The Black Eyed Peas get the Grammys started with Shure
The Black-Eyed Peas got the 47th Annual Grammy Awards “started” with a performance using Shure U2/58 microphone systems, while Maroon 5, who followed their performance, opted for U2/Beta 58 systems to sing their hit song, “This Love.”
Overall, Shure wired and wireless microphones were used during 18 of the evening’s 24 performances by several artists, including James Brown, Green Day, Queen Latifah, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, U2, Keith Urban, Usher and Kanye West.
For the eighth consecutive year, Audio-Technica also supplied a wide range of hard-wired mics as well as many of their Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems
ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with front-of-house engineers Ron Reeves and Mikael Stewart, while the broadcast audio was supervised by Phil Ramone, Hank Neuberger and Murray Allen. New York City-based 5.1 consultant Randy Ezratty and his Effanel Music team remote truck, with music mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari, supplied the 5.1 surround and stereo feeds, while Paul Sandweiss provided the dedicated 5.1 surround mix.
Additional Audio Technica mics used throughout the awards show include the ATM25 (toms), ATM35 (violins, violas, and cellos), AE5100 (ride, hi-hats, vibes, harp, cellos, and choir), AE5400 (Leslie and background vocals), and AT4050 (bass, guitar, trumpet, trombone, woodwinds, sax, Leslie, drum overheads, ride and hi-hats).