Meyer Sound has provided the sound system for Latin music megastar Marc Anthony’s new Miami headquarters, the MAGNUS Media entertainment agency.
Founded in 2015 by Anthony and principal partner/CEO Michel Vega, MAGNUS Media is a diversified enterprise focused on leveraging the power of Latin content creators through artist management, music publishing, digital content creation, video production, and music recording and distribution.
Meyer Sound LEO Family systems have been deployed for most of Marc Anthony’s arena shows over the past two years, both in the USA and in South America, and so he wanted to bring the same sound quality to his agency HQ.
The new space in Miami includes a showcase lounge and studio where MAGNUS Media will work with emerging artists.
The Meyer Sound system for the 150-person capacity lounge comprises two UPQ-1P loudspeakers, two UPJ-1P and one UPJunior VariO loudspeakers, one 1100-LFC low frequency control element, four MJF-208 stage monitors, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 408 processor. The mixing console is a DiGiCo S21.
The lounge also serves as a large, live recording space for use in conjunction with the adjacent recording studio. Two small isolation rooms double as songwriting rooms, with the main control room boasting an SSL AWS-900 mixing console and complete Pro Tools system. The system serves as both a sound reinforcement system for live shows and also supports video playback and background/foreground music reproduction.
“A partnership with Meyer is great because by doing that we're able to showcase to our clients what the best sound systems are out there,” said MAGNUS Media chief operating officer Felipe Pimiento. “If you're going to embark on a world tour, on a US tour, on a Latin American tour, why not work with the best tools? Why not enhance the production to give your fans the best experience out there?”
The Meyer Sound installation at MAGNUS Media was initiated in large part by Anthony’s long-time touring FOH engineer, Jose Rivera (pictured), who recommended that the audio quality “at home” reflect what audiences experience at the concerts.
“Marc and Michel have a clear vision of where they want to go with their company,” explained Rivera. “When they bring somebody here to sign with MAGNUS Media, they want that artist to get excited about being part of the MAGNUS family. It was important to Marc that whatever we do relating to audio be of the highest quality.”