Published Nov 20, 2023
Meyer Sound's Industry Clinics at Full Sail Give Students Exclusive Access
Students in Music & Recording degrees are getting exclusive access to specialized industry training events from the well-known manufacturer.
Known in the audio and recording industry for manufacturing a variety of professional tools from audio control systems to electroacoustic architecture, Meyer Sound has spent more than 40 years developing products that deliver live sound to an audience. Students studying music and recording at Full Sail gain hands-on experience with the industry’s leading tools, including those from Meyer Sound.
Throughout a long-standing relationship with Full Sail, Meyer Sound has greatly contributed to campus spaces, even providing the very first PA system used in the early years of the show production curriculum. “Going all the way back to 1989, we've had a relationship with Meyer,” shares Show Production Program Manager David Dean.
Today, Full Sail is expanding on this decades-long relationship by serving as a venue for Meyer’s popular clinics, where professionals and industry partners attend to learn more about new technology, programs, and more offered by the celebrated manufacturer.
These events, traditionally exclusive to Meyer’s industry partners – including Disney, Pro Sound, and PRG Gear – are now accessible to Full Sail students and faculty.
“These events provide continuing education credit training for our teachers, number one. Number two, it provides our students with an awesome opportunity to get trained by a reputable manufacturer in the industry,” says David.
Another important bonus for students attending these events is the opportunity to network with industry professionals. “It's not about dropping your resume everywhere all the time," says David. "It's about who you know. You're always like two people from knowing everybody in production. And these events, they provide fertile ground for the students to develop their networking with real professionals in the room.”
An acoustic clinic with well-known engineer Bob McCarthy – whose portfolio includes work with Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Disney theme parks, and the Ohio Stadium on the Ohio State campus – kicked off the partnership in February, giving students exclusive access to a leader in the audio industry.
Meyer recently returned to campus for another event focused on Portable System Deployment, where students were able to attend and learn more about how to deploy portable live sound systems of any size utilizing Meyer Sound solutions including loudspeakers, rigging hardware, and more.
“This supplements the lecture and lab material they're already getting," says David. "You couldn't get a better alignment for manufacturer training and what we teach in Show Production.”