For the 12th consecutive year, Audio-Technica has supported the Country Music Association Awards by providing vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. Held November 15, 2005, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, this year’s 39th awards show featured more than 200 hardwired and wireless Audio-Technica microphones—from backline vocal and instrument mics to frontline wireless systems.
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Audio-Technica endorser and winner of last year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney (pictured) performed with an Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, with the AEW-T3300 microphone/transmitter and AEW-R5200 true-diversity frequency-agile dual receiver.
On the broadcast side, A-T mics employed include the ATM25 on kick and toms; ATM35 on toms and strings; AE3000 on toms and overheads; AT4033, AT4050 and AT3035 on guitar cabinets and overheads; AE5400 on vocals; AT3031 and AT4051 on hi-hat and ride cymbals; and AT835STs on the audience.
Michael Abbott, audio coordinator for this year’s CMAs, says, “On a live broadcast, there is just one chance to get things right. With Audio-Technica as a key partner, it gives me one less thing to worry about when putting a show of this magnitude together.”
Marc Repp, production music mixer at this year’s CMAs, says, “We are pleased to have Audio-Technica as the major mic supporter for the 12th consecutive year at the CMA Awards. The reliability, consistency and clarity of their products is second to none.”
For more information on the mics, visit Audio-Technica online at www.audio-technica.com.