Hi! My name is Dan Van Amerongen and I am a Senior Sales Engineer here at Sweetwater, where I was recruited back in 1999.
I started out as a musician. I play bass, guitar, a bit of piano, and am a classically trained vocalist. I have had the pleasure of singing in Carnegie Hall in my college years and also toured seven countries in Europe as a soloist and choral member with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music.
I started dabbling in recording in high school and was enthralled by the process. I studied recording engineering in college and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in a Media Technologies course.
Now that I am here at Sweetwater, I find that the experience that I have gained in this industry has helped me to better assist my clients, and be a great resource for them.
Whether it is for stage, studio, or home, give me a call. I look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals!
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1253E-mail Dan
Bachelor of Arts - Greenville College. AVID Certified. Apogee Certified. REDNET Certified. Vivitek Certified. Sweetwater University
West Burlington, Iowa
Actually, I was contacted by Sweetwater HR in 1999 regarding the resume that I had posted online. I had not thought about a career in sales, but it became a natural fit with my passion for audio and solving problems.
Pro Tools, Signal Flow, System Integration.
8, 5, and 4 string basses, acoustic and electric guitars, amps, a Pro Tools HD studio with a decent mic selection, a basic PA system, and many other odds and ends.
Wife of 20 years and three children.
I grew up around audio. I'd fall asleep many nights listening to my dad's band rehearsing. I was the person installing the car stereos for my friends in high school, recording bands on a 4 track, and the one that assembled the PA system for gigs in the bands I was involved in. My first sales position was in the Electronics/Appliances section of Montgomery Ward. It was then I realized that I really enjoyed helping to find the best solution for people's needs.
I enjoy the freedom provided me to take care of my customers. I work with some insanely talented people here that are fun to be around, and they share the common goal of providing uncommon customer service.
One of my bands played the Main Stage at Agape Fest in 1999.
I used to have a Focusrite Red 3 Compressor. I sold it in order to have funds to get something else. I wish I still had that Red 3. It was a great piece of gear.
Dan - I know I have said this before, but thank you so much for your dedication to quality customer service. Sweetwater has really been a benchmark in defining how I view top quality service and what good service should look like. Thank you again for representing them so well.
Ben from Fairmont, WV
Dan VanAmerongen has been my "guy" for probably 20 years now. He has always been there for me when I need the advice or research. At other times just doing business online suits my needs perfectly. I teach in a technical program and I advise my students (at least three of whom are now Sweetwater sales engineers themselves!) to get themselves their own personal sales engineer at Sweetwater. The marketplace is volatile and even the most dedicated reader of trade journals is going to have a hard time staying up on what's new. Further, - and as I tell my students - I have never been steered in the direction of the higher cost item in lieu of what MY NEEDS really are. Over the years your sales engineer will understand much about you as they keep track of your purchases, and they will have a nice profile of you that will allow them to better serve you. You guys do it right!
David from Decatur, IL
I just wanted to take a moment to write to you about sales engineer Dan VanAmerongen. He has been my engineer for a few years and no matter what the purchase,he never fails to give me the best price and service beyond expectation. From purchasing my dream guitar,to my most recent purchase of my dream DW drum set,Dan has been unbelievable and is a huge reason I choose Sweetwater.
Lance from Delmar, MD
Heartfelt thanks to Dan Van Amerongen for helping me put together my first DAW workstation. With the expertise of a genuine pro and the patience of a saint or angel, I'm glad to recommend him to anyone.
Frederick from Kailua-kona, HI
I just wanted to put a plug in for my main man at sweetwater ... Dan VanAmerongen... no matter when I buy or not he is always helpful. He has not steered me wrong ever and he is one of your best!
Kevin from Pevely, MO