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Allen & Heath Bolsters AES@NAMM Education Offerings

The venerable console company will lead numerous classes during AES@NAMM.

Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2019)—Allen & Heath will present numerous live sound classes at the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium this week at the 2019 NAMM Show.

Michael Bangs, Allen & Heath USA live sound touring manager and veteran FOH and monitor engineer (Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry), will lead a number of masterclass presentations and half-day certification classes, sharing tips and tricks accumulated over his decades of experience working closely with engineers of all levels.

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Bangs’ first session, a specialized ‘Festival Mixing Masterclass’, will offer hands-on training with an emphasis on the frequent and quick changeovers required in the high-pressure festival environment, while his second, ‘House of Worship Masterclass’, will demonstrate general concepts as well as Allen & Heath dLive-specific tips and tricks for improving worship mix intelligibility and balance.

Bangs’ third session, ‘Monitoring Mixing Masterclass’, will explore how to create an effective live monitor mix, sharing guiding principles to help ensure success for the performers on stage and the best experience for fans in the audience.

In addition to the three ‘Masterclass’ sessions, Bangs will present half-day ‘dLive Certification Classes’ which offer AVIXA Renewal Units (RU).

Rounding out the training series, the company will offer ‘dLive en Español’, presented entirely in Spanish. ‘dLive en Español’ covers Allen & Heath dLive console operation, signal routing concepts and system configuration tips for quickly setting up a basic mix.

Registration is required for all AES@NAMM sessions and seating is limited; refer to the AES website,, for registration information and symposium details.

‘Masterclass’ and certification class offerings vary by day and a detailed schedule is available at

Jeff Hawley, marketing manager for Allen & Heath USA commented, “We saw great success last year in the inaugural AES@NAMM event, with packed sessions and highly engaged attendees. The varied Allen & Heath curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from focused masterclass-style sessions to deep-dive dLive certification classes—there is something for everyone.”

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