Audio-Technica microphones were used throughout the annual VH1 Save the Music Concert (Manhattan, April 11, 2005), including the Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System on lead vocals for artists such as Alicia Keys, Rob Thomas (both pictured) and John Legend, as well as wireless and wired mics in numerous other applications.
The Artist Elite 5000 Series Wireless were also used to facilitate presentations by Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Christina Applegate and LL Cool J. The large selection of hardwired A-T microphones on hand included the AE2500 for bass guitar amps, ATM35 and AT4054 on horns, AT4051a for hi-hat and ride cymbal, AT4054 on background vocals and AE5100 for audience.
Audio production mixer Al Centrella, whose credits include Live By Request and The Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame awards, chose a wide array of Audio-Technica microphones based on their very specific production values. “I started using Audio-Technica on Live By Request because most of the time, the artist is in front of the P.A. and I need a natural-sounding mic with tremendous gain before feedback. That’s exactly what A-T delivers,” commented Centrella. “Regardless of what event I am doing, Audio-Technica continues to provide natural, reliable performance show after show.”