At the 20th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, from L to R: Paul Shaffer, B.B. King (seated) and Buddy Guy, performing on Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System
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For the eighth year in a row, a variety of Audio Technical microphones were used for the televised VH-1 broadcast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture audio for the event, which took place at the swank Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored The O’Jays, the Pretenders, Percy Sledge, Buddy Guy and U2. The event was held on March 14, 2005, with a VH1 broadcast of the ceremony premiering March 19. Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used during the induction ceremony for frontline vocals by The O‚Jays, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul Shaffer. Additionally, a selection of hardwired A-T microphones was used, including the AE2500 (bass guitar amps), AE5100 (hi-hat), ATM35 (horns) and AT4050 (overheads and guitar amps).
The audio team for the event included Mitch Maketansky, audio coordinator; John Harris, lead engineer for Effanel Music, the remote recording that recorded the program and mixed the broadcast and Jay Vicari, mix engineer.
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