Amy Grant, performing using Audio-Technica's
Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless systemStow, OH (May 4, 2010)--Audio-Technica provided wireless solutions for the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards, which were broadcast on GMC, Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Several featured performers used Audio-Technica's Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless system, paired with the AEW-T5400 cardioid condenser handheld transmitter, during the course of the show, which was taped live on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Audio-Technica users included 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 finale performance of the Haiti benefit "Come Together Now," accompanied by the rest of the night's artists. A-T'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 year's Dove Awards included a who's who of broadcast audio. Marc Repp was the audio producer/broadcast music mixer working out of MTV Networks' Pegasus HD truck; White House, Tennessee-based Blackhawk Audio, Inc., provided the sound system with FOH mixer Rick Shimer; and Bruce Bodor was the RF audio coordinator.
Bodor, whose credits involve wireless work for ESPN and CBS Sports, stated, "For this year'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-T's wireless is also very user friendly. This adds another level of confidence for the performers, engineers and show producers."