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Meyer Sound Blogs Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux, Switzerland (July 11, 2008)--Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival is on through July 19 near the shores of Lake Geneva. For 22 years, official sound provider Meyer Sound has been part of the event, and this year, the manufacturer is blogging the experience with live updates posted by Buford Jones, tour liaison manager and Paul Giansante, touring manager.
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Being hospitable inside Meyer Sound's hospitality suite at the Montreux Jazz Festival are (l-r): Geno Salerno, monitor engineer for Sheryl Crow; Buford Jones, tour liaison manager, Meyer Sound; Sean Sullivan, FOH engineer for Sheryl Crow; and Paul Giansante, touring manager, Meyer Sound.Montreux, Switzerland (July 11, 2008)--Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival is on through July 19 near the shores of Lake Geneva. For 22 years, official sound provider Meyer Sound has been part of the event, and this year, the manufacturer is blogging the experience with live updates posted by Buford Jones, tour liaison manager and Paul Giansante, touring manager.

Their latest reports, including photos and videos, live from the festival, can be found at http://meyersoundmjf.wordpress.com/

The festival this year features such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Sheryl Crow, Joe Jackson, Gilberto Gil, Katie Melua and hundreds of others. In response, Meyer has brought a battalion of systems large and small to cover each of its many venues.

This year marks the Montreux debut of Meyer Sound's new UPQ-1P wide coverage loudspeaker. UPQ-1P is handling infill duties for the Milo and 700-HP subwoofer system at the Festival's flagship Auditorium Stravinski, where MJF-212A stage monitors will support performers including Gnarls Barkley and Alicia Keys.

Yael Naïm and João Bosco will be performing through a Mica and 700-HP system at Miles Davis Hall, while M'elodie systems will be used at the late-night Studio 41 and Montreux Jazz Café. The Mica system at Music in the Park will deliver bands and ensemble groups for the crowds relaxing on the lawn. Meyer Sound's Galileo loudspeaker management system provides system DSP and control throughout the Festival.

Swiss-based Skynight and LPS have been enlisted to supply the audio equipment, coordinated by Niveau 2 Mediasystems SA. The systems are designed by Martin Reich of TonstudiosZ Audioconsulting and the audio requirements are handled by Sound Coordinator, Pierre-André Aebischer and Eddy Broquet; while Audio Services Pascal Menghini provides technical support.

"We have worked with Meyer Sound for more than 20 years and needless to say, we have had much success with its equipment," says Aebischer. "The sound regulations in Switzerland are quite strict, and we have to constantly pay close attention to our levels. The Meyer arrays are very focused, and using the Galileo DSP allows us to achieve a very consistent and even coverage."

Founded by head organizer Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival presents artists of every imaginable music style, with last year's attendance estimated at 220,000 people. One of the highlights of this year's festival will be Quincy Jones's tribute concert, at which 20 artists will gather at Auditorium Stravinski to celebrate his 75th anniversary.

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MEYER SOUND SYSTEMS AT THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL 2008

AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI
18 Milo 100 line array loudspeakers
2 Milo 120 line array loudspeakers
17 M'elodie line array loudspeakers
3 600-HP subwoofers
12 700-HP subwoofers
4 UPQ-1P wide coverage loudspeakers
8 UM-1P stage monitors
2 USM-1P stage monitors
8 MJF-212A stage monitors
Galileo loudspeaker management system

MILES DAVIS HALL
12 Mica line array loudspeakers
1 CQ-1 loudspeaker
2 MSL-4 loudspeakers
8 700-HP subwoofers
2 650-P subwoofers
1 600-HP subwoofers
6 UM-1P stage monitors
2 USM-1P stage monitors
8 MJF-212A stage monitors
Galileo loudspeaker management system

STUDIO 41
16 M'elodie line array loudspeakers
4 600-HP subwoofers
4 UM-1P stage monitors
Galileo 616 loudspeaker management system

MDH CLUB
16 M'elodie line array loudspeakers
5 600-HP subwoofers
4 UM-1P stage monitors
Galileo loudspeaker management system

MUSIC IN THE PARK
10 Mica line array loudspeakers
6 M'elodie line array loudspeakers
4 700-HP subwoofers
6 UM-1P stage monitors
Galileo loudspeaker management system

MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ
12 M'elodie line array loudspeakers
5 600-HP subwoofers
8 UPM-1P loudspeakers
4 UPA-1P loudspeakers
7 UM-1P stage monitors
Galileo loudspeaker management system