AUDIO-TECHNICA MICS CHOSEN FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

— Top audio professionals continue to request the presence of A-T microphones at high-profile awards show ceremonies, with A-T mics onstage yet again at the 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony —


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Photo caption: Audio-Technica supplied over 60 microphones for performances at the 21st Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony held March 13, 2006, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Shown are Robbie Robertson (left) and Elvis Costello performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images. (This photo is the property of Frank Micelotta/Getty Images and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. strictly prohibited.)

Photo caption: Audio-Technica supplied over 60 microphones for performances at the 21st Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony held March 13, 2006, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Shown are Kid Rock (left) and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com. (This photo is the property of Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction.)

Photo caption: Audio-Technica supplied over 60 microphones for performances at the 21st Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony held March 13, 2006, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Shown is James Hetfield, using Audio-Technica’s AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone, and drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com. (This photo is the property of Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction.)

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Stow, OH 03-17-2006 For the ninth year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the internationally televised VH1 broadcast of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 60 mics to capture the audio for this widely celebrated musical event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The 21st annual induction ceremony of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was held on March 13, 2006, with a VH1 broadcast of the ceremony premiering March 21st. The 2006 inductees are Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.

Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals during performances by Kid Rock and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd for the Lynyrd Skynyrd medley; and Leela James, Solomon Burke and Marc Broussard for the Wilson Pickett medley. The 5000 Series was also employed for the New Orleans tribute that featured Elvis Costello, Robbie Robertson, Buckwheat Zydeco, Geechie Johnson of Wild Magnolias, and Allen Toussaint. James Hetfield of Metallica utilized the hardwired A-T AE5400 during the Black Sabbath tribute.

Other microphones on the event included Audio-Technica’s AE5100 (hi hats, ride cymbals), AE3000 (toms), AE2500 (bass guitar amplifiers), AT4050 (guitar amps, overheads), AT4051 (hi hat), ATM23HE (conga, timbales), ATM35 (toms, sax, trumpet, trombone), and ATM35cW with AEW-T1000 UniPak™ wireless transmitter (saxophone).

The technical staff for the induction ceremony was comprised of professional audio industry legends in their own right. Mitch Maketansky returned as Audio Coordinator this year, organizing and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Recording specialists 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, and Jay Vicari acting as Mix Engineer for the broadcast.

“We’re extremely pleased that the audio team for this year’s induction ceremony chose Audio-Technica again,” said A-T marketing director Gary Boss. “It’s great to be invited back. We’ve worked on many of these shows and have developed a strong relationship over the years with Mitch, John and Jay. We listen to their feedback and develop products that meet their needs for complex productions like this.”

Celebrating over 40 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