Richard Bugg Presented With USITT Distinguished Achievement Award In Sound Design

Digital Products Solutions Architect Richard Bugg was presented with a Distinguished Achievement Award in Sound Design from USITT last week at the 2024 edition of the conference in Seattle. The Distinguished Achievement Awards honor individuals who have established meritorious career records in specific fields of expertise in any area of design or technology in the performing arts or entertainment industry.
“It’s an amazing honor,” said Bugg. “I’ve attended most all of the award ceremonies and been very much a fan of those people who have won the award in the past, so it’s quite humbling to be given the award.”
In his role at Meyer Sound, Bugg is responsible for developing solutions to meet demanding artistic requirements for Meyer Sound customers. For the past two decades, Richard has been working with digital audio show control and immersive sound design for live performance. His formal training was in music instrumental performance and composition. His previous experiences include touring sound mixer, technical writer, and Digital Products Tech Support Manager. His current work for Meyer Sound is focused on the user interface implementation for digital audio networking. Bugg is also the ProAV/Milan Work Group Chair at Avnu Alliance.
“Richard has been at the forefront of new technology and industry trends since he started and continues to be a bastion for creativity and technological advancement for the betterment of the end user,” said Senior Technical Support Specialist Josh Dorn-Fehrmann when introducing Bugg at the award ceremony. “Richard likes to say he is an advocate for the end user, and he has spent his lifetime trying to make the products that he has helped create easier and more user-friendly.”

About Meyer Sound

Founded by John and Helen Meyer in 1979, Meyer Sound is a global leader in providing integrated solutions for sound reinforcement, spatial sound, acoustic systems, studio monitoring and high-end residential systems. Recognized as an audio technology pioneer, Meyer Sound was the first to introduce dedicated loudspeaker processors, source independent measurement, large-scale self-powered loudspeakers, and cardioid subwoofers, among other innovations. The premium professional brand maintains rigorous quality control in its design and manufacturing of sustainable solutions for concert touring and festivals, houses of worship, cinema, education, corporate offices and residential. Scientific research and innovative product development have earned more than 100 US and international patents along with numerous industry awards. Headquartered in Berkeley, California with operations globally, Meyer Sound is a company where employees are innovators and diversity, equity and inclusion are embraced in the workplace and the community.