-production continues to grow with Film Factory, which has added an Acheron-based loudspeaker system for its newest mixing stage in the Paris suburb of Clichy. This is the second Meyer Sound system for Film Factory, one of France's leading providers of film post-production services, and the 16th French post-production room to have adopted Meyer Sound as the new monitoring standard.
Snob Production with MICA and MINAMay 27, 2015Less than a year after purchasing its Meyer Sound MINA and MICA line array loudspeaker systems, Snob Productions of Grand Junction, Colo. reports a steep climb in business activity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. It has become a dominant sound company in western Colorado and eastern Utah, and a favored provider for events in the nearby resort town of Telluride.
Toronto's Aga Khan Museum with MINAMay 22, 2015To expand the uses of its 350-seat auditorium, Toronto's new Aga Khan Museum of Islamic arts and culture has found the best solution in a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system.
France Orders for LEOPARD & 900-LFCMay 21, 2015Following a convincing recent demo in Paris, Meyer Sound has confirmed three new orders for the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system, including two French rental system purchases and an installation going to a nightclub in Marseille. The patent-pending LEOPARD line array loudspeaker and its accompanying 900-LFC low-frequency control element are the newest, smallest, most versatile members of Meyer Sound's flagship LEO Family.
Rainbow Production on Godsmack U.S. TourMay 18, 2015Godsmack's U.S. tour marks the debut of the Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system recently purchased by Rainbow Production Services of Atkinson, N.H. The touring LYON system is part of Rainbow's new LEO Family inventory, which also includes 24 LEO-M loudspeakers for long-throw applications.
Hurricane and Eenorm Facilitair Invest in LEOPARDMay 14, 2015Two more rental houses have placed orders for the new, patent-pending Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system: Eenorm Facilitair of the Netherlands and Hurricane Sound & Light of Slovakia. Only recently announced at Prolight + Sound, the LEOPARD line array loudspeaker and its accompanying 900-LFC low-frequency control element are the smallest and most versatile members of Meyer Sound's flagship LEO Family.
Studio City MesaMay 8, 2015To outshine its competition with the most impeccable movie experience in Wyoming, Studio City Mesa in Casper has made technology the centerpiece of its beloved roadhouse theatre, the Cooper Auditorium. The theatre now boasts a 7.1 Meyer Sound cinema system, 4K projection, and a curved, 64-foot, premium large-format (PLF) screen which is the state's largest.
LYON at Miami Music WeekMay 5, 2015Chicago's Audio Integration Services (AIS) recently christened its new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system at Miami Music Week (MMW), serving top DJs such as Luciano and Alesso at the Hyde Beach stage.
University of Alabama PAC Chooses LYONMay 4, 2015The University of Alabama at Birmingham has made a long-term investment in the self-powered Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. Installed in the 1,330-seat Jemison Concert Hall at the school's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC), LYON provides impeccable clarity and headroom for lectures and concerts ranging from classical and jazz to pop, rock, gospel, and reggae.
Willow Creek Community Church Adds JM-1p and 1100-LFCMay 4, 2015Willow Creek Community Church has recently expanded its arsenal of Meyer Sound systems with JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements for two of its facilities. Following these upgrades, every major venue on Willow Creek's main campus in South Barrington, Ill. and three of its regional campuses are now equipped with Meyer Sound.
NFL Draft with LYON from VERApril 30, 2015A Meyer Sound LYON linear line array system is the top pick for tackling audio reinforcement at the 2015 NFL Draft, held April 30 through May 2 in Chicago. Provided by VER (Video Equipment Rentals), the compact yet powerful system is deployed to cover 3,901 seats inside the vast expanse of the Windy City's landmark Auditorium Theatre.
Ariana Grande with LEO & LYONApril 23, 2015Ariana Grande's 77-show Honeymoon Tour is the breakout artist's first tour to deploy a Meyer Sound LEO and LYON linear sound reinforcement system. According to FOH engineer Toby Francis, the system has proven to be the perfect vehicle for delivering Grande's potent voice over the sound of screaming fans in sellout arenas.
Bright Norway and Sonalyst for LEOPARD & 900-LFCApril 22, 2015Bright Norway AS and UK's Sonalyst have officially become the first companies to purchase the new LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system from Meyer Sound. Having just made their debut at Prolight + Sound, the LEOPARD line array loudspeaker and its accompanying 900-LFC low-frequency control element are the smallest and most versatile members of Meyer Sound's flagship LEO Family.
Meyer Sound at Savannah FestivalApril 13, 2015Georgia's Savannah Music Festival has selected Meyer Sound systems to reinforce all four of its principal venues for the first time, including the largest Trustees Theater and Lucas Theatre. The exceptional audio clarity has prompted positive reviews amongst local press, including Connect Savannah.
St. Paul's Girls' School Installs CALApril 8, 2015In the Great Hall of St. Paul's Girls' School in London, two new Meyer Sound CAL 64 column array loudspeakers provide vibrant and life-like reproduction for speech, live music performances, and video soundtracks. Custom-colored to match the surrounding oak woodwork in the historic 1904 auditorium, the two slender columns employ precision beam-steering and -splitting technology to deliver uniform coverage across the seating areas.
Cine de Chef Installs Cinema SystemsApril 7, 2015Movie fans can now hear Nepal's first Meyer Sound cinema installations in the Cine de Chef theatre's two luxury screening rooms. According to theatre management, the systems create such realism and excitement that they have given the cinema a clear competitive edge.
DBS Audio Spurs Growth with LYONMarch 27, 2015To expand its touring rental business, DBS Audio Systems, Inc. of Coatesville, Penn. has invested in a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system in advance of a busy summer concert season.
Uruguay's Sodre National Auditorium with MINAMarch 24, 2015The Sodre National Auditorium (Spanish: Auditorio Nacional del Sodre) in Uruguay has chosen a self-powered Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system as the first permanent reinforcement system in the 1,900-capacity venue. The upgrade has ushered in a new era for the vibrant local arts community, which now has a performance space that shares high-quality reinforcement with MINA-equipped halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Festhalle in Germany.
CAL at Texas Trinity Lutheran ChurchMarch 24, 2015With its new steerable Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers, Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring, Tex. has discovered a whole new level of speech and music clarity never heard before in its highly reverberant 1,400-seat sanctuary.
Solaire Resort & Casino Installs ConstellationMarch 18, 2015The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino has become the first venue in the Philippines to be equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Designed and engineered from the outset to combine architectural and electronic acoustics, this luxurious new performance venue has since scheduled a mix of international and local music acts as well as Broadway musicals like Chicago and Singin' In the Rain.
Constellation Makes Big Splash at SoundBoxMarch 5, 2015At SoundBox, the Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system plays a keystone element in the San Francisco Symphony's radical new strategy for attracting younger audiences to diverse live music. The brainchild of symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas, SoundBox has reshaped music discovery by removing the constraints of many typical classical music venues, including the acoustics.
Café Vivaldi with IntelligentDCMarch 4, 2015For its first location in the heart of Copenhagen, Danish chain Café Vivaldi has chosen a Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology to provide exceptional audio quality rarely heard at a bistro. Serving the main floor and mezzanine areas, the system presents musical fidelity for daytime background tracks and boosts the energy level for live music showcases during the weekends.
LEO and LYON for Marc Anthony's ShowsFebruary 25, 2015At the request of FOH engineer Jose Rivera, a Meyer Sound LEO and LYON linear sound reinforcement system was deployed for Marc Anthony's recent concerts. The shows—which included 360-degree productions in New York and New Jersey—were Anthony's first North American concerts to be heard through a LEO system.
Twin Jubilee Auditoriums Home to LYONFebruary 16, 2015Two nearly identical venues have become the first theatres in Canada to be equipped with the Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement systems: Edmonton's Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (NAJA) and Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (SAJA).
Aspen Ridge Church with CALFebruary 9, 2015At Aspen Ridge Church in Evergreen, Colo., steerable Meyer Sound CAL 32 column array loudspeakers cut through a reverberant room to bring exceptional music and speech clarity for the congregants. The result shows that even and intelligible audio coverage is possible in sonically challenging spaces when acoustical treatment is not an option.
Penn State Auditorium with MINAFebruary 6, 2015Seeking to provide exceptional audio quality for its diverse speech and music programs, the Penn State Great Valley graduate school has recently installed a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system in its 300-seat Warren V. Musser Auditorium.
Meyer Sound Partners with CrestonFebruary 4, 2015To strengthen its support for system integrators, Meyer Sound has joined the Crestron Integrated Partner Program. The result is a suite of Crestron modules in development that will allow customers to seamlessly implement Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems in environments controlled by Crestron products.
Concertgebouw Symphony Hall to Install CAL SystemFebruary 4, 2015The Royal Concertgebouw is expanding its Meyer Sound inventory by adding two Meyer Sound CAL 96 column array loudspeakers in the Main Hall (Dutch: Grote Zaal). Amsterdam's architecturally resplendent and acoustically magnificent concert venue, The Concertgebouw now joins two other world-renowned orchestral venues, Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus Berlin, both of which have installed Meyer Sound CAL systems within the last year.
L.O.C. FOH Mixer on LEO and LYONJanuary 29, 2015Danish hip-hop artist L.O.C. became the latest artist to tour with Meyer Sound LEO-M and LYON linear line array loudspeakers. Named the Rødt Lys Tour (Red Light Tour), the production was mixed by Mads Stærke, one of Scandinavia's most in-demand FOH engineers.
LEO Goes "Gangnam Style" with PsyJanuary 29, 2015Psy, a global viral superstar, recently played four sold-out shows at Seoul's 14,000-capacity Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. Dubbed All Night Stand, the hometown shows were powered by a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system.
LYON Wins 2015 TEC AwardJanuary 29, 2015Industry professionals have voted the LYON linear sound reinforcement system as the winner of the TEC Award in Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers. This is the fourth industry accolade for LYON since its debut in 2014, and the 10th TEC Award win for Meyer Sound.
Constellation Transforms Newport PACJanuary 13, 2015The Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Oregon has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in its 398-seat Alice Silverman Theatre. With the upgrade, the venue joins the likes of Moscow's Svetlanov Hall, The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more than 50 other prestigious venues that rely on the variable acoustics of Constellation to deliver an extraordinary live experience.
Yavapai College Installs MINAJanuary 12, 2015To meet the growing demand for high-profile artists and productions in Prescott, Ariz., the 1,100-seat Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC) has installed a versatile Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system as part of a major renovation.
Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is a Showcase for Technology SolutionsJanuary 5, 2015The Fosnavåg Cultural Centre is now the latest and largest showcase of Meyer Sound solutions in Norway. With technology covering concert sound reinforcement, cinema, and active acoustics from a Constellation acoustic system, the complex is the premium arts and entertainment destination on the Norwegian coast.
With LEO and LYON, Judas Priest FOH Engineer Gets HeadroomDecember 22, 2014For British metal legends Judas Priest's world tour, FOH engineer and production manager Martin Walker has selected LEO-M and LYON linear line array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound's growing LEO Family of products. With the power and linear response of both products, the crew can easily adapt the system for a wide range of venues, which includes casino showrooms, arenas, large theatres, outdoor amphitheaters, and festivals.
Concord Pavilion with MICADecember 22, 2014California's Concord Pavilion has completed its first concert season with its new Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeaker system covering its 4,570-capacity lawn seating area in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Since installation, the upgraded system has provided pristine, uniform lawn coverage for performances from Journey, The Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, and Chicago to Kings of Leon, Marc Anthony, and Linkin Park.
Oliveto Restaurant Collaborates with Meyer SoundDecember 3, 2014Oliveto Restaurant and Cafe, the innovative, Italian-inspired dining destination in the heart of Rockridge in Oakland, unveils a new look – and sound – this week. Addressing the industry-wide issue of noise pollution in restaurants, Oliveto has found the perfect balance in its new partnership with Berkeley's pioneering Meyer Sound, installing a state-of-the-art acoustic solution in addition to making enticing aesthetic changes as part of the restaurant's first major renovation in 18 years.
Free Chapel with MINANovember 26, 2014Free Chapel in Georgia has opened a new satellite campus in Gwinnett with a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system in its 900-capacity auditorium. The facility is the ministry's second venue to deploy Meyer Sound, following the success with a CQ-2 and MSL-4 loudspeaker system on its main campus in Gainesville.
IntelligentDC Gives Gustavus Adolphus College Arena a Sonic AdvantageNovember 26, 2014With its new Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota is fully equipped to provide exceptional audio coverage for every function in its 1,500-capacity Lund Arena. These events range from hockey games to national programs such as the Nobel Conference, the first ongoing educational conference in the United States to have the official authorization of the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
LYON at University of OregonNovember 26, 2014The University of Oregon recently kicked off its $2 billion fundraising campaign with an AV spectacular under a massive tent, widely known to be a difficult setting to achieve quality sound. With the power and clarity of a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system, the audio team overcame the event's technical complexities and offered a sonic experience that was both clear and immersive.
Memphis's Historic Orpheum Theatre Transforms with MINANovember 26, 2014With its new Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system, The Orpheum Theatre has completed phase one of a multi-year renovation program. The upgrade projects will breathe new life into the historic, 85-year-old music venue in downtown Memphis and give long-time patrons a world-class entertainment experience.
D-Mitri Drives Anne Frank Stage ProductionOctober 27, 2014Award-winning sound designer Jeroen ten Brinke has chosen the Meyer Sound D-Mitri digital audio platform as the backbone of his design in ANNE, a dramatic presentation of the Anne Frank story in the 1,100-capacity Theater Amsterdam. With a CueConsole control surface, D-Mitri drives the play's audio mixing, matrixing, and loudspeaker processing.
Takarazuka Theatre Upgrades to M'elodie and MICAOctober 27, 2014Following 12 successful years with its Meyer Sound MSL-4 loudspeakers, the Takarazuka Grand Theatre in Japan returned to Meyer Sound when it came time to upgrade. With an emphasis on exceptional audio quality and system reliability, the 2,550-seat venue chose a design based on M'elodie and MICA line array loudspeakers.
Amex Audio with LYONOctober 27, 2014Senec-based Amex Audio s.r.o. in Slovakia has invested in a new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system as its flagship product to serve its most important customers. With LYON's power and clarity, Amex has been hired by clients that range from Mercedes-Benz to Pohoda Festival and the Slovakian X Factor show.
Outkast FOH Engineer on LEOOctober 26, 2014Hip hop legends Outkast recently completed their summer tour with three sellout hometown shows in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Dubbed #ATLast, the 20,000-plus crowds were supported by a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale reinforcement system as specified by FOH engineer Darcy Khan.
Louisville Football Stadium with LEOOctober 26, 2014To amplify the home-game atmosphere and bring the 55,000 fans closer to the on-field action, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at University of Louisville has chosen the most powerful loudspeaker technology available today—Meyer Sound's LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers. Selected for its sheer power and remarkable ability to project sonic clarity and impact over long distances, the system was chosen by recently retired, long-time stadium manager K.C. Scull after experiencing the impressive LEO system at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
TrinityLife Church: M'elodieOctober 26, 2014With its new Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeaker system, TrinityLife Church in Lutherville, Md. has given new life to the congregation's high-octane, music-centric worship services.
SB-3F at Nebraska Memorial StadiumOctober 26, 2014To project utmost audio clarity to the furthest of its 87,000 fans, Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has installed 16 SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound technology for projecting mid-high frequency energy over distances of up to 1 km.
City Winery NapaSeptember 27, 2014Following the successes at its Meyer Sound-equipped New York flagship and Chicago locations, City Winery recently selected a MINA line array loudspeaker system to help bring a quality live experience to its food- and wine-loving clientele in Napa.
LYON at Boston Calling FestivalSeptember 27, 2014Meyer Sound systems made sure the two main stages at Boston Calling Music Festival were loud and clear. On the Red Stage, the LYON linear sound reinforcement system made an impression on the FOH engineers, many mixing on this new Meyer Sound system for the first time.
Ed Sheeran with LEO and LYONSeptember 27, 2014With a Meyer Sound LEO and LYON linear sound reinforcement system supporting just his vocal, acoustic guitar, and loop pedal, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has single-handedly captivated 10,000-plus crowds on his latest world tour.
Fox Sound Service Invests in LYONSeptember 27, 2014Fox Sound Service has purchased the first Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system in Italy. Adding to Fox Sound's large Meyer Sound inventory of more than 170 loudspeakers, the LYON system has supported a range of classical, rock, and dance events across the country.
Bright Norway AS Deploys LYONAugust 28, 2014The largest Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system ever assembled was heard this summer at Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. Provided by Bright Norway AS, the 360-degree system entertained 8,500 employees of Scandinavian supermarket chain REMA 1000 with performances by Norwegian musicians Karpe Diem, D.D.E., and Kurt Nilsen.
With LEO, DBLUX S.A.C. Reaches Elite StatusAugust 28, 20142014 has been a landmark year for Lima-based DBLUX S.A.C. With a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, founders Andres Cuadros and Guillermo Riera have grown the company into a rental powerhouse chosen for top international tours stopping in Peru. Artists who have performed with DBLUX's LEO system include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Soundgarden, One Direction, Jack Johnson, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, and Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce.
Deutsches Theater Chooses MINAAugust 27, 2014For its recent audio upgrade, the Deutsches Theater in Munich, Germany has selected a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system due to its impressive power-to-size ratio and sonic performance.
M'elodie for Hedwig and the Angry InchAugust 27, 2014Sound Designer Tim O'Heir has chosen a Meyer Sound system built around M'elodie line array loudspeakers to reinforce the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the musical comedy Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Mohegan Sun Casino Installs M'elodie SystemAugust 27, 2014Building on the success of its first Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeaker system installed seven years ago, Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. has implemented a second M'elodie system in its 300-seat Wolf Den showroom.
AIDA CruisesAugust 27, 2014With nearly 500 Meyer Sound loudspeakers already installed aboard its ships, AIDA Cruises of Rostock, Germany has recently added Meyer Sound UPA-1P loudspeaker systems in four performance rehearsal spaces in Hamburg. In addition to exceptional sound quality and reliability, the design team has named accurate sonic translation as a primary reason for the system choice.
Review of System at CinetopiaAugust 27, 2014For its first location outside of the Northwest, the Cinetopia theatre chain has built three massive GXL screens, each equipped with a Meyer Sound cinema system and Dolby Atmos. Named Overland Park 18, this eastern Kansas theatre complex boasts close to 200 Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers.
Andreas Gabalier: LYONAugust 27, 2014Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier toured Europe this summer with a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system, playing his blend of traditional Alpine folk and rock for audiences of 20,000 and more. The LYON system was part of a complete audio, video, and lighting package supplied by Crailsheim, Germany-based Media Resource Group (MRG).
Cross Pointe Church Upgrades to MICA & 1100-LFCJuly 28, 2014Located inside a former Boeing missile factory building in Duluth, Ga., Cross Pointe Church has taken its worship experience to a new level with its recent upgrade to Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. The new system replaces its trusty nine-year-old Meyer Sound CQ-2 loudspeaker system, which will continue to serve in a second Cross Pointe campus that will open in late 2014.
Dennis Sands Selects Meyer Sound for Dolby AtmosJuly 28, 2014Award-winning film sound engineer Dennis S. Sands has upgraded his Sound Waves SB studio with a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system for mixing in Dolby Atmos. Located in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sands's private studio is the first Dolby Atmos dubbing stage dedicated exclusively to native mixing of film music.
LYON at Lee Brice Arena ConcertJuly 28, 2014At a recent Lee Brice concert at the University of Oregon, George Relles Sound of Eugene, Ore. showcased its brand new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. LYON gave a convincing performance that left an impression on Brice's FOH engineer, Wayne Pauley, and affirmed owner George Relles's investment decision.
MINA at Vernon and District Performing Arts CentreJuly 28, 2014The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in British Columbia has installed a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system to reinforce its theatrical and music productions. Together with its existing Meyer Sound mono center cluster, the 750-seat theatre now provides an exceptional listening experience to every guest. The MINA loudspeaker arrays were specified and installed by James Dreyer of Kamloops, BC-based Dreyer Bros. Sound.
Oregon Shakespeare FestivalJuly 28, 2014The 79-year-old Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland has chosen Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers to anchor the first full reinforcement setup in its 1,190-seat, outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. With a stage house and thrust stage originally built for non-amplified performances, the theatre now benefits from an architecturally pleasing audio solution that heightens vocal clarity and musicality for the audience, while making performing easier for the actors.
JM-1P & 1100-LFC at The Crossing ChurchJuly 28, 2014To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, Meyer Sound's most powerful loudspeaker for the 30 Hz to 85 Hz frequency range.
Starlight on LEOJuly 28, 2014Supporting heavy metal festivals STHLM Fields and Sonisphere not only took tremendous sonic power, but also an intelligently designed loudspeaker rigging system built for mission-critical circumstances. For the festivals' headliners Metallica, Slayer, and Mastodon, Starlight built a massive Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with close to 200 loudspeakers. Within 24 hours, the system was flown and tuned for action for the two productions located 500 km from each other.
MINA on Wanderlust Yoga TourJuly 28, 2014In choosing its touring sound reinforcement system, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival had very specific requirements: to provide both pristine vocal clarity for yoga instruction in the daytime and high-impact musical reinforcement for evening revelries. With the tour's truck space and trussing constraints, the production also needed a system with an exceptional power-to-size ratio and versatility. All of this has led to the selection of a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system, supplied by DBS Audio Systems of Coatesville, Penn.
Journey FOH Engineer on LEO and LYONJuly 28, 2014Rock legends Journey and the Steve Miller Band are touring North America this summer with the Meyer Sound LEO Family of products, including the compact LYON linear line array loudspeakers launched this year. The equipment choice for the 40-city tour was driven in large part by Journey's FOH engineer Jim Yakabuski, a former mixer for Avril Lavigne, Van Halen, and Matchbox Twenty. Tower of Power opens the show.
M1D at Shakespeare TheaterJune 28, 2014At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), a Meyer Sound M1D line array loudspeaker system is optimized to provide audio support for everything from Shakespearean dramas to contemporary, high-energy musicals like Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, and Gypsy. Designed to meet specific architectural challenges, the system was supplied by long-time Meyer Sound dealer TC Furlong, Inc. of Lake Forest, Ill., with logistical coordination by Jeff Cech.
InstallAwards: Musikverein & SF ExploratoriumJune 28, 2014Meyer Sound was the only company to be recognized in two different categories at the inaugural InstallAwards held in June 2014 in London. Voted on by a panel of experts from across the AV industry, the awards were presented by Installation magazine.
Constellation at Enbridge Corporate Learning CenterJune 28, 2014Calgary-based energy company Enbridge is the latest corporation to install a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, with the goal of clarifying corporate communication and facilitating the free flow of ideas. Eliminating the need for handheld microphones, the systems support a variety of functions in two adjacent meeting rooms located in the company's new Learning Center. The systems are part of a complete AV design by Bill Schuermann, senior consultant at the Houston office of SLR Consulting.
LEO Powers WORLD CLUB DOMEJune 28, 2014At the WORLD CLUB DOME electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system was selected for main-stage headliners Pet Shop Boys, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Tiësto. With this latest deployment at the Commerzbank-Arena, the Meyer Sound LEO Family of line array products continues its busy summer of EDM events, having recently powered the Mayday Festival in Germany and Soenda Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Dubai Mall Installs MM-4XPMay 29, 2014Home to 1,200 retail businesses and covering 1.1 million square meters, The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination to date, according to the Construction Week website. To provide intelligible yet discreet background music for shoppers, 939 Meyer Sound MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers have been installed. Dubai-based Mediatech Design Group (MDG) designed the system, with Abu Dhabi-based Systech Middle East handling installation and integration.
Skillet FOH on LEOMay 29, 2014A cornerstone of White House, Tenn.-based Blackhawk Audio's inventory, the Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system is staying busy this spring season. Now supporting Christian hard-rock band Skillet's tour with rappers TobyMac and Lecrae, the LEO system gives the Blackhawk crew and FOH engineer Robert Taylor the tool to deliver an exceptional live experience show after show in amphitheatres across North America.
Victory Adds LEO and LYONMay 29, 2014Denmark-based Victory Tour Production has updated its rental inventory with two systems from Meyer Sound's newly expanded LEO Family of products: the LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, as well as its more compact and flexible sibling, the LYON linear sound reinforcement system.
MINA at F.M. Kirby CenterMay 28, 2014The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has installed a new system based around Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers. As part of the restoration for the art deco auditorium, custom-painted gold arrays blend seamlessly into the gilt wood proscenium arch. Dave Grogan of Wilkes-Barre-based Effects Unlimited handled system design consultation and installation.
Loudspeakers at Beijing Auto ShowMay 28, 2014At the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, 20 car manufacturers relied on nearly 300 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers to provide visually unobtrusive and high-quality reinforcement. These brands included Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen, Subaru, and Honda; luxury makers Bentley, Ferrari, and Maserati; and six domestic Chinese manufacturers.
Bartha Invests in LYONMay 28, 2014Bartha of Columbus, Ohio has become one of the newest rental companies to purchase a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. Bartha sees LYON as a powerful tool that will allow the company to deliver the utmost audio quality for corporate events in convention centres and arenas as well as indoor and outdoor music concerts.
April Jazz with Meyer Sound and StudiotecApril 29, 2014Celebrating its 28th year, April Jazz brings the world's top jazz artists to the Finnish city of Espoo from April 22 to 27. This year, acts such as Snarky Puppy, Angélique Kidjo, Tiempo Habana, and The Kenny Garrett Quintet are supported by more than 100 Meyer Sound loudspeakers at all three principal venues located in and around the Espoo Cultural Center.
Brantley Gilbert FOH EngineerApril 29, 2014Brantley Gilbert's Let It Ride spring tour marks the christening of the new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system from Nashville-based Digital Console Rental (DCR).
Musikverein Chooses CALApril 29, 2014Home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein is described by the New York Times as a model of acoustic perfection for classical concert halls around the world. To optimize the speech clarity in this space characterized by its resonant, rich acoustics, the Musikverein has chosen the steerable Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers.
Summit Pro Words Invests in LYONApril 5, 2014To tap into the growing demand for more powerful and versatile sound reinforcement in event production, Summit Pro Works of Dayton, Ohio has invested in a new Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system.
Soundfirm Installs Cinema System for Dolby AtmosApril 5, 2014Soundfirm, which has received more awards than any other Australian audio post facility, has selected a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system for its Dolby Atmos dubbing stage in its new Melbourne location. The large mixing room is the country's first to feature an all-Meyer Sound screen channel and surround loudspeaker system.
Church on the Rock with MINAApril 5, 2014A Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system has been installed in the new 950-seat auditorium of Church on the Rock in Lubbock, Tex. The church reports that MINA is helping break down separation between worship leaders and the congregation, bringing a greater sense of unity and participation to services.
Use Sonido Debuts LYONApril 5, 2014One of the latest companies to invest in a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system, Use Sonido of Spain is deploying the system on tour with multi-platinum recording artist Sergio Dalma.
MINA in The ConcertgebouwApril 5, 2014A world-renowned concert hall for orchestral music, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw is reinforced with a new Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system for its amplified events. The self-powered system is designed to be flown and ready within an hour, and removed for unamplified symphonic concerts.
CAL at Century Swiss Parliament HallMarch 5, 2014At the Berner Rathaus (English: Bern Town Hall) in Switzerland, voice intelligibility has been greatly improved with the installation of two steerable Meyer Sound CAL 64 column array loudspeakers. The system is implemented in the Grossratssaal, the acoustically challenging main legislative chamber of the 15th century Gothic structure. Project design was handled by Daniel Zurwerra of Suhr, Switzerland-based Virtually Audio.
Finalist for 2014 East Bay Innovation AwardFebruary 6, 2014The 2014 East Bay Innovation Awards has selected Meyer Sound as one of two finalists in the category of Engineering and Design. From a total of 108 nominees, 16 finalists have been chosen among eight different categories. The winners will be announced in Oakland on February 13, 2014, the day of Meyer Sound's 35th anniversary.
Bazelmans AVR Adds LYONFebruary 6, 2014Bazelmans AVR, a Dutch AV rental company, has invested in the Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system and become one of the first suppliers of the new product. The LYON sale, closed during the ISE 2014 trade show in Amsterdam, includes 40 LYON linear line array loudspeakers, 22 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, and a Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system, in addition to RMServers for loudspeaker monitoring.
LSU Installs Constellation & Cinema SystemFebruary 5, 2014To prepare its students for the explosive growth of digital media, Louisiana State University (LSU) has installed a Meyer Sound cinema system and a Constellation acoustic system in its new Louisiana Digital Media Center (DMC). With these latest tools, the DMC gives users of the room utmost flexibility for everything from film showings and interactive digital media presentations, to experimental music concerts and intimate meetings. DMC's AV systems were designed and specified by Bill Schuermann, senior consultant of Houston-based HFP Acoustical Consultants.
Irish Pub with 48 V LoudspeakersFebruary 5, 2014The focal point of The Irish Village pub in Dubai is its recently expanded, 3,500-capacity scenic outdoor terrace. To improve the sound quality for daytime ambience music and live entertainment in the evenings and weekends, the pub has installed a Meyer Sound system based around UPJunior-XP 48 V VariO loudspeakers.
Using Constellation, Vendéspace Doubles as a Hall and ArenaJanuary 7, 2014In Vendéspace in western France, a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system helps transform a sports arena into a premier classical music hall on demand. The audacious multipurpose building project began when the local government realized funds were available for only one structure. As a result, two seemingly contrary uses were combined into a single, architecturally daring, and cost-effective new venue.
Rumble Audio Post with Meyer Sound Monitoring SystemJanuary 6, 2014With a primary focus to serve New York City's independent film production community, Rumble Audio Post has installed a Meyer Sound cinema monitoring system. The Brooklyn post facility is now one of three Meyer Sound-equipped post houses in the New York metro area.
LakeRidge United Methodist Church Adds MINAJanuary 6, 2014LakeRidge United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Tex. has markedly improved the sound in its main sanctuary with the installation of a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system. Having previously selected Meyer Sound systems for two other areas of the church, Lubbock-based Moyers Group was called upon to design and install the new system.
Meyer Sound at Claus Meyer's RestaurantJanuary 6, 2014Globally renowned chef Claus Meyer has recently opened The Standard, a live jazz and restaurant venue in Copenhagen, Denmark. The jazz club features a compact, self-powered Meyer Sound UltraSeries loudspeaker system installed by Kastrup, Denmark-based Stouenborg.
M'elodie at Malaysian ChurchDecember 10, 2013Subang Jaya Assembly of God is a fast-growing Malaysian contemporary church near Kuala Lumpur. To enhance the audio quality of its celebration-style worship services, the church recently installed a Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeaker system in its 750-seat sanctuary. The new system was provided and installed by Danny Kinchang of First Live Sound, based in Petaling Jaya.
CAL at Hong Kong UniversityDecember 10, 2013The Grand Hall at the University of Hong Kong's new Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre has installed a sound system based around three Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers. The power, clarity, and beam-steering flexibility of the CAL loudspeakers make them ideal not only for lectures, but also for musical performances and cinema soundtracks.
Peru's First LEODecember 10, 2013Lima-based DBLUX S.A.C. recently debuted its new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system at the Pilsen Callao Festival in Lima's National Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Nacional). The LEO system is the first in Peru, and it supported an all-star Latin American lineup headlined by salsa superstar Rubén Blades. Covering over 120 meters of the concert field with no delay towers, the LEO system made a strong impression on veteran FOH mixers.
Bazelmans Expands Inventory to Reach 100 LoudspeakersDecember 10, 2013With its recent purchase of 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements and JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers, Veldhoven-based rental company Bazelmans AVR has grown its inventory to include more than 100 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
MINA for Duke UniversityDecember 10, 2013The historic Baldwin Auditorium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C. has recently reopened following a complete interior renovation. To satisfy the varied demands of the 685-seat hall, the university has installed a self-powered Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system. The hall's acoustics and reinforcement system were both designed by Norwalk, Conn.-based consulting firm Jaffe Holden.
Dubbing Brothers Installs for Dolby AtmosDecember 10, 2013Located on the outskirts of Paris, Dubbing Brothers is a world-leading postproduction center for adapting major films into foreign languages. Its recently renovated Dolby Atmos mixing stage is now equipped with a Meyer Sound system, which has supported the dubbing and remixing of films including Escape Plan, Saving Mr. Banks, and the Dolby Atmos mix of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
JM-1P & 1100-LFC Transform Le Sucre ClubDecember 1, 2013Le Sucre (English: The Sugar) in Lyon, France is a popular new dance club and performance venue converted from a former sugar warehouse. Supporting the club's eclectic mix of electronic dance music and other arts performances is a potent Meyer Sound system based around JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. The system was designed and installed by Paris-based Best Audio under the direction of Sébastien Nicolas.
LEO at Madison Square GardenNovember 10, 2013This fall, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran headlined three solo acoustic shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Performing to an arena of screaming fans, Sheeran and his acoustic guitar were supported by a powerful and transparent Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system that kept the shows intimate, despite the arena's size.
Winter Jam with LEONovember 10, 2013Having topped Pollstar's first quarter ticket sales charts for the past three years, the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is playing 58 shows across the U.S. through March 2014. Blackhawk Audio of White House, Tenn. is providing a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for the contemporary Christian music concert tour.
MM-4XP at Graffiti LoungeNovember 10, 2013In Egypt's Four Seasons Hotel Cairo, the Graffiti Bar and Lounge has created a guest environment that is both relaxing and lively, depending on the time of the day. To ensure optimal audio quality for Graffiti's requirements, Cairo-based Modern Touch has installed a discreet yet powerful Meyer Sound system based around the MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers. The system works in conjunction with a series of 4K-ready atmosphere media display panels that deliver a variety of high-quality visuals.
Constellation at Antelope Valley CollegeNovember 10, 2013Antelope Valley College's Performing Arts Theatre in Lancaster, Calif. is using a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system to support its diverse schedule of events. At the press of a button, venue operators can adapt the auditorium's acoustical characteristics to suit performances for the resident Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare plays and opera.
Goldcrest Post with Cinema SystemOctober 11, 2013Located in New York's West Village, film postproduction facility Goldcrest Post has recently launched Mix Theatre Q, its newest mixing room that marks a key component of the company's growth plans. With the goal to attract new clients to Goldcrest Post, Mix Theatre Q has installed a Dolby-certified Meyer Sound cinema monitoring system.
Starlight's LEO Powers Gyllene Tider TourOctober 11, 2013The Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider recently embarked on its first tour in nine years, performing mostly in large outdoor stadiums throughout Sweden. For the 19-show tour, Stockholm-based sound provider Starlight provided a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system.
FutureWorks Studio Receives Dolby Premier Studio CertificationOctober 11, 2013Indian postproduction company FutureWorks has upgraded its flagship Studio A facility in the historic Rajkamal Kalamandir Studios in Mumbai. Featuring a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system, Studio A has become the first Dolby Atmos facility in India to be awarded Dolby Premier Studio Certification.
With Constellation, San Francisco Exploratorium EducatesOctober 11, 2013Billed by the New York Times as the most important science museum to have opened since the mid-20th century, San Francisco's Exploratorium has recently opened its new multidisciplinary theatre, the Kanbar Forum. To fully support its programming diversity and inspire original works of multimedia art, the Exploratorium has become the first museum facility to install a Constellation acoustic system, supplemented with a palette of other audio tools from Meyer Sound.
Liseberg Amusement Park with D-MitriOctober 11, 2013In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Liseberg amusement park in Sweden has completely renovated its children's area to create Rabbit Land, a 10,000-square-meter play area where children can interact with animals and rabbit-costumed actors. To carry the actors' voices, sound effects, and incidental music throughout the park, system integrator One Two Sales of Gothenburg has outfitted Rabbit Land with Meyer Sound's D-Mitri digital audio platform and Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers discreetly placed throughout the area.
CAL at Chan CentreOctober 10, 2013The 1,185-seat Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has installed a 360-degree system comprised of six steerable CAL column array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound. The upgrade has markedly improved both vocal clarity and sound distribution for the hall's variety of events.
Constellation at Cohan CenterOctober 10, 2013Home of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the 1,289-seat Christopher Cohan Center has recently installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Featuring a retractable active acoustic canopy formed by 40 miniature loudspeakers, the Constellation system provides an environment that helps musicians hear each other better and hence improve their sense of ensemble.
Dubai World Trade Centre Debuts LEOOctober 10, 2013The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) recently introduced its new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system during Dubai Music Week. Featuring a lineup that included will.i.am, Selena Gomez, and Timbaland, the event programs were held at the DWTC Arena.
NCG Eastwood Cinemas Installs Meyer Sound SystemOctober 10, 2013The 18-screen multiplex NCG Eastwood Cinemas in Lansing, Mich. has selected a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system for its premium Xtreme screening room.
Meyer Sound at Houston AirportOctober 10, 2013At the new Terminal B at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), a self-powered 48 V Meyer Sound loudspeaker system in the south concourse has raised the bar for audio fidelity and flexibility. Despite large reflective surfaces and tall ceilings, announcements and music are projected with a crispy clarity rarely heard in transportation facilities.
New York Philharmonic with LEOSeptember 12, 2013This summer, New York Philharmonic performed a series of five concerts in parks throughout New York City using a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. Two large shows took place on Central Park's Great Lawn, where Meyer Sound loudspeakers covered a widely dispersed audience estimated at more than 50,000.
MINA for Polish Musical TheatreSeptember 12, 2013The 900-seat Musical Theatre ROMA in Warsaw, Poland has installed Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers to support its repertoire of musical productions. Designed and supplied by Warsaw-based Polsound, the new system was installed in the historic, early-20th century auditorium just prior to the opening of its latest production, Singing in the Rain.
Oslo Concert Hall Upgrades to MICASeptember 12, 2013The Oslo Concert Hall (Norwegian: Oslo Konserthus) in Norway has relied on the durability and longevity of its Meyer Sound equipment since 1986. A quarter century after installing eight UPA-1 and two USW-1 conventionally powered loudspeakers, the venue again turned to a Meyer Sound solution when it came time for an upgrade. As a result, a MICA line array loudspeaker system was installed by Oslo-based AVAB CAC.
Fun. Tours with Solotech and LEOSeptember 12, 2013After winning the 2013 Grammy Song of the Year and Best New Artist awards, indie pop band Fun.'s Most Nights tour has been packing music venues across 34 North American cities throughout the summer. Montreal-based Solotech is providing the tour with a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system.
CAL in Medieval Italian CathedralAugust 13, 2013Built in the early 12th century, the stately Romanesque Cathedral of Sessa Aurunca in Italy, recently installed a Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeaker system to solve a speech intelligibility problem commonly found in highly reverberant spaces.
Meyer Sound to Texas High SchoolAugust 13, 2013Located a few miles from Texas A&M University, the gleaming new campus of College Station, Tex.-based College Station High School features a wealth of cutting-edge AV systems. More than 130 Meyer Sound loudspeakers are installed in 14 separate systems in the school's classrooms, athletic facilities, and main theatre. These systems were designed by Houston-based HFP Acoustical Consultants.
JM-1P at Hard Rock NabqAugust 13, 2013At the new Hard Rock Cafe Nabq in Egypt's trendy Sharm el-Sheik resort area, a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system combines exceptional power and precision coverage control to offer a superior guest experience. All audio systems were provided and installed by Cairo-based Modern Touch.
Meyer Sound Brings Resolution to Dallas Audio PostAugust 13, 2013Dallas Audio Post has built a new 10,500-square-foot facility from the ground up to offer world-class film, television, and multimedia sound editing and mixing. The complex features Dallas's first Dolby-approved dub stage, with monitoring handled by a Meyer Sound cinema system based on the Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeaker.
SOHO Lounge Installs UP-4XP 48VAugust 13, 2013The SOHO Lounge & Music Bar in Holbæk, Denmark has installed a versatile Meyer Sound system for musical reinforcement. Anchored by the self-powered UP-4XP 48V loudspeakers, the system was supplied and installed by Copenhagen-based PRIME A/S.
UP-4XP in Venice BiennaleAugust 13, 2013At the 55th Venice Biennale in Italy, an ambitious exhibit entitled Polartide invites participants to reflect on the relationship between oil prices and rising sea levels. The interactive installation is part of the Maldives Pavilion, and relies on a Meyer Sound UP-4XP 48V loudspeaker system for sound reproduction. The exhibit is open to visitors through November 24th, 2013.
David Garett Tours with LEOAugust 13, 2013Known for his boundary-crossing repertoire that includes classical arrangements of rock, pop, and punk music, violinist David Garrett recently performed a series of open-air shows across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. German production service provider POOLgroup deployed a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for the tour.
Telluride Film Festival with Meyer TheatreAugust 13, 2013To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Telluride Film Festival will debut a brand new Werner Herzog Theatre for this year's festivities in the Colorado ski town. Movie screenings at this 650-seat theatre will be heard through a cinema system from Meyer Sound, who is a festival sponsor for the third consecutive year. The 2013 Telluride Film Festival is set to run August 29 -September 2, 2013.
POOLgroup Debuts LEO on Peter Maffay TourJuly 17, 2013For singer-songwriter Peter Maffay's latest German tour, POOLgroup supplied its brand new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. This touring system is one of the two LEO systems purchased by POOLgroup, who is also the first LEO rental supplier in Germany.
MILO at Moroccan FestivalJuly 13, 2013Staged annually in Morocco since 1994, the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music this year featured a lineup that included Paco de Lucía, Patti Smith, and Assala Nasri. Casablanca-based Touareg Prod' supplied Meyer Sound systems for the festival's two principal venues, including a MILO line array loudspeaker system for the more acoustically challenging space.
PROmantaje Commissions LEOJuly 13, 2013Caracas-based PROmontaje has taken delivery of a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale reinforcement system, the first to be available in Latin America. The new system was initially deployed at the Vive Movistar Festival in Caracas this summer.
Constellation to ASB TheatreJuly 13, 2013The principal venue of Aotea Centre in New Zealand, the ASB Theatre has installed a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system as part of its recent renovation. By subtly augmenting the theatre's reverberant characteristics, Constellation creates an immersive acoustic atmosphere and enhances the audience's sense of envelopment.
Chromasound Provides Agora Centre with Meyer SoundJuly 13, 2013The Agora community and arts centre (Hungarian: A Vértes Agorája) in Tatabánya, Hungary, has been equipped with two Meyer Sound systems, supplied by Budapest-based Chromasound.
Holy Light Church Chooses MINAJuly 13, 2013Originally founded in Johor Bahru, Malaysia by Presbyterian missionaries from England, the English-speaking congregation of Holy Light Church celebrated its 60th anniversary with the completion of a gleaming white new church building. To ensure clarity for speech and music, this new worship hall has installed a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system.
MINA at Nourse TheatreJuly 13, 2013After 32 years at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco's City Arts & Lectures has moved its presentations two blocks away to the Nourse Theatre. Through a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system, audiences of up to 1,680 are drawn into intimate, thought-provoking conversations with leaders of thought and culture. They include luminaries such as former Vice President Al Gore, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and best-selling authors Michael Lewis and Joyce Carol Oates.
LEO Reproduces Michael Bublé at O2 ArenaJuly 13, 2013For Michael Bublé's 10 consecutive sellouts of 16,000 at London's O2 Arena, FOH engineer Craig Doubet mixed the shows on a powerful Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. The system was provided by Montreal-based Solotech.
D-Mitri Orchestrates Immersive Sonic Experience at The Blue PlanetJuly 1, 2013Brand new and now the largest aquarium in Northern Europe, The Blue Planet (Den Blå Planet), National Aquarium Denmark is winning accolades not only for its magnificent variety of marine life but also for its striking whirlpool-inspired architecture and its leading-edge use of imaginative sound design.
Steve Hackett with MICA and Capital SoundJune 17, 2013For the recent UK leg of his Genesis Revisited European tour, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett turned to London-based Capital Sound to provide a Meyer Sound reinforcement system.
Digital Arts Cinema MixingJune 17, 2013Digital Arts in New York City recently installed a new Meyer Sound cinema monitoring system in its new post-production theatre. The system has already been used on such projects as Woody Allen's forthcoming film Blue Jasmine, and the recent HBO movie Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream.
Canegreen Supplies MICA and MILO for Eddie IzzardJune 17, 2013British comedian Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure arena tour deployed a self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeaker system supplied by London-based rental company Canegreen, a member of the SSE Audio Group. The system design was based around Meyer Sound MICA and MILO line array loudspeakers.
Eastside Christian Church with ConstellationJune 17, 2013Constructed inside the shell of a vacated Boeing Defense Systems plant, Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, Calif. is centered on a 1,765-seat worship auditorium. A Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system and a MICA line array loudspeaker system were installed here to provide flexible sonic enhancement for Eastside's contemporary worship band and musical events.
Meyer Sound and Solotech Sound Providers for Montréal International Jazz FestivalJune 17, 2013Berkeley, Calif.-based Meyer Sound has been named the Official Sound Reinforcement Sponsor of the Montréal International Jazz Festival 2013 in cooperation with Montréal-based Solotech. Solotech will provide festival-wide audio support using a variety of Meyer Sound systems, including a LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for the festival's largest stage, Scène TD.
Summer Festivals Rely on ConstellationJune 17, 2013This summer festival season, Meyer Sound's Constellation acoustic system is used for three concert series in Colorado, California and South Korea. Constellation allows these venues to optimize their room acoustics for orchestral, chamber, or choral performances with the press of a button.
INK Selects Meyer for Dolby Atmos in FranceJune 17, 2013Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers have been selected for use in France's first Dolby Atmos mixing room, which opened at INK Production's newly remodeled post-production facility in central Paris. INK Production is the eighth film/video post-production facility in France to install Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers.
CAL to Moscow CathedralJune 17, 2013Completed in 2000 to replace the original cathedral destroyed by Stalin in 1931, Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior is the world's tallest Orthodox cathedral. It features a vaulted ceiling and hard walls that create reverberation times of over 10 seconds. To improve clarity for its speech and music programming, the cathedral recently upgraded to the new steerable CAL column array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound.
1100-LFC with New Install and Rental SystemsMay 18, 2013Since it began shipping in June 2012, the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element has been used in numerous applications and demonstrated its ability to reproduce low-frequency transients at high continuous levels with very low distortion. The 1100-LFC has supported massive live concerts as part of the much-praised LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, and was used to test the human response to extreme low frequencies in a Mythbusters experiment. In December 2012, the 1100-LFC won a Pro Audio Review PAR Excellence Award.
Constellation Maximizes at Sohyang Arts CenterMay 18, 2013Dongseo University's Sohyang Arts Center is the newest and most technically advanced performing arts venue in Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea. Outfitted with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system and sound reinforcement system, the theatre is sonically suited to host a spectrum of events ranging from musical theatre to orchestral and rock concerts.
With Constellation, Mansfield Performing Arts CenterMay 18, 2013When planning its new performing arts centre, the Mansfield, Tex., Independent School District faced a dilemma. Though it was determined that both a large auditorium and a smaller performance hall would be ideal for its range of events, their budget could not justify building and maintaining multiple spaces. A solution was soon found in the multi-use Cunningham Performance Hall of the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, which utilizes a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system to provide the ideal acoustics for its varying room configurations and programs.
DPS Debuts LEO at Long Beach Pride FestivalMay 18, 2013DigitalSound Production Services (DPS) supplied its brand-new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale reinforcement system for the 30th anniversary of the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride festival on May 18 and 19. The new system powered the festival's main stage performances, headlined on Saturday by R&B singer Fantasia and on Sunday by finalists from the television shows American Idol and The Voice.
Big Thrill Productions Supports Francesca Battistelli with M'elodie and 1100-LFCMay 18, 2013On her recent North American Hundred More Years tour, Christian singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli and supporting act The Afters played venues of all shapes and sizes. Big Thrill Productions of Weatherford, Tex. and Athens, Ga. provided a Meyer Sound system based on M'elodie line array loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements that were successfully adapted for varying room configurations.
At Shanghai Auto Show, Meyer Drives AudioMay 18, 2013Throughout the week-long 15th annual Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, more than 200 Meyer Sound loudspeakers provided quality, visually unobtrusive reinforcement for such leading automobile manufacturers as Ferrari and Maserati, among others.
Apex Acoustics Invests in JM-1PMay 17, 2013Based in Dundee, Scotland, Apex Acoustics has recently expanded its Meyer Sound rental inventory with six self-powered Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers and four 700-HP subwoofers.
Celebration Church with Surround SystemMay 17, 2013In its new 3,000-seat, arena-style sanctuary in Jacksonville, Fla., Celebration Church has installed a surround sound system using 90 Meyer Sound loudspeakers. The multi-site church's new system was created in partnership with WAVE, a design and systems integration firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
54 Below Club Chooses MeyerMay 1, 2013With a vision to create an intimate lounge for Broadway professionals and audiences, owners of New York's 54 Below supper club recruited an impeccable cast of Broadway veterans to oversee its design, hospitality, and programming. Among them is Tony-nominated sound designer, Peter Hylenski, who specified a Meyer Sound reinforcement system to showcase the venue's top-flight musical talent.
MICA at Danish Charity ConcertApril 18, 2013Meyer Sound's MICA line array loudspeakers provided a commanding performance at the Denmark Collection (Danish: Danmarks Indsamling), an annual charity show for African causes produced by Danish public broadcaster DR. The show took place at Stadium Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark, and featured a system designed by Jesper Findshøj, concert producer for rental house AV-Center.
MINA at SFJAZZ CenterApril 18, 2013Opened early in 2013, San Francisco's SFJAZZ Center is the first performance and education complex in America that was built from the ground up exclusively for jazz. At the heart of the centre is the world-class Robert N. Miner Auditorium, which strikes a meticulous balance between the hall's controlled natural acoustics and the transparent audio reproduction by Meyer Sound's MINA line array loudspeakers.
Broadcast Studio with JM-1PApril 18, 2013To accommodate a wide variety of musical and spoken word programming, South Korean broadcasting and multimedia company SBS has equipped its newest studio complex with a powerful and flexible sound reinforcement system built around Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers.
2013 Winter Jam Tour with MILOMarch 18, 2013This year's Winter Jam Tour has had upwards of 300,000 attendees and sold out 23 arena shows to date. Headlined by TobyMac, the 10-artist, 44-city concert tour is powered by a potent system built around the Meyer Sound MILO line array supplied by Blackhawk Audio of Whitehouse, Tenn.
Wiz Khalifa's Tour with MILOMarch 18, 2013Following his chart-topping album Rolling Papers, Wiz Khalifa recently completed an arena tour visiting 40 North American cities. One noteworthy ingredient in Khalifa's recipe for success is the potent Meyer Sound MILO-based reinforcement system powering his five recent tours. Rainbow Production Services of Atkinson, NH provided touring audio support.
City Casino Basel with MINAMarch 18, 2013A new permanent audio system structured around the Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker is destined to bring even greater versatility to City Casino Basel [German: Stadt-Casino Basel].
Michel Sardou Takes LEO on TourMarch 18, 2013With 320 million records sold since launching his career almost 50 years ago, French singer Michel Sardou shows no signs of slowing down. Frequently filling concert halls and arenas, Sardou is the latest artist to tour with the new Meyer Sound LEO large-scale sound reinforcement system as he brings his spectacle to France and Belgium.
KiAN's LEO System Debuts at ConcertJanuary 18, 2013Pulling more than 12,000 fervent fans into Vancouver's cavernous BC Place, the Contact Winter Music Festival—headlined by Deadmau5—notched a new record as the region's largest-ever electronic dance music concert. The event also marked the introduction of KiAN Concert Sound Services' new LEO large-scale sound reinforcement system from Meyer Sound.
ArcLight La Jolla Installs Meyer in AuditoriumJanuary 18, 2013Opened in late 2012, ArcLight Cinemas' newest location in La Jolla, Calif., offers discerning patrons the ultimate movie-going experience with ArcLight Wide Screen, a state-of-the-art auditorium concept. The premium theatre features a 50-foot curved screen, 3D-capable 4K projection, and immersive Dolby Atmos audio reproduced through a Meyer Sound system based on the Acheron screen channel loudspeakers.
UPQ-1P for Rhythmic Music ConservatoryJanuary 18, 2013Once confined to concert venues and festival stages, popular music is increasingly found in the halls of academia. Newly equipped with a variety of Meyer Sound wide-coverage loudspeakers, the Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium or RMC) in Copenhagen has been at the forefront of contemporary music education since it was established in 1986. Today RMC offers coursework in music performance, music education, music and movement education, sound technology, music management, and songwriting.
CAL at Hamer HallJanuary 18, 2013Following a two-year, $136-million inside-out redevelopment, Australia's Arts Centre Melbourne reopened its Hamer Hall with one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most sophisticated Meyer Sound systems. Featuring the advanced precision beam steering technology in the CAL column array loudspeaker—which began shipping this year—Hamer Hall is now outfitted with 147 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers operating in three modes tailored to different acoustic and amplified events.
Ohio State University with World's First Installation of Meyer Sound LEO December 5, 2012The Ohio State Buckeyes football team finished an incredible undefeated regular season with a boost from its new Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. In this first permanent LEO installation in the world, the sound system filled the vast 105,000-seat Ohio Stadium with crisp voice announcements and fan-pumping music over the loud, energetic crowd for all eight home games.
Meyer Sound M1D at Iceland's Hof MenningarhúsDecember 5, 2012Made from rough-hewn basalt, the split-circle exterior of the new Hof Menningarhús cultural and conference centre in Akureyri, Iceland, is reminiscent of an ancient druid temple. The technology inside is anything but ancient: both the main auditorium and a smaller multi-use venue are equipped with highly adaptable Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems.
Meyer Sound UltraSeries at Drexel UniversityDecember 5, 2012Flux is Drexel University's multipurpose venue built to enrich the campus music scene and to provide a well-equipped facility for students learning to run a music venue. To ensure these future industry professionals would have hands-on experience with the most advanced equipment, Coatesville, Pa.-based DBS Audio Systems, Inc. installed a Meyer Sound UltraSeries system.
Meyer Sound CAL at Berkeley's Memorial StadiumNovember 5, 2012With the installation of 40 CAL column array loudspeakers, Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley has become the world's first sports facility to use Meyer Sound's advanced beam steering technology. The slender 10-foot-high columns, discreetly mounted around the stadium's outer rim, provide an elegant solution that preserves the architectural integrity of the historic structure—inspired by Rome's Coliseum—while also providing extraordinarily high speech intelligibility despite the crowd noise in the 63,000-capacity seating bowl.
MINA Stays Consistent in All Venues on Kutless's TourNovember 5, 2012Portland, Ore.-based Christian rock band Kutless is playing a variety of venues on its latest tour, from churches and civic auditoriums to an outdoor field and even a Minnesota casino. Regardless of the venue type or size, the band relies on a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system supplied by Blackhawk Audio to deliver a consistent-sounding show.
Meyer Sound at Walker Art CenterNovember 5, 2012Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn. is considered one of the nation's leading contemporary art museums. Following a wall-to-wall renovation, the building's 332-seat cinema re-opened this past summer, and its new Meyer Sound system was introduced to Twin Cities filmgoers during a showing of independent feature "Beasts of the Southern Wild" with critical acclaim.
Prasco Auditorium with Meyer Sound MINANovember 5, 2012Clarity of communication is of utmost importance at Prasco Laboratories, a fast-growing pharmaceutical company based in Mason, Ohio. To ensure that every word is heard in the 365-seat auditorium at the corporate campus, Prasco engaged ICON Live Technologies of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to design and install a new audio reinforcement system anchored by Meyer Sound's compact MINA line array loudspeakers.
New Meyer Sound LEO at DeLuna FestivalOctober 5, 2012At the ultimate beach party in Florida, DeLuna Fest, Blackhawk Audio demonstrated how its brand new Meyer Sound LEO system delivered what it was built for: to carry a whole new level of musical fidelity and impact for long distances.
Meyer Sound Systems at Atlantic City's Lavish Revel Resort October 5, 2012The $2.4 billion Revel casino resort in Atlantic City is an impressive sight, with its gleaming 47-story tower—the tallest in town—and over 1,000 rooms and 130,000 square feet of gaming floor. It's also an ear-opener at every turn, with Meyer Sound systems installed in Revel's vast and morphing Ovation Hall, the lively Social theatre and nightclub, and exclusive lounge and gaming areas.
Korea's Largest Multiplex Installs Meyer Sound Cinema SystemOctober 5, 2012South Korea's Megabox chain of movie theatres has selected Meyer Sound's cinema loudspeaker system for its newly enhanced "M 2" premium screen concept. At the Megabox COEX, the largest multiplex in Korea with 16 screens, powerful, low-distortion sound now accompanies upgrades to projection and patron amenities.
Meyer Sound Constellation at Berkeley's Crowden Music CenterSeptember 5, 2012By installing a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in its principal performance and rehearsal space, the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, Calif. has greatly extended outreach opportunities to music ensembles throughout the Bay Area, while enhancing performance acoustics for its students.
Meyer Sound System at 2012 Telluride Film FestivalSeptember 5, 2012At the 2012 Telluride Film Festival in the scenic Colorado ski town, a school gymnasium was once again skillfully transformed into a world-class screening room named the Galaxy. Here, a Meyer Sound system based on Acheron screen channel loudspeakers played an instrumental part in creating an environment that left a favorable impression on festival guest director and English writer Geoff Dyer, who selected several film revivals for this year's event.
Meyer Sound Low-Voltage Systems at The Owner's Box Sports BarSeptember 5, 2012The Owner's Box Sports Bar and Grill at the new Omni Dallas Hotel has become the hot-spot for both intense game-watching and socializing in this sports-centric city. As the name implies, the concept here is to give fans a privileged seat and then pull them into the game—a technological feat accomplished by a total of 72 HDTV screens and powerful surround sound systems incorporating 40 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.
Tokyu Theatre Orb with Meyer Sound M'elodieSeptember 5, 2012Dubbed "a musical theatre floating on air," Tokyu Theatre Orb is nestled inside a stunning glass atrium that sits wedged between the 11th and 16th floors of a new multi-use tower in Tokyo. It is the largest venue of its type in Japan, with a maximum seating capacity of 1,972, and it also boasts a reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound MILO at Lollapalooza Main StageAugust 5, 2012For three evenings in July, 45,000-plus fervent fans gathered at the Lollapalooza festival's Bud Light Stage to hear some of the world's top musical acts, including Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne, Avicii, Justice, and Franz Ferdinand. To deliver their music with full impact across the 7.5-acre grassy quadrangle, Thunder Audio of Livonia, Mich. assembled a massive sound reinforcement system built around 76 Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound Low-Voltage Systems at Five-Star Qatar HotelAugust 4, 2012Soaring 300 meters over Qatar's capital of Doha, The Torch Doha—one of the Middle East's newest five-star hotels—captivates guests with luxury and a flair for aesthetic refinement. Throughout the hotel's public spaces, the elegant décor is complemented by music that flows through an extensive (yet discreet) installation of 195 Meyer Sound low-voltage self-powered loudspeakers and 55 miniature subwoofers.
George Relles Sound at Britt Festivals with Meyer Sound 1100-LFCJuly 4, 2012The crowds got up and danced when George Relles Sound fired up six Meyer Sound 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements—among the first to be shipped—at Britt Festivals in Jacksonville, Ore. The formidable linear bass reinforcement systems, working underneath MICA line arrays, made their debut in early July concerts by Ben Harper and the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue (Donald Fagan, Michael McDonald, and Boz Scaggs).
44.1 French Film Facilities with Meyer Sound EXP MonitoringJuly 4, 2012Two of the most in-demand film post-production companies in Paris, Digimage Cinema and Piste Rouge, have recently equipped their key mixing and screening rooms with powerful and low-distortion EXP cinema audio systems from Meyer Sound. The systems were specified and installed by Paris-based 44.1, the leading French systems provider of high-end post-production facilities for film, video, and broadcast.
UT Arlington Chooses Meyer Sound for College Park Center ArenaJuly 4, 2012College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington has installed a spectacular distributed audio system featuring more than 30 Meyer Sound loudspeakers. The 218,000-square-foot venue, which hosts university sports, concerts, speakers, commencement ceremonies, and more, anchors the emerging 20-acre College Park District and is stimulating a revitalization of downtown Arlington.
Meyer Sound JM-1P at Hillvue Heights ChurchJuly 4, 2012When Hillvue Heights Church of Bowling Green, Ky. installed a new Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on JM-1P arrayble loudspeakers, the sermon and music no longer sounded the same.
Extron Electronics Taps Meyer Sound MICA for The Ranch July 4, 2012Extron Electronics—a professional AV system integration products manufacturer—sought out superior sound for The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon, located on the ground floor of its new corporate headquarters in Anaheim, Calif. Andrew Edwards, Extron's president and owner, chose a Meyer Sound system centered around MICA line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound EXP Powers Cinetopia Vancouver MallJuly 4, 2012One of the 14 theatres nationwide screening Pixar's "Brave" with Dolby's new Atmos immersive multi-channel surround format, Cinetopia's latest Vancouver Mall 23 in Washington state has chosen Meyer Sound EXP cinema loudspeaker systems to provide the linearity and headroom to intensify the audience experience. This new screening room is amongst the four GXL theatres that owner Rudyard Coltman has equipped with EXP in this brand new Cinetopia location.
Meyer Sound Upgrade at Flagship Buddha-Bar ParisJuly 4, 2012When Parisian entrepreneur Raymond Visan opened the original Buddha-Bar in 1996, he launched a fusion of dining and entertainment that awakened and satisfied the senses—an experience that blossomed into a global hospitality phenomenon. To underscore its status as the premiere location, Buddha-Bar Paris recently installed new Meyer Sound systems to present its wide-ranging musical atmosphere with consistent, crystal-clear quality.
Meyer Sound Libra and Constellation at Berkeley's Comal RestaurantJune 4, 2012Comal, a new restaurant located in Berkeley's lively downtown Arts District, is the first establishment of its kind to create an optimized aural environment using the new Libra acoustic image system and complementary Constellation active acoustic system from Meyer Sound. This unprecedented ability to dynamically control the sonic ambience of the space has garnered the attention of publications like San Francisco Chronicle and Fast Company. With a touch on an iPad screen, Comal's management can maintain the desired level of energized "buzz" throughout the space while still allowing intimate conversations, all regardless of occupancy levels.
Dual Meyer Sound Systems at Casino du LibanJune 4, 2012When Lebanon's Casino du Liban celebrated its grand re-reopening back in 1996, the opulent gaming resort entertained visiting jet-setters in two completely remodeled venues—both featuring Meyer Sound technology. Between 2009 and earlier this year, another technical upgrade project equipped the 1,200-capacity Théâtre du Liban with Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeakers and furnished the cabaret-style 600-seat Salle des Ambassadeurs with new M'elodie line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound MILO for Movement Electronic Music FestivalMay 4, 2012The Movement Electronic Music Festival, taking place May 26-28, 2012 at Detroit's Hart Plaza, will feature a huge array of Meyer Sound equipment provided by Livonia, Mich.-based Thunder Audio.
PRG Selects Meyer Sound for Dalai Lama's AddressMay 4, 2012On the last day of his April visit to California, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke about "Peace of Mind in Troubled Times" to an audience of more than 10,000 at the Long Beach Arena. To maintain precise intelligibility in the challenging arena acoustics, PRG Audio of Sun Valley, Calif. deployed a Meyer Sound system comprised largely of MICA and M2D line array loudspeakers.
MINA Clears Path for TONY-Nominated Bonnie & ClydeMay 4, 2012A recipient of two 2012 TONY nominations for best original score and best performance by an actress, Bonnie & Clyde was a musical based on the infamous Depression-era folk heroes. The show ran at New York's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and featured a large complement of Meyer Sound equipment, including the new MINA line array loudspeaker.
Meyer Sound Favored For Events at Lied Center of KansasMay 4, 2012Consistent audio quality is the rule at the Lied Center of Kansas, the principal performing arts venue for the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Whether attending a headliner concert in the 2,000-seat theatre, an evening of acoustic folk music in the new pavilion, or an outdoor social event on the adjoining terrace, patrons appreciate the superlative music and voice reproduction provided by Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.
TPAC Looks Ahead with Meyer Sound M'elodieMay 4, 2012When it was ready to upgrade its venerable Meyer Sound MSL-3 loudspeakers of more than two decades at its 2,472-seat Andrew Jackson Hall, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville chose Meyer Sound again, this time a system based on the M'elodie line array loudspeaker.
Lyric Opera Chooses Meyer Sound for its Tribute to American TheatreMay 4, 2012Named "one of the best opera companies in the world" by Esquire magazine, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an American contribution to the operatic stage at the close of its season—Show Boat. To properly present Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's seminal masterpiece that was first performed in 1927, Lyric Opera chose a large complement of sound reinforcement equipment from Meyer Sound.
Club 35 Wows Egypt with Meyer Sound UltraSeriesApril 4, 2012At its grand opening in February, Club 35 Alexandria wowed its clientele with the sonic clarity and power provided by a Meyer Sound UltraSeries loudspeaker system. The night was a packed, memorable experience featuring a set from DJ Jean, who was flown in from Beirut for the occasion.
Million Dollar Quartet Powers up with MICA and M'elodieApril 4, 2012Having continued successful permanent productions in Chicago and New York, the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet (MDQ) has hit the road with a North American tour. To accommodate venues seating from 1,400 to over 3,000, sound designer Kai Harada specified a Meyer Sound system based around MICA and M'elodie line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound MINA at Yuong-Sang Presbyterian ChurchApril 4, 2012The sermons and songs may be in Korean, but the level of passion expressed in worship at Yuong-Sang Presbyterian Church easily matches that of any other dedicated church service in America. The excitement level recently kicked up a notch when Yuong-Sang, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Horsham, invested in a new sound system anchored by Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound at Jay-Z's 40/40 ClubApril 4, 2012The accolades are nonstop at New York's recently renovated 40/40 Club, owned by hip-hop superstar Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez. As part of the multimillion-dollar renovation, a huge complement of Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems is installed throughout the 12,000-square-foot nightclub from the main floor and the VIP lounges to the bathrooms and hallway.
MINA Injects New Energy into Denmark's Odense TheaterApril 3, 2012With roots that date back to 1796, the historic Odense Teater in Denmark has recently upgraded to a Meyer Sound surround system based on the MINA line array and miniature MM-4XP loudspeakers. With its new sonic capabilities, Odense looks forward to broadening its programming and clientele.
Buddha-Bar in Manila is a Delight for the SensesApril 3, 2012Customers at the new Buddha-Bar in Manila, Philippines, are enchanted by the stimulation of all their senses. Surrounded by sumptuous Oriental décor, they savor succulent Asian fusion cuisine while enjoying an eclectic music mix that permeates the space through a Meyer Sound system comprising the largest count of self-powered low-voltage loudspeakers—132 total—installed anywhere in a hospitality application.
MILO Loudspeakers Support Papal Mass in MexicoApril 3, 2012At Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, a sun-drenched, open-air Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict the XVI gathered a sizable crowd that BBC News estimated to surpass 500,000 people. To ensure everybody could hear words and music clearly and to full effect, more than 375 Meyer Sound loudspeakers converged at the site—including 268 MILO line array loudspeakers, likely the most ever deployed for any single event.
Lake Pointe Church Finds Sonic Detail in MICAApril 3, 2012A new audio reinforcement system based around 56 Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeakers has made a clear difference at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Tex., according to media pastor Wes Hartley.
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre Complete with Meyer SoundMarch 7, 2012Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik is a keystone element in Iceland's bid to become a first-tier destination for both business meetings and arts events. Harpa expects to attract increased bookings with its striking architecture and cutting-edge A/V systems—notably incorporating more than 160 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound M'elodie Wins Race for "The Voice of Germany"March 7, 2012Part of the multinational singing competition franchise "The Voice," "The Voice of Germany" features a comprehensive Meyer Sound system designed to adapt to the changing needs of the show. The German program is broadcast nationwide from Studio Berlin Adlershof and takes contestants through three phases of challenges to a finale, in which the winner is chosen by public vote. Stefan Gödde hosts the show, and popular recording artists serve as coaches.
Temple PAC Ascends as a Key Philadelphia Concert Venue with M'elodieMarch 7, 2012Built in 1891, Baptist Temple in Philadelphia has been transformed into the Temple Performing Arts Center to serve as a principal performance venue for Temple University. The $30 million theatre overhaul included an installation of a Meyer Sound M'elodie line array loudspeaker system to support a busy calendar of university-sponsored events and bookings by area concert promoters.
Meyer Sound MILO Elevates Dubai Jazz FestivalMarch 7, 2012The 10th Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival moved to a spacious new site this year. From February 16–24, 2012 at Dubai Festival City, a robust Meyer Sound MILO-based line array loudspeaker system covered the site with exemplary sound—even after being pummeled by a ferocious sandstorm. Total attendance topped 46,000 for the nine evenings of performances.
Meyer Sound Stadium System in RennesMarch 7, 2012Approaching 100 years of hosting football matches, Le Stade de la Route de Lorient in Rennes made the decision to install a robust complement of 64 Meyer Sound loudspeakers—making it the first major stadium in France to boast a completely self-powered audio reinforcement system.
Meyer Sound Constellation at Finland's Logomo HallMarch 7, 2012In Turku, Finland, the flexible Logomo Hall assumes whatever size or shape is suited for the event of the evening. On one night it can provide a compact 1,100-seat space with a nearly square audience area, ideal for a chamber orchestra or jazz ensemble. Within a few hours, it can be transformed into an elongated rectangle accommodating 3,500 for a rock concert. And with the push of a button, its permanently installed Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system instantly optimizes acoustical response for both the current room configuration and the event at hand, whether a concert, conference, play, or opera.
Meyer Sound M'elodie at Utah Abravanel HallMarch 7, 2012Abravanel Hall is the 2,800-seat home of the Utah Symphony and the principal concert venue of Salt Lake County Center for the Arts (CFA), with acoustics designed primarily for classical music presentations by renowned acoustician Dr. Cyril M. Harris. To deliver an equally exceptional live experience for the amplified programming as the unamplified classical events, a Meyer Sound system based on 26 M'elodie line array loudspeakers has been installed.
Meyer Sound SB-3F at University of Michigan StadiumMarch 7, 2012"The Big House," aka Michigan Stadium, got even bigger in 2011 when the University of Michigan completed an expansion and upgrade that included a large complement of equipment from Meyer Sound.
Meyer Sound Constellation at Valley Christian Schools February 7, 2012Students at Valley Christian Schools' Conservatory of the Arts in San Jose, Calif. are honing their musical skills in a high-tech rehearsal and performance facility unlike any other in the country. Completed in late 2011, the new Conservatory building incorporates a multipurpose rehearsal hall that can be used as one large room or divided into two smaller spaces. In any of the three space configurations, the acoustical characteristics can be instantly optimized for music style and ensemble size using the permanently installed Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Dancers Rely on Meyer Sound at Houston Ballet CenterFebruary 7, 2012Houston Ballet Center for Dance, a striking steel-and-glass architectural edifice designed by the world-renowned Gensler architectural firm opened in 2011 as the largest dance arts facility of its kind in the United States. It is also one of the most technologically advanced, with the entire six-story structure wired into a dedicated digital AV network that connects to more than 20 video screens and 68 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers spread throughout the building's nine rehearsal studios, 175-seat performance space, lobby areas, and conference rooms.
Moody Church Appreciates Meyer Sound MINAFebruary 7, 2012Built in the mid-1920s, The Moody Church in downtown Chicago accommodates more than 3,700 worshippers, making it the largest non-pillared auditorium in the metro area. Amplification inside the vast oval sanctuary was once fraught with challenges until the recent replacement of a 20-year-old main cluster with a new Meyer Sound MINA line array system.
Meyer Sound D-Mitri and Loudspeakers at 2011 Frankfurt Car ShowFebruary 7, 2012More than 928,000 European car enthusiasts flocked to the 2011 IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany to experience first-hand the automotive technology of the future. At the vast exhibit stand for Audi, dazzling multimedia presentations were supported by Meyer Sound's D-Mitri digital audio platform and loudspeakers.
ACL Thrives with Meyer Sound MICAFebruary 7, 2012After 35 years on PBS—making it the longest-running music program on American television—"Austin City Limits" (ACL) has moved to a new home at the ACL Live, which was recently named the "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar. A state-of-the-art HD production studio married to a 2,750-seat live music hall, ACL Live is equipped with a Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeaker system.
Sedona Film Festival Installs Meyer Sound EXPFebruary 6, 2012When the movie industry gathers in Arizona for the 18th Sedona International Film Festival on Feb 18-26, 2012, a Meyer Sound EXP cinema loudspeaker system will help transform the intimate Mary D. Fisher Theatre into a stunning 120-seat, DCI-compliant cinema. Converted from a former bank building, this new screening venue will present Sedona International Film Festival films throughout the year with the dynamic sonic power and accuracy that distinguish an EXP installation.
Meyer Sound at Five Condesa Nightclubs in Mexico CityFebruary 3, 2012Mexico City's Condesa neighborhood is the center of nightlife for the area's upwardly mobile residents, much like New York's East Village or London's Notting Hill Gate. Over the past six years, Condesa's music tastemakers and club-goers have flocked to a cluster of five chic nightspots where Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems have proven a key ingredient in a successful formula. Completed in 2005, the AM club was the first to install Meyer Sound products and has recently added MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers and a UMS-1P subwoofer as part of a remodeling project.
KPMG Denmark Installs Meyer SoundJanuary 3, 2012The Danish arm of KPMG, a worldwide accounting and consulting firm, makes a bold statement through its new 33,000-square-meter headquarters building in Copenhagen designed by architects 3XN. As part of the building architecture characterized by three interlocking polygons, KPMG's auditorium features a virtually invisible system of Meyer Sound MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers to ensure intelligibility for company presentations.
Meyer Sound Spreads Cheer at Houston ImprovJanuary 3, 2012Now settled into its new purpose-built theatre, the Improv Comedy Club in Houston, Tex., has cemented its reputation as one of the country's premier showcases for uproarious talent. A fan-shaped room with raked seating ensures that everyone gets a clear view of both the stage and the 16-foot-wide projection surface by Stewart Filmscreen, while a potent Meyer Sound system delivers all the punch lines with crisp intelligibility to all 510 seats.
Meyer Sound MINA for First Baptist Church DecaturJanuary 3, 2012Sometimes an unforeseen delay yields better-than-expected results. Such was the case with First Baptist Church (FBC) in Decatur, Ala., which had planned to replace its aging and inadequate sound system several years ago. Due to changing priorities and a fragile economy, the church stalled its plans. But the timing was just right: the holdup fortuitously synchronized the purchase decision with the introduction of Meyer Sound's new MINA line array loudspeaker.
Rumor Nightclub Rocks with Meyer SoundJanuary 3, 2012Rumor, a new destination for nightlife and private events, is taking Philadelphia, Pa. by storm. Featuring two large dance floors, a bar room, and a private VIP "vault," the 700-capacity nightclub is making a sonic impact thanks to an ample complement of Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
In the Media
Netflix Installs New Meyer Sound Tech Paired with Sony’s Crystal LED Display (Exclusive)The Hollywood Reporter – January 12, 2021Meyer Sound is introducing Ultra Reflex, a patent-pending system for accurate reproduction of audio on large direct-view video displays, for uses including in home-cinema, postproduction studios and commercial theaters. At launch, it's paired with Sony’s Crystal LED displays, the latest of which are being featured this week as part of the virtual CES show.
All Around With Meyer SoundResidential Systems – December 30, 2020Gaithersburg, MD's All Around Technology uses Meyer Sound's pro-level Bluehorn System loudspeakers to elevate a luxury home theater to the next level in immersive audio.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X20 Compact Wide Coverage LoudspeakerLighting & Sound America – December 23, 2020With this smaller sibling to the ULTRA-X40, Meyer Sound continues to expand its Ultra Series. Sometimes smaller is better. The ULTRA-X20 kind of looks like a big UPM (another mainstay of the Meyer Sound product line). Larger than the UPM but smaller than the UPJ-1P, it weighs in at 27 lb and is just under 7.5" wide, a bit more than 19" tall, and a little more than 8.5" deep. That’s about half the weight of the ULTRA-X40.
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Screening Rooms Are Moving off Hollywood Lots and Into HomesCEPro – December 11, 2020Transitioning over to the audio side of the home screening room equation, Miles Rogers, residential cinema lead for Meyer Sound, says that as a result of the content creation market exploding, Hollywood wants more access to the home market because the quality of content is rapidly improving.
Audience Immersion: Słowacki TheatreInAVate EMEA – December 1, 2020When it comes to thrilling audiences at one of Poland’s oldest running and most culturally important theatres, compromise was simply not an option. A comprehensive Meyer Sound system sits at the heart of the Słowacki Theatre, wowing audiences with quality in a league of its own.
Feature: Dynamics of designPro AVL Asia – November 16, 2020Meyer Sound systems provided by Chinese distributor, Shanghai Broad Future, were installed into three of the spaces: the opera house, concert hall and recital hall. System integration was handled by the Dalian Yisheng Electronic Engineering Company.
Founders KeepersAV.Technology – November 5, 2020“One of the key reasons behind the decision is the Meyer’s use of low-voltage power. Meyer pioneered the use of powered loudspeakers in live sound. A Meyer PA would use one cable to run power and audio. But rather than running 240V cabling plus audio, which can give you some segregation issues and interference, they came up with a system where they run a 48V DC power rail and balanced audio down the same cable.”
Testing Out Meyer Sound’s Revolutionary Spacemap Go Spatial Sound ToolAV Technology – November 3, 2020I dropped by the company's [Meyer Sound] demo setup in a rehearsal room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. I walked into a space decked out with speakers — 24 lining the perimeter at ear level and four hanging overhead—mounted on trusses, providing an enveloping bubble of audio. In the center of the room was an iPad on a stand, connected to a mixer controlling two GALAXY 816 processors.
Steven Tanger Center: Grand-Scale Networking EntertainsSound & Communications – September 24, 2020SE Systems installed the Meyer Sound Constellation Acoustic System. What hasn’t yet been discussed is that the Tanger Center is the largest Constellation installation in the US to date! Although the Constellation Acoustic System is fully discrete from the house sound system, its installation did require a high degree of interaction with certain vendors.
The Art of InnovationAV Technology – September 17, 2020The team eventually settled on solutions from Meyer Sound, and installed them in all of the performance spaces. "All of the venues had systems that were fantastic but just needed a different fidelity," Starmer said. "It's really about dialing in that level of precision that Meyer was able to give us."
Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forcesmondo*dr – September 15, 2020In the main church, Avilex installed two Meyer Sound CAL 96 loudspeakers, along with four CAL 32 column array loudspeakers that serve discreetly as the main system. Two Meyer Sound UP-4slim ultracompact installation loudspeakers are also used as monitors for the choir, and two MM-4XPD miniature self-powered loudspeakers are used as monitors at the altar.
Case Study: Stranger Than Kindness, DenmarkInAVate EMEA – September 7, 2020The soundscape here is designed to be powerfully immersive and linked with the projections around the tent. Two Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeakers are supported by an MM-10AC powered subwoofer and three MM-4XP for directed sound effects.
Big Bang TheoryPro AVL Asia – August 30, 2020A Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system has raised the bar high for performing arts in Indonesia. Richard Lawn visits the new Jakarta International Expo Theatre.
Jakarta International Expo TheatrePro AVL Asia – August 27, 2020The newly constructed Jakarta International Theatre at the Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) was designed to raise the bar of live performances in Indonesia. Following a demonstration of a Meyer Sound Constellation system in Singapore, owner Prajna Murdaya insisted that the 2,500 seat, three-tiered auditorium include this technology for its multi-functional uses. Both Mega Swara and Kairos Multi Jaya teamed up once again to breathe electro-acoustic energy into the capital city’s latest theatrical landmark.
Keeping Communities ConnectedSound & Communications – August 19, 2020The bulk of the sound reinforcement for the auditorium is handled by a pair of Meyer Sound Leopard line arrays comprised of eight units apiece. “[They’re flown] 12 degrees on the bar, and they taper down from there and hook down to cover the front seats,” Compton said.
Innovations: Meyer Sound Spacemap GoPro Sound News – July 29, 2020Steve Ellison, Meyer Sound director, Spatial Sound, pulls back the curtain on the development of Meyer Sound's Spacemap Go iPad-based interface. Allowing multichannel panning using multiple GALAXY processors, it becomes a spatial audio performance instrument by turning the company’s theatrical sound design tool upside down.
Two Doors Down: VERSE LA Reinvents the Musical Space, AgainSound & Video Contractor – July 19, 2020[Manny] Marroquin also made the bold investment to install the first Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system in a restaurant in Southern California, allowing him to balance and refine the acoustics of the music-forward venue to his keen ears.
Meyer Sound Appoints Sales Manager for IndiaInAVate APAC – July 14, 2020Expanding his role as sales manager, Oceania and Southeast Asia, Chris D’bais has been appointed as Meyer Sound’s sales manager for India and the Indian subcontinent.
Bassins de Lumieresmondo*dr – July 6, 2020To offer a quality listening experience free from reverberation, 80 Meyer Sound CAL 32 loudspeakers were installed to provide a 5° vertical beam focused on the areas where the public is walking.
A Look Back at The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well Tour,” After Five YearsFront of House – June 27, 2020Five years have passed since the Grateful Dead staged their five-show, two-city “Fare Thee Well” tour. Performing June 27-28, 2015 (in San Francisco) and July 3-5, 2015 (in Chicago), the shows celebrated 50 years of the Grateful Dead and were the final concerts where the “core four” original band members performing together. Meyer Sound caught up with Derek Featherstone, CEO of UltraSound, LLC, who led the sound system design and production and mixed these epic shows.
IBM Research HQ Selects 1.2mm Radiance LEDAV Magazine – June 25, 2020“We included an Analog Way multi-layer premium seamless switcher, Ross SDI routing system, Crestron NVX network AV encoding/decoding system, Shure MXA910 Beamforming Ceiling Microphones, Meyer Sound surround sound speaker system, and Panasonic HD PTZ camera systems, just to name a few,” Tim Hutton, senior account executive at HB Communications, said.
InfoComm 2020 Connected Show ReviewPro AVL Asia – June 24, 2020Meyer Sound participated in InfoComm Connected in a bid to support one of the first virtual tradeshows in the industry. “It is important to us to support and connect with the InfoComm and AVIXA community and we appreciated their efforts to explore this virtual frontier,” said director of global marketing, Tim Boot.
Spotlight on Oceania and Southeast Asia with Meyer Sound’s Chris D’baisPro AVL Asia – June 17, 2020Meyer Sound has had to be agile and we’ve been working with a shifting landscape. Meyer Sound has been very supportive and honest with our global network about where we are in terms of manufacturing and expectations, so I think that has ensured that we are in the forefront of our customers’ minds. Also, the education webinar programme we have been running has kept us connected to our customers, which has been a key part of this lockdown. We want to make sure we are supporting people and educating them, so when we do come out of the lockdown everyone is ready to go.
Projection at the World’s Largest Digital Art CentreAV Magazine – June 16, 2020With a 14,000 sqm projection surface including four ponds, the Bassins des Lumieres utilises 30 Modulo Pi media servers alongside 95 Barco video projectors and 80 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Critical Elements of Immersive AudioSystems Contractor News – May 27, 2020The folks at Meyer Sound have been thinking a great deal about immersive audio and the tools that integrate into existing workflows. “The result of this effort is a new spatial sound design and mixing tool, Spacemap Go, that leverages Meyer’s experience with spatial audio software and scalable digital processing with advances in multitouch control interfaces,” said Steve Ellison, director of spatial sound at Meyer Sound.
It’s not just facing the speakerAV Magazine – May 20, 2020Meyer Sound produces the Constellation system, which has been deployed in approximately 130 installations. Senior acoustic engineer Pierre Germain says Constellation is used in a variety of scenarios, from orchestral music spaces to acoustically converting a library into a classroom and a restaurant into a cathedral. “It allows you to create a series of pre-sets that change the baseline acoustic into what is needed, for example a chamber orchestra or jazz club,” he explains.
National Gallery of Denmark creates auditorium to show digital artworksInAVate – May 20, 2020Good quality audio was also important for showing artworks and a Meyer Sound system was installed. Two CAL column array loudspeakers are supported by six MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers, a UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeaker and two 750-LFC subwoofers. A Meyer Sound MPS-488HP intelligent DC power supply delivers clean power to the units.
Meyer Sound and Solid State Logic Supply Sublime Audio to Verse, LA.mondo*dr – May 6, 2020"Meyer Sound is one of the most amazing companies in the industry, too, from John and Helen on down," continued Manny. "Their team came up with the complete plan, first controlling the room's physical acoustics with 28 custom Libra panels on the walls and bass traps overhead. From that baseline we introduced Constellation, which gave us the ability to dial in just the right amount of liveliness by creating a controlled, immersive environment. That is obviously music to my ears!"
CHI Health CenterMONDO | STADIA – April 7, 2020A new Meyer Sound system based on LEOPARD line array loudspeakers is the keystone component of a complete audio upgrade for Omaha’s up to 18,300-seat CHI Health Center arena. Now equipped with the latest in audio reinforcement technology, the venue offers an enhanced audience listening experience for a wide range of large-scale athletic, community and corporate events.
Behind The Scene: John and Helen Meyer on Providing Sound for Grateful Dead, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ Global EventsRelix – April 2, 2020“When I look back, it’s hard to imagine that we’ve really done this for over 40 years because, in a way, it feels like we just started,” Helen Meyer says of the company she founded with her husband John back in 1979. The couple’s personal and professional lives are entwined in music—on their first date, John brought Helen to hear The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on a proper set of speakers at the hi-fi store where he worked.
Feeling Good: Michael Bublé LiveAudioTechnology – March 24, 2020The Solotech-sourced PA is entirely Meyer Sound and mostly [LEO Family] with some MICA. A 200+ box Meyer PA is always awesome to behold but the special sauce is in the use of a Meyer Spacemap beta that allows Craig to move Michael Bublé’s vocal image down the room when he ventures onto the catwalk to the B stage. The design introduces additional arrays that carry only the vocal and help localise Michael’s vocal when he’s on the B stage.
Solotech Acquires Miami’s Pro Sound Inc.Pro Sound News – March 4, 2020In a move expected to significantly broaden its market presence in the US, Canadian live production and systems integrator Solotech has acquired Miami, FL-based Pro Sound Inc. [longtime Meyer Sound dealer], as well as its affiliates Pro Sound CA Inc., and Show Systems Inc.
Labour of Love – Case Study: Jakarta International Expo, IndonesiaInAVate APAC – March 2, 2020With the theatre open and hosting performances, Murdaya reflects on the fruits of his labour: “When we brought Yo-Yo Ma for the opening of the theatre, his rider required two pairs of microphones and a PA to amplify his cello. But when they played the cello in the theatre before the performance to test the acoustics with just the Meyer Sound Constellation system his team made the decision to proceed with the performance completely unamplified. That is a testament to the Constellation system.”
DBS Audio Systems’ Dave Brotman: Thriving In the Regional Sound Scene for a Quarter-CenturyLive Design – February 27, 2020"By ’94, I had stood in front of Meyer Sound rigs for so many years seeing the Dead, and I thought I could never really afford them, but I wanted to see if I could. My mother loaned me $10,000. I went to approach Maryland Sound Industries, and they had a handful of Meyer products, used stuff for sale. I ended up buying four Meyer UPAs and two 650 subs. They're still going strong today."
Listening In on the Newman Scoring StageMix – February 24, 2020Rarely would one of these handful of studios revisit the live room. Maybe a couple of tiny alterations over the past 80 years, but walls, floors and ceilings remain largely as they were in 1939. The control rooms, however, have undergone significant changes, getting larger, cleaner and more accurate over the years. Still, renovations are rare, sometimes spanning decades. So when Fox Studios decided to pull out the Genelec mains system from the late 1990s and replace it with Meyer Sound’s new Bluehorn Monitoring System in July 2019, it was considered a big deal for all parties involved.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40 Wide Coverage LoudspeakerLighting & Sound America – February 20, 2020In 1980, when Meyer Sound introduced the UPA-1, I don’t think anybody involved imagined that it would become an iconic (and often copied) loudspeaker. It introduced the concept of arrayability with the now-ubiquitous trapezoidal cabinet, along with other innovations that are commonplace nowadays.
ISE 2020: Meyer Sound Shows Us ULTRA-X20 LoudspeakerrAVe [PUBS] – February 13, 2020ISE 2020: Meyer Sound Shows Us ULTRA-X20 Loudspeaker, Smaller Variation of ULTRA-X40 Speaker
ISE 2020: Meyer Sound Demonstrates Spacemap Go, Full Spatial Mixing System Deployed on iPadrAVe [PUBS] – February 13, 2020ISE 2020: Meyer Sound Demonstrates Spacemap Go, Full Spatial Mixing System Deployed on iPad
Meyer Sound at ISE 2020Pro AVL Asia – February 12, 2020Pablo Espinosa introduces us to the Ultra-X20 on the Meyer Sound booth at Integrated Systems Europe 2020.
CMG expands Meyer Sound inventoryPro AVL Asia – February 11, 2020The Corporate Media Group (CMG), a supplier of audiovisual products in Australia, has added the Meyer Sound LEO linear line array system to its portfolio. CMG has invested in Meyer Sound in the past including in its Leopard, 900-LFC, Lyon and 110-LFC loudspeakers. With this purchase, CMG now has a total of 326 Meyer Sound loudspeakers in its inventory.
City Winery New York Announces First Performances At Their New Flagship VenueBroadway World – February 3, 2020"We have worked closely with world-renowned Meyer Sound to create a main stage PA system that covers every seat in the house evenly and with unparalleled power and clarity," says Marc Colletti, City Winery's Production Director.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40Production Partner – February 2, 2020 It is extremely pleasant when a product like Meyer Sound’s UPA has been on the market for 35 years in more or less unchanged form. Then as now, the UPA enjoys a high reputation among sound engineers. The term “industry standard” is therefore quite fitting in this case: virtually everyone in the industry knows the product, they know exactly what to expect from it and that reliability is one of its key features. In addition, it is available worldwide.
It’s not just you: Restaurants have gotten too loud. But there are some fixes.Popular Science – January 28, 2020This apparent sonic miracle is crafted by computer. An algorithm embedded in a system of networked microphones and speakers carefully controls the din. Called Constellation, the setup is the brainchild of San Francisco Bay Area firm Meyer Sound. The company, run by John and Helen Meyer, has built audio systems for concert halls, sports venues, and Broadway theaters for 40 years.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40AudioTechnology – January 24, 2020Meyer Sound Laboratories’ popular UPA speakers are retiring after a long and distinguished career as leaders of the professional mid-sized point-source class. The full-range passive UPA-1 was released in 1980 and was the first live speaker to use a trapezoidal cabinet – a shape that allowed for curved arrays.
Jonathan Deans Talks Jagged Little PillLive Design – January 10, 2020We're using line arrays; I'm using Meyer Sound loudspeakers. We use LEOPARDs and LINAs for our main array systems, with three different subwoofers: 750 LFCs, 1100 LFCs and the new USW-210Ps for my surround subs.
Ferus FestivalThe New Yorker – January 10, 2020The Ferus Festival, National Sawdust’s weeklong plunge into experimental storytelling, ricochets between individual and collective experiences. Sonic, who is partially deaf, uses the venue’s new Meyer Sound system to re-create her aural experience.
An Evening with Michael BubléLight and Sound International – January 10, 2020The system for Bublé is entirely founded on elements from the Meyer Sound catalogue. Despite his French-sounding name, Craig Doubet is an American sound engineer; he hasn’t made this presentation easy for himself, but never appeared phased by anything.
Case Study: Scandic Falkoner, DenmarkInAVate EMEA – January 6, 2020A Meyer Sound LEOPARD PA system with 900-LFC subwoofer was specified and installed with AVB chosen as the backbone of the huge audio system. Jørgensen wanted to send audio over the network so you could "send sound wherever you want" throughout the complex.
Out of the Woods — Nine Trees: Constellation Comes to ChinaPro AVL Asia – December 31, 2019After extensive research and listening trips to the US, the arts centre decided to use Meyer Sound's Constellation acoustic system for the first time in China in the main theatre, which has two auditorium levels and a 30m-deep stage.
Education is KeyPro AVL Asia – December 31, 2019Meyer Sound's Merlijn van Veen and Bob McCarthy explain the importance of a good education in pro audio.
Case Study: The Calile Hotel, AustraliaInAVate APAC – December 23, 2019Seeing that quality audio was high on the priority list of The Calile Hotel, Meyer Sound MM4XP speakers and MM10XP subwoofers have been chosen to provide sound across the various spaces of the hotel. A total of 104 Meyer Sound speakers have been used across the premises. Ashby 5C in-ceiling speakers are used in places where the Meyer Sound MM4XP units could not be mounted.
Large Constellation Spotted in JakartaPro AVL Asia – December 9, 2019The new Jakarta International Theatre at the Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) is the largest venue in the Asia Pacific region to be installed with a Meyer Sound Constellation system. Carried out by Karios Multi Jaya, it is also one of the largest Constellation installations to date worldwide. The solutions were supplied by Meyer Sound distributor Mega Swara.
InAVate 40 Under 40InAVate APAC – December 5, 2019Passion can help you accomplish great feats. Perhaps it is D'bais' passion for his role of business sales manager for Oceania and Southeast Asia at Meyer Sound that allows him to travel over 200 days a year and, in his own words, love every part of his job.
Once in a Lifetime: The audio design for David Byrne’s American Utopia on BroadwayStage Directions – December 4, 2019For the line arrays, we're using the Meyer Sound LEOPARDs, which Sound Associates brought in for us...As far as the rest of the speaker systems goes, it's a little bit of a hodgepodge actually. The Meyer LEOPARDs are the main arrays...Sound Associates handled the infills which are Meyer MINAs.
Let’s hear it for the quieter restaurants of the East BayBerkeleyside – December 3, 2019Luckily, whether it’s due to thoughtful interior design (tables that are well spaced and a separated bar area, perhaps), unobtrusive service, strategic carpeting, an overall hushed atmosphere or even groundbreaking audio systems from Berkeley’s own Meyer Sound, there are still many East Bay restaurants where ambient noise does not overwhelm or eclipse the private little acoustic world of the table.
The Copper Interview: John Meyer, Part 1Copper Magazine – December 2, 2019John Meyer is a legendary pioneer in the field of sound reinforcement. Many of you have heard Meyer’s gear without knowing it – Meyer Sound equipment is the choice of professionals from arena rock artists like Metallica and Ed Sheeran, touring productions like Cirque de Soleil, concert halls, and theaters of all sizes and configurations around the globe.
Breaking the Sound Barrier in West Berkeley with Precision ManufacturingBerkeleyside – November 7, 2019Meyer Sound is celebrating 40 years in the sound business. And by sound, they mean big sound – literally, like stadium-sized sound at UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium and Stanford Stadium. And groundbreaking sound for customers like Metallica, the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller, the San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, and large venues in New York, Moscow and Vienna, among others.
Teatr Muzyczny Romamondo*dr – October 28, 2019After a number of successful shows with the Meyer Sound MINA system, the designers had a chance to compare it with a new version of the series, Meyer Sound LINA. “MINA was removed and replaced with LINA, which is the same size but more modern, better sounding, increased intelligibility, better details in sound reproduction. This was time to increase the centre channel to the correct size too, so now we have 13 boxes in every hang.”
The Fête des Vignerons — Dushow in Switzerland. Part 1: The SoundSoundlightup – October 28, 2019Meyer Sound is not an unfamiliar brand on the Riviera, since it has been a partner of the Montreux Jazz Festival since 1986. In addition to being the French importer and distributor of the Californian brand, the group (Dushow) was also able to propose itself as the technical reference for all sectors, providing a global technical solution for sound, lighting and video.
The East Bay (Still) Has SoulDiablo Magazine – October 25, 2019Holland may have a better perspective than most on the East Bay soul food scene. In February, she relocated her flagship restaurant to an elegant new setting on Broadway, where customers can enjoy barbecue shrimp with organic cheddar grits, black-eyed pea salad, and a craft cocktail while listening to soul and R&B classics on a state-of-the-art Meyer sound system.
NAMM Publishes 4,000th InterviewMusic Inc. Magazine – October 22, 2019The NAMM Oral History program celebrated a milestone with the publication of its 4,000th interview which featured Meyer Sound co-founder Helen Meyer.
Promoter 101 #196: Another Planet Entertainment’s Gregg PerloffCelebrity Access – October 21, 2019"There's a great sound company called Meyer Sound and Meyer Sound has done everyone from the Montreux Jazz Festival to Led Zeppelin to Dave Matthews to you name it. They happen to be an independent sound company that's located 10 blocks from the Fox Theatre and 2 miles from here [Another Planet Entertainment office]..." says Gregg Perloff, CEO of Another Planet Entertainment.
Compact Yet Powerful SoundAV Magazine – October 18, 2019The process of selecting the best solution began with multiple site visits by ATEC and Meyer Sound’s technical team to get a better feeling for ACV’s technical needs.Thanks to an active approach and close collaboration between ATEC Pro Audio and Meyer Sound, ATEC put forward a light, efficient design that won the tender.
New World Symphony Takes Orchestral Performance to the Cutting EdgeAV Technology – October 16, 2019The...public SoundScape park allows visitors to experience the performances within the hall on a 100-by-75-foot projection wall, with a Meyer Sound Constellation audio system enveloping listeners in more than 160 discrete channels of audio.
Soul of the RestaurantSound & Communications – October 14, 2019Sound & Communications spoke to Pierre Germain, Meyer Sound’s Constellation Design Manager, about the process of applying the company’s Constellation system in a restaurant setting. “We start out with the passive approach,” Germain began, “which is treating spaces with acoustic materials that absorb all the noise to control all those reflections of everybody talking and the sound of dishes clanging in the kitchen.”
Metallica S&M ReturnsFront of House – October 9, 2019The performances were delivered at full power and with panoramic scope through a custom-designed reinforcement system of more than 250 Meyer Sound loudspeakers anchored by a LYON system.
Meyer Sound Increases Presence in AsiaPro AVL Asia – October 9, 2019Meyer Sound has set its sights firmly on the growing Asian market with the formation of Meyer Sound Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, the new venture will provide marketing and technical support operations throughout the region, coordinating with national distributors extending from Australia and New Zealand, across Southeast Asia and beyond. The existing sales office in Mumbai will continue to operate.
The Composing Women Project with Claire ChaseLimelight Magazine – October 1, 2019National Sawdust has just celebrated the installation of the Constellation system, Meyer Sound’s revolutionary active room acoustics (the same system that Monash University uses to extend and modify the reverb in its new Alexander Theatre).
Tony-Winning Sound Designer Jessica Paz: Multitasking on and off BroadwayLive Design – October 1, 2019We used a lot of the in-house [Meyer] sound system at Berkeley Rep, and rented whatever else we needed, so my associate Beth Lake and I have been coordinating with La Jolla to find out what they have in house and fill in any gaps. La Jolla had a few of the same Meyer UPQ-1Ps that we used in Berkeley, so we were able to use those, and we brought in some similar Meyer fill and delay speakers that we rented from Masque Sound and Recording.
Scenes From La Vie BohémeLighting & Sound America – October 1, 2019Unsurprisingly, Meyer loudspeakers form the backbone of the audio rig for the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge, featuring LEOPARD line arrays with 900-LFC and 1100-LFC subs. “We also have the new Meyer UPQ-D3 [ultra-wide coverage loudspeakers] and Ultra-X 40 [point sources], which are fantastic,” Peter Hylenski says.
First Look: Directors Guild Unveils Renovated TheaterThe Hollywood Reporter – September 17, 2019A custom Dolby Atmos sound system required the installation of more than 70 Meyer speakers. On the newly installed, 50-foot screen, colors crackle while whites and blacks appear far more consistent than at your neighborhood multiplex.
Tour & Destroy: The Case For Metallica As The World’s Biggest Touring ActPollstar – September 17, 2019“The reveal for the show, the Kabuki drop if you will, is when the audience steps into the arena and looks in and wonders ‘Uhhh where’s all the stuff?” Braun says of the up-close and personal stage design, crediting Tait Towers, Meyer Sound and the rest of the creative team.
Why We Need to Rethink the Concept of Noise in RestaurantsSan Francisco Chronicle – September 13, 2019The company’s Constellation system is a collection of finely tuned microphones, speakers and processors built to adjust a room’s noise level in real time. That means it can lower specific frequencies that might make it difficult to hear your companions, while also maintaining a level of “buzz” desired by a restaurant owner to make the scene feel lively.
The Challenges of Audio for Outdoor EventsInstallation – September 5, 2019Meticulous sound design and successful co-operation between the different departments working on outdoor shows can make a crucial difference, indicates [Bob] McCarthy. “Spending the money for a sufficient number of properly placed delay towers can help to create satisfactory levels inside the listening area while keeping the leakage into the neighbourhood under control. But these steps cost money, require planning to co-ordinate with other departments, and take time and skill to implement.”
Once-in-a-Generation Swiss SpectacularAV Magazine – September 3, 2019All audio, lighting and electrical distribution equipment was supplied by French company Dushow including a loudspeaker line-up comprising 128 Meyer Sound LEO-M, 72 LYON-M, 24 LYON-W, 96 LEOPARD, 56 LINA, 16 UPQ-1P, 40 UPA-1P, 20 UPJunior-1P, 48 CAL32 column array loudspeakers, 56 1100-LFC low frequency control elements, and 20 Galileo GALAXY 816.
40 Years YoungSystems Contractor News – September 1, 2019While Meyer Sound celebrates 40 years of doing business this year, the mindset of the company is that of one 40 years young. Innovation remains a constant and we have the flexibility to be responsive—as we are sought after for sonic solutions across a wide range of end uses. I have to stay on my toes and always be ready for the next project, whatever it may be.
Stanford StadiumMONDO | STADIA – September 1, 2019Stanford University has completed the first phase of a major upgrade programme of sound reinforcement systems across its campus athletic venues. By early summer of this year, all-new Meyer Sound systems based on column array loudspeakers (CAL) with advanced beam-shaping technology were in place at the 50,000-capacity Stanford Stadium, the Avery Aquatic Centre, and the Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium, home field for the school's softball team.
Green AV: Proactive Product DevelopmentInstallation – August 21, 2019Increasingly, though, we can expect to see individual companies implement large-scale environmental strategies that cover multiple aspects of production. The efforts announced in April 2019 by Meyer Sound are a case in point. With director of facilities and campus expansion Gary Robinson spearheading the initiative, the company revealed details of a renewed commitment to further reduce energy consumption, cut manufacturing waste to zero, and provide more incentives for employees to reduce their personal carbon footprints.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40 Powered LoudspeakerFront of House – August 19, 2019These days, when a new speaker design coming to market grabs a lot of attention, it’s most likely a large-format line array, but when that product is a dual-8” point-source box, then there’s something special going on. And as it turns out, that seems to be the case with Meyer Sound’s new ULTRA-X40, which was unveiled earlier this year at ISE in Amsterdam and is now shipping at a list price of $5,600. Drawing on the lineage of the popular UPA-1P point-source enclosures and the LEO family of line arrays, the ULTRA-X40 shares some of the technologies of both, yet adds a few tricks of its own along the way.
Apocalypse Now Final Cut: With Sensual Sound, Coppola’s Wartime Vision is Fully RealizedBox Office Pro – August 15, 2019This latest edition may well stand as the ultimate version of the film, at least in terms of sound and visuals. In addition to being remastered in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision from the original negatives and remixed and remastered in Dolby Atmos, Final Cut has also been enhanced with American Zoetrope and Meyer Sound Laboratories’ Sensual Sound, a new technology engineered to emit very low frequency sounds—i.e., those that fall below the normal limit of human hearing—to enhance Apocalypse Now‘s visceral qualities.
Karen O and Danger Mouse Explore the Immersive in ‘An Encounter With Lux Prima’Live Design – August 14, 2019Skywalker engineer Brian Long designed the onsite system, working in collaboration with Meyer Sound’s Michael Maxson and Bob McCarthy. Twelve UPQ-1P loudspeakers supplied the full-range LCR program, with an additional UPQ-1P overhead; four surround channels each employed two UPQ-2P loudspeakers, and 900-LFCs and three VLFCs rounded out the low end.
Meyer Sound Slim System PackageLighting & Sound America – August 1, 2019Meyer Sound has always made a priority of research and development, starting with patents on a method for reducing horn distortion and the now ubiquitous trapezoidal loudspeaker cabinet in 1979 and 1980, respectively, and progressing through an impressive array of patents and awards in the subsequent years. In addition, Meyer has always been a strong proponent of test and measurement to align and verify loudspeaker system performance.
Homecoming: MCC TheatreLighting & Sound America – August 1, 2019Daniel Mei, who headed up the AV design for Auerbach Pollock Friedlander (APF) adds, “We specified portable [Meyer] UPJ speakers for the Newman, with plenty of C-clamps and hanging brackets, along with a small console—another Soundcraft unit—and signal processing gear, the idea being that they could basically move gear wherever they need to."
Self-Powered Compact Line Array: Meyer Sound LINAProduction Partner – August 1, 2019For this review, we tested Meyer Sound’s new LINA line array together with the 750-LFC subwoofer. Tops and subwoofers are compatible in rigging and can be flown together or used as a ground stack.
OGN Super ArenaMONDO | STADIA – August 1, 2019The main L-C-R arrays each comprise five Meyer Sound LINA cabinets and one Meyer Sound 750-LFC unit. Together the line array cabinets and the compact low-frequency control element offer inherent linearity, low distortion, and exceptional power-to-size ratio.
Roskilde 2019PSNEurope – July 31, 2019The 2019 edition of northern Europe's largest continuing festival marks the second year of a unique partnership between Roskilde and Meyer Sound, where the Californian manufacturer hires its own sound crew and deploys its systems across 100 per cent of the site.
Work of ArtPSNEurope – July 31, 2019Delivered through a Meyer Sound loudspeaker system, the full-saturation immersive audio combines with the also immersive projection experience to demonstrate the level of 'creativity and innovation that goes into every Projection Artworks project, from design through to delivery'.
John & Helen Meyer, Architectes SonoresLe Temps – July 1, 2019The two Americans [John and Helen Meyer] met during the legendary Californian Summer of Love. For over thirty years, they have been contributing with their hi-fi equipment company to the reputation of the Lemanic festival, Montreux Jazz Festival.
Performance Piece — NCPA MumbaiPro AVL Asia – July 1, 2019A decision was taken to install both theatres with systems from Meyer Sound. The NCPA was familiar with the US brand as systems integration company, Image Engineering, had installed a Meyer Sound Acheron cinema system into a small space in the venue in 2016.
Orpheus Descending: Creating the darkly magical world of HadestownLighting & Sound America – June 10, 2019The duo came onboard for the Citadel production, and like the others, their work really started to bear fruit in London. “The Olivier is a very difficult space,” Paz says. “But what was great about the National is the audio team, which is incredible. They made our lives so much easier. We had a great advantage because they had just purchased a new Meyer Sound system and were excited to use it. We stuck with Meyer when we came to New York.”
Back with a bang: Meyer Sound’s Miles Rogers talks the Apocalypse Now re-release with Sensual SoundPSNEurope – June 3, 2019Apocalypse Now has been re-released forty years after it first hit the screens back in 1979 with the help of Meyer Sound’s Sensual Sound, a new technology that brings cinematic sound to the next level
“Dead Sound”: The Grateful Dead and the evolution of modern concert soundCBS News – May 21, 2019One of the challenges of the Wall [of Sound] was time smear, or the idea that since the speakers were all different distances from the audience, their sound output would not reach their ears simultaneously. John Meyer, President & CEO of Meyer Sound, likened it to controlling the water ripples after tossing rocks in the water.
An event space for all scenariosAV Magazine – May 16, 2019Meyer Sound’s Galaxy audio processor for Meyer’s Lina line array systems and CAL speakers were also instrumental in achieving concert quality sound.
Fitting the Bill: Singapore Conference HallInAVate APAC – May 14, 2019This particular Meyer Sound Constellation system is one of the largest installations of its kind in Southeast Asia, comprising of 26 units of UP-4XP dual 4-in models, 12 dual 10-in UMS-1XPSM subwoofers and 44 Stella-4C ceiling speakers which are installed on the stage wall for the benefit of the orchestra.
SXSW: Visions of the FutureLight and Sound International – May 8, 2019Meyer Sound, Robe and Ultimate Ears are all ideal partners for The Roadie Lounge. They’ve all made it their mission to give back to their commercial communities.
‘The focus is on the music 100 per cent’: Meyer Sound’s Spacemap LIVE takes the stagePro Sound News Europe – May 7, 2019Phil Ward witnesses the new generation of Meyer Sound's immersive sound tools with the introduction of a new version of Spacemap for live music installations, Spacemap LIVE
‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’: Hearing It Again for the First TimePro Sound News – May 3, 2019Final Cut’s audio post process took advantage of new technologies including Meyer Sound’s Sensual Sound, which uses ultra-low frequency sounds to increase audio intensity in key moments of the film.
Meyer Sound at TED, from the stage to the starsTED – May 3, 2019With [John Meyer's] state-of-the-art audio production platforms and speaker systems, Meyer and his colleagues at Meyer Sound have significantly improved TED’s music and voice reproduction game, and opened the door to a world of new sonic possibilities at TED’s events
The Low-End, Sensual Sound of Apocalypse Now: Final CutMix – May 1, 2019“Sensual Sound is when you ‘feel’ the movement of air vibrating everything, including your bones, before you actually hear it,” says Director Francis Ford Copolla - See the cover, and flip through pages 24 – 27, 49 to read more.
New Wine Bar Emphasizes Value and Complimentary Bubbles in BurlingameEater – April 30, 2019A custom speaker and a sound system will help set the vibe at Velvet 48: It comes courtesy of Berkeley-based Meyer Sound and Cooper’s brother-in-law, Brian McDonald, who just so happens to be a Broadway sound designer.
Mixing Michael Bublé’s 2019 World TourFront of House – April 30, 2019This is a big tour that requires a lot of P.A. — there are more than 170 Meyer Sound enclosures in the mains and 15 monitor wedges employed, plus side fills.
The End of the Ear-Splitting Dining RoomEater – April 10, 2019At the time, their designer, Marites Abueg, introduced them to Meyer Sound, a Berkeley-based audio manufacturer. Their conversation quickly turned into Comal becoming a “test case” for the Constellation System, which allows users to optimize the acoustics in a space by using a careful combination of loudspeakers, microphones, and digital processing.
100 Acres of Discreet AVSound & Communications – April 9, 2019Ford AV upgraded some of the key items, such as speakers, opting for more powerful Meyer Sound MM-4XPs, 33 of which are placed among rooms in two main areas — Williams Lodge and ONEOK Boathouse.
Meyer Sound M-Noise: Measuring Sound Level PotentialsProduction Partner – April 1, 2019As a suggestion for a practical standardization, Meyer Sound now gives its recommendation called "M-Noise". What's new, where is the difference and benefit compared to previous measurements and how does it work?
Celebrity’s Theatrical EdgeLighting & Sound America – April 1, 2019The newest addition to the latest generation of Celebrity Cruise ships, the Celebrity Edge, is now equipped with Meyer Sound's Constellation Acoustic System. The ship's theatre is filled with Meyer Sound speaker cabinets. Utilizing 148 speakers, in coordination with 30 microphones that continually sense and respond to the sounds inside the space, Constellation regenerates the optimal acoustics from one moment to the next to provide a sensory experience of sound.
Be More ChillLighting & Sound America – April 1, 2019One of the most interesting things about Ryan Rumery’s sound design is its remarkable intelligibility, even at fairly high sound levels. The loudspeaker rig, which draws entirely on gear from Meyer Sound, features left and right hangs of ten LEOPARDS per side, six on top and four on the bottom.
At Seattle Symphony’s new Octave 9, a 24-hour music marathon promises Cloud 9 for new music loversThe Seattle Times – March 19, 2019Melody Parker is one of the more than 50 living composers whose work will be performed during the marathon. She is also an acoustic engineer and served as the lead designer for the intricate Meyer Sound acoustic system that forms Octave 9’s sonic infrastructure.
Apocalypse Now restoration to premiere at Tribeca Film FestivalEntertainment Weekly – March 14, 2019The Beacon Theatre will also be outfitted for this exclusive occasion with Meyer Sound VLFC (Very Low Frequency Control), a ground-breaking loudspeaker system engineered to output audio frequencies below the limits of human hearing, giving the audience a truly visceral experience.
An Introduction to MilanSound & Communications – March 11, 2019Manufacturers under the umbrella of Avnu Alliance created Milan to address the commercial AV industry’s need for a fully realized networking solution.
Audio Arts + Mass Transit = BART PlazaSound & Communications – February 27, 2019It was a natural move for the city of Berkeley to turn to Meyer Sound for the speakers, Lavine added, given that the venerable sound company is itself based in Berkeley.
You have to hear it to believe it: Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9 is a performance venue that morphs to simulate various environmentsThe Seattle Times – February 26, 2019That honeycomb hints at Octave 9’s trick: the room sounds bigger than it looks. “Let me raise the ceiling by about 65 feet,” Tim Boot, of Meyer Sound (one of the Symphony’s partners in the project), said during a preview demonstration Tuesday morning.
Karen O & Danger Mouse To Debut Multisensory Installation AN ENCOUNTER WITH LUX PRIMABroadway World – February 20, 2019Further collaborating with projection mapping innovator Travis Threlkel-co-founder and chief creative officer of MSG's Obscura Digital, George Lucas' Skywalker Sound and Meyer Sound, the installation plays across every sense and is intended as the living, touring nucleus of the duo's forthcoming collaborative album, Lux Prima.
Meyer Sound Immerses Dubai in ConstellationPro AVL MEA – February 15, 2019Meyer Sound recently set up a temporary Constellation system at Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz to demonstrate how the system works and showcase the company’s immersive technologies.
BMW Soars to New HeightsAV Magazine – February 10, 2019We used compact solutions from Meyer Sound – its MM4 XP loudspeakers and M1D subs – to make the most of the available space and to optimally implement it for the main application purpose – speech amplification.
Sound Designer Jonathan Deans on his Audio Choices for Jagged Little Pill: The MusicalStage Directions – January 3, 2019Meyer D-Mitri interfacing with the DiGiCo console for matrixing and output spatialization; Meyer Galaxy speaker management; and a Meyer main and surround speaker system.
New Gear Alert: Compact Sub by Meyer Sound & MoreSonic Scoop – December 14, 2018Meyer Sound releases the USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer. The USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer is a self-powered loudspeaker providing robust forceful low-frequency reproduction in a slender form factor that is ideally suited to space-restricted installations or very small performance stages.
Jason Derulo’s Production Manager on Why Meyer Sound’s LEO Family is His Go-To SystemPro Sound News Europe – December 13, 2018For the past four years, Rick Wright Jr has occupied the FOH position for international pop sensation Jason Derulo with a Meyer Sound PA system in tow. Daniel Gumble caught up with him on a particularly eventful night on the European leg of the star’s recent tour to find out why the firm’s LEO family is now his “go to” system.
Classical Music’s Chief Visionary Goes West AgainThe New Yorker – December 5, 2018He [Esa-Pekka Salonen] has been studying three-hundred-and-sixty-degree soundscapes, and is eager to see what can be done at the San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox venue, where a high-end Meyer Sound system simulates a variety of acoustical environments.
Eight Significant Audio Inventions To Be Inducted To The TECnology Hall Of Fame In 2019Forbes – November 27, 2018The eight TECnology Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 includes the Meyer Sound Labs Source Independent Measurement (SIM) system (1991)
Rane Brothers Adopts LeopardsProAVL Asia – November 26, 2018Rane Brothers Sound System, a Mumbai-based rental company that specializes in classical concerts, has invested in a substantial stock of Meyer Sound Leopard line arrays systems and 900-LFC low-frequency control elements. The purchase was facilitated by Meyer Sound’s Indian distributor, Sun Infonet.
Church of the Risen Savior Revamps Sound with MeyerWorship Facilities Magazine – October 24, 2018We recently partnered with EDC Solutions on a LINA installation at Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville, MN. Music Director, Kevin Rotty comments, "The presence of the spoken word and the music has been so clear.”
Sound In SpaceSound & Communications – October 18, 2018Spatial sound involves not only perceiving location, movement and diffusion of sound in space, but also understanding how that sound in space is contained within the architecture, as well as the architectural acoustics in which the sound is experienced.
Concert Venues: Flexibility and DirectivityInstallation – October 18, 2018John Monitto, director of business development at Meyer Sound recognizes that changes in audiences' expectation of sound quality is generating the need for new and updated products for concert venues.
Relaxing With AmbienceSound & Communications – October 18, 2018Caymus Vineyards (Rutherford CA), one of the best known and most beloved of the area’s wineries, has installed an advanced audio system to boost the ambience of the wine-tasting experience, adding background music and live-sound capabilities. The system is centered on Meyer Sound, which was also the vendor.
Innovations: Meyer Sound Bluehorn SystemProSound News – September 4, 2018A completely transparent loudspeaker—one with flat magnitude and flat phase response across the audio bandwidth—had been achieved with the Bluehorn System.
Metallica’s Cubist PeriodLighting & Sound America – September 1, 2018For the PA design, Big Mick turned to Bob McCarthy, of Meyer Sound: “Bob literally wrote the book on audio. He’s a very smart guy, and the design we needed had to be very smart.”
Crystal ClearLighting & Sound America – September 1, 2018[This summer’s Dave Matthews Band] tour’s sound-reinforcement system features a Meyer Sound LEO PA provided by Martinez, California-based UltraSound.
Integrate Australia 2018Rave – August 23, 2018Audio Brands Australia Features Meyer Sound Ultra Series With MM-10, UP-4XP, MM-4XP
Eclectic Alhambra in Paris Upgrades with Meyer Sound LEOPARDMix – August 22, 2018To present such wide-ranging artistic diversity with the utmost sonic fidelity, the Alhambra recently upgraded its venerable Meyer Sound reinforcement system with new LEOPARD™ compact linear line array loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control units.
2018 Russia World Cup – Exclusive Interview with Arlecchino’s Technical DirectorLight Sound Journal – August 9, 2018LightSoundJournal had the opportunity to talk with the company’s Technical Director, Alexey Kazyulin, in an exclusive interview about all things “production” for one of the world’s largest sporting events. We chose Meyer Systems to cover the majority of the stadium as they are rated as the most reliable and high-quality speakers available.
Audio Brands Applies Meyer Sound Focus with New HireProAvl Asia – August 7, 2018Damien Juhasz is starting a new role at Audio Brands Australia in technical sales and business development for the Meyer Sound brand. Audio Brands Australia was named the Australian distributor for Meyer Sound at the start of the year.
ASC Innovation for the Vanemuine TheatreLight & Sound International – August 7, 2018Estonia’s oldest theatre - Vanemuine in Tartu - received new audio, lighting, video, and communication equipment supplied by Amptown System Company (ASC) as part of a major conversion project. This included speakers by Meyer Sound…
Jagged Big SoundsLighting & Sound America – August 1, 2018Sound Designer, Jonathan Deans “Going from D-Mitri into the Leo family loudspeakers is like looking through an extremely clean transparent window. Whatever is needed to make it work, is easily done.”
Sun Infonet Hosts Meyer Sound TrainingProAVL Asia – July 25, 2018Meyer Sound recently conducted back-to-back Portable System Deployment training seminars in Mumbai and Bangalore, supported by its Indian distributor, Sun Infonet.
Dennis Sands Selects Meyer Sound for Dolby Atmos Film Music Mixing StageMix – July 22, 2018“I’d heard Meyer Sound systems at several well-known post-production studios,” says Sands. “I was immediately impressed with the quality of the sound, the accuracy, and the depth and richness of the entire soundtrack. It was obvious Meyer Sound was the direction to go for the studio.”
Changing RoomAuditoria – July 2, 2018Once the Constellation system was selected, Coda's Cheong and Phil Murphy worked in a coordinating role alongside the Meyer Sound Constellation team that was charged with system design and calibration.
Industry Leaders Join to Launch Milan Network Protocol Based on AVBConvergent AV – June 5, 2018Major manufacturers and leaders in professional audio video working together under the umbrella of Avnu Alliance, announce Milan, the first fully realized, standards-based protocol built for deterministic, interoperable, future-proof media networking in the Pro AV market.
Review: Moogfest 2018Magnetic Magazine – June 4, 2018Moogfest is a festival that champions innovation, music, technology, and the people involved. Meyer Sound joined forces with Moogfest this year as official sound partner.
Jonathan Deans: A Sound Designer’s OdysseyMix – April 1, 2018Mix recently interviewed Deans, one of the most famous sound designers in musical theatre, and he recalled his theatre work with Meyer Sound.
Facebook’s Forward-thinking Tech HubAV Magazine – March 22, 2018One of the standout features of Facebook’s new spaces is the audio set-up which is predominantly based around Meyer Sound. The manufacturer’s products were the first choice for the new space, having already been adopted in Facebook’s other offices with great success.