Allen & Heath Academy is now in full swing, after being launched in February 2020 and with its first classes in Van Nuys, California.
Allen & Heath Academy provides attendees with formal training across a broad range of Allen & Heath products, as well as live sound practices in general.
Presented by Allen & Heath USA in cooperation with its regional network of independent sales representatives across the country, the workshops are based around in-person academy training as well as online testing, all of which lead to official certification and AVIXA CTS RUs.
The sessions are lead by renowned audio professionals and touring sound veterans, such as Michael Bangs, whose 20+ year career includes experiences as a monitor engineer and production manager for the likes of Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Kid Rock, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. An early advocate of live digital mixing, Bangs assisted in making the transition from analogue in the early 2000s. He ultimately joined the company to provide support to those on the road using dLive mixing systems.
“Being part of the Allen & Heath Academy offers me the unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the brightest engineers in our industry,” Bangs said. “We have a lot to offer everyone with these classes beyond simple certification – this is a chance for anyone who’s serious about their work and career to truly expand their skills, learn new techniques, and strike a creative spark within themselves and among their peers.”
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“We’ve intentionally given this programme some real depth in terms of its size, scope, and content,” Allen & Heath USA marketing manager Jeff Hawley added. “It’s all part of our company efforts to advance the entire industry’s knowledge base not only on dLive and our other trendsetting products but on new ways of thinking about workflow and networked systems in general.”
Most sessions are free to attend. To obtain Allen & Heath Academy dates and locations as well as all other registration details, visit the programme website.