Audio-Technica Mics Used at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Mar 18, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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The 18th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held March 10, 2003, at the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom in midtown Manhattan, with a VH1 broadcast of the event premiering on March 16. For the sixth year, over 50 Audio-Technica mics were employed.

The 2003 performer inductees to the Hall of Fame were AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Police and the Righteous Brothers. Sidemen inductees included Benny Benjamin, Floyd Cramer and Steve Douglas, while the nonperformer inductee was Mo Ostin.

The company’s new Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was the leading choice for frontline vocal performances by Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Paul Schaffer and the Righteous Brothers. Paul Simon’s vocals featured the hardwired AT4054. In addition, most drum kits at the show employed the AE2500 kick drum mic with the AE3000 on toms. The AE5100 was utilized on orchestral bells, percussion and string overheads. The AT4055 was chosen for horns, and ATM35s were used for close-miking on strings, as well as under every cymbal for AC/DC. The AT4047 and AT4050 were used on guitar cabinets, and overheads also employed the AT4050. Background vocals on the Righteous Brothers performance were also captured with the AT4054.

Audio-Technica’s live sound consultant, Joel Singer, worked in cooperation with Effanel Music, which recorded the program and mixed the broadcast from thitseir state-of-the-art, all-digital L7 mobile recording studio and Chelsea production facility. Mitch Maketansky served as audio coordinator once again, responsible for organizing and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Maketansky said, "For the past six years, Audio-Technica has been a mainstay at this event, and we stayed true to that proven strategy this year. Many artists performed with the new Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, all with excellent results. I continue to be impressed with the sound quality and dependability of Audio-Technica wireless, and the 5000 Series systems provided the closest sound to a hardwired microphone I’ve heard to date."

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