Meyer Sound Constellation Wins Company's Fifth MIPA; John and Helen Meyer Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
At the 12th MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) held during ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Meyer Sound's Constellation acoustic system was named winner in the "Sound System Technology" category, while top honors of the evening went to company cofounders John and Helen Meyer, recipients of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. MIPA winners are voted by more than 100 international professional audio and music magazines.
These two new awards add to a considerable number of previous MIPA accolades bestowed on Meyer Sound. A MIPA was given to the company's MILO line array loudspeaker in 2004, MICA in 2005, and M'elodie in 2007, followed by the UPQ loudspeaker in 2009.
"John and I are extremely grateful for the support that the MIPA community has given us. It's a great honor to be acknowledged alongside such an esteemed group of previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award," says Helen Meyer, executive vice president of Meyer Sound. "These recognitions are not only a testament to the work of everyone at Meyer Sound, but also our users who have brought Meyer Sound products to the most amazing places."
Constellation is an integrated active acoustic solution that enables multipurpose venues to adapt the acoustics of a space to suit the nature of the event taking place. First implemented in Zellerbach Hall at University of California Berkeley in 2006, Constellation has expanded the programming possibilities at venues worldwide including Laboral University in Gijon, Spain; MUMUTH at University of Graz, Austria; and Miami Beach SoundScape in Florida, the first outdoor application of the technology. Constellation is also deployed in numerous Cirque du Soleil productions and is used on the Star Wars: In Concert tour.