Allen & Heath University

Allen & Heath University at CFX 2024 will feature a pre-conference masterclass on Monday and a series of ongoing 1.5-hour hands-on audio training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each session will feature 12 mixing consoles, providing the ultimate hands-on instructional experience for audio engineers with skill levels ranging from novice to advanced.

Pre-Conference Masterclass: Audio Mixing For Worship 

Monday, October 21, 2024
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

4-hour intensive experience for intermediate to advanced skill levels

*Additional fees will apply when registering for this masterclass.  You must choose the Premium Masterclass Package when you register for CFX to gain access.

This class will walk you through mic choice and placement, preamp gain staging and choices, creative and practical uses of low and high pass filters, pros and cons of using gates or source expansion, use of plug-ins, when to use Parametric vs Dynamic EQ, uses and pitfalls of compression, summing and output routing strategies, and effect use. There will be ample time with the instructor to address specific applications or use cases from attendees.

Allen & Heath University 1.5-hour sessions:

Held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22nd-23rd; schedule TBD

*No additional fee is required; however, you must register to attend CFX 2024, and pre-registration for each class is required. Sign-ups for the individual classes will open soon.

Gain Staging

Learn how to set up proper gain staging throughout the console’s signal path. This relatively simple step, when done incorrectly, creates a myriad of complications that could have been avoided.  Learn how to properly set the gain to ensure a smoother service.

Monitor Mixing Basics

Improve your monitor mixing with tips and tricks on setting up and using IEM and Wedge Mixes for your singers and musicians.

Use of MultiBand Compressors and Dynamic EQs to Solve Common HOW Audio Challenges

Learn how to use these tools to take a more nuanced approach to addressing common audio issues, such as excessive sibilance or reducing a vocalist’s edge when their volume increases.

Improving and Optimizing a Streaming Mix

The use of streaming services exploded during the pandemic and is now used in almost every house of worship. However, the creation and quality of this mix can be neglected as attention is paid to the main FOH and monitor mixes, particularly in small and mid-sized congregations that don’t have the luxury of dedicated staff. Learn how to ensure you’re taking the easiest path to a quality streaming mix.