Audio-Technica Chosen as Microphone of Choice for NBC’s Grimm

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Photo Caption: Pictured in Sonic Media Studios’ Studio East are Paul Nelson and John Neff, fitting the BP4073 with a windscreen prior to the first sessions. Sonic Media is also a fan of A-T headphones, and features the ATH-M50 model.

Stow, OH 01-22-2013 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has been selected as the microphone of choice for Dialog replacement recording (ADR) for the hit NBC TV series Grimm.

The show is shot on location in Portland, Oregon, and local Sonic Media Studios is in charge of recording ADR. Longtime A-T endorser and engineer John Neff, whose music and film mixing operations are located at Sonic Media Studios, recommended to Sonic Media Studios owner Paul Nelson and Audio Engineer Wayne Woods that they should use a BP4073 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone for this job. Neff presented them with a unit for testing, and in a field test against two other manufacturers, the BP4073 won out. Neff previously has used all A-T mics in the location recording for David Lynch’s Inland Empire, and he has used the BP4073 in other features and documentaries.

Nelson stated, “We listened to three really great mics for our shotgun selection. The A-T was hands-down the winner in our test. It really did have more ‘presence’ than the others.”

Stated Neff, “I continue to choose A-T because over the years their products have proven time and time again to be completely reliable and have the ability to capture audio with the highest quality. When you are in the field and have a set with actors and full crew, you can’t risk anything. Audio-Technica mics deliver every time.”

The BP4073 is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $999.00. Please visit for more information.

Celebrating over 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: