New York (March 20, 2006)–For the ninth year in a row, Audio-Technica microphones were selected to outfit the VH1 broadcast of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 60 mics to capture the audio for this widely celebrated musical event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The 2006 inductees are Black Sabbath, Blondie, Miles Davis, Sex Pistols and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.
James Hetfield used Audio-Technica’s AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone during its Black Sabbath tribute at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week.Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals during performances by Kid Rock and Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd for the Lynyrd Skynyrd medley; and Leela James, Solomon Burke and Marc Broussard for the Wilson Pickett medley. The 5000 Series was also employed for a New Orleans tribute that featured Elvis Costello, Robbie Robertson, Buckwheat Zydeco, Geechie Johnson of Wild Magnolias, and Allen Toussant. James Hetfield of Metallica utilized a hardwired A-T AE5400 during the Black Sabbath tribute.
Other microphones on the event included Audio-Technica’s AE5100 (hi hats, ride cymbals), AE3000 (toms), AE2500 (bass guitar amplifiers), AT4050 (guitar amps, overheads), AT4051 (hi hat), ATM23HE (conga, timbales), ATM35 (toms, sax, trumpet, trombone), and ATM35cW with AEW-T1000 UniPak wireless transmitter (saxophone).
Mitch Maketansky returned as Audio Coordinator this year, organizing and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Recording specialists Effanel Music, the company responsible for both recording the program and mixing the broadcast, deployed its remote truck with Grammy Award winner John Harris as Lead Engineer, mixing the event’s audio onsite, and Jay Vicari acting as Mix Engineer for the broadcast.