TRAIN RELIES ON AUDIO-TECHNICA MICROPHONES FOR LIVE SHOWS

— Longtime Audio-Technica endorsers keep their sound tight with A-T wired and wireless mics —


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Photo Caption: Pat Monahan, lead vocalist for Train, performs using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series Wireless System with AEW-T5400 microphone/transmitter. Photo by PVM. (This photo is the property of PVM 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 09-29-2010 Pop/rock hitmakers Train have experienced quite the creative and commercial renaissance since reemerging from a three-year hiatus in 2009. Once again topping the charts and packing venues, Train’s onstage sound is more important than ever, and the band continues to turn to Audio-Technica for wired and wireless microphone solutions. In fact, Train have been loyal A-T endorsers for a decade, and this relationship continues as the band rolls through North America and Europe this fall.

Train’s current mic setup includes the following models: Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series wireless systems with AEW-T5400 transmitter for lead vocals, AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone for lead and backing vocals, ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone for snare, AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for hi-hat, ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for overheads, and ATM250DE Dual-Element Instrument Microphone and AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone for guitars.

The band’s FOH mixer Rob Thomas stated, “This is simply the best sounding microphone selection I’ve had in years. I love them all. The ATM650 is like a great instrument mic on steroids, and it just sounds perfect on the snare. The ATM450, which we use for overheads, is one of my favorite condensers – a little side-address mic that sounds amazing on anything and will handle some serious SPL. The AT4050 is really round and packs a punch – I’ve used it on everything from overheads to guitars, and it makes everything sound huge.

Monitor Engineer Rob Greene added, “The dual-element ATM250DE – whose dynamic and condenser elements we split into two channels on the console and blend or ride separately – just sounds great on guitar, and there are never any phasing problems. And the 5000 Series wireless with AEW-T5400 mic/transmitter vocal mic setup is great with the wedges – I can get a really high SPL and a full sound without feedback and I think it sounds better than wired.”

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