Meyer Sound launches first studio monitor in over 20 years

Meyer Sound has introduced Amie, the first new studio monitor from the company in more than two decades.

Developed to meet the needs of sound design and audio production giant Skywalker Sound, Amie is designed for critical production environments where accurate translation to larger systems is imperative.

Tasked by the Lucasfilm firm to create a new studio monitor with ‘precision translation, exceptional power, and a great price point’, Meyer Sound has created a product that promises accuracy for everything from dialogue to dynamic music tracks to explosive action sequences.

“Amie brings an incredibly smooth response across the spectrum,” commented Leslie Shatz, Wildfire Post Studios sound designer and re-recording mixer, who worked with a beta version of Amie. ”It is very accurate for dialogue EQ evaluation in postproduction and despite its light weight, it can handle as much power as I need even when monitoring very loud sequences. And most importantly, its translation is spot-on when I listen to my work in larger mix theatres including the Meyer Sound-equipped Wildfire South Stage.”

Designed as a linear sound system that reproduces sonic elements with accuracy and consistency, Amie extends the translation capabilities of the Meyer Acheron screen channel line to studio monitoring and features a waveguide design that offers uniform coverage and precision imaging. With a flat frequency and phase response and low distortion, Amie helps to allow sound professionals to listen for long periods of time without the typical strain and fatigue.

Amie is built to be ideal for film, broadcast or gaming post-production, and will begin shipping in November.