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Photo Caption: Producer/engineer/mixer Nathaniel Kunkel. Photo by Justine Brandy. (This photo is property of Justine Brandy and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use or alteration of this image is strictly prohibited.)

Stow, OH 09-30-2004 — Producer/engineer/mixer Nathaniel Kunkel is one of the rare breed of audio professional who enjoys as stellar a reputation as the artists with whom he collaborates. This is particularly notable considering Kunkel’s impressive list of credits, including work with legends Crosby and Nash, James Taylor, Elton John, Lyle Lovett, Linda Ronstadt, and also recently Sting for A&E in Concert: Sting: Sacred Love. This special broadcast earned Sound Mixer Kunkel, along with Sound Mixer Simon Osborne and Audio Mixer Don Worsham, a coveted Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special at the 56th Emmy Awards, held September 12 and aired September 19. Among the many that Kunkel thanks for helping him to attain this honor is Audio-Technica, the leading supplier of wired and wireless microphone solutions for high-profile broadcast events.

A&E in Concert: Sting: Sacred Love featured Audio-Technica’s renowned AT4055 on vocals, AT4049a for ambience, AT4050 on acoustic piano, and ATM35 for percussion. Kunkel comments, “I have been using more Audio-Technica microphones than any other on my last several projects, and I have started to count on them like a trusted friend. The AT4055 especially — it is without a doubt my favorite live vocal mic.” He adds, “The other thing about A-T is that they never sit idle. Each new product of theirs that I try is stunning. On top of it all, they make some of the coolest mic mounting and positioning hardware I have ever used. I love their stuff.”

This incredible musical performance has also become a DVD release from Sting, Inside the Songs of Sacred Love. All music for the A&E special and associated DVD was recorded and mixed in surround sound by Kunkel employing his unique Studio Without Walls modular recording system.

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