JBL PROFESSIONAL VTX TRAINING
Training Programs for JBL Professional VTX Series & VerTec Series Products

In addition to designing state of the art sound reinforcement systems, JBL Professional provides the expertise and training to achieve the maximum performance possible. Our 70 years of expertise is an invaluable resource that is the foundation of our training curriculum, helping you to maximize both the use of and your investment in the VTX System. We understand that a world-class sound system can only reach its maximum potential if the technicians who set out each day to deploy it know how to take it there, so we offer our VTX Training Program as a modular educational course designed to empower systems technicians with the technical information and practical experience they need to deploy our VTX systems confidently – to consistently achieve an excellent result.

TRAINING COURSES

Intended to build a strong foundation for every system, the different modules of the VTX Training course can be combined together in different ways to meet each customers’ needs. While the fundamentals are just that – fundamentals – the elements of the training course that focus on delivering solutions with a well planned design can be covered in greater depth when more time is available. Therefore, there are three levels of training that serve as starting points for meeting each customers’ educational needs.


Factory Training

1 Day VTX Practical 
  • Performance Manager & LACII Overview
  • PM & LACII Practical I
  • Rigging Training & Array Suspension
  • Networking Overview
  • PM & LACII Practical II
  • Online Control 
2 Day VTX Training 
DAY 1
  • VTX Technology Overview
  • Performance Manager & LACII Overview
  • PM & LACII Practical I
  • System Sound Design
  • Subwoofer Array Design
DAY 2
  • Networking Overview
  • PM & LACII Practical II
  • Measurement & System Optimization
  • Rigging Training & Suspension
  • Online Control
3 Day VTX Factory-certified Training
All elements of the 2 Day VTX training, with additional line array theory, sound system design elements, and a full JBL Professional facility tour.

Remote Training / Support Programs
More information coming soon.
UPCOMING COURSE SCHEDULE

TRAINERS

We are proud to have a growing, global team of dedicated, industry-experienced professionals who are our certified VTX trainers. All of our team members are well versed in how our VTX Training program is designed, and teach the training with an underlying understanding of how our customers and systems technicians work every day in the field.


Carlos Nager
Carlos NagerCarlos Nager joined Harman Professional Solutions in 2015. Responsible for training and technical support for the tour sound market in-country, as well as supporting activities in the install, cinema, retail and broadcast markets in Mexico. Carlos has 15 years of experience in professional audio between Europe and Mexico in live sound mixing and as a systems technician. His specialization is in system design and deployment including electro-acoustical simulation.  
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer
  • Soundcraft Vi Trainer

 

Cesar Benitez
Cesar Benitez has worked for Harman Professional Solutions since September 2014 specializing in Tour Audio and is based in Puerto Rico, supporting distributors and rental companies in Latin America. Cesar has over two decades of touring experience through the America’s and Europe with bands, broadcast events and corporate shows. He has a strong background in live sound mixing, system design and deployment. Over his career Cesar has worked in nearly every role in the audio department.  
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer
  • Soundcraft Vi Trainer

 

Ed Jackson
Ed Jackson has worked for HARMAN Professional Solutions since 2013 specializing in tour sound, primarily JBL Professional VTX Series systems, Soundcraft consoles and AKG wireless and wired microphones. Ed works out the London office supporting distributors and rental companies in the EMEA area. Previous to his tenure with HARMAN, Ed held a position as UK national Technical Lead for the Academy Music group and Live Nation, managing 15 venues and designing and building five large venues and working with a range of different PA manufacturers and console systems. As part of the venues technical management, Ed worked on shows for artists including Eminem, Kiss and The Prodigy. 
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer
  • Soundcraft Vi Trainer

 

Eric Friedlander
Eric Friedlander has worked for HARMAN Professional Solutions since 2010; first serving in a business development role with Crown Audio in Elkhart and recently accepting the position of Manager, Technical Resources for the Tour Audio team based out of Northridge, CA. After graduating American University with a B.S. in Audio Technology, Eric worked for live event production companies as a mixer at both ends of the snake, and a systems technician. His specialization is primarily in system design and deployment, and he has been a VerTec and VTX trainer since 2010 – supporting customers in the US and abroad. 
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer

 

George Georgallis
George Georgallis joined the Harman Professional team in 2013 as an applications expert for the VerTec and VTX product lines. He has a strong background in system design and deployment, as well as a great deal of experience in large system measurement and integration. George is known for his in-depth trainings that truly help users bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and successful practical applications, and has supported customers domestically in the US as well as abroad. In addition to his current role as Product Manager for Tour Amplifiers, Speakers, and DSP, George leads the JBL VTX Factory Training in Northridge, CA. 
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer

 

Raul Gonzalez
Raul Gonzalez is the Americas Product and Applications Sales Specialist for the Touring Audio and Live Production Systems team. With 23 years of experience in the audio industry, Raul served over 13 years as JBL Professional’s Market Development Engineer for Latin America, and as Tour Sound Product Manager and Support Field Engineer. His areas of expertise include live sound mixing, and sound systems engineering and optimization. Raul holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and MFA in Theatre Sound Engineering with a concentration in room modeling and acoustics from Purdue University. 
Specialization:
  • JBL VTX Trainer

 

Tom Der
Growing up in Middle Tennessee, Tom Der was involved in audio and theater since high school and graduated from Memphis State (now University of Memphis) with a BFA in Commercial Music and an Emphasis on Recording Engineering. Upon graduation in 1984 he returned to Nashville and started working as a staff and 2nd Engineer on major label albums during the day and late at night recording bands from Nashville’s burgeoning underground rock and roll scene. Notable recordings he was involved in during these years include Lyle Lovett’s first album and REM’s Document. Tom joined Soundcraft in 1996 and has been looking after Soundcraft’s sales and business in the USA for the past 19 years. He is an AES member and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Specialization:
  • Soundcraft Vi Trainer

 

CONTACT
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