A-T microphones featured at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction

For the 10th year in a row, Audio-Technica microphones were chosen to outfit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied more than 100 mics to capture audio for the event held March 12th in Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel.


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Aretha Franklin performing at the 22nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com. (This photo is the property of Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com.)

Scorpio (left) and Grandmaster Flash of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage.com. (This photo is the property of Kevin Kane/WireImage.com.)

Sammy Hagar of Van Halen performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage.com. (This photo is the property of Kevin Kane/WireImage.com.)

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For the 10th year in a row, Audio-Technica microphones were chosen to outfit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied more than 100 mics to capture audio for the event held March 12th in Manhattan’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel with inductees including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen. The show was broadcast live on VH1 Classic, and for the first time streamed live on the Internet at www.Spinner.com.

Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals on performances by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim), Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar, The Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector, and bandleader Paul Schaffer.

“Audio-Technica has been a mainstay at high profile award shows and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is no exception,” said Lead Engineer John Harris, adding “A-T continues to be my go-to brand of microphone because of the audio quality, reliability and consistency from mic to mic. When you're doing a complex production like this, having group of products with the sound quality and dependability of A-T provides a level of comfort for both the mixers and artists — and that is very important.”

Other microphones on the event included Audio-Technica’s AE2500, AE5400, AT4047/SV, AT4050, AT4054, AT4055, AE5100, ATM23HE, ATM25, ATM350 and ATM610.

The technical staff for the induction ceremony read like a Who’s Who of professional audio. Mitch Maketansky returned as Audio Coordinator, organizing and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Remote recording specialists XM Productions/Effanel Music, the company responsible for both recording the program and mixing the broadcast, deployed its remote truck with Grammy® Award-winner John Harris as Lead Engineer, mixing the event’s audio onsite, while Jorge Silva was the Production Mixer. In addition, Dave Natale was Front-of-house (FOH) Engineer and Tom Holmes was the Monitor Mixer.