JBL VTX Training - Nashville

Vision2 Marketing and the team from JBL Professional invite you to attend a two-day training session for the new JBL VTX A Series line array, including the A12, A8 and B18. In this two day intensive, attendees will learn how to implement VTX A12, A8 and V20 systems with great success. We touch on everything from the JBL software eco-system, networking, iTech amplifiers, rigging, verification and optimization. Taught by our VTX Certified Trainers, graduates of this course will graduate with a VTX A-Series Certification. 

Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of acoustic motor technology and the acoustic principals that make line arrays work. We will have a deep dive into the VTX products, from the signal processing and amplifier technology behind them through to the proper physical implementation. The JBL Software ecosystem will be thoroughly explained and participants will get hands-on time with rigging, configuration, and verification.

Class Prerequisites

  • Participants will need to bring their own PC or Mac with Boot Camp, preloaded with the latest versions of LAC and Performance Manager. These programs should be up and running as we will not have time to repair personal computers during the course.

  • Participants should have a working grasp of Audio basics, including signal flow, gain structure, basic acoustics and terminology. Additional a working knowledge of power and networking will be assumed.

  • We encourage you to "bring your venue" with you. All dimensions, photos and design requirements are welcomed for discussion during the JBL Software Ecosystem module. We can answer questions as well as work with you to optimize your venue.

Class Agenda - Day 1

  • Introduction

  • VTX Product and Technology Overview

    • Differential Drive, Ring Radiators, Waveguide / RBI

    • A12/A8/B18/V20

  • Accessories Overview

  • VTX Amplification and Presets

  • VTX System Design Guidelines

  • VTX Modeling

    • LAC-3

    • Case Studies and Examples

  • Practical Workshop – LAC-3

  • ArrayLink Training

  • VTX Subwoofer Design

    • Flown vs Ground Stacked

    • Basic Configurations and Time Alignment

    • Cardioid Configurations and Sub / Low Options (60, 80)

    • Additional Optimization Techniques For Arbitrary Cardioid Configurations

    • Electronic Delay Steering (EDS)

  • Practical Workshop – EDS Subwoofer Arrays in LAC

Class Agenda - Day 2

  • VTX Control and Monitoring

    • Performance Manager Overview

    • Audio Architect in the Live Workflow

    • Amplifier Networking Guidelines – best practice recommendations

  • Practical Workshop – LAC -> AL -> PM, Completing the workflow

  • Rigging and Implementation

    • Suspension procedures

      • A8/12

      • Ground Stacks

      • Mixed Arrays

  • Listening and Evaluation

Class Info

Class Times

5/29: 9 AM - 5 PM CST

5/30: 9 AM - 1 PM CST


8:30 AM CST



Local Hotels/Lodging

Holiday Inn Express - Brentwood

5566 Franklin Pike Circle Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Hyatt Place - Brentwood

202 Summit View Drive
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Class Location: Vision 2 Marketing - 642 West Iris Drive - Nashville, TN 37204

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