Award-Winning Country Music Artist Clay Walker Officially Endorses Audio-Technica Microphones

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— Platinum-selling performer Clay Walker now uses the acclaimed Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless System with the T5400 handheld microphone, while his backup singers use A-T’s Artist Elite® AE4100 wired dynamic microphones —

Award winning country music artist Clay Walker is now an official endorser of microphones from Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products. Since the beginning of this year, Walker and his backing vocalists have used A-T microphones during their touring performances across the U.S. and Canada. For Walker, who has won Radio & Records Best New Male Artist, Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and Country Song Roundups’ Best New Male Vocalist Awards, the A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF Wireless system and AEW-T5400a handheld transmitter are the perfect combination of nuanced sound and reliable performance night after night. And

the A-T Artist Elite® AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphones are used to the same great effect by Walker’s backup singers.

“Clay is a very dynamic singer, and he needs a microphone that he feels he can control easily, that makes the best use of his vocal dynamics,� explains Curt Walsh, Walker’s Bassist for the last 15 years and Bike Team Coordinator for Walker’s personal non-profit charity, Band Against MS. “The Audio-Technica microphone gives Clay exactly that – total control. And I know our FOH mixer likes it because of its great sound and total reliability on stage.�

Walsh says Clay Walker is a singer’s singer, who is acutely aware of what he wants in a microphone. “Clay needs to hear certain key frequencies clearly, especially high-frequency transients, up around 9 kHz to 12 kHz, where it has to be really airy and transparent-sounding and get even whispered words across clearly, and not harsh in the 2.5-kHz band,� he explains. “Some microphones seem to be a little active in certain frequency ranges, especially in the 800 Hz range, but the A-T 5000 Series is flat across the spectrum. And between Clay’s T5400 and the AE4100s that our backup singers are using, it’s easy to achieve a great blend. Switching to the A-T microphones gave us a significant improvement over what we had been using before. It was a great move.�

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.