First Patent on Breakthrough Technology in Bluehorn System Studio MonitorFirst Patent for the Bluehorn System
Constellation Expands Musical Possibilities at Monash University in MelbourneMexico City’s Azteca Stadium Claims Another "First" with AVB-Networked CAL SystemFirst Patent on Breakthrough Technology in Bluehorn System Studio MonitorLEO Family “Beast” Prowls on Post Malone TourRoskilde Festival Celebrates Launch of Groundbreaking PartnershipThe Band’s Visit Leads Parade of Broadway Productions
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.”
WarnierPosta 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 Space Map 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.
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opens With Autograph and Meyer SoundNovember 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.
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.
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.