Since its founding, Meyer Sound has held a firm belief that the audio industry can only improve with continuing education. With this firm belief, Meyer Sound has a full time staff of educators that conduct a wide variety of seminars world wide. Having hosted a Meyer Sound seminar in the past it was only natural to have them back again. The week was divided into two separate seminars each lasting two days. The seminar began with Steve Bush teaching his Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization. Steve Bush is a veteran systems tech and FOH engineer possessing a solid grounding in both technical management and the physics of sound. Before accepting his current Meyer Sound position, Bush served as system tech on three extended tours by Norah Jones. His prior FOH mixing experience covers acts ranging from Three Dog Night to Keiko Matsui, while his design credits encompass large-scale corporate AV systems. Steve is not only an excellent communicator but his true passion for the subject matter is made evident throughout his presentation.
The second half of the week was the Mixing Workshop taught by Buford Jones. Buford is a legendary FOH engineer who's mixing credits include: David Bowie, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Faith Hill, Jackson Browne, Clint Black
James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Travis Tritt, Al Jarreau, ZZ Top, Prince and Pat Benatar to name a few. He provided a very insightful look into both the art and science of being a FOH engineer. In addition to his lecture he set aside a portion of the second day to spend one-on-one time with students as they mixed some multi-tracked drum tracks.
The entire seminar was a huge success we look forward to having Meyer Sound back in the future.