Meyer Sound and Roskilde Festival Announce Unprecedented PartnershipDierks Bentley Rolls with First AVB-Networked Meyer Sound Touring RigA.P. Møller Foundation Makes Sound Investment in Education with ConstellationDead & Company Celebrate the Summer of Love’s 50thLF Systems in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Virtual Reality InstallationLEO Family Powers Metallica Stadium Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.