In mid-October, engineers, system techs, and business owners from across Australia descended on CMI Music & Audio's Melbourne Headquarters to take part in the first ever JBL VTX-Series training held in Australia.
Graduating from the two-day workshop with VTX A-Series certification, participants took a deep dive into JBL's flagship array covering everything from JBL's software ecosystem, networking, iTech amplifiers, optimisation, rigging and transportation, before flying A8 and A12 systems for a listening and evaluation session.
Making the trip from Harman's Northridge, California headquarters to deliver the training was Eric Stahlhammer, JBL's high-performance sound system Product Manager.
"Having the opportunity to ask questions and learn first-hand from the minds that conceive, develop and implement these systems for the world stage was invaluable. Especially for a business such as ours who has made a considerable investment in JBL & Crown" Said Ruwan Sena, Director at Gold Coast based, Luna Audio.
"Understanding where its come from, and where it is going is exciting to say the least. Superior sonics aside, this is perhaps the most considered and flexible eco-system of loudspeaker, rigging & accessories, transportation options, prediction software, DSP and amplification available today. It's clear that JBL have stepped up the game" said Ruwan.
"With increasing demand for JBL's VTX-Series across both touring and high-end fixed installations, it was a great opportunity for system users to receive factory training for the first time in Australia" said Chris Noonan, CMI's Product Manager for Audio Brands.
To support the growth of VTX in Australia the CMI team are eager to offer another round of training in 2020. Anyone interested in attending future sessions can contact [email protected] to express their interest.