Audio-Technica Mics Capture Sound for Vice Presidential Debate

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Photo Caption: Shown left to right are Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan at the Vice Presidential debates on October 11, 2012, using Audio-Technica Engineered Sound® ES935ML6 MicroLine® Condenser Gooseneck Microphones, and AT898cW wireless lavaliers with 5000 Series wireless. Photo by David Goldman/AP Photo. (This photo is the property of David Goldman/AP Photo and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)

Stow, OH 10-12-2012 Audio-Technica, currently celebrating “50 Years of Passionate Listening,” supplied microphones used on both candidates and the moderator at the 2012 Vice Presidential debate October 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Products used included A-T’s Engineered Sound® ES935ML6 MicroLine® Condenser Gooseneck Microphones on Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan. Two AT898cW Subminiature Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphones with 5000 Series wireless were used for moderator Martha Raddatz. Audio-Technica’s BP4071 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphones were used for room ambience. Backup mics at the event included AT898cW wireless lavaliers and AEW-T5400 handheld transmitters with 5000 Series wireless for the candidates, and AT898 wired lavalier mics for Raddatz.

Larry Estrin, of Best Audio in Studio City, CA, serves as Audio and Production Communications Director for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and has chosen to use Audio-Technica microphones at these landmark events. A leading audio resource for high-profile broadcast events, Audio-Technica has provided a host of microphones from their comprehensive product line to pick up crisp, intelligible audio and cover the diverse needs of each debate.

Celebrating 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: