The Sounds of Science: Inside Berkeley's Meyer Sound Laboratories

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Have you felt the bone-rattling bass of a rock concert or the thrum of sound effects in a movie theater? Chances are you were experiencing the influence of John and Helen Meyer, founders of Berkeley-based Meyer Sound Laboratories. Since 1979 the two have worked with clients ranging from the Grateful Dead to Francis Ford Coppola to Oliveto Restaurant, providing innovative fixes to tough acoustic problems. We'll talk to the Meyers as part of Forum's First Person series profiling the leaders, innovators and others who make the Bay Area unique.


John Meyer, audio engineer and co-founder of Meyer Sound

Helen Meyer, co-founder and executive vice president of Meyer Sound