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HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX PRO Seminar Series Offers Behind-the-Scenes Experience with VTX Line Arrays and Linkin Park Production Team

19 January 2015, NORTHRIDGE, California

Sound Image and JBL

Providing a unique opportunity for audio engineers to experience its market-leading VTX line arrays in real-world conditions, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is announcing the inauguration of its VTX PRO Seminar Series. The first seminars will be hosted by: Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, FOH Engineer for Linkin Park; Jim Digby, Tour Director for Linkin Park and President of the Event Safety Alliance; Vic Wagner, System Engineer for Sound Image; and Vinnie Perreux, Market Manager, Tour Sound, HARMAN Professional.

The VTX PRO Seminar Series will offer a unique, behind-the-scenes look at Linkin Park’s concert productions and the VTX technology and sound design that go into those productions. Attendees will be able to experience the same VTX performance that can be heard during a Linkin Park show—while also having access to a Linkin Park concert that evening. 

Starting January 15 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, the VTX Pro Seminar Series will make more than 20 stops through March, stretching across the United States and Canada, coinciding with Linkin Park concerts in the same venues. Stops include Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island, Rexall Place in Edmonton, and more.

Content for the VTX Pro Seminar Series includes an introduction of VTX system technology, followed by a discussion of venue-specific sound design incorporating VTX line arrays, Crown I-Tech HD amplification and processing, JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software and the JBL Line Array Calculator, along with cardioid subwoofer arraying techniques. After a virtual playback session and discussion of the Event Safety Alliance with Jim Digby, the seminars conclude with a Q&A session, followed by admission to the Linkin Park show.

Sound companies and system specifiers interested in attending the VTX Pro Seminars are invited to register with Jamie Criswell at Jamie.criswell@harman.com.