System Design & Optimization | Berkeley | December 2023


Tue Dec 05 2023 at 09:00 am to Thu Dec 07 2023 at 05:00 pm


Meyer Sound Luna Classroom | Berkeley, CA

Meyer Sound's Merlijn van Veen & Costandina Daros teach informed approaches in designing and optimizing systems.
About this Event

System Design & Optimization (SDO) – 3 Days*

09:00 - 17:00

This course explores the relationship between the predictive perspective of the MAPP 3D Sound System Design Tool and actual sound system performance as measured with FFT‑based transfer‑function analyzers. The instructor(s) will generate and compare data using both tools, in order to help users better understand the correlation between the two. Upon completion of the course, attendees will possess a clearer idea of how sound systems behave in both modelled and real space, and with it, a more informed approach to accurately designing and optimizing systems using Meyer Sound solutions.

SDO is eligible for 18 AVIXA CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I RU.

The registration fee includes training materials, AVIXA CTS RU, and an optional Meyer Sound Factory tour on Friday, December 8th 9am-11:30am. If you are interested in joining us for the tour, please remember to select when completing your registration.

COVID POLICY: Meyer Sound requires that all visitors must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed to enter Meyer Sound. Face masks are not required, but may be worn if you wish.

Merlijn van Veen
Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist

After studying studio recording and jazz piano at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Merlijn started his career at the Dutch Broadcast Company doing sound engineering for TV shows such as “Big Brother.” He also worked 10 years at Harlekijn, Holland where he annually mixed more than 150 live performances throughout Europe and internationally before deciding to start his own education program in gratitude for the willingness of others to share their knowledge and experience.

He has developed several calculators to aide in the process of teaching including the Subwoofer Array Designer. Until recently, he was also principal teacher for sound reinforcement at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague for the "Art of Sound" under-and post-graduate program.

Merlijn is moderator of the "test & measurement" board of the ProSoundWeb LAB forums. He provided ongoing aid and support to the 3rd edition of Bob McCarthy’s book “Sound Systems: Design & Optimization.”Merlijn’s articles are published regularly in Live Sound International magazine.

Based in Germany, Merlijn joined Meyer Sound’s global education leadership team in 2018. Merlijn hosts education webinars and roundtable discussions as well as does design work.

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Costandina 'Costa" Daros
Associate Technical Instructor

Costandina Daros is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Sound Design program. Her love of sound started in Theatrical Sound Design and has been growing ever since. Some of her favorite past designs include Birds of North America (The Odyssey), The Little Prince (South Coast Repertory), and her MFA thesis show Rent (UC Irvine) which featured a Meyer Spacemap Go System with Ultra-X40s to track the vocals. In her role as Meyer Sound’s Associate Technical Instructor she looks forward to sharing her knowledge while making learning accessible to all.

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Where is it happening?

Meyer Sound Luna Classroom, 2900 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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