STOW, OH, May 15, 2013 — For the 16th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture the music for the 28th annual induction ceremony, which took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 2013. Inductees included Rush (longtime A-T supporters), Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Donna Summer. Non-performing honorees included Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. The show will be broadcast on HBO, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Eight channels of Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System were used with AEW-T3300 handheld microphones/transmitters for frontline vocals throughout the evening, notably on the evening’s finale by Chris Cornell, John Fogerty, Dave Grohl and Ann Wilson.
The Rush performance had a particularly strong Audio-Technica presence, with Rush bassist and longtime Audio-Technica user Geddy Lee performing with an A-T Artist Elite® AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone, and the band’s guitarist Alex Lifeson using his Audio-Technica 5000 Series wireless systems setup on guitar. The band was mixed by FOH and monitor engineers Brad Madix and Brent Carpenter, both avid A-T supporters.
The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included AE2500 Dual-element Instrument Microphone; AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone; ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone; AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone; AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone; AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone; and AT4054 Handheld Cardioid Condenser Microphone.
The technical staff for the induction ceremony was made up of professional audio industry veterans. Remote recording specialists M3 (Music Mix Mobile), the company responsible for both recording the program and mixing the show for broadcast, used its Eclipse remote truck with John Harris as Audio Coordinator and Jay Vicari as Music Mixer, mixing the event’s audio onsite and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Joel Singer served as Audio Truck Engineer-in-Charge and as Assistant Music Mixer. The P.A. was provided by New York-based Firehouse Productions. Ron Reaves served as Front-of-House Mixer, and Mike Parker Monitor Mixer.
Jay Vicari stated, “I have relied on A-T mics and wireless systems over the years for so many live broadcasts because of their reliability and consistent sonic signature. No matter what genre of music the artist is performing, there is an Audio-Technica solution that allows me to capture the performance as it is meant to be heard.”
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