For the seventh year in a row, Audio-Technica microphones werechosen for the VH1 broadcast of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fameinduction ceremony, held March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom inMidtown Manhattan.
Pictured, from L to R: Jackson Browne, Kid Rock, Paul Shaffer, TomPetty, Billy Gibbons and Keith Richards. Photo: KevinMazur/WireImage.
Over 80 A-T mics were used to capture audio for the event, whichaired on March 21 and honored Jackson Browne, The Dells, GeorgeHarrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and ZZ Top. Mics used include theAE2500 (bass guitar amps), AT4041 (ride cymbals), ATM25 (toms), AT4055(brass), AT4050 (overheads and guitar amps), and AT4047/SV (guitarcabinets for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top). The AT4054 was used forfront-line vocals for Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood (Traffic), BobSeger, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison (George’s son), andThe Dells. A-T’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System wasused for vocals by Paul Shaffer.
Mitch Maketansky served as audio coordinator, John Harris wasappointed lead engineer for remote recording company Effanel Music,which recorded the program and mixed the broadcast, and Jay Vicariserved as mix engineer.
For more information on A-T mics, visit their Website at www.audio-technica.com.