US election remote events rely on Meyer Sound Bluehorn System

Iowa-based production company BNY Productions has been remotely broadcasting an average of 100 live and virtual hybrid events every week for the past six months, with Meyer Sound’s Bluehorn System selected for monitoring duties.   

The full bandwidth monitors have been playing a key role in the monitoring of several high-profile political rallies and speeches in the run up the 2020 US election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 3.

BNY, a Meyer Sound dealer and collaborator, is a full-service production company, that delivers events that vary from phone and television interviews, video conferencing, and remote recordings.

“Bluehorn eliminates the guesswork,” said Bill Kristijanto, co-owner of BNY. “So if it sounds good here, that is how it is going to sound everywhere. That makes my job so much easier — it is what it is and I love that.”

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In addition to BNY’s remote-only events, it has taken on hybrid events, which include physical and virtual attendees who access the event via a virtual conference room. While in-person events in cities around the country are still produced and broadcasted remotely in the BNY studio, ULTRA-X40 point source loudspeakers have been used for on-site monitoring. The sound reinforcement systems for the events vary by location, but are comprised of Meyer Sound equipment including ULTRA-X40 and LINA very compact linear line array loudspeakers.

“When people send me materials recorded on an iPhone, for example, I’m going to have to fix it,”  Kristijanto continued. “If I didn’t have a good set of monitors, then I would be doing a lot of guesswork. So, Bluehorn has helped in a way that most monitors can’t.”

BNY’s Studio A is also equipped with nearly 50 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers, including MM 10XP miniature subwoofers, MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers and UP 4slim ultracompact installation loudspeakers. The studio is also used as a recording studio and laboratory to test new ideas for live events.

Since 2016, BNY Productions has provided the audiovisual support for political events for a range of clients. In March 2020, the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions forced their live operations to shift to remote, virtual-only broadcasts.