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BNY Productions Utilizing Meyer Sound Bluehorn In Heavy Remote Work Schedule

Iowa-based company remotely broadcasting average of 100 live and virtual “hybrid” events per week seeks system providing system with transparent and linear phase response.
Ben (left) and Bill Kristijanto, owners of BNY Productions, in the studio with the company’s Meyer Sound Bluehorn monitors.

Based in Sioux City, IA, BNY Productions has been working in its production studio remotely broadcasting an average of 100 live and virtual “hybrid” events per week for the past six months, utilizing Meyer Sound Bluehorn System full bandwidth studio monitors.

BNY, a Meyer Sound dealer and collaborator, is a full-service production company, delivering events that vary from phone and television interviews, video conferencing, and remote recordings. The circumstances called for an audio system that would deliver transparent and linear phase response.

“Bluehorn eliminates the guesswork. 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,” says Bill Kristijanto, co-owner of BNY.

In addition to BNY’s remote-only events, they have 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 compact linear line arrays.

“When people send me materials recorded on an iPhone, for example, I’m going to have to fix it. 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,” Kristijanto adds.

While the Bluehorn System has played a pivotal role in BNY’s “Studio A,” it 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 compact 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 variety of clients. In March 2020, the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions forced their live operations to shift to remote, virtual-only broadcasts.

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