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Constellation

So Much More Than Sound

Acoustics shape our culture and our communication. They let us better understand each other, connect us to a shared experience, and even have the power to completely transform a space.

Why Acoustics Matter

Four Ways To Engage

Most acoustic systems can deliver performers to their audience, but they don’t address all the paths to effective and engaging communication. Constellation is the only solution that delivers all four communication types, making acoustics natural, more immersive, and more complete than ever.

Performer to Audience
Performer to AudienceThe audience is immersed and emotionally engaged in the performance
Audience to Performer
Audience to PerformerAudiences need to interact with and convey their emotions to the performers
Performer to Performer
Performer to PerformerThe performers can hear subtle variances, optimizing their playing and performing as an ensemble
Audience to Audience
Audience to AudienceHearing the roar of the applause creates the shared experience and brings the audience to their feet
How Constellation Works

How Constellation Works

Using an array of ambient sensing microphones, sophisticated digital signal processing, and world-class loudspeakers, Constellation modifies the reverberant characteristics of a venue and redistributes sound throughout the space, ensuring a natural acoustic experience in every seat.

Where
Constellation Works

From the cinema that needs to transform into a chamber music space instantly to the professor who can command the attention of every student, Constellation is behind the scenes of any acoustic environment.

 
Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Music VenuesMusic Venues
Houses of WorshipHouses of Worship
EducationEducation
CorporateBoardrooms
HospitalityHospitality

Constellation has many other applications, from recording studios and residential to museums and outdoor venues. Please reach out to our sales team to discuss how Constellation can solve acoustic challenges for your venue.

Hear It Here

An incredible range of theaters, restaurants, schools, and other spaces are home to Constellation. Here are just a few.

Constellation Gets
A Standing Ovation

When acoustics create a memorable experience, people take notice. Take a look through a few of the accolades Constellation has earned.

Testimonials
“The Greensboro Symphony’s concert last evening at the Tanger Center soared me into the land of musical beauty and filled me with deep gratitude! The new Meyer Sound Constellation Acoustic System enabled the concert hall to seem and feel miraculous.”
David Partington
Patron, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
“The acoustical quality of Zellerbach Hall has been transformed through the use of Constellation. The system brings a purity and clarity to the acoustics of the hall which otherwise would not exist...”
Matías Tarnopolsky
Former Director - Cal Performances
“If you have a space that is even slightly problematic, do yourself a favor and perfect the experience for both musician and listener, install Constellation.”
Wynton Marsalis
Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
“Constellation provides the optimal acoustics for each genre and has helped us create a space where audience and musicians can explore a new kind of musical journey together.”
Michael Tilson Thomas
Music Director, San Francisco Symphony
“Constellation is, to my ears, living proof that skilled engineering and technology can indeed improve the physical spaces where we listen to music.”
John Adams
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
“We needed to create an environment that connects them (the congregation) to each other and supports their participation. Constellation was the solution to all our concerns.”
Tim Tracey
Executive Director of Worship Northland
A Church Distributed, Longwood FL
“Performing and making music with Meyer Sound’s Constellation allows me to be completely free to focus on musical expression and interpretation...”
Jenny Koh
Musical America 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year

Constellation is Global

From lecture halls in Europe to performing arts centers in Asia, Constellation gives life to spectacular venues around the world.

Learn More About Constellation

Find out if the Constellation Acoustic System is right for your venue. Our sales team would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Constellation

Imagine the Possibilities with Flexible Acoustics

MULTIPLE SONIC ENVIRONMENTS IN ONE ROOM

In acoustics, one size does not fit all. Constellation offers an elegantly simple way for venues to transform architectural acoustics with a finger tap, affording a level of sonic flexibility never before possible.

A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE OF SOUND AND ARCHITECTURE

Constellation can seamlessly integrate into an environment, meaning designers can now create an uncompromising, holistic experience for the ear and the eye.

RETOUCHING ACOUSTICS FROM MUSIC HALLS TO CLASSROOMS

With its ability to tailor acoustics, Constellation has been adapted to provide optimal sound across a wide spectrum of environments, elevating listening experiences and reshaping building design.

What is Constellation?

Meyer Sound's Constellation Project Director, John Pellowe, gives an overview of Constellation.


Enriching Physical Spaces Through Engineering

A TECHNOLOGICAL LEAP IN VARIABLE ACOUSTICS

Constellation is a digital approach to controlling reverberation time, early reflections, and other key ingredients vital to the sonic clarity, warmth, and resonance of a space.

ONE POWERFUL PACKAGE

Constellation integrates high-quality loudspeakers, microphones, digital processing, patented algorithms, and proprietary certification techniques in a flexible package available exclusively from Meyer Sound.

USER-CENTERED DESIGN

Through close collaboration with your entire project team, Meyer Sound customizes each system to serve the unique needs of a venue with easy-to-use presets that allow operators to make instant adjustments.

VISUAL INTEGRATION

System components are available in custom colors to blend seamlessly with your surroundings.

    

A TECHNOLOGICAL LEAP IN VARIABLE ACOUSTICS

Constellation is a digital approach to controlling reverberation time, early reflections, and other key ingredients vital to the sonic clarity, warmth, and resonance of a space.

 

ONE POWERFUL PACKAGE

Constellation integrates high-quality loudspeakers, microphones, digital processing, patented algorithms, and proprietary certification techniques in a flexible package available exclusively from Meyer Sound.

 

USER-CENTERED DESIGN

Through close collaboration with your entire project team, Meyer Sound customizes each system to serve the unique needs of a venue with easy-to-use presets that allow operators to make instant adjustments.

 

VISUAL INTEGRATION

System components are available in custom colors to blend seamlessly with your surroundings.

 

Solutions

Constellation in use

LIVE PERFORMANCE SPACES

In jazz and almost every form of music, extraordinary concerts can only happen when musicians hear each other clearly, and audiences hear and feel exactly what is happening on stage... If you have a space that is even slightly problematic, do yourself a favor—install Constellation and perfect the experience for both musician and listener.

Wynton MarsalisManaging and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

CROSS-GENRE

[At SoundBox,] Constellation provides the optimal acoustics for each musical genre and has helped us create a space where audience and musicians can explore a new kind of musical journey together.

Michael Tilson ThomasMusic Director, San Francisco Symphony

CLASSICAL

[With Constellation,] the Meyers have thus had a democratizing influence, allowing ensembles to obtain pleasing results in problematic spaces. They have helped to make classical music a more mobile, adaptable beast, one that is freer to roam the entire cultural landscape. A mirage of the Musikverein can arise almost anywhere, with a few swipes on a screen.

Alex RossMusic Critic, The New Yorker

Performing Arts Centers

Make Your Venue Versatile

SONIC STORYTELLING

Create a multitude of rooms and spaces that challenge perceptions to heighten the show experience.

Photo: Kevin Syms

MAGIC, MAGNIFIED

By transporting the audience from a single room to multiple acoustic environments, Constellation delivers increased audience engagement that can’t be replicated at home.

A SOUND INVESTMENT

As programs change, venues can, at the touch of a button, configure a Constellation system to provide the ideal acoustics for musical and dramatic productions, concerts, recitals, dance, stand-up comedy, or a guest lecture.

Photo: Tim Maloney

Energize Your Creative Toolkit

DESIGN WITH ACOUSTICS

From Las Vegas multisensory spectacles to Broadway-style musicals, Constellation gives directors and sound designers around the world an artistic power boost.

UNIQUE SIGNATURE

By altering reverberation time and delay characteristics in real time, designers can handcraft sonic environments to match individual scenes, bringing depth and excitement to the entire audience and drawing them in.

POWERFUL BACKBONE TECHNOLOGY

Behind every Constellation system is the highly adaptable and extensible digital audio platform, with 96 kHz audio and advanced acoustic algorithms.

DESIGN WITH ACOUSTICS

From Las Vegas multisensory spectacles to Broadway-style musicals, Constellation gives directors and sound designers around the world an artistic power boost.

UNIQUE SIGNATURE

By altering reverberation time and delay characteristics in real time, designers can handcraft sonic environments to match individual scenes, bringing depth and excitement to the entire audience and drawing them in.

POWERFUL BACKBONE TECHNOLOGY

Behind every Constellation system is the highly adaptable and extensible digital audio platform, with 96 kHz audio and advanced acoustic algorithms.


Constellation in Performing Arts Centers

Glenn Massey Theater

Glenn Massey Theater Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska
Photo: Ken Graham Photography
Argyros Performing Arts Center

Argyros Performing Arts Center Ketchum, Idaho
Photo: Kevin Syms
Zellerbach Hall

Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, California
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts Greensboro, North Carolina
Photo: Joey Kirkman
JIExpo Theatre

JIExpo Theatre Jakarta, Indonesia
Photo: Courtesy of JIExpo
Music Venues

Create Highly Adaptable Venues

FLEXIBILITY MEANS POSSIBILITY

Artists and audiences have a variety of needs. That’s why Constellation can immediately transform your venue from a jazz club to a concert hall or whatever performance space you’re looking for without the cost and complexity of traditional adjustable acoustics.

Photo: Douglas Mason

Photo: Karoly Molnar

EVIDENCE IS IN THE HEARING

From Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York to Svetlanov Hall in Moscow, Constellation has impressed the demanding ears of musicians and critics worldwide.


Transform Dramatically

ACOUSTIC CONTROL MADE SIMPLE

By adjusting the reverberation time and early reflections, Constellation creates variable acoustics with a level of versatility unattainable with physical adjustable acoustics.

AN ELECTRONIC STAGE SHELL FOR PERFORMERS

Constellation provides a flexible, visually discreet electronic, acoustical shell for musicians to hear each other in an ideal performance environment.

DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE

Either in a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation integrates with Meyer Sound reinforcement and surround sound systems, elevating amplified and immersive sound events.

GREEN AND COST-EFFECTIVE

With Constellation, a venue can create the acoustics of a symphony hall in a much smaller space than traditional concert venues, reducing environmental footprint and building costs.

ACOUSTIC CONTROL MADE SIMPLE

By adjusting the reverberation time and early reflections, Constellation creates variable acoustics with a level of versatility unattainable with physical adjustable acoustics.

AN ELECTRONIC STAGE SHELL FOR PERFORMERS

Constellation provides a flexible, visually discreet electronic, acoustical shell for musicians to hear each other in an ideal performance environment.

DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE

Either in a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation integrates with Meyer Sound reinforcement and surround sound systems, elevating amplified and immersive sound events.

GREEN AND COST-EFFECTIVE

With Constellation, a venue can create the acoustics of a symphony hall in a much smaller space than traditional concert venues, reducing environmental footprint and building costs.


Constellation in Music Venues

Alpensia Concert Hall

Alpensia Concert Hall South Korea
SoundBox at SF Symphony

SoundBox at SF Symphony San Francisco, California
Photo: Stefan Cohen
National Sawdust

National Sawdust Brooklyn, New York
Photo: Jordan Rathkopf
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater San Francisco, California
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center New York City, New York
Rosendal Chamber Festival

Rosendal Chamber Festival Rosendal, Norway
Seattle Symphony's Octave 9

Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9 Seattle, Washington
Houses of Worship

Empower the Congregation

FULLY ENGAGED

Increased intelligibility for the spoken word to the reverberant grandeur needed for the church organ and chorus. Constellation adjusts the acoustic properties on demand, so each congregant can fully participate in a dynamic program from traditional to contemporary services.

A ROOM THAT SINGS ALONG

Constellation effectively supports congregants to hear each other, fostering a harmonious environment that inspires worshippers to join in and sing.

SONIC ADAPTABILITY

Instead of locking into one permanent solution with traditional acoustics, Constellation lets a venue instantly transform into a world-class multipurpose hall for concerts, film screenings, and more.

Photo: Rachel Soh

Create a Welcoming Space

ACOUSTICS LIKE NO OTHER

By adjusting the reverberation time and early reflections, Constellation creates variable acoustics with a level of versatility unattainable with physical adjustable acoustics.

SUPPORT FOR SERVICES

In a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation works hand-in-hand with Meyer Sound reinforcement loudspeakers during amplified musical performances or with a multichannel surround system for immersive productions.

TRANSFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

With a simple swipe on a tablet, the user can switch to an acoustic ideal for speech intelligibility to that of a lush, reverberant cathedral.

ACOUSTICS LIKE NO OTHER

By adjusting the reverberation time and early reflections, Constellation creates variable acoustics with a level of versatility unattainable with physical adjustable acoustics.

SUPPORT FOR SERVICES

In a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation works hand-in-hand with Meyer Sound reinforcement loudspeakers during amplified musical performances or with a multichannel surround system for immersive productions.

TRANSFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

With a simple swipe on a tablet, the user can switch to an acoustic ideal for speech intelligibility to that of a lush, reverberant cathedral.


Constellation in Houses of Worship

Clinton Frame Church

Clinton Frame Church Elkhart County, Indiana
Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church Anaheim, California
Photo: Eastside Christian Church
Laguna Presbyterian Church

Laguna Presbyterian Church Laguna Beach, California
Northland Church

Northland Church Longwood, Florida
Valley Presbyterian Church

Valley Presbyterian Church Paradise Valley, Arizona
Photo: Courtesy of Clearwing Systems Integration
Education

Transform the Learning Environment

LEARNING, ENERGIZED

Today’s dynamic teaching demands clarity in group discussions, presentations, Q&As, and lectures. That’s why Constellation ensures all nuances in communication are heard, by shifting classroom dynamics in a subtle yet profound way.

INSPIRATION FOR FUTURE MUSICIANS

By providing a world-class acoustic environment for different musical genres, Constellation lets students hear themselves and each other. And that makes music learning so much more rewarding.

ADVANCE RESEARCH AT THE CUTTING EDGE

Constellation opens up new opportunities in scientific discovery and education, with applications that include virtual reality environments and furthering studies on the impact of noise and sound on humans.


Engage Students and Audiences

CLARITY FOR THE SPOKEN WORD

Wherever speech clarity is essential, Constellation enhances intelligibility. Voices are captured throughout a room and processed with the ideal balance for clarity at every seat.

MORE WITH LESS

Institutions can maximize budgets by consolidating several dedicated-purpose rooms into one high-performance multi-purpose space. That means a single black-box performance theater can instantly shift to a rehearsal room, lecture hall, or conference space.

ALL-AROUND ADAPTABILITY

In a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation works hand-in-hand with Meyer Sound reinforcement loudspeakers during amplified musical performances or with a multichannel surround system for immersive productions.

FLEXIBILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Simply select a preset on a tablet to switch acoustic environments and instantly transform the room. In research projects and other uses where audio requirements are less predictable, the system allows for customizable user presets.

CLARITY FOR THE SPOKEN WORD

Wherever speech clarity is essential, Constellation enhances intelligibility. Voices are captured throughout a room and processed with the ideal balance for clarity at every seat.

MORE WITH LESS

Institutions can maximize budgets by consolidating several dedicated-purpose rooms into one high-performance multi-purpose space. That means a single black-box performance theater can instantly shift to a rehearsal room, lecture hall, or conference space.

ALL-AROUND ADAPTABILITY

In a retrofit or a new construction project, Constellation works hand-in-hand with Meyer Sound reinforcement loudspeakers during amplified musical performances or with a multichannel surround system for immersive productions.

FLEXIBILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Simply select a preset on a tablet to switch acoustic environments and instantly transform the room. In research projects and other uses where audio requirements are less predictable, the system allows for customizable user presets.


Constellation in Education

Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden
Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Washington, D.C.
Photo: John C. Foster
Panum Institute Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Panum Institute Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo: Laura Starmer
Alexander Theatre at Monash University

Alexander Theatre at Monash University Melbourne, Australia
Photo: Greg Ford
Hochschule für Musik und Theater

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany
Photo: David Matthiessen
Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto High School Palo Alto, California
Photo: Tim Maloney
Valley Christian Schools

Valley Christian Schools San Jose, California
Corporate

Put Communication First

THE SOUND OF A NEW WORKSPACE

Constellation brings unparalleled acoustic control to promote dynamic communication in corporate meeting spaces. For presentations, Q&As, roundtables, and breakout sessions, the system delivers the ideal sonic properties for the meeting style. That means participants are heard and understood with ease.

DELICATE BALANCE IN OPEN-PLAN OFFICES

In open offices, Constellation offers a unique solution to maintain speech privacy. It turns typically disruptive sounds into controlled acoustic ambiance, so staff can carry on private conversations or focus on tasks with minimized distractions.

SMART DESIGN TO BOOST SATISFACTION

Constellation cultivates workplace communication and collaboration. But it also offers abundant possibilities for transforming the acoustic environment for entertainment and other team functions.

Photo: Nalle Vikstrom

SEAMLESS INTEGRATION INTO ARCHITECTURE

Constellation’s visually discrete components work in tandem with passive acoustic materials such as Meyer Sound Libra acoustic image system, which combines passive acoustic absorption with visual artistry.


Foster Collaboration

FREE TO COMMUNICATE

In meetings, Constellation allows presenters to move freely and be heard even if they are facing away from the audience. Those sitting in the back of a room can ask a question without raising their voices. Handheld and tabletop microphones are eliminated, so everyone can focus on the conversation.

INTELLIGIBLE SPEECH

Voice Lift optimizes room acoustics by controlling early reflections that are critical for clear communication. Speech is captured throughout the room and redistributed evenly to enhance clarity in every seat.

COMPLETE NETWORK INTEGRATION

The technology backbone of Constellation, the Meyer Sound digital audio platform, is fully capable of integration with products from other manufacturers, including control, video, and teleconferencing.

FREE TO COMMUNICATE

In meetings, Constellation allows presenters to move freely and be heard even if they are facing away from the audience. Those sitting in the back of a room can ask a question without raising their voices. Handheld and tabletop microphones are eliminated, so everyone can focus on the conversation.

INTELLIGIBLE SPEECH

Voice Lift optimizes room acoustics by controlling early reflections that are critical for clear communication. Speech is captured throughout the room and redistributed evenly to enhance clarity in every seat.

COMPLETE NETWORK INTEGRATION

The technology backbone of Constellation, the Meyer Sound digital audio platform, is fully capable of integration with products from other manufacturers, including control, video, and teleconferencing.


Constellation in Corporate

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Honolulu, Hawaii
Audi Factory

Audi Factory Ingolstadt, Germany
Photo: Audi AG
Pearson Theatre

Pearson Theatre Berkeley, California
Telstra Customer Insight Centre

Telstra Customer Insight Centre Sydney, Australia
Hospitality

Re-imagine the Dining Experience

REAL-TIME ACOUSTIC CONTROL

The restaurant is never too quiet for intimate conversations, regardless of occupancy. The combination of passive acoustics and Constellation adds a flexible layer of control through dynamic adjustment.

Photo: Wonho Frank Lee

LIVELINESS WITHOUT THE NOISE

Give your patrons exactly what they want – a lively vibe at the bar and more intimate conversation in the dining area. Voices at the same table remain clear and distinct, while surrounding conversations and ambient noises are softly blurred to reduce impact.

HARMONY BETWEEN EYE AND EAR

The Meyer Sound Libra acoustic image system works in tandem with Constellation by combining passive acoustic absorption with visual artistry. Sound design has never looked more beautiful.

Photo: Cesar Rubio

Feel the Difference

A DEEPER CONNECTION

Constellation brings a sharp focus to intimate conversations through an array of discrete microphones and loudspeakers working in sync with digital processing.

CUSTOMIZED AMBIENCE TO SET THE MOOD

Constellation can be split into separate zones, each with its own controllable acoustic signature, so you can create a lively bar and a more intimate area for dinner guests.

SMART SIMPLICITY

To make acoustic adjustments, simply choose a preset. Alternatively, an automatic setting is available for the system to detect the ideal acoustic setting based on the restaurant noise level at any given time.

ALL IN ONE

With additional equipment, Constellation can provide background music playback or combine with a live PA as needed while ensuring conversations, music, and the energy of the restaurant are in perfect balance.

A DEEPER CONNECTION

Constellation brings a sharp focus to intimate conversations through an array of discrete microphones and loudspeakers working in sync with digital processing.

CUSTOMIZED AMBIENCE TO SET THE MOOD

Constellation can be split into separate zones, each with its own controllable acoustic signature, so you can create a lively bar and a more intimate area for dinner guests.

SMART SIMPLICITY

To make acoustic adjustments, simply choose a preset. Alternatively, an automatic setting is available for the system to detect the ideal acoustic setting based on the restaurant noise level at any given time.

ALL IN ONE

With additional equipment, Constellation can provide background music playback or combine with a live PA as needed, while ensuring conversations, music, and the energy of the restaurant are in perfect balance.


Constellation in Hospitality

Bellota

Bellota San Francisco, California
Photo: Kelly Puleio Photography
Brown Sugar Kitchen

Brown Sugar Kitchen Oakland, California
Photo: César Rubio
Cala

Cala San Francisco, California
VERSE

VERSE Los Angeles, California
Photo: Wonho Frank Lee
Oliveto

Oliveto Oakland, California
Photo: César Rubio, Libra photograph: Deborah O’Grady

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