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System Design and Optimization MAPP 3D


Three-Day Training session from 09th to 11th of January, 2024
From 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
at Ras Al Khaimah Meeting Room, Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC)

Training intro

Course Overview

Join us for an immersive System Design and Optimization (SDO) training in Dubai, presented by Meyer Sound in collaboration with Venuetech. This comprehensive course delves into the intricacies of MAPP 3D Sound System Design and Prediction Tool, offering a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between theoretical predictions and real-world sound system performance.

What Can You Expect From The Training?

  • Behavior of Sound: Gain valuable information or solidify your existing knowledge into how sound behaves in diverse environments, enabling a profound comprehension of modeled and physical spaces

  • Predictive Perspective Exploration: Uncover the relationship between the predictive insights generated by the MAPP 3D tool and the actual performance of sound systems, measured through FFT-based transfer-function analyzers.
  • Data Generation and Comparison: Guided by Merlijn van Veen, Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist, participants will actively generate and compare data using MAPP 3D and FFT Analyzers. This hands-on approach enhances understanding and correlation between modeled and real-world sound spaces.
  • Optimizing Systems: Learn practical strategies for accurately designing and optimizing sound systems using cutting-edge solutions from Meyer Sound. Understand the tools and techniques that ensure optimal performance and user satisfaction.


Successful completion of the course makes participants eligible for 18 AVIXA CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I Renewal Units (RU), enhancing professional credentials in the audiovisual industry.

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Guest Instructor

Senior Technical Support & Education Specialist

Merlijn Van Veen

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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.

software download guide

Getting Ready For the Training

MAPP3D Software 

Download Guide

First-time users: To download MAPP3D, register your account on Meyer Sound’s website. Once registered, go to account -> My Software and download the software for the appropriate operating system you are using.

If you already have an account on Meyer Sound’s website: Meyer Sound lets you  Consolidation your existing accounts to enable Single Sign-On. Have you completed the account consolidation? If not, it only takes a couple of minutes. Please start here:

If you already have MAPP3D installed: Make sure your software is up to date. As of May 17, 2022, Meyer Sound has released MAPP 3D 1.0.10. Effective immediately, all MAPP 3D users need to upgrade to 1.0.10. Previous versions of MAPP 3D will be deactivated. 

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Download Guide

Compass is a comprehensive and intuitive way to control all the features and power offered by Galileo GALAXY and CAL.

Compass software can also integrate with RMServer to monitor the health and status of any twisted pair connected loudspeaker or IntelligentDC Power Supply equipped with an RMS module. RMS projects store system-wide loudspeaker configurations including page layouts and viewing options for icon, meter, and text.

Compass provides a graphical user interface that displays detailed information and controls all device settings including GALAXY Control Pages, Parametric and U-Shaping EQ, AVB Network Settings, Delay Integration, High and Low Pass Filters, CAL Beam Control, and RMS.

register to confirm your attendance 

Online Registration

parking guidance & arrival

Getting to the Training 

The training will be held at Abu Dhabi Meeting Room B, Concourse 2 of Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

Here’s how to get to DWTC.



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 parking guide

Complimentary Parking

All registered attendees are given complimentary parking from the 13th to the 14th of September in the Trade Center Multi Storey Car Park 3rd floor and above. 

Make sure to request your parking coupon at the training admission.