Equipment for live performance benefited from major increases in power capability in the 1970s, but reliability and fidelity ratings still trailed behind. Tackling the matter head on, John and Helen Meyer established Meyer Sound in 1979, a company devoted to meeting the needs and challenges of sound reinforcement professionals. Meyer Sound's headquarters and satellite offices in Berkeley, California, bring together more than 200 employees, among them one of the largest engineering staffs in the audio industry. Sales and support have grown internationally thanks to half a dozen offices around the world, but manufacturing has remained in-house. Meyer Sound products are still built entirely at the Berkeley factory, where high technology meets handicraft. Today, the company's extensive family of patented products continues to garner awards and acclaim for their quality and usefulness. Staying true to its raison d'être, Meyer Sound is often involved directly with the performing arts at both corporate and individual levels, locally in Berkeley and worldwide. Structured around the belief that a solid understanding of the science of sound system applications is a prerequisite to mastering the art of "thinking sound," the company boasts an extensive educational program. Hands-on seminars are held around the world, and online, meyersound.com has become one of the industry's best resources for sound reinforcement practitioners looking to refine their skills.
In 2007, and again in 2008, Moleskine produced pocket music notebooks for Meyer Sound's guests and friends. Designed to reach their audience, customized paperbands delivered the message, "192 pages of music paper for jotting down the dreams, plans, and melodies of your life," and both notebooks were blind-debossed with the Meyer Sound logo.