For Immediate Release
Nashville, TN 06-15-2008
SUMMER NAMM SHOW — In just a few short years, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, a Gospel vocal quartet based in Stow, Ohio, has risen to the top of the genre with a growing collection of prestigious awards and nominations. The group’s sound is faithfully captured every night on tour thanks to the Audio-Technica Artist Elite® 4000 Series UHF Wireless System and the acclaimed AEW-T5400 cardioid condenser handheld transmitters. “I’ve been using A-T wireless microphone systems for 15 years, and I have to say that it’s a great product backed by great customer service,” says Ernie Haase. “No matter how tough an RF environment we find ourselves in at a show, the 4000 Series is always able to find a frequency. That’s peace of mind that lets us concentrate on our music instead of on the hardware.”
Led by Haase, a 10-year veteran of one of the greatest quartets in Gospel music, The Cathedrals, Signature Sound burst onto the Gospel music scene with its unique blend of traditional and contemporary vocal stylings. The group’s sound has rapidly brought in accolades and awards: the talented quartet was named Horizon Group of the Year and received the Favorite Group of the Year Award by subscribers of The Singing News magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Members of the Gospel Music Association also honored the group with multiple Dove Award nominations in 2006, including a nomination for New Artist of the Year, as well as Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their self-titled debut. Signature Sound’s debut video release also garnered acclaim as it soared to the top of Billboard Magazine’s Music Video Chart, debuting at #3 and achieving Gold sales status by RIAA. Their sophomore project “Get Away Jordan” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music chart in January 2007, and the CD and the single (bearing the same title) earned them the Southern Gospel Album of the Year and Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year honors at the 2008 Dove Awards.
Haase, along with lead Ryan Seaton, baritone Doug Anderson and bass Tim Duncan, tour constantly to an ever-widening fan base – the quartet’s tour schedule is already filling dates well into 2009 coast to coast. That kind of rigorous roadwork for a vocal group demands impeccable wireless performance, and Signature Sound has found what it needs with A-T’s Artist Elite 4000 Series Wireless System. Says Haase, “We play hundreds of dates per year and have come to rely on Audio-Technica as our microphone of choice for its consistent performance and great sound, night after night.”
Celebrating over 45 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: www.audio-technica.com
Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #500 during the 2008 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN.