John Meyer joins TEC Award’s Hall of Fame
WORLD: John Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Meyer Sound Laboratories, has been inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at Namm 2014. Mr Meyer received the award as he joined Frank Zappa, Phil Spector, T Bone Burnett, and 30 other luminaries considered to have shaped the art and science of music by pioneering new recording and sound reinforcement technologies.
‘Throughout my career, I have worked to create technology that brings audiences closer to musicians in a transparent way,’ Mr Meyer said. ‘There are products designed specifically to make art, but my interest has always been to create a high-quality listening experience without interfering with the artist’s creation. By providing these tools, we strive to enhance the shared entertainment experience.’
John Meyer’s role as an audio innovator began in the late 1960s when he consulted on audio for the Steve Miller Band. Establishing Meyer Sound in 1979, Mr Meyer and his wife Helen have led an engineering team responsible for both pioneering self-powered concert loudspeakers, but also introducing breakthrough technologies to the industry. Mr Meyer has contributed on a number of breakthrough developments that have earned the company a considerable amount of US and international patents. They include dedicated loudspeaker processing, SIM source independent measurement tools, trapezoidal loudspeaker cabinets, directional subwoofers, and more. Products designed and manufactured under Mr Meyer’s direction have been installed in many of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, and have toured with artists ranging from the Three Tenors to Michael Bublé.
Talking about how he came up with some of his biggest breakthrough’s, he said ‘new products start with an idea, but turning a concept into useful technology requires hard work and risk-taking that may or may not result in financial success. By rewarding the contributions of the engineers in our industry, the TEC Awards have inspired us to pursue ambitious new ideas and fostered an innovative spirit. I’m extremely honoured to be inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame.’
John Meyer has previously been rewarded for his work in the pro audio industry by achieving AES’s Silver Award, as well as an R&D 100 award for advanced developments in electroacoustical measurement.