New York (March 26, 2007)–For the 10th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony; A-T supplied over 100 mics to capture the audio for the annual musical event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Scorpio and Grandmaster Flash of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five performed with A-T’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage.com. The 22nd annual induction ceremony of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was held on March 12, 2007, with inductees including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen. The show was broadcast live on VH1 Classic, and for the first time, streamed live on the Internet at www.Spinner.com.
Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals on performances by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (Kid Creole, Cowboy, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Mr. Ness, Raheim), Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar, The Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector, and bandleader Paul Schaffer. Other microphones on the event included Audio-Technica’s AE2500, AE5400, AT4047/SV, AT4050, AT4054, AT4055, AE5100, ATM23HE, ATM25, ATM350 and ATM610.
Mitch Maketansky returned as Audio Coordinator this year, organizing and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Remote recording specialists XM Productions/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, while Jorge Silva was the Production Mixer. In addition, Dave Natale was Front-of-House (FOH) Engineer and Tom Holmes was the Monitor Mixer.
John Harris remarked, “Audio-Technica has been a mainstay at high profile award shows and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is no exception. A-T continues to be my go-to brand of microphone because of the audio quality, reliability and consistency from mic to mic. When you’re doing a complex production like this, having group of products with the sound quality and dependability of A-T provides a level of comfort for both the mixers and artists–and that is very important.”