Sound System Design for Immersive Audio with Meyer Sound

  • 19 May 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Sound System Design for Immersive Audio


Josh Dorn-Fehrmann
Bob McCarthy
Merlijn Van Veen

In this session we will introduce a repeatable and scalable design method for immersive sound systems.

We will begin our discussion by designing a stereo system and expand the design concept to a fully immersive room.

Our discussion will introduce the design principals for the various loudspeaker layouts (stereo, LCR, multi-frontal, lateral surround, overhead surround, and low frequency).


Bob McCarthy

Meyer Sound Director of System Optimization

Bob McCarthy’s involvement in the field of sound system optimization began in 1984 with the development of Source Independent Measurement (SIM®) with John Meyer at Meyer Sound Laboratories. Since that time, he has been an active force in developing the tools and techniques of modern sound system optimization, including three generations of SIM, hundreds of tunings, training seminars and publications.

His award-winning book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, considered the foremost text in the optimization field, has sold over 13,000 copies in three languages.

His current position is Director of System Optimization at Meyer Sound



Josh Dorn-Fehrmann

Meyer Sound Technical Support Specialist

Josh Dorn-Fehrmann is a Technical Support Specialist for Meyer Sound with a background in touring, music and sound design for theatre. At Meyer Sound, Josh serves a multipurpose role where every day is different. Some of his responsibilities include customer support, sound system calibration, Constellation technical support, digital product support and education & training.

Josh received his MFA in Sound Design from the University of California, Irvine, where his thesis was on Sound Design for Restaurant Environment. He lives and works remotely in the Atlanta, GA area.


Merlijn Van Veen

Meyer Sound Senior Technical Support and 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 at Harlekijn Holland, where each year he mixed more than 150 international live performances, before deciding to start his own education program in gratitude for the willingness of others to share their knowledge and experience.


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