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Meyer Sound Responds to Market Conditions in 2020December 15, 2020By adapting to changing conditions, both geographically and within market verticals, Meyer Sound is poised for a period of growth, innovation and market leadership in 2021 and beyond. By focusing on markets only minimally affected by the pandemic as well as global regions experiencing lesser economic impact, the company will finish 2020 ready for the future.
Spacemap Go Expands Creative Palette for Mouse on MarsDecember 9, 2020BEWAKE STUDIOS in Berlin has become the first recording facility to install a multichannel monitoring system fully outfitted with Spacemap Go, Meyer Sound’s breakthrough tool for spatial sound design and mixing. By offering this unique capability, BEWAKE promises to become a magnet for electronic musicians and sound artists seeking a laboratory for developing spatial sound designs that can be quickly scaled up for live performances in clubs, galleries and festival venues.
Spacemap Go Creates Dynamic “Virtual Crowd”December 2, 2020With safety measures limiting the number of fans who can physically attend university football games, one Midwest top-ranked football team lost a major component of home field advantage — the sound of 100,000-plus fans reverberating through their massive stadium. To recover this advantage, a temporary distributed system of 66 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers was deployed to reproduce the crowd with uncanny realism by applying dynamic sonic movements via the new Spacemap Go spatial sound solution.
Spacemap Go Proves a Highlight of MUTEK 2020 November 11, 2020The organizers of the 21st edition of the annual MUTEK electronic music and arts festival in Montréal navigated a delicate pathway between virtual and live performances at the two venues hosting in-person/live-streamed performances: the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts. The event adapted to the times with a hybrid model that depended heavily on Meyer Sound products and highlighted the company’s new spatial sound design and mixing tool, Spacemap Go for iPad.
Spacemap Go, a Breakthrough Tool for Spatial Sound Design and MixingOctober 28, 2020Meyer Sound has officially released Spacemap Go, an industry game changer in spatial sound design and mixing. Available October 28 as a free app for Apple iPad, Spacemap Go can transform the thousands of Meyer Sound GALAXY Network Platform processors in the field into powerful, flexible and user-friendly tools for spatial sound design and mixing.
Public Spacemap Go RoundtablesOctober 22, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of Spacemap Go roundtable discussions in November and December. Each session will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of panelists. The roundtables will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s new Spacemap Go spatial sound design and mixing tool.
Meyer Sound Promotes Rawks and Appoints CanalisOctober 21, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of Katrin Rawks to Director of Loudspeaker Engineering and the hiring of Ianina Canalis as Application Architect, Spatial Audio Specialist.
Steven Tanger Center for Performing ArtsOctober 14, 2020The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina is now the home to the largest Meyer Sound Constellation? acoustic system in the United States. The center’s events will be supported by world-class audience amenities and advanced technologies, including variable acoustical environments tailored for each performance.
Bluehorn System Provides BNY Productions the Accuracy to Deliver Remote EventsOctober 7, 2020In Sioux City, Iowa, BNY Productions has been working in their production studio remotely broadcasting an average of 100 live and virtual “hybrid” events per week for the past six months. As high-profile candidates travel throughout the United States for political rallies and speeches, BNY Productions has relied on Meyer Sound Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors for accuracy and precision every step along the way.
Constellation Webinars in OctoberOctober 1, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of Constellation discussions on three Fridays in October. Each roundtable will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of roundtable panelists. The sessions will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s Constellation Acoustic System.
New Marketing Leadership and Executive PromotionsSeptember 30, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of four key staff, assigning each a broader scope of responsibilities to streamline internal communications, increase operational efficiencies and accelerate the timelines from product planning to R&D through product development and global marketing.
Billy Strings at the Drive-In with LEOPARD System Provided by DBS Audio SystemsSeptember 15, 2020As drive-in concerts continue to provide an interim solution in the live sound market, bluegrass sensation Billy Strings put on his first shows with a live audience since March 2020. The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA outdoor parking lot venue was powered by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD reinforcement system for three consecutive nights of Billy Strings’ “Meet Me at the Drive-In Tour.”
Constellation Plays a Starring Acoustical Role at New Jakarta TheatreSeptember 9, 2020Opened late last year, the resplendent JIExpo Theatre is the new crown jewel of the Indonesian capital city’s Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) centre for meetings, events and arts performances. Among first events was a concert by illustrious cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose dynamic performance proved an appropriate showcase for the venue’s Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Four Projects Shortlisted for AV Awards 2020September 8, 2020Four Meyer Sound projects in Europe have been shortlisted for the AV Awards 2020, presented by AV Magazine, in three categories. The finalists include the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg, Germany for “Education Project of the Year;” Switzerland’s Fête des Vignerons 2019 for “Events And Entertainment Project Of The Year;” and Austria Center Vienna (ACV) and Copenhagen, Denmark’s Falkoner Hall, both nominated for “Venue Project Of The Year.”
Public MAPP 3D Roundtable SeriesAugust 28, 2020The Meyer Sound education team is returning with a series of MAPP 3D roundtable discussions every Thursday in September. Each roundtable will welcome questions from attendees and be answered by a team of roundtable panelists. The sessions will also focus on different features of Meyer Sound’s new MAPP 3D system design and prediction tool.
MAPP 3D Software Tool Adds New Dimensions to Audio System DesignAugust 19, 2020Meyer Sound has announced the release of MAPP 3D, the most extensive upgrade to its industry-standard system design tool since the original MAPP Online software program was introduced in 2001. MAPP 3D works on both the Mac and Windows platforms, employs local processing (no Internet connection required) and is now available as a free download from the Meyer Sound website.
Extensive Upgrade at Australia’s Adelaide Convention CentreAugust 12, 2020Widely recognized as one of the world’s most flexible and technologically advanced meeting facilities, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) in South Australia recently completed a AU$397 million redevelopment which included a major overhaul of the venue’s audio systems. The loudspeakers and associated processing were augmented or completely replaced with new Meyer Sound systems in seven halls, including the addition of LYON line arrays for the ACC’s largest configurable space.
Summer Webinar Program to Wrap with Grateful Dead RoundtableAugust 4, 2020Meyer Sound’s Summer Webinar Program will wrap with a final “Festival Friday” roundtable session featuring the decades-long sonic explorations of Meyer Sound with the Grateful Dead and their related bands. The roundtable includes special guest Derek Featherstone, UltraSound CEO and FOH mixing engineer for Dead and Company, Meyer Sound President & CEO John Meyer, and Bob McCarthy, Meyer Sound Director of System Optimization.
“Shining a Light” Uplifts Downtown Indy with AVB-Networked AudioJuly 29, 2020When darkness falls each evening, residents and visitors who come to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis receive a message of hope and unity from a high-definition video and light show accompanied by an uplifting, high-fidelity musical soundtrack. Evocative images, including global maps and a throbbing heart, are projected on the surrounding buildings while instrumental music custom-recorded by members of the Indianapolis Symphony is reproduced by an AVB-networked system of 36 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Sound System Provides Full Immersion in “Double Duty” Atmos Room at Dallas Audio PostJuly 22, 2020With an eye to the future and a finger on the pulse of the regional market, Dallas Audio Post has rebuilt its main mix room to enable production of soundtracks in the latest immersive formats. Now equipped with a total of 29 Meyer Sound cinema series loudspeakers, the world-class facility is among a very few that have been certified by Dolby for working with both the theatrical release and home entertainment versions of Atmos.
Chicago’s Adler Planetarium Audio Elevated to Celestial HeightsJuly 15, 2020As part of a major renovation project, Adler Planetarium in Chicago recently replaced the original audio system in its Definiti Theater with an all-new system featuring a complement of eight full-range Meyer Sound cinema series loudspeakers and two 900-LFC low frequency control elements. Opened to the public in 1999 and currently seating 181, the Definiti is the smaller of two domed theatres at the Adler Planetarium.
New Spacemap Go Adds Dynamic Spatialization to Bill Fontana’s Primal EnergiesJuly 6, 2020A new exhibition by renowned sound artist Bill Fontana entitled Primal Energies opened July 1 at Kunsthaus Graz in Austria. While viewing images on the eight large screens, visitors are immersed in an evocative blend of energy-related sounds reproduced by 64 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers. The impact of the installation is further enhanced by dynamic spatial sound movements created and automated using a beta version of Meyer Sound’s soon-to-be-released Spacemap Go technology.
Gateway Church Steps Up to Innovative Mono-Stereo “Hybrid” LYON and LEOPARD SystemJune 25, 2020Gateway Church is ranked among the nation’s largest multi-site congregations with an average of more than 30,000 worshippers weekly attending 29 weekly services at nine campuses — eight in the Dallas-Fort Worth area plus an extension campus in Wyoming. Gateway’s flagship Southlake campus recently upgraded with 51 new Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeakers configured as a novel mono-stereo “hybrid” system.
Refreshed Daily Summer Webinar ProgramJune 19, 2020After introducing a successful webinar series this spring, the Meyer Sound education team is launching a refreshed comprehensive summer webinar program Monday, June 22. The webinar content offers a natural progression of subject matter, including project case studies and specialty tools that cover a diverse set of solutions across all industry verticals.
ULTRA-X40 Point Source Loudspeaker Earns Accolades Across All ApplicationsJune 15, 2020Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeaker has earned widespread acceptance across the full spectrum of demanding portable and installed sound applications. Featured at InfoComm Connected 2020, the ULTRA-X40 — which has earned numerous industry awards since its launch in 2019 — is already providing solutions across a range of applications.
Toei Studios Kyoto Steps Up to “Clear and Direct” MonitoringJune 10, 2020The post-production department at Toei Studios in Kyoto, Japan has upgraded the audio monitoring in their premier screening room with the installation of a new Meyer Sound cinema system. With 42 seats for screenings, the facility can be converted to a dubbing stage with removal of a few seats and replacement with a mixing console. The room is in constant use as directors, producers and post-production professionals have come to rely on the accuracy and neutrality of the Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeaker systems.
Prestigious DGA Theater Upgrades to Dolby Atmos with Cinema LoudspeakersJune 3, 2020The Directors Guild of America recently completed a total renovation of its flagship motion picture exhibition space at the prestigious DGA Theater in Los Angeles. Guided by a Guild committee of six leading filmmakers, the renewal project has moved the 600-seat theater to the forefront of cinema technology with installation of custom-built Dolby Vision laser projection and a Dolby Atmos immersive sound system encompassing more than 70 Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers.
New Hampshire Drive-In Experience Powered by LEOPARDMay 21, 2020Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, New Hampshire transformed their business operations and parking lot into the “Tupelo Drive-In Experience” to produce some of the first live concerts in the United States with the new social distancing requirements. The music venue’s debut shows in mid-May were powered by a LEOPARD system provided by Meyer Sound rental partner UltraSound, showcasing one of the early innovations that explores new ways to deliver performances to a safely-distanced live audience.
Comprehensive Daily Online Training Program LaunchesMay 11, 2020As part of Meyer Sound's ongoing webinar education program, Friday, May 15 President & CEO John Meyer will present “From Apocalypse Now to Bluehorn” at 9 AM PST. The one-hour special presentation traces Meyer Sound’s innovative development path in the world of cinema, post-production and residential from the company’s early days collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola to today’s Bluehorn System, a breakthrough in full bandwidth, phase accurate monitoring.
Omaha’s CHI Health Center Outfitted with LEOPARD SystemMarch 19, 2020A new Meyer Sound system based on LEOPARD line array loudspeakers is the keystone component of a complete audio upgrade for Omaha’s up to 18,300-seat CHI Health Center arena. Now equipped with the latest in audio reinforcement technology, the venue offers an enhanced audience listening experience for a wide range of large-scale athletic, community and corporate events.
LEO and LYON Power 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band Celebration at Madison Square GardenMarch 12, 2020Members of the final The Allman Brothers Band lineup, dubbed “The Brothers,” came together Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate 50 years of The Allman Brothers Band. The one-night show was powered by Meyer Sound solutions anchored by LEO and LYON linear line array loudspeakers, provided by rental partners UltraSound and PRG North America.
Constellation Optimizes Acoustics and Inspires Creativity at German UniversityMarch 10, 2020With seating for an audience of 465, the Forum is the principal performance venue for the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany. Although it has hosted a full schedule of performances since opening in 1986, the auditorium had been hampered by problematic acoustics. Fortunately, the Forum recently was transformed into a world class venue for both traditional and cutting-edge performances with the installation of a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Fabled Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studio Lot Upgrades with Bluehorn System MonitoringMarch 3, 2020The Newman Scoring Stage, located on the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles, recently upgraded its control room with the installation of Meyer Sound’s Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors. A seamlessly integrated system comprising three drivers in two cabinets along with proprietary digital processing, Bluehorn is uniquely capable of high acoustic output coupled with flat amplitude and phase response across the entire audible spectrum.
Natural Ambience at Helsinki Airport’s “Aukio” EnhancedFebruary 25, 2020Part of a new terminal extension at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Aukio (Finnish for “square” or “plaza”) is a relaxing, fluid space where global travelers can gently immerse themselves in the unique sounds and sights of Finland’s vast landscape. Complementing the visual panorama is a subtle yet engaging multi-channel soundtrack, reproduced with precise definition by 27 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.
Luley and Molnar Promoted to Key Management PositionsFebruary 20, 2020As part of a restructuring program to accommodate continuing growth, Meyer Sound has promoted two managers to key high-level management positions. Amy Luley has been named Director of U.S. Sales Operations and Mary Molnar has been appointed Technical Services Manager, Americas.
New Spatial Sound Tool Spacemap GoFebruary 11, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is presenting preview demonstrations of Spacemap Go, a new spatial sound design and mixing tool that leverages the processing power of the company’s GALAXY network platform.
New ULTRA-X20 Loudspeaker and USW-112P Subwoofer Maximize VersatilityFebruary 10, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is introducing two new compact, self-powered loudspeakers that leverage a new generation of technologies to provide exceptional versatility for covering a wide range of installed and portable applications.
McMahon Promoted and Sales Structure RealignedFebruary 5, 2020Meyer Sound has promoted a key executive and announced a strategic realignment of sales and technical services to realize greater efficiency, closer collaboration and faster response to customer needs. The changes were prompted by continuing sales growth globally in all market verticals.
Shanghai Arts Center Celebrates China’s First Constellation System February 3, 2020Nine Trees Shanghai Future Art Centre, opened to the public in late 2019, is the new crown jewel for arts and culture in China’s most populous city. Located in the city’s Fengxian District and nestled deep in a forest preserve, the Centre’s organically inspired structure houses three theatre spaces equipped with Meyer Sound audio reinforcement systems. The largest auditorium also claims the first Constellation active acoustic system in China.
Constellation Morphs Supper Club at L.A.’s Alluring VERSEJanuary 27, 2020Disrupting the restaurant world just before Christmas, VERSE in Los Angeles audaciously incorporated the sound quality of a premier recording studio into a relaxed yet elegant supper club. To ensure the ultimate listening experience, VERSE features a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustics system along with a direct reinforcement system based on ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeakers.
New Products, Technology Demos and Relaxing Hospitality on Tap for ISEJanuary 22, 2020At ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound will debut two much-anticipated loudspeaker products, demonstrate a new digital tool for spatial sound design and mixing, and welcome attendees into the relaxing atmosphere of the Sonic Lounge, a casual show floor retreat.
CenterStaging Rehearsal Studios Elevate Audio with LEOPARD Systems January 14, 2020CenterStaging, Southern California’s leading rehearsal facility, has raised the bar on in-house audio quality by offering Meyer Sound loudspeakers exclusively. In consultation with Meyer Sound engineers, CenterStaging General Manager James “Jimbo” Neal has equipped all of the facility’s 12 rooms with a self-powered Meyer Sound system — including a total of 24 LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers — each configured for optimum performance given the specific room volume and dimensions.
New Systems Highlight 50th Anniversary of India’s National Centre for the Performing ArtsJanuary 7, 2020Widely heralded as one of India’s leading cultural institutions, The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai recently celebrated 50 years of presenting an extraordinary array of dance, drama and musical performances by Indian and international artists.
Memorable Avicii Tribute Concert Supported by LEO Family SystemDecember 17, 2019Setting a new all-time attendance record for the venue, more than 58,000 admirers streamed into Stockholm’s vast Friends Arena on December 5th for the Avicii Tribute Concert, a celebration of the life and work of beloved DJ and producer Tim Bergling — known professionally as Avicii.
LYON from Solotech Powers New Era at The Colosseum at Caesars PalaceDecember 12, 2019Following a summer hiatus for significant technical and design upgrades, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace relaunched in September to herald a new era at Las Vegas’ premier music showcase. Originally completed in 2003 to house Céline Dion’s record-shattering residency “A New Day,” since first opening, The Colosseum has relied on Meyer Sound reinforcement systems supplied and installed by Solotech, a global leader in AV solutions and services.
Expanded Footprint and Hospitality at NAMM 2020December 10, 2019Recognizing the importance of the annual event to audio professionals, Meyer Sound has booked its largest-ever exhibit space for the 2020 NAMM Show, scheduled for the Anaheim Convention Center from January 16th to 19th. The floor booth (17219) fronts an adjacent, spacious demo room (17218) that will be fully stocked with the latest additions to Meyer Sound’s definitive line of self-powered loudspeakers.
Constellation Redefines the Possible at Sun Valley’s Argyros Performing Arts CenterDecember 3, 2019Located in Ketchum, the principal city of Idaho’s Sun Valley resort area, The Argyros Performing Arts Center presents a broad spectrum of performances in its 462-capacity theatre, ranging from dance, film, lectures and comedy to drama and concerts by local and touring classical, jazz, blues and pop/rock musicians.
LEO Family Propels J Balvin’s “Arcoiris Tour” Across North AmericaNovember 21, 2019After captivating audiences throughout South America and the Caribbean to establish himself as reggaeton’s reigning megastar, Colombian singer J Balvin has further expanded his global fan base on the current, four-continent “Arcoiris Tour.” To anchor audio production for the recently concluded North American leg, the tour relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family line array system supplied by PRG Music Group.
Marc Anthony Makes a Splash with OPUS Tour via LEO Family SystemNovember 20, 2019Tropical salsa sensation Marc Anthony is currently on the road on his OPUS Tour in support of the March record release of the same name. Starting back in September, the tour will continue into March 2020 in North America with a Meyer Sound LEO Family system, provided by PRG Music Group.
Largest Permanent Installation of New ULTRA-X40 at Austria Center Vienna November 19, 2019Located adjacent to the United Nations headquarters complex in Austria’s capital city, Austria Center Vienna (ACV) is an expansive conference and exhibition facility offering 24 presentation halls for 100 to 4,320 participants along with 180 smaller meeting rooms and 22,000 square meters of exhibition space.
New Audiences Reached with Festival Presence ExpansionNovember 12, 2019For Meyer Sound, 2019 was the year of exciting new product launches and an increase in global festival collaborations. Starting as early as February, Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker solutions were deployed at more than 60 festivals with musical genres ranging from heavy metal to jazz music. For five festivals, hospitality lounges were added to provide a relaxation space for the hardworking production crews on the road.
Partnership with National Sawdust Opens New Realms for Musical InnovationNovember 7, 2019Since it launched in 2015, Brooklyn, New York’s National Sawdust has been heralded as a world-leading incubator of new music talent as well as an intimate performance venue with excellent acoustics. Looking ahead to its fifth season, National Sawdust further elevated its reputation through a partnership with Meyer Sound, unveiling their new LINA direct reinforcement, Constellation active acoustics and Spacemap dynamic spatial audio mixing systems.
Compass 4.6 Software Offers Milan Integration and Streamlined System ConfigurationNovember 4, 2019Meyer Sound has announced the release of version 4.6 of its Compass control software package, the first to incorporate new feature sets for full control of Meyer Sound devices, including the Milan-certified GALAXY processors.
“Sonic Crystals” a Synthesis of Sound Art and Selective Noise ControlOctober 28, 2019More than just another summer rock festival, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival is a broad meeting ground where music, visual arts and technology come together to form a dynamic creative community. As one example, during the 2019 event Meyer Sound partnered with the festival’s creative team and students at the Danish Technical University to design and construct an intriguing “sonic crystals” demonstration project.
Constellation Hits the Sweet Spot at Brown Sugar KitchenOctober 22, 2019At its best, fine dining pleases all the senses and annoys none. For Tanya Holland, owner and executive chef at Brown Sugar Kitchen, the quality of sound heard inside the restaurant plays a critical role in complementing what her guests experience with food and drink. To ensure the optimum listening experience, Holland chose to install a Meyer Sound Constellation system at her new uptown Oakland, California location.
LINA Strikes a Chord at Chicago’s Renowned Orchestra HallOctober 16, 2019Chicago’s historic Orchestra Hall recently updated their audio production capabilities with the installation of a new sound reinforcement system based on LINA line array loudspeakers, the newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s LEO Family.
Meyer Sound Asia Established with Singapore Office, New Asia Partnerships AnnouncedOctober 10, 2019Sharpening its focus on the fast-growing markets of the Far East and Oceania, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. has established Meyer Sound Asia as a new entity to guide marketing and technical support operations throughout the region.
The Musical Magic of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The MusicalOctober 8, 2019When Baz Luhrmann debuted Moulin Rouge! in 2001, his fantastical tale of “truth, beauty, freedom, and love” at the famed Parisian nightclub was heralded for reinventing the movie musical, with its exuberant cast of characters, frenetic visuals, and more-is-more production numbers that juxtaposed the Belle époque drama onscreen with a tapestry of modern pop hits.
LEOPARD System Powers Summer Residency at The Mann CenterOctober 4, 2019For several years, The Philadelphia Orchestra has spent their summers in residence at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. This year, Meyer Sound rental partners, DBS Audio Systems Inc. of nearby Coatesville, PA brought in a LEO Family system of LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers to support the season's various events.
Point Source Solutions Take Center Stage at AES New YorkOctober 2, 2019Meyer Sound will showcase a new generation of point source loudspeakers at AES New York 2019, underscoring continuing innovations in a line extending back four decades to when John Meyer and legendary Broadway sound designer Abe Jacob created the groundbreaking UPA loudspeaker.
Cape Cod Melody Tent Thrives with LEOPARDSeptember 25, 2019The Cape Cod Melody Tent was among dozens of “music circus” tents that sprouted up around the United States in the 1950s, with most of these seasonal venues presenting light operettas and summer stock musicals. Looking to extend even further into its seventh decade, the Cape Cod Melody Tent upgraded to a Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array system at the beginning of the 2019 season.
Copenhagen Fashion WeekSeptember 24, 2019During Copenhagen Fashion Week (CPHFW) in August, the event partnered with Boozt.com to power the Copenhagen Fashion Week x BOOZT.com show at Forum Copenhagen. The biannual show occurs every January and August and is Scandinavia's only fashion week. The August 5th evening show was powered by a Meyer Sound system, provided by local rental partners ShowTech Event Group.
Chicago Area High School Steps Up Production Values with LINASeptember 17, 2019Named for the two Chicago suburbs it serves, Oak Park and River Forest High School has earned national recognition for academic excellence and is renowned throughout the Chicago metro area for its outstanding programs in the performing arts. To ensure that students and faculty receive optimal support from the latest technology, the school recently replaced the aging sound reinforcement system in its 1,500-seat main auditorium with Meyer Sound LINA line array loudspeakers.
Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Deliver "Epic" S&M2September 12, 2019For two shows in early September, Metallica teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony for the first event in San Francisco’s Chase Center — the gleaming new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors — while surrounded by capacity audiences of 18,000 for each show. Staged in the round and dubbed S&M2 (in homage to 1999 S&M concert and recording with the same orchestra), the 2019 shows had 70-plus musicians encircling the band with conductor Edwin Outwater perched on the perimeter of a rotating stage.
National Museum of QatarSeptember 10, 2019The imposing National Museum of Qatar rises from the desert floor like a striking mirage. Each gallery captivates the visitor in a multimedia experience of Qatar’s history, with the sweeping wall-wide video projections supported by multichannel sound designs heard through immersive Meyer Sound systems controlled by D-Mitri digital audio platforms and comprising hundreds of hidden IntelligentDC loudspeakers.
46th Edition of the Telluride Film FestivalSeptember 6, 2019Through a long-term partnership with a goal of creating extraordinary film experiences, Meyer Sound and Telluride have collaborated to bring a custom designed Meyer Sound cinema sound system to three of the festival major venues, including the 650 seat Werner Herzog Theatre, converted each year from a hockey rink; the Galaxy, converted from a middle-school gymnasium and The Nugget, originally built in 1892 as a bank and converted to a movie theatre in 1935.
Unique “5-in-1” System Solution for Switzerland’s Lavish Fête des VigneronsSeptember 4, 2019A Swiss cultural tradition that extends back to 1797, the Fête des Vignerons (“Festival of the Winegrowers”) is held no more than five times each century in the small city of Vevey. This summer’s edition attracted record attendance, drawing more than a million visitors between July 18 and August 11.
LEO Family and ULTRA-X40 Power Garcia's Forest at the LOCKN' FestivalAugust 28, 2019The seventh edition of the LOCKN' Festival is in the books after four days of music, dance, and love at the Oak Ridge and Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, VA. Meyer Sound rental partners DBS Audio Systems, Inc., based out of Coatesville, PA, joined the 2019 LOCKN' Festival for a second year to provide the sound for the Garcia's Forest and Super VIP stages.
Mohegan Sun Shines with LYON Arena SystemAugust 27, 2019The flagship property in a growing portfolio of casino-resorts, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut is renowned as an East Coast destination for lively gaming and top-billed entertainment. Recently, Mohegan Sun management upped the stakes in its bid to attract more world-class musical artists and further enhance the audience experience by investing in a Meyer Sound LEO? Family reinforcement system for the resort’s 10,000-capacity arena.
One Dozen Years at Outside Lands’ Main StageAugust 19, 2019Widely heralded as one of America’s premier music and arts festivals, Outside Lands has been staged every August since 2008 in San Francisco’s expansive Golden Gate Park. Since the event’s inception, audio for the "Lands End" main stage has been delivered through a Meyer Sound system as supplied by legendary Bay Area rental company UltraSound.
Ed Sheeran Sets New All-Time Touring Record with Support from LEO FamilyAugust 12, 2019Ed Sheeran’s epic ÷ (“Divide”) Tour has been elevated to Pollstar’s highest ranking tour of all time, handily outdistancing the old marks for both tour gross receipts and attendance totals. As has been the case since the globe-circling odyssey launched in 2017, Sheeran’s veteran audio crew relies on a Meyer Sound LEO Family system to ensure an intimate, one-to-one audio connection between the appealing pop icon and his legions of devoted fans.
LEO Family a Main Stage Attraction on China’s Festival CircuitAugust 8, 2019China’s burgeoning music festival scene is in full swing this summer, with many exuberant and eclectic gatherings across the vast nation relying on new Meyer Sound LEO Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing.
JM-1P Comes Right to the Point for Mississippi’s Elegant Riley CenterJuly 31, 2019Originally built in 1889, the elegant theatre at the heart of Mississippi State University’s Riley Center in Meridian was painstakingly renovated before reopening as a performing arts venue in 2006. In both its 19th and 21st century incarnations, the room was celebrated for its intimate feel, open sight lines and excellent natural acoustics.
ULTRA-X40 Debut Highlights at Montreux Jazz FestivalJuly 24, 2019The Montreux Jazz Festival wrapped up 17 days of magnificent music-making on July 13, with a total of nearly a quarter million attendees thronging into multiple venues along the scenic shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva. For the 33rd consecutive year, Meyer Sound was selected as the festival’s Official Sound Provider, with LEO Family line arrays flown in all three principal venues and scaled-down systems — two anchored by the new ULTRA-X40 point-source loudspeaker —at the smaller venues.
Roskilde 2019: Partnering to Elevate the Festival ExperienceJuly 17, 2019This June, Meyer Sound returned to Denmark as the exclusive sound provider for the Roskilde Festival, Northern Europe’s largest and longest-running music festival.
Total Immersion in “An Encounter with Lux Prima” with Karen O and Danger MouseJuly 11, 2019For four days in late April, more than 3,500 visitors experienced a 35-minute multisensory art installation called “An Encounter with Lux Prima.” Conceived by Karen O and Danger Mouse as an immersive introduction to their new album collaboration, the audacious event — sixteen sessions in all — was held at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles.
33rd Year as Official Sound Provider at Montreux Jazz FestivalJune 26, 2019Meyer Sound is the Official Sound Provider for the 53rd edition of the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, marking 33 consecutive years of collaborative association between Meyer Sound and Switzerland’s celebrated annual event.
New Systems Heighten the Fan Experience at Stanford Athletic VenuesJune 25, 2019Stanford University has completed the first phase of a major upgrade program of sound reinforcement systems across its campus athletic venues. By early summer of this year, all-new Meyer Sound systems based on column array loudspeakers (CAL) with advanced beam-shaping technology were in place at 50,000-capacity Stanford Stadium, the Avery Aquatic Center, and the Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium.
LEOPARD Supports Iconic Atlas Opera at LA PhilJune 25, 2019Three years ago, Meyer Sound was asked to partner with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) in support of Director Yuval Sharon’s three-year term as Artist in Residence. It’s been an extraordinary journey — from War of the Worlds, to John Cage’s rarely performed Europeras, and finally, to Atlas.
Two Leading Spokane Venues Concur on LEOPARDJune 19, 2019The two foremost performing arts venues in Spokane, Washington have upgraded their audio capabilities with the installation of essentially identical new reinforcement systems, differing only in respect to scaling of array size to venue capacity. Both systems are based around Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers as supplied by Eugene, Oregon-based George Relles Sound.
Galileo GALAXY Leads the Way with Milan Certification from Avnu AllianceJune 12, 2019Today, Meyer Sound announces that its Galileo GALAXY network platform has been certified as fully compliant with the new, AVB-based, Milan deterministic network protocol. Milan certification, provided through Avnu Alliance, ensures that Galileo GALAXY processors will offer seamless interoperability with all other Milan-certified devices in the signal chain, regardless of function or manufacturer. GALAXY is among the first products to receive Milan certification.
Tony-Winning Broadway ProductionsJune 10, 2019Meyer Sound systems continue to power the most celebrated productions along the Great White Way, with Tony-winning shows relying on LEOPARD, LYON, and LINA systems to deliver exhilarating sonic experiences.
Festival Soundscapes Brought to Life for New Orleans Jazz Museum ExhibitionJune 5, 2019Meyer Sound partnered with Relix Magazine to provide sound for the exhibit’s installation and events, which brought together artists, photographers, musicians, and historians to explore the history of the relationship between the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, examining ways the city and event continually influence and honor each other.
LEO Family Back for Another Round of TobyMac’s “HITS DEEP Tour”May 28, 2019Enduringly popular Christian artist TobyMac was back on the road this year for the fourth edition of his HITS DEEP tour, a perennial winter-into-spring music celebration that circulates through arenas across the United States.
Audio Clarity, Locally and Globally, at TEDMay 23, 2019Meyer Sound has announced a multi-year partnership agreement to supply audio reinforcement systems for the annual TED Conference, the flagship event for the iconic, multi-faceted global community dedicated to spreading new insights and ideas for the benefit of humanity.
Debut of ULTRA-X40 and Previews of Spacemap LIVE at InfoCommMay 21, 2019For InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Meyer Sound has expanded its booth and demo room footprints to showcase multiple new products — most notably the ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeaker — and to immerse visitors in a captivating preview of Spacemap LIVE a prototype spatial sound mixing tool.
Spatial Technology at MoogfestMay 14, 2019Meyer Sound returned to Durham, North Carolina from April 25–28 for its second year as the Official Sound Partner of Moogfest, the landmark festival that brings together the most visionary and creative minds in music, art, and technology.
39th Richard C. Heyser Memorial LectureMay 13, 2019At the 145th Annual Audio Engineering Society New York in October 2018, Meyer Sound President & CEO John Meyer led the 39th Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture. His keynote presentation, "Taking the Room Out of the Loudspeaker: New Tools for Transparent Reproduction," discussed his long history of loudspeaker design and applications.
Constellation Advances Direct Communication at Sweden’s World-Leading Medical SchoolMay 9, 2019Consistently ranked among the world’s leading medical schools, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute recently expanded its Stockholm-area campus with construction of the KI-NEO building. The new facility brings the latest in 21st century learning technologies to the 200-year-old institution, including Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic systems in two principal lecture and conference rooms.
LEOPARD Holds True to the Versatile Voice of Alfie BoeMay 7, 2019Alfie Boe easily ranks among the United Kingdom’s most popular male vocalists, boosted over the past decade by sellout tours and multi-platinum record sales both as a solo artist and as half of the duo “Ball and Boe” with the equally popular Michael Ball.
LEO Family the Clear Choice for Three Southeastern ChurchesMay 2, 2019Exceptional speech clarity and effortless musical transparency have made Meyer Sound LEO Family loudspeaker systems the choice for two fast-growing churches in Georgia and another in Florida.
Innovative LEO Family Configuration Makes Closer Better for Michael Bublé and FansApril 29, 2019After a four year touring hiatus, smooth pop megastar Michael Bublé has returned to his adoring fans for 91 shows in North America and Europe. Dubbed "An Evening with Michael Bublé," the 2019 edition relies — as have Bublé’s tours for nearly a dozen years — on a Meyer Sound system supplied by Montreal-based Solotech.
Technologies Elevate Creative Potential at Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9: Raisbeck Music CenterApril 23, 2019The Seattle Symphony has expanded creative possibilities for musical performance and composition throughout the community with the opening of Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, an intimate venue inside the orchestra’s home at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.
Sensual Sound Technology Lends Visceral Impact to Apocalypse Now Final Cut at Tribeca Film Festival PremiereApril 22, 2019Forty years after its original 1979 release, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s celebrated masterpiece of the Vietnam War era has been restored, remastered and re-released as Apocalypse Now Final Cut.
Peak Energy Efficiency and Zero Waste at “Recycled” Berkeley CampusApril 16, 2019Meyer Sound has announced a renewed commitment to further reduce energy consumption, cut manufacturing waste to zero, and provide more incentives for employees to reduce their personal carbon footprints.
CAL Hard to Find but Easy to Hear at Southwest ChurchesApril 10, 2019Two markedly different churches in the Southwest have found a common solution in Meyer Sound’s CAL column array loudspeakers, with each deploying systems that combine precision-tailored coverage for optimum intelligibility with a barely noticeable cabinet profile.
Tech Industry Veteran Marc Chutczer to Expand Digital ProgramsApril 4, 2019Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of Silicon Valley veteran executive Marc Chutczer to the newly created position of Vice President of Digital Program Management. In his new role, Chutczer will take charge of one of the most significant refocusing efforts in the 40-year history of the company.
Bands, Brands, and BBQ at SXSW 2019April 1, 2019The SXSW Music Festival is about discovery: For the 2,000 artists taking the stages of every bar, club, and concert venue in Austin, it’s an opportunity to connect with fans and vie for the attention of executives hoping to sign the “Next Big Thing.” For 160,000 music lovers, it’s a chance to share space with both legendary icons and the hottest undiscovered talent.
Second Year of Roskilde Festival Partnership Spotlights Internationally Renowned LineupMarch 27, 2019The Roskilde Festival, the largest annual musical and cultural event in Northern Europe, will partner with Meyer Sound again in 2019 for its 49th edition. Held near the Danish town of Roskilde from June 29 to July 6, this year’s event marks the second year of a five-year partnership between Meyer Sound and the festival, with all stages deploying Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems exclusively.
LINA and LEOPARD Return for Good to London’s National Theatre as Part of Sound PartnershipMarch 25, 2019Lavished with exuberant praise by critics, a 2017 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies was a complete sellout for the Olivier Theatre — the largest stage of London’s esteemed National Theatre complex.
Sonic Lounge and More to Come to PL+S in FrankfurtMarch 21, 2019Meyer Sound’s ever-popular Sonic Lounge will be reassembled on site at the Messe Frankfurt for the 2019 Prolight + Sound (PL+S) show from April 2 through 5.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Elevates Performances with ConstellationMarch 19, 2019Following a major renovation that involved gutting the main building and constructing an entirely new auditorium inside the old structure, Washington, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts reopened with a stunning performance space that offers the flexibility of Meyer Sound’s Constellation acoustic system.
Continued Expansion with New Hires and PromotionsMarch 12, 2019Reflecting a rising global demand for the company’s products and services, Meyer Sound has announced four new hires and a key promotion.
LEOPARD Scores a TKO with “Dream System” for Intense UFC EventsMarch 6, 2019Since late last year, live sound for the globally popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts events has punched through the roar of arena crowds with more impact and clarity thanks to a new, custom-configured Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on LEOPARD line array loudspeakers. Dedicated exclusively to audio support for all UFC events in North America, this “dream system” comprising 120 total loudspeakers was devised specifically for the demands of UFC bouts.
Constellation System Turns a Historic Barn in Norway into a World Class Concert VenueFebruary 28, 2019Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and a group of acclaimed musicians will focus on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich for the fourth annual Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, presented August 8-11, 2019. Organized by the Barionet Rosendal, the festival takes place by Norway’s Hardanger Fjord, a magnificent location surrounded by mountains, glaciers and waterfalls. The primary concert venue is the Riddersalen, a one-time barn now transformed into an optimum environment for musical enjoyment thanks to acoustical enhancement from a Meyer Sound Constellation system.
Las Vegas’ Opulent Venetian Theatre Rocks Harder with New LYON SystemFebruary 25, 2019Although the Venetian Theatre’s sumptuous interior harkens back to 19th century Paris, the recent installation of a new Meyer Sound LEO Family system has thrust the 1700-seat Las Vegas showroom to the forefront of 21st century AVB-networked audio technology.
IntelligentDC a Perfect Match for Newest terrain Event VenueFebruary 20, 2019The new Terrain Gardens at Devon yard has quickly emerged as the prime location for upscale weddings, parties and corporate events in the Main Line suburbs west of Philadelphia. The venue’s lush, horticultural setting creates a lavish backdrop for special occasions year-round, with locally-inspired menus, signature cocktails and hand-selected wines complemented by a sonically impeccable yet virtually invisible Meyer Sound IntelligentDC loudspeaker system.
Flexibility of IntelligentDC Systems Extended with New MPS-482HP Power SupplyFebruary 6, 2019The new MPS-482HP two-channel power supply extends the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of IntelligentDC, an exclusive Meyer Sound technology that enables remote DC powering of self-powered loudspeaker systems.
UPQ Line Updated with New Amplifier, New Processing and Third Coverage OptionFebruary 5, 2019Drawing on technologies developed for the LEO Family line array systems, Meyer Sound has updated its popular and proven UPQ point source loudspeakers with a new class D amplifier, new on-board signal processing for optimized frequency and phase response, and a 13 pound overall weight reduction.
Entirely New Point Source Loudspeaker Design Previewed at ISEFebruary 4, 2019At ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is previewing the most innovative redesign of its point source loudspeakers since the introduction of self-powered systems more than two decades ago. The new loudspeaker series is designated ULTRA-X40.
Sound Quality Matched to World-Class Artistry at Emerging Canadian Music FestivalsJanuary 30, 2019Meyer Sound has been named as Official Sound Partner and Major Sponsor of the Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, Voices of Freedom and the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, all based in Niagara-by-the-Lake in southern Ontario’s wine country. Working in close cooperation with GerrAudio Distribution, the company’s Canadian distributor, Meyer Sound will be providing all audio systems for the up-and-coming festivals’ year-round eclectic programs of jazz and classical music.
New Point Source Loudspeaker Introduced at ISEJanuary 24, 2019Meyer Sound has expanded its footprint for ISE 2019, with this year’s larger stand (1-M90) encompassing more new and existing product offerings plus interactive displays and a spacious hospitality area for relaxed, in-depth engagement with dealers, consultants and end-users. Booth highlights include two new product introductions — a versatile IntelligentDC power supply and an updated UPQ loudspeaker series — plus the unveiling of an entirely new point source loudspeaker design.
Introducing M-Noise Test Signal for ‘Real World’ Loudspeaker SPL MeasurementsJanuary 18, 2019Meyer Sound has introduced M-Noise, a new test signal that will promote standardized measurement of a loudspeaker system’s maximum linear output. A mathematically derived test signal that effectively emulates the dynamic characteristics of music, M-Noise enables a far more accurate measurement of a loudspeaker system’s linear peak SPL in any application requiring reproduction of musical content.
UP-4slim System and Immersive Demo Highlighted at NAMM ShowJanuary 8, 2019The Meyer Sound booth (17800) at the 2019 NAMM Show will feature a display of the new UP-4slim system while also offering the content creation community an opportunity to experience a 7.1.4 immersive demo using Amie precision studio monitors in a small studio environment.
LEO Family System Connects Pope Francis to Lithuanian Faithful at Open-Air MassDecember 19, 2018The high point of Pope Francis’ three-day, early autumn visit to Lithuania was an open-air Holy Mass celebrated for more than 100,000 of the faithful at Sàntakos Park in the city of Kaunas. For flawless audio reinforcement of the momentous event, Lithuanian rental company NGR Service deployed a massive 228-loudspeaker Meyer Sound system anchored by LEO Family line arrays.
CAL System Focused for Flexibility at The Classical Academy in Colorado SpringsDecember 17, 2018An audio reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound CAL 64 column array loudspeakers has boosted the performing arts at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs by providing exceptional flexibility and superlative sound quality in the school’s new 635-seat theatre. Equipped with advanced beam steering and beam splitting capabilities, the discreet CAL loudspeakers ensure clear articulation for spoken word and amplified events within a relatively reverberant room acoustic that is eminently suitable for jazz bands and choral performances.
Major Updates Announced for MAPP XT and Compass Software ProgramsDecember 13, 2018Meyer Sound has announced significant upgrades of its MAPP XT system design tool and Compass control software, including greater integration between the two platforms along with new, streamlined workflows and inclusion of data sets for new products.
New USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer Fits Forceful Bass into a Tight SpaceDecember 12, 2018Meyer Sound has introduced the USW-210P Compact Narrow Subwoofer, a self-powered loudspeaker providing robust forceful low-frequency reproduction in a slender form factor that is ideally suited to space-restricted installations or very small performance stages. The dual 10-inch driver configuration produces greater output than typical single 12-inch designs, making the USW-210P a preferred alternative wherever convincing bass power must be combined with minimal cabinet width and depth.
New Depth Brought to the Caymus Tasting Room ExperienceDecember 5, 2018Legendary Napa Valley winery Caymus Vineyards has a rich history in California, stretching back to the 1850s, when ancestors of the Wagner family came to Napa Valley by wagon train from Bible Grove, Missouri. Other family members followed, emigrating from the winegrowing regions of Alsace, France and Rheinpfalz.
Roskilde Festival Offers a Rare “Laboratory” for ResearchNovember 29, 2018Thanks to its unprecedented partnership with Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Meyer Sound realized a rare opportunity to make precision measurements on the effect of variable atmospheric conditions on concert sound reinforcement.
Impeccable Aural Ambience for Denmark’s Café Vivaldi ChainNovember 28, 2018As befits an enterprise named after an illustrious composer of convivial “foreground music,” Denmark’s Café Vivaldi places a high priority on sound quality in its casual restaurants. To ensure the optimum aural ambience, Copenhagen-based Prime Production has installed Meyer Sound IntelligentDC reinforcement systems for recorded music playback and — in many cases — live music presentations at nine Café Vivaldi locations, with more planned for the future.
LEO Family Soars with Twenty One Pilots on “Bandito Tour”November 19, 2018Flying high on their number one album release, Trench, avant-garde rock icons Twenty One Pilots blazed across the United States through the fall months on their sellout “Bandito Tour.” Packing A-level arenas at every stop, frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun underscored the show’s physical acrobatics and visual pyrotechnics with potent audio delivered by a 138-loudspeaker Meyer Sound LEO Family system supplied by VER Tour Sound in partnership with Concert Investor.
Global Superstar Jason Derulo Delivers High-Energy “2Sides World Tour” Across Europe Using LEO FamilyNovember 12, 2018Riding a string of hit singles, from his chart-topping “Whatcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” feat. 2 Chainz to this year’s “Goodbye” with David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj and Willy William, Jason Derulo blazed through European arenas this fall on his “2Sides World Tour.” To deliver Derulo’s incandescent blend of R&B, hip-hop and pop with intimacy and impact, production manager and FOH engineer Rick Wright relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system as supplied by U.K.-based Wigwam Acoustics.
LINA Harmonizes Eye and Ear at Las Vegas’ Holy Spirit Catholic ChurchNovember 6, 2018By blending contemporary Southwestern architecture with a striking variety of modern and traditional inspirational art, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Las Vegas immerses up to 1600 worshippers in an extraordinary visual experience. For an equally captivating aural experience, a concealed Meyer Sound reinforcement system supplies crisp speech intelligibility along with the power reserves and linear response needed to support a diverse music program.
Captivating ‘Grand Finale’ to The Mile-Long OperaOctober 31, 2018A quintessential “only in New York” event, The Mile-Long Opera placed more than 1,000 stationary vocalists singly and in groups along the city’s High Line linear park for six nights in early October. The sellout audiences entered the park — a brilliantly repurposed stretch of elevated railway — and progressed as pedestrians through the 25 “acts” of the opera.
Godsmack and Shinedown Deliver a Double Blast Propelled by LEO FamilyOctober 25, 2018With two headline bands combining their drawing power, hard rock luminaries Godsmack and Shinedown packed 40 A-market sheds and arenas across the USA on a double-barreled summer tour that left the crowds stomping and chanting for more. The cross-country headline sweep was powered from beginning to end by a Meyer Sound LEO Family system with a wide wrap-around of LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD line arrays and with a pummeling low end delivered through an arced array of 1100-LFC low frequency control elements.
‘Auditory Cinema’ at San Francisco’s de Young MuseumOctober 17, 2018In a reverse twist on the silent movies of old, The Companions: A Lost Screenplay is a film without moving images. Or, as described in accompanying notes from the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the sound installation becomes “a type of auditory cinema that explores the vital role sound plays in shaping narrative and affective space in film.” The 20-minute work, “shown” in the de Young’s iconic observation floor (one of the free spaces within the museum), couples sweeping 360-degree views of the city to a soundtrack of music and sound effects as reproduced through a 24-channel system of Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound Announces New PromotionsOctober 15, 2018Looking to sharpen focus and improve customer communication across key market areas, Meyer Sound has announced promotions and restructured roles for top-level marketing personnel. John McMahon has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing; Steve Ellison has been named Director, Spatial Sound; Miles Rogers has been promoted to Business Development Manager, Cinema & Content Creation Markets; and Tim Boot has been tapped as Director of Digital Product Experience.
Tarek Atoui Pushes the Boundaries of Sound ArtOctober 8, 2018International sound artist Tarek Atoui is renowned for fusing imagination with technology to develop innovative ‘instruments’ that expand the boundaries of how we perceive sonic experiences. Although based in Paris, Atoui travels worldwide with his instruments, presenting interactive workshops and free-form improvisational concerts at museums and arts festivals.
AVB Networks Build a New Backbone at Roskilde FestivalOctober 3, 2018AVB networks were employed as the signal backbone for Meyer Sound systems at three stages of the 2018 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, marking the first time the technology has been used to interconnect the company’s GALAXY network platforms for a major European rock festival. The fiber optic networks were configured for the event’s two largest stages, Orange and Arena, using new Luminex GigaCore 10 switches while the smaller Pavilion stage employed switches by Extreme Networks.
Record-shattering Ed Sheeran Tour Pleases the Masses with LEO FamilyOctober 1, 2018Propelled by an unbroken string of sellouts in NFL-sized stadiums, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (“Divide”) Tour continues to draw thousands of fans from around the world to hear the unstoppable one-man band. As has been the case from the beginning of his “A” level tours, Sheeran connects with his adoring throngs through a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system provided by UK-based Major Tom, Ltd. The production team relies on the power and transparency of LEO Family to deliver the dynamic punch of the music while creating a sense of intimate connection between Sheeran and his fans.
Intimacy and Impact Added to Dr. Atomic at Santa Fe OperaSeptember 24, 2018With this past summer’s acclaimed production by the Santa Fe Opera, 73 years after the first blinding nuclear detonation, Dr. Atomic finally came home. This 2005 contemporary opera by composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars centers on the inner turmoil of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer as he headed development of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos Laboratories, situated barely 20 miles from the opera’s Crosby Theatre.
Meyer Sound Expands Presence at Telluride Film FestivalSeptember 19, 2018Meyer Sound and the Telluride Film Festival have announced a decade-long partnership agreement which outlines a fourfold expansion of theatres equipped with 100% Meyer Sound cinema systems. For this year’s festival, held over Labor Day weekend, the Galaxy Theatre joined the flagship Werner Herzog Theatre as a second venue to offer complete, premium Meyer Sound systems. In addition, the Palm Theatre and the Nugget Theatre will be fully furnished with Meyer Sound systems in the coming years as part of the continuing collaboration.
DMB Taps Pent-Up Demand on Jam-Packed Summer Tour with LEO FamilySeptember 12, 2018The Dave Matthews Band didn’t tour in 2017, so this year the legions of loyal fans packed into amphitheaters and festival grounds as the DMB zig-zagged from coast to coast in support of its number-one charting studio album, Come Tomorrow. From Texas in May through the final September shows in California, the tour’s audio production again relied on a Meyer Sound LEO Family system supplied by Martinez, California-based UltraSound.
New Hires and PromotionsSeptember 10, 2018In response to increased global demand and expanding research activities at its Berkeley, California headquarters, Meyer Sound has added three new hires and announced a key promotion.
Wide-Open B-2 Fest Rocks BelarusSeptember 6, 2018It was an unforgettable party more than three decades in the making when legendary rock band B-2 returned to its home turf of Belarus for a one-day free concert in front of 120,000 rapturous fans. Staged in a vast open park in front of Bobriusk Arena, the event was powered by a massive Meyer Sound reinforcement system anchored by LEO Family loudspeakers and bolstered by additional MILO and MICA line arrays.
Maluma F.A.M.E. Tour Ignites Two Continents under LEO Family PowerSeptember 4, 2018As an encore to the sizzling, sold-out 23-city North American leg of his F.A.M.E. Tour, Colombian singer Maluma recently launched a 21-city European arena tour. To maximize the excitement on both sides of the Atlantic, audio production was anchored by potent Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems supplied by VER Tour Sound in North America and Fluge Audiovisual of Madrid for the European swing.
LINA Steps into the Arena at University of Maryland Baltimore CountyAugust 29, 2018The new $85 million UMBC Event Center is the long-anticipated new home for indoor sporting events at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and in addition it serves as a flexible venue for hosting concerts, convocations and graduations, trade shows and other events. About 4,700 fans are accommodated for UMBC Retriever basketball and volleyball games, with uniform audio coverage and “pump ‘em up” power supplied by a distributed system based on Meyer Sound’s new LINA ultra-compact line arrays.
Constellation Expands Musical Possibilities at Monash University in MelbourneAugust 14, 2018As the technology centerpiece of a total renovation project, a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system has been installed in the 561-seat Alexander Theatre at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Originally designed and built for spoken word dramatic presentation, the Alexander Theatre is now capable of hosting the full spectrum of acoustic music performances and, in conjunction with the complementary LEOPARD line array direct reinforcement system, all genres of amplified performances as well. The Constellation system is the first in a dedicated performing arts venue in Australia.
Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium Claims Another "First" with AVB-Networked CAL SystemAugust 1, 2018Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca (Azteca Stadium) claims an impressive number of "firsts", including the first stadium to host two FIFA World Cup Final matches (1970 and 1986) and serving as principal venue for the first Olympic Games held in Latin America (1966). In addition, the official capacity of 87,000 ranks it first among stadiums in Latin America, while a breathtaking elevation of 2,195 meters makes it the highest among the world’s elite association football stadiums.
First Patent on Breakthrough Technology in Bluehorn System Studio MonitorJuly 25, 2018Meyer Sound has been awarded a United States patent on proprietary digital technologies that enable the Bluehorn System to reproduce complex musical signals with absolutely flat frequency and phase response across the full audio bandwidth, an unprecedented achievement in high-power studio monitors.
LEO Family at 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in RussiaJuly 17, 2018The 2018 FIFA World Cup has begun at Luzhniki Stadium — the largest sports stadium in Russia. An opening ceremony was held June 14 with sound support by local rental company Arlecchino Techno.
LEO Family “Beast” Prowls on Post Malone TourJuly 16, 2018Best-selling hip-hop artist Post Malone recently wrapped up the North American leg of his 2018 tour in support of his latest album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, which broke streaming records on Spotify the day it was released and zoomed to the top of the Billboard Hot 200. The 26-city tour of mixed arenas and outdoor sheds was supported by a massive Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system supplied by VER Tour Sound.
Roskilde Festival Celebrates Launch of Groundbreaking PartnershipJuly 10, 2018The Roskilde Festival 2018 marked the first year of a multi-faceted partnership with Meyer Sound, creating a new paradigm in both large scale festival sound as well as launching pillar programs in education and training, scientific research and development — all with the goal of elevating the festival experience for the audience, technicians and artists alike.
The Band’s Visit Leads Parade of Broadway ProductionsJuly 2, 2018Once again Meyer Sound systems are powering the music along the Great White Way, with top-grossing hit productions relying on LEO Family line arrays and UltraSeries loudspeakers. Following the Tony Awards ceremonies in early June, certainly the most celebrated of the current group – recipient of an astonishing ten awards – is the subtly engaging new musical, The Band’s Visit.
Penn State University’s Eisenhower Auditorium Welcomes New Era with LEO FamilyJune 28, 2018Penn State University notched up the technical capabilities for its performing arts programs with the recent installation of a Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement system in Eisenhower Auditorium, the flagship facility of the Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus in State College, Pennsylvania. At a school renowned for its Nittany Lions athletic teams, the new state-of-the-art reinforcement system is appropriately anchored by 24 LYON line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound Returns to Montreux for 32nd Year as Official Sound ProviderJune 21, 2018When the 52nd edition of the fabled Montreux Jazz Festival kicks off on June 29, it will mark the 32nd consecutive year that Berkeley, California-based Meyer Sound has been selected as Official Sound Provider.
Audiences Loosen Up and Let Go in Immersive Performance Installation at Park Avenue ArmoryJune 21, 2018Renowned American multi-disciplinary artist Nick Cave’s “The Let Go” – part performance art, part dance hall and part community gathering – is bringing audiences together in Park Avenue Armory through July 1. Audiences are encouraged to let go as “chase,” a massive, multi-colored Mylar sculpture, glides gracefully through the space, creating a visual spectacle and, as The New York Times said, “rallying New Yorkers toward playful, sweaty abandon.”
Amsterdam Studio Joins Global Family of Post-Production FacilitiesJune 19, 2018WarnierPosta of Amsterdam is among the latest additions to a growing family of independent audio post-production studios that rely on Meyer Sound’s self-powered monitoring systems. Opened at the end of 2017, WarnierPosta’s new Dolby-certified Atmos re-recording room is housed in a 1100 square meter facility overlooking Amsterdam harbor. The new facility already has credits on a number of notable film productions, including two selections for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The Intimacy and Intensity of Jagged Little Pill at American Repertory TheaterMay 29, 2018A daring stage adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s iconic Jagged Little Pill, which premiered in May at the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center, has pushed the limits of immersive sound design in a musical drama that moves freely between interior intimacy and arena-sized intensity.
UP-4slim UltraCompact Installation Loudspeaker DebutsMay 23, 2018Meyer Sound has introduced the UP-4slim ultra-compact installation loudspeaker, a slender new solution for applications that demand impeccable performance and exceptional power-to-size ratio together with elegant aesthetics.
Smith Center in Las Vegas Upgrades System to LEO FamilyMay 22, 2018Las Vegas is a city of innumerable venues, yet the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall in Las Vegas’ Smith Center for the Performing Arts stands out as a consummate showcase for entertainment and culture. In addition to hosting the Las Vegas Symphony, the Nevada Ballet Theatre and other regional fine arts ensembles, Reynolds Hall is also the city’s leading roadhouse for touring Broadway productions and a preferred site for prestigious pop, rock and jazz concerts.
Interactive, Immersive and Inviting at InfoComm 2018May 16, 2018Meyer Sound will offer a varied menu of attractions at InfoComm in Las Vegas, including stepped-up display technology at the booth, daily raffles for tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows, and a “Sonic Lounge” for relaxation and conversation. The Meyer Sound exhibit floor booth is C1356 while the Sonic Lounge holds forth in room N110.
San Jose Leads the Way with Exhibit Hall Overhead SystemsMay 14, 2018San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center has vaulted to the forefront of global meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) technologies with their installation of the world’s first self-powered Meyer Sound exhibit hall overhead systems. With 226 individually addressable loudspeakers plus 60 subwoofers, this unprecedented solution not only provides flexible, full bandwidth response in standalone operation but also accommodates use as a delay system when temporary line arrays are deployed for large conference sessions.
Moogfest Selects Meyer Sound as Official Sound PartnerMay 7, 2018Moogfest, a unique synthesis of music and technology scheduled for May 17 - 20 in Durham, North Carolina, has named Meyer Sound as Official Sound Partner for both the 2018 and 2019 events.
Training Sessions for Roskilde Festival PartnershipMay 1, 2018Meyer Sound recently concluded a special two-day training session for technical crew members who this year will be working directly for the Roskilde Festival, northern Europe’s largest continuing musical and cultural summer event. For the first time in 2018, all festival stages will be equipped with Meyer Sound systems and, as part of an unprecedented partnership, Meyer Sound is fully engaged in training the festival’s own technical crew to assist in system deployment, operations and monitoring.
LEO Family Enriches Worship at Virginia and Washington State ChurchesApril 27, 2018New Meyer Sound LEO Family reinforcement systems are energizing and elevating the worship experience at three churches, two in northern Virginia and one in Washington State.
Savannah Music Festival Moves Up and Outside with LEO FamilyApril 24, 2018The 17-day Savannah Music Festival is moving up in the world of cross-genre musical celebrations, easily ranking as the largest music-oriented arts event in Georgia and drawing audiences from all 50 states and many European countries. The 2018 edition wrapped up in mid-April, and for the fourth consecutive year all amplified music venues – featuring a varied mix of jazz, world ethnic and American roots styles – were equipped with systems from Meyer Sound.
LEO Family Fuels Live Firepower from Judas PriestApril 18, 2018Astonishingly, nearly 49 years after Judas Priest’s original incarnation first rocked the Midlands, the British heavy-metal masters are touring behind their highest-charting new release ever. Debuting in March, their scorching Firepower album quickly surged into the top 5 in both the US and UK charts (number one in Sweden), while rising fan enthusiasm has upped the buzz surrounding the band’s current US tour.
Lineup Announced for 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival, the 32nd for Meyer SoundApril 17, 2018The artist lineup has been announced for the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, where for the 32nd consecutive year Meyer Sound has been chosen as the Official Sound Provider. Again in 2018, MJF is setting the world standard for both excellence and eclecticism, presenting a deliciously diverse program of headliners that spans the worlds of rock, R&B, hip-hop and electronica as well as mainstream jazz.
LEOPARD Brings Power and Transparency to Elite Cologne Philharmonic HallApril 16, 2018First opened in 1986, Cologne Philharmonic Hall (K?lner Philharmonie) has become a focal point for the thriving musical culture of Germany’s Rhine – Ruhr region. In addition to concerts by two resident symphony orchestras, the hall’s diverse program also includes jazz sessions, folk and pop concerts, cinema, musicals and children’s events. To amplify all programs with transparent fidelity, the hall recently installed a new Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on LEOPARD compact line array loudspeakers.
Groundbreaking Conference on Sound in Architecture at MAAT Museum in LisbonApril 11, 2018Meyer Sound was a key collaborator for RESONATE: Thinking Sound and Space, a groundbreaking conference that brought together architects, acoustical engineers, sound artists, journalists, museum directors and students for a unique and wide-ranging exchange of ideas and inspiration. Focused exclusively on the role of sound in architectural space, the full-day program on February 12 was co-organized by reSITE, a Prague-based nonprofit platform acting to improve the urban environment, and MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) in Lisbon, Portugal that hosted the event.
New LMBC Enhances “Precision Toolset” for LEO FamilyApril 8, 2018Meyer Sound has expanded the “Precision Toolset” accompanying its LEO Family line array systems, adding proprietary Low-Mid Beam Control for assuring uniform front-to-back coverage and improving workflow for maximum efficiency in time-critical touring applications.
CAL an Acoustical Winner in MonacoMarch 26, 2018Though certainly better known for its sumptuous Casino de Monte Carlo, the Principality of Monaco is also home to the resplendent Monaco Cathedral, an impressive example of Romanesque Revival architecture dating from 1903. The cathedral's soaring vaulted interior presents a dazzling feast for the eyes, but unfortunately it also creates highly reverberant acoustics that had confounded earlier attempts at achieving musical clarity and speech intelligibility when using sound amplification.
Admiral Theatre Cruises into the Future with LEOPARDMarch 12, 2018Following a “stem to stern” overhaul, the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, Washington takes its place among the Northwest’s best live performance venues. In addition to upgraded patron amenities and an exterior facelift, the $1.2 million renovation included removal of the former audio system and replacement with a new installation anchored by 20 Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeakers.
Fort Collins Launches New Music Venue Powered by LINA ArraysFebruary 28, 2018The live music scene in Fort Collins, Colorado has notched up to the next level with the recent opening of Washington’s, a 900-capacity venue hosting an eclectic mix of local and national touring acts spanning genres from Americana and indie-rock to funk and zydeco. Dating from 1903 and most recently occupied by a sports bar and grill bearing the same name, Washington’s sandstone-walled structure was redeveloped with premium amenities, including world-class lighting and sound. To assure all musical styles will be enjoyed with uncolored clarity, Washington’s chose LINA very compact linear line arrays, the newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s LEO Family.
American Repertory Theater Takes Immersive PlungeFebruary 21, 2018A recipient of nineteen Tony Awards, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts is widely recognized as a focal point for artistic and technological innovation. As stated on its website, A.R.T. seeks “to expand the boundaries of theatre by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences,” a commitment bolstered under the leadership of Executive Producer Diane Borger and Diane Paulus, who holds the endowed position of A.R.T.’s Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director.
India’s Sun Infonet to Distribute Meyer SoundFebruary 5, 2018Sun Infonet Pvt. Ltd. of New Delhi has been named exclusive distributor of Meyer Sound products for the professional and commercial sound market verticals in India, including the sound hire, commercial installation and live entertainment business sectors.
2018 Marketing Campaign Launched at ISEFebruary 5, 2018Meyer Sound is launching its annual marketing campaign at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, where the new visual themes are incorporated into the company’s trade show presence starting Tuesday, February 6. This year, the campaign draws from the company’s strengths and attributes with the theme of “A Family of Sonic Solutions: Pioneering Quality since 1979.”
LINA and LEOPARD for National Theatre’s “Transcendent” FolliesJanuary 31, 2018Closing in January following an extended run, a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at London’s National Theatre was showered with lavish praise by critics. Paul Taylor called it “jaw-droppingly great” in The Independent while Tim Bano of The Stage declared, “This isn’t just triumphant, it’s transcendent.” To ensure dialogue and music were carried to the audience with pristine clarity and undiminished impact, the production relied on a Meyer Sound main reinforcement system – anchored by LINA and LEOPARD line array loudspeakers – supplied by Autograph of London.
IntelligentDC Hits the Ceiling with New Ashby SeriesJanuary 29, 2018Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the Ashby Series self-powered ceiling loudspeakers, the latest addition to a growing family of installation products incorporating the company’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology. The two new Ashby loudspeakers join seven surface mount models in the existing IntelligentDC line, all of which offer the inherent sonic advantages of self-powered systems along with the installation ease of distributed low-voltage systems.
Chris D’bais Appointed to Business Development for Oceania and Southeast AsiaJanuary 29, 2018Meyer Sound has announced appointment of Chris D’bais to the newly created position of Business Development, Oceania and Southeast Asia. D’bais will be based in Brisbane, Australia and will serve as a direct factory representative for Meyer Sound across Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) mainland and maritime Southeast Asia, as well as in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Audio Brands Australia Named Exclusive Distributor for Meyer SoundJanuary 23, 2018Audio Brands Australia has been named as the exclusive Meyer Sound distributor for Australia, with the appointment also extending to New Zealand through a partnership with Pacific AV. Effective immediately, Audio Brands Australia will be responsible for sales, technical support and service of Meyer Sound products across all markets, including touring and AV rental, performing arts venues, houses of worship, hospitality, cinema and studio.
LINA Arrays Flown in First Trio of ChurchesJanuary 19, 2018Two churches in California, and one in Florida, are the first houses of worship to install reinforcement systems based on Meyer Sound’s LINA very compact linear line array loudspeaker, the newest and smallest member of the LEO Family.
Exhibits, Education and Awards at ISE in AmsterdamJanuary 8, 2018At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound will exhibit a wide array of cutting-edge audio technologies, contribute to education through the AVIXA Professional Development Program, and participate in the 11th annual InAVation Awards.
LINA at Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Grand BallroomDecember 19, 2017Following its recent installation in the Kridel Grand Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum, a new Meyer Sound LINA very compact line array system has been praised as a delight to both eye and ear. Museum management selected the LINA solution based not only on performance across a wide range of music and spoken word applications, but also because of its slender profile and elegant, understated appearance.
Helsinki City Theatre Expands for Total Aural ImmersionDecember 13, 2017Located in Finland’s capital city, the Helsinki City Theatre recently upgraded its Meyer Sound systems for full immersive audio capability, adding dozens of new loudspeakers along with D-Mitri digital audio platforms complete with Wild Tracks multichannel playback and Spacemap 3-D panning. The system in the 947-seat Big Stage was expanded to a total of 124 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers while an appropriately scaled-down system of almost 50 loudspeakers was deployed for the 347 seat Small Stage.
Constellation at Germany’s kING Culture and Congress HallDecember 7, 2017The kING Culture and Congress Hall in Ingelheim, the newest and most technologically advanced multi-use venue in Germany’s Rhine-Main region, offers an ingenious array of flexible seating, staging and lighting features for optimizing the space to the needs of any conference or artistic performance. To adapt the room acoustic to any requirement, the audio operator simply taps a touchscreen button to activate the appropriate preset on the venue’s Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system.
Introduction of the VLFC Very Low Frequency Control Element November 28, 2017Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the VLFC very low frequency control element, the latest addition to Meyer Sound’s LEO Family of line array systems. VLFC is the first large-scale loudspeaker system specifically engineered to create visceral impact at frequencies below the threshold of hearing. By focusing energy into a narrow band between 30 Hz and 13 Hz, VLFC is uniquely capable of generating extreme variations in air pressure that are sensed by the entire body as compression waves while those frequencies at the upper end of its range are perceived as thunderous bass sound.
Networked D-Mitri Platform Links Bridge to Museum for Shadow SoundingsNovember 20, 2017A Meyer Sound D-Mitri audio platform with integrated multichannel networking is the pivotal component in Shadow Soundings, an ambitious multimedia installation by renowned sound artist Bill Fontana, now on view at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, Portugal.
LEOPARD at Victoria’s Royal TheatreNovember 16, 2017The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia has upgraded its in-house production audio with installation of a new Meyer Sound system with LEOPARD compact line array loudspeakers. According to the theatre’s 30-year veteran technical director, Blair Morris, the move up to LEOPARD was largely a matter of patiently awaiting the Meyer Sound LEO Family solution that offered just the right fit.
LEOPARD Powers Danish Staging of a Disney ClassicNovember 7, 2017Chalking up a new record as Denmark’s most acclaimed musical theatre production, a Danish language version of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical was showered with an unprecedented 27 six-star reviews for its sellout performances in Copenhagen. Produced by the Fredericia Theatre, Klokkeren Notre Dame – the Danish title – has enraptured audiences at the Royal Danish Theatre’s Old Stage with inspired performances, extravagant visuals and enthralling music as reproduced by a Meyer Sound reinforcement system with LEOPARD line array loudspeakers.
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opens November 1, 2017Recently granted the great distinction of a Royal title by Her Majesty The Queen, the new ￡57m facility at Birmingham City University is a state-of-the-art music conservatoire. Now part of its parent institution’s City Centre Campus, the music and drama academy is the first purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987 and the only one in the UK which has been specifically designed to cater for the demands of the digital age.
John Pellowe on Retooling Constellation for Corporate and Educational ApplicationsOctober 24, 2017As a Project Director for Constellation, John Pellowe is one of a small team responsible for the calibration and voicing of Meyer Sound’s Constellation active acoustic systems throughout the world. One of Pellowe’s recent and most challenging assignments was fine-tuning three Constellation systems in the Maersk Building, a technologically groundbreaking addition to the Panum Institute for medical training at the University of Copenhagen. In the following Q&A he discusses how this installation charts new directions for Meyer Sound’s Constellation program.
LEOPARD Chosen for Trinity Church in Lubbock, TexasOctober 18, 2017When health and safety regulations compelled Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas to remove old asbestos insulation and install new sprinkler systems, the church leadership decided to seize the opportunity and transform the costly directive into a blessing for the future. The congregation rallied to fund a total renovation of the 2000-seat worship auditorium that included a new Meyer Sound system based around LEOPARD linear line array loudspeakers. The world-class audio package was complemented by new video and stage lighting systems, all designed and supplied by Summit Integrated Systems of Lafayette, Colorado.
Record-setting LEO Family System for Les InsusOctober 10, 2017It was summer’s-end extravaganza like no other when Les Insus, France’s favorite home-grown rock band, filled the vast Stade de France stadium in suburban Paris for back-to-back, sold-out shows. To carry the full impact of the hard-rocking foursome – formed by founding members of the legendary group Téléphone – to assembled throngs of 60,000-plus, principal audio provider DUSHOW deployed the largest system ever configured using Meyer Sound’s LEO Family line arrays exclusively. Comprising a total of 312 loudspeakers, the meticulously tuned system delivered a level of power and musical transparency that, according to many professionals, raised the bar for sound quality in the acoustically difficult venue.
CAL Loudspeakers Enhance Intelligibility and Aesthetics at Swiss ChurchSeptember 26, 2017The sanctuary of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Swiss town of Brig has benefited from improved speech intelligibility, enhanced visual aesthetics and expanded multimedia options with the installation of an AV system anchored by Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers with advanced digital beam steering technology. The system renovation was designed and installed by Stefan Margelisch of the local multimedia and system integration firm Black Cow in consultation with Meyer Sound Design Services and Tonspur, Meyer Sound’s Swiss distributor.
Meyer Sound and Roskilde Festival Announce Unprecedented PartnershipSeptember 20, 2017The Roskilde Festival Group and Meyer Sound have announced a unique partnership that will leverage the strengths of northern Europe’s largest continuing music festival and a world-leading supplier of professional audio systems. Beginning with the 2018 event, all stages at the Roskilde Festival will deploy reinforcement systems from Meyer Sound exclusively. In addition, Meyer Sound will assist in training the festival’s own technical staff in audio system design, configuration and optimization. The partners also outlined ambitious proposals for audience education and interactive participation, as well as the formation of a new Roskilde Festival Academy for high-level training throughout the year.
New Bluehorn System a Critical Tool for Composer John PowellSeptember 18, 2017Meyer Sound has announced availability of the Bluehorn System, a technology breakthrough that for the first time achieves flat amplitude and phase response from 25 Hz to 20 kHz in a large-format loudspeaker. The product of more than six years of intensive research, Bluehorn applies advanced proprietary algorithms to cancel out the non-linearities inherent in all mechanical transducers and loudspeaker cabinets, resulting in breathtakingly transparent aural neutrality.
T?nder Festival Chooses LINA for Exclusive Bolero StageSeptember 14, 2017The T?nder 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. T?nder 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. M?ller 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 Tór "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. I?árritu’s Virtual Reality InstallationMay 24, 2017Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. I?árritu’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 Gr?nb?k 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 Ti?sto, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, and Eric Prydz. The artists played to a sold-out audience of 60,000 over two days at Tinker Field.
LYON Roars onto Broadway with School of Rock and On Your FeetDecember 10, 2015Two of the hottest musicals this Broadway season are supported by reinforcement systems built around Meyer Sound LYON linear line array loudspeakers: School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and sound design by Mick Potter, while On Your Feet, the inspiring story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is supported by a system designed by Andrew Keister and Steve Canyon Kennedy of SCK Sound Design. Both shows mark the Broadway debut of LYON.
Dave Matthews Band Tours Europe with LEONovember 17, 2015Now in their 20th year of touring with Meyer Sound systems, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) once again relied on a LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system for its recent 20-city tour of European arenas. As the band's system of choice since 2013, LEO is the latest in a line of Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems provided by longtime supplier Pro Media/UltraSound, dating back to DMB's first major headline tour in 1996 with an MSL-3A conventionally powered loudspeaker system.
Halloran Centre Investment in ConstellationNovember 17, 2015Equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Memphis, Tenn., can be instantly optimized to host a wide range of diverse events. With the push of a touchscreen button, Constellation adjusts the acoustics in the 361-seat theatre to host everything from educational programs to a regional film series, dance recitals, and music concerts of varied genres.
Gugak Center Upgrades with M'ElodieNovember 13, 2015The National Gugak Center in Seoul, South Korea has added M'elodie line array loudspeakers to upgrade the decade-old Meyer Sound system in its 800-seat Yeak-Dang Theatre. Renowned for its role in preserving and promoting ancient Korean musical traditions, the Center continues to count on the durability and reliability of its UPM-1P, CQ-1, and CQ-2 loudspeakers, which were reconfigured for the upgraded system.
Centrepointe Theatre Upgrades with LEOPARD SystemNovember 5, 2015Ottawa's Centrepointe Theatre has become the first Canadian venue to permanently install a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. The LEOPARD system is the third generation of Meyer Sound systems to be installed in the 954-seat theatre, which has relied on the durability and longevity of Meyer Sound since its opening in 1988.
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom AVB-Enabled SystemNovember 2, 2015Advanced audio technologies from Meyer Sound help deliver an immersive experience for audiences of all ages at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's 5D Castle Theater in Zhuhai, China. Located in the Chimelong International Ocean Resort, the 1,000-seat theatre presents an animated show with support from 119 Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Stage Unit Invests in LEOPARD SystemNovember 2, 2015Stage Unit of Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium has become the first Belgian sound provider to invest in a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. Since taking delivery of LEOPARD, Stage Unit has deployed the system for a number of events, including the 10,000-person Hestival, a free, annual music event in Heist-op-den-Berg.
IntelligentDC at London Jazz ClubNovember 1, 2015A fixture of London's jazz music scene for more than four decades, PizzaExpress Jazz Club recently replaced its aging audio system with a new, self-powered Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology. Long known for its intimate atmosphere, friendly acoustics, and stellar musical lineup, the club was voted Live Music Venue of the Year at the 2015 London Lifestyle Awards soon after the upgrade.
Mid-Coast Sound on LEOPARDOctober 30, 2015Since delivery of its new Meyer Sound LEOPARD line array loudspeaker system, Nashville-based Mid-Coast Sound has seen an immediate growth in its live sound business on the home turf and in events stretching from Kentucky to Mississippi. The team expects the power-to-size ratio of LEOPARD to play a major role in the company's future projects.
CAL at LA Metro BoardroomOctober 16, 2015A new pair of Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers has improved intelligibility for speech, video playback, and music in the public boardroom of LA Metro, the regional transit agency serving Los Angeles County. The CAL system is a keystone element in a complete AV retrofit of the 300-seat facility designed and installed by the Los Angeles office of AVI-SPL.
LEOPARD at Dutch Film FestivalOctober 16, 2015The 23rd Openlucht (Open Air) Film Festival in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands presented seven nights of blockbuster movies with 3.1 cinema sound provided by a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. Recently acquired by Aukes Theatertechniek of Amsterdam, the LEOPARD system delivered power and clarity for nightly audiences of 1,500 in a secluded forest meadow outside the city.
Meyer Sound and Major Tom win Pro Sound AwardOctober 13, 2015At the 2015 Pro Sound Awards in London, Meyer Sound and UK-based rental company Major Tom recently won the Best Tour/Production Sound award for Ed Sheeran's X Tour.
Meyer Sound and Chef Gabriela Cámara Partner at CalaOctober 8, 2015Berkeley's Meyer Sound Laboratories makes its San Francisco restaurant debut with Cala, celebrated Mexico City chef-owner Gabriela Cámara's first U.S. restaurant. Among San Francisco's most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Cala is also one of the first new restaurant projects to address sound design as a key component of a new build.
Gateway Fellowship to Install LEOPARDSeptember 29, 2015Gateway Fellowship, a growing multi-generational church in Poulsbo, Wash., has become the first house of worship to install a Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system. The church selected LEOPARD following a long search for an adaptable system to support the diverse musical styles in its worship services and fit its needs for power, coverage, spoken word clarity, size and weight, and budget.
The Advocate Restaurant with Constellation and LibraSeptember 24, 2015Having witnessed how acoustic technology can elevate the dining experience at their restaurant Comal, restaurateurs John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman have again integrated Meyer Sound Libra and Constellation acoustic systems into their newest culinary venture.
Primus with LYON on North American TourSeptember 3, 2015The Bay Area-based band Primus recently toured North America with a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system to deliver its quirky, bass-driven brand of alternative rock. Described by FOH engineer Jason Mills as a really fast system with plenty of punch, the LYON configuration was provided by Pro Media/UltraSound of Martinez, Calif.
Shania Twain on Farewell Tour with LEOSeptember 1, 2015On her first tour in more than a decade, Shania Twain bids farewell to her concert fans as she packs A-level arenas with a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. VER Tour Sound is providing the complete audio, video, and lighting package for the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour.
Davies Symphony Hall Chooses LEOPARDAugust 27, 2015The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) has implemented a new Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system in its home, Davies Symphony Hall. While highly regarded for the orchestral acoustics, the hall's warm and reverberant characteristics pose a suite of challenges for its amplified events, which have evolved and diversified under the leadership of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Volbeat at Homecoming Show with LEOAugust 24, 2015Danish rock band Volbeat's recent homecoming show broke records as the largest concert ever played in Denmark by a local act. With a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system, the show was heard by more than 37,000 in the Tusind?rsskoven 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.