Allen & Heath at 50
2019 marks 50 years of mixing innovation from Allen & Heath. As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took those first small steps for man on the moon back in 1969, founders Steve Batiste and Andy Bereza embarked on their own giant leap into the unknown, establishing Allen & Heath in the corner of a factory in swinging London. The pair were brought together by a mission to create a new breed of mixers that were accessible to the multitude of aspiring bands and studios clamouring to be heard in an exploding music scene.
Today our newly revamped HQ provides a state-of-the art home for our exceptional research and development powerhouse, specialist prototyping teams and the many other talented individuals committed to providing first class support to our customers worldwide.
We’re fortunate to be based in Cornwall – a uniquely beautiful, distinctive part of the United Kingdom, where we have the space to think outside the box.
A thirst for new solutions and technologies lies at the heart of Allen & Heath, evidenced by innovations such as our XCVI FPGA processing core, acclaimed DEEP processing plugins and the ‘mixer of the moment,’ our multi-award winning SQ series.
From analogue purists to digital natives, from bedrooms to boardrooms, from churches to conferences, from studios to stadiums and from clubs to colleges – the Allen & Heath range continues to broaden and deepen as we push to find better solutions for every mixing challenge.
"It’s inspiring to take stock of all we’ve achieved together in the past 50 years, but looking at the new developments in the pipeline, I can safely say that the best is yet to come."
Rob Clark, Managing Director
The secret of Allen & Heath’s success? “Excitement,” replies Managing Director, Rob Clark. “We’re excited by sharing in our customers’ ambitions, and by the technologies that will help them to achieve them - that’s what keeps us striving to innovate and improve.
It’s become a cliché to talk about listening to your customers, but that direct connection with the people with their hands on the faders is absolutely essential, and I think it shows in all that we do. It’s inspiring to take stock of all we’ve achieved together in the past 50 years, but looking at the new developments in the pipeline, I can safely say that the best is yet to come.”