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Allen & Heath to Show Off New Products and Offer Training at 2023 AES Show

Leading audio console manufacturer Allen & Heath is preparing for a large presence at the 2023 AES show in New York City, with an expanded booth and daily training sessions. The main booth (#625) on Level 3 of Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center will feature the full range of Allen & Heath products, including the newly released CQ series of compact digital mixers. Customers will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the new products, and receive advice from Allen & Heath’s expert staff.

Free training sessions will also be offered in room 1E05 of the convention center, with Allen & Heath Live Sound and Touring Manager Michael Bangs hosting official dLive Certification and Live Sound Training courses throughout the show.

This year’s Allen & Heath booth will also feature the AHM series of audio matrix processors, which provide solutions for commercial installations in schools, restaurants, houses of worship, and other similar environments. Along with the processors themselves, Allen & Heath will be demonstrating various hardware and software control interfaces, as well as the variety of expanders comprising the “Everything I/O” ecosystem.

“We are especially excited to return to AES this year and show off the new CQ Series digital mixer range,” notes Allen & Heath USA Director of Marketing Jeff Hawley. “The first large batch of CQ units have made their way out to engineers and the feedback from users and dealers has been very positive. This is a great opportunity for folks who haven’t yet had a chance to experience the CQ first-hand to give it a test drive. Of course our award-winning AHM, Avantis, dLive, SQ, and Qu range will also be on hand with networked interactive tracks ready for fans to play with. We’re also looking forward to presenting dLive Certification sessions alongside a selection of user-requested special training sessions at the show. We’ll see you there!”

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Allen & Heath Announces Plans for Expanded Winter NAMM 2020 Presence

Allen & Heath is diving into 2020 with a showing of its growing product line-up in booth #18219 that includes SQ, dLive, and the new Avantis. The company’s extensive array of I/O hardware will also be featured, including dedicated solutions for Dante integration.

A number of AES Academy live sound classes will be offered by the manufacturer at this year’s show as well, with veteran FOH and monitor engineer Michael Bangs (Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, et al.) hosting hands-on Masterclass training offering insight into mixing techniques for festival, house of worship, broadcast, and other live applications. A special ‘Modern Front of House Mixing’ Masterclass will be presented by Parnelli Front of House Engineer of the Year Nominee Drew Thornton, FOH engineer for six-time Grammy Award nominated pop phenom Billie Eilish. Daily dLive certification courses round out Allen & Heath’s extensive AES Academy training offerings, with those enrolled earning CTS International Renewal Unit (RU) credits.

Allen & Heath dLive, SQ and Avantis

For those anxious to hear an Allen & Heath system in action, a compact dLive Wings rig comprised of a C1500 control surface and DM48 MixRack has been selected as the console of choice for the NAMM Loudspeaker System Showcase, mixing loudspeakers from 14 different companies in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Participating companies will be featured in multiple demos per day, during show days on Thursday, January 16 through Saturday, January 18.

Allen & Heath begins 2020 following a successful year of awards and new product introductions last year. Custom Control—a cross-platform control app for dLive mixing systems—added to the company’s laurels with a New Product Award at WFX in September, while Avantis took home its first award win October at AES with a Best of Show nod. Parnell Awards voting opened in November with dLive named as an Indispensable Audio Technology nominee. The SQ Series received news in December of its selection as Product of the Year for the second year running among MMR’s 27th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. TEC Award nominations for 2020 were announced last month as well, with the SQ getting a repeat nod in the Small Format Console category, and dLive named as a competitor in the Large Format Console group. Not to be left out, the new DT168 Dante Expander also received a Music & Sound Awards nomination for Console Hardware of the Year before 2019 ended.

Looking back on all the company has accomplished in the last 12 months, Allen & Heath USA Marketing Manager Jeff Hawley is ready to call it a wrap and prepare to ring in 2020 with appropriate aplomb. “We’ve had a great time celebrating our 50th anniversary throughout 2019,” Hawley remarked recently. “It’s been a notable year for us on many fronts. Here’s to everyone in our industry for a sensational run going forward. We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Anaheim!”