â€” Show RF Audio Coordinator Bruce Bodor praises A-Tâ€™s Artist EliteÂ® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System for its reliable performance and user-friendly operation â€”
STOW, OH, May 3, 2010 â€” Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, provided wireless solutions for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, taped live on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Nashvilleâ€™s Grand Ole Opry House, and broadcast on GMC, Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Several featured performers used Audio-Technicaâ€™s acclaimed Artist EliteÂ® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, paired with the AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter, during the course of the show, including co-host Bart Millard of MercyMe; Amy Grant; Francesca Battistelli; Jars of Clay; Tenth Avenue North; Red; Donald Lawrence; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Kari Jobe; and Michael W. Smith, who led a moving finale performance of the Haiti benefit â€œCome Together Now,â€? accompanied
by the rest of the nightâ€™s artists. A-Tâ€™s 5000 Series wireless was also used as part of the mic setup for a gospel medley performance, and additionally the house band used a selection of A-T hardwired microphones throughout the show.
The team responsible for the audio at this yearâ€™s Dove Awards included a whoâ€™s who of broadcast audio. Marc Repp was the Audio Producer/Broadcast Music Mixer working out of MTV Networksâ€™ Pegasus HD truck; White House, Tennessee-based Blackhawk Audio, Inc., provided the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) mixer Rick Shimer; and Bruce Bodor was the RF Audio Coordinator.
Bodor, whose credits involve wireless work for ESPN and CBS Sports, stated, â€œFor this yearâ€™s Dove Awards, using Audio-Technica wireless systems, we experienced zero dropouts, which is always a great thing to be able to say. We had a wide variety of artists singing in different vocal ranges, and the A-T wireless systems performed flawlessly for all with great sound. There was absolutely no distortion, unlike some other wireless systems, and A-Tâ€™s wireless is also very user friendly. This adds another level of confidence for the performers, engineers and show producers.â€?
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