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Merlijn van Veen
Merlijn van Veen was born on April 5, 1978. After high school, he studied studio recording and jazz piano for 4 years at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. After his studies he worked for 4 years at the Dutch Broadcast Company. Afterwards he worked for 10 years with Harlekijn Holland, the company of renowned European singer Herman van Veen, where he was responsible for all live concert sound. In 2016 he chose to become self-employed to make himself available for diverse projects and education. During his career, Merlijn van Veen fell in love with system technology. In gratitude for the willingness of others to share knowledge and experience e.g. Bob "6o6" McCarthy and Mauricio "Magu" Ramírez, he has started his own education program. Over the years he developed several calculators to aide in the process of teaching. Most notably the Subwoofer Array Designer which was featured in Live Sound International Magazine and has been downloaded thousands of times all over the globe. He was principal teacher for sound reinforcement at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (The Netherlands) for the "Art of Sound" under- and post-graduate education from 2016 through 2018. Merlijn is a full member of the AES and moderator of the "test & measurement" board of the ProSoundWeb LAB forums. In 2015 Merlijn was one of few people (acknowledgements) who got to provide ongoing aid and support to Bob McCarthy working on the 3rd edition of his book "Sound Systems: Design & Optimization". A book recognized worldwide as the guide on sound systems. Merlijn’s articles are published regularly in the internationally renowned and acclaimed Live Sound International industry literature magazine. As of June 1st 2018, Merlijn works as Senior Technical Support and Education Specialist for Meyer Sound.